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We Need To Talk About Kevin in 2010

There is some movement in the We Need To Talk About Kevin dossier. In development since 2006, here is one more piece of goods news: the production wheels for Lynne Ramsay are turning. Smelling that the production is underway (Tilda Swinton was added to the project during Cannes), Screen Daily reports that distributor Artificial Eye (a world cinema specialist in the U.K) has bought the rights.

There is some movement in the We Need To Talk About Kevin dossier. In development since 2006, here is one more piece of goods news: the production wheels for Lynne Ramsay are turning. Smelling that the production is underway (Tilda Swinton was added to the project during Cannes), Screen Daily reports that distributor Artificial Eye (a world cinema specialist in the U.K) has bought the rights. While no date has been given for production, the “early next year” means we can expect to see a completed film sometime during TIFF and Venice season.

Ramsay hasn’t made a feature length film since 2002’s Morvern Caller (which I expect to see on a couple of these decade lists). It took a second viewing for me to get something out of Caller, but I’m an unconditional fan of her first film Ratcatcher, so its been an extremely long wait for cinephiles with this book adaptation.

Co-scripted by Ramsay and writer Rob Festinger, this is an adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s prize-winning book which follows Kevin and his mother, Eva (Swinton). After Kevin goes on a killing spree just days before his 16th birthday, Eva is forced to question whether she ever loved her son and how much she is to blame for what he did. 

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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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