Richard Linklater wants to make a movie about 1970s Houston

12:23 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 Austin360 Home
aurence Fishburne, left, and Austin director Richard Linklater attend the Los Angeles premiere of “Last Flag Flying” on Nov. 1. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that longtime Austin resident, local film godfather and eternal Texan Richard Linklater would love to take a make a movie (or something) about growing up in Houston in the 1960s and ‘70s.

“Houston deserves a good TV series and a couple of more movies," the 57-year-old was quoted during a chat to promote his most recent movie, "Last Flag Flying" starring Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston, which opens Friday in Austin.

"Houston was so on the cutting edge," Linklater said. "The medical center, that domed stadium, Astro Turf. It just felt like science fiction that was coming to life."

This is just speculation for now. Linklater is in post-production on the dramady "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" starring Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, and Judy Greer based on the best-selling Maria Semple novel of the same name. He is also working on a thusfar-unitled biopic about con artist John Brinkley with Robert Downey Jr. in the starring role.

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