April 15, 2010

Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson to star in a posthumous Stanley Kubrick project!

Here's the story from Coming Soon:

Iron Man 2 co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell are attached to star in Lunatic at Large, based on an original story by novelist Jim Thompson and Stanley Kubrick.

Set in New York in 1956, the film tells the story of Johnnie Sheppard, an ex-carnival worker with serious anger-management issues, and Joyce, a nervous, attractive barfly he picks up in a Hopperesque tavern scene. There's a newsboy who flashes a portentous headline, a car chase over a railroad crossing with a train bearing down, and a romantic interlude in a spooky, deserted mountain lodge.

Chris Palmer will direct from a screenplay by Stephen Clarke.



  1. It certainly sounds like an interesting premise, and I'm a fan of both actors...

  2. Also, Stanley Kubrick seems to be popping up with films more often in death than in life, no?