Van Sant y Easton Ellis co-guionistas
Según informa The Guardian, basado en una nota en Variety, el director Gus Van Sant y el narrador Breta Easton Ellis han hecho un tándem para escribir un guión sobre el suicidio compartido de dos artistas teatrales célebres en los circuitos alternativos de Nueva York: Theresa Duncan y Jeremy Blake. El guion está basado en la nota de Vanity Fair "The Golden Suicides". No es difícil ver por qué el tema le interesa a Van Sant y a Ellis. Hay de todo, desde drogas, violencia, glamour, paranoia, depresión hasta fanatismo religioso con ovnis (es decir, cienciología) Dice The Guardian:
It is a tale of intrigue, paranoia and harassment by unseen forces, one which takes in the rock star Beck, the Church of Scientology and 9/11 conspiracies. It ends with the deaths of two wildly successful and popular artists who may have killed themselves to escape the demons – real or imagined – that were pursuing them. (...) Sales suggests that the lovers may have felt they were being targeted by agents from the Church of Scientology, stemming from their ties with Beck. Duncan had planned to involve the singer in her abandoned film project, Alice Underground, in 2004, while Blake supplied the artwork for his Sea Change album. But the relationship soured and Duncan started to blog, alleging harassment by Scientologists. That was the start of their downward spiral. By their final months, they were also reportedly interested in a number of CIA plots and leftwing 9/11 conspiracy theories and had alienated many of their former friends with their obsession. Van Sant is co-writing the screenplay with Easton Ellis, but has not yet decided whether to direct, Variety reports. The Oscar-nominated film-maker most recently brought Milk, his biopic of the assassinated gay politican Harvey Milk, to the big screen.