Perhaps the most unlikely book adaptation in development right now – Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk has just announced on his blog that Daryl Hannah is to star in a big screen version of his novel Snuff, where the Kill Bill actress would play aging porn star Cassie Wright who wants to retire breaking porn records by filming herself having sex with 600 men in one day!
The film is told via the p.o.v. of three specific men who are to nail her, including Tom Sizemore as ‘Mr. 600′ who got Hannah’s pornstar into the business and is the last to do the deed with her. Thora Birch, perhaps not coincidentally the daughter of a porn star, supports as her talent agent who must get all the 600 men organised and rounded-up.
We find out over the course of the novel that all three men have a personal and emotional reason to sleep with Cassie and that Cassie herself has her own motives for the record breaking endeavour.
The novel is highly explicit and graphically detailed and it’s definitely going to be a challenge for French filmmaker Fabien Martorell to avoid turning it into an exploitative flick and to keep the power and meaning of the novel in tact. His biggest credit to date is the documentary “Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman”, and it’s his assistant director on that project, Karina Wilson, who he co-wrote this screeenplay with.
SNUFF is a Suspense/Thriller sets in the gritty world of adult entertainment. Fabien Martorell would like to shoot SNUFF as a single “closed door” set. The use of flashbacks will aide in the communication of character history, and help sustain a dramatic rhythm.
In any event, an interesting and crazy project but with three acting talents who haven’t been on the radar in years – one can’t imagine much of a theatrical run for this. Snuff films later this year.
This article was first posted on February 9, 2011