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Gaspar Noé could be directing THE GOLDEN SUICIDES, a script by Bret Easton Ellis

Jessica Dorrell

by: Jessica Dorrell
May 16th, 2011

It's been a couple of years since we've had any news about THE GOLDEN SUICIDES, the script from Bret Easton Ellis. Ellis was hired in 2009 to pen the adaptation of "The Golden Suicides", which was originally published as a Vanity Fair article by Nancy Jo Sales. The last news piece that we had on it was that Gus Van Sant would be teaming up with Ellis on the script. There were also rumors attaching James Franco and Angelina Jolie to the script.

Screen Daily has reported that Muse Productions is now considering directors for THE GOLDEN SUICIDES, and one of the names being considered is Gaspar Noé, the force behind both IRREVERSIBLE and ENTER THE VOID. The Argentinian filmmaker both wrote and directed both films, which happen to be his only two full-length features.

According to The Playlist, the story follows "the mysterious suicides of artists Jeremy Blake, who’d collaborated with the likes of Beck and Paul Thomas Anderson, and Theresa Duncan, who killed themselves after allegedly being harassed by Scientologists." You can read the article via the Vanity Fair link above.

I think Gaspar Noé is definitely one of the more interesting choices for directing THE GOLDEN SUICIDES. Based on his track record of making extreme, semi-experimental films and the plot of the script, I think that this could work beautifully.

Hopefully, Ellis has another successful adaptation on his hands that he can file under AMERICAN PYSCHO or THE RULES OF ATTRACTION and will make us all forget about the less than successful adaptation of THE INFORMERS.

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