Ross Katz to write, direct ‘American’

Oscar-nominated producer adapting novel

Ross Katz, producer of the Oscar-nommed “Lost in Translation” and “In the Bedroom,” is set to write and direct an adaptation of political suspense novel “The Amateur American.”

The forthcoming book, written by J. Saunders Elmore, was acquired by Likely Story, the Gotham production outfit run since 2006 by Anthony Bregman. One of the indie world’s busiest producers, Bregman has racked up credits including “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Friends With Money” and “The Savages.”

Katz recently wrote and directed “Taking Chance,” a Kevin Bacon starrer for HBO that preems in February. “Amateur American” is Katz’s first theatrical feature as a director.

The story follows a young American expat in France who gets drawn into a web of violent political intrigue and corruption when he takes a job translating for a shadowy pawnbroker.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading