Brian Oliver's New Republic Pictures has optioned George Englund's memoir, The Way It's Never Been Done Before, as the basis for a biopic on the two-time Oscar-winning actor, as captured by Brando's longtime friend and former director.
Brando - who is considered one of the greatest actors in history and widely credited with bringing a gritty realism to stage and film acting - earned his first of eight Oscar nominations in the 1951 adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Oliver - who co-founded Cross Creek Pictures, where he worked on Black Swan, The Ides of March, The Woman in Black, plus recent releases American Made and Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Oliver's upcoming projects include Todd Field's Creed of Violence, starring Leonardo DiCaprio; the spec script Green Rush; and a feature version of the sci-fi short Rise.
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