January 15, 2010

Does Kathryn Bigelow have another film she's interested in making?

Seems as such, according to this in The Hollywood Reporter:

The Golden Globes aren't the only thing that Kathryn Bigelow has riding this weekend.

The director, who has been riding high for the past year with "The Hurt Locker," will likely find out if she has another directing gig.

Bigelow is attached to direct "Held by the Taliban," a package out to studios Friday that aims to adapt a five-part New York Times series about David Rohde's experience as a captive of the Taliban in Afghanistan for seven months. (The reporter was kidnapped with two Afghan colleagues on Nov. 10, 2008, as they traveled to an interview with a Taliban commander outside of Kabul.)

Stephen Belber, who most recently wrote and directed the Jennifer Aniston comedy "Management," is attached to adapt, and Kennedy/Marshall is attached to produce. ICM put the package together.

Unlike other directors, who attach themselves to multiple projects after a hit movie, or a comeback, Bigelow has been patient and choosy with whom she partners. Since "The Hurt Locker" was released in June, she has attached herself only to "Triple Frontiers," a drug project set in South America that sees her reteaming with "Hurt Locker" writer Mark Boal.

-Both projects sound like they could be very interesting...thoughts?


  1. After The Hurt Locker, I have faith in any project she's attached to...

  2. I'm not sure of the age of David Rohde, but I think Tim Robbins could be fantastic for this. I'm not sure why I thought of him, but he's a remarkable talent and its been a while since he's had a great part to work with.


  3. He's currently 42, so I think they're aiming younger, but Robbins is a great talent, indeed.