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Michael Haneke's Latest, 'Flashmob,' to Begin Filming This Summer

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 27, 2014 at 12:20PM

Per Film Comment, Austrian auteur Michael Haneke is gearing up to shoot his next film, "Flashmob," this summer.
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Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke

Per Film Comment, Austrian auteur Michael Haneke is gearing up to shoot his next film, "Flashmob," this summer. 

Set partly in the U.S., the story focuses on various characters who meet via the internet and, as described by Haneke, "the fragile relationship between media and reality." Somehow these characters' relationships with one another, and their digital bond, culminates in -- you guessed it -- a flashmob by the film's end.

Well, count us excited for anything the great Haneke has up his sleeve. The Playlist points out that while there's been little reporting thus far on this new project, financing began shaping up while the director was in the midst of making 2012's "Amour," which would go on to win both the Foreign Language Oscar and the Palme d'Or.

No word yet on casting. But seeing as "this summer" is practically now, actors will no doubt be assembled/announced fairly soon.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.