Chicago Film Festival to open with John Curran's Stone, starring Edward Norton and Robert De Niro
This year's Chicago International Film Festival will open on October 7 with Stone, a psychological thriller about a convict (Edward Norton) who attempts to worm his way out of jail by toying with his parole officer (Robert De Niro); Milla Jovovich plays Norton's wife. We, uh, won't judge it on this production still. The director is John Curran, who made the solid We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004) and the well-regarded Praise (1998). The script is by playwright Angus MacLachlan, who's showing some range—his most notable screen credit is 2005's ensemble drama Junebug. In any case, it's a more exciting opener than last year's Motherhood, which went on to a less-than-illustrious future.