James Mangold Set to Tell Patty Hearst Story in GIRL WITH A GUN

James Mangold, fresh off the success of Logan earlier this year, has signed up to tell the fascinating Patty Hearst story in Girl With a Gun.

For those unfamiliar, Patty Hearst was the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, and was kidnapped by the radical Symbionese Liebration Army in 1974. She was their prisoner for two years, but in a shocking turn of events, a video was released where Hearst claimed to now be a member of the radical group. She began participating in bank robberies, and the bank footage photo of her carrying a gun is one of the more infamous videos/images in modern American history.

Hearst was eventually captured and put on trial, but her story is one of the more cinematic scandals. It deserves to be brought to screen, and James Mangold should do a terrific job. The source material is Jeffrey Toobin’s American Heiress, with The People v. O.J. Simpson scribes Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander adapting the story. Elle Fanning will play Patty Hearst, which feels like a perfect choice.

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All in all, Girl With a Gun sounds like it could be an incredible film. No news on release date, shooting schedule, etc… Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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