Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara Abel Ferrara (born July 19, 1951 in The Bronx) is an American movie screenwriter and director. He is best known as an independent filmmaker of such films as The Driller Killer (1979), Ms. 45 (1981), King of New York (1990), Bad Lieutenant (1992), and The Funeral (1996).

The director has recently completed a documentary called Chelsea on the Rocks (which will premiere out of competition at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival), and has another documentary Mulberry St. being released later this year. Later in 2009 he will begin production on his first feature film since Go Go Tales; an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The film will be called Jekyll and Hyde and will take place in the modern day. The film stars Forrest Whitaker as Dr. Jekyll and 50 Cent as Mr. Hyde. This will be Whitaker's third film with Ferrara after Mary and Body Snatchers but 50 Cent's first. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abel_Ferrara)

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Abel Ferrara Takes The Spotlight

Abel Ferarra took the spotlight at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland when he received the most prestigious Leopard of Honor. The award denotes recognition…

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Abel Ferrara in the 21st Century

The following article was written by David Hudson and published on The Daily, Mubi's blog, on January 7, 2011. Even though Abel Ferrara never really went away,…

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A Portrait of Abel Ferrara

Illustration by Victoria Ford The following article was written by Ananda Pellerin and published on the online magazine Wheel Me Out , in 2010. Controversial film…

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