‘Country Strong’ Director in Talks to Tackle ‘Endless Love’
‘Country Strong’ director Shana Feste is in talks to direct a remake (or re-adaptation) of ‘Endless Love’ for Universal, with Scott Stuber (‘Love and Other Drugs,’ ‘Ted‘) producing. So cue up the worst karaoke duet song of all time and get your feelings ready.
Variety reports that Shana Feste is currently negotiation with Universal to direct ‘Endless Love,’ based on a script Josh Safran, which is in turn based on the book by Scott Spencer. It’s unknown how faithful the adaptation will be, but the 1981 version (directed by Franco Zeffirelli) strayed in many important aspects.
The synopsis for the novel from Publishers Weekly:
David and Jade are consumed with each other: their rapport, their desire, their sexuality, take them further than they understand. And when Jade’s father banishes David from the home, he fantasizes the forgiveness his rescue of the family will bring, and he sets a “perfectly safe” fire to their house. What unfolds is a nightmare, a dark world in which David’s love is a crime and a disease, a world of anonymous phone calls, crazy letters, and new fears—and the inevitable and punishing pursuit of the one thing that remains most real to him: his endless love for Jade and her family.
Yeah, that doesn’t sound creepy at all.
The film will also be produced by Josh Schwartz (‘The O.C.,’ ‘Gossip Girl’) and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire banner. So we can at least expect an amazing soundtrack and some witty pop culture references. And maybe the song will be covered by Bon Iver and Feist, or something.