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So what do producers like Nicholas Chartier and Greg Shapiro do after winning the Academy Award for Best Picture earlier this year for The Hurt Locker? Chariter says: "I still have exactly the same agenda: Try to find one movie every year that has a little more risk and higher profile." It looks like he may have found that film as Variety briefly mentions one of their future endeavors will see Robert Redford direct an adaptation of Neil Gordon's novel The Company You Keep from a screenplay by writer Lem Dobbs who has frequently collaborated with Steven Soderbergh on films like The Limey and, most recently, the spy thriller Knockout. The story in The Company You Keep follows small town lawyer and single dad Jim Grant who is unmasked as Jason Sinai, an ex-Weather Underground militant wanted for a deadly bank robbery. Forced to abandon his daughter and go »
- Ethan Anderton
By Jeff Sneider
As soon as Robert Redford wraps the Civil War-era legal drama "The Conspirator," the director will segue to the feature adaptation of Neil Gordon's novel "The Company You Keep," based on the novel by Neil Gordon, reports Variety.
- Jeff Sneider
Kathryn Bigelow and co gave him a loving shout-out on Sunday evening as they picked up the Academy Award for best picture; Chartier delivered his own acceptance speech from Malibu yesterday. But who is the man Oscar stopped at the door?
Nicolas Chartier, the Academy Award-winning producer of The Hurt Locker, was a 20-year-old janitor at Disneyland in Paris when he sold his first screenplay to a Us film producer. It didn't get made, but it paid enough to buy a one-way ticket to Los Angeles. He scraped a living writing soft-core porn for cable TV, then become a foreign sales agent.
Fast-forward 16 years. On Sunday night, Chartier should have completed his unlikely ascent into the Hollywood aristocracy by climbing onstage to accept his Oscar alongside Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal and Greg Shapiro.
Except the Frenchman wasn't allowed in the building. Instead he was watching on TV at party in Malibu, »
- Adam Dawtrey
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