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Jared Hess' next is...

12.19.2007

It had to have been hard for Jared Hess to try and follow up his cult blockbuster NAPOLEON DYNAMITE. Where, as a writer and director, do you go from there. Unfortunately he went to NACHO LIBRE, which I watched after a few cocktails and still only laughed about twice at. But OK, that was more of a kids film and wasn't my cup of tea. Hess is still an original talent and the success of NAPOLEON gives him a lot of leeway in my mind. So what's up next for the guy? Well lucky for you JoBlo.com has the exclusive details on Hess' next project. Hess has signed with Fox Searchlight to direct GENTLEMEN BRONCOS based on a script he co-wrote with wife and writing partner Jerusha Hess. The film returns to the indie NAPOLEON roots and follows a high school outcast who's an aspiring fantasy author. He attends a fantasy convention to show off his work and finds his supposed masterpiece - "Yeast Lords" - ripped off by legendary novelist Ronald Chevalier, who has turned desperate for ideas. Sounds like NAPOLEON DYNAMITE meets RUSHMORE and I've got to say it sounds pretty damn funny. I'm just dying to know the significance of the title of the movie... Mike White, who co-wrote NACHO with Hess, will produce the film. Filming is scheduled to take place next March in Utah (the setting for NAPOLEON as well).

Extra Tidbit: Hess directed the video "We Will Become Silhouettes" by The Postal Service.
Source: JoBlo.com

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