Lake Bell Will Work With Children


Last year, Lake Bell's directorial debut, In A World... was released to much fan fair. I, for one, loved it. Bell clearly has a handle on putting a cast together that benefits the words on the page, and was more concerned with making the material work than being overly "auteur" about the camera work. Of course, it probably helped things that she wrote and starred in the film as well, and likely had the entire film constructed in her head before minute one of footage was filmed.

Now we'll get a chance to see how she does with someone else's words. Two someone elses, in fact. Bell has signed on to direct an adaptation of Claire Messud's novel, Emperor's Children. The script for the film was written by Greenberg and Frances Ha writer/director, Noah Baumbach. Now, I've not read the book, but the description - "about the intersections in the lives of three friends, now on the cusp of their thirties, making their way–and not– in New York City" - sounds very much in the vein of Greenberg's previous works, and Bell's work on the series How To Make It In America. She''s also touched on long standing female friendships in the film Black Rock. While slice of life, real world drama isn't a genre I naturally gravitate towards, Bell's involvement certainly elevates my interest in the project.

Via Collider.
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