Warren Beatty Going in Front of and Behind the Camera for Next Film
We just recently heard that the veteran actor still has plans to direct a sequel to his 1990 comic book adaptation Dick Tracy, but it sounds like another project will put Warren Beatty behind and in front of the camera before that sequel ever happens. Deadline reports Paramount Pictures has set Beatty to star in and direct an untitled comedy. Oh, and wouldn't you know it, he also wrote the script and will produce the film as well. Though the plot is currently being kept under wraps, casting is apparently already underway with the movie expected to begin principal photography sometime later this year. More below!
This will be Beatty's first directing gig since turning in the 1998 political comedy Bulworth which is a pretty damn good film fro the late 90's. Before that Beatty also received plenty of praise by helming Heaven Can Wait and Reds which both garnered plenty of Academy Award nominations between them and even a Best Director win for the latter film. Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey says, "Warren’s script is quintessential Beatty, elegantly written and wonderfully entertaining. It is our privilege to have one of the great artists in the history of the film industry come home to Paramount.” Here's hoping we hear about the cast and the story sooner than later.
I'm sorry but I cannot comprehend giving Warren Beatty money. Sure Reds is a classic, but it is 25 years old. And Bullworth, while being funny at points, was obviously the product of a 50 year old white man, because goddamn if it didn't verge on racism constantly. At the end of the day, the man has coasted on his reputation as a Hollywood legend, while completely lacking a compelling output when compared to his peers.
Lebowski on Jun 21, 2011
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