January 13, 2011


Paul Dano has landed a starring role in Oscar-nominated writer/director Paul Weitz’s (About a BoyAnother Night.  Dano will co-star alongside Robert De Niro in the film which Weitz has adapted from Nick Flynn’s 2004 memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.  Per Variety, Another Night will tell the story of a writer who runs into his homeless father while working at a Boston shelter.  Though the report makes no mention, it seems safe to assume that Dano and De Niro will make turns as son and father, respectively.

In addition to Another Night, Dano can also be seen this summer in Jon Favreau’s action/sci-fi flick Cowboys & Aliens and in 2012 alongside Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon Levitt in Rian Johnson’s (The Brothers Bloom) sci-fi film Looper.  As for Another Night, the project (now at Focus Features) was originally set up at Fox 2000 under the title Suck City with Casey Affleck rumored to in the role now occupied by Dano.  To check out the synopsis for the source material, hit the jump.

another-bullshit-night-in-suck-city-book-coverHere’s a synopsis for Nick Flynn’s 2004 memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City [from Amazon]:

Flynn’s wayward father, a self-styled writer and ex-con, describes his life on Boston’s streets as “another bullshit night in Suck City”: he hangs out in ATM lobbies, stuffs his coat with newspaper and is often “still drunk from the night before.” This biting memoir describes the years poet Flynn (Some EtherBlind Huber) spent, in his late 20s, working at one of the city’s homeless shelters, where his path crisscrossed with his down-and-out father’s. In examining their troublesome relationship, Flynn admits to feeling lost, as he turned to alcohol and came close to being on the other side of the shelter admissions booth himself.

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