He died on Monday, aged 87. His filmography included such hits as 'The Exorcist and 'The French Connection'.
Friedkin also finished a final project called 'The Caine Mutiny court-martial'. It was made for Paramount, Showtime and is scheduled to premiere at the in a couple of weeks.
Venice Film Festival
In 2013, he was awarded a prize for lifetime achievement.
Adapted to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of Herman Wouk. 'The Caine Mutiny' Court-Martial follows the trial a naval captain (Jake Lacy) accused of leading a mutiny in opposition to his unstable commander, Kiefer Sutherland. The story was originally adapted into the 1954 film "The Caine Mutiny," which won seven Oscars, including best picture. Friedkin re-imagined the story to take place in the Persian Gulf, even though both the novel and the film were set during World War II.
Friedkin's first narrative film since 2011's, 'The Caine Mutiny court-martial', is his 20th.
Matthew McConaughey starred in the film. Friedkin has directed a documentary in the interim.
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Friedkin stated in
Last year, when announcing the new project. "But I thought about it a great deal, and it dawned on me that it could be an important and timely piece as well as a great drama. 'The Caine Mutiny' Court-Martial is one of best court-martial plays ever written.
The Venice Film Festival takes place from Aug. 30 through Sept. 9. However, organizers have yet to announce a premiere date. Unlike other high-profile Venice movies like Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla and Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, this posthumous film will be shown out of competition as per Friedkin’s wishes.
The director of the documentary "Friedkin Uncut" railed against the idea that festival competitions are run by a bunch of schmucks calling themselves judges.