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James Mangold Directs Buster Keaton Biopic for the 20th Century - Deadline

James Mangold Directs Buster Keaton Biopic for the 20th Century – Deadline

except: With production running Indiana Jones 5 Stretch home hit, James Mangold He arranges his future dance card, with his attention now focused on a movie centered around one of Hollywood’s most iconic talents. Sources tell Deadline that Mangold and Twentieth Century Studios A project about the life of a director and comedian is under development Buster Keaton, with Mangold set to direct and produce. The movie is taken from the book Buster Keaton: Cut to the chase By Marion Mead, executives made this topic a top priority as they met with writers to adapt the book.

American cinema icon, Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton was a pioneer in the early days of silent films and is considered to this day one of the greatest physical comedians in film history. His stunts are in such classics The general And the Sherlock Jr. It is still considered one of the most impressive pieces to make, cementing him as one of the founding figures in cinema history.

Mangold seems well suited to reviving Keaton’s story due to his ensemble to deliver his amazing stills in films like 3:10 to Yuma, Logan, Ford vs Ferrari and next Indiana Jones 5 In addition to providing stories balanced with rich character arcs, such as the previous autobiography of Johnny Cash, an Academy Award winner Walk the line.

The project also keeps him in the Disney family and 20th Century Studios, where he currently has a deal at first sight. Mangold’s relationships at number 20 go back to the time Hugh Jackman chose to take over management Wolverine Franchise business, which led him to direct werewolf And the Logan. After Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century, he was soon chosen by the studio and Steven Spielberg to take over as director. Indiana Jones 5, who is currently filming with Harrison Ford reprise the role of Jones.

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Mangold is represented by WME, Management 360 and Sloane Offer Weber & Dern. The book was commissioned by Echo Lake Entertainment on behalf of Robin Straus Agency.