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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Choke to Become a Movie!!!

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Chuck Palahniuk is my favorite author and this is awesome news!

Angelica Huston joins Sam Rockwell in Chuck Palahniuk’s Choke

In May we told you that Sam Rockwell was set to star in a big screen adaptation of Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk’s Choke. Well now it seems official because the trades are reporting the story as fact, and we now have new confirmed details. Angelica Huston will play Victor Mancini’s (Rockwell) mother who is in a private mental hospital. Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men) and Brad Henke (In the Valley of Elah) also star. Choke will also be the directorial debut of actor Clark Gregg, who also wrote the adaptation. Shooting begins this week in New Jersey.

Chuck Palahniuk is the biggest untapped resource producing books today. His breakthrough novel Fight Club, was made into one of the most brilliant films of the last 10 years. Yet none of his other novels have gone into production since, mostly because Hollywood is afraid to touch them.

I’m glad to see that another one of his books has finally been given a chance. Although, I wish it were Survivor - which was set to go into production before, well, THAT day. You see, Survivor’s main character is a terrorist who hijacks a plane and… yeah, that project is way dead. But it’s definitely my favorite Palahniuk novel (underneath Fight Club, of course).

If you never want to read Choke, than don’t pick it up in a book store and start reading the first chapter. It might very well be the best opening chapter in terms of sucking you in.



Luke said...

Is that the Brad Henke who played for the Broncos? After he retired he became an actor. If so That is cool, an HHS grad making it big!

Simon said...

you tell me? Here is a link to the Brad Henke that is in the movie

Luke said...

Yup, I think that is him, just need to confer with my old man.