(AofhteAP) A report out of Hollywood indicates that plans are in the works to produce a film about the rise and fall of the LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious), to be released in mid-2013.
Variety reporter Ann E. Aggraam has given AoftheA Entertainment the scoop on the new movie.
“The project couldn’t be more timely,” Aggraam said, “what with the recent publication of the CDF report on the LCWR. A script is being developed, and several big stars have asked to participate, including Susan Sarandon, Rosie O’Donnell and Jane Fonda. Rumor has it that Nathan Lane has asked – begged, actually – to play the role of Sr. Joan Chittister, which I personally believe would be perfect.”
When asked who’s been approached to direct the film, Aggraam rattled off some well-known names. “Spielberg has been mentioned, along with Cameron and Michael Bay. But the word on the street is that Irwin Allen is at the top of the list.”
Allen, the “Master of Disaster”, is noted for such classics as The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure, as well as the 1960′s TV series Lost In Space.
“The producers feel he’s the right guy for this project, given his track record,” Aggraam explained. “He’s a natural when it comes to directing disaster films. And given that he’s been dead since 1991 is a major plus working in his favor, considering the material. The producers are hoping beyond hope he accepts their offer.”
Calls to Allen were not returned, obviously.
The film name hasn’t been settled on yet, but an unconfirmed report states that the working title is “Crackdown!”