by Adam Chitwood Posted: January 19th, 2011
The first image from the upcoming Judd Apatow-produced comedy Wanderlust has hit the web. Directed by David Wain (Role Models) the film tells the story of a couple who are forced to move out of their New York household when the husband loses his job. With no other options, they set out to Georgia where they plan to live with family, but along the way end up staying in a nudist commune which they mistook for a bed and breakfast.
The film stars Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman, Ray Liotta, Alan Alda, and Christina Hendricks. Wain co-wrote the script for the film with writing partner (and actor) Ken Marino. The two previously teamed up on the very funny Role Models, and the cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer (seriously, if you haven’t seen this movie, do so. Thank me later.). Hit the jump to check out the full image. Wanderlust hits theaters on October 7th. In 2D.
(Via Box Office Mojo)
by Jason Barr Posted: January 19th, 2011
new featurette for Matt Damon’s upcoming romance/thriller The Adjustment Bureau has landed online. Written and directed by George Nolfi (writer of The Bourne Ultimatum), the film is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick entitled Adjustment Team and centers on the apparently forbidden relationship between politician David Norris (Damon) and Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt). As the story goes, the two are kept apart by a mysterious team of adjusters who claim it’s in everyone’s best interest if they go their separate ways (perhaps they’re afraid their potential children could be too attractive?).
To check out the featurette, which runs about three and a half minutes, hit the jump. The Adjustment Bureau opens on March 4th. In addition to Damon and Blunt, the film also stars Oscar-nominee Terence Stamp (for 1962’s Billy Budd), John Slattery (Mad Men), and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker).
Here’s the featurette [from Moviefone]:
Here’s the synopsis for The Adjustment Bureau:
http://collider.com/the-adjustment-bureau-featurette/71367/Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he’s ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York.On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)—a woman like none he’s ever known. But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself—the men of The Adjustment Bureau—who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path…or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.The Adjustment Bureau is written for the screen and directed by George Nolfi (writer of Ocean’s Twelve, co-writer of The Bourne Ultimatum). It is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (“Total Recall,” “Minority Report” and “Blade Runner”).
by Jason Barr Posted: January 19th, 2011
It looks as if David Cronenberg’s film adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel Cosmopolis is becoming somewhat of a revolving door. A few weeks ago we reported that Robert Pattinson had signed on to star in the film, bringing to an untimely end Cosmopolis’ Colin Farrell-era. Fast-forward to today and we’re hearing reports that Keira Knightley may be taking on the film’s female lead, replacing Marion Cotillard in the process.
Kudos to The Playlist for connecting the dots provided by the Cosmopolis fansite which points out that the film’s production company (Alfama Films) now lists Knightley as starring in the project. Knightley recently worked with Cronenberg on A Dangerous Method so perhaps the two developed a rapport that would make this potential move a little less “from left-field.” Of course, we’ll bring you confirmation on the matter as soon as we have it. Cosmopolis is currently scheduled to begin shooting in Toronto around mid-May. For more, hit the jump to check out a synopsis of DeLillo’s novel.
Here’s a plot summary for Delillo’s Cosmopolis [from Wikipedia]:
http://collider.com/keira-knightley-cosmopolis/71402/Cosmopolis is the story of Eric Packer, a 28 year old multi-billionaire asset manager who makes an odyssey across midtown Manhattan in order to get a haircut. The stretch limo which adorns the cover of the book is richly described as highly technical and very luxurious, filled with television screens and computer monitors, bulletproofed and floored with Carrara marble. It is also cork lined to eliminate (though unsuccessfully, Packer notes) the intrusion of street noise.Like James Joyce’s Ulysses, Cosmopolis covers roughly one day of time and includes highly sexed women and the theme of father-son separation. Packer’s voyage is obstructed by various traffic jams caused by a presidential visit to the city, a funeral procession for a Sufi rap star and a full-fledged riot. Along the way, the hero has several chance meetings with his wife, seeing her in a taxi, a bookstore, and lying naked in the street, taking part in a movie as an extra. Meanwhile, Packer is stalked by two men, a comical “pastry assassin” and an unstable “credible threat”.Through the course of the day, the protagonist loses incredible amounts of money for his clients by betting against the rise of the yen, a loss that parallels his own fall. Packer seems to relish being unburdened by the loss of so much money, even stopping to make sure he loses his wife’s fortune as well, to ensure his ruin is inevitable.