September 6, 2013 - 10:12 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Pulitzer winner’s next directorial project starring Cate Blanchett will be presented to international buyers in Toronto by The Solution Entertainment Group, the company founders said, according to Deadline.
“Blackbird promises to be a nail-biting thriller in the hands of the talented David Mamet and the exceptional Cate Blanchett in the lead role. We’re delighted to be on board the project in Toronto,” said The Solution’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel.
David Mamet offers his own unique take on the JFK assassination in this thriller starring Cate Blanchett as a woman who begins to unravel a frightening conspiracy in the aftermath of the national tragedy. Upon learning that her grandfather, a notable Hollywood visual effects artist, has passed away, grieving Janet (Blanchett) heads to Los Angeles for his funeral. When Janet discovers that her late grandfather had been doing some clandestine work for U.S. special ops agencies on the side, her tireless quest for the truth puts her on the radar of some powerful figures who would sooner kill than see their secrets made public.
Blackbird is scheduled to start filming in Sydney in January.
David Alan Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director.
As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). As a screenwriter, he has received Oscar nominations for The Verdict (1982) and Wag the Dog (1997). Mamet's books include: The Old Religion (1997), a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank; Five Cities of Refuge: Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy (2004), a Torah commentary with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner; The Wicked Son (2006), a study of Jewish self-hatred and antisemitism; Bambi vs. Godzilla, a commentary on the movie business; and The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture (2011), a commentary on cultural and political issues.