Director Fernando Meirelles (Blindness) and screenwriter Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon) have formed a rather formidable filmmaking team for the mature drama 360. Morgan’s script is based on the 1900 Arthur Schnitzler play La Ronde, which examines “the sexual morality and class ideology of his day through a series of sexual encounters between pairs of characters.” Despite initial scandal upon its release, Schnitzler’s work has inspired many a scribe: 360 is the thirteenth cinematic adaptation listed in Wikipedia. According to Deadline, David Linde (Y Tu Mamá También) is executive producing.
For me, neither Blindness nor The Constant Gardener lived up to the promise of Meirelles’ City of God, but that film will sustain my interest in his career for decades. Working with the words of Morgan, a proven ace by now, can certainly do no harm. Morgan’s work will next be seen on the screen voiced by Matt Damon and directed by Clint Eastwood in Hereafter, which hits theaters October 22nd.