We name some top contenders for the choice gig now that Gary Ross has exited
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Best Known For: "Interview With A Vampire," "The Crying Game"
Pros: Talk about a great eye, Neil Jordan's got a tremendous sense of style, and he's a smart writer. His adaptation of "Interview With The Vampire" transcended the source material, and he's done that a few times, with films like "Breakfast On Pluto" and "The End Of the Affair" and "The Butcher Boy" all making a strong case for Jordan's ability to crack a book and really get every little bit of marrow out of it.
Cons: Can drift to the esoteric, even when working with material that's supposed to be mainstream, and to be fair, "Interview" was almost 20 years ago now.
- Drew McWeeny