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Jarecki Plans Chinatown-Esque Drama

By Garth Franklin Tuesday September 18th 2012 04:42AM

Nicholas Jarecki's financial world thriller "Arbitrage" hit this past weekend, scoring solid reviews along with impressive early VOD numbers and $1.9 million from 197 theatrical screens.

Jarecki is already moving onto his next project and tells The Playlist that he's working on a new project with nods to 70's classics "Chinatown" and "The Conversation".

"It's a detective story set in Los Angeles that deals with a young man who's a surveillance expert, who gets involved in a conspiracy involving electric cars, and it's got a romance story in it, and it owes a debt to 'Chinatown'… I'm hoping I can find a way to make it my own, but we'll see" he says.

He adds that it's going to take him time though - "I'm not so fast at writing. I've been at it about five months, and hoping to be done by the end of the year with the script, and then maybe we can make it next year."

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