J.J. Abrams to Produce Maya Forbes' Film 'Infinitely Polar Bear'
Recalling the happenings on ABC's "Lost" from creator J.J. Abrams, it's not entirely surprising that a film titled Infinitely Polar Bear has fallen in his lap. However, it's a bit surprising that the story of this new producing gig for Abrams doesn't have some mystery behind it. Instead, Pajiba reports the film is a drama about a bipolar man who attempts to hold onto his stability in order to take care of his two daughters while their mother does her best to start a career. The title seems a little silly knowing the plot, but I'm impressed with Abrams' projects that we wouldn't usually expect to see, like Morning Glory with Rachel McAdams.
Writer Maya Forbes (Monsters vs. Aliens, The Rocker) will make her directorial debut with this film, and she also wrote the script herself. Apparently Mark Ruffalo is one of the lead candidates to play the lead role of the bipolar man who is hospitalized and has to attempt to make amends with his two children and the wife that left him. With all these films Abrams is producing through his Bad Robot banner, and his current direction of Super 8, the filmmaker continues to be one of the hardest working talents in the industry. I'm certainly interested to see what other directions Bad Robot will take with their feature films in the future. How about you?