〉The novel is semi-autobiographical for Bukowski
Voltage Pictures is set to adapt the acclaimed novel WOMEN, written by Charles Bukowski. Working off a script from Ethan Furman, the project will follow the novel’s erstwhile protagonist Hank Chinaski as he attempts to manage the many women who fall in love with him through his writings. Nicolas Chartier will produce through his Voltage banner, with Dominic Rustam overseeing.
Bukowski, who passed away in 1994 in Los Angeles, based the character of Chinaski on his own life. He was the author of equally renowned novels such as Ham on Rye and the poetry collection Love Is a Dog From Hell.
This is not the first time his work has been brought to the big screen, as James Franco recently wrapped production on a biopic based on the author’s life, which he also directed. The project is loosely based on Ham on Rye and Neeli Cherkovski’s 1997 book Bukowski: A Life, and stars Tim Blake Nelson as the celebrated author.
Though typically known for distribution (Dallas Buyers Club), Voltage is perhaps best known for producing 2008’s Oscar-winner The Hurt Locker and indies such as Charlie Countryman, Killer Joe, and Don Jon. Next up for Voltage is Nacho Vigalondo’s sci-fi project Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway, and the dark comedy Rothchild, starring Logan Lerman. Recently, they produced the Joe Dante horror/comedy Burying The Ex, which stars Anton Yelchin and Alexandra Daddario, as well as the Ethan Hawke/January Jones war drama Good Kill, which has received rave reviews.
Kristen McRobbie | Staff Writer