Indie producer and foreign sales company Green Communications has acquired Francis Delia’s feature script “The Time of Her Time,” based on a novella by Norman Mailer. Delia also will direct the film which is scheduled to shoot this spring.
Penned in the 1950s by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Executioner’s Song” and “The Naked and the Dead,” “The Time of Her Time” was published in Mailer’s collection “Advertisements for Myself.”
The script focuses on a thirtysomething Irish-American former matador who teaches a bull-fighting class in Greenwich Village. After the sexual conquest of a number of his female students, he meets his match in a 19-year-old co-ed.
Delia, whose TV directing credits included the first episode of “Max Headroom” and episodes of the Michael Mann-produced “Crime Story,” also helmed and produced a number of groundbreaking music videos, ranging from the Ramones’ “Psychotherapy” to Wall of Voodoo’s “Mexican Radio.”
Senior VP of production Brad Southwick brought the project to Green. Delia had previously optioned screen rights from Mailer.
The script acquisition marks an upscale move for Green, which got its start in the early ’90s with such low-budget effects-driven sci-fi thrillers as “Apex” and recently produced the Rob Lowe-James Belushi starrer “Living in Peril.”
“It’s a hell of a step for us,” said Green president Talaat Captan. “This is the type of film we’re after: material-driven, artsy festival films.”