Gus Van Sant made one of the bigger missteps of the ’90s with his shot for shot remake of Psycho, but he’s been on a roll in the past couple years with Paranoid Park and Milk. His latest film is Restless, starring Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper as a pair of kids who are obsessed with death. One of them has a friend who happens to be the ghost of a kamikaze pilot. Reviews out of Cannes were mixed, but it’s a film that leads to quite a sweet trailer edit. There is a new, second trailer for the film, which is now scheduled to open limited on September 16. See it after the break. Read More »
Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have released the first movie trailer for the new Gus Van Sant (Milk, Finding Forrester, Good Will Hunting, To Die For) film Restless. The movie stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) in a “complex tale of a teenage boy and girl who share a preoccupation with mortality.” The film co-stars Henry Hopper, Ryo Kase, Schuyler Fisk, Jane Adams, and Chin Han.
Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2009 by Russ Fischer
Gus Van Sant‘s next film, which was called Restless until recently, has been sounding very interesting. It already stars Mia Wasikowska in a “complex tale of a teenage boy and girl who share a preoccupation with mortality.” The film may not currently have a title (Restless wasn’t the best name for this movie, anyway) but it does have a lot of new cast members, a couple of which bear very familiar names. Read More »
Casting Notes: Kristen Bell, Parker Posey and Mia Wasikowska Have New Gigs; Eliza Dushku Teases Videogame Adaptation
Posted on Friday, October 9th, 2009 by Russ Fischer
Just because Peter is back on the scene with Page 2 doesn’t mean I have to skip the occasional casting roundup. First up, Kristen Bell will appear opposite Christina Aguilera in the musical drama Burlesque, not to be confused with that Showgirls sequel we talked about the other day. The film takes place in “a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club, reminiscent of the nightclub in Bob Fosse’s Cabaret.” Bell will be Nikki, “the loose-cannon lead dancer and main attraction at the club who spirals out of control when Aguilera’s character suddenly gets the spotlight.” A few tickets were probably sold based on that paragraph alone. [THR]
After the break, news on projects for Parker Posey, Mia Wasikowska and Eliza Dushku. Read More »
THR reports that Gus van Sant is negotiating with Columbia to produce and direct a film called Restless. The basis is an original script by a first-time writer named Jason Lew. But Lew didn’t quite come out of nowhere; he was at NYU with Bryce Dallas Howard. The two acted in plays together, and the trade reports that she encouraged him to write the script, then took it to her father, who helped develop it for Imagine Entertainment. Ron and Bryce Howard will produce the film for Imagine, alongside Brian Grazer. So what’s it about? Read More »