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Brie Larson Engineers Trainwreck…Reteams with Radcliffe on McGrath’s “Brooklyn Bridge”

Months after appearing in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck (Universal releases this next summer), Screen Daily reports that Brie Larson is rejoining her costar in Douglas McGrath’s Brooklyn Bridge – a “monument” and father/son biopic about the architectural marvel and lifeline between the two biggest cities in the U.S. Also joining the Killer Films’ production, is the dozen plus project slate (in various stages of production) Ben Kingsley. Indie vet Christine Vachon is producing with Rose Ganguzza (both of them had previously worked on Kill Your Darlings — also starring Radcliffe). Production is set for spring 2015.

Gist: This follows a young, inexperienced engineer named Washington Roebling (Radcliffe), who is entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge after his father (Kingsley) passes away. Larson will play his wife, Emily — who would become a pivotal figure in the completion of the fourteen year project.

Worth Noting: A telling sign that better producers are there through thick and thin, Vachon was there in the trenches defending Douglas McGrath’s Infamous, which was infamously preceded by Miller’s Capote.

Do We Care?: If circa Gangs of New York, Italian/Irish/German immigrant era early 19th century New York City/Brooklyn is of topical interest then this human and architectural drama surely fits the bill. Hopefully digital components will be kept to a minimum.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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