NEIL LABUTE TO DIRECT & WRITE AN ADAPTATION OF THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY

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FROM VARIETY

NEIL LABUTE will write and direct an adaptation of THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY, CHARLES WILLEFORD’S crime novel set in the world of modern art. WILLIAM HORBERG (THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY) will produce.

The project reteams the director and producer after the duo worked on the remake of DEATH AT A FUNERAL.

“We had a great experience making DEATH AT A FUNERAL together for SCREEN GEMS and were looking for something else to do together,” commented Mr. Horberg.

“We discovered that we were both big Willeford fans.”

CHARLES WILLEFORD’S novel, set in Palm Beach, centres on a corrupt art critic’s attempts to finagle an interview with a legendary but reclusive French painter.

Mr. Horberg noted that he was an associate producer on MIAMI BLUES, another Willeford adaptation, bringingh the project to JONATHAN DEMME at the start of his career. He has also been responsible for production on COLD MOUNTAIN and MARRIED LIFE, as well as executive producing MILK.

NEIL LABUTE’S directing credits include IN THE COMPANY OF MEN, YOUR FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS, POSSESSION and THE SHAPE OF THINGS.

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