Sundance Break: Eliza Dushku secures Mapplethorpe bio rights

01.19.09 9 years ago

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Good buddy Marc Malkin over at Eonline reveals that Eliza Dushku, “Buffy the Vampire” favorite and star of Joss Whedon’s newest endeavor, “Dollhouse,” is co-producing a new movie about the life of acclaimed photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Dushku says her producing parters finalized a deal with the late artist’s estate this week.  Dushku’s brother, Nate Dushku, will play Mapplethorpe and the actress told Malkin, “Nate physically has an uncanny resemblance to Robert.  Some pictures are really eerie.”

Mapplethorpe is most remembered for his homoerotic black and white portraits.  Public displays of his work caused a number of first amendment controversies in the 1980s. 

Dushku will also serve as an executive producer on “Dollhouse.”  Now, why she’s actually in Park City?  Your guess is as good as mine, but the paparazzi aren’t complaining.

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