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Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris Resurfacing Makes Us Ask: What Happened To These Five Directors?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 25, 2011 7:35 AM
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So after a five year absence, "Little Miss Sunshine" directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are returning with "He Loves Me Not," a whimsical-sounding project -- described as a mix of “Adaptation” and “Weird Science" -- written by actress Zoe Kazan that will star herself, her boyfriend Paul Dano and possibly Jeff Bridges if all goes well. This morning, Fox Searchlight announced it had picked up the picture and it would shoot later this summer. Finally!

Exclusive Details: Todd Field's 'Hubris' Is A Gangster Heist Tale Of Retribution & Revenge

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 21, 2011 9:59 AM
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Michael Mann's 'Big Tuna' Project Covers The Same Subject, But A Very Different StoryThree-time Oscar nominated actor/director/writer Todd Field ("In the Bedroom") has been missing in action for around five years now -- his last picture was 2006's "Little Children," which earned him his second Academy-Award nomination for writing (Best Adapted Screenplay with Tom Perrotta, the author of the book which the film was based on) -- but it's not for lack of trying. The triple threat had been toiling away on an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian" as produced by Scott Rudin for what felt like several years, but it appeared as if it was stuck in development hell. We've asked around and no one can give us a clear answer whether Field is still involved or not, but Rudin still owns the rights and James Franco has been angling for it of late (all signs point to no, frankly).

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