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Tuesday 1 September 2015

Ritchie to direct Empire Rising?

Published 21/08/2013

Guy Ritchie could direct Depression era drama Empire Rising
Guy Ritchie could direct Depression era drama Empire Rising

Guy Ritchie could be directing Depression drama Empire Rising, according to reports.

The Sherlock Holmes filmmaker could also help produce the big-screen adaptation of Thomas Kelly's period piece, which Warner Bros has already picked up, said the Hollywood Reporter.

The story, which is set against the construction of the Empire State Building in 1930 as the Depression is starting, focuses on a love triangle between Irish immigrant Michael Briody, a steelworker who is also involved in the IRA, the corrupt mayor's 'bagman' Johnny Farell and beautiful artist Grace Masterson.

Thomas, who wrote the 2006 novel, will also write the screenplay.

Guy, who made his feature film debut with Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, will next direct The Man From U.N.C.L.E., starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.

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