McQueen plans second film
Last year, while promoting Hunger, one of the films of the decade, Steve McQueen, till then best known for gallery-based art, cheekily commented that he wasn’t sure he would ever direct another feature. Rejoice. It has now been announced that McQueen is to helm a film on the incomparable Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.
Elsewhere in Gossip Gulch, news has emerged that Paul Thomas Anderson is to direct Philip Seymour Hoffman as a huckster who invents a religion in 1950s America. Sound familiar I wonder if John Travolta or Tom Cruise will be auditioning (if you get my drift).