2007 had an overwhelming amount of incredible films. One of the highlights was the “indie musical” Once. Directed by John Carney, the film went on to win the Oscar for best original song as well as gross over $9 million just in the US, an impressive feat for just a $150,000 budget. Since 2007, Carney hasn’t been in the spotlight, but he has been busy. He shot a low-budget comedy Zonad, based on a short film he made in 2003 (which actually starred Cillian Murphy). Zonad is getting a release in Ireland in March, but will likely never see US theaters. Carney has a new project though.
The Irish Times (via The Playlist) is reporting Carney is set to direct Town House, based on a novel by Tish Cohen and is “about a man who lives with his teenage son in a historic Boston townhouse that he inherited from his rock star father. With royalties from his father’s work dwindling, the man is forced to come to terms with his life… and a call girl strikes up a friendship with the man.” It is reported that Zach Galifianakis and Amy Adams are attached with a script by Doug Wright (writer of the unmade Bunny Lake Is Missing). Ridley and Tony Scott‘s Scott Free company will produce.
Town House will start production in August.
Did you like Once? What do you think about Town House?