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'The Machinist' Director Brad Anderson Is Looking For A 'Restart'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2013 3:01 PM
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Yeah, that headline is a bit snarky for a reason. When "The Machinist" arrived in 2004, it became an almost instant cult favorite and put director Brad Anderson on the map. But since then, he's yet to have a project match that level of acclaim (there's a reason all his new projects are always listed as "from the director of 'The Machinist' "). Let's face it, that Christian Bale flick hasn't aged very well (though the actor's transformation is still impressive) and Anderson hasn't really had the best trajectory either, going from the somewhat starry "Transsiberian," to the forgotten "The Vanishing On 7th Street" to what must be a nadir with this spring's "The Call." Sure, he's helmed some TV in between – "Fringe," "Boardwalk Empire" – but we're nearly a decade on from "The Machinist" folks....

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