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News: Mendes to Try Comedy?

Variety.com is reporting that director Sam Mendes will make his next movie a comedy for Focus Features.  The project, originally titled ‘This Must Be the Place,’ was written by ‘Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’ and McSweeney’s founder Dave Eggers and wife Vendela Vida.

Mendes won an Oscar for directing for his first film, ‘American Beauty.’  He has also directed ‘The Road to Perdition,’ and ‘Jarhead.’

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