May 15, 2000
Schwartzman To Be 'Darko'
Though his name has been tossed about as a potential candidate for the Spider-Man title role, Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore) is set to star in a fantasy teenage drama called Donnie Darko, according to a number of sources. The film will tell the story of who miraculously escapes dying in a freak accident, though is he granted 28 days more of life before he must go through it all againÍ likely dying the second time. The film will be directed by Richard Kelly from his own script with a budget in the $10M range. Drew Barrymore will produce the film under her Flower Films banner and may have a small part as well.