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‘Training Day’ Director Antoine Fuqua Taking on ‘Chicagoland’

Written by on May 10, 2012 

Antoine Fuqua seems like the busy man these days with various projects lined up, but that isn’t stopping him from adding another one to his filmography; Variety reports that the Training Day director has been hired to helm Chicagoland, a new heist film for New Line.

This project does seem to be somewhat of a hot commodity as Frost/Nixon‘s Peter Morgan penned the script, and once had Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) circling to direct. Details on the newest film are pretty slim as of now, seeing as all we know about is the “heist film” tagline. However, with Fuqua‘s schedule chock full, it’s hard to even determine when this movie will get made.

Although it seems he’s going to be directing every action/heist/thriller film for the next few years or so, one of his projects seems to be hitting the back-burner for now. We reported almost a year ago that he was developing an Eminem-led boxing drama titled Southpaw, but according to his rep, Dennis Dennehy, the rapper is focusing on his music career for the time being. I’m not sure how many people are really that heartbroken by this news. With or without this project, Fuqua seems to be maintaining a pretty good career in Hollywood while making some pretty mediocre movies. Good for him.

What do you think of Fuqua’s growing career? Would you like to see more from him?

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