All Shooting New Projects
Compiled by Kevin Drefuss
>> Soderbergh Readies New Production
Director Steven Soderbergh (“Out of Sight”) is gearing up production on
his next project, “The Limey,” in Los Angeles. The $10 million Artisan
Entertainment film was written by Lem Dobbs (“Kafka”) and stars a
veritable kaleidoscope of 1970s stars, including Peter Fonda (“Uli’s
Gold”), Ann- Margaret (“Grumpy Old Men”), Terence Stamp (“The Adventures
of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”) and Lesley Ann Warren (“Killing Mrs.
Tingle”). It is the story of a British ex-con who comes to Los Angeles
to avenge the death of his daughter, and soon finds himself trapped in a
world of glamour, glitz and crime.
>> Taymor Shoots “Titus” In Rome
Celebrated, Tony Award-winning theater director Julie Taymor is set to
make her feature film writing and directing debut with “Titus,” an
adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” currently
shooting in Rome. The low budget film is produced by the Overseas
Filmgroup, and stars Jessica Lange (“Cousin Bette”), Anthony Hopkins
(“The Edge”), Linda Reisman (“Affliction”) and Angus MacFadyen
(“Braveheart”). Shakespeare’s tale is an early effort, and tells the
tragic story of Titus Andronicus, who returns from Rome a war hero. But
the end of his euphoric reception and celebration comes all too soon as
new waves of unending violence take over with irresistible force.
>> Lisa Krueger Lensing Follow-up To Sundance Hit “Manny & Lo”
Lisa Krueger, writer-director of “Manny & Lo,” is currently beginning
production on her sophomore film, “Committed” for Miramax. The film
stars Casey Affleck (“Good Will Hunting”), Luke Wilson (“Bottle Rocket,”
“Home Fries”) and Heather Graham (“Boogie Nights”), and tells the story
of a young woman who hits the road searching for the no-good husband who
left her flat. When she finally tracks him down and tries to patch
things up…that’s right…hijinx ensue.