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'Wackness' director lines up new projects

'Wackness' director lines up new projects

'The Wackness'

Jonathan Levine will follow up his Los Angeles Film Festival success with indie drama The Wackness by taking on a romantic thriller and a spy film, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Levine will write and direct love story Positive, set in Martha's Vineyard, for Occupant Films. He has also agreed to pen Echelon Vendetta, a spy thriller based on David Stone's novel, for Sony.

"I want to have a lot of the creative freedom that comes from [indie films], but I also don't want to be broke," he said.

The Wackness, a coming-of-age story set in mid-'90s New York, stars Ben Kingsley, Famke Janssen, Josh Peck and Mary-Kate Olsen.

It is released in the UK on August 29.
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