The reason I’m developing an interest in this film is because it is based on an Arthur Miller play which we studied in English last year, and now there’s a movie being made. Would’ve preferred to have had it when we were reading it but daaah well.

Set in the 1950s, the story features an Italian dockworker, Eddie Carbone and his wife, Beatrice who together are raising their orphaned niece, Catherine in Brooklyn. Eddie is very protective over Catherine and the extent of his hold over her is put to the test with the arrival of Beatrice’s Italian cousins, Marco and Roldolpho, who have entered the country illegally and are being kept hidden at Eddie and Beatrice’s flat.
 
Apparently this film has been in a bit of development hell, with original director Barry Levinson (Rain Man) dropping out along with two stars Frances McDormand and Scarlett Johannsson. But now it is back on track, with Robert Connolly directing and a cast coming together. Anthony LaPagila will play Eddie, having portrayed the character for years on Broadway, Vera Farminga (Up in the Air) will be Beatrice and Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) will play Catherine. Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) and Sebastian Stan (soon to be seen in Captain America) are also part of the cast, more than likely as Marco and Rodolpho but not yet officially confirmed.
 
There is no shooting date or release date set as of yet, so stay tuned.
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