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Paul Haggis “obsessed” with Craig Davidson’s Cataract City

Craig Davidson

Is it just a matter of time before Craig Davidson sees another one of his works adapted for film?

A month ago, New York magazine ran a transcription of a conversation with actress Margarita Levieva and film director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), who revealed that he was reading Davidson’s Scotiabank Giller Prize”“nominated novel, Cataract City (Doubleday Canada). The magazine has updated the post with the full interview, which includes some high praise for Davidson.

Haggis says:

The setting is fabulous, because it’s the underbelly of Niagara Falls. It’s really lovely. I love the grittiness of it. And the writer is wonderful. I’m going to finish reading it tomorrow. I’m obsessed with it.

In 2012, two stories from Davidson’s collection Rust and Bone were adapted by French director Jacques Audiard. The film, starring Marion Cotillard, was nominated for a Golden Globe for best foreign film.