OK, totally knock on wood…but eight crazy years after my co-writer Dror and I began writing our screenplay “Not Forgotten”, we are finally — at long, long last — in the home stretch.
We have the financing in place, we recently snared a really cool lead actor: “The Devil Wears Prada’s” baddie Simon Baker, and production is set to begin just after New Years in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Yeah!
Featured above is a screenshot of an article that appears in today’s Hollywood Reporter announcing the casting of Mr. Baker as our lead.
The Reporter got a few of the major plot details wrong — Simon’s daughter is kidnapped in the movie, NOT dead — but overall, it’s a pretty cool write-up. And at the end of the day, who cares what they write as long as this movie gets made?!
After eight years and far too many rewrites to count, you’d think I’d be dancing around a giant sombrero on the floor right about now — the movie is set partially in Mexico, I’m not just randomly hating on dancing Mexicans — but honestly, I’m still kind of in shock that this is finally happening.
Hmm…guess I’ll have to save the drunken Mexican hat dancing for Santa Fe.
You can read the entire Reporter write-up at: “www.hollywoodreporter.com”
Or check out the shorter Reuter’s blurb at: “www.reuters.com”
5 responses to “The Hollywood Reporter!”
Very cool! As they say in City of Heroes: “Gratz!”
Wow…has it really been eight whole years of rewrites? My, how time flies!
Very, very exciting times – congrats!! And, what a way to make YOUR first official entry into the “Make” category, without combining with another category. 😉
He filed it under “Make” because he’s making headlines! 🙂
But it doesn’t say she’s dead…it says she’s disappeared. I think…that was my understanding…Anywho, Congrats!!!
Tevana, I know…the Hollywood Reporter corrected their mistake in the online version (too late to fix the printed version that went out) on Friday afternoon, so now my post is totally outdated. Ha!
James, that’s hilarious about “making” headlines! I was thinking it was because I “made” the script, but I like your definition better! =)