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Murphy Booked in White Hotel

Published December 18, 2006 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Hollywood Reporter.
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After tons of delays and drama between producers, writers and all else that could be mentioned, the adaptation of The White Hotel is finally making some ground. Sure, it might have missed its expected start date by some months, but having Brittany Murphy board the project could get things running in the right direction again.

Brittany Murphy for The White Hotel


Brittany Murphy is in negotiations to star in The White Hotel, the long awaited adaptation of the D.M. Thomas novel. Simon Monjack will direct the movie from his own script who, last we heard, also had help from writer-producer Susan Stewart Potter.

The White Hotel centers on an opera singer (Murphy) who seeks out the services of Sigmund Freud in post-World War I Vienna. Haunted by hallucinatory dreams about a white hotel, she becomes Freud's famous case study Anna G. Together, they unlock the key to figuring out her memories and her premonitions of the future, which include the Holocaust.



Through the novel's long journey to the screen, directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Hector Babenco, Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodovar, David Cronenberg and Emir Kusturica have showed interest.

Due to rights disputes between producers, the film has entered and exited production on an earlier occasion.

Though the film originally had a production start set for last October, it is now told that a spring shoot in Vienna and Prague is being eyed.

Stay tuned for updates.

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