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Alexander Payne may be eyeing Chicago to film adaptation of New Yorker story

Alexander Payne may be eyeing Chicago to film adaptation of New Yorker story

“Downsizing” director Alexander Payne is eyeing Chicago to film an adaptation of “The Judge’s Will,” a short story published in the New Yorker in 2013.

James Ivory, who won an Academy Award this year for the “Call Me By Your Name” screenplay, has been tapped to adapt the Delhi-set tale about an ailing judge who tries to provide for his wife and his mistress. Oscar winner Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who died in 2013, wrote the story.

Ivory told Film Comment magazine he met last year...

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