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Herzog and Lynch team for murder drama

German director Werner Herzog speaks at the San Francisco International Film Festival in San Francisco, California, April 26, 2006. REUTERS/Kimberly White

CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - Directors Werner Herzog and David Lynch are teaming for “My Son, My Son,” a horror-tinged murder drama based on a true story.

Herzog and his longtime assistant director Herbert Golder co-wrote “Son,” loosely based on the true story of a San Diego man who acts out a Sophocles play in his mind and kills his mother with a sword.

The low-budget feature will flash back and forth from the murder scene to the disturbed man’s story. A guerrilla-style digital video shoot on location is tentatively set for March. Lynch is executive producing the project.

Herzog is having a busy year. He was set to film “Son” in the summer but postponed it to direct Nicolas Cage in a remake of Abel Ferrara’s 1992 cop drama “Bad Lieutenant” starting in July. In the fall, he will shoot the Victorian-era drama “The Piano Tuner” for Focus Features.

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