New Trailer and Clip for HORRIBLE BOSSES; First Clips from BAD TEACHER
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: June 1st, 2011
This post contains a few video treats from two of this summer’s R-rated comedies with two-word titles. Firstly, Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Horrible Bosses, led by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day. There is enough in common with the first trailer that I was initially unable to distinguish between the two, but there is enough new footage to be worth a look. Even better, the new trailer is accompanied by a Horrible Bosses clip (approximately 97% new footage) which features the three stars on a stakeout. Horrible Bosses opens July 8.
To accommodate my theme, Columbia has released the first two clips for Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, and Jason Segel. I found one of the clips quite funny — the other less so. Let’s see how well you know me in the comments! Bad Teacher opens June 24. Watch the whole shebang after the break.
Paramount Options Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton Story FURIOUS LOVE for Martin Scorsese
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: June 1st, 2011Paramount is finalizing an option deal to develop a feature based on Furious Love, an account of the public love affair of Hollywood royalty Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. According to Deadline, the studio is pursuing the project as a possible directing vehicle for Martin Scorsese. Paramount reportedly beat out several other suitors, including Natalie Portman and The King’s Speech writer David Seidler, to secure the rights to the book by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger.
Scorsese is in post-production on Hugo Cabret for the November 23 release. The director has collected a number of potential follow-ups: including the hitman drama The Irishman, a Frank Sinatra biopic, and the period adaptation Silence. The story of Taylor and Burton certainly has plenty to offer a man who loves Old Hollywood. Both were married when they met on the set of Cleopatra in 1960 and began the romance. The affair incited endless public scrutiny and swarms of paparazzi for the next decade and a half. Burton and Taylor eventually married in 1964, divorced in 1974, remarried in 1975, and separated for good in 1976. Read the official synopsis for Furious Love after the jump.
Robert Redford and Nick Nolte to Star in Adaptation of A WALK IN THE WOODS
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: June 1st, 2011Earlier today, Legendary Pictures made the officially announced development on a Jackie Robinson biopic, a project that was first reported in early April. There is an apparent discrepancy between the initial report, which suggested Robert Redford will star as Branch Rickey, and the press release which failed to mention Redford’s name at all. 24 Frames, the source of the Redford-centric news, asked around to see if something changed since the story was sent to print. A rep from Redford’s camp declined to comment; a Legendary spokeswoman stated, simply, there is “no casting announcement at this time.” The outlet believes Redford is still attached, and the news will surface in a more official capacity at a later date.
In consolation, 24 Frames offers information on Redford’s next project, an adaptation of the Bill Bryson book A Walk in the Woods. Redford first announced that he would produce and star as the fictional Bryson in A Walk in the Woods in 2005. At the time, he longed for a Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid reunion with Paul Newman before he died in 2008. Newman is the very definition of irreplaceable, but as far as replacements go, you can’t do much better than Nick Nolte. Nolte is now attached to play Bryson’s friend Stephen as the two out-of-shape men venture to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail. Christopher Columbus and Barry Levinson have each been mentioned as possible directors in the past, but it’s not specified if either might return to the project. Read the official book synopsis after the break. http://collider.com/robert-redford-nick-nolte-a-walk-in-the-woods/94196/
Casting Call: Lucas Till, Kyle Schmid, Sonja Kinski, Rachel Blanchard, and Juliet Landau Star in DARK HEARTS; Rachael Taylor Joins LOFT
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: June 1st, 2011Lucas Till, Kyle Schmid, Sonja Kinski, Rachel Blanchard, and Juliet Landau have signed on to join Goran Visjnic and Richard Edson in the independent noir thriller Dark Hearts. Per Variety, the script by Christian Piers Betley centers on a “struggling artist [who] accompanies his younger brother to a secret gig where he finds his muse in sultry singer (Kinski) only to be thrust into a maelstrom of art, blood and passion, leading to a dangerous love triangle.” Shooting began in May in Los Angeles under the direction of Rudolf Buitendach; Dark Hearts wraps production later this week.
Hit the jump for details on Rachael Taylor’s role in Loft. http://collider.com/lucast-till-dark-hearts-rachael-taylor-loft/94166/