Following ‘Broken Flowers,’ Director Jim Jarmusch to Helm ‘The Limits of Control’

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Focus Features on Wednesday announced that it has acquired worldwide rights to independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s new film, which is tentatively titled “The Limits of Control”.

Jim Jarmusch
Jim Jarmusch
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Jarmusch wrote and directed “Broken Flowers” and “Coffee and Cigarettes”. He acted in “Sling Blade” in 1996. “Broken Flowers” is his top-grossing feature.

“Jarmusch defines what it means to be an independent filmmaker for audiences all over the world,” Focus CEO James Schamus said in a statement. “We’re delighted to rejoin with him following our success with ‘Broken Flowers’.”

Jarmusch is slated to begin shooting the new film in Spain in Feb 2008. Focus Features International will initiate overseas sales for the movie this week at the American Film Market.

The film is the story of a mysterious loner whose activities remain carefully outside the law. He is in the process of completing a job while trusting no one.

Stacey Smith, who has worked with Jarmusch for a decade, and Gretchen McGowan, who co-produced “Coffee and Cigarettes,” will produce.

Cinematographer Christopher Doyle (“In the Mood for Love”) will be the film’s director of photography. Eugenio Caballero (“Pan’s Labryinth”) will be the film’s production designer.

Longtime collaborator Jay Rabinowitz will edit the film. Jon Kilik (“Babel”) will executive produce.

Jarmusch and his company, PointBlank Films, were represented by Bart Walker of Cinetic Media in negotiating the agreement.

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