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Darren Aronofsky To Direct 'Unforgiven' Style Pic About George Washington

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 17, 2012 10:28 PM
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Well, he's already set to put his own spin on a famed Bible story with "Noah," so why not American history? That's right, Darren Aronofsky is about get presidential in a movie that won't be your standard biopic.

Variety reports that the helmer is attached to produce and direct an untitled movie penned by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. So what is it all about? Your guess is as good as ours, but apparently, the movie will be an "Unforgiven"-style look at the late, great president. And no, we don't know what that means either, but it appears it's one that Aronofsky is eager to set up, and it sounds kinda awesome. Paramount Pictures have first dibs on the project thanks to a first-look deal with the helmer, but if they don't pull the trigger this week, other studios will have a shot, and you can bet there will be a helluva lot of interest.

But even if a deal gets done, whether this will be next for Aronofsky remains to be seen. The helmer is not short on projects to choose from with the Jackie Kennedy story "Jackie," the half man/half robot pic "Machine Man" and the sci-fi tale "Human Nature" all brewing (and he was at one point attached to "Serena" with Angelina Jolie which is now being made by Susanne Bier with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence starring instead). But Aronofsky bringing his brand of directing to a story about George Washington? We're curious, to say the least.

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  • Kyle | April 18, 2012 4:30 PMReply

    so that Judy Garland story was true after all? haha

  • Hombre Gato | April 18, 2012 5:47 AMReply

    Are you sure they haven't confused this with the comicbook Martha Washington? Because that could potentially be the sixth Frank Miller related project that Aronofsky flirted with, bought dinner for, then lost interest in.

  • KT | April 18, 2012 12:15 AMReply

    Good grief, from one Kevin to another - proofread before you post.

  • rodie | April 18, 2012 12:15 AMReply

    I'm all for this...and the upcoming Lincoln film. It's about time Hollywood got off of WWII's and the 1960s nutsack and started telling interesting stories about other figures from American history. I've never seen a film about George Washington. Bring it on.

  • Ken | April 17, 2012 11:13 PMReply

    Well Noah isn't coming out til March 2014, I wonder if he could make this one after Noah and have it out before Noah

  • Jon | April 17, 2012 10:55 PMReply

    Holy **** theres some amazing screenwriters on this one.

  • Rob | April 18, 2012 3:26 AM

    From the visionaries that brought you "New York Minute"...

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