Once called Unknown White Male, Jaume Collet-Serra‘s film Unknown stars Liam Neeson who emerges from a four-day coma after an accident only to find that his identity has been stolen. There’s now a trailer for the film; watch it after the break. 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 »
The first weekend has finally hit at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, which means bigger crowds, longer lines, and more hub-bub about the star studded premieres on the red carpet. It also means that some of the more anticipated films of the festival have begun to premiere. The photo above shows the crowd of people waiting to get into the new Woody Allen film, as taken from the top of the red carpet stairs. Over the last 48 hours, I’ve screened new films from Oliver Stone, Woody Allen, Mike Leigh and Hideo Nakata. I wish I could rave about any of these films, but so far I’ve been unimpressed.
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Some new photos from rhe set of Oliver Stone‘s Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps have shown up online, including a first look at Michael Douglas reprising his role as Gordon Gecko, a part which earned him an Academy Award. See the photo of Douglas as Gecko after the jump.
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Blowing in the trades’ ear late this evening is news that Susan Surandon has joined the cast of Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps for director Oliver Stone. Cue the loud sax and cat calls. Surandon will play the mom to Shia LaBeouf‘s ambitious, young day trader.
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Frank Langella is in talks to join the cast of Oliver Stone‘s Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. Langella would play Lewis Zabel, an old-time broker who mentors Shia LaBeouf‘s character, a young Wall Street broker named Jacob. It is not clear if this is the same role that Javier Bardem , and later, Bardem’s No Country For Old Men co-star Josh Brolin had been considering. The Variety article mentions that Brolin is still in talks for the film, which leads us to believe that the two roles are seperate, despite both being described as mentors of Shia LaBeouf’s character.
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The first trailer for Richard Kelly‘s new film The Box has appeared, and it appropriately tries to push a few buttons. The film stars Cameron Diaz and James Marsden as a couple with an increasingly desperate need for money. A box mysteriously appears on their doorstep, followed by Frank Langella, who presents an offer: push the button on the box and someone unknown to them will die, and they’ll be given a payment of one million dollars. The story is based off Richard Matheson‘s short story Button, Button. See the trailer after the jump. Read More »
Charlie Rose’s one-hour indepth interview with Frost/Nixon director Ron Howard and star Frank Langella is now online. The second part is available after the jump.
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Entertainment Weekly has a first look at the poster for Ron Howard‘s Frost/Nixon, which pretty much says everything you need it to in one picture. The site also has 49 other first looks (none of which are all too interesting), which you can see here.
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Universal has released the official American trailer for Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon. We also have some production photos and an official plot synopsis below. Based on a play of the same name, the film tells the story of the series of infamous post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost (Michael Sheen) and former president Richard Nixon (Frank Langella). As always, tell me what you think in the comments below!
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Watch the trailer in High Definition on Yahoo. Frost/Nixon hits theaters on December 5th, just in time for award season.
Official Plot Synopsis: Oscar®-winning director Ron Howard brings to the screen writer Peter Morgan’s (The Queen, The Last King of Scotland) electrifying battle between Richard Nixon, the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make, in the untold story of the historic encounter that changed both: Frost/Nixon. Reprising their roles from Morgan’s stageplay are Frank Langella, who won a Tony for his portrayal of Nixon, and Michael Sheen, who fully inhabited the part of Frost onstage in London and New York.
For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans.
Likewise, Frost’s team harbored doubts about their boss’ ability to hold his own. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted. Would Nixon evade questions of his role in one of the nation’s greatest disgraces? Or would Frost confound critics and bravely demand accountability from the man who’d built a career out of stonewalling? Over the course of their encounter, each man would reveal his own insecurities, ego and reserves of dignity—ultimately setting aside posturing in a stunning display of unvarnished truth.
Frost/Nixon not only re-creates the on-air interview, but the weeks of around-the-world, behind-the-scenes maneuvering between the two men and their camps as negotiations were struck, deals were made and secrets revealed…all leading to the moment when they would sit facing one another in the court of public opinion.
Frost/Nixon is a collaboration between Imagine Entertainment and Working Title Films, with Academy Award® winners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard joining Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner as producers. Joining Langella and Sheen as the colorful real-life personalities who provide the men counsel is a formidable roster of actors including Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones and Matthew Macfadyen.