Cop Land, Knight And Day Director James Mangold To Take On The Wolverine

Cop Land, Knight And Day Director James Mangold To Take On The Wolverine

Posted by June 15, 2011 Comment

With X-Men: First Class getting good marks for Fox, we were destined to get some fast action again on The Wolverine, and here it is: Deadline reports that James Mangold will direct the film. Mangold has a pretty diverse list of gigs on his directing resume, including Cop Land, Girl, Interrupted, 3:10 to Yuma, and the recent Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz action/comedy Knight and Day.

James Mangold is 20th Century Fox’s and star Hugh Jackman‘s choice to direct The Wolverine, ending one of the most competitive contests among directors for a major studio film. Negotiations are about to get underway, but I’m told that Mangold will take the helming job on the sequel to the X-Men spinoff film, a post that became vacant when Darren Aronofsky dropped out of the film in March. I’d heard that Mangold was on a very short list coming into this week, along with Warrior director Gavin O’Connor and Brooklyn’s Finest helmer Antoine Fuqua.

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(Last Updated June 15, 2011 10:38 pm )

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