James Schamus Adds Trio to Directorial Debut ‘Indignation’

James Schamus Adds Trio to Directorial Debut 'Indignation'

James Schamus has aced several careers so far, including screenwriter (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), studio head (Focus Features), published author (“Carl Theodor Dreyer’s ‘Gertrud’: The Moving Word”) and Columbia film professor. 

Now, after helming two shorts, he’s adding feature director to his list. Schamus is directing the 50s drama “Indignation,” which he is adapting from the Philip Roth novel. Principal photography starts this week in and around New York City.

Logan Lerman stars as Marcus Messner, the idealistic son of a humble kosher butcher (Danny Burstein) and his wife (Linda Emond) from Newark, New Jersey. When Marcus attends college in Ohio, he falls for a beautiful but troubled girl (Sarah Gadon), and gets into a confrontation with the school administration and its dean (Tracy Letts) over its sexual politics.

“Indignation” will be produced by Likely Story and Symbolic Exchange Productions in co-production with RT Features and X-filme. Producers are Anthony Bregman, James Schamus and Rodrigo Texeira. Stefanie Azpiazu, Avy Eschenasy, Lourenço Sant’Ann, Logan Lerman, and Jonathan Bronfman are executive producers.  FilmNation is handling international sales. 

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Schamus has yet to disappoint in his many reincarnations and Logan Lerman is arguably the finest young active actor under 25 right now in Hollywood. Looking forward to this new project

Anon

James Schamus and Bregman always turn out quality films. Indignation is something to look forward to – and with Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Emond and Burstein in the mix – we are in for an acting showcase. Perhaps for the first time a Philip Roth film adaptation will satisfy fans of his work

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