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Directors: Bruno Dumont, Martin Campbell And Katie Holmes Line Up New Projects

Directors: Bruno Dumont, Martin Campbell And Katie Holmes Line Up New Projects

After taking something of a left turn with his latest, the lighthearted TV miniseries “P’tit Quinquin,” Bruno Dumont is moving in yet another interesting, unforeseen direction. The filmmaker is sticking in the world of TV, preparing a musical titled “Jeanette” for the channel Arte. It is about the childhood of Joan of Arc, and is based on the works of writer Charles Péguy, who wrote poetry and plays about the religious figure and “her personal struggle to come to terms with evil and her despair regarding the coming of God’s kingdom.” If anyone can pull off a musical about that, we suppose it’s Dumont. [Telerama]

Hunter Killer” has hooked many directors over the years—Antoine FuquaPhillip NoyceMcG and Steven Quayle—without actually being made, and now Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale“) is the latest to come in through the rotating doors of the forever developing movie. If it actually films this time, it tells the tale of “a renegade Russian military leader pushing the U.S. to the brink of a nuclear confrontation and shattering a decades-old peace agreement between the two former enemies. Cut off from all outside communication, a submarine commander and an elite Navy special forces unit are all that stand between the Russian assault and all-out war.” Campbell hasn’t made a movie since landing in director’s jail for “Green Lantern.” Could this be his ticket out? [The Wrap]

Katie Holmes will make her directorial debut with the adaptation of Annie Weatherwax‘s novel “All We Had.” She’ll also star in the film. Josh Boone of “The Fault In Our Stars” fame will write the script about “a mother and daughter struggling to stay out of poverty and find an unlikely home amid the quirky residents of small town America.” [The Wrap]

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