Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
Now that Valentine’s Day is safely behind us for the year, it’s time to turn our attention to… planning for next Valentine’s Day. Apparently. With 364 days to go until its release date, ScreenGems’ About Last Night has revealed its first trailer.
Directed by Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine), the romance stars Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, and Joy Bryant as four Angelenos navigating love, sex, friendship, and commitment. While it’s actually a remake of Edward Zwick’s 1986 dramedy of the same title (well, the same title plus an ellipsis), the film it really reminds me of is last year’s Think Like a Man, probably because it features three of the same leads.
The video can be found after the jump. Be warned that it’s technically a red-band trailer, though it’s fairly tame as those things go.
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Posted on Friday, August 10th, 2012 by Angie Han
Five years after Into the Wild, Sean Penn is finally getting ready to get back into the director’s chair. As of last fall, he was set to direct The Comedian with stars Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig, but it looks now like his next project could instead be another inspired-by-true-events survival drama.
Penn has entered talks to help Crazy for the Storm, based on Norman Ollestad‘s memoir about his complicated relationship with his daredevil father. When Ollestad was 11, he was involved in a plane crash that killed the elder Ollestad and left the younger Ollestad stranded alone on a mountain during a blizzard. Ollestad credits his father’s teachings for helping him survive the incident.
Penn is only looking to direct the picture, not star in it. Nor will he pen the screenplay, as he has for some of his previous projects; Will Fetters, who last scripted the Zac Efron weepie The Lucky One, is already on board to adapt the story. Variety reports that Penn was always Warner Bros.’ first choice for the pic, though the studio considered a handful of other filmmakers including Alfonso Cuarón.
After the jump, Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink eyes the remake of About Last Night…
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Briefly: Here’s the lineage of About Last Night…: in 1974 David Mamet published the play Sexual Perversity in Chicago. In 1986 Ed Zwick directed a film that adapted the play with a much more approachable title (About Last Night…) and a pretty but effective cast that included Rob Lowe and Demi Moore. Then, in 2010, we heard that Screen Gems might put a new version of About Last Night… into development. In 2011 this came to pass, produced by Easy A director Will Gluck.
As things stand now there is no writer or director on board, much less a cast to play new versions of a couple (Lowe and Moore, originally) who meet in Chicago, fall for one another, and then have to navigate the tricky waters of commitment. Will Gluck probably won’t end up writing and directing this himself because he’s got another comedy booked with his Easy A star Emma Stone after she’s done with Spider-Man. [Variety]