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Lookout For Scott Frank
It'll be his directorial debut

26 July 2005  |  Written by   

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As a writer he's been turning in material of a consistently high standard since he started back in 1988 (on TV's the Wonder Years). Scott Frank was the man behind the pen on Get Shorty, Out Of Sight and Minority Report, and even when the end product was less than on the bullseye (Heaven's Prisoners and Malice, we're looking in your direction) the evidence was always there that the script work was solid. Well ok, maybe Dead Again was a twist too far, but you get our drift.

Good news arrives today that Scott is being granted his first shot at direction. He's going to take control of one of his own stories, The Lookout, which concerns itself with a mentally impaired ex-athlete who now works as a cleaner in a bank, and gets talked into being part of a robbery.

The story has been on paper since 1997, but it's not like Frank was pulling a Clint Eastwood-with-Unforgiven and held onto it, waiting for the right moment. Far from it – the project has apparently been associated with a string of stars and directors, including Leonardo Di Caprio, Ryan Gosling, Sam Mendes and David Fincher, but now Scott has chosen his leading man – Jopseph Gordon-Levitt (who you may remember from such youthful performances as Cameron in 10 Things I Hate About You, as Demi Moore's son in The Juror, and from TV's 3rd Rock From The Sun). Given the volume of A-listers who have so capably spoken his words, we'll be keen to see who turns up in the support roles.

Production is set to commence in the early part of 2006.

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