Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hungarian Hero

Hungarian director Istvan Szabo (above) has reportedly signed on to direct a film about World War II hero Captain Francis “Frank” Foley.

Producer Timothy Haas said Szabo is onboard and that filming for The Inside Outside Man is slated for Hungary and London.

He’s currently searching for stars to play the leads Frank and Kay Foley. Foley, a British secret service agent, was known as “the man who saved 10,000 Jews” during the war.

The film is controversial in Britain, with some claiming it could harm national security. A legal dispute is under way between the producer and the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)

Szabo is known to American audiences for directing Being Julia, which led to an Academy Award nomination for Annette Bening, and for Mephisto, which won the 1982 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.