“Logan” Director To Helm Patty Hearst Film

“Logan” director James Mangold has set his follow-up feature, a film at Fox 2000 about heiress Patty Hearst and her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army along with her subsequent conversion into a member of the left-wing terrorist group.

Larry Karaszewski & Scott Alexander and Mangold are penning the still untitled project which will be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling novel “American Heiress”

Elle Fanning is in talks to play Hearst, the Berkeley sophomore turned unlikely counter-culture revolutionary and the most frequently cited example of Stockholm Syndrome.

Mangold, Nina Jacobsen and Brad Simpson will produce the film which is expected to take priority over other movies Mangold has been linked to including “The Force” and “Crenshaw”.

Source: Variety