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A Documentary About Quentin Tarantino Just Got Bought By The Weinsteins, Naturally
The Weinstein Company has acquired the distribution rights to 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino, a documentary about the director (and independent movie theater proprietor), who, fittingly, has worked with the Weinsteins for his entire career. And he didn't even need to pay $13,000 at an auction for an internship to get the gig in the first place.According to The Hollywood Reporter, alleged groper Harvey Weinstein said in a statement:
Working with Quentin time and time again continues to be one of the highlights in my career both at Miramax and TWC - not only because he's one of our industry's true visionaries and auteurs, but because he's become a true friend to Bob and me over the past 20 years. There's a universal understanding when you hear the name Tarantino. Tara's film will give audiences a glimpse into the man we have had the honor of knowing and we couldn't think of a better home for a film documenting Quentin.
Doesn't sound like it'll be biased at all!
The documentary, which Deadline reports will be a behind-the-scenes look into Tarantino's process and relationships with collaborators, is directed and produced by Tara Wood, who produced another "21 Years" documentary about Richard Linklater.
No word on when we can expect to see it in theaters, but Variety notes that we can look forward to interviews with Tarantino's longtime collaborators like Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Foxx, and Eli Roth, to name a few.
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