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 Posted:   Jan 11, 2018 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   CCW1970   (Member)

I did a search on the site but can't find anything about this Williams/Spielberg project.

Tony Kushner is adapting a novel by David Kertzer, which dramatized a real historical event. Williams is listed as the composer. IMDB has an image of a Amblin Entertainment PR announcement stating production starts early 2017 with a release in late 2017. Obviously that didn’t happen, as Spielberg decided to direct The Post first.

Here’s the IMDB synopsis:

“The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara recounts the story of a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptized, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents' struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.”

Mark Rylance was set to play the pope. Oscar Isaac was apparently due to star as well. It was reported he dropped out of the project in March of last year shortly after the death of his mother. Details on this are sketchy, as some reports say Isaac’s reps say he was never officially attached.


Lots of good stuff for Williams to sink his teeth into on this one.

Anyone have any news on this project?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2018 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

We've discussed this in the past.

The fate of this project is uncertain at the present time. I believe the casting was finished, and they had actually started producing the production design, found locations etc. But then the rushed production of THE POST happened, almost simultaneously with READY PLAYER ONE.

But from what I've read, this should be Spielberg's next project?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2018 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Stories I read said they had a huge nationwide search for a kid to play the young boy, and they never found anyone Spielberg was happy with, which led him to halt the production in early 2017, only weeks before it was to have started.

They had already run ads in the trades announcing a Christmas 2017 release:


After this production was called off, The Post was quickly slotted into its production dates and release date.

It was always intended that he would shoot something during the lengthy post-production of Ready Player One, The Post simply replaced Mortara to fill a hole in the schedule. I find it funny that some news articles have talked about it being extraordinary that he was shooting a film while in post on another, he has done this many times before.

I'm sure Spielberg will return to Mortara soon, he has done this before, with Minority Report for example.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2018 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   CCW1970   (Member)

Stories I read said they had a huge nationwide search for a kid to play the young boy, and they never found anyone Spielberg was happy with, which led him to halt the production in early 2017, only weeks before it was to have started.

They had already run ads in the trades announcing a Christmas 2017 release:


After this production was called off, The Post was quickly slotted into its production dates and release date.

It was always intended that he would shoot something during the lengthy post-production of Ready Player One, The Post simply replaced Mortara to fill a hole in the schedule. I find it funny that some news articles have talked about it being extraordinary that he was shooting a film while in post on another, he has done this many times before.

I'm sure Spielberg will return to Mortara soon, he has done this before, with Minority Report for example.


Yep, that's the image on IMDB. I know Spielberg has been attached to many a project that either never happened, or he ended up just producing. I hope he makes this one, especially as director.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2018 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Cleaning out boxes a few years ago, I came upon a copy of Variety from the late '90s that I have no idea why I'd saved. In searching for a clue as to why I'd put it in a box, I read one splashy movie announcement after another – some in articles, some in ads – and they all had one thing in common: Not a single one of them had ever been made.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2018 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Cleaning out boxes a few years ago, I came upon a copy of Variety from the late '90s that I have no idea why I'd saved. In searching for a clue as to why I'd put it in a box, I read one splashy movie announcement after another – some in articles, some in ads – and they all had one thing in common: Not a single one of them had ever been made.

I think this one has a MUCH better chance of being made, since there's a script by Kushner. smile I suspect we'll see it in a year or two.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2018 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   CCW1970   (Member)

Cleaning out boxes a few years ago, I came upon a copy of Variety from the late '90s that I have no idea why I'd saved. In searching for a clue as to why I'd put it in a box, I read one splashy movie announcement after another – some in articles, some in ads – and they all had one thing in common: Not a single one of them had ever been made.

Heh. Yep.

Before we moved, my wife insisted I go through boxes of old movie stuff. I kept a lot of trade magazines for similar reasons. That is, no reason I can think of.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2018 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I kept a lot of trade magazines for similar reasons. That is, no reason I can think of.

Ha! Kindred spirits!

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

The story has ended up in the expert hands of the great Marco Bellochio.

Rapito "Kidnapped" has just been presented in Cannes and received a majority of positive reviews.

The music is by Fabio Massimo Capogrosso, composer of the (great) music score for Esterno Notte, Bellochio's remarkable TV series.





 
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