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"Fight Club" Author's Next Project

Posted: May 2nd, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Author Chuck Palahniuk, who wrote "Fight Club," spoke to the people at his official fansite about an upcoming adaptation of "Choke." This kind of news has been floating around since 2004, and just about every book in the guy's resume has been rumored to be adapted at one point or another. But this seems solid.

According to the site, not only is Sam Rockwell currently attached to star, but there is even a director already onboard. That director is Clark Gregg, who will be making his directorial debut, but has provided the screenplay for "What Lies Beneath" back in 2000. In addition, Chuck mentioned that he would like to see Glenn Close, Annette Bening or Julianne Moore to play the mom.

The story revolves around Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, who needing to pay elder care for his mother, has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. Victor then allows himself to be "saved" by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for his life, go on to send checks to support him. When he's not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park.

Apparently, Gregg has already adapted "Choke" into a screenplay, with production getting set to begin on June 18th.

Source: chuckpalahniuk.net


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