“Tracy Letts, Linda Emond and Danny Burstein have joined the cast of James Schamus’s directorial debut Indignation, based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth.” Tatiana Siegel in the Hollywood Reporter: “Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon already boarded the drama.”
“My next film is based on the 1001 Nights and will be called About the Eternal,” Roy Andersson tells Shade Rupe here in Keyframe. “Or something close. I want it to be endless. About endlessness.”
Alain Guiraudie (Stranger by the Lake) has received funding from Arte France Cinéma for Rester Vertical, reports Fabien Lemercier at Cineuropa. “The storyline is still under wraps, with the filmmaker only letting on that ‘the film will be set deep in the heart of France’ and that he came up with the film ‘with the aim of making the implausible plausible, the impossible possible and to go on a long journey close to home, to bring elsewhere closer and escape around the street corner.'”
“Mark Romanek is in final negotiations to direct Norco,” reports Patrick Hipes for Deadline. The thriller “is inspired by the true story of the 1980 Corona, CA bank robbery where the robbers were heavily armed with assault rifles, shotguns and pipe bombs. The subsequent shootout and high speed chase was the most violent in American history, and was the first step in today’s militarization of police forces.”
“Hot off her memorable final episodes of Mad Men and her Tony Award-nominated performance in the Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize play The Heidi Chronicles, Elisabeth Moss has landed roles in two upcoming films,” reports Deadline‘s Mike Fleming Jr. “She’ll first join Annette Bening, Corey Stoll and Saoirse Ronan in the Michael Mayer-directed film adaptation of Anton Chekov’s The Seagull from scribe Stephen Karam…. After that, Moss will join Boyd Holbrook in the indie The Free World, about a man trying to adjust to civilian life after being exonerated of a murder conviction and released from a long prison sentence.”
Also, Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips’s production company is teaming up with Andrew Lazar and Warner Bros. on a feature based on Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles’s book, The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery. “Post-American Sniper, Cooper next stars in the John Wells-directed Adam Jones, and Joy, in which he reunites with Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle co-star Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell. He’s also planning to direct and likely star in the remake of A Star Is Born.”
Trailer for the new 2K restoration of Benoît Jacquot‘s A Single Girl (1995)
Winona Ryder will star in Netflix’s “new supernatural thriller (previously titled Montauk) from the Duffer brothers (Wayward Pines),” reports Dee Lockett for Vulture. “The series, ordered for eight episodes, surrounds the disappearance of a young boy in the ’80s. Ryder will play the boy’s mother, who finds herself dragged into an ‘extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.'”
This summer, Tommy Wirkola will shoot What Happened to Monday? with Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close, reports Jorn Rossing Jensen at Cineuropa. “Set in the not-so-distant feature, when the Chinese one-child policy has been implemented by many governments, forced by famine and overpopulation, Rapace plays seven identical sisters living a hide-and-seek existence as they are pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau.”
“Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac will star in The Promise, an epic love story that Oscar-winning filmmaker Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Robin Swicord (Memoirs of a Geisha),” reports TheWrap‘s Jeff Sneider.
“With Eddie Redmayne set as the male lead for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros. is firming up the rest of the film’s cast,” reports Variety‘s Justin Kroll. “Inherent Vice actress Katherine Waterston has landed one of the female leads opposite Redmayne in the first installment of the new franchise, which is being planned as a trilogy.”
“Amy Poehler is in negotiations to star with Will Ferrell in The House, New Line’s comedy written by Neighbors writers Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien.” Borys Kit has details in the Hollywood Reporter, where Tatiana Siegel reports that “Robert Redford has dropped out of directing the 9/11 thriller Against All Enemies.”
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