Martin Scorsese editing MARGARET to help get it to the big screen
For those who may not know, Kenneth Lonergan’s long-awaited return to cinema, following YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, has been just that. Really, really long in the wait.
The film stopped shooting back in 2005, yes 2005, and was put on the shelf for a cavalcade of reasons, primarily due to the fact that the film simply could not get a solid cut come its time in the editing room. Come 2010, Fox Searchlight revealed that they finally had a finalized cut, ready to bow sometime in 2011. However, it appears as though that’s not wholly true.
Film School Rejects discovered during an interview with Mark Ruffalo that Martin Scorsese has been brought on to “do a pass on it with Kenneth,” meaning that yes, Scorsese will be the next one to jump aboard and try to edit the hell out of this film which, for all intents and purposes, appears to need it desperately.
Personally, I think this is both great news, and also really bad news for those looking forward to this film. Of course, I’m excited to see what Scorsese can do in the editing docks for a film like this, but overall, it’s hard to get excited for a film that has gone through so much gestation.
The film itself stars Ruffalo, Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, and Olivia Thirlby, and follows a group of people dealing with the aftermath of a bus crash. It’s an interesting premise, so here’s to hoping this one can see a release relatively soon.
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