Steven Soderbergh, Chloe Grace Moretz Team for School Shooting Play

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Duo will make New York theatrical debuts with “The Library”

Steven Soderbergh may have retired from movies, but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped directing.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker will make his New York theater debut directing “The Library” with Chloe Grace Moretz at the Public Theater this spring.

It’s provocative sounding fare, centering on a school shooting survivor who finds that her story is distorted in the media coverage of the tragedy. Moretz, who is best known for her work in the ultra-violent “Kick-Ass,” will make her New York theater debut, as well.

Scott Z. Burns wrote the script. He previously collaborated with Soderbergh on “Side Effects” and “Contagion.”

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After completing “Side Effects,” Soderbergh swore off directing films.  In a speech last spring at the San Francisco International Film Festival, he made it clear that he no longer saw a place for himself in a business run by studio executives who don’t know or love movies.

He previously directed for the stage in 2009 at Australia’s Sydney Theatre Company, where he oversaw a play called “Tot Mom,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

“The Library ” will debut March 25 at the Public and will open officially on April 15.  It is scheduled to close on April 27.


 

 

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