Tilda Swinton, Michael Fassbender, and Mia Wasikowska Attached to Jim Jarmusch’s Next Film

     August 20, 2010

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The hipster is in me is a huge fan of writer/director Jim Jarmusch, so I’m glad to see that he still has a knack for assembling fantastic casts.  In an interview with Pitchfork, Jarmusch talked about his next film:

“I have a new film project that’s really foremost for me that I hope to shoot early next year with Tilda Swinton and Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska, who was Alice in Wonderland in Tim Burton’s film. I don’t have that quite financed yet, so I’m working on that.”

If Jarmusch can secure financing, this would be his third film in a row with a role set aside for Swinton, following Broken Flowers and The Limits of Control.  Fassbender and Wasikowska, however, are new to the Jarmusch fold.  Few careers are budding as nicely as theirs at the moment, so hopefully this one makes it to theaters.  (Get it done, Focus Features.)  Hit the jump for details on the other projects Jarmusch has his eye on.

Though the untitled film appears to be Jarmusch’s highest priority, he has at least two other irons in the fire:

“I’m working on a documentary about the Stooges. It’s going to take a few years. There’s no rush on it, but it’s something that Iggy [Pop] asked me to do.  I’m co-writing an ‘opera.’ It won’t be a traditional opera, but it’ll be about the inventor Nikola Tesla, with the composer Phil Kline.”

A very interesting slate, indeed.  It’ll be interesting to see how Jarmusch’s ultra-laid-back visual style coalesces with a punk band who named an album “Raw Power.”  I suppose the group may have aged into it, nearly four decades later.

And I don’t know that I’ll ever be in a position to see it, but a Nikola Tesla opera (er, “opera”) sounds crazy awesome.  Could absolutely merit a trip down to New York.

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