January 18, 2006

PT Anderson to Adapt Upton Sinclair's "Oil!"

Variety reports that Fiona Apple's ex-boyfriend Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia) will adapt Upton Sinclair's ranch novel about "greed and faith." "Oil!" will star Larry Hagman... I mean Daniel Day-Lewis as an oil prospector who discovers Texas Tea on a family ranch. Apparently Day-Lewis was so smitten with his character that he turned down other roles to keep his calendar clear for Anderson. Filming begins this spring. I loved Magnolia, so I'm looking forward to this one.--Kim

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:02 PM

    A May 19, 1975 article in the LA Times indicated Don Devlin was going to start filming a version of Sinclair's OIL in 1976 for Columbia. Whatever happened to that project?