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4.23.2008

ang lee's next movie

Some news on Ang Lee's next project... the Academy Award-winning director is returning to the gay genre with a movie revolving around the Woodstock music festival: Ang Lee making gay Woodstock movie.

Taking Woodstock centers on "the colorful life of a Greenwich Village-based interior designer and part-time Catskills hotel manager who headed the Bethel, N.Y., Chamber of Commerce. He issued the permit for the legendary 1969 concert on his neighbor Max Yasgur's farm." The film is based on Elliot Tiber's 2007 memoir Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert and a Life.

Lee will be collaborating again with long-time creative partner James Schamus, CEO of Focus Features. Their previous gay-themed projects include The Wedding Banquet and of course, Brokeback Mountain. Ang Lee is a badass.