A new trailer for director Steven Soderbergh’s possibly final theatrically released film Side Effects has been released. Rooney Mara stars as a troubled young woman who develops a dangerous love triangle between her doctor (Jude Law) and her newly paroled husband (Channing Tatum). I love the fact that Soderbergh is tackling a psychological thriller for one of his last features, and the director’s use of close-ups and handheld definitely gives this trailer a feeling of clausterphobia and unease. It should be mentioned, though, that the filmmaker has been a fan of pulling a bit of a bait-and-switch with his recent trailers, marketing Haywire and Magic Mike as a straightforward action film and flashy stripper movie, respectively, when both films actually turned out to have much more going on. I look forward to seeing what kind of twist Soderbergh has in store for Side Effects.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones. Side Effects opens on February 8th.
Check out the latest posters for the following films:
- Stoker – From director Park Chan-wook comes another family portrait poster featuring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode. Stoker opens March 1, 2013.
- Side Effects – Director Steven Soderbergh’s next film stars Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones embroiled in a drug thriller. Side Effects opens February 8, 2013.
- The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – The magician comedy from director Don Scardino stars Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi and Olivia Wilde. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens March 15, 2013.
Hit the jump to check out the new posters along with their synopses.
Just yesterday some intriguing plot details for director Wally Pfister’s upcoming sci-fi film Transcendence landed online, and now it appears that the female lead has been narrowed down to three actress. Pfister, who is Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer, is making his feature directorial debut on the project which stars Johnny Depp as a scientist whose brain gets uploaded into a supercomputer with the aim of creating the world’s first machine that can think for itself. The story also involves two other leads that are also scientists, a character named Evelyn who is Depp’s wife, and a character named Max.
Per Deadline, Rooney Mara, Emily Blunt, and Rebecca Hall (The Town) are all in the running for the role of Evelyn, with a decision due to be made on Friday. Blunt’s dates on the Tom Cruise-fronted sci-fi actioner All You Need Is Kill are still being worked out, so the report notes that the conflict could affect her availability. These are three fine actresses with tremendous talent, so whatever the final result may be, I think Transcendence is in good shape. Production is set to begin on March 4th.
The Sundance Film Festival recently announced the promising lineups for a few of the festival’s categories, and we’ve now got the first images from some films that will be playing in competition as part of the U.S. Dramatic category. Briefly:
- Afternoon Delight – Written and directed by Jill Soloway, starring Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, and Jane Lynch.
- Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – Written and directed by David Lowery, starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Nate Parker, and Keith Carradine.
- C.O.G. – Written and directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, starring Jonathan Groff, Denis O’Hare, Corey Stoll, Dean Stockwell, Casey Wilson, and Troian Bellisario.
- Concussion – Written and directed by Stacie Passon, starring Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Jonathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Emily Kinney, and Laila Robins.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17 – 27.
Open Road has released new images from Steven Soderbergh‘s Side Effects. Rooney Mara stars as a troubled young woman who develops a dangerous love triangle between her doctor (Jude Law) and her newly paroled husband (Channing Tatum). The trailer makes the film look like an intense psychosexual thriller but done with the unique twist Soderbergh brings to his movies.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones. Side Effects opens February 8, 2013.
Director Terrence Malick’s currently-shooting untitled film set within the Austin music scene isn’t exactly lacking in actors, but we all know that just because you shoot scenes for a Terrence Malick movie doesn’t mean you’ll actually be in a Terrence Malick movie. The latest actor to possibly join the cast is Val Kilmer, and based on images of the actor on set, I’m really, really, really hoping he makes the final cut. Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Michael Fassbender star the pic, and we’ve previously seen images of Mara shooting scenes while “performing” on stage with Black Lips.
Kilmer recently filmed some scenes onstage with Mara and Black Lips, and in true Val Kilmer fashion he didn’t exactly play it straight. Images show him using a walker, cutting his own hair, and wielding a chainsaw next to Mara. I’m not sure if his role is more of a manifestation/presence than an actual person (which isn’t out of the question for a Malick pic), but this is some wonderfully weird stuff. Hit the jump to take a look.
The first trailer for director Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller Side Effects has been released. Rooney Mara stars as a troubled young woman who develops a dangerous love triangle between her doctor (Jude Law) and her newly paroled husband (Channing Tatum). It’s tough to get a grasp on exactly what the film’s about from this trailer, but I was sold the minute I heard “Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller.” The film also reunites the filmmaker with his Contagion screenwriter Scott Z. Burns. Mara’s proven herself to be an incredibly strong actress, and it appears we may get some intense performances from her, Tatum, and Law. Moreover, Side Effects may or may not be Soderbergh’s second-to-last film ever, as the Liberace biopic Behind the Candleabra is the only other film the director is set to release for the foreseeable future.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones. Side Effects opens on February 8th.
New set photos have come out from director Terrence Malick’s Untitled Film that feature more looks at star Natalie Portman and famed professional freak, Erik “The Lizardman” Sprague. Not sure what Lizardman is doing there, but Portman is starring in a film ”set against the music scene of Austin, and tells the story of two intersecting love triangles and the obsession and betrayal that follows.” And, as is the case in Malick’s films, any or all of these characters and scenes might be cut from the finished film at the drop of a cowboy hat. As an added bonus, we have a set photo from director Tom Hooper’s musical feature, Les Miserables, that shows how a modern British landmark was turned into 19th century French setpiece. Hit the jump to check them out.
[Update: We've removed the unofficial images.]
Though Terrence Malick’s romantic drama To the Wonder recently premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals to a rather muted response, the recently prolific director is moving on with the second of two films that he’s shooting this year. He appears to have wrapped the Christian Bale-fronted Knight of Cups, as new set photos reveal that production has started on his other untitled feature (previously titled Lawless) set against the backdrop of the Austin music scene. We saw some images of Malick filming Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara last year for what was actually pre-production work on the pic, and now some new images of the actors have surfaced that signal the beginning of principal photography.
The story about “sexual obsession and betrayal” involves two intersecting love triangles, but that’s about all we know at the moment. Malick will be editing the untitled film and Knight of Cups simultaneously, but it will likely be a couple years before we see the finished films. For now, hit the jump to take a look at Gosling, Mara, and Mr. Malick himself at work in Austin.
It’s been three long years since we’ve seen a new film from director Spike Jonze (Where the Wild Things Are), but he’s currently hard at work on his next feature. Very little has been known about the film besides the fact that Joaquin Phoenix stars alongside Rooney Mara, Amy Adams, and Olivia Wilde. It was previously rumored that the film centers on a man who falls in love with the voice of a Siri-like computer device, and now a bit more light has been shed on the film’s plot by way of an official synopsis. Hit the jump for the full synopsis and title.
You’re driving down the street, and it’s suddenly blocked off. You notice these weird yellow signs with nonsensical letters or numbers. There’s unusual glow lighting up a neighborhood you can’t usually see from your house. What you might have here is a film company shooting in your town. It happens a lot, and you never know where they might pop up…until now.
The following is a semi-comprehensive list of films currently shooting, what they’re shooting, and where they’re shooting. We’ll be telling you where you might get to see the very famous, the kinda famous and (if all goes well) the soon-to-be famous. While we can’t list every single movie, television show, or student film in production, you’ll get a pretty good idea of what the heck is going on where all those people are buzzing about. Want to know where in the world are Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Woody Harrelson, and Leonardo DiCaprio? Hit the jump for more.
If you’re looking for Rooney Mara in the next 12-16 months, odds are she’ll be on a movie set. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress is currently filming Steven Soderbergh’s Bitter Pill, and earlier this week she replaced Carey Mulligan in director Spike Jonze’s next project and signed on to star in the 1950s period piece Brooklyn. She’s also set to film an untitled Terrence Malick project (formerly Lawless) this summer with Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling, and now she’s added yet another pic to her docket. Deadline reports that Mara, Ben Foster, and Casey Affleck are attached to star in the drama Ain’t Them Bodies.
David Lowery is set to write and direct the film, which is described as a contemporary story in the vein of Bonnie and Clyde. No other plot details are known at this moment, but you can’t really go wrong with a strong line-up like Mara, Foster, and Affleck.
Some big name casting news for you today. Here are the headlines:
- Willem Dafoe will join Christian Bale and Casey Affleck in the dramatic thriller, Out of the Furnace, written and directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart).
- Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will star in the 1950s period piece, Brooklyn, adapted from Colm Toibin’s best-selling novel about a woman torn between her family in Ireland and her new found love for an American.
Hit the jump for more on both projects.
Director Spike Jonze is finally gearing up to shoot his first film since 2009’s Where the Wild Things Are, and a casting change is underway. Carey Mulligan was set to star opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Samantha Morton in the mystery project, but scheduling conflicts have forced her to drop out. Not to fear, though, because Oscar nominee Rooney Mara is now in final negotiations to take over the role. Previous synopses had the satirical film centering on a gathering of world leaders meeting to discuss global events from the changing price of oil to the timing of wars, but Variety’s report notes that the story centers on a man who falls in love with the voice of a computer. Hit the jump for more.
Open Road has staked out a release date for director Steven Soderbergh’s now-filming “psychopharmacological thriller” Bitter Pill. Per Deadline, the film will open on February 8th, 2013. Currently, the only other pic slated for that pre-Valentine’s Day date is the Nicholas Sparks adaptation Safe Haven. Bitter Pill stars Rooney Mara as a troubled young woman who develops a dangerous love triangle with her doctor (Jude Law) and her recently-paroled husband (Channing Tatum).
We recently got a look at Mara’s very un-Dragon Tattoo-like look for the film by way of some set photos, and Soderbergh currently has Bitter Pill tee’d up to be his penultimate film before he takes a hiatus from filmmaking. He plans on filming the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon this summer, though that film is being made for HBO so Bitter Pill could very well be Soderbergh’s final theatrical release. His next film, Magic Mike, opens this summer.