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Monday
Oct042010

Variety, 10/4/10 -- TURNER TAPPED FOR 'UNSCRUPULOUS'  

Scribe to pen Harding-era political thriller

By GORDON COX

Screenwriter Barbara Turner has been tapped to pen "Unscrupulous," the developing indie feature about the Harding administration.

Turner is a co-writer of HBO Films' "Hemingway and Gellhorn," set to star Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman. Other pics on her resume include "Pollock," Robert Altman's "The Company" and "Georgia."

Produced by William Rabbe, political thriller "Unscrupulous" is based on Charles L. Mee's 1980 book "The Ohio Gang," which depicts the 1920s administration of President Harding as a scandal-plagued collection of eccentric characters.

Article at Variety.com

Thursday
Aug192010

Variety, 7/12/10 -- HARDING TO GET THRILLER TREATMENT


By Gordon Cox
TV producer William Rabbe, who was co-host and producer of IFC's politico series "2008 Uncut," has optioned "The Ohio Gang," Charles L. Mee's 1980 book about the Warren Harding administration, to adapt into a political-thriller feature called "Unscrupulous."
Though Rabbe has already taken steps to determine the pic's narrative approach and streamline the plot of the complicated historical tale, he plans to hire a scribe to pen the screenplay. No director or cast is yet attached.

Harding, who was U.S. president from 1921 until his death in 1923, topped what is widely regarded as the most scandal-plagued political administration in history. The bribery-based Teapot Dome Scandal reps the best-known of a number of White House misdeeds, including marital infidelity, bootlegging kickbacks and possibly murder.

Rabbe said he is looking to partner with a production company on the brewing project, for which no timeline has yet been set.

He's also at work on a doc about the Iran hostage crisis.

Find the original article from Variety.

Thursday
Aug192010

Politico: Ben Smith's Blog, 7/12/10 -- UNLIKELY THRILLER