David Mamet Pens Depression-Era "Come Back to Sorrento"

12/17/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Firefly and Bla Bla Bla Productions are teaming to produce a Depression-era script by David Mamet entitled "Come Back To Sorrento," says The Hollywood Reporter.

According to the site: The $10 million budgeted movie will be directed by Michael Worth ("God's Ears") with Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy and Rebecca Pidgeon all in negotiations to star.

Based on a novel by Dawn Powell and set during The Great Depression, the script details the story of a music teacher with a mysterious past. The teacher finds more than he expected when he travels to a small town in Ohio to teach music and comes to love a housewife seeking a long-forgotten dream.

Mamet is known for writing some of the most controversial and original plays and films over the past couple of decades, and this project seems to be the right fit. He wrote the play and the film adaptation of “Glengarry Glen Ross” and has been nominated for two Academy Awards for “The Verdict” and “Wag the Dog.”

The film is slated for production in 2010.

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