No wonder Gus Van Sant and Johnny Depp have been attracted to the material. Adapted from William’s 1948 short story, ONE ARM is a “an experimental film-play” (to use the writer’s own words) about a Navy boxing champion named Ollie Olsen (played by Mr. Elder) who loses a limb, as well as other more intangible parts of himself, in a car accident and turns to prostitution and violence. We are out to financiers now.
Producers: Ross Grayson Bell, Josh Donen
Director: Gus van Sant
Star: Johnny Depp