Thursday, February 16, 2006

Spielberg Seeking Option for Loving Søren

Korrektiv Arts & Entertainment Newsflash
February 15, 2006

Stephen Spielberg is close to making a deal on a movie based on the love life of the 19th century Danish existentialist, Soren Kierkegaard. Inside sources stated earlier this morning that the director of Jurassic Park, Artificial Intelligence: AI, and Saving Private Ryan is attempting to purchase the rights to produce and direct an adaptation of Caroline Coleman O'Neill's theo-philosophical-historical romance novel, Loving Søren. This news follows a veritable storm of publicity surrounding Oprah's recent selection of the novel for her book club.

The amount of the option, a reputed $40 million, has not been verified.

"We've already contacted Elina Löwensohn about the lead," said Ima Fakir, a representative for Mr. Spielberg. "We think having a Romanian play a Danish debutante will provide all the chemistry we need." Ms. Löwensohn's previous credits include Six Ways to Sunday and a gymnast in an episode of Seinfeld. The actor for the leading role has not yet been determined, but rumors are circulating most heavily around George Clooney and Russell Crowe. "We think Crowe has demonstrated his ability to portray eccentric genius," said Ms. Fakir, in reference to the actor's performance in the 2001 film, A Beautiful Mind. "Although George Clooney certainly bears a closer physical resemblance to the Great Dane," she added, "not to mention that he's quite a deep thinker himself."


Blogger Matthew Lickona said...

Lordy, but Elina was pleasant to look upon in Hal Hartley's Simple Men....

12:17 PM  
Blogger Quin Finnegan said...

Funny you should mention Hal Hartley, because he's showed up on my culture radar a number of times in the last couple of weeks. Now I have even more incentive to watch his movies ...

Thanks for reading!

4:37 PM  

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