David O. Russell Handling “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”

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08.09.10 2 Comments

If you’re a film nerd, you might remember David O. Russell. The guy started out making acclaimed films, which is good when you have a reputation for getting into enormous fights with your stars on every set. Then he released a profoundly smug movie that treated freshman year philosophy as profound insights, and unsurprisingly, he dropped right off the map. His latest movie has been shut down four times because actors can’t stand him, or the crew hasn’t been getting paid. As it happens to be about the health care debate, this is probably best.

But apparently, in between getting shut down, he’s been working on various projects, and one of those is writing and directing the once-entertaining and now-tiresome “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, which everyone will still go see because the beautiful and charming Natalie Portman is in it. Also, Russell probably won’t be able to work some sort of self-righteous and tone-deaf political message into the proceedings. Fortunately, as his next project seems to be “Old St. Louis”, we’re sure his ego and inability to work with anybody will ensure that it gets handed to a director with better people skills, like, say, Otto Preminger.

[ via BleedingCool ]

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