Date: 11th October 2000

Writer Hodge And Director Boyle Split Following Beach Drubbing

Writer John Hodge and director Danny Boyle have apparently made good on their vow to go their separate ways if their 1999 film The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was not a success.

The pair had teamed on such projects as Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, and the upcoming Alien Love Triangle. However, today's issue of the online Showbiz Ireland points out that Hodge's latest screenplay, The Final Curtain, will be Hodge's first film without Boyle. (It will mark director Patrick Harkins' theatrical film debut.)

At a news conference Tuesday, Peter O'Toole, who costars in the film, praised Hodge's screenplay. "Fabulous, fabulous," he remarked. "It's a great script, an amazing role."

Source: Studio Briefing



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