Benton’s Lakeshore drive

Helmer signs on for 'Love,' 'Appointment'

Robert Benton has signed a two-picture pact with Lakeshore Entertainment to direct two films, “Feast of Love” and “Appointment in Samarra.”

Deal brings him back into the Lakeshore fold after helming the 2003 drama “The Human Stain.”

“Feast of Love” is based on the novel by Charles Baxter. Story, adapted by Allison Burnett, is described as a romance revolving around a community of friends in Oregon.

Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing. Shooting starts in August with Lakeshore Intl. repping foreign rights at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

“Appointment in Samarra” is based on the novel by John O’Hara. Story, adapted by Benton, centers on the social circuit in Gibbsville, Pa. At the heart of the scene is a glamorous couple who are the envy of almost everyone in town until the husband begins down a self-destructive path. Barry Mendel and David Brown are producing with Rosenberg and Lucchesi.

Shooting is pegged for 2007.

More Film

  • A Quiet Place

    China Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ Opens Third Behind ‘Infinity War'

    Robert Benton has signed a two-picture pact with Lakeshore Entertainment to direct two films, “Feast of Love” and “Appointment in Samarra.” Deal brings him back into the Lakeshore fold after helming the 2003 drama “The Human Stain.” “Feast of Love” is based on the novel by Charles Baxter. Story, adapted by Allison Burnett, is described […]

  • Patricia Morison Dead: 'Kiss Me Kate'

    Patricia Morison, Stage Star of 'Kiss Me, Kate', Dies at 103

    Robert Benton has signed a two-picture pact with Lakeshore Entertainment to direct two films, “Feast of Love” and “Appointment in Samarra.” Deal brings him back into the Lakeshore fold after helming the 2003 drama “The Human Stain.” “Feast of Love” is based on the novel by Charles Baxter. Story, adapted by Allison Burnett, is described […]

  • Does Cannes Have a Future? Yes,

    Does Cannes Have a Future? Yes, But the Festival Needs to Change

    Robert Benton has signed a two-picture pact with Lakeshore Entertainment to direct two films, “Feast of Love” and “Appointment in Samarra.” Deal brings him back into the Lakeshore fold after helming the 2003 drama “The Human Stain.” “Feast of Love” is based on the novel by Charles Baxter. Story, adapted by Allison Burnett, is described […]

  • DEADPOOL 2

    'Deadpool 2' Leads International Box Office With Powerful $176 Million Debut

    Robert Benton has signed a two-picture pact with Lakeshore Entertainment to direct two films, “Feast of Love” and “Appointment in Samarra.” Deal brings him back into the Lakeshore fold after helming the 2003 drama “The Human Stain.” “Feast of Love” is based on the novel by Charles Baxter. Story, adapted by Allison Burnett, is described […]

  • BlacKkKlansman

    Variety Critics Name the 12 Best Movies From Cannes 2018

    Robert Benton has signed a two-picture pact with Lakeshore Entertainment to direct two films, “Feast of Love” and “Appointment in Samarra.” Deal brings him back into the Lakeshore fold after helming the 2003 drama “The Human Stain.” “Feast of Love” is based on the novel by Charles Baxter. Story, adapted by Allison Burnett, is described […]

  • DEADPOOL 2

    Box Office: 'Deadpool 2' Propels to $125 Million Opening

    Robert Benton has signed a two-picture pact with Lakeshore Entertainment to direct two films, “Feast of Love” and “Appointment in Samarra.” Deal brings him back into the Lakeshore fold after helming the 2003 drama “The Human Stain.” “Feast of Love” is based on the novel by Charles Baxter. Story, adapted by Allison Burnett, is described […]

  • U.S.-China Film Talks Now Part of

    U.S.-China Film Talks Now Hostage to Trade War (Report)

    Robert Benton has signed a two-picture pact with Lakeshore Entertainment to direct two films, “Feast of Love” and “Appointment in Samarra.” Deal brings him back into the Lakeshore fold after helming the 2003 drama “The Human Stain.” “Feast of Love” is based on the novel by Charles Baxter. Story, adapted by Allison Burnett, is described […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content