America’s obsession with true crime stories continues today, but the genre may have peaked back in 2015 with The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, the HBO limited series that made headlines because of the show’s extraordinary ending. I won’t spoil it (yet), but suffice it to say that the final seconds contain one of the most astounding moments in television history.
Now there’s a new development in the case: the prosecution have asked the judge handling Durst’s case to allow them to use the DVD commentary track for a movie called All Good Things as evidence. Read the latest about the Robert Durst trial below.
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Andrew Jarecki made a great documentary, Capturing the Friedmans, but his first dramatic feature, All Good Things, has taken some time to hit screens. The Weinsten Company sat on it for a year, Mr. Jarecki bought the distribution rights from the company, and now Magnolia will release the picture this December. Here’s the first trailer. Read More »
Two weeks ago there was word that the small company Roadside Attractions would be the outfit to distribute Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Biutiful in the US. Now there is confirmation that the company has bought rights to the film and will bring it to US theaters in December. How many theaters? Good question. Can we get back to you on that? But Javier Bardem won the Best Actor award for the film at Cannes, so there’s a reasonable chance that the film will score a little extra award season attention for Roadside Attractions. [Anne Thompson]
After the break, All Good Things, the dramatic feature by Capturing the Friedmans director Andrew Jarecki, is picked up by Magnolia. Read More »
Ready for some Dunst? Rocker-doting actress Kirsten Dunst is in serious talks to star alongside Ryan Gosling in All Good Things, the feature film debut from Capturing the Friedmans director Andrew Jarecki. Variety reports that Dunst would play a waif from the fable-staple “wrong side of the tracks,” with Gosling as a “scion of a New York real estate dynasty.” They fall for each other, but then Dunst goes missing. Conspiracies! A loner detective (yet to be cast)! Rising political stakes. It starts raining dead people! Oh, and it takes place during the ’80s. [air horn]
Raise your hand if you think this is a comedy. You must not have caught Capturing the Friedmans, which is the only aspect of this movie that glimmers around my short attention span like Bo Derek’s water particles in 10, only more macabrely. Maybe if Dunst was the Big Apple scion and Gosling reverted back to his non-Communist habits in Half Nelson…that might work. She could still go missing. Would he look for her, or call a prolonged T.O. and enjoy multiple condotels? All Good Things starts shooting in April.