Ang Lee set on 'Taking Woodstock'

April 30, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Focus Features has announced it is developing the period comedy "Taking Woodstock" as the next project for Taiwan-born filmmaker Ang Lee to direct.

Lee's films include "Sense and Sensibility," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Brokeback Mountain" and "Lust, Caution."

Focus Features Chief Executive Officer James Schamus confirmed the 1969-set film's active development. Schamus is adapting Elliot Tiber's memoir "Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, A Concert, and A Life" for the big screen.

The book, published last year by Square One Publishers, was written by Tiber with Tom Monte.

"Elliot's exuberant and heartfelt story is a perfect window onto the Woodstock experience, exploring an inspiring historical moment when liberation and freedom were in the air," Schamus said in a statement.

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