Carey Mulligan to Star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Sex Film I WALK WITH THE DEAD
by Adam Chitwood Posted: September 3rd, 2011
Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive is currently garnering raves left and right, and he’s already got a stacked schedule of films lined up for the future. Refn’s set to start filming Only God Forgives with Drive star Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas and Luke Evans soon, he’s got a remake of Logan’s Run (also with Gosling) in the works, and now he’s found his lead for the sex thriller I Walk With the Dead. The director announced at the Deauvill Film Festival (via THR) that another Drive cohort, Carey Mulligan, will star in the already financed film.
We don’t know much about I Walk With the Dead, but Refn told The Playlist in 2009 that he wrote the pic because he had always wanted to “make a movie with lots of sex.” The flick apparently takes place in Miami and features copious amounts of bumpin’ uglies. Everything I’ve seen (and heard) from Drive has been fantastic, and Refn definitely has a penchant for thinking outside the box, so count me in.
New Trailer for Lars von Trier’s MELANCHOLIA
by Jason Barr Posted: September 3rd, 2011
The U.S. trailer for writer/director Lars von Trier’s Melancholia has landed online. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård and John Hurt, the film pits Justine and Michael’s (Dunst and Skarsgård) wedding against the backdrop of the end of the world. As I’ve written before, I’m not hopelessly devoted to von Trier’s previous work, but Melancholia looks beautifully reflective and I can’t wait to check it out.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Melancholia premieres on VOD on October 7th, hits U.K. theaters on October 30th and will enjoy a limited theatrical release in the U.S. beginning on November 11th. .......... http://collider.com/melancholia-trailer-2/112831/
Bette Midler and Bailee Madison Join Billy Crystal in US & THEM
by Adam Chitwood Posted: September 2nd, 2011
Bette Midler and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark star Bailee Madison have signed on to join Billy Crystal in the family comedy Us & Them. The project, which has been in development for quite some time, re-teams Crystal (who hasn’t toplined a film in over ten years) with his City Slickers writers Lowell Gantz and Babaloo Mandel. The story revolves around a Fresno AAA baseball broadcaster who is tasked with caring for his three grandchildren alongside his wife (with whom he’s going through a separation). The flick will explore the generational gap between the parenting styles of grandparents and their children.
Variety reports that Midler will play Crystal’s estranged wife, while 11-year-old Madison will take on the role of one of their grandchildren. Andy Fickman (You Again) is directing the co-production between 20th Century Fox and Walden Media. Production is set to get underway later this month in Atlanta.
First Clip from TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
by Matt Goldberg Posted: September 2nd, 2011 at 6:14 am
The first clip from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has hit online and it has me even more eager to hear what the reaction to the film will be after it debuts at the Venice Film Festival this weekend. In the clip, “Control” (John Hurt), the head of the “Circus” (aka Britian’s intelligence agency, MI6) instructs agent Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) in the hunt for the mole, assigning code-names to each of the suspects in the hunt. The code names are “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Poor Man” and the fifth suspect is protagonist George Smiley (Gary Oldman), the retired MI6 agent who joins the investigation. I think the use of putting pictures on chess pieces is a little heavy handed, but I love the tension of the scene and the way it’s shot. So far, no film has gotten rave reviews out of Venice but I’m hoping will be hearing positive reactions to the spy thriller.
Hit the jump to check out the clip. The film also stars Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Toby Jones, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy opens in the UK on September 16th and in the US on December 9th. ............ http://collider.com/tinker-tailor-soldier-spy-movie-clip/112738/