The Elephant Man is reissued David Lynchs masterpiece as a high benchmark

“The Elephant Man” is reissued: David Lynch’s masterpiece as a high benchmark

The tragic story of Joseph Merrick is filmed again. The producer behind u. a. “Shutter Iceland” and “Black Swan” and the acclaimed director Kornél Mundruczó face the task and possible comparisons with a masterpiece.

In the 19th century became Joseph Merrick notoriety when developed with him gradually more and more deformities and he were then placed at fairs as a “monster” on display. The tragic story was filmed in a celebrated play and then (regardless of) by David Lynch in his masterpiece “The Elephant Man”.

Now Kornél Mundruczó assumes the substance. Hungarian director, to whom we owe, among others, the outstanding drama “Underdog” (4 YESMOVIES.5 stars on .de) is here but focus on a short section in Merricks life: the last weeks and the unlikely love for a woman should take care of him.

is doing but to focus on a short section in Merricks life: the last weeks and the unlikely love for a woman is to take care of him.

An Oscar role

Among other things, Mike Medavoy ( “Shutter Iceland”, “Black Swan”) and David Dobkin ( “King Arthur”), the project will produce and we assume that the Hollywood stars will be available for the lead role snake. Finally, this is a role with which it automatically only once in the running for any film award. David Lynch’s version was then so also a total of eight nominations at the Oscars, including one for actor John Hurt. Although Lynch’s “The Elephant Man” was considered one of the great Oscar favorites, there was at the end of the way, but not one of the eight possible awards.

Last incidentally earned Bradley Cooper credit for the role of Joseph Merrick. He followed in the footsteps of, among others, David Bowie, Mark Hamill and Billy Crudup in which he end of 2014 / early 2015 then played the role on Broadway and again mid-2015 in London on the stage. There were a Tony nomination, virtually the Oscar of the theater industry.

Production to still untitled film version of Merricks life is to begin in June 2020 so still a little time left in the starring Search. A theatrical release date is not yet available.

Production to still untitled film version of Merricks life is to begin in June 2020 so still a little time left in the starring Search. A theatrical release date is not yet available.
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