Cameron Puts His Money Down for ‘Hiroshima’
James Cameron, that visionary mega-director of historic oceanic tragedy and, more recently, virtual blue puma-people, has dug into his giant pockets to option a book for a possible film project that’s quite different in subject and tone from his latest blockbuster, “Avatar.” Variety reported Friday that Cameron now has movie dibs on Charles Pellegrino’s nonfiction book “The Last Train From Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back.” The trade offers some details of interest about Pellegrino’s not-yet-released work and the people who contributed their stories. –KA
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Pellegrino’s book, published by Henry Holt, is set to hit bookstores Jan. 19. Advance reviews have been glowing for the title, which takes place over two days and weaves together eyewitness accounts of the Japanese civilians and American pilots who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand.
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