One of the films I've been itching to see, which can't even seem to get itself in front of the camera, is Jodie Foster's Flora Plum. For at least the last ten years, there has been buzz about this film, which was originally going to star Claire Danes, out of My So-Called Life and into Yale, and Russell Crowe. But just like bad luck has loomed in Terry Gilliam's world of filmmaking, Foster just can't seem to get it made.

Crowe injured himself and production stopped. He never returned to the project and later in 2002, there was word that Ewan McGregor was taking over. Again, it stopped. Yet Foster is still determined to get the film made. She talked with MTV, and is still very invested in getting it made. However, she's being wary about how much she says, for fear that she'll jinx herself. "My new superstition is to never mention it, because every time I do, my film falls apart." From there, she talks about finally jumping behind the camera again, over a decade since her last directorial effort, Home for the Holidays.
This could easily mean that Plum is still going to be her next directorial effort, but she's just being overly superstitious; or, it could mean that she's just reinvigorating buzz. You might remember that back when Crowe was talking with Foster about the film, there were tons of reports that they were together. While they were false, the rumors weren't denied because they kept both of them in the spotlight.

Whatever the case, I hope she gets this made. I just wonder: Who could take on Claire Danes' role?