Posted on Sunday, February 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s taken a few years, but Alexander Payne is finally getting close to the start of shooting on Downsizing, a high-concept comedy starring Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon. When it’ll open is still unclear — earlier reports indicated Paramount was eyeing a late 2017 release — but we do know Payne is already starting to make plans for the next film after that.
Payne, the director of Sideways, About Schmidt, and Nebraska, is looking to tackle another road trip movie. This one is based on My Saga a pair of articles written by Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgård and published by The New York Times Magazine last year. Read More »
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The conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan are no laughing matter, but that’s what makes Whiskey Tango Foxtrot look like such an intriguing and promising concept. Based on journalist Kim Barker‘s wartime memoir The Taliban Shuffle, the film follows Tina Fey as an American reporter who decides to take her talents to the Middle East for the first time, learning first-hand the challenges of being a woman in the area.
A new Whiskey Tango Foxtrot trailer has just arrived, showing off what looks like it could be a thoroughly entertaining and poignant movie about the Middle East like we’ve never seen before. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
For a few days last fall, the big watercooler pop culture event wasn’t yet another premium cable antihero drama or $200 million superhero blockbuster, but a 148-tweet epic of a stripper’s Florida road trip gone dramatically awry. The true-ish tale of Aziah “Zola” Wells followed two sex workers, a violent pimp, and a very sad boyfriend through a drug- and sex-fueled odyssey that eventually involved betrayal, kidnapping, a suicide attempt, and even a murder.
Naturally, the story immediately won over the internet and had fans clamoring for a movie adaptation, and now it’s actually getting one. From director James Franco, of course, because if a feature film based on a sordid Twitter rant doesn’t sound right up Franco’s alley, what does? Read More »
This weekend brings Super Bowl 50, and just as with every Super Bowl before it, advertisers will be pulling out all the stops to spend big bucks on commercials that millions will see. Even though there will be more than just hardcore sports fans watching, advertisers still know their audience. That’s why a new tease for the inspiring sports drama Eddie the Eagle, starring Kingsman: The Secret Service breakout actor Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, uses respected football players who caught an advance screening of the movie to help hype it up to the masses. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Biopics are more traditionally associated with the year-end glut of prestige pics gunning for Oscar, but in 2016 the flood of biopics starts early. This month brings two sports biopics, Race and Eddie the Eagle, and this spring brings two music movies, I Saw the Light and Miles Ahead.
The last of those is a riff on the life of jazz legend Miles Davis, directed by and starring Don Cheadle. Miles Ahead has already hit the festival circuit, but it finally comes to theaters in April, and as of today we finally have the first trailer. Watch it after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Director Mary Harron and screenwriter Guinevere Turner already know a thing or two about American psychos, as the team behind American Psycho, and they’ll be putting that knowledge to good use with their next effort. The pair are reuniting for The Family, about the Manson Family murders of 1969. Read More »
Fans of TRON were disappointed to hear that the developing sequel TRON: Ascension was dead at Disney as of last summer. TRON Legacy star Garrett Hedlund hasn’t given up hope, but it sounds like director Joseph Kosinski has moved on for the time being since he’s lined up a new project that could begin production as early as this summer.
Lionsgate has picked up a new drama called No Exit, based on the true story of the Yarnell Hill Wildfire in Prescott, Arizona, one of the worst firefighter disasters in American history, and Kosinski has been slated to direct the film. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
Fresh off the debut of his latest feature, Ali & Nino, at the Sundance Film Festival, Amy and Senna director Asif Kapadia is getting the pieces in place for his next project. And it sounds like a good one: Kapadia is teaming up with Martin Scorsese for Silver Ghost, which will chronicle the true history behind the Rolls-Royce cars. Read More »
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, Point Break) has signed on to direct a currently untitled true crime drama set against the backdrop of Detroit’s 1967 riots for Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures. Hit the jump to learn more about the Kathryn Bigelow Detroit riots movie.
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