Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Bogdanovich Adapts To The "Turn Of The Century"

According to reports, Peter Bogdanovich will direct and co-script with writing partner Parish Rahbar, an adaptation of author Kurt Andersen's 'scathingly funny' 1999 novel "Turn of the Century."

The Das Films feature will shoot in New York City.

Set in February 2000, "Turn Of The Century" follows 'George Mactier', who has parlayed a Newsweek magazine writing job into a PBS documentary, leading to a $16,575-a-week job as a producer at the sinister 'MBC Network'.

Mactier's series, titled "Narcs" is a mix of fact and fiction in which actors get to participate in real drug busts, getting all the best lines because they are working from scripts. In one sequence, an arrested dealer, also turns out to be an Actors Equity member (thanks to a gig in the musical "Rent"), so he gets union scale for his 'appearance' in the series and a recurring role.

Meanwhile Mactier's wife 'Lizzie Zimbalist', a brilliant software entrepreneur with insights into the coming century, earns recognition from both Mactier's boss and Microsoft, leading to unexpected complications.

Bogdanovich recently won a Grammy for directing the music doc "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream".

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