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All the King's Men
September 22, 2006
November 22, 2004
Cast fit for a King
Columbia is in final negotiations with Patricia Clarkson, Anthony Hopkins and James Gandolfini to join the cast of All the King's Men, a modern-day adaptation of the Robert Penn Warren classic novel. Clarkson would play the role of Sadie Burke, aide to Willy Stark (Sean Penn), the fictional politician on whom the film centers. She would replace Meryl Streep, who left the project last week.
Hopkins will play Judge Burden, a man whose past is in question. Jack Burden (Jude Law), sets out to unearth the unsavory details. Gandolfini is looking at the role of Tiny Duffy, a member of Stark's entourage.
The movie is being written and directed by Steven Zaillian.
November 16, 2004
Streep is out of King's Men
Meryl Streep has dropped out of the Columbia Pictures project All the King's Men. The studio is already in talks with another A-list actress and is expected to make an announcement shortly. The current cast includes Sean Penn and Jude Law, with Steven Zaillian directing from his own screenplay. The movie is based on a novel by Robert Penn Warren and has been previously adapted to film format.
September 29, 2004
Streep set for All the King's Men
Meryl Streep has joined Jude Law and Sean Penn for the theatrical adaptation of the classic Robert Penn Warren novel All the King's Men. She will play Sadie, a political aide to Willy Stark (Penn), the Huey Long-esque politician whose rise to power and fall from grace is the story's centerpiece. Steve Zaillian is directing from his own screenplay, which will draw more heavily on the novel itself than the 1949 Best Picture Academy Award winner by the same name. That film starred Broderick Crawford and John Ireland, with Mercedes McCambridge winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Sadie.
July 23, 2004
Law and Penn are King's Men
Jude Law has signed on to play the role of journalist/narrator Jack Burden in the big screen adaptation of the Robert Penn Warren novel All the King's Men. Academy Award winner Sean Penn is currently in negotiations to play Willie Stark, the Huey Long-esque politician whose rise and fall is chronicled in the novel. Production will begin later in the fall, with Steven Zaillian directing from his own screenplay.
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