Pop. 1280 (TBD)

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Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Favourite) next film will be Pop. 1280 by the book of the same name. The book is said to be a longtime favourite of the filmmaker, there’s no denying the somewhat timely nature of the material. Published in 1964, the novel from the Killer Inside Me author focuses on another corrupt cop, but with a nastier sense of humor. Pop. 1280 centers on Sheriff Nick Corey, a self-serving man with an impossible appetite for indulgence who uses his knack for bringing out the worst in people to manipulate the folks around him and ensure he wins the next election.
Lanthimos will write, direct and produce. Element Pictures will produce with Imperative and Lanthimos, in association with Discovery Productions. Pop. 1280 will be the fourth collaboration for Lanthimos and Element Pictures’ producers Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney (Room), who worked with the filmmaker on The Favourite, Killing of a Sacred Deer, and The Lobster. Ryan Friedkin of Imperative Entertainment and John Alan Simon of Discovery Productions will also produce, with Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas of Imperative Entertainment, Micah Green and Dan Steinman of 30WEST, Elizabeth Karr of Discovery Productions, Ilene Feldman, and Jon Levin executive producing.

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Nomis wrote:
February 23rd, 2019, 7:54 am
Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Favourite) next film will be Pop. 1280 by the book of the same name. The book is said to be a longtime favourite of the filmmaker, there’s no denying the somewhat timely nature of the material. Published in 1964, the novel from the Killer Inside Me author focuses on another corrupt cop, but with a nastier sense of humor. Pop. 1280 centers on Sheriff Nick Corey, a self-serving man with an impossible appetite for indulgence who uses his knack for bringing out the worst in people to manipulate the folks around him and ensure he wins the next election.
Lanthimos will write, direct and produce. Element Pictures will produce with Imperative and Lanthimos, in association with Discovery Productions. Pop. 1280 will be the fourth collaboration for Lanthimos and Element Pictures’ producers Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney (Room), who worked with the filmmaker on The Favourite, Killing of a Sacred Deer, and The Lobster. Ryan Friedkin of Imperative Entertainment and John Alan Simon of Discovery Productions will also produce, with Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas of Imperative Entertainment, Micah Green and Dan Steinman of 30WEST, Elizabeth Karr of Discovery Productions, Ilene Feldman, and Jon Levin executive producing.
Oh that's interesting !

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Always down for a new Yorgos film, but this plot specifically sounds good for him. I'll have to read the book too. Interested to see if he'll reuse any of the actors of his recent films or (Colin Farrell, Olivia Colman...) or if he'll go for some new talent.

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Based on the book what’s the age range and type of actor for the lead?

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The book was adapted in France by the great French director Bertrand Tavernier (who is kind of our local Scorsese when it comes to help releasing old films in DVD: for example he organised distribution of all old classics from Ealing Studios like Kind hearts and coronets)
The two leads in the adaptation were Philippe Noiret and Isabelle Huppert. Tavernier had moved the story from the southern states in USA to french colonies, and made a wonderfully dark and immoral comedie, kind of in the vein of Kind hearts and coronets or The trouble with Harry, in the way it gets both funnier and more disturbing as the story moves on, the way it is a very violent critic of a certain society (french colonialism on the eve of WW2), but Tavernier adds some more metaphysical passages.

I think Noiret was perfect for the part. I think Phoenix or Driver would be good match for Lanthimos. Driver has this ability to be funny and dark, weak and threatening and to play weird characters that elude our moral judgement.

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