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‘Attenberg’ Director Athina Rachel Tsangari Lining Up Screwball Action Thriller ‘White Knuckles’

'Attenberg' Director Athina Rachel Tsangari Lining Up Screwball Action Thriller 'White Knuckles'

An entire decade happened between Athina Rachel Tsangari’s first and second films, 2000’s “The Slow Business of Going” and 2010’s “Attenberg,” which we we loved. As quickly as she could, Tsangari went back behind the camera for this year’s “Chevalier.” Although that film still hasn’t premiered, the Greek director isn’t wasting time in setting up a follow-up.

The “Attenberg” director is planning a “screwball action thriller” titled “White Knuckles” that’s partially set in New York and “centers on two criminal sisters (a burglar and a bookkeeper) dealing with VAT fraud, amour fou, architectural infiltration, and electrically amplified fist fighting.” Uh, wowsers, yes. Tsangari is reportedly re-teaming with her “Attenberg” star, Ariane Labed, who won the Best Actress award at the Venice International Film Festival for that film.

Tsangari’s third directorial outing, the buddy comedy “Chevalier,” has its world premiere next month at the Locarno Film Festival and will hopefully come stateside on the circuit this fall. [via Little White Lies]

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