Michael Shannon Directing New Drama Eric Larue

He is a part of the stacked solid for David O. Russell’s Amsterdam (yow will discover the primary trailer right here), however Michael Shannon can be planning to step behind the digicam for his directorial debut. He is placing collectively a movie adaptation of Brett Neveu’s play Eric Larue.

Neveu has tailored his personal work for the movie, and the story follows Janice, the mom of 17-year-old Eric, who shot and killed three of his classmates. As Janice faces a gathering of the moms of the opposite boys, and a long-delayed go to to her son in jail, the story turns into not in regards to the violence however about what we select to assume and do so as to survive trauma.

“Eric Larue has a lot to say about our nation, about the best way we strive (generally fairly ineptly) to cope with the trauma of residing right here, which is so insidious as a result of it doesn’t current itself overtly in concrete phrases more often than not,” Shannon tells Deadline. “Like most nice tales, Eric Larue performs on the macro and a micro degree concurrently. Once I learn the screenplay, I instantly knew I needed to direct it. I noticed it. I heard it. I may really feel it. And I needed to ensure that it acquired simply the appropriate contact in all its features, as a result of on the finish of the day, it’s an awfully delicate factor.”

Shannon has a historical past with the playwright and his work – Eric Larue premiered at Chicago’s A Pink Orchid Theatre in 2002, the place Shannon was a co-founder, and has directed a re-imagined model of Neveu’s play An Enemy Of The Folks. Initially written in response to the Columbine faculty capturing, the movie model is being labored up following the Parkland faculty capturing in Florida.

Subsequent up in performing phrases for Shannon is Bullet Prepare, which shall be out on 3 August.

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