Lulu: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neve Campbell is gearing up for a starring turn as the silent-film star-turned-elusive actress Louise Brooks. Campbell has purchased Peter Nickowitz and Bill Oliver's screenplay "Lulu" as a starring vehicle for herself.

The script tells the life story of Brooks, who was born in 1906 in Kansas. She went on to star in more than two dozen films, most notably Pandora's Box, A Girl in Every Port and Beggars of Life. Known for her strong-willed ways -- and her trendsetting bobbed hair -- Brooks then moved to Germany, where she starred in several German productions. It was in Europe that she became a recluse, hiding away from the public eye until she was rediscovered in her later years after she was given a typewriter that she used to write a series of essays about her life.

The beginning of Campbell's project finds Brooks in her solitude and then traces back the story of her life. It is known that Campbell has wanted to do a film about Brooks for many years. She will now be looking for a director and financier.

She next stars in Robert Altman's The Company, which she produced based on her own original idea.

Campbell's other upcoming projects include Blind Horizon, with Val Kilmer, Churchill: The Hollywood Years, with Christian Slater, and James Toback's When Will I Be Loved.

Brian B.