The Golden Suicides: the film

gusvansant_breteastonellisSo it looks like it is a go.  Just found this today…

Milk director Gus Van Sant will team up with Bret Easton Ellis to form their own non-literal suicide pact to write the screenplay adaptation of the Vanity Fair article The Golden Suicides by Nancy Jo Sales, which has been acquired by Palm Star Entertainment, Celluloid Dreams and K5 Film.

The Golden Suicides, for those who aren’t familiar, is the story about Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake, a couple who both committed suicide in July of 2007, within one week of each other.  Duncan was a blogger and video game designer, Blake an up and coming digital artist who had done the dream sequences for the movie Punch Drunk Love.  The Wit Continuum will keep following up with any progress on this film: searching for film updates, casting, and release date projections.  Right now it appears that what I had blogged before as the “talks” of this being written into a screenplay are now officially in the writing stages.  Let’s hope these two have the chops to make it Duncanology worthy. 

Links: Gus Van Sant and Bret Easton Ellis Team to Write Suicide Film

             http://screencrave.com/2009-10-14/gus-van-sant-pens-the-golden-suicides/

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3 thoughts on “The Golden Suicides: the film

  1. Interesting….I think my biggest reservation would be a screenplay based upon a Vanity Fair article that was written by a woman who had a relationship with one of the players in the history-a conflict of interest that VF decided to overlook. Nancy Jo Sales was married to Father Frank Morales….pause, right? Anyway, it’ll be interesting what Ellis does with it.

    Lis

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  2. Gary,
    Your words make me believe that you knew her well. Certainly, we fans do not believe that we will be closer to her by seeing this movie. We sincerely hope that she and the events of her life are portrayed accurately, but personally I have little hope this will happen. Hollywood has a way of distorting truth to make it more sensational, purely for the money factor which narrows down to greed. But her story seemsto have its own fascinating events, if any of the articles are true. If you knew her well, perhaps you could make clear what was the truth and what has been sensationalized. Like it or not, she was and still is a public figure, because of her own work and her blog. Fascination with her will die out very slowly.

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