In the grand tradition of HBO’s Californication, Shame, and the legacy of Tiger Woods, director and sometimes actor Peter Bogdanovich (Paper Moon, The Last Picture Show) will soon delve into the world of sex addiction. Variety reported that he’s set to direct John Ledger, an indie drama to be released through Polimedia Films.
Bogdonavich and scriptwriter, Joey Camen, are currently fine tuning the story of a southern California car salesman’s struggle with the disease and how it affects his relationships with his family and friends. The project – which is not fully financed yet – will be produced by Charles Lago, Gabrielle Lui and Chris Johnson, with Camen as a co-producer.
It was also revealed that Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Bringing Out The Dead) has signed on to play the title character and serve as executive producer. The role hits close to home with Sizemore, who in recent years has become better known for his abusive relationship with Hollywood madam, Heidi Fleiss, and public battle with drug addiction than for his acting career. The film marks the second time he’s worked with Bogdanovich since he played disgraced baseball legend Pete Rose in the TV movie, Hustle.
Are you ready for another sex addiction story? Do you think Peter Bogdonavich could do something new with the concept?
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