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J.J. Abrams to Produce Maya Forbes' Film 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

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October 14, 2010
Source: Pajiba

J.J. Abrams

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?

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3 Comments

1

You have to remember that early in his career, Abrams also wrote the excellent dramatic film 'Regarding Henry' starring Harrison Ford. He does have these capabilities!

Rodion on Oct 14, 2010

2

In fact know that i think about it, this new film is suspiciously similar to Regarding Henry. Man with failing family life who is forced to re-evaulate his family life due to an 'illness' (Amnesia)

Rodion on Oct 14, 2010

3

Thanks for the shitty ending, J.J. LOST sucks. That is all.

lost troll on Oct 15, 2010

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