Bruce Beresford to Direct Buddy Holly Biopic ‘Clear Lake’ – Variety


In at the moment’s movie information roundup, a Buddy Holly film is within the works, the James Bond exhibition ​”Pushed: 007 x Spyscape” goes on-line and Enderby Leisure is beginning digital manufacturing on the thriller “92.”


Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford is hooked up to the Buddy Holly biopic “Clear Lake,” with producers planning for a tentative manufacturing begin within the fall.

Beresford is teaming with “Ray” producer Stuart Benjamin in growing a narrative about how Holly and different well-known musicians of the late 1950s helped start rock ‘n’ roll and alter the trajectory of civil rights in America. Holly died in 1959 with Ritchie Valens and JP Richardson in a aircraft crash in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Beresford, Benjamin, screenwriter Patrick Shanahan and government producer Rick French are working with BMG (which manages the Buddy Holly property and controls the rights to the Holly music publishing catalog within the U.S.) and The Buddy Holly Instructional Basis.

Beresford obtained Oscar nominations for the “Breaker Morant” script and for guiding “Tender Mercies.” He additionally directed “Driving Miss Daisy,” which gained an Academy Award for greatest image. “I discovered myself attracted to Clear Lake as a result of the script tells the tragic story of Buddy Holly and his period in fascinating element and with vivid characterizations,” stated Beresford. “Useless to say, the added plus of all of the fantastic music was additionally a serious lure.”

“Clear Lake” is being developed by French and Shanahan’s Raleigh-based Prix Productions in affiliation with Stuart Benjamin Productions and BMG. Gary Busey starred in 1978’s “The Buddy Holly Story.”


Spyscape, EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios are logging on with the James Bond exhibition ​”Pushed: 007 x Spyscape” following the short-term closure of ​Spyscape in New York Metropolis due to COVID-19.

This digital overview of the exhibition explores the artistic course of behind the 007 motion pictures, and divulges the secrets and techniques of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5, devices in Q’s lab, unique idea artwork in Manufacturing Designer Ken Adam’s studio and a specifically commissioned video homage to the 50-year relationship between 007 and his Aston Martin.

Tickets for the bodily exhibition will go on sale once more when the COVID-19 scenario permits, priced at $23 for adults and $18 for kids.


Enderby Leisure is beginning digital manufacturing on the thriller “92,” directed and produced by CEO/Producer Rick Dugdale and written by Enderby VP Cam Cannon.

“92” follows 5 characters based mostly all around the world pressured to work collectively to shut down a secret machine that’s both the answer of mankind’s issues or the tip of life on earth. The solid options Veronica Ferres, Aleks Paunovic, Lilly Krug, TJ Kayama and Martin Sternmark.

The function movie can be directed from a Los Angeles-based digital command middle, which can oversee concurrent filming in seven international locations across the world. Dugdale will remotely supervise the digital shoot with the actors in every nation with their very own properties serving because the set.

“We’ve been working across the clock for the reason that begin of this pandemic to discover a artistic manner to get again to film making whereas prioritizing before everything the protection and well being of everybody concerned,” Dugdale stated. “As soon as we discovered the best script permitting us to lean closely on digital footage, the entire parts began coming collectively to produce, direct and shoot your complete film remotely utilizing unconventional platforms, on-line know-how and even safety cameras.”

Enderby’s producing credit embrace “Blackway,” starring Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta and Julia Stiles; the political thriller “An Bizarre Man,” starring Ben Kingsley and directed by Brad Silberling; and the “Intrigo” trilogy.


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