Ben Stiller and Colin Farrell will star in Andrew Haigh’s film True Crime Story About Normal Mailer entitled BELLY OF THE BEAST

All of us strangers director Andrew Haigh is set to direct the next true crime film The belly of the beastwith the Emmy winner Ben Stiller (tropical thunder, The Secret Dreams of Walter Mitty) and nominated for an Oscar Colin Farrell (In Bruges, The Batman) starring. Haigh adapted the screenplay with Alessio Jollyfrom By Jerome Loving non-fiction book, “Jack and Norman: A Convict Growing Up in the State and the Legacy of Norman Mailer’s “The Hangman’s Song.”.”

According to the official synopsis, the film will tell the true and current story of the unlikely friendship between the infamous titan of literature Norman Mailer (Stiller) and his protégé, Jack Henry Abbott (Farrell).

“Buoyed by Mailer’s mentorship, Abbott is paroled after nearly a decade in prison; he quickly gains popularity among the literary elite but struggles with life on the outside. When Mailer, creatively frustrated and envious of Jack’s rising star, turns his back on his infamous protégé, Jack spirals downward, committing an unforgivable act of violence in a New York City restaurant just six weeks after his release.

This sounds like a great project for everyone involved. The film will be produced by Colin and Claudine Farrell, Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta, and will be presented at the Cannes Film Festival next week for sale.

via: Deadline

by Jessica Fisher
Source: Geek Tyrant

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