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Ex-Focus chief James Schamus to make directing debut on 'Indignation'
Ex-Focus chief James Schamus to make directing debut on 'Indignation'

James Schamus, the former Focus Features chief, is set to make his feature directorial debut with an adaptation of Philip Roth's novel "Indignation." While it's somewhat rare for executive types to move into the director's chair, Schamus is a veteran screenwriter and producer known for his work with Ang Lee, including "The Ice Storm," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Hulk," "Lust, Caution" and an upcoming 3-D project about the golden age of boxing. Schamus left Focus, the Universal Pictures specialty label he co-founded, amid a major overhaul last year. In addition to directing "Indignation," Schamus has...

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