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TITLE CHANGE - From "Erasure" To "United States"



Recall my post early last week on Angela Bassett's next gig - her first attempt behind the camera in the director's chair... an adaptation of a novel titled Erasure... refresh your memory HERE.

Well, the celluloid version (which will be co-produced by her husband, Courtney B Vance in the pic above) will have a different title entirely... it'll be called United States!

Ho-hum... I liked Erasure better.

Maybe Angie was concerned that audiences may mistake the original title for the 80s English pop duo, Erasure. Remember them?

If you don't, here's a reminder (Ha-ha!):




via THR

2 comments:

  1. Black Film Academy said...
     

    I don't know how I missed your posting on this the first time. I'm so excited for her directorial debut! I would love for her to go Clint Eastwood on Hollywood and cast herself in her own movies.

    But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's hope it's good.

  2. Geniusbastard said...
     

    Erasure is terrific, a book near and dear to my heart.

    Very intrigued that Bassett/Vance want to take it on. Hope they get it right.

    Also, I highly recommend Everett's novel Glyph, just as brilliant, dazzling and hilarious as Erasure.

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