It was recently announced that writer/director Armando Iannucci would follow up the uproarious Brit-comedy In the Loop with Out The Window, a recount of the secret love affair between renowned author Charles Dickens and actress Nelly Ternan. It seems that it is merely the best of times, as the Victorian project is attracting some serious talent: The Observer reports Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood) is now the frontrunner to portray Dickens in the biopic, with Ben Whishaw (Bright Star) also in the running.
Iannucci will also take on scripting duties with co-writers Roger Drew and Will Smith, who wrote for the BBC series The Thick of It on which In the Loop was based. Slated for release sometime in 2011, Out the Window is based on Claire Tomalin’s biography, The Invisible Woman.
In the Loop was one of the best movies of last year. If you haven’t seen it/didn’t like it, then you should be punched into paralysis. Variety reports that director/co-writer Armando Iannucci’s next project will be Out the Window, which is slightly different than the hard-swearing, rapid-fire satire of In the Loop:
[The film is] an adaptation of Claire Tomalin’s bio tome “The Invisible Woman,” based on the hidden life of Charles Dickens. It recounts the tragic story of the Victorian author’s affair with actress Nelly Ternan.
No word if lubricated horse cock will come into play. Iannucci is co-writing the film with Will Smith (not the actor, but one of the writers of the BBC series The Thick of It, which was the origin of In the Loop) and Roger Drew. Out the Window is scheduled for release sometime in 2011.