Following up on the smashing critical acclaim of A Most Violent Year, J.C. Chandor is being eyed by A24 to direct a film adaptation of Vicky Ward’s nonfiction story The Liar’s Ball. The film will tell the history of the famed G.M. building in New York City (which faces the southeast corner of Central Park) from before it was built to the present.
Vicky Ward says, “When I heard J.C. wanted to turn my book into a movie I couldn’t believe it! I always try – as far as journalistic license allows – to condense time and space in my work the way he does, so that in the foreground, you have larger-than-life characters thrashing about in extremes and the reader has no choice but to get inside their headspace and see things from their perspective. A24’s collaboration with J.C. and his team on A Most Violent Year was a perfect example of that. So I am just thrilled that they want to take on the clash of brutal, battling egos that comprises the fractious, ruthless, scarcely believable world of New York Real Estate.”
Chandor says, “Commercial real estate in New York City has long fascinated me, to the point where I once had a broker’s license. The story that Vicky has captured through relentless research and interviews explores the drama and the romantic nature of buildings in a city that has continued to push closer and closer to the sky with each passing year.”
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