Monday, January 21, 2008

Whit Stillman working on new Jamaican film....

American film maker Whit Stillman is said to be making a new film set in early 1960's Jamaica, the film is to be about the pre-reggae days including Ska, and gospel church music. Stillmans last film was 'Last Days of Disco' in 1998, and is also well known for his film 'Metropolitan'(1990)

Stillman quoted from the New York Post:
“I’m doing a film set in Jamaica in the early ’60s about the gospel church and the music scene from pre-reggae days, including ska,” Whitman told Webster Hall’s Baird Jones at the party for “Grace Is Gone” at Osteria Del Circo. British producer Jeremy Thomas (”The Last Emperor”) is backing Stillman, who hasn’t directed a movie in eight years. “It’s an all-black cast. I’m thinking of Danny Glover and J.J. Walker for parts,” he said.

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