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Trio goes Wilde for Kaminski's 'Woman'

Posted: Sat., May 20, 2006, 8:00pm PT

Trio goes Wilde for Kaminski's 'Woman'
Thesps star in film of 'No Importance'
By NICOLE LAPORTE


Bening

Lohan

Bean

Annette Bening, Lindsay Lohan and Sean Bean will star in the bigscreen adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "A Woman of No Importance," helmed by Janusz Kaminski.

Myriad Pictures, which is selling worldwide rights to the pic here, is producing with Donald Zuckerman, Sarah Radclyffe and Howard Himelstein.

A fall start date is planned.

Himelstein ("A Good Woman") is adapting the screenplay from Wilde's tale about an ambitious young man, Gerald Arbuthnot, who introduces his prospective employer, Lord Illingworth, to his mother. But she realizes that Illingworth is the man who jilted her long ago and is Gerald's father.

Zuckerman ("The Man From Elysian Fields"), Radclyffe (Critics Week player "Free Jimmy") and Himelstein produce. Myriad Pictures prexy Kirk D'Amico exec produces.

Cinematographer Kaminski, who has many Steven Spielberg films, made his directorial debut on New Line's "Lost Souls."

Myriad's upcoming pics include "Copying Beethoven" with Ed Harris, and "Factory Girl," with Sienna Miller, which will be released in North America by the Weinstein Co.

Copyright 2006, Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.

http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=features2006&content=jump&jump=story&dept=cannes&nav=NCannes&articleid=VR1117943735&cs=1
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