Helmer has a ‘Good Day’

Director started first round of casting

CANNES — “Kids” helmer Larry Clark will direct “A Good Day to Die,” an American road movie set in the waning days of the Vietnam war, based on a 1973 Jim Harrison novel.

A European co-production, pic will be produced by Thierry de Ganay, whose Lambart Prods. is arranging financing through French and U.K. sources. Clark plans to shoot the pic in the U.S. this year.

It’s a love triangle involving a poet, a Vietnam vet and the woman who oscillates between them. They travel from Florida to the Grand Canyon with a crate of dynamite in an effort to blow up a dam to protest the war.

Clark has begun an initial round of casting for “Good Day,” whose characters are somewhat older than the leads in his previous films, which have focused on disaffected adolescents.

The script of “Good Day” was written by “Iris” producer Tom Hedley and by Adam Davidson, who wrote and directed “Way Past Cool.”

De Ganay has produced a number of Patrice Leconte’s films, including “The Hairdresser’s Husband” and “The Grand Dukes.”

Clark’s last pic was “Ken Park.”

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