Gay director gets Minnie Driver for new film

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com March 07 2001 12:00 AM ET

Richard Kwietniowski, the openly gay filmmaker behind Love and Death on Long Island, will direct Minnie Driver and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Owning Molony, reports Variety. The film, cowritten by Kwietniowski and Maurice Chauvet from Gary Ross’s nonfiction book Stung, tells the story of how a mild-mannered Toronto bank manager with a gambling problem gambles away $12 million of the $20 million account to which he had unsupervised access. Hoffman will play the manager, and Driver will portray his girlfriend.