The Damned United on film

I’ve raved about David Peace’s The Damned United before, so I’m excited that there’s going to be a film. Given the provenance of the makers (The Queen, Frost/Nixon), the auguries are good.

Brian Phillips, who writes the brilliant Run of Play, is not optimistic:

What I’m afraid of, in other words, is that the combined intelligence of the filmmakers will be applied to the task of middlebrow simplification. I fret, on the evidence of The Queen, about overarching stag metaphors.

The trailer looks pretty good:

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