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 »
We’ve heard that Matthew Vaughn might do another superhero film after he finishes the race to get X-Men: First Class in theaters this June. We also know that that new film isn’t likely to be a sequel to Kick-Ass.
Instead of making another film about emerging young heroes, it looks like he’ll dive into a story about retired crusaders. Mr. Vaughn says that “a major Hollywood studio is very keen to fully fund” a film based on the forthcoming Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards comic The Golden Age, which Mr. Vaughn will produce and possibly direct. Read More »