Robin Wright to Direct Patricia Clarkson in Comic Love Story ‘Bingo’ (Exclusive)

Robin Wright will direct Patricia Clarkson in a new film, “Bingo,” which shares some DNA with the cult classic “Harold and Maude,” she told Variety Friday at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, where both Wright and Clarkson are guests.The story is a “modernized, beautiful” take on May-December romance, said the actor, being honored this week at the festival.

One thing “Bingo” won’t feature is the dark center that “Harold and Maude,” the 1971 Hal Ashby comedy, featured, said Wright.“I love directing,” Wright said.

“I love seeing what actors can do.

And pulling it out of them.”The “Princess Bride” star, who will be screening the classic offbeat fairy tale for a new generation at Karlovy Vary, also said David Fincher was a source of inspiration for her when directing.

Fincher directed Wright as Claire Underwood in the Netflix series “House of Cards,” the presidential power intrigue co-starring Kevin Spacey…

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