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Limitless director Neil Burger to helm Dennis Lehane short story Animal Rescue

Jun. 12, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg
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Neil Burger directing Bradley Cooper

LIMITLESS was fine, but it is for THE ILLUSIONIST that I will always love Neil Burger and give his work my attention. That film just did everything right for me, and it affects me the same way on the fourth viewing as it did on the first.  So I'm of course interested that Burger has been tapped to direct an adaptation of the short story ANIMAL RESCUE by Dennis Lehane (SHUTTER ISLAND, GONE BABY GONE), a twisting tale which follows "a man trying to leave a life of crime, a pit bull, a heist gone wrong, and a killing."

ANIMAL RESCUE is being produced by Fox Searchlight, who have also shepherded into existence high financial and critical successes like JUNO and BLACK SWAN, as well as the recently-wrapped productions HITCHCOCK and STOKER

Burger is currently hard at work crafting UNCHARTED: DRAKES FORTUNE for Sony, but there's no word on just when he'll tackle ANIMAL RESCUE. 

More as it comes, on either project really.

Anna Friel topless

Cooper's LIMITLESS co-star Anna Friel, a woman so beautiful I'm not even going to try and make a joke or double entendre.

Extra Tidbit: Loved GONE BABY GONE, didn't love SHUTTER ISLAND.
Source: Variety

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3:53AM on 06/13/2012
Since Interview With an Assassin, I will see any movie this man makes, very underrated director.
Since Interview With an Assassin, I will see any movie this man makes, very underrated director.
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12:43PM on 06/12/2012

Love the books of Dennis Lehane

And Neil Burger was really good with LIMITLESS & THE ILLUSIONIST (though PRESTIGE is still the better one about magicians)....So this is a double plus for me!

As for tidbit, I never understood why there's no talk about a sequel/prequel of GBG...The books are there, and each one of them is as great as any of Lehane's best. Instead we're getting an adaptation of a short story, which is definitely not a bad thing, but I'd much rather have a direct sequel to Gone Baby Gone "Moonlight Mile" or
And Neil Burger was really good with LIMITLESS & THE ILLUSIONIST (though PRESTIGE is still the better one about magicians)....So this is a double plus for me!

As for tidbit, I never understood why there's no talk about a sequel/prequel of GBG...The books are there, and each one of them is as great as any of Lehane's best. Instead we're getting an adaptation of a short story, which is definitely not a bad thing, but I'd much rather have a direct sequel to Gone Baby Gone "Moonlight Mile" or "Prayers for Rain".
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9:53AM on 06/12/2012

And yet

No Abbie Cornish picture...
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7:43AM on 06/12/2012
Tidbit: also, dont forget the incredible Mystic River and his work on the Wire. This is a good thing
Tidbit: also, dont forget the incredible Mystic River and his work on the Wire. This is a good thing
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