With her star Adepero Oduye set to team with Steven McQueen for his next project, Pariah director Dee Rees is looking to what she’ll helm next. After directing one of last year’s most well-realized indies, she has is already developing a few, including a South-set thriller titled Bolo for Focus Features and another film called Large Print, which follows an insurance adjustor in their 50s. But now Variety has another one to add to her slate.
Rees has been attached to direct the indie romance project This Man, This Woman, written by Eyes Wide Shut co-writer Frederic Raphael. Mike Lobell, who has produced films like Striptease, Tears of the Sun and the upcoming Coens-scripted Gambit remake, has been developing this film for nearly 20 years, which follows “a divorced couple struck by tragedy who find themselves seated next to each other on an airplane, where they rekindle their relationship as they reminisce about what went wrong.”
Rees had such a controlled style for Pariah and fully succeeded at translating a specific environment to the screen that I’ve been interested to when she’ll officially sign for her next film. I like the concept above, especially if it takes place entirely in one location. Lobell and Rees, after striking off a relationship at a preliminary lunch, are currently looking for a cast and then will seek financing for the project.
Would you like to see this become the next film for Rees?
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