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Novelist Dennis Lehane Tapped To Pen Remake Of 'A Prophet'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 29, 2013 1:40 PM
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Well this makes a certain kind of sense: Dennis Lehane, the Boston crime writer whose novels "Gone Baby Gone," "Mystic River," and "Shutter Island" have been successfully adapted into films (and whose sprawling 2012 historical novel "Live by Night" is about to be adapted by Ben Affleck), will now be the one adapting material, as he has been tasked with Americanizing the French crime thriller "A Prophet" for producers Neil H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe (via Variety). The original film was about a Muslim kid who becomes a crime lord in prison. But replacing "Muslim" with "Boston" should be easy enough.

'Gravity' Writer Jonas Cuarón To Pen Atlantis Movie, Dennis Lehane Tackling 'Silk Road' Saga & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 5:58 PM
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Can Jonas Cuarón do for the sea what he did for space? That's what Warner Bros. is hoping as they've tapped the "Gravity" co-writer for an equally ambitious project. Cuarón will take his pen to "The Lost City," a project that will be "a new take on the mythical underwater kingdom" of Atlantis. That has been a hot property around the WB lot, with Peter Jackson apparently eyeing it at one point, and it seems Cuarón is the guy they trust to get it moving. He'll have to work out a few things as he starts directing "Desierto" with Gael García Bernal next year, but it looks like Cuarón and WB are figuring out a way to make everyone happy.

Ben Wheatley Has Another New Project Set Up At HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2013 4:18 PM
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Oh, you think your schedule is busy? Well, Ben Wheatley is here to let you know how lazy you really are. Not only has he dropped three features in the past three years -- "Down Terrace," "Kill List" and "Sightseers" -- with another one coming in 2013 ("A Field In England"), he also helmed episodes of the Brit show "Ideal," and contributed a short to "The ABCs Of Death." And oh yeah, he's got a handful of projects in the cooker too with "Freakshift," "I, Macrobane," "Two For Hell" and the animated "Mega Evil Motherfuckers" all developing. So you might not think he'd have time to make an American sojourn. You would be wrong.

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