Saturday, 19 April 2014

STEVEN SPIELBERG JOINS THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA


Amid the months-long confusion regarding what Steven Spielberg's post-Lincoln project will be, he's added another film to his upcoming schedule. His Lincoln and Munich scribe, Tony Kushner, is writing the screenplay for The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, from a non-fiction book by David Kertzer, about a jewish boy kidnapped by the Vatican and raised as a catholic in the mid-1800s. Most likely, this won't be filmed until after his most probable next film, the much-delayed Robopocalypse, which sounds like it could hardly be any different. Also on Spielberg's radar is a film from writer Steven Zaillian, who penned Spielberg's Schindler's List - Montezuma, another historical drama.