Magazine article Screen International

Schlöndorff Returning to US

Magazine article Screen International

Schlöndorff Returning to US

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EXCLUSIVE: Montauk, which will be loosely based on Max Frisch's eponymous novel, will also see Schlöndorff [pictured] reunited with the Swiss author's work for the first time since 1992.

German film-maker Volker Schlöndorff is set to make his first Stateside-set film for 15 years since 1998's Palmetto which starred Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Shue and Gina Gershon.

Montauk, which will be loosely based on Max Frisch's eponymous novel, will also see Schlöndorff reunited with the Swiss author's work after he adapted Homo Faber as Voyager, starring Sam Shepard and Julie Delpy, in 1992.

The screenplay for the story of a European writer who travels to New York to help with the launch of one of his plays in a Brooklyn theatre is being written by Schlöndorff with Irish author Colm Toibin. Once in New York, the writer meets an old flame and they try to rekindle the past passion.

The production by Ziegler Film München has already received development funding from the Bavarian film & TV fund FFF Bayern and is due to go into production in winter 2013/14. …

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