Clint Eastwood in talks to direct supernatural thriller

Although some have pegged his latest, Changeling, as more or less a horror movie, Clint Eastwood is in talks to direct Hereafter, a new supernatural thriller to be produced by Steven Spielberg.

Set up at DreamWorks with a script acquired from Peter Morgan (next month's Frost/Nixon), plot details are not clear, but Variety says the studio has sold it along the lines of The Sixth Sense. Eastwood has evidently been in talks for some time, with a deal imminent.

Eastwood, two years away from birthday No. 80, still has Gran Torino in the pipeline for this year, which Warner Bros. hopes will slink its way into the Oscar pool à la Million Dollar Baby. He’s signed to take on The Human Factor next, focused on the post-apartheid years of Nelson Mandela, with Morgan Freeman set to play the the civil-rights giant.

Spielberg previously produced Eastwood’s sister WWII epics Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima.

Related links:
Review: Changeling
News: Clint Eastwood spills details on Gran Torino
News: Matt Damon and Morgan Freemon to star in Human Factor

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