Anderson & Baumbach Producing Peter Bogdanovich's Next Film
The truly original and eccentric filmmakers Noah Baumbach (right) and Wes Anderson (middle) have previously collaborated with stupendous results. Baumbach scripted Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Fantastic Mr. Fox and their styles couldn't have meshed any better. Now the two are teaming up again, but this time as producers. In a new interview with the National Post (via The Playlist) director Peter Bogdonavich (The Last Picture Show) revealed a few new projects he's working on including a screwball comedy called Squirrel to the Nuts which will be produced by both Baumbach and Anderson. Read on!
Bogdonavich says the comedy is "about an escort, a theatre director and a private detective." His previous work like What's Up Doc already shows his love for similar screwball material so this sounds right up his alley. When you combine his comedic sensibilities with Baumbach and Anderson's unique style and comedy tastes, then you've got quite a project to look forward to in the future.
In addition, the adaptation of The Turn of the Century, a project we heard about back in February, is still very much in the cards. The screenplay for that project is already done, but it's unsure how soon he might tackle that or the aforementioned comedy. This is quite an amazing set of projects for a filmmaker who is getting up there in years. Of course, that's not stopping Clint Eastwood so why should that stop Mr. Bogdanovich from partaking in the mixture of two different generations of filmmakers? Interested?