Interesting bit of news here regarding the production of Lunatic At Large. It seems Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson have signed on to star in the movie, which was commissioned by the late Stanley Kubrick in the 1950’s.
The treatment was written by Jim Thompson, who collobarated with Kubrick on Paths of Glory and The Killing, and recently discovered by Kubrick’s son-in-law.
Lunatic At Large is described by The New York Times as “a dark and surprising mystery of sorts, in which the greatest puzzle is who, among several plausible candidates, is the true escapee from a nearby mental hospital”.The film called for two main characters: Johnnie Shepherd, “an ex-carnival worker with serious anger management issues”, and Joyce, described as “a nervous barfly he picks up in a Hopperesque tavern scene”.
There’s no director attached or even a screenplay written, so it’s a bit dubious that actors are already attached. Really, this news only makes us sad that Kubrick isn’t still alive crafting films.