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Round-up: WETTEST COUNTY now called LAWLESS; Carlos Miranda joins BLING RING; Shepard Fairey may produce 1984

Joshua Brunsting

March 22nd, 2012

Over the span of a week, a few stories may slip by the wayside.  This post is here to wrap a few of those up, so let’s jump right into it.

First up, The Weinstein Company has announced (hat tip to The Playlist) that their upcoming John Hillcoat film, WETTEST COUNTY, starring Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf, has been re-named LAWLESS.  Taking a bit of thunder from the upcoming Terrence Malick film of the same name, the film will bow on August 31, and is arguably one of 2012’s most intriguing projects.

Hit the jump for new updates on Sofia Coppola’s BLING RING and who may be producing a new take on the classic story ‘1984.’

Next, Variety reports that Carlos Miranda (best known for a turn in last year’s WARRIOR) has joined the cast of Sofia Coppola’s upcoming film, THE BLING RING. Starring Taissa Farmiga, Leslie Mann and Emma Watson, the film follows the story of a group of teens who burglar nearly $3 million in jewelry and cash from homes in LA. Coppola is just the right name to take on a project like this, so this is definitely one to keep an eye on.  I’m not too familiar with Miranda’s work, but it’s a project that should launch him right into the stratosphere.

Finally, THR reports that a new adaptation of George Orwell’s novel, ‘1984’ is on its way, and that iconic designer Shepard Fairey, whose brand Obey is very much influenced and inspired by the novel, may produce the project.  No other information has been released, but this is definitely going to be a hot commodity, as the book may be as influential and impactful as ever.

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