Bruce Weber, in Toronto tosupport a Dialogues screening of his 1988 documentary Let's Get Lost, has announced that his next project will definitelybe his long-cherished Nice Girls Don'tStay For Breakfast: A Portrait Of Robert Mitchum.

Described by Weber as a"musical documentary," the project is a profile of Hollywood's original bad boy. Approximately two hours inlength, the portrait of Mitchum will be primarily inblack and white with occasional colour footage and an abundance of archivalphotography and film clips.

Narrated by the New Orleans rhythm and blues musician Dr John, the film featurescandid interviews with Mitchum, his brother John,friends and family, as well as rare recordings of Mitchumjust a few years before he died.

The unseen and unheardrecordings include standards sung by Mitchum as duetswith Dr John, Marianne Faithfull and Rickie Lee Jonesat Capitol Records studios in Los Angeles. Therecordings will comprise the film's original soundtrack.

Scheduled for a late 2007release, the film-makers hope to have the project finished in time to submit forCannes 2007. In addition to the soundtrack, there are plans for a book of stillphotography shot during the making of the film, combined with archival photosfrom Mitchum's nearly 55 years as a film star.