John Cusack to Star in DICTABLANDA
by Brendan Bettinger Posted:March 7th, 2011 at 10:07 pm
Variety has learned that Cusack has signed on to star in the aforementioned film (which translates from Spanish into "Soft Dictator") that is described as "a screwball comedy of errors." Directed by Alejandro Agresti and based on a script by Agresti, Cusack, Kevin Morris and Paul Hipp, the actor plays a man caught up in an international situation. Hipp, who previously starred with Cusack in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will co-star. Sold with the tagline "People don't die, they get killed" the film is set to go into production later this month in Argentina.
I truly love a well-made screwball comedy, and I must say that Cusack getting a co-writing credit instills great hope (he co-wrote both classic Cusack films that I mentioned above). Let's hope this is one to look out for come next year.
John Cusack Set to Star in Dictablanda
John Cusack has signed on to star in Dictablanda ("Soft Dictator"), a screwball comedy that the actor also co-wrote.
According to Variety, Pablo Bossi's Pampa Films is producing the film, directed by Alejandro Agresti from a script co-written with John Cusack, Kevin Morris and Paul Hipp, who also co-stars.
The film, which has the tagline "People don't die, they get killed," is currently filming on location in Buenos Aires and Mar de Ajo, Argentina throughout March and April.
John Cusack Leads Dictablanda
Source: Variety March 7, 2011
John Cusack has been announced as the lead of Dictablanda, a comedy from The Lake House director Alejandro Agresti, Variety reports.
Cusack was involved with co-writing the script, alongside Agresti, Kevin Morris and Paul Hipp (who will also appear).
The title is a political term used to describe dictatorships with a high regard for civil liberties and is described as being a "screwball comedy of manners."
Production on Dictablanda is set to begin immediately, shooting this month and the next in Buenos Aires and Mar de Ajo, Argentina.
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John Cusack to play comedy dictator
Tuesday, March 8 2011, 12:04 GMT
By Zakia Uddin, Bollywood Reporter
John Cusack is to take on the role of a "soft" dictator for a new screwball comedy titled Dictablanda.
The actor will also be producing and co-writing the venture himself, says Variety.
According to the report, the film's tagline will be: "People don't die, they get killed."
It is to be helmed by the director of The Lake House and will be shot in Brazil and Argentina.
Cusack's previous comedies have included Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity, both of which were co-written by him.