We’ve seen a number of gritty crime dramas about criminals on the run. But rarely do we see one starring a woman – and a mother, at that. With I’m Your Woman, director Julia Hart turns the entire genre on its head with its focus on the female perspective.
Hart, who frequently co-writes with husband/producer Jordan Horowitz, made her directorial debut with Miss Stevens in 2016. Two years later, Hart followed up with the brilliant Fast Color. This year, Hart directs both Disney+’s Stargirl and Amazon Studios’ I’m Your Woman.
I’m Your Woman, which stars The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Rachel Brosnahan, is a thriller with a different point of view. Hart, who believes we need original stories told from new perspectives, was inspired by the 1970s thrillers like The Godfather and Thief. The film’s title owes itself to a line that Tuesday Weld tells James Caan in Michael Mann’s Thief. But instead of following the men, Hart wanted to explore what happens to the women when they are no longer on screen.
During the course of our phone conversation, Hart spoke about the writing process behind the film and collaborating with Amazon. The filmmaker also talks about working with Brosnahan, who was producing a film for the first time. Moreover, she speaks about the challenges that come with working on post-production remotely during a pandemic. Hart also opens up on pandemic life in general – both Hart and Horowitz have been able to write two screenplays during the pandemic.
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Rachel Brosnahan is a mom on the run in I’m Your Woman. The new Amazon movie from Fast Color director Julia Hart has Brosnahan as a woman who hits the road with her young baby because of her husband’s secret criminal life. The end result looks pretty damn slick, with Brosnahan’s character slowly learning how to survive her new, unexpected life. Watch the I’m Your Woman trailer below.
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Not to be confused with the forthcoming DC Universe superhero series of the same name, Stargirl is a new Disney+ original movie adapted from Jerry Spinelli’s New York Times best-selling novel. The coming-of-age tale follows an introverted young man named Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere) who likes flying under the radar. But when he meets an outgoing, quirky and confident new girl named Stargirl (Grace VanderWaal), everything changes. See for yourself in the first Stargirl trailer below. Read More »
Fast Color, the grounded superhero indie movie that starred Gugu Mbatha-Raw and hit theaters earlier this year, is getting its own TV series. Jordan Horowitz (the producer who revealed on stage that Moonlight actually beat La La Land at the Oscars) co-wrote the movie with director Julia Hart, and they’re both on board to return in those capacities for this show, which is in the works at Amazon Prime Video. Learn more about the Fast Color TV series below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
Having made their marks in front of the camera, two acclaimed actresses are getting ready to step behind the scenes.
Melissa McCarthy is teaming with her husband Ben Falcone (a.k.a. Air Marshal Jon in Bridesmaids) to direct the road trip comedy Tammy, which the pair also co-wrote and in which McCarthy will star. Meanwhile, Ellen Page is prepping her directorial debut Miss Stevens, with Anna Faris in the lead role. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012 by Angie Han
Just as we’re enjoying the last of 2012’s cinematic offerings, the latest edition of the Black List has hit the web. The annual survey highlights the hottest unproduced screenplays of the year, as based on the votes of hundreds of executives.
The term “unproduced” is used rather vaguely here. Some of these scripts (like Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day and Wally Pfister‘s Transcendence) already have a director or star attached, while others are still floating around in search of the right studio or producer. The subjects and honorees range greatly as well. Nazi hunters, Hillary Clinton, the NFL, and time-traveling teens are among the subjects of this year’s winners, and the screenwriters run the gamut from industry newcomers to seasoned pros.
Hit the jump to read the full list.
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