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Director Carl Franklin

NPR's Scott Simon talks with director Carl Franklin about his new film Out of Time, which opens October 3. The whodunit film, set in a steamy South Florida community, stars Denzel Washington as a police chief trying to unravel a murder mystery -- a murder where Washington's character is being set up at the suspect.

Franklin worked with Washington in the critically acclaimed 1995 film Devil in a Blue Dress. Franklin wrote the screenplay for the film, based on a Walter Mosley novel. He is also the director of the cult classic One False Move. Prior to becoming a director, Franklin was an actor, appearing in roles as diverse as Capt. Crane in The A Team and the character Fletcher in his own movie, Full Fathom Five.

Franklin's filmography:

Out of Time (2003)

High Crimes (2002)

One True Thing (1998)

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

One False Move (1992)

Full Fathom Five (1990)

Eye of the Eagle 2: Inside the Enemy (1989)

Nowhere to Run (1989)

Punk (1986)

Courtesy Internet Movie Database

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.