The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Catherine Hardwicke is the busiest director in Hollywood these days.
The director is in final negotiations to helm “The Girl with the Red Riding Hood,” the Warners reboot of classic fairy-tale “Little Red Riding Hood” that the studio is developing with Leonard DiCaprio’s Appian Way.
She’s also in early talks with Sony to take on its feature version of “21 Jump Street,” the undercover cop tale that, like “Twilight,” centers on high-schoolers with unusual abilities, though other directors are in the running on that project as well.
With the “Hood” deal basically in place, it’s unclear if Hardwicke could also helm “Jump Street” — while both projects are at the development stage, they’re considered priorities for their respective studios, which could create a scheduling issue if both go next year. On top of that, Hardwicke is also on tap to helm the modern-day adaptation of “Hamlet,” the Emile Hirsch vehicle at Overture that could shoot later this year and/or early next year.
Still, hers is a high-class problem — an abundance of projects at a time when studios are cutting back and gigs are harder to come by.
I can’t wait to see these new project Catherine is working on. As a child of the 80′s I’m just a little bit excited at the thought of Catherine directing a 21 Jumpstreet!