Thursday, February 7, 2008

David Mackenzie to Direct First US Film, Will Star Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Great news today as Screen Daily is reporting that as his "Hallam Foe" follow-up, David will direct his first US film "Spread" starring Ashton Kutcher and Jennifer Jason Leigh. According to the article

"Ashton Kutcher will play a serial LA womanizer," with Jennifer Jason Leigh to portray "a lawyer who is ditched by Kutcher’s character."

The screenplay is by Jason Dean Hall (noted by Variety as a screenwriter to watch). "Jason Goldberg serves as producer and Aaron Kaufman of Barbarian Films is financing the project.This is the second Kutcher project on Voltage's slate after the romance Personal Effects, which also stars Michelle Pfeiffer and is currently in post-production." More casting announcements are due at Berlin film festival this week.

So this verifies what David told Ted late January about trying to set up a film in LA. Indeed! NO idea if Sigma will be involved in much more of a fashion with this project, but production is set to begin in LA February 25....Wonder if David needs any runners for the shoot..hmmm....Road trip! :D

Bonus Links:
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