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Nicole Holofcener To Helm 'The Land Of Steady Habits' And More Director News

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 20, 2014 at 4:59PM

It's pretty much a crime that a year has gone by since "Enough Said" hit theaters, and the consistently underrated Nicole Holofcener doesn't have a ton of projects piled on her doorstep. Thankfully, it appears that some movement is finally happening on a new film, and hopefully it won't be too long until the director has another movie on the big screen.
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Nicole Holofcener The Land Of Steady Habits

It's pretty much a crime that a year has gone by since "Enough Said" hit theaters, and the consistently underrated Nicole Holofcener doesn't have a ton of projects piled on her doorstep. Thankfully, it appears that some movement is finally happening on a new film, and hopefully it won't be too long until the director has another movie on the big screen.

Author Ted Thompson revealed on his blog that Fox Searchlight has picked up the rights to his book, "The Land Of Steady Habits," published earlier this year, and that Holofcener has been tapped to write and direct. This is great news, and the Amazon synopsis sounds right up her alley:

Anders Hill, entering his early sixties and seemingly ensconced in the "land of steady habits"--a nickname for the affluent, morally strict hamlets of Connecticut that dot his commuter rail line--abandons his career and family for a new condo and a new life. Stripped of the comforts of his previous identity, Anders turns up at a holiday party full of his ex-wife's friends and is suprised to find that the very world he rejected may be one he needs. Thus Anders embarks on a clumsy, hilarious, and heartbreaking journey to reconcile his past with his present. More info on this one soon, please.

Deadline reports that Niels Arden Oplev ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," "Dead Man Down") will direct the USA Network pilot "Mr. Robot." It follows "Elliot, a young programmer who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them." We don't know what that means either.

THR reports that "Kung Fu Panda" helmer John Stevenson will get behind the camera for the animated "Noah's Ark." Unlike Darren Aronofsky's depress-a-thon, this comedy is "a reworking of the biblical tale from the animals' point of view, following an outcast aardvark named Gilbert who must leads a ragtag group of creatures to the ark in time to escape the flood." Hold the door, Noah!

This article is related to: Nicole Holofcener, The Land Of Steady Habits, Niels Arden Oplev, John Hughes, John Hughes, John Stevenson, Noah's Ark


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