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Production Weekly had a lot of late-breaking casting info at the end of this past week. Among the brief missives was a note that Tron Legacy star Garret Hedlund is in talks to play Dean Moriarty in an adaptation of Jack Kerouac‘s novel On the Road, to be directed by Walter Salles. Read More »

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The novel American Rust is on track to be turned into a film, and while the subject matter and tone are called “unrelentingly downbeat,” reporting on the forward movement gives me hope. Because I see a cousin to films like Days of Heaven in this story of friends trying to escape both an accidental murder and their a decaying Pennsylvania town. With the writer/director duo behind The Motorcycle Diaries tackling the book, I hope the eventual film will have some of the same uncanny beauty that made the downbeat films of several decades back so great. Read More »