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Friday, August 14, 2009

P a p e r / C u t s

When Hollywood needs ideas, it turns the page...

Graham Greene will once again be adapted for the big screen, this time from his novel Brighton Rock.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

"British actress [Andrea Riseborough] will play the female lead opposite Sam Riley in the pic based on the Graham Greene novel....[The story] centers on a small-time gangster who kills a rival and finds his life in turmoil as he faces blackmail threats from a waitress (Riseborough) who knows about the murder."

The most famous Greene adaptation is Carol Reed's version of The Third Man -- which you can now purchase along with the book for 25% off!

(Check out all our Criterion DVD/book bundle discounts!)


With the release of Inglourious Basterds mere weeks away, one might wonder what Quentin Tarantino has lined up as his next project.

Yahoo offers up a few insights from the man himself:

"One of the things I am musing about doing is the trilogy of Len Deighton books, Berlin Game, Mexico Set and London Match. The story takes place in the Cold War and follows a spy name Bernard Samson. What is attractive is the really great characters and the wonderful opportunities of British and German casting."

And if you can't wait for Inglourious Basterds to hit the screen -- why not pick up a copy of the screenplay today!

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