It’s taken a few years, but Alexander Payne is finally getting close to the start of shooting on Downsizing, a high-concept comedy starring Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon. When it’ll open is still unclear — earlier reports indicated Paramount was eyeing a late 2017 release — but we do know Payne is already starting to make plans for the next film after that.

Payne, the director of Sideways, About Schmidt, and Nebraska, is looking to tackle another road trip movie. This one is based on My Saga a pair of articles written by Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgård and published by The New York Times Magazine last year.  Read More »