Last Exorcism Director May Work With Lars Von Trier

By Eric Eisenberg 2010-08-24 19:18:28discussion comments
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Astronauts dream of meeting Buzz Aldrin. Basketball players would love to shake the hand of Michael Jordan. Writers want to time travel and have a whiskey with Ernest Hemingway. Everyone has someone they look up to in their field, but most will never have the opportunity to meet them, let alone work closely with them. Director Daniel Stamm will be one of the lucky few who gets that opportunity.

Speaking with the director at a roundtable for his newest film, The Last Exorcism, Stamm revealed very minor details about his next project, saying that he couldn't divulge too much because the deal is still being worked out. What he did say, however, is that he will not be using the documentary-style ("People have already interviewed me and said, 'You have this extensive background in documentary filmmaking,' and Iíve never made a documentary"), that it will be a "psychological, supernatural thriller with a twist" and that his "favorite filmmaker in the world" will be serving as producer - though he couldn't say who. It is my belief that said filmmaker is none other than Lars von Trier.

What led me to this conclusion is a comment made by Eli Roth, who I interviewed prior to sitting down with Stamm. While discussing the choice of Stamm as the director of The Last Exorcism, Roth recounted a phone call between the two of them, where Roth asked Stamm how he planned on approaching the film. His response was that his favorite director is Lars von Trier.

Stamm says that he expects the deal to be finalized in the next few days, before to the release of the film on Friday. Until then, all we can do is speculate.
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