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Russell flies over to ‘The Grackle’

Russell, who just completed the troubled production of Nailed (Biel-Gyllenhaal), is in talks to direct the R-rated comedy The Grackle.

Hitchcock made plenty of folks afraid of the skies with The Birds, now it seems that the pesky grackle in the form of Matthew McConaughey will make its way to the screen with comedy director David O. Russell behind the lenses.

Russell, who just completed the troubled production of Nailed (Biel-Gyllenhaal), is in talks to direct the R-rated comedy The Grackle. Mike Arnold and Chris Poole’s script would feature a McConaughey who plays a barroom fighter in New Orleans who hires himself out for $250 to settle disputes for people who can’t afford a lawyer. Harsh language and quick fists are his weapons of choice.

New Line had picked up the spec script in 2006.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, 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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