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"Rush" Helmer Launches An "Assault"

14 May 2010 9:24 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Producer Lili Fini Zanuck ("Rush") is set to direct a film adaptation of the darkly comic 1996 novel "Assault on Tony's" says The Hollywood Reporter.

"Leaving Las Vegas" author John O'Brien penned the book which is set over seventeen days in the near future when the U.S. is going up in flames due to rampant anarchy and mass race rioting. Inside a pub, a group of middle-class white alcoholics are initially united by the desire to sit and drink their way through events and defend the bar.

However, as the liquor supply starts to dwindle, each member's prejudices star to come out and it all ends in shocking violence. O'Brien killed himself before he finished it, leaving his sibling author Maureen O'Brien to write the conclusion based on his notes.

Erik Bergquist ("The Fast and the Furious") adapted the script which will change shorten the crisis to three days, change »

- Garth Franklin

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Lili Fini Zanuck to Direct Assault on Tony's

13 May 2010 10:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lili Fini Zanuck to adapt novel into film Oscar-winning producer Lili Fini Zanuck is set to direct the film adaptation of John O'Brien's 1996 novel Assault on Tony's, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Assault on Tony's is about to start casting with the goal of entering production by year's end.

The dark novel by O'Brien, the author of Leaving Las Vegas, revolves around five white patrons who are barricaded in a bar called Tony's for 17 days while a race riot rages. The drunks continue to drink, but things get intense when the liquor supply begins to dwindle. Power struggles ensue, rationing begins and the alcoholics descend into their own chaos as the violence escalates outside.

Erik Bergquist adapted the novel and has made updates to reflect the current climate. The riots now have more to do with today's economic crisis, and the 17 days have been reduced to three.

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Lili Fini Zanuck to helm 'Assault'

13 May 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

After a nearly two-decade hiatus, Oscar-winning producer Lili Fini Zanuck is returning to her directorial roots to helm a big-screen adaptation of John O'Brien's 1996 novel "Assault on Tony's."

Mark Johnson is producing the project, which is about to start casting with the goal of entering production by year's end.

The dark novel by O'Brien, the author of "Leaving Las Vegas," revolves around five white patrons who are barricaded in a bar called Tony's for 17 days while a race riot rages. The drunks continue to drink, but things get intense when the liquor supply begins to dwindle. Power struggles ensue, rationing begins and the alcoholics descend into their own chaos as the violence escalates outside.

Erik Bergquist ("The Fast and the Furious") adapted the novel and has made updates to reflect the current climate. The riots now have more to do with today's economic crisis, and the 17 days have been reduced to three. »

- By Zorianna Kit

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