Everything We Know About David O. Russell’s John Madden Biopic

Deadline has reported that David O. Russell — the five-time Oscar-nominated author/director of films as numerous as “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Three Kings,” and “I Heart Huckabees” — is ready to helm a John Madden biopic as a Prime Video Sports Original for Amazon and MGM. We could be remiss, nonetheless, to speak about any David O. Russell challenge with out moreover mentioning the filmmaker’s lengthy historical past of office abuse, along with the allegations that he sexually assaulted his transgender niece.

Although the streaming platform has declined to remark at this stage, what we do know is that the challenge has been within the works for some time, based mostly on a Black List screenplay from Cambron Clark, whose earlier credit embody co-writing “Dinosaurs of the Jurassic World.” Russell was reportedly within the means of re-jigging the script when the latest author’s strike passed off. Also throwing his weight behind the biopic is Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants, which signifies that the NFL group will get behind a high-profile movie about one of many sport’s most beloved figures.

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