With Wes Anderson and Noam Baumbach producing, and a top drawer cast coming together including names like Owen Wilson, Olivia Wilde, Brie Larson and Jason Schwartzmann, Peter Bogdanovich is set for a nice comeback with the upcoming screwball comedy "Squirrel To The Nuts." While that's cooking, though, the writer-director evidently has another project in the works that's a little more serious and will reunite him with a former collaborator.
Bogdanovich's absence from the silver screen since 2001's "The Cat's Meow" saw him tackle a few projects on television which included the Pete Rose telepic "Hustle" starring Tom Sizemore and, despite critical indifference to that feature, the actor evidently impressed Bogdanovich enough to earn a re-teaming on upcoming addiction drama, "John Ledger."
Even with "Squirrel To The Nuts" front and center, this latest project sounds a little way off as the "Paper Moon" and "The Last Picture Show" writer-director is currently working on the script with Joey Camen. The story, however, will follow a car salesman from Southern California who battles his sex addiction while trying to maintain a normal life with his wife and teenage son. So "Shame" except an protagonist twenty years older, minus the gloriously troubled sister and add a wife and son as well? We'll see.
Financing still needs to come together on the project which is being produced by Polimedia Films folks Charles Lago, Gabrielle Lui and Chris Johnson alongside scribe Camen. But it could mark an interesting avenue for Bogdanovich, and we'll be interested to see how this develops. Variety]