Film Version of 'Orson Welles's Last Movie' Planned

Courtesy of St. Martin's Press
Orson Welles on the set of 'The Other Side of the Wind'

Producer Joseph Infantolino has acquired the rights to Josh Karp's book.

Producer Joseph Infantolino has acquired the film rights to Josh Karp’s Orson Welles’s Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind.

Just published by St. Martin’s Press, the book tells the story of how Welles spent six years filming The Other Side of the Wind in the 1970s as he attempted a Hollywood comeback after a decade of self-imposed exile in Europe.

An Indiegogo campaign was launched this week to raise $2 million to finally complete Welles' last film.

Suraj Gohill, a former CIT Group senior vp and the current CFO of Ivanhoe Pictures, and Mark Aronson, CEO of Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Fla.-based Liquidity Partners, have come on board as executive producers of the proposed project about the making of The Other Side of the Wind.

"It is a huge honor and responsibility to bring to the big screen the incredible true story of the last ride of one of the most influential directors and larger-than-life personalities of all time," said Infantolino, who served as executive producer of Run, Fatboy, Run, starring Simon Pegg; co-producer of Kerry Washington’s film debut, Our Song; and, most recently, executive producer of Fred Won’t Move Out, starring Elliott Gould.

Infantolino also wrote and directed the 2010 film Helena From the Wedding, starring Melanie Lynskey, Gillian Jacobs and Corey Stoll.

Karp is repped by Holly Frederick of Curtis Brown.

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