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Entertainment Mulan's Niki Caro Directing Beautiful Ruins

08:41  01 july  2020
08:41  01 july  2020 Source:   graziadaily.co.uk

Niki Caro to direct Beautiful Ruins

  Niki Caro to direct Beautiful Ruins 'Mulan' director Niki Caro is to helm romantic drama 'Beautiful Ruins'.Variety report that the 'Mulan' filmmaker is to helm the romantic drama for Amblin Partners.

Before her live-action version of Mulan finally comes charging into theaters, director Niki Caro has landed a deal with Amblin Partners to helm Beautiful Ruins , based on the New York Times bestseller written by Jess Walter. News of the project was broken by Variety, who says that the story takes place

As the world waits for Niki Caro ’ s big-budget, live-action remake of “ Mulan ,” it appears the filmmaker is already bracing herself for her next project, the upcoming film “ Beautiful Ruins .” According to Variety, Caro has signed on to direct the new romantic drama which finds the filmmaker teaming up with

a close up of a woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Niki Caro © Provided by Grazia Niki Caro

She's currently waiting to see whether her latest film – Disney's live-action version of Mulan – will actually make it to cinemas this year, but director Niki Caro isn't just sitting around. She's sealed a deal to make romantic drama Beautiful Ruins for Amblin.

Mark Hammer and Chiara Atik will be adapting Jess Walter's bestseller, following an earlier draft by A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood's Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.

The story is set in an Italian seaside village in 1962, where a charming young man runs a hotel with no guests, until one day an American starlet, fresh from the set of Cleopatra, appears and captures his heart. Five decades later in Hollywood, a jaded assistant to a once-powerhouse producer gets caught up in the magic of the Italian’s story, and takes it upon herself to find a happy ending.

Mulan delayed until August

  Mulan delayed until August Disney's live-action adaptation of Mulan has been delayed by almost a month due to the coronavirus pandemic. Niki Caro's retelling of the classic Disney animation, starring Liu Yifei, was originally supposed to open in cinemas in late March, but its release date was moved to 24 July after movie theatres closed amid the health crisis. For a few weeks, Mulan looked set to be the first studio blockbuster to reopen cinemas, particularly after Warner Bros. bosses moved Christopher Nolan's Tenet from its original 17 July slot, but Disney executives have now confirmed they are postponing its release by almost a month and it is now scheduled to open on 21 August.

Amblin Partners has closed a deal with Niki Caro to direct “ Beautiful Ruins ,” sources tell Variety. The story is set in an Italian seaside village in 1962, where a charming young man runs a hotel Caro most recently directed the anticipated live-action adaptation of “ Mulan ,” which has been postponed til Aug.

Mulan ' s director has found her next film. Get the details at Empire. She's currently waiting to see whether her latest film – Disney's live-action version of Mulan – will actually make it to cinemas this year, but director Niki Caro isn't just sitting around.

Niki Caro posing for the camera © Provided by Grazia

Sam Mendes is on board to produce via his Neal Street company, but there's no word on when the movie will kick off shooting yet. Mulan, meanwhile, is currently scheduled to launch on 21 August, though it could still be pushed back once again if the current pandemic keeps affecting cinemas.

Cineworld Cinemas Push Back Re-Opening Date To 31 July .
As the government’s lockdown restrictions ease up, British cinemas will once again be allowed to open this weekend from 4 July. But while some film venues look set to open as early as possible, one of the major chains has in fact delayed its reopening. Cineworld had previously announced intentions to reopen its venues from 10 July, but has now pushed that back to 31 July. In a statement, the chain confirmed that it will wait three more weeks to open up again – partly owing to the change in release dates for Mulan and Tenet, both of which were also pushed back in the past few days.

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