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