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Tom Ford to Begin Directing Isherwood Novel Adaptation


Fashion designer Tom Ford is set to start production of his feature film adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's novel A Single Man on Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

Fordisherwood"Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode are set to star... Published in 1964, the novel centers on a gay man who, after the sudden death of his partner, is determined to persist in his usual routine, which is seen in the span of a single, ordinary day in Southern California. Firth is the gay man, an Englishman and professor who feels like an outsider in Los Angeles. Goode is the boyfriend who dies in a car accident and appears in flashbacks. Moore plays a friend of the professor. Ford adapted the screenplay with David Scearce. His company Fade to Black Prods. is producing along with Depth of Field's Chris Weitz and Andrew Miano and Robert Salerno of Artina Films."

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  1. Great cast! Shame about the director....

    Posted by: Brian | Oct 29, 2008 11:14:34 AM

  2. Beautiful, beautiful book. Hope they don't screw up the movie.

    Posted by: KenCT | Oct 29, 2008 11:39:11 AM

  3. I love his designs but something about Tom Ford bugs me. He gives me the creeps.

    Maybe if he gave me a ten thousand dollar gift certificate for his line I'd buy a t-shirt and get over it? Just saying.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Oct 29, 2008 12:11:26 PM

  4. Tom Ford excels at everything he does, so I have high hopes for this film.

    Posted by: Ken | Oct 29, 2008 12:11:52 PM

  5. I'm sorry, really I am. But seriously?

    Oh Damn. I don't even care enough to comment.

    Posted by: Br!on | Oct 29, 2008 12:28:15 PM

  6. This is going to be fantastic.

    Posted by: RYE | Oct 29, 2008 12:54:59 PM

  7. Erm okay, so he isn't liked BUT is it a bad thing to have a gay film coming out with a stellar cast?? (Exposure, long term thinking for gay visibility etc, evening the playing fields...)

    Jeez, is he like a right-wing sadistic murderer or something?

    Posted by: Rowan | Oct 29, 2008 2:14:46 PM

  8. HAAEHAEHAE Rowan!

    I don't know when the tide turned. But I want from ok to hate to ambivalence.

    I just think he is one of those people that overexposed HIMSELF. AND that never tastes good. Somehow too, he now conjures 'shaved pussy' every time I see his face and it just turns me off.

    Posted by: Br!on | Oct 29, 2008 3:30:00 PM

  9. WTF? No Pia Zadora?

    Oh well, it should turn out a crapstravaganza anyhoo. What with
    pork chop-greasy Ford in director's chair.

    An instant cult classic nominee.

    Posted by: banjiboi | Oct 29, 2008 5:03:48 PM

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