Magazine article Screen International

Corman to Cameo in Dante's Biopic

Magazine article Screen International

Corman to Cameo in Dante's Biopic

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Joe Dante set to direct a long-gestating biopic about legendary B-movie producer Roger Corman.

Corman is the founder of New World Pictures and the man behind such cult classics as The Masque Of The Red Death (1989), Little Shop of Horrors (1960) and Death Race 2000 (1975).

The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes will be produced by Said Ben Said of SBS Productions.

Set in Hollywood in the late 1960s, the film is billed as a comedy. Corman is to make a cameo as himself and has given the project his full blessing.

SBS is likely to handle sales as well as to produce the film, which will be financed through European sources.

Also new from SBS is Brian De Palma's loose adaptation of Emile Zola's Therese Raquin, featuring both period and contemporary elements. Emily Mortimer will play the lead.

The story is about a film director and two actors shooting a movie version of Zola's novel and finding that it reflects experiences in their own lives. …

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