You may still get to see someone beat Warren Beatty to the punch making another film about Howard Hughes. (Don’t get your hopes up that it will be Christopher Nolan, however, even though Nolan has talked about wanting to make a Hughes movie.) While Beatty announced his return to writing and directing earlier this year, with Paramount partially backing a film about Hughes, we’ve now seen two major backers pull away. One was Paramount, and the other is key financier Morgan Creek. Read More »
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While most people are just now discovering the wonder that is Felicity Jones, I was lucky enough to be on the bandwagon a few months early. As a huge Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant fan, I went out of my way to see their tiny period comedy, and feature directorial debut, Cemetery Junction. The film is a delight and part of the reason is the female lead played by a beautiful, talented actress I’d never seen before named Felicity Jones. Fast forward a few months later, Sundance 2011, and she’s the talk of the town for her performance in Drake Doremus’ Like Crazy, which is now slowly rolling into a theater near you.
Jones has now booked her next big thing and “big” is a bit of an understatement. She’ll play the female lead and sorted love interest in Warren Beatty‘s return to acting and directing, an untitled Howard Hughes love story. Read more about the film, role and actress after the jump. Read More »
Warren Beatty‘s return to acting and directing is no small thing, especially since he has chosen to tackle Howard Hughes as the subject of his next film. The currently untitled project will star Beatty, who also wrote, and is reportedly about “an affair [Hughes] had with a young woman in the later years of his life.” While Paramount’s Brad Grey had talked about the film as an exciting project, things have evidently changed, as Warren Beatty tells The Wrap that the film is now at New Regency, which has a distribution deal with Fox. Read More »
Briefly: We just heard a few days ago that Warren Beatty will be working with Paramount to make a new, as-yet untitled comedy. He wrote and will direct, produce and star in the film. Now Deadline says that he will be playing famously reclusive billionaire and (later in life) total weirdo Howard Hughes. The site says the film isn’t a biopic, but will involve, in part, “an affair he had with a young woman in the later years of his life.” (I.e., when he was a total weirdo. This could be fun.) But, er, sorry, Christopher Nolan. Hope this doesn’t further stall your own Hughes film.
Meetings are reported with Andrew Garfield, Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Shia La Beouf, Jack Nicholson, Evan Rachel Wood and Rooney Mara for other roles, though no one is cast. Warren Beatty is beloved and has been away from the screen for a decade, so you can expect that he’ll round up a great cast for the film if his script is solid.
Briefly: Nope, it isn’t Dick Tracy 2. (Or we don’t think this is about Dick Tracy 2.) We have few details right now, but Paramount has agreed to make a currently untitled comedy that Warren Beatty wrote, and which he’ll direct. Oh, he’ll also produce and star in the film, too. This will be his first film in over ten years. (Bulworth was his last effort as director, in 1998, and his last acting job was Town & Country in 2001.) The film is expected to shoot this year.
More info on this one as it becomes available, but it looks like the turnout for the recent Dick Tracy event didn’t hurt Warren Beatty at all. [Deadline]
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It’s always nice to spend a weekend with old friends. It’s even better when those friends are Dick Tracy, Captain Kirk, Clark Kent, Mr. Incredible and Tony Stark. The Los Angeles Times hosted their second annual Hero Complex Film Festival in Hollywood this weekend, screening classic superhero and genre films with their filmmakers in attendance. Beginning on Thursday with Dick Tracy and Warren Beatty and ending Sunday with Iron Man and Iron Man 2 with Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr., it was a whirlwind four days of great movies, interviews and surprises. We’ve already pulled out two of the biggest bits of news (Dick Tracy 2, Iron Man 3) but, after the jump, you can read a rundown of the festival as a whole include tidbits on Star Trek 2, Cars 2 and more. Read More »
Warren Beatty‘s 1990 film Dick Tracy opened the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival Thursday night and the legendary actor and director showed up to talk about it. Beatty did a thought-provoking and hilariously candid, but also sometimes guarded, 90 minute Q&A. Here’s a small example:
I always think of making a movie like vomiting. I don’t like to vomit. But I get to a point sometimes where I think, ‘Okay, I better go ahead and do this and I’ll feel better.’ When I finally get around to making a movie, that’s why. I think I’ll feel better if I make this movie.
To that statement, it seems safe to say that, ladies and gentleman, Warren Beatty isn’t feeling well.
When once again asked about with the possibility of a making a sequel to Dick Tracy, the actor, who last appeared in front of the camera in 2001’s Town and Country and behind the camera in 1998’s Bulworth, said “I’m gonna make another one.” That long rumored Dick Tracy 2 might be on the way. Read More »
Dick Tracy, Iron Man, Captain Kirk, Superman and the Incredibles will all be represented at the upcoming Hero Complex Film Festival. Presented by the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex, it’ll not only feature screenings but in depth Q&A’s with several important and influential filmmakers.
The event runs from June 9-12 at the Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood CA and kicks off with a screening of Dick Tracy followed by Q&A with Warren Beatty. Day two starts with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn featuring writer/director Nicholas Meyer in person, followed by the 2009 Star Trek with special guests, and Star Trek 2 screenwriters, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. Day three features Richard Donner discussing Superman and Superman II, with a special appearance by Geoff Johns and on the last day animator Dave Mullins presents The Incredibles and then Jon Favreau will be on hand to screen and discuss Iron Man and Iron Man 2.
After the break, find out how you can get tickets and more. Read More »