Over the years, James Gray has established himself as a filmmaker with a devoted following. Whenever he comes up with a new movie, a corner of the internet rejoices. With his latest work Armageddon Time (fondly reviewed here by Joey out of Telluride) now in theaters, an announcement has been made about what Gray is doing next. It looks like he’s heading into the biopic realm, tackling an American icon, no less.
According to Deadline, Gray’s next film will be a biopic of John F. Kennedy during his youthful days. The movie will chart how Kennedy went from an undisciplined kid to a war hero, paving the way for his entrance into politics and eventually the Presidency. So, it’ll be a look at how JFK became JFK. Gray is directing and will re-write a screenplay previously written by Samuel Franco and Evan Kilgore. More when we have it.