STUDIO GREENLIGHT: Jordan to Direct "The Informers"

the-informers-bret-easton-ellisVariety is reporting that Senator Entertainment (not exactly a studio) has hired Gregor Jordan to direct an adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel, The Informers. The Informers is a tale of sex, drugs, and violence set in 1983 Los Angeles that weaves together stories of rock stars, movie executives, and a vampire among others. Three other Ellis novels (American Psycho, Less Than Zero, and The Rules of Attraction) have already been adapted to the screen. However, The Informers is the first that he has written the adaptation. Gregor Jordan directed 2003’s Ned Kelly that had a great cast of Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts, and Geoffrey Rush. Orlando Bloom was also in the film, but I don’t consider his inclusion in a film’s cast make it great. Shooting will start sometime this summer.

Read the Variety article here.
Read about The Informers here.

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  • fanDoc13 May 12, 2007, 12:04 pm

    Starz has recently begun showing American Psycho in their lineup for May, and I had not seen it in a couple of years. When it was originally announced I was really excited about the story and concept. I was also glad when I read that the atrocious Leonardo DiCrapio dropped out and Christian Bale would take over the lead role (Bale is really one of the best male actors under 40 that are making Hollywood films). Bale didn’t disappoint in the role, but I remember being really disappointed in the film. Watching it again, though, I’m not as critical. Every piece of the puzzle didn’t come together – the directing really didn’t do justice to Bale’s acting. It was generic, plain. Perhaps purposely so – since the idea of the main character is that he’s soulless – but it just didn’t work, however I don’t think it completely fails in its purpose – it just doesn’t succeed. I’ll definitely stay on the lookout for The Informers.


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