pta1.jpgBoogie Nights mastermind Paul Thomas Anderson has penned an adaptation of Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel Oil!, and is currently looking for a studio to finance the project. Sinclair is best known for The Jungle, his fictionalized expose of the Chicago meatpacking industry; Oil! is in the same, somewhat-Socialist vein, carving a multi-layered story out of the Harding Administration oil scandals. It actually sounds like a perfect transition film for Anderson, who is coming off of winning the Director's Prize at Cannes for 2002's gorgeously deconstructed rom-com Punch-Drunk Love; it would be a return to the sprawling epic style he's known for, but hopefully the navel-gazing tendencies of Magnolia would be erased by the material's political content.
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