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'No Country' Producer Acquired 'Lush Life'

March 17, 2008 (9:02 am) GMT
The co-producer of the acclaimed Coen brothers' film 'No Country for Old Men' has acquired the screen rights to Richard Price's latest novel 'Lush Life'.
'No Country' Producer Acquired 'Lush Life'

The co-producer to the Coen brothers in "" has been reported to be getting the screen rights to a novel written by Richard Price, the scribbler of HBO's "The Wire". Variety reported that the 49-year-old filmmaker has acquired the rights of "" together with Miramax Films.

Producing for Price's works won't be the Academy Award-winning producer's first attempt to bring the author's scripts to the big screen. Rudin has produced two other Price's screen scripts, the Golden Globe-nominated thriller "Ransom" and John Singleton's remake film "Shaft". He also had once become the casting director of "The Wanderer", the 1979 Phil Kaufman-directed film which was adapted from Price's first novel.

"Life", which novel has just been published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux on March 4, 2008, follows the investigation of a mugging that cost a life of a bartender and false accusation on the mugging suspect. The story is set in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The film is set for 2009 release.

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