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Jung & Freud next for Cronenberg

After years of filming strictly in Canada – David Cronenberg has found out the the way to go is with co-production money, hence his next project takes him to Europe once again. This time he shoots in Germany – commencing later next year with Crash producer Jeremy Thomas, the Canadian filmmaker will draft a film from a stage play.

The Talking Cure is an adaptation of Christopher Hampton's play, this follows the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, and their complicated relationships with a brilliant and beautiful patient, Sabina Spielrein.

Thomas will produce for his Recorded Picture Company, with sister company HanWay Films handling sales.

A curious note from Screen Daily is Hampton, who is tipped as an Oscar nominee for his adaptation of Atonement, first presented the play in London in 2003. Ralph Fiennes, who starred in Cronenberg's Spider, played Jung on the London stage. It's safe to say we'd love to see Cronenberg work with Fiennes again – perhaps a Viggo and Ralph project is in the cards?



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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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