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Jodie Markell Carves "Teardrop Diamond"

November 13, 2006, 9:03 am GMT

Indie actress Jodie Markell has been tapped to direct "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond" based on Tennessee Williams' long-forgotten screenplay.

Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, The poster

Boldly taking a tough yet challenging job, indie actress Jodie Markell will make her feature directorial debut in "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond", an adaptation of a posthumously discovered screenplay by hugely respected playwright Tennessee Williams, Variety has reported.

Scheduled to start filming by spring 2007 in Louisiana, the project takes a look on class tensions in 1920s Memphis, in particular on a romance between Fisher Willow, a young woman coming from a rich family, and a plantation worker named Jimmy.

Listed in the cast are notable names like Lindsay Lohan, Ellen Burstyn, David Strathairn, Ann-Margret, and Chris Evans. Meanwhile, Brad Michael Gilbert will serve as the movie's producer.

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