Hungry Man to Sign Cuesta

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Hungry Man is expected to announce tomorrow the addition of Michael Cuesta to its directorial roster. Cuesta, who has been working out of New York's The Artists Company since 1992, made a big splash last year with his indie feature L.I.E., which found critical acclaim despite its controversial subject matter: love between a middle-aged man and a 15-year-old boy.

Cuesta, whose reel includes work for Quaker, Ford and Red Lobster, told Creativity in November that he made the film, in part, because he wasn't getting commercial boards that inspired him creatively. "I'd like to do more," he said. "I have a lot of respect for high-concept comedy advertising, for instance, and it's something I'd like to eventually explore. I think part of the reason why I made the film is, creatively, I'm not getting that kind of commercials work. I had to fill the gap, so I did it for myself."

High-concept comedy? Hungry Man can probably help with that.

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