Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis Make Directorial Debut with ANGRY BIRDS; Garth Davis Makes Narrative Feature Directorial Debut with SHANTARAM

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The following films will land debut directors:

  • Angry Birds – The animated feature based on the hit Rovio app will be helmed by debut directors Fergal Reilly (Hotel Transylvania) and Clay Kaytis (Wreck-It Ralph); Sony will distribute starting July 1, 2016.
  • Shantaram – Warner Bros. is in early negotiations with Garth Davis (Top of the Lake) to direct the adaptation of Gregory David Roberts‘ novel starring Joel Edgerton.

Hit the jump for more on both pictures.

Warner Bros. in Talks with Joel Edgerton for SHANTARAM Adaptation; Johnny Depp to Produce

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Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty) is in talks with Warner Bros. for an adaptation of Gregory David Roberts’ bestseller, Shantaram.  The thinly-veiled memoir centers on the protagonist Lin, who narrates his travels as an escaped Australian convict who flees to the bustling city of Bombay in order to escape into the protection of the criminal underworld.  Produced by Inifinitum Nihil partners Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski, and GK Films’ Graham King, Edgerton was personally tapped by Depp for the role, one which Depp himself previously considered taking.  Hit the jump for more.

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