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Director Doug Liman pairs with Precious screenwriter to make 'Attica'

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Call it CAA’s dream team. The agency has partnered director Doug Liman (Bourne Identity) with Geoffrey Fletcher, the recent Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Precious to create Attica, the story of the 1971 Attica state prison rebellion. The movie, which has yet to secure distribution, will be produced by Liman and his Hypnotic production partner David Bartis, along with Elliot Abbott, who is financing the project’s development. The movie is actually a personal one for Liman, whose father served as the chief counsel to the New York State Special Commission on Attica Prison. He also co-authored the Commission’s report chastising then-Governor Nelson Rockefeller and the prison authorities for their role in the extremely violent prison riot. Liman recently wrapped the Valerie Plame spy drama Fair Game with Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.

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