Although Walk The Line director James Mangold likes to attach himself to projects, only a few of which actually get made, one that does look like it might actually get into cinemas is Three Little Words, based on Ashley Rhodes-Courter 2008 memoir about her traumatic childhood in foster care. He’s signed on to direct the movie, which would continue themes he explored in his 1999 movie, Girl, Interrupted.
The movie is being set up by Lime Orchard Productions, with is a new company set up by actress Jami Gertz, who’s well known in the US, but will probably be best remembered in the UK for playing Bill Paxton’s girlfriend in Twister. She’s now looking for more behind-the-camera work and she hopes Three Little Words will be one of her first films as a producer.
Mangold is also attached to the action comedy Wichita, which is currently due to star Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, while he’s also got everything from a film based on the wheelchair basketball documentary Murderball to a Dusty Springfield biopic in the works, and now he’ll have to add Three Little Words to the roster.