Thursday, February 23, 2006

Mangold and Konrad Walk to Yuma

Their Walk the Line scored five Oscar nods, and now the husband-and-wife team of James Mangold and Cathy Konrad will remake 3:10 to Yuma for Columbia Pictures. By Dennis Mitchell

James Mangold and his wife, Cathy Konrad, have plans after Oscar night. The director and producer, respectively, of Walk The Line have signed up to direct a remake of the 1957 Glenn Ford Western 3:10 to Yuma…based on a story by Elmore Leonard...for Columbia Pictures.
Principal Photography is scheduled to begin this summer, with no casting as yet. In fact, the team of Mangold and Konrad have a full dance card at present no matter which way the Academy Awards go next month. They've got a remake of the British thriller Mute Witness in the pipeline at Universal Pictures, as well as an adaptation of the novel The Rich Part of Life about a widowed Chicago college professor who wins a big lottery…that's at Fox 2000.

In addition, they're also working on a thriller project called Follow Me at Paramount Pictures…after trying to get it made first at Dimension Films, then at The Walt Disney Co. They've even got a television project underway…they just cast Anne Heche in an ABC pilot called Men in Trees, which is billed as a mix of Northern Exposure and Sex and the City.