‘Lambs’ Duo Foster, Demme May Reunite
Paramount Pictures and producer Scott Rudin have set Richard Price to script an original idea that is designed to reteam Oscar-winning “Silence of the Lambs” director Jonathan Demme with Jodie Foster.
Demme will work with the producer and scribe to fashion the film specifically for the actress.
The project is untitled. Sources loosely describe it as a thriller that occurs in a modern urban setting. Price, whose screen credits include “Sea of Love” and “Clockers,” just completed his novel, “Samaritan,” which is being published later this year by Knopf. Price is doing the scripted adaptation of that book for Paramount and Rudin, as part of a $2 million film deal.
Rudin and Price have a history together that goes back to when Rudin did the casting on the screen version of Price’s novel “The Wanderers,” and Rudin and Paramount are getting close to the starting line on an adaptation of Price’s acclaimed novel, “Freedomland.” Price also just turned in his series creation “R.I.P.S.,” a drama pilot he’s exec producing with Mark Johnson for CBS which is a Dirty Dozen-type drama.
Demme is on holiday after completing for Universal the remake of “The Truth About Charlie” with Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton, but will become involved when he gets back to work at his production company, Clinica Estetico, in the fall.