Here’s another casting round up for you:
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The first trailer for the drama Being Flynn has gone online. The film is an adaptation of Nick Flynn’s acclaimed memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, written and directed by Paul Weitz. Paul Dano stars as a writer who takes a job at a homeless shelter, only to run across his long-absent father (Robert De Niro) who is seeking a bed. The story is neat, and the trailer plays pretty well. Dano and De Niro are both capable of great performances, but I can’t tell if Being Flynn will play as an insightful drama, or a heavy-handed soap opera. Weitz was responsible for About a Boy which gives me hope, but his last three films (American Dreamz, Cirque du Freak, and Little Fockers) give me pause. I’m hoping for the best though, as the trailer reminds me a bit of Wonder Boys which is definitely not a bad thing.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The cast also includes Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby, Dale Dickey, and Lili Taylor.
Production has begun on Paul Weitz’ adaptation of Nick Flynn’s 2004 memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Obviously, the film won’t be called that so the challenge is to find a title that is somehow more bland than Weitz’ 2004 film, In Good Company. The plot Another Bullshit Night centers on a writer (played by Paul Dano) who takes a job at homeless shelter and runs into his long-absent father (Robert De Niro) who is seeking a bed. Olivia Thirlby will play a worker at the shelter while Moore will play the mother of Dano’s character.
In addition to clarifying Moore’s role, the press release from Focus Features also announces that Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under) and Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone) have joined the cast, but doesn’t specify which roles they’ll play. Hit the jump for the full press release. I want to have hope for this film, but Weitz has done his best to extinguish that hope by making American Dreamz, Cirque du Freak, and Little Fockers.
The Independent Filmmaker Project have announced the winners of the 2010 Gotham Independent Film Awards. Winter’s Bone was the big winner, landing both “Best Feature” and “Best Ensemble Performance.” The other honorees include Holy Rollers, Daddy Longlegs, Littlerock, The Oath, and Waiting for Superman.
Hit the jump for the full list of winners.
One of the many movies premiering at Sundance is director Debra Granik’s (Down to the Bone) Winter’s Bone. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt, Sheryl Lee, and Tate Taylor and it focuses on the dangerous efforts of an Ozard Mountain girl to track down her drug-dealer father while keeping her family intact. At least that’s what IMDb says about it.
While I never got the chance to see Granik’s last film (Down to the Bone), I’ve heard from people it’s great. Also, Vera Farmiga said during a recent interview that it’s her best work. Based on that, I’m planning on seeing Winter’s Bone when I’m at Sundance.
But if you’re not going to Park City, or you just want an early look at the film, hit the jump as we’ve been provided with seven clips. Also, I’ve posted a more detailed synopsis.