Up in the Air Screenwriter Sheldon Turner to Direct By Virtue Fall

By Apr 2, 2010 Comment (0)

Sheldon TurnerUp in the Air co-writer Sheldon Turner is making his directorial debut on new thriller By Virtue Fall.

This movie will be adapted from an original screenplay he wrote himself. Nicolas Chartier (The Hurt Locker) will finance and produce the whole thing.

Anyway, this is going to be he first time that Turner will work on a fully original story without a writing partner, so check out the rest of the report…

An upcoming project is described as a story that “revolves around a man who is framed by his mentor and winds up in prison. Once released, he’s fixated on getting revenge on his former partner, who has flourished in his new life and tried to cleanse himself of the past.”

Or if you prefer the director’s words: “It is a film that’s designed to showcase and challenge two great actors.” So, it seems that with good acting team, this movie could be an interesting thing to watch.

Turner is definitely excited, since he also mentioned that: “Directing is something I’ve long held in high regard. I approach it cautiously and reverently. This script was the first I’ve written that made me feel like I had no choice but to embark on my directing career. I cannot imagine anyone else directing this script.”

We have no reason to doubt he’s making the good decision, since we all know he already won several awards for Up in the air together with Jason Reitman, and also co-wrote the screenplay for Ben Affleck’s The Town, which will be released on September 10th.

By Virtue Fall is set to begin shooting this September with a budget of $20 million or less.

We really hope that this directorial debut is going to be successful one. Looking forward to see the news about possible acting names, so stay tuned, because we’ll be back soon with new information!

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