This time for David O. Russell’s new movie (aka Valerie Perrine and Roy Scheider). And Amy Adams and Christian Bale too. Some photos come from JustJared. Jennifer Lawrence is shown in these pics reading what looks like a script, though she famously does not look at the script, or her lines, until the day of shooting. She says it’s worked well for her so far, helping her to react more honestly to the situation.
On the heels of the news that Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave probably won’t be ready for Cannes, Fox Searchlight just issued a press release announcing its release date of December 27. The pic stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Alfre Woodard, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o and tells the story of ”one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by (Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Pitt) will forever alter his life. The screenplay is by John Ridley and producers are Pitt, McQueen, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad, Arnon Milchan and Anthony Katagas.
To my mind, McQueen is one of the best directors working today – though it appears the industry in Hollywood has yet to catch on. We are very excited for this film, needless to say.
Hard to believe we’ll have to wait two years to see but lo, Finding Nemo’s sequel, Finding Dory, will take that long to spring to life. Andrew Stanton will helm, and we can safely say this is to be Pixar’s second ever film with a female lead. The press release:
When Dory said “just keep swimming” in 2003’s Oscar®-winning film “Finding Nemo,” she could not have imagined what was in store for her (not that she could remember). Ellen DeGeneres, voice of the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, revealed details today about Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory”—an all-new big-screen adventure diving into theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.
“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,” said DeGeneres. “I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating ‘Toy Story 16.’ But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is—it’s got a lot more Dory.”
After Beyonce backed out of a Star is Born last October, Clint Eastwood’s musical aspirations stalled. But ContactMusic says he has his eye on the Tony award-winning Broadway show Jersey Boys.
The director is reportedly set to take the musical – based around the career of vocal group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – to the big screen after casting issues have put his next project, ‘A Star is Born’, on hold.
Although Eastwood’s representatives and studio Warner Bros are playing their cards close to their chest, The Hollywood Reporter says multiple sources have confirmed the director is in talks to make the film.
The project was originally set up at Columbia Pictures with ‘Iron Man’ director Jon Favreau favourite to helm, but producer Graham King moved it to Warner Bros in September last year.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Pamela McClintock has dug up some details on what might be in or out at Cannes in May.
“Steve McQueen‘s Twelve Years a Slave, starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt andQuvenzhane Wallis; LeeDaniels‘ ensemble White House historical drama The Butler; and Foxcatcher, Bennett Miller‘s high-profile follow-up to Moneyball.
Spike Jonze‘s Her believed to be finished; ditto for John Wells‘ August: Osage County, based on Tracy Letts‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning play and starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts,Ewan McGregor and Benedict Cumberbatch.
From The Clicker:
CBS has released a sneak peek of its highly anticipated summer series, “Under the Dome.” Based on the 2009 science-fiction book of the same name by Stephen King and adapted by “Lost” producer Brian K. Vaughan, “Under the Dome” will follow the residents of the small Maine town of Chester’s Mill as they try to figure out why a giant transparent dome has been placed over their town, and how they can break through it to escape.
“Two thousand people secluded, it just gets pretty scary, very quickly,” Britt Robertson, one of the show’s stars, says in the trailer, which gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the series.