3 Clips from WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN Starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly
by Jason Barr Posted: May 9th, 2011
Three clips from writer/director Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin are now available online. Starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller, the film centers around a mother and father (Swinton & Reilly) whose son is responsible for a high-school massacre. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Lionel Shriver and the clips on display here have an eerie aura that stick with me as I type.
Hit the jump to check out the clips. We Need to Talk About Kevin is currently slated for a September 2 release in the UK. Stateside release details may very well be forthcoming following the film’s debut at the Cannes Film Festival which runs from May 11-22.
Colin Hanks Joins Season Six of DEXTER
by Ethan Anderton Posted: May 9th, 2011Years and years ago we simply would’ve known him as Tom Hanks son, but thankfully Colin Hanks has worked hard to create quite a career for himself. Aside from appearing in films like Orange County and King Kong, the younger Hanks has also had quite an impressive career on TV in shows like Roswell, Mad Men and most recently The Good Guys (even though the series was canceled). Now Hanks is keeping his activity on the small screen alive as TV Line reports the actor will have a major character arc in the forthcoming sixth season of Dexter, which just had its first promo show up online recently as well. Apparently details on his character are being kept underwraps but speculation is already rampant that he’ll end up being this season’s bad guy. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.
Darren Aronofsky May Next Direct Sci-Fi Film HUMAN NATURE Starring George Clooney
by Adam Chitwood Posted: May 9th, 2011Just over a month ago, director Darren Aronofsky dropped out of The Wolverine at the last minute. The project, which was set to start filming in March, was left in a state of limbo without a director and with their shooting location of Japan ravaged by a giant earthquake. Now, it looks like Aronofsky is closing in on his next directorial effort following last year’s critical lauded Black Swan.
Vulture reports that Aronofsky is eyeing the sci-fi film Human Nature. The spec script by Jeff Welch, which has been around for 15 years, centers on “man who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up years later to a world in which humans have become pets of another species.” George Clooney is attaching himself to star, with producer Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend) currently budgeting the flick. If everything works out, this is expected to be the director’s next project. Aronofsky, Clooney and sci-fi? Count me in.
Focus Features Acquires SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD Starring Steve Carell
by Adam Chitwood Posted: May 9th, 2011It looks like Focus Features has nabbed the U.S. rights to the comedic romance Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), the film stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley and centers on the events surrounding an asteroid spiraling towards Earth, threatening to end all life. Carell plays a man whose wife leaves him as a result of the whole “the world is ending” news, and decides to seek out his high school sweetheart. Knightley stars as Carell’s neighbor who decides to accompany him on his journey.
We previously reported that Adam Brody, Rob Corddry and William Peterson are in talks to join the film as well. THR reports that Focus will handle U.S. distribution on the Indian Paintbrush/Mandate Pictures co-production. Filming begins in Los Angeles this month. And on a side note, previous reports had the title as Seeking a Friend AT the End of the World, but today’s acquisition reports have the “at” replaced by “for.” So, I guess this might be considered a title change, however insignificant it may be.