Rockwell, Johansson For Lost Kubrick Film
A stunning cast has signed on for Lunatic At Large, a long-lost treatment from Stanley Kubrick.
Looks like a long-lost Stanley Kubrick film treatment may make it onto the big screen.
The late director's son-in-law Philip Hobbs unearthed Kubrick's idea to work on author Jim Thompson's story Lunatic At Large years ago, telling the New York Times that Kubrick "was always saying he wished he knew where it was, because it was such a great idea". Set in 1956 New York, it tells of Johnnie Sheppard, an angry ex-carnival worker, and his relationship with the nervous barfly Joyce, and includes a dramatic sequence in a nightmarish sideshow amongst pulp fiction scenes.
Now Production Weekly are reporting the exciting news that none other than Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson are in talks to play Johnnie and Joyce, and the project is ready to go after years of development. The already red-hot pair will be in bigger demand after they've been seen in this year's undoubted success Iron Man 2. There's no word on a director yet, bearing in mind the last person worthy enough to take over a Kubrick project was Steven Spielberg with the spectacularly brilliant A.I. Artificial Intelligence.