Black Bird Dennis Lehane The Wire Mystic River Shutter Island – Deadline

The Movie That Lit My Fuse is a Deadline video series that aims to provide an antidote to the headlines about industry uncertainty by bringing the conversation back to the creative ambitions, formative influences and inspirations of some of the great artists. of cinema today.

Each episode asks the same five questions. Today’s topic is Dennis Lehane, who adapted and is the showrunner of James Keene’s non-fiction book Black birdwhich Apple TV+ is releasing today, starring Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Hauser and Ray Liotta.

With a ring of dialogue and tragic, tough working-class characters, Lehane emerged from Dorchester to become a best-selling novelist. Hollywood found his books and turned them into a movie directed by Clint Eastwood the mystical riverdirected by Martin Scorsese shutter islandand two adapted and directed by Ben Affleck, Gone, baby, gone and Live the night. Lehane went on to become an accomplished screenwriter and television screenwriter himself. He adapted DropJames Gandolfini’s latest film directed by Michael R. Roskam, who signs the six episodes of Black bird. After cutting his teeth as a writer on the series ThreadLehane served in writing and producing categories on the series Boardwalk Empire, Bloodline, Mr. Mercedes and the stranger. Many of his other books are in the works, including his masterpiece, The given day. Watch him explain the movies and TV that helped him find his mojo.

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