Derek Cianfrance To Direct Ben Mendelsohn In Creepy Clown Flick Based On DC Comic, Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children – UPDATED

Beautiful_Stories_for_Ugly_ChildrenLooks like Hollywood is finally starting to take notice of Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines director Derek Cianfrance, because they are now piling him high with potential upcoming projects, with The Light Between Oceans and ESPN story These Guys Have All The Fun already on his plate.

The newest would reunite him with his Pines star Ben Mendelsohn but, more importantly, is about creepy, creepy clowns. It's called A Cotton Candy Autopsy, Cianfrance told Jeff Goldsmith's podcast (via The Playlist), and will be based on a 1990s DC Comic of the same name.

[Rich adds: That would be from the very first issue of Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children by Dave Louapre and Dan Sweetman. Happy days.]

Plot details are hard to come by, but The Playlist managed to track down this delightful summary:

a clown at a circus which burns down as the story opens, sets out with his friends Bingo, Foo Foo, Joey Punchinello and Addy the Freaklady on a road trip adventure that stands a good chance of changing your views on clowns forever.

It sounds completely terrifying and something I will never, ever see, so the good news here is that Cianfrance is still in the writing stage with Darius Marder so it won't be hitting theaters for a very long time. Phew.

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