by Matt Goldberg Posted: December 8th, 2010We have the first images from Dito Montiel’s new drama The Son of No One, which is set to premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival at the closing night film. The plot centers on two men in post-9/11 New York who are forced to relive two murders they committed as young boys. Their lives start to unravel by the threat of the revelation of these shocking and personal secrets. The film stars Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche, Ray Liotta, Katie Holmes, and Tracy Morgan. Tatum also starred in Montiel’s previous two films, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and Fighting.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20 – 30th.
And here are links to the first images from other films playing at Sundance:
David O. Russell to Possibly Direct THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Before UNCHARTED; Anne Hathaway and Bradley Cooper May Star
by Matt Goldberg Posted: December 8th, 2010While we’ve been assuming that David O. Russell would be following up his critically acclaimed new film The Fighter with an adaptation of the video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, that may not be the case. According to Showbiz411, O. Russell is planning to adapt Matthew Quick’s novel The Silver Linings Playbook as his next project. Showbiz also reports that Anne Hathaway is attached to star and that Bradley Cooper is being “wooed” for the male lead (whether that means he’s under consideration for the role or is actively in negotiations is unclear). The plot centers on a former high school history teacher who gets out of a mental hospital and is placed in the care of his mother. His goal is to win back his ex wife, but he ends up falling for a kooky neighbor who also has mental problems of her own.
While this is the first we’re hearing about Silver Linings, Showbiz was pretty much on the money last month when they reported that Mark Wahlberg, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci were under consideration for Uncharted. Hit the jump for more on O. Russell’s busy schedule.
In addition to Uncharted and now The Silver Linings Playbook, O. Russell has two more projects he’s circling. He’s got an untitled cop-drama in the vein of Dirty Harry and Death Wish that could reteam him with his Three Kings star Ice Cube. He’s also got the flick Old St. Louis with Vince Vaughn and Chloe Moretz. Whatever O. Russell ends up choosing, hopefully there won’t be another six year delay like there was between I Heart Huckabees and The Fighter.
Here’s the official produce description for Matthew Quick’s novel [via Amazon]:
Meet Pat Peoples. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure him a happy ending—the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent several years in a mental health facility.)
The problem is, Pat’s now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; he’s being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy. Plus, he’s being haunted by Kenny G!