Neil LaBute and Aaron Eckhart Will Reunite for 'Geography of Hope'

May 6, 2011
Source: 24 Frames

Aaron Eckhart / Neil LaBute

Back in 1997 both filmmaker Neil LaBute and actor Aaron Eckhart made a splash onto the big screen with In the Company of Men, a film that was a festival hit at the time. Since then the two have worked together on films such as Tumble, Nurse Betty, Possession and The Wicker Man, but now the duo (who actually went to school together at Brigham Young University) are looking to work together yet again. 24 Frames reports LaBute and Eckhart will reunite for an indie called The Geography of Hope, and Ed Harris will also be along for the ride as well. LaBute also write the script himself as he's done often before.

The story, set in the 70's, will follow two crooks (Eckhart and Harris) who flee to Baja, Mexico, after a robbery in a San Diego convenience store goes bad. There they encounter several American women, and they find themselves torn between the impulse to grift the ladies and romance them. Apparently LaBute has been sitting on the script for a few years, but his other projects (his most recent being the unnecessary remake of Death at a Funeral with Chris Rock), kept him busy. It sounds like the film will shoot later this year, so maybe we'll see Eckhart and LaBute return to the festival circuit sometime next year. Though is films have been hit or miss, LaBute does know how to write a damn good script (his work on the stage also proves that), so I'm hoping for the best. What do you think?

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