‘Logan’ Director James Mangold to Direct Patty Hearst Drama

James Mangold, the director and screenwriter of 2017’s Logan, looks set to follow up his critically successful superhero venture with a true-to-life drama based on the best selling book “American Heiress”.

Elle Fanning to star as Patty Hearst

The film, which has yet to receive a title, will tell the tale of the kidnapping of Patty Hearst – the granddaughter of publisher William Randolph Hearst – and will work from a screenplay by Ed Wood (1994) and Man on the Moon (1999) screenwriting duo Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, as well as director Mangold.

The movie will be funded by Fox 2000 and will be produced by Colorforce duo Nina Jacobsen and Brad Simpson.

It is understood that Elle Fanning is in advanced negotiations to star as Patty Hearst.

Source: Variety
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