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'Whale Rider' Director Niki Caro To Helm Track & Field Drama 'McFarland'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 11:07 AM
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After the poorly received Charlize Theron-starrer “North Country” and the even more poorly received/barely-distributed 2009 film “The Vintner’s Luck,” it looked like Niki Caro had used up all of the goodwill earned from her Oscar-nominated breakthrough film, “Whale Rider.” That’s saying something, too, as people loved “Whale Rider.” Miraculously, Caro has avoided director jail, and not only recently managed to line up a Maria Callas biopic, but now Disney wants her to helm the track and field drama “McFarland.”

'Whale Rider' Helmer Niki Caro To Write And Direct Film About Opera Legend Maria Callas

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 27, 2011 3:50 AM
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New Zealand helmer Niki Caro is set to tackle writing and directorial duties for "Callas," a film about the life of legendary opera star Maria Callas based on Alfonso Signorini's book "Too Proud, Too Fragile"

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