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Catherine Hardwicke to direct DIAMOND

Joshua Brunsting

March 22nd, 2012

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From vampires and RED RIDING HOOD to a '60s gangster film, talk about a change of pace for one Catherine Hardwicke.

ScreenDaily is reporting that Hardwicke will direct DIAMOND, a London-set gangster film set in the 1960s, which is about as much as anyone knows at this point.  Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse will write the film, and it should shoot right after her upcoming erotic thriller PLUSH finally wraps.

Personally, while I loathed both TWILIGHT and RED RIDING HOOD, Hardwicke is nonetheless a talented filmmaker, as proven in films like THIRTEEN. There is a lot of potential here to make something really special, and the idea of seeing Hardwicke go so far out of her comfort zone is really quite thrilling. Hopefully this project will spark some newly found creativity within her, and we can all bask in some brooding ‘60s crime cinema.  Color this writer immensely excited for this director’s future.

What about you?

Source ScreenDaily

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