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

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 17, 2012 at 10:28PM

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.
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George Washington Darren Aronofsky

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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