Peter Bogdanovich Welcomes the "Turn of the Century"

2/13/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Peter Bogdanovich will co-write and direct an adaptation of "Turn of the Century" for Das Films, says The Hollywood Reporter.

According to the Hollywood Reporter: Peter Bogdanovich will write and direct an adaptation of Kurt Andersen's 1999 novel "Turn of the Century" for Das Films. Bogdanovich's writing partner Parish Rahbar will co-write the screenplay.

Kurt Andersen's 1999 social satire novel, which opens in early new-millennium 2000, follows the MacTiers, a Manhattan power couple with three kids who are managing their troubled marriage in a world where BarbieWorld has opened in Vegas and Charles Manson's parole hearing is live on TV.

Bogdanovich is one of the best American filmmakers, directing films such as “The Last Picture Show," "The Cat's Meow” and “Paper Moon.” This will be Bogdanovich's first feature in a few years. His last film was the documentary on Tim Petty and the Heartbreakers--2007’s “Runnin' Down A Dream.” He also is known to do some acting, most notably as Dr. Melfi’s psychiatrist on “The Sopranos.”

Sriram Das and Melanie Shanley will produce. Filming kicks off next spring in New York City.

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