Danny HustonFilm247.net reports that Danny Huston, who currently stars opposite Ralph Fiennes in The Constant Gardener and is the son of esteemed director John Huston, will play iconic Citizen Kane creator Orson Welles in the film Fade To Black. While Huston's personal memories of the misunderstood boy genius are of the morbidly obese "we shall sell no wine before its time" Welles, Huston will play him as a still-vital 36-year-old as he worked to complete a thriller script before playing Othelloin the 1952 film. Welles directed Citizen Kane (1941), widely regarded as the greatest film ever made, when he was only 26, never to match or top it. Welles was, in effect, a difficult One Hit Wonder doomed by his own ego whose legend would have been better served if he had walked away after crafting the perfect film because really, where do you go after that?
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