Say what you will about his upcoming film, The Canyons, and whether or not it’s a mess, a film worthy of being overlooked by both Sundance and SXSW or a film that could become a cult classic in a split second, but writer/director Paul Schrader still has some pull out in the land known as Hollywood.
THR reports that the writer will be adapting an original story from Danish writer Anders Olholm, which will follow the story of a group of ad executives in New York.
The film is titled The Devil’s Right Hand, and sounds right up the multi hyphenates alley. Compared to films like The Firm and, yes, The Fugitive, the film sounds dark, thrilling and just the type of grimy drama that Schrader was put on this earth to write. It’s being shopped around at Berlin, and allegedly has found some buyers already, so expect a lot more from this film really quick.
It will star William Baldwin and Sarah Butler, and will shoot in May. No director has been hired.