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The Grackle: David O. Russell to direct comedy | Film-Releases.com

The Grackle: David O. Russell to direct comedy


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Wed November 12, 2008
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David O. Russell is in talks to direct comedy The Grackle, for New Line Cinema. Matthew McConaughey will star and produce.

The script by Mike Arnold and Chris Poole prompted a bidding battle two years ago, before New Line got it as part of a two-picture deal. McConaughey will play a barroom fighter in New Orleans who hires himself out for $250 to settle disputes for people who can't afford to hire a lawyer. Harsh language and quick fists are his weapons of choice.

The project will aim for an R rating and fits more closely in the mode of "Wedding Crashers" than some of the romantic comedies and adventures in which McConaughey has starred recently.


Source: Variety
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