Actor Dakota Johnson reveals that she will work with the Ishtar director on a new film called Crackpot
Elaine May is to make a return to directing aged 87, 32 years after the disastrous release of Ishtar, her last feature-directing credit in 1987.
According to Deadline, actor Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey, A Bigger Splash) said at the recent Governors awards in Los Angeles that she is due to work with May on a film called Crackpot.
No further information on the project has emerged, but if it goes into production it will be Mays fifth feature film as director. Having made her name in the late 1950s as part of a comedy team with Mike Nichols, she turned to writing after they stopped working together in 1961, authoring a number of plays and making her screen writer-director debut in 1971 with the comedy A New Leaf, in which she starred opposite Walter Matthau. She subsequently directed the marital comedy The Heartbreak Kid (1972), and the cult gangster film Mikey and Nicky (1976) starring Peter Falk and John Cassavetes.