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'Trainspotting' Director Ascends 'Tower'

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British filmmaker Danny Boyle, director of the upcoming sci-fi thriller "Sunshine," will scale "Ponte Tower" for his next project.

The project centers on a real-life skyscraper in Johannesburg, South Africa, which began its life as a glam address before descending into a gang-infested ghetto tower.

The script is being developed from a book by German writer Norman Ohler titled "Ponte City," which details the story of a young woman who moves into the tower and falls under the spell of a charismatic and dangerous drug baron.

Other book-based efforts for Boyle include "Trainspotting" and "The Beach."

"Sunshine" will be released April 5 in the U.K. and Ireland via Fox Searchlight.

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Stuart Kemp writes for The Hollywood Reporter.

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