Neeson and Bloom head to Sarajevo

Liam Neeson and Orlando Bloom are set to star in an as-yet-untitled big-screen adaptation of Greg Carter’s Bosnian War memoir, Fools Rush In. Javier Bardem is in talks for a supporting role, as well. (Why not keep the title? It’s Matthew Perry’s fault.)

Andrucha Waddington is set to direct, and while Bloom says the script has a “very human story and the very core of this film spoke to me very clearly,” the Variety article didn’t mention who wrote it. It describes the book thusly:

Carter wrote the book about the period of time when he lived and worked as an aid worker in Sarajevo during the bitter Balkans war siege that lasted 43 months.

The production is aiming to film on location in Sarajevo at the end of the year.

As a huge fan of Joe Sacco’s reporting on the Bosnian war, I’m interested in seeing a well-done film on the subject; I haven’t seen too many, but the only one I was even mildly impressed by was Michael Winterbottom’s Welcome to Sarajevo.

Posted on August 14, 2008 at 12:31 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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