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Kathryn Bigelow to direct The Miraculous Year for HBO

Kathryn Bigelow directs The Hurt Locker

Story by Jack Foley

OSCAR nominee for Kathryn Bigelow has named HBO drama The Miraculous Year as her first post-The Hurt Locker project.

The drama pilot, written by John Logan, follows the fortunes of a New York family as seen through the lens of a charismatic, self-destructive Broadway composer.

The news marks one of Bigelow’s rare small screen forays, which have previously included directing three episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street and an episode of Karen Sisco.

But she usually sticks to films and, aside from The Miraculous Year, which is due to begin shooting in May-June, she is also attached to direct the South America-set Triple Frontier.

Logan’s script, however, proved to big an attraction, particularly given his former pedigree. The scribe started off as a playwright before his first screenplay, Any Given Sunday, caught the attention of Oliver Stone.

He has since earned two original screenplay Oscar nominations, for The Aviator and Gladiator, and will re-team with Scorsese for the upcoming The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

He hasn’t turned his back on the stage, either, as his new play Red – starring Alfred Molina – opens on Broadway on April 1.