Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Richard Linklater close to new project

Don't count on Richard Linklater to make his college film--the one he said was a sort of "spiritual" sequel to Dazed and Confused. Word is the funding never materialized. Now Variety reports that Linklater is close to signing on for something called Liars (AE). Written by Emma Forrest, it's a "romantic comedy about a woman who, on the way to President Obama's inauguration, retrieves lost items from her ex-boyfriends."

It's a re-pairing for Linklater with producer Scott Rudin, the guy known for throwing telephones at his assistants. He and Linklater previously teamed up on School of Rock. Rudin also was behind both There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men, the dueling Best Picture Oscar nominees that both shot in Marfa.

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