Well, nobody probably expected to read this piece of news this week. A lot of movies are making their way to the small screen, like the recent Fox reimagining of Minority Report and the upcoming The Island of Dr. Moreau, but My Best Friend’s Wedding? Not exactly a no-brainer of a project. Learn more about the potential My Best Friend’s Wedding television series after the jump.
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Briefly: Yeah, that Chris Evans. The actor who is now best-known as Captain America will direct the romance 1:30 Train before he goes to work on Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Scripted by Ronald Bass (Rain Man, Entrapment), the movie sounds like a good change of pace for Evans as it follows “two strangers who meet in Manhattan and spend one night together as the conflicts in their own lives become the basis for their exploration of each other and themselves.” Deadline likens the script to the “Before” films from Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, and reading that description it’s easy to see why.
Evans will also star in and produce the film. McG’s company Wonderland Sound and Vision is financing the movie; Evans worked with the Wonderland crew when he acted in the upcoming A Many Splintered Thing. Deadline reports that Evans had been attached to a previous incarnation of the 1:30 Train project with another director, and that he liked the script enough to make it his directorial debut when the chance came up.
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There is a new biopic of Albert Einstein coming along, and Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club) is now set to direct from a script by Ron Bass (Rain Man, My Best Friend’s Wedding). No casting has been decided at this point, so actors, it’s time to break out your wild white fright wigs. Read More »
Up until now, the main thing that most readers might know about Wayne Wang‘s new movie, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, is that Hugh Jackman has a small appearance performing a song during one scene.
The film will start to get a lot more exposure soon, as Fox Searchlight has picked it up for distribution in the States. Read More »