Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Another Harvey Weinstein biopic

Still waiting for "Down and Dirty Pictures" to get rolling--

IFC picks up Harvey Weinstein biopic doc

Hollywood Reporter
Director Barry Avrich calls subject 'the Last Bully'
By Borys Kit

Sept 16, 2010, 12:51 PM ET
Making it's third acquisition during TIFF, IFC Films has picked up worldwide rights (but excluding Canada) to "Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project."

Yes, it's an unauthorized biopic documentary on Harvey Weinstein, whom Avrich calls "the Last Bully."

Produced and directed by Barry Avrich, the doc is described by IFC as "a powerful, uncensored, no-holds-barred account that traces Weinstein's path from concert promoter on the cold streets of Buffalo to his first trip to the Cannes Film Festival, where he arrived with one pair of pants and closed his first movie deal, to winning an Oscar, and breaking the bank with his first $100 million film. It examines his complex relationships with his brother, his staff, and the Hollywood community at large and features interviews with industry insiders and the Hollywood creative community."

Avrich is best known for directing and producing The Last Mogul," the documentary on Lew Wasserman. Peter Fonda narrates the film.

IFC's previous TIFF acquisitions include James Gunn's "Super" and Werner Herzog's 3D "Cave of Forgotten Dreams."

Thanks Linda!

1 comment:

janethyland said...

I cant wait to see herzogs "Cave of forgotten dreams".

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