Hazanavicious, who earnedhis first DGA nomination Monday, has chosen his next major project. It's a contemporary drama set in war-torn Chechnya, inspired by Fred Zinnemann's 1948 film "The Search." He tells Variety: "In the original film, the story revolved around a young boy who survived a concentration camp." His film will focus on "the special relationship between a woman and a young boy as well." The director's wife, Berenice Bejo (Peppy Miller in "The Artist") will play the lead, a woman who works for an NGO in Chechnya.
And yes, there will be both color and dialogue. [Variety]