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Rutger Hauer Plans WWII Biopic

Rutger Hauer The Hollywood Reporter says Rutger Hauer (yes, the Rutger Hauer) plans to direct "Changing Fortunes."

The film will be based on the life of Wally van Hall, a Dutch banker credited with saving tens of thousands of lives during World War II. And how did Wally accomplish such a thing? According to Wikipedia, he used his connections as a banker to funnel funds to resistance fighters. (Of course, the original Wikipedia entry is written in Dutch and the rudimentary translation I found could be way, way off ... but that "sneaky banker" thing definitely sounds promising).

The Reporter makes no mention of casting, but how cool would it be if Hauer created a composite character that blended van Hall's heroism with Nick Parker's blind swordfighting skills? It might not woo critics, but it'll definitely extinguish those "Schindler's List" comparisons.

"Changing Fortunes" is scheduled to be released in 2007. -- Mac Slocum


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Posted by Mac on June 14, 2006 5:55 PM
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Really, so schindler was the only person out there to save jewish lives during wwII????? go Rutger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh YEA YEA YEA..
Its about time we learn about those other- lesser known people and hauer's the one to do it...he rocks.......... spielberg who?

-- Posted by: Brenda D at January 23, 2007 9:08 PM

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