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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Laughs with Abel

Abel Ferrara, the master of the revenge flick, slated to direct a screwball comedy? I almost don't buy it, although the Hollywood Reporter says it's true. "Go Go Tales," from a screenplay by Ferrara, is about the goings-on of a lap-dancing club. The cast includes Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, Matthew Modine (yuck), and Asia Agento. The subject matter seems up Ferrara's alley, whose films are usually drenched with Catholic guilt and symbolism. I wonder how A.F. will make a screwball comedy that includes his typical motifs, like nuns, sacrifice, and rape. (Image via