Director: Olivier Assayas
Writer: Olivier Assayas
Producers: Charles Gillibert, Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Stuber
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Once a project that was set to be helmed by Todd Field, Assayas, not even fresh off bowing his 2014 feature, Clouds of Sils Maria, will be churning out his first feature to film in the US with this true crime story that suddenly seems even more lucrative now that he’s at the helm. Sure, Assayas has worked in English language films before—his latest film, along with Demonlover and Irma Vep feature a variety of languages, but we’re excited to see what names will populate his cast list in the coming year, as well as how his vision of Chicago’s underbelly will unfold.
Gist: Follows a group of small-time thieves who rob a man who turns out to be Chicago mafia boss Tony Accardo.
Release Date: We’re thinking we will see Assayas at Cannes in 2014—maybe we’ll see him two years in a row. Next: Our number 5 pick…
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