Director Chosen for Film of "Edgar Mint"
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Hollywood film studio United Artists has hired
director Michael Cuesta to direct an adaptation of Mormon author
Brady Udall's novel, "The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint." Cuesta, who is
currently being considered for six IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
for his debut film "L.I.E.," will adapt the novel for film along with
his brother, Gerald. "Edgar Mint," which was pursued by numerous
directors, became something of a cult favorite when it was published
last year. Udall was even compared to John Irving and even Charles
Dickens because of the book. The story tells of a half-Apache youth
who is run over by a mail truck, is raised by a Mormon foster family
and joins the LDS Church. The film version is produced by Single Cell
Pictures partners Michael Stipe and Sandy Stern.
Cuesta pulls off 'Miracle' for UA, Cell
Daily Variety 14Feb02 US NY NYC A2