Roman Coppola‘s second directorial effort, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, is on VOD now and will be in theaters on February 8. We’ve seen a couple trailers already for this film, in which Charlie Sheen plays a graphic designer who has a meltdown after being dumped by his girlfriend.

But this new red-band trailer is pretty great. It features Sheen and co-star Jason Schwartzman in costume, but not in character, introducing the footage. Well, it isn’t really footage, but a Monty Python-esque animated collage of stuff to represent just what is inside Charles Swan III’s mind.

And while I’d like to use a much more vibrant header image from the trailer, most of what’s inside Swan’s mind is naked women. Very tastefully shown naked women, but all the same. Just watch the trailer below, as long as you’re not at work. Read More »

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A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, the second feature from Roman Coppola, runs a breezy 85 minutes. With the release of its first trailer, we can see just what the regular Wes Anderson collaborator has in store to follow up his feature debut from 2001. That debut film, CQ, was an illustration of romantic longing and personal disillusionment filtered through the swinging sci-fi weirdness of Barbarella and Danger: Diabolik. This one, as recent character posters suggested, seems far more light.

In fact this film, in which Charlie Sheen plays a guy who isn’t taking his recent breakup all that well, looks like it goes even further out into goofy territory. The trailer sells a wacky comedy in which Sheen, Jason Schwarzman, and Bill Murray are dressed as cowboys and beset by women dressed in the summer 2012 collection from Urban Outfitters. That’s just for starters.

Schwarzman looks like he’s having a grand old time; in fact, the entire cast looks like they’re having the time of their lives. And then there’s Sheen, who displays a couple of genuinely affecting glances in this footage, and may just get his own redemption thanks to Coppola. Check out the footage below.  Read More »

So far, unless you’ve been at the Rome Film Festival, your only exposure to Roman Coppola‘s second feature film A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III has been through a handful of stills. A glimpse, indeed. The film is Coppola’s long-awaited follow-up to CQ, which Coppola released over a decade ago, and also comes on the heels of feature work he’s done with other directors. (Second unit work on a variety of features, and writing duties on The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom, for example.)

The movie stars Charlie Sheen as a successful graphic designer whose girlfriend unceremoniously dumps him, sending the guy into something of a tailspin. Actors such as Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Patricia Arquette show up, and as the still above suggests, the movie isn’t the most serious and literal story hitting screens.

And things are breaking open now with respect to getting a better look at the movie. First, we’ve got a full suite of character posters that go right past your typical character sheets to present an iconic if slightly bawdy take on the material. And then there’s a video which, while full of some irritating entertainment television talking head noise, also features the first footage we’ve seen from the film.

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Roman Coppola‘s last film — and his first film — was CQ, released in 2001. While he has been a creator on several big movies since thanks to work with his father (Tetro, Youth Without Youth) and Wes Anderson (The Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom) I’ve been hoping to see more development from him as a director.

Coppola’s second feature is A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, featuring Charlie Sheen as the title character and supporting work from Bill Murray, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Patricia Arquette, Aubrey Plaza, and Jason Schwartzman. Like CQ, the movie takes place within a skewed world that isn’t quite our reality (as the title implies) and shows what happens when Swan’s girlfriend (Katheryn Winnick) dumps him and he starts to unravel.

The film has just been dated for February 2013, and we’ve got the first two photos from the film, along with some explanation from Coppola of just what we can expect to find in Swan’s head. Read More »

 

A good batch of set pics showed up over the weekend, with perhaps the most prominent being shots of Daniel Craig on the set of Sam Mendes‘ new James Bond film, Skyfall. Along with those images, we’ve got shots of Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara working with Terrence Malick on Lawless, and a good set of photos of Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and more on the set of Roman Coppola‘s new A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III. Read More »

It’s been a decade since Roman Coppola directed a feature film (CQ, released in 2001) but he is preparing his second movie as director, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III. The movie is at least partially inspired by the public meltdown of Charlie Sheen, and Sheen will play the title character. Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman and Katheryn Winnick have been cast over the past few weeks, and now Bill Murray, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Patricia Arquette are signing on, too. Read More »

Ken Jeong has built up a respectable career as a supporting actor, most notably on NBC’s Community and the Hangover films, but for his next movie role he’ll be moving a little closer to the spotlight. Jeong is set to star in and produce The Chung Factor, which landed on the 2005 Black List back when it was titled The Ex-Factor. Andy Selsor‘s screenplay revolves around a nice guy who falls in love with a woman, but begins to worry he’ll screw things up and employs an “offbeat” relationship coach (Jeong). Unfortunately, said coach turns out to be the woman’s ex, who wants to win her back and is actively trying to ruin the nice guy’s chances.

It’s great to see the talented and funny Jeong nabbing some bigger parts, but I kind of wish he’d chosen to play the romantic lead. The villain here sounds like he fits a little too comfortably into Jeong’s repertoire of mean weirdos — it would’ve been nice to see him stretch a bit more. [The Wrap]

After the jump, Daenerys Targaryen considers joining Éomer and Prince Caspian as they steal cars in France, while Katheryn Winnick nabs a starring role opposite America’s Trainwreck Charlie Sheen.

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Julia Stiles is set to co-star in David O. Russell‘s The Silver Linings Playbook, based on Matthew Quick‘s novel. The story centers around a former high school teacher (Bradley Cooper) who’s just been released from a four-year stint at a mental hospital into the care of his mother (Jacki Weaver). Upon his release, he tries to win back his ex-wife but eventually falls into a romance with an troubled young widow (Jennifer Lawrence). Stiles has landed the role of Lawrence’s older sister.

But perhaps the more exciting bit of news is that Chris Tucker, who entered talks last month to play Cooper’s friend from the institution, is now in final negotiations to take the role. I got a little worried last week, when stories of Weaver’s casting didn’t mention Tucker’s name, but I’m happy to see I was overreacting. If Tucker finalizes the deal, Silver Linings Playbook will be his first film part since 2007′s Rush Hour 3. [Deadline]

After the jump, April Ludgate watches Charlie Harper lose his mind, and Paul Walker deals with the aftermath of Katrina.

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