Magazine article Screen International

Bullhead's Roskam Talks Buda Bridge, the Tiger, the Faithful

Magazine article Screen International

Bullhead's Roskam Talks Buda Bridge, the Tiger, the Faithful

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The Belgian director discusses forthcoming projects at Binger-Screen interview in Utrecht.

US director Michael Mann (Heat, Miami Vice) recently called Belgian director Michaël R. Roskam's Oscar nominated Bullhead "the best film of the year."

"That experience of Bullhead was quite extraordinary. Matthias Schonaerts is a brilliant, brilliant actor...the film is just stunning," Mann enthused of the Flemish drama, which he saw while sitting on the Foreign Language Film selection committee for the Academy Awards. "It's just a brilliant piece of work, terribly complex, very, very ambitious. It starts small and 13 or 14 minutes in, you realise you're in the middle of some massive Greek tragedy."

Now, Roskam has revealed further details of his ongoing collaboration with Mann on HBO series Buda Bridge Bitch.

Buda Bridge, as the series now seems likely to be called, will be executive produced by Mann and Mark Johnson. It will be shot in Brussels.

Roskam is currently at work writing the pilot. "There's a 10% chance, maybe 5%, that it will become a series," he emphasised the project was still at an early stage.

Speaking at the Binger-Screen International Interview this weekend in Utrecht, Roskam also discussed his other American project, The Tiger, an adaptation of the John Vaillant book. …

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