Documentary Filmmaker Errol Morris Set to Direct Fictional Feature HOLLAND, MICHIGAN

     July 11, 2013

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Errol Morris is known primarily for directing documentaries, and he’s made some of the best ones of the past 25 years.  He even got a guy freed from jail with his magnificent 1988 documentary, The Thin Blue Line.  However, Morris does have one non-documentary feature in his filmography: 1991’s The Dark Wind starring Lou Diamond Phillips.  Morris will now make a return to the fiction form with Holland, Michigan, “a suburban thriller laced with black humor based on a script by first-timer Andrew Sodroski.”  Deadline doesn’t have any other details on the plot, but the production is aiming to begin shooting in the spring.

Morris is also attached to the fiction film, Freezing People Is Easy starring Owen Wilson, Christopher Walken, and Paul Rudd.  It’s based on a This American Life program about a man who tried to run a homemade cryogenics lab, and it went horribly wrong (click here to listen to the episode).  Sadly and ironically, the project is currently in stasis.  Morris’ latest documentary, The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld, is currently in post-production.  As a side note, Morris co-produced the documentary The Act of Killing, which comes out next week and you should totally see it.

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