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Primeridian Sets Alexander Solzhenitsyn Movie

17 May 2013 7:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Newly launched Primeridian Entertainment has hired Cyrus Nowrasteh to write and direct a feature film based on the life of Soviet dissident and author Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Primeridian’s Arcadiy Golubovich and Tim O’Hair, who introduced the project at Cannes, will produce and finance the project as the first feature under the Primeridian Entertainment banner.

The company has optioned rights to D.M. Thomas’ biography “Alexander Solzhenitsyn: A Century in His Life.” Nowrasteh will write the script with his wife, Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh. The couple recently collaborated on adapting Ann Rice’s “Christ the Lord.”

Solzhenitsyn (pictured) was a Red Army officer who, after being accused of anti-Soviet propaganda, was imprisoned from 1945 to 1953. He wrote “The Gulag Archipelago” and “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970.

Solhenitsyn was expelled from Russia four years later and lived in exile in »

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Cannes: Cyrus Nowrasteh To Helm Film On Soviet Dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn

17 May 2013 1:01 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Primeridian Entertainment has hired Cyrus Nowrasteh to write and direct a film on Soviet dissident and Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Producing will be Primeridian’s Arcadiy Golubovich and Tim O’Hair, who’ll provide equity financing for their first feature under the banner. They’ve optioned D.M. Thomas’ Orwell Prize-winning biography Alexander Solzhenitsyn: A Century In His Life. Nowrasteh, who last helmed The Stoning Of Soriah M and whose TV work includes The Day Reagan Was Shot and the controversial Path to 9/11, will write the script with wife Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh. They just adapted Anne Rice’s Christ The Lord. “It’s a privilege to tell the courageous story of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn,” said the director. “Millions suffered and died in the Soviet labor camps. As a survivor, he resolved to tell the world about it. The power of his pen, despite the suppression of his work and »


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