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Netflix Orson Welles biopic scores Oscar-winning director

/ 07:55 PM May 16, 2017
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Netflix has announced it has a new Orson Welles documentary in the pipeline, with Oscar winner Morgan Neville (“20 Feet from Stardom”) on board to direct.

The fresh biopic is being produced by Tremolo Productions and executive produced by Frank Marshall and Filip Jan Rymzsa, and will focus on the last 15 years of Welles’ life and his complicated relationship with Hollywood.


News of the project follows the acquisition by Netflix of the global rights of Welles’ unfinished final feature “The Other Side Of The Wind”, with plans by the streamer to finance its completion and restoration, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The story behind “The Other Side Of The Wind” will be a central point for the fresh documentary, according to Neville, who said: “‘The Other Side Of The Wind’ has long been a ghostly legend in cinema history, but the story behind it is equally fascinating… I’m excited to be able to tell the incredible story behind this film and to explore what made Welles such an enduring figure.” JB



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