Shekhar Kapur (“Elizabeth,” “The Four Feathers”) will take over directorial duties on the late Anthony Minghella’s segment of anthology feature “New York, I Love You” says Reuters.
Minghella, who passed away suddenly last week at 54, had written but not cast or shot his segment of the episodic film scheduled to begin shooting in April.
According to Kapur, Minghella asked the director to carry out his work shortly before the “English Patient” director went in for surgery two weeks ago.
The status of Minghella’s other projects, including “The Ninth Life of Louis Drax,” “The Resurrectionist,” and the HBO series “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” remain uncertain.