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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

June 7, 2012 at 10:17 AM

New projects for Clooney, Witherspoon

The New Yorker last week published a long article that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet, but obviously George Clooney did: Focus Features has optioned the rights to “The Yankee Comandante,” a David Grann story about an American rebel soldier in Cuba, for Clooney to direct and product. (Grann’s a fascinating writer of stranger-than-fiction tales; check out his collection of essays, “The Devil and Sherlock Holmes.”) “The Yankee Comandante” is currently available to read at The New Yorker’s website; I’m going to devour it soon.
Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey announced the first pick for her newly revamped book club, and Reese Witherspoon’s already all over it: “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail,” a hiking memoir by Cheryl Strayed, was optioned by Witherspoon months ago as a starring vehicle. Lisa Cholodenko (“The Kids Are All Right”) is attached to direct.
And, just for fun and because it’s still raining, a trailer that made me laugh: “Mrs. Doubtfire” as a horror movie. Not much of a stretch, is it?

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