Imagine being director Lynne Ramsay watching Peter Jackson’s terrible version of The Lovely Bones. Ramsay made two excellent films, Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar, the latter way back in 2002, then was attached for quite some time to film The Lovely Bones. That obviously didn’t happen, but for the past year she’s been working instead on an adaptation of We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver‘s novel about a troubled husband and wife dealing with the fact that their son perpetrated a murderous school shooting.
Tilda Swinton joined the cast last year, and now it is confirmed that John C. Reilly is on board to play her estranged husband. Movieline reports that the film is fast-tracked now, and will shoot in the spring. Can’t wait to see what Ramsay delivers.
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The Weinstein Co has released a faux trailer for Nation’s Pride, the movie within the movie of Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds. Here is some context: In the film, the world premiere of Joseph Goebbels’ Nazi propaganda film Nation’s Pride is a setting for one of the key moments in the story. The film tells the story of German War Fredrick Zoller (Daniel Bruhl). Bits and pieces from the film appear during Basterds. I could explain more but it might ruin part of the film (if you’ve seen the trailer then you can likely connect some of the dots).
The faux trailer was actually directed by Eli Roth, who also stars in Tarantino’s film. Technically I guess you could call this Roth’s follow-up to Thanksgiving, the faux horror trailer he created for the Grindhouse double feature. Of course, the faux trailer is in English and has all sorts of modern day trailer editing effects. It would have been nice to see a faux aged retro looking German language English-subtitled trailer, but maybe I’m asking for too much. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds premieres tonight at the Cannes Film Festival, and three clips from the film have shown up online. Watch them now after the jump.
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Universal Pictures International has released a batch of new photos from Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourios Basterds on CineMovies (found via ThePlaylist). The new production photos take a look at some of the characters not included in the character posters we’ve been featuring over the past few weeks (as well as some of the “Basterds” we’ve seen before) and some of the location shots from the movie. Above is a photo of Til Schweiger as Sergeant Hugo Stiglitz, an ex-Nazi who is recruited into the Basters unit. More photos after the jump.
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/Film reader Christopher M sent over some new photos from the Paris set of Inglourious Basterds. Above is director Quentin Tarantino talking to one of the cast members. Below is German singer/actress Jana Pallaske and Daniel Brühl, who plays Frederick Zoller. And further below are photos of faux movie posters and billboard advertisements for actress Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger).
A couple weeks ago we published some photos from the set of Inglourious Basterds. Some people noticed that director Quentin Tarantino was mysteriously absent from the Goerlitz set. I just wrote it off as second unit photography, but the fact of the matter is that Tarantino wasn’t on set — because Eli Roth was the director of that sequence. According to Tatantino Archives, Roth is directing the “film within the film”, which stars Daniel Bruhl as a Nazi sniper and a group of GIs on a suicide mission. So there you have it – not only does Eli Roth co-star in the film, but he also guest directs. Thanks to /Film reader Christopher M for the tip.
/Film reader Christopher M sent over some new photo from Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds, including the first photo of Daniel Bruehl – who plays German officer Fredrick Zoller. The photos come from Belga Picture.
The Weinstein Co today sent out a press release announcing last week’s start of production on Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming WWII film Inglourious Basterds. You might notice that both words are misspelled, much like the early screenplay that got leaked onto the internet a few months back. That is the official title of the film, likely in an attempt to distinguish itself from the 1978 Enzo Castellari film which inspired Tarantino.
You can read the full press release after the jump, which features a full cast and crew listing. New additions to the cast list include: Omar Doom and Michael Bacall (from Death Proof), Julie Dreyfus (Sophie Fatale from Kill Bill), Cloris Leachman (from The Mary Tyler Moore Show), and many others. Photo above thanks to Tarantino Archives. It is also worth mentioning that an Inglourious Basterds poster has again begun to circulate the internet movie sites. It has the wrong title spelling, so I’m pretty sure it’s fan created.
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