Errol Morris To Helm “Weegee” Biopic

Errol Morris To Helm Weegee Biopic

Oscar winner Errol Morris (“The Fog of War,” “The Thin Blue Line”) is set to direct the biopic “Weegee” about famed photojournalist Arthur Fellig.

Fellig, nicknamed ‘Weegee the Famous,’ was a street photographer who began working in 1930s New York chasing police cars and ambulances to capture life and death in the city – his work appearing in Vogue and Life among other outlets.

Morris says: “Weegee may not have singlehandedly invented the noir sensibility, but without him, noir would be unimaginable. He recognized he was constructing his own vision of reality, replete with vivid characters – rich, poor, depraved and otherwise.”

Emmy winner Lawrence Schiller will produce.

Source: THR