Rape: A Love Story

Three questions have plagued me recently. One is what Sam Jackson would be doing before launching his 209-picture deal with Marvel. The second is what movie Abigail Breslin could be in that would be the exact opposite of Little Miss Sunshine. The third is incredibly personal, and I can’t believe you’d even ask me like that.

Luckily, two of the three questions were answers today as Variety is reporting that Samuel L. Jackson, Maria Bello, and Abigail Breslin are going to be working together on Rape: A Love Story which is probably the best sounding title possible with the word ‘rape’ in it. Other than, of course, No! The Rape Documentary.

The film is based on a novella by Joyce Carol Oates (seriously) in which a woman begins rebuilding her life after being brutally gang-raped – an attack witnessed by her young daughter. The attackers then obsessively stalk the woman while a policeman intervenes and tries to protect her. Judging by the characters and the casting, I’d say it’s an obvious guess that Jackson plays the raped woman, Bello plays the young daughter, and Breslin plays the sympathetic, honor-bound cop. Just a guess, though.

What do you think? Is there anyway to write up this story without being mildly inappropriate?


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