Jaz Films Aquires Antonioni’s Last Screenplay

“Two Telegrams” is based on the late director’s short story of the same name.

Last Updated: May 19, 2009 @ 5:27 PM

Jaz Films has acquired the rights to “Two Telegrams,” the last screenplay written by Michelangelo Antonioni. 

Co-written with screenplay veteran Rudy Wurlitzer (“Little Buddha,” “Pat Garrett” and Billy the Kid), it was the last script Antonioni wrote before he died in 2007.
 
Inspired by Antonioni’s short story of the same name. “Telegrams” is a tale that unravels to reveal the unresolved attachments that end in violence and further suffering.

“To have foreseen, some 30 years in advance, the excessive sexuality and financial meltdown that so define our age,” said Guber, “is what has made Michelangelo Antonioni a unique and truly visionary filmmaker.”

Jaz has already financed the feature and is currently attaching a director and casting.