Summarized by Kent Larsen
LDS Filmmaker LaBute Shooting New Film
DUBLIN, IRELAND -- LDS Filmmaker Neil LaBute's latest work, the film
version of the A.S. Byatt book "Possession," is currently shooting on
location in Yorkshire, England, and news reports reveal that the film
has attracted actress Gwyneth Paltrow to the cast. LaBute, along with
Laura Jones, adapted the Booker prize-winning novel for the big
The plot for the film is not like the screenplays that LaBute has
written himself, and is quite different from LaBute's current film,
"Nurse Betty," which LaBute directed. "Nurse Betty" has received both
critical acclaim and has done well at the box office.
"Possession" focuses on the relationship of two Victorian poets, and
the modern-day romance that develops between two contemporary
academics when they study the poets. The film began shooting the
first week of September and should be finished by year end.
In addition to Paltrow, who has become almost a household name in the
past year or two, the film will star Aaron Eckhart (who has appeared
in every LaBute work so far), Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle, Toby
Stephens, Anna Massey, Graham Crowden, Trevor Eve and Tom Hollander.
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