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BOORMAN BEGINS WORK ON COMEDY

John Boorman, who directed the highly acclaimed "Hope and Glory" three years ago, has started production on an untitled contemporary comedy starring Dabney Coleman and Joanna Cassidy.

The film will be produced and directed by Boorman from a screenplay written by him and his daughter, Telsche Boorman.Set in New York City, the comedy stars Coleman as a demolitions magnate and exasperated father who decides to teach his spoiled children a lesson in self-sufficiency by ousting them from their Manhattan townhouse to fend for themselves in a Brooklyn slum.