March 25, 2010

Noah Baumbach decides on his next project!

Here's part of the story, from /Film (the whole article can be found here):

Noah Baumbach's latest film Greenberg is opening to fairly strong reception, and while there’s that word that he’s helping rewrite the heist film Tower Heist for Brett Ratner, I figured that it might be a moment before we heard anything for certain about Baumbach’s next directorial project.

But Baumbach is already signing to direct The Emperor’s Children, for producer Brian Grazer. Ron Howard was previously attached to direct from a script by Baumbach, but he’s handed over the reigns.

The Wrap has notes on the deal, saying that Eric Bana, Keira Knightley and Richard Gere are all attached to star. Howard will still produce with Grazer.

(This isn’t to be confused with the Vince Vaughn / Kevin James dramedy that we’ve recently reported Howard will direct. That should still be his next feature.)

Baumbach wrote the script for The Emperor’s Children based on Claire Messud’s 2006 novel of the same name. He wrote the script for Howard (as mentioned in Variety in 2007) and recently said he hoped to direct it. Wish: granted.

-Sounds like a great project for him...thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. He certainly sounds like a better fit for the material...