Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012 by Angie Han
Katie Holmes portrayed Jackie O in last year’s The Kennedys, Minka Kelly is playing her in next year’s The Butler, and now it could be Natalie Portman‘s turn to tackle the role. The Oscar-winning star is reportedly being courted for the simply titled Jackie, a Noah Oppenheim-scripted drama about the aftermath of JFK’s assassination as seen through the eyes of his widow.
When the project first got going, Portman’s Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky was attached to direct with Rachel Weisz in the lead. However, both dropped out when their marriage ended in 2010. Portman is said to be waiting on a choice of director before she makes her decision. [Deadline]
After the jump, Wes Bentley and Brit Marling jump on the Abe Lincoln trend, and Hannah Montana goes on a crime spree.
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In the wake of the success of Limitless, Neil Burger has already signed to make Sony’s video game adaptation Uncharted. But a new draft of that script is in the works, and even though he’s also writing, one expects there is no small amount of dealing with Sony to get that screenplay crafted, especially after the time spent with David O. Russell’s now-aborted Uncharted script. In other words: that one might take a minute to come together.
So Mr. Burger has set up a parallel development project. He’s attached to direct a new version of the Bonnie and Clyde story, with Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) scripting based on the book Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde. Read More »
Texas is known for being flat, minimalistic but still incredibly beautiful and that’s certainly the theme of the posters for the 2011 Rolling Roadshow. This year, instead of going all across the country, the Alamo Drafthouse is keeping things close to home as they’ll travel across the Lone Star State and show Texas films set in Texas. Films such as Blood Simple, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Searchers, Red River and more. The posters premiered on Apple.com and, much like happened last year with Olly Moss, this year they were all done by one artist: Jason Munn. We’ve got all the images and schedule after the jump. Read More »
Feel like watching some of the biggest American films under the big skies of Texas? (I know Montana is the Big Sky state, but I’m briefly re-purposing the phrase.) For several years the Alamo Drafthouse has done a series of free, first come first seated screenings of famous films in locations featured in or related to the movies. There have been events like Close Encounters of the Third Kind at Devil’s Tower (pictured above), Deliverance in the North Georgia mountains, and The Warriors on Coney Island, complete with a scavenger hunt.
This year the Roadshow is targeting Texas in June, with ten screenings of Texas-appropriate films like Giant, No Country For Old Men, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and more. The full schedule is after the break. As is often the case with Rolling Roadshow screenings, most of these are taking place well outside major metro areas, so you might have to make a trip just for the film. But that’s part of the point, right? Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 by Angie Han
We post a fair amount of montages here on /Film, but this one’s extra special. Back in 1993, well before the days of Final Cut Pro, a 19-year-old Edgar Wright holed himself up in an editing suite for several weekends to put together this montage, “Gun Fetish.” The clips are pulled from VHS tapes, which explains the low quality. Even so, it’s apparent that Wright has an excellent sense of rhythm and timing, as well as real affection for the films he’d go on to reference and parody in work like Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Watch it after the jump. Be forewarned — the video is, as Wright puts it, “a little NSFW and spoiler heavy.”
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Here’s a big and very likely wholly unsubstantiated casting rumor to start the day: One of the UK tabloids is saying that Cillian Murphy is Danny Boyle‘s top choice to play Aron Ralston, the mountain climber at the center of his next film 127 Hours. That ‘news’ comes by way of News of the World, and is likely a scoop the paper got when they lined up photos of people who’d starred in previous Boyle films and had a blind guy throw darts. We’re basically reporting this now as a means of saying ‘don’t buy it for a second’.
After the break, new stuff for Anna Faris and a reminder that the crazy remake of Bonnie and Clyde didn’t die quietly over the summer. Read More »
I have nothing against Hilary Duff. I’m sure she is a nice girl. I can’t speak towards her acting abilities, because the few films on her acting resume that I have seen, I conveniently don’t remember (or have tried to forget about). She’s certainly pleasant to look at, but being good to look at isn’t enough to earn you a lead role in a remake to one of the greatest films of all time.
Variety has confirmed that Duff will play Bonnie in Tonya S Holly‘s The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, which is technically not a remake of the 1967 classic film Bonnie and Clyde which starred Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty. Holly supposedly penned a new adaptation on the life and times of the famous gangster duo.
But don’t worry, the supporting cast will surely make up for Duff, right? — Air Bud 3 star Kevin Zegers will play Clyde. Oh wait, And it gets worse… Holly’s 2006 debut film When I Find the Ocean is currently ranked at a 3.6 by Internet Movie Database users, which more than qualifies her to remake a film with an 8.1 rating (ranked #214 of all time). Who in Hollywood actually greenlights this shit? Is making something that is both good and original that hard?
Wait, has anyone purchased Mystery Team yet?
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Print Mafia has released four art prints in their epic Cinema Series. Prints include Robert De Niro from Raging Bull, Sylvester Stallone from Rocky, Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde, and Steve McQueen in Bullitt. Bigger photos after the jump.
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