'Black Swan' director takes on George Washington biopic
April 18th, 2012
04:45 PM ET

'Black Swan' director takes on George Washington biopic

Perhaps that myth about George Washington cutting down a cherry tree will be put to bed once and for all.

Darren Aronofsky is reportedly entering into negotiations with Paramount Pictures to direct as well as produce “The General,” a biopic on the first U.S. president’s life.

According to Variety, the script was written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage.

Though not many details about the plot have been released, Variety indicates it will probably be less of a straightforward look at the early leader's life and more of a winding road, like in Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven.”

But in the meantime look for more details on Aronofsky's next film, “Noah," about, yes, the Biblical figure.

Russell Crowe will reportedly star in the flick, and the names of Saoirse Ronan and Jennifer Connelly have also reportedly been tossed around.

“Noah” is expected to be released in 2014.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Dude, really?

    no, dean, boring=no fun. problem is, when you say rap is cr@p, they play the race card. nothing was said about skin color, only about noise and lack of talent. rap will always be cr@p

    April 19, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mandy Row

    Eeeww he looks creepy just like my "touchy feely uncle George.

    April 18, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ho Hum

    Cnn has really outdone themselves with the level of boredom here on the marquee blog tonight. Lame.

    April 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TJ

    Oh boy, another movie to show black actors in servant roles. I guess they'll get Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer to play General's "personal" slaves.

    April 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Reader

    It was a CHERRY tree, not an apple tree, folks!

    April 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Diamond Dave

    Dude looks like a sissy Steven Seagal

    April 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Triple H

    I hate every guy named George!! Including my uncle

    April 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |

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