Cannes 2008: De Palma Prints the Legend

Director plans second Iraq film.

Following on from last year's Iraq flick Redacted, Brian De Palma has announced a second film set in the region and dealing with the fall-out from the war. According to Screen Daily, Print the Legend will explore the process of selling the war to America, and revolve around a Jennifer Lynch-like character whose heroic exploits on the battlefield are later exposed to have been concocted by the US military. Canadian outfit The Film Farm announced the project in Cannes, where they also unveiled plans to produce a second De Palma film, this time an untitled political thriller with a budget of around $15m.

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