May a posthumous undertaking by Peter Bogdanovich on George and Ira Gershwin make it to the massive display screen?
After the famed director of “The Final Image Present” died January 6, author Sam Kashner revealed in Graydon Carter’s Air Mail this week that he and Bogdanovich had been penning a screenplay in regards to the famed “Porgy and Bess” composers over the previous 12 months, known as “Our Love Is Right here To Keep.”
Bogdanovich was additionally meant to direct the movie.
“Peter was so excited in regards to the prospect of being again within the director’s chair,” writes Kashner of the director whose credit additionally included the ’70s classics “Paper Moon” and “What’s Up, Doc?” “He started to speak about how the Gershwin image needed to be shot in black-and-white,” like “The Final Image Present.”
However Kashner recollects that because the screenplay course of ended, “To make our film, Peter knew he would want one thing like an understudy [to direct], for insurance coverage functions, ‘in case something occurred to me.’”
However whereas “Peter floated just a few names for attainable alternate administrators… sadly we didn’t get that far.”
Bogdanovich himself had served as a backup director for initiatives by Orson Welles and John Cassavetes, Kashner writes.
He handed away at 82 from issues of Parkinson’s illness.
Kashner now figures of the duo’s Gershwin brothers movie: “Somebody, sometime could come alongside and breathe life into our Gershwin story, imbue it with Peter’s spirit, however for me, it was by no means simply in regards to the screenplay, as this stuff are within the laps of the gods anyway. It was all the time in regards to the pleasure of his firm, the pure pleasure of the work.”
There’s buzz that one in every of Bogdanovich’s acolytes may take a look at the undertaking. His acclaimed followers embody Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Quentin Tarantino and David Chase.