2 Days in New York stars Chris Rock and Julie Delpy as a couple who go through two unforgettable days of mayhem when her family comes for a visit and pushes every button in the couple’s relationship. The quirky comedy, which opens in theaters on August 10th, is written and directed by Delpy and also features Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alex Nahon, Emily Wagner, Dylan Baker and John Gallo.
In an exclusive phone interview today, I spoke to the multi-talented Delpy about what inspired her to make the film. The actress/screenwriter/director talked to me about why she cast Rock in the lead, how American perceptions of the French are often inaccurate, how she collaborated with her editor on the film’s comedic timing, her writing process, her comedic influences and shooting in New York City. She also discussed her upcoming projects: The Right Profile, a biopic about the life of Clash frontman Joe Strummer, which she may direct, and a possible follow-up to Before Sunset that she’s writing with Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater. Hit the jump for more.
The trailer and poster for Julie Delpy‘s comedy 2 Days in New York have gone online. The film stars Delpy and Chris Rock as a couple who are put through a hectic two days when the family of Delpy’s family comes to visit. I haven’t seen Delpy’s previous film, 2 Days in Paris, and I missed New York when it was at Sundance, but this looks like a cute little movie, and I like what I’m seeing from the two leads in this trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The film also stars Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau, and Alex Nahon. 2 Days in New York hits VOD on July 6th before opening in theaters on August 10th.
We have three new posters to share with you:
- Wanderlust – One last poster before the Paul Rudd/Jennifer Aniston comedy hits theaters this Friday, February 24.
- Starlet – A smoky shot of Dree Hemingway to promote the SXSW premiere.
- 2 Days in New York - The French one-sheet for Julie Delpy‘s follow-up to 2 Days in Paris; in addition to directing, Delpy stars opposite Chris Rock.
Hit the jump for the posters and more information on each project.
In September, we reported that the Sundance Film Festival would be taking its show on the road by offering a handful of festival selections to theaters across the country. Sundance has now announced the nine films that might be coming to your city provided your city is Ann Arbor, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Houston, Nashville, Orlando, San Francisco, or Tuscon. This year’s Sundance Film Festival USA slate includes movies featuring Frank Langella, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Olsen, Vera Farmiga, Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Isla Fischer, Adam Scott, and many more.
Hit the jump for the line-up and theater which each film will be playing. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival will run from January 19 – 29th. All Sundance Film Festival USA screenings will take place on January 26th.
With our continuing coverage of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Spotlight line-up, we’re bringing you some early looks at next year’s films. Hit the jump for synopses and images from writer-director Julie Delpy‘s 2 Days in New York, starring Delpy and Chris Rock; writer-director Nicholas Jarecki‘s Arbitrage, starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth; writer-director Leslye Headland‘s Bachelorette, starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan; and writer-director Josh Radnor‘s Liberal Arts, starring Radnor and Elizabeth Olsen.
The 2012 Sundance Film Festival runs from Thursday, January 19th to Sunday, the 29th. Click here for all our coverage.
Last week, we learned what the 2012 Sundance Film Festival had lined-up in its In-Competition categories, plus the out-of-competition Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, Next <=>, and New Frontier selections. But today Sundance has announced the heavy-hitters with the “Premieres” category. That’s not to say these are the best films or the ones that will get the biggest buzz. But they’re the ones that will pack the gigantic Eccles Theater bright and early every morning.
The Premieres category will include Spike Lee‘s Red Hook Summer, Rodrigo Cortes‘ Red Lights, Stephen Frears‘ Lay the Favorite, James Marsh‘s Shadow Dancer, Ice-T‘s Something from Nothing: The Art of Wrap, and the Peter Jackson-produced West Memphis Three documentary, West of Memphis. There’s plenty more than these few films and you can check out the entire line-up after the jump. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19 – 29th.
In a bit of casting news that’s surprising (though not entirely out of left field), Chris Rock has joined the cast of Julie Delpy’s 2 Days in New York, the sequel to 2007′s 2 Days in Paris. Delpy wrote, directed, and starred in the first film, which saw her on vacation with her American boyfriend in France. Delpy stated that her follow-up is about “the difficulty of relationships, but also about the main character’s evolution in general.” Details are scarce in the Production Weekly tweet that broke the news, though TheWrap speculates that Rock may play Delpy’s new lover in the sequel. Production is set to begin this October with hopes of landing a spot in Cannes 2011.
The most recent phase of Rock’s career has revealed the funnyman to be a disciple of world cinema. Both Death at a Funeral and I Think I Love My Wife were inspired by foreign comedies, with a remake of the French Le premiere toile in the works. He’s even penning the script for the Mike Nichol take on Akira Kurosawa’s High and Low. Hit the jump for the official synopsis of 2 Days in Paris.