Rachel Weisz Will Reunite with Fernando Meirelles for '360'
After working together on the romantic thriller The Constant Gardener, director Fernando Meirelles and actress Rachel Weisz will work together once again as Variety reports that the two will collaborate on 360, a drama from writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen). The story, based the 1900 play Reigen (a work that has inspired countless plays and films), scrutinizes the sexual morals and class ideology of its day through a series of encounters between pairs of people shown before/after a sexual encounter. Characters across all levels of society are featured to illustrate how sexual contact transgresses boundaries o class.
In the original story, consisting of ten interlocking scenes between pairs of lovers, each of its ten characters appeared in two consecutive scenes with one from the final scene, having appeared in the first. It's not clear if the film intends to have so many characters, but the concept sounds like a sexually charged version of Crash but hopefully without the melodrama. BBC Films is behind the project, but it's unclear how soon it will get off the ground. Meirelles last directed Blindness back in 2008 and while it wasn't as fantastic as I'd hoped, City of God still remains one of the best films from the last decade. His collaboration with Weisz on The Constant Gardener is certainly evidence of their fine work together, so their reunion combined with a script from the brilliant Peter Morgan should have great results. Interested?