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David O. Russell and Eli Roth may collaborate on a horror movie

11.18.2013

David O. Russell has busted out of a filmmaking funk that lasted six years. After making I HEART HUCKABEES, a movie notorious for Russell's on-set arguments with Lily Tomlin, the director was unsure if he would be able to direct another film. During this time, Russell wrote numerous screenplays until he helmed THE FIGHTER in 2010. The acclaim that film garnered allowed him to next make SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. Next, he has AMERICAN HUSTLE which is looking to be a third consecutive success. At this point, David O. Russell can do pretty much anything he wants and that includes collaborating on some of those screenplays that have been collecting dust.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Russell shared that one of the scripts he wrote during his quiet period was a horror movie. Now, seeing a horror movie directed by David O. Russell would be a cool treat and another genre to put under his belt, but from what he said in the interview, there may be someone else working on the film with him.

Well it’ll be coupled with Eli Roth, that’s exciting to me. Cause I had to write to support myself. So I wrote a horror for producer Colleen Camp, a horror film that I thought was interesting. And Eli thinks its interesting, I think he’s going to make it more interesting. It’s emotional, it’s also… we’ll see. It’s also…I don’t wanna say anything more, I’ll let Eli talk about it.

Eli Roth himself has been linked to a ton of films over the years with his latest, THE GREEN INFERNO, the first movie he has directed since 2007's HOSTEL PART II. Roth has done quite a bit of producing over the last years and some acting as well. If Roth is directing Russell's screenplay, that would make for a very cool collaboration.

Whatever the collaboration ends up being, having Eli Roth and David O. Russell sharing credits on a film of any genre is a treat for film fans. I just hope this happens sooner rather than later.

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10:36PM on 11/19/2013

hmmm...

this will be interesting i think it'll be more body horror and mind fuckery then anything.
this will be interesting i think it'll be more body horror and mind fuckery then anything.
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9:12AM on 11/19/2013
Now there's an odd couple.
Now there's an odd couple.
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11:15PM on 11/18/2013
I took his quote as 'I'm not going to direct it but I'll stay hands on as a producer', which I would be cool with. I would be more excited if he was directing and there was no Eli Roth involvement.

I'm going to nitpick your choice of words Alex. "looking to be a 3rd consecutive success". The man hasent made a bad film, and has only made great films since Three Kings (his first GREAT movie IMO) and a troubled production doesn't equal failure, just ask world war z. I Heart Huckabees was on a
I took his quote as 'I'm not going to direct it but I'll stay hands on as a producer', which I would be cool with. I would be more excited if he was directing and there was no Eli Roth involvement.

I'm going to nitpick your choice of words Alex. "looking to be a 3rd consecutive success". The man hasent made a bad film, and has only made great films since Three Kings (his first GREAT movie IMO) and a troubled production doesn't equal failure, just ask world war z. I Heart Huckabees was on a lot of top 10 lists that year. So my point... I think it should have been 5th consecutive success.

AND... I think Wahlberg and O'Russell are one of the great actor/director continuous work relationships of all time, better than Greengrass/Damon and almost on par with DiCaprio/Scorsese, both other actors are better actors than Mark as well. (though Wahlberg has been in more of my favorite films)


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4:00PM on 11/18/2013
I wanna see a movie about George Clooney whoopin' this guy's ass. Make that.
I wanna see a movie about George Clooney whoopin' this guy's ass. Make that.
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3:57PM on 11/18/2013

Eli Roth: good intentions...

...bad film-maker.
...bad film-maker.
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3:42PM on 11/18/2013
Nothing against Roth I was kind of hoping it was Roth writing and Russell directing. We shall see.
Nothing against Roth I was kind of hoping it was Roth writing and Russell directing. We shall see.
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