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Veteran Stage Director George C. Wolfe Signs Up To Helm Hilary Swank Drama 'You're Not You'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 26, 2012 at 7:49PM

George C. Wolfe is one of those black directors who's been in the game for years, even though his name is rarely mentioned on new project short lists. That's maybe because he's likely best known for his stage directing work - from Jelly's Last Jam, to Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, to Topdog / Underdog, A Free Man Of Color, and more.
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George C. Wolfe

George C. Wolfe is one of those black directors who's been in the game for years, even though his name is rarely mentioned on new project short lists. That's maybe because he's likely best known for his stage directing work - from Jelly's Last Jam, to Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, to Topdog / Underdog, A Free Man Of Color, and more.

He's a multiple Tony Award nominee and winner.

His last attempt behind the camera directing a feature film was the 2008 drama/romance Nights In Rodanthe, which starred Richard Gere and Diane Lane. Before that, he directed the TV movie, Lackawanna Blues in 2005, which starred S. Epatha Merkerson.

So, really, Nights In Rodanthe was his first, and, thus far, only feature film released theatrically. 

With this evening's news, it looks like he'll have his second.

Wolfe has signed up to direct Hilary Swank in a drama titled You're Not You.

Synopsis:

Bec is adrift. It's the summer before her junior year in college. She's sleeping with a married professor, losing interest in her classes, and equivocating about her career. She takes a job caring for Kate (Swank), a thirty-six-year-old woman who has been immobilized by ALS. As it turns out, before the disease, Kate was a stylish and commanding woman, an advertising executive and an accomplished chef. Now, as she and Bec spend long days together, Bec begins to absorb Kate's sophistication and her sensuality, cooking for her, sharing her secrets, and gradually beginning to live her own life with a boldness informed by Kate's influence. The more intense her commitment to Kate, the further Bec strays from the complacency of her college life. And when Kate's marriage veers into dangerous territory, Bec will have to choose between the values of her old life and the allure of an entirely new one.

The film is based on the novel of the same name by Michelle Wildgen.

Filming is set to begin in November, from a script penned by Shana Feste and Jordan Roberts, with Molly M. Smith, Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan producing.

Additional cast announcements haven't been made yet.

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