Tim Roth Joins Nicholas Jarecki’s ARBITRAGE
by Adam Chitwood Posted: April 6th, 2011
Tim Roth is the latest actor to join the cast of writer/director Nicholas Jarecki’s indie drama Arbitrage. The film stars Richard Gere stars as “a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.” Variety reports that Roth will play a detective who’s investigating a murder.
The film now boasts an impressive cast that includes Gere, Susan Sarandon, Eva Green, Aubrey Graham (also known as rapper Drake), and Sundance darling Brit Marling. Jarecki, who helmed the documentary The Outsider, is the brother of filmmakers Andrew and Eugene (Capturing the Friedmans). The cast that he’s assembled is intriguing, especially Marling, who was a breakout hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival having co-written and starred in two films that were featured: Another Earth and Sound of My Voice. Arbitrage is set to start filming this month in New York City.
Javier Bardem Close to a Deal to Star in THE DARK TOWER
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: April 6th, 2011
We are going to track every damn step of Javier Bardem’s road to portray Roland Deschain in Universal’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. Under consideration. Offered the role. Producer Brian Grazer even created a new stage: “locked in psychologically“ (whatever that means). Tonight, Deadline reports Bardem is “close to sealing his deal.” Director Ron Howard is confident in his commitment, and has initiated meetings with other actors to build up a supporting cast around Bardem.
Universal is launching both a feature film trilogy and two seasons of a television based on The Dark Tower mythology, which introduces several layers of complexity to the negotiation. The contract signs Bardem for the first film and one season of television with options on the two movie sequels to score his highest salary to date. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the Dark Tower series.