It’s almost surprising that while Hollywood has relatively often delved into the US Civil War, they rarely head back to the revolutionary era and the birth of their nation. However Darren Aronofsky is now planning a new movie about George Washington.
Details on the film’s specific plot are being held under wraps, such as whether it will cover Washington’s whole life or just a specific event, although Variety suggests it feel more like Unforgiven than a historical drama. The fact that it’s called The General does suggest it’ll focus on the War Of Independence.
Darren Aronofsky will direct and produce the project if the studio decides to pick up the film, with Adam Cooper and Bill Collage writing the script. Don’t expect The General to happen anytime soon though, as he’s currently putting together the cast for his biblical film Noah, which will shoot this summer. He’s also got the Judy Garland biopic Get Happy in the works.