Nominated directors look ahead

Eye on the Oscars 2013: The Director

While most the acting nominees have a handful of projects lined up, this years crop of directing nominees are taking their time signing on for their next film.

Of the five noms, David O. Russell is the only helmer with a film prepped and ready to go. Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams and Christian Bale are aboard an untitled thriller about the infamous 1978 Abscam FBI sting operation that led to the conviction of U.S. lawmakers. The film goes into production shortly.

Steven Spielberg had been developing his adaptation of the David H. Wilson tome “Robopocalypse” for some time, but recently decided to put off production as he rethinks how it should be handled.

Ang Lee has been linked to directing Sony’s “Cleopatra,” with Angelina Jolie attached to star, but is still awaiting a script before deciding if that will be his next venture.

As for Michael Haneke and Benh Zeitlin, neither auteur has yet made an announcement of their next pic.

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