Big fan of Gus Van Sant? Live anywhere close to the fine state of Oregon? Are you a teenager who's slick with a skateboard? If you answered YES to all three questions, congratulations: You're officially a member of a very small demographic, one that Mr. Van Sant would like to hang with.

Portland film critic/blogman Shawn Levy has the full scoop on Van Sant's next project, which will be called Paranoid Park. The film is based on the as-yet-unpublished novel by Blake Nelson, and it tells the story of a skate-kid who accidentally kills a security guard, and doesn't exactly go running to the cops. Van Sant wants the cast to be composed entirely of newcomers, which is why he'll be holding several open casting calls early next month. Check out all the news here, and then check out the Paranoid Park MySpace page.
categories Cinematical