Director James Ponsoldt has been making some high-quality dramas over the past few years. Smashed (seen above), The Spectacular Now, and The End of the Tour are strong films with great performances. Right now, Ponsoldt is busy with his adaptation of Dave Eggers’ The Circle, and after he’s finished that picture, he may tackle his first major studio film, Wild City.
Below, learn more about the James Ponsoldt Wild City project.
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A24 has optioned the rights to I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution, and has set The Spectacular Now/The End of the Tour director James Ponsoldt to develop the book into a feature film. Details on the I Want My MTV Movie, after the jump.
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For a few years now Channing Tatum has expressed interest in directing. He’s produced a few films, including Magic Mike XXL and 22 Jump Street, but he’s finally stepping behind the camera. The actor is set to make his directorial debut with an adaptation of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, which now has a writer onboard. Read more about the Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock writer after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Boyhood breakout Ellar Coltrane has finally booked his first grown-up movie role. He’s set to star in James Ponsoldt‘s technological thriller The Circle, alongside a star-studded cast that also includes Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. Get more details on the Ellar Coltrane The Circle casting after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
James Ponsoldt‘s circle just keeps getting wider. Patton Oswalt is the latest to join his adaptation of Dave Eggers‘ bestselling book, following Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, and Karen Gillan. Get more details on the Patton Oswalt The Circle casting after the jump. Read More »
The cast of The Circle, from The Spectacular Now director James Ponsoldt, continues to expand in intriguing ways. The lineup already features Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega playing characters based on Dave Eggers‘ satirical novel about an ambitious tech company.
Now Karen Gillan, who we know from Doctor Who and have seen in the last year in Selfie, 7 Days in Hell, and Guardians of the Galaxy, will play a fourth major character in The Circle. Read More »
For a couple years after Attack the Block we expected to see John Boyega getting great roles, but it took a bit of time. But the events of 2014, from the indie Imperial Dreams to the 24 revival and nabbing a lead role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, have given him new power. Now he’ll join Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in the The Circle, a satire about the erosion of privacy in the information age, written and directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now, The End of the Tour). Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson will follow fairy-tale fantasy with a high-tech thriller. She’s just been confirmed to star in The Circle, James Ponsoldt‘s adaptation of Dave Eggers‘ novel. Tom Hanks also stars. Get details on the Emma Watson The Circle casting after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, May 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Having examined the life and times of one great writer in The End of the Tour, James Ponsoldt is looking to tackle another. He’s in talks to write and direct West of Sunset, based on Stewart O’Nan‘s fictionalized biography of The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Get all the details on the James Ponsoldt F Scott Fitzgerald movie after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s been seven years since David Foster Wallace died, but his influence still lingers, and will for years to come. In The End of the Tour, Jesse Eisenberg plays a Rolling Stone journalist who reflects on the time he spent with the author (played by Jason Segel), shortly after Infinite Jest made him a literary rock star.
James Ponsoldt directed the film, and his knack for genuine, heartfelt drama shines through in the first The End of the Tour trailer. Check it out after the jump. Read More »