Spike Lee Taking Michael Mann's 'Gold'

May 17, 2013

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TheWrap reports Spike Lee has come on to direct Gold, a film Michael Mann was going to direct until he realized no golden riches would ever give him the pleasure of killing horses. Written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman, the film tells the true story of the Bre-X mineral scandal, when it was discovered that the company's supposedly gold-rich mine contained only Goldschläger-level deposits. The focus is reportedly on "a rough-around-the-edges prospector," but as the incident occurred in the mid-1990s, we will unfortunately not be seeing an 1850s John Turturro shouting "tarnation," and that is the greatest fraud of all.

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