Swoon's Tom Kalin to return to director's chair after a 12-year absence

Tom Kalin, whose 1992 Swoon was a key film in the New Queer Cinema movement of the 1990s, is making a long-awaited return to the director's chair, reports Variety. Killer Films has announced that Savage Grace, which Kalin will direct from a screenplay by Howard A. Rodman (Joe Gould's Secret), will begin shooting in July with Julianne Moore in the lead role of an underprivileged woman whose life goes awry after marrying into a rich and powerful family. The film is based on the true story of the Baekeland family--the inventors of Bakelite--and Rodman's script is an adaptation of the book by Natalie Robins and Steven M.L. Aronson. Savage Grace, which will be produced by Killer head honchos Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, will film in the United Kingdom, Spain, and France with a budget of $12 million.

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