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'I Am Love' Director Luca Guadagnino To Tackle 'L.A. Confidential' Prequel 'The Big Nowhere'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 10, 2012 10:35 AM
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James Ellroy is pretty much the finest American crime novelist working, whose muscular, spare novels have long since made him countless fans not just among fans of the genre, but also more literary-minded readers. But in terms of screen adaptations, things have been more mixed. There was of course, "L.A. Confidential," one of the finest American films of the 1990s, and Ellroy wrote the first draft of last year's gripping cop drama "Rampart." But other adaptations, from 1987's James Woods vehicle "Cop" to Brian DePalma's atrocious "The Black Dahlia" have been disappointing.

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