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Possible new project with Clint Eastwood
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mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 26th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)
More details of the Mandela project are in this article:


The script, by the South African writer Tony Peckham, is now complete and has apparently impressed everyone who has read it. "Usually when you read a Hollywood adaptation you think – what a bunch of hollow, shallow crap," Carlin said. "But this screenplay is really bloody good."

Carlin said he has not stopped thinking about Hollywood since starting to write the book, which is still not quite finished but is not due to hit bookstores until next year. "This story is really the ultimate feel-good redemption movie," he said. "If the 1994 democratic elections were the consummation of the process [of shedding apartheid], the 1995 World Cup was the apotheosis of the process."
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