After Indiana Jones 5, James Mangold wants to make a Buster Keaton biopic

The film will be based on a biography of one of the pioneers of cinema.

Announced for next July 27 at the cinema, Indiana Jones 5 will be the new film of James Mangold. But the director does not stop there: after the return of Indy, Mangold might make a Buster Keaton biopic, legend of American cinema. In discussions with 20th Century Studios, Deadline reports that the project will be based on the book Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase by Marion Mead.

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If the project is still at the discussion stage, we therefore know that it will focus on Joseph Frank Keaton, known as Buster Keaton, an early pioneer of silent film and still today considered one of the greatest physical comedians in the history of cinema. His stunts on classics such as The general and Sherlock Junior are still considered one of the most impressive plays ever made, making him one of the founding figures in the history of cinema. To date, only two feature films have focused on the life of the actor: The Man Who Never Laughed by Sydney Sheldon in 1957, and Buster Keaton, a genius broken by Hollywood by Jean-Baptiste Péreti in 2016.

This biopic will therefore be added to the one already produced by Mangold on Johnny Cash, entitled walk the line (2006) and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the lead singer. The feature film was awarded an Oscar for best actress (awarded to Reese Witherspoon) and the Golden Globe for best musical film, best actress and best actor (for Phoenix) in 2006.

The film also allows James Mangold to continue his collaboration with Disney and 20th Century Studios: the filmmaker has signed with 20th Century Studios The Wolverine and Logan in the Wolverine franchise, and will be released soon Indiana Jones 5 under the Disney banner.

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