Michael Shannon Sets Directorial Debut, Andrew Haigh Begins Next Film & More

Michael Shannon Sets Directorial Debut, Andrew Haigh Begins Next Film & More
After amassing quite a memorable career in front of the camera, Michael Shannon is now preparing his directorial debut. Deadline reports he will helm Eric Larue, scripted by Brett Neveu based on his play that debuted in 2022. The story follows Janice, the mother of 17-year-old Eric, who shot and killed three of his classmates. As Janice faces a meeting of the mothers of the other boys, and a long-delayed visit to her son in prison, the story becomes not about the violence but about what we choose to think and do in order to survive trauma.

“Eric Larue has so much to say about our country, about the way we try (sometimes quite ineptly) to deal with the trauma of living here, which is so insidious because it does not present itself overtly in concrete terms most of the time,” Shannon said. “Like most great stories, Eric Larue plays at
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