The film will examine the infamous abuse and torture of inmates held as suspected terrorists in the Iraqi prison located 20 miles (32 kilometres) west of Baghdad. The scandal was revealed in 2004 when photos of inmates being tortured were published around the world.
Sony Picture Classics will distribute.
Via Christine Kearney at Reuters, Edith and Little Edie are big fashion icons on the drag scene at the moment. Also, Albert Maysles will make a film documenting the making of the "Grey Gardens" musical.
My Enemy’s Enemy is an uncompromising, troubling and provocative journey into the history of Klaus Barbie, also known as "The Butcher of Lyon," the former Gestapo commander who terrorized Lyon and the surrounding region from November 1942 to August 1944. The film follows Barbie as he turns from Nazi war criminal to American counter-intelligence officer working for the very nations that once pursued him. This dark voyage, rife with government conspiracy and bloodshed, culminates in Barbie’s infamous 1987 trial when he is finally forced to face justice for his role as a perpetrator of Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’.
Also via Gregg Goldstein at the Hollywood Reporter, Lindsay Lohan will join the long line of troubled starlets playing troubled Tennessee Williams heroines â€” she’ll star in "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond," based on a long-forgotten Williams screenplay. Chris Evans, David Strathairn and Ellen Burstyn are also attached. In other drunken waifling casting news, Mischa Barton will star in a contemporary re-telling of "Alice in Wonderland" entitled (wait for it) "Malice In Sunderland." Simon Fellows will direct. Via Empire.
+ Abu Ghraib movie planned (HR)
+ Jackie O’s quirky kin subject of musical, movie (Reuters)
+ Weinsteins Acquire My Enemy’s Enemy (Coming Soon)
+ Obscure "Diamond" sparkles for Lindsay Lohan (HR)
+ Mischa Barton’s Malice In Sunderland (Empire)
+ After 20 years, ‘Withnail and I’ stars are reunited on screen (Independent)
+ Strand Releasing buys new films by Weerasethakul and Ming-liang (KFCC)