We first heard about the indie drama A Late Quartet last year, when Ethan Hawke was cast in the lead. Things have changed a bit, but possibly for the better: the cast now includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken. Read More »
James Franco is one busy guy. 127 Hours is in theaters, he’s shot parts in films like Your Highness, he’s prepping to go back to do another stint on General Hospital, he’s been optioning several books as possible film projects, and now he’s shooting another movie, called Maladies. The latter co-stars Alan Cumming, Claire Danes, Catherine Keener and is directed by the artist Carter, who made the short film Erased James Franco.
More details on Maladies, plus news of James Franco’s possible Sal Mineo biopic, after the break. Read More »
An early promo trailer for David Schwimmer’s Trust has turned up online today (found via playlist). The movie is set to play at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 9th – 19th 2010. Here is the official plot description from the TIFF press release:
Safe and sound in their suburban home, Will and Lynn Cameron (Clive Owen and Catherine Keener) used to sleep well at night. When their 14-year-old daughter, Annie, made a new friend on-line – a 16-year-old boy named Charlie – Will and Lynn didn?t think much of it. But when Annie and Charlie make a plan to meet what happens in the next twenty-four hours changes the entire family forever. Charlie is really a 40-year-old serial pedophile (Tom McCarthy) and, once Annie?s rape comes to light, it becomes a touchstone event that reverberates through the entire family.
Yes, the “Friends” guy directed a revenge-thriller ala Taken, and it doesn’t look bad. Watch the first trailer now, embedded after the jump.
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One of the films I really loved at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was The Duplass Brothers‘ Cyrus, a comedy about “a recently divorced depressed guy who meets the woman of his dreams, who he learns lives with her 21 year old son.” The film stars John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill, and Catherine Keener. You can watch our Park City Video Blog Review of the film by clicking here. The movie is finally set to hit theaters this Summer, opening in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, June 18th and will expand to additional cities across the country and Canada in the weeks following. Click here to see a full list of cities and dates.
In January, Searchlight released a trailer for the movie (which you can see here). They have now released an international trailer for the film, which forgoes the voiceover heard in the original and features a few unseen segments. Watch it now, embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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One of the films I really loved at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was The Duplass Brothers‘ Cyrus, a comedy about “a recently divorced depressed guy who meets the woman of his dreams, who he learns lives with her 21 year old son.” The film stars John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill, and Catherine Keener. You can watch our Park City Video Blog Review of the film by clicking here. The movie is finally set to hit theaters this Summer, opening in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, June 18th and will expand to additional cities across the country and Canada in the weeks following.
Fox Searchlight has released a tentative release schedule so that you can find out when the movie is opening in your neck of the woods, and we really want to support this movie. Hit the jump to find out when you can see Cyrus!
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Joel McHale is in final talks to join the cast of What’s Your Number?, the Anna Faris comedy based on Karyn Bosnak‘s book Twenty Times a Lady. The film has been gearing up for quite a while under director Mark Mylod, and already has Chris Evans, Matt Bomer and Ari Graynor in the cast, with possible cameos from actors like Zachary Quinto and Andy Samberg.
The film is about a woman (Faris) who ” treks through her sexual past to find Mr. Right, exploring the idea of sexual quotas and whether such numbers matter.” McHale plays her boss, with whom she has an encounter that sets the story in motion. [THR]
After the break, another indie for the great Catherine Keener, and a Frank Darabont regular joins The Walking Dead. Read More »
Emma Stone and Catherine Keener havce joined the voice cast of DreamWorks Animation’s 3D computer animated film The Croods.
Why You Should Care: Lilo & Stich/How To Train Your Dragon helmer Chris Sanders and Space Chimps helmer Kirk DeMicco are co-directing the caveman comedy, based on a screenplay originally developed by Monty Python alumni John Cleese and DeMicco.
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I talked a bit about The Oranges just the other day — that’s the indie that will put Hugh Laurie back on the big screen in a May-September romance with Leighton Meester. When I mentioned the film last week Catherine Keener was noted as being in the mix as the mother of Meester’s character. Now we’ve got a couple more names, and the cast as a whole is staring to look pretty good. Read More »
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I’m excited about the upcoming version of Mildred Pierce to be directed by Todd Haynes. Already set to star Kate Winslet in the title role, the HBO mini-series has just added a couple more good names: Guy Pearce and Evan Rachel Wood. Sure, Wood’s career has been spotty, but there’s something that suggests she can do a lot more than what we’ve seen her manage recently. I really liked her in Woody Allen’s Whatever Works, for example.
The obvious guess is that Pearce will play the husband from whom Mildred Pierce splits and that Wood will play their daughter. But that’s unconfirmed for now. [Production Weekly]
After the break, it’s buddy comedy time again, and the Hugh Laurie/Catherine Keener indie gets another cast member. Read More »
Last night I attended the premiere of what I’m calling The Duplass Brothers‘ experiment, better known as Cyrus. The film is a comedy about a recently divorced depressed guy who meets the woman of his dreams, who he learns lives with her 21 year old son. The film stars John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill, and Catherine Keener.
The Duplass Brothers helped spark an indie film movement called mumblecore, which wikipedia defines as “primarily characterized by ultra-low budget production (often employing digital video cameras), focus on personal relationships between twenty-somethings, improvised scripts, and non-professional actors.” The Duplass Brothers have impressed Hollywood with their low-budget efforts, and this is their first studio film, with big mainstream actors. Hence why I termed it The Duplass Brothers’ experiment.
But does it work? Cyrus is one of my favorite films of the festival thus far, and I’d venture to say John C Reilly’s funniest performance since Boogie Nights. It’s probably the most laughs I’ve heard in a Sundance movie in a couple years. We sat a few rows in front of Danny McBride and Jody Hill (director of Observe & Report), and I could hear both of them laughing throughout. After the jump you can watch a video blog review which includes me (Peter Sciretta), David Chen and FirstShowing‘s Brandon Tenney.
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