Just the other day many of you joined me in my excitement over the news about the Bored To Death movie, which is totally, officially happening. And the good news just keeps rolling in! Jason Schwartzman (who played the lead in the HBO series) is teaming up with Bored To Death creator Jonathan Ames (for whom Jason‘s character is named) to make a movie set in Rome during the 1950s. And yes, obviously. I’m pumped. Click inside for more!
Complex has the story:
Just a few days after we learned that the former HBO show, Bored to Death, would be getting a movie spin-off,The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that the show’s star, Jason Schwartzman, and creator, Jonathan Ames, would be teaming up for a film project of their own. According to the site, the two friends have optioned Bernard Malamud’s collection of short stories, Pictures of Fidelman, to be developed as a feature.
The stories center on the character of Arthur Fidelman, an art student who travels to Rome during the ‘50s. The site is reporting that the movie version would likely spotlight two shorts in particular: “Still Life” and “Naked Nude.” These two focus on Arthur’s romantic misadventures with his studiomate, Annamaria Oliovino, and his time as a toilet scrubber in a whorehouse.
The plan is for Schwartzman to star as Fidelman, while both he and Ames write the script for the project. There is no release window as of yet.
Uh. Yespleasemorethankyou. LOL at ‘his time as a toilet scrubber in a whorehouse.’ This already sounds perfect for Schwartzman and Ames. Also, I love this idea of movies based on short stories! Rust and Bone (my top special film of 2012, which Trent also loved) is based on two short stories and the love of my life just got me the collection by the brilliant Craig Davidson. Highly recommend it! And I’ll definitely be checking out Pictures of Fidelman. If the Bored To Death folks are into it, I’ll consider that a good sign.
Are you guys psyched for more Bored To Death goings ons?