In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of master Dutch painter's Vincent Van Gogh passing, Golden Globe-winning Dutch producer 'Sir' Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Sin City,
HBO's “True Blood" )will executive produce a new biopic titled Van Gogh, an ambitious project set to be released in 2015. Rutger, whose career in film
expands over five decades, said of the film "I feel there is so much more to tell about 'the man who cut off his ear'. It will be a great adventure to
search for him in a contemporary film"
This will be the first English-language feature about the life of the painter since the release of Lust for Life in 1956, which starred Kirk Douglas as Van
Gogh. Furthermore, the film will be the first to focus on the tortured artist's entire life rather than only on the period after his mental illness fully manifested
“In preparation for the film, we have spent over five years doing extensive 'on the ground' research. We have traveled like 'Van Gogh detectives' to every
location and country where he lived, uncovering archives, historical documents and literally walking in his footsteps. We have also worked closely with our
international team of Van Gogh experts who are advising us on the film to ensure accuracy. Therefore, we feel confident that we have done the utmost
preparation possible to do justice in portraying the life of this extraordinary man.” says, Kira Madallo Sesay CEO of Kalliope Films and producer/writer of Van Gogh.
There is still no director or leading actor attached to the project as the production is seeking the ideal candidates to fill those roles in such an important film.
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