Fincher's next film "A dream"

David Fincher's take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button may be a long way off our local multiplex, but that's not going to stop us from getting excited, especially when the early word is as gleeful as this.

Okay, so it might have originated from an unnamed costume designer - not exactly an impartial observer then - and it is all a bit 'friend-of-a-friend' but, well, just look:

"A friend of my wife's who is a costume designer was back in Pittsburgh visiting family over the holidays. During her visit we were discussing interesting projects she is or will be working on, and she said she's unequivocally excited about her latest film - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

"Top to bottom she said the set and production was a dream, that both David Fincher and Brad Pitt were consummate professionals, and that the script was top-notch - the only script she can recall making her cry, she said. She added that the look and scope of design of the film while ambitious is also intricate and exacting."

To read the full story, go to Hollywood Elsewhere , then start scanning the internet for a copy of that script. After all, we all like a good cry, don't we?

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