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“Mailer Gives Film Another Fling with ‘Guys.’” Article-interview by Todd McCarthy. Variety, 4 May, 2, 13, 14. Mailer discusses the various screenplays he has written: King Lear for Jean-Luc Godard, Once Upon a Time in America for Sergio Leone, one on mobster Meyer Lansky for producer Martin Starger at Universal, and Henry Miller’s Sexus for Interscope and producers Joe Wizan and Marcia Nasatir. The possibility that Sidney Lumet might direct a screenplay of The Deer Park (55.4) by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne is also discussed in this useful piece. See 84.17, 1986 and 1987 entries.