Lasse Hallstrom leaves Nicole Kidman sex change feature but ramps up plans for The Hypnotist.
Lasse Hallstrom has left the planned Nicole Kidman starrer The Danish Girl. The film about the world’s first sex change operation was to have been made in Germany this summer, but now stands without a director.
“There has been too much back and forth with the film, I don´t think the script is perfect and since Rachel Weisz left the project two weeks ago, there is not a complete cast,” Hallstrom told Screen. “This is a sensitive subject, and I feel a film about it should not be rushed into production without everything being perfect. But I have told the producers that if they don´t find a new director now, I´d be happy to make the film at a later stage.”
He’s now concentrating on The Hypnotist, his first film in Sweden in 25 years.
- Read the full article about Hallstrom’s new project (nothing further about Danish Girl) at ScreenDaily.com. Thanks to ‘curdey‘ for the heads-up on this news.