Great Depression For Fincher's "Dorothea Lange"

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Executive producer David Fincher is now attached to a big screen biopic focusing on Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange. Screenplay is by Angela Workman ("Brontë"), for director Leslie Dektor.

Lange was an influential American photographer/photojournalist, noted for her work for the "Farm Security Administration". Her photographs humanized the consequences of the 'Great Depression' while influencing the development of documentary photography.

Stricken with polio as a child, Lange was educated in photography in New York City, then informally apprenticed to New York photography studios. In 1918, she moved to San Francisco, opening a portrait studio and in 1920, married western painter Maynard Dixon.

With the onset of the Great Depression, Lange focused her camera lens on unemployed and homeless people, capturing the attention of local photographers and leading to her employment with the federal Fsa.

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David Fincher producing a biopic of photographer Dorothea Lange

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David Fincher producing a biopic of photographer Dorothea Lange
David Fincher will lend his support as producer to a biopic charting the life of Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange. Fincher is currently in post-production on his version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but he will exec produce the project, while David B. Ginsberg (Get Low) produces. Angela Workman (the writer behind the upcoming Brontë) is currently scribbling away at the script, with documentary maker Leslie Dektor set to direct. Lange was born in New Jersey in 1895, and went on to become one of the most prominent...

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Helmer Gorris set for 'Bronte' brood

LONDON -- U.K.-based production and financing company Random Harvest has signed Marleen Gorris, director of the foreign-language Oscar-winning Antonia's Line, to shoot Bronte, the company said Thursday. Random Harvest said it picked up the screenplay from DreamWorks SKG for an undisclosed sum after the studio put it in turnaround. No cast has been signed for Bronte, which follows the story of the three Bronte sisters -- Charlotte, Emily and Ann -- who between them wrote several English classics including Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey and Jane Eyre. The project, currently in development, will be produced under the company's production label Random Harvest Pictures and is set to begin shooting in the fall.

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