Production has officially commenced on two upcoming projects. First up, filming is underway in Atlanta on the real-life drama Devil’s Knot, directed by Atom Egoyan. The film stars Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth and follows the true story of the West Memphis 3 case, in which three teenagers were wrongfully charged with murdering three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas in the 1990s. Witherspoon plays the mother of one of the victims, while Firth plays the private investigator hired to look into the case. The cast also includes Amy Ryan, Dane DeHaan, and Stephen Moyer.
Additionally, production has begun in New York on the relationship drama Very Good Girls. Directed by Naomi Foner, the film stars Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen as two best friends determined to lose their virginity, only to fall for the same boy. The cast also includes Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Ellen Barkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Skarsgaard, and Clark Gregg. The score will be composed by Jenny Lewis. Hit the jump to read press releases for both films.
Social media is ubiquitous in this day and age, which allows us to stay connected more easily than ever before while making privacy a thing of the past. In the remake of a 2008 French film of the same name, LOL looks at how social media impacts adolescence in this coming-of-age film. Starring Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore as a daughter and mother on separate sides of a technology gap, the crux of the story falls on Moore’s character “accidentally” reading her daughter’s racy journal. LOL also stars Ashley Greene, Thomas Jane and Douglas Booth and will open in limited release on May 4th. Hit the jump to see the images.
Just a few days ago, Demi Moore was forced to drop out of her cameo role as Gloria Steinem in the biopic Lovelace. Now it appears producers have settled on a replacement, as EW reports that Sarah Jessica Parker will now take over the Steinem role. The film stars Amanda Seyfried as the titular Linda Lovelace and chronicles the actress’ rise to fame following Deep Throat. The film centers on Lovelace’s tempestuous relationship with her husband (Peter Sarsgaard), who she accused of coercing her into the profession.
I don’t necessarily think Parker is a fantastic choice to play the feminist icon, and I much preferred the rumored Mary-Louise Parker as Moore’s replacement. No matter, the role is ultimately a small one in the film. Steinem founded Ms. Magazine, which published an article entitled “The Real Linda Lovelace” that discussed Lovelace’s abusive relationship with her pornographer husband. The pic also stars Sharon Stone, Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny, Juno Temple, and James Franco as Hugh Hefner. Lovelace is currently filming in Los Angeles.
The star-studded biopic Lovelace has gained one actress but lost another. THR reports that Chloe Sevigny is set to reunite with her Shattered Glass co-star Peter Sarsgaard in the Linda Lovelace-centered film. The pic stars Amanda Seyfried as the titular Lovelace, and chronicles her experience as the world’s first porn star in Deep Throat. Sevigny is coming onboard to play a feminist journalist who sets out to find out who the real Linda Lovelace is. A large portion of the film will deal with Lovelace’s claims that her abusive husband (played by Sarsgaard) coerced her into the profession.
Additionally, Demi Moore has had to back out of her role in the film. She was slated to cameo as Gloria Steinem, but THR reports that she was admitted to the hospital Monday night and has now dropped out of Lovelace. The impressive cast includes Juno Temple, Wes Bently, Sharon Stone, Adam Brody, Hank Azaria, Chris Noth, and possibly James Franco as Hugh Hefner. Lovelace is currently filming in Los Angeles.
Production on the Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace is currently underway, but the impressive cast continues to fill out. Amanda Seyfried stars as the titular Lovelace, the world’s first porn star, with Peter Sarsgaard onboard as her husband. Now, Variety reports that Adam Brody (The O.C.), Eric Roberts (Heroes), and Demi Moore are set to appear in the film. Brody will play Harry Reems, one of the stars of Deep Throat, while Moore is set to cameo as political activist Gloria Steinem. Steinem founded Ms. Magazine, which published an article entitled “The Real Linda Lovelace” that discussed Lovelace’s abusive relationship with her pornographer husband, whom she claimed coerced her into the erotic film industry.
Lovelace seems to become more intriguing by the day, as Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, Hank Azaria and more are set to star, with James Franco possibly appearing as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Howl) are directing.
The 2008 economic collapse is one of the major events of our lifetimes and some filmmakers have rushed to turn the events into A Very Serious and Important Movie. J.C. Chandor’s Margin Call would like to be that movie. It dresses up its respected cast in fine suits, puts them in the financial world, and then has them look at computer monitors and say “Fuck me…” in astonishment about 80-90 times throughout the course of the film. Chandor wants to bury the audience in the world of financial intrigue and corruption without doing the hard work of explaining the machinations of that world in any kind of detail. He gets away with it for the first half-hour as the audience becomes wrapped in a propulsive, plot-driven drama, but by the end the only saving grace is Kevin Spacey playing against type.
We’ve got some exclusive images from the upcoming film Bunraku for you. In the vein of Sin City and 300, the story centers on a mysterious drifter and a young Japansese warrior who wander into a town that has been terrorized by criminals. The two set out on their separate quests, encountering a number of strange and fantastical characters and situations along the way. Directed by Guy Moshe, the film stars Josh Hartnett, Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore, Ron Perlman, and Gackt. Hit the jump to check out the images. Bunraku is currently available VOD and hits theaters September 30.
The first trailer for the financial thriller Margin Call has been released. The film debuted at Sundance, and judging from the trailer it looks to be a fairly intense morality piece. The cast is great, and Steve caught the film at the festival and said it was really good. I like the tone here, and the idea of the film’s events playing out over a single day and night is definitely intriguing.
The story centers on the key people at an investment bank during the 24-hour period before the recent financial crisis. The cast includes Demi Moore, Simon Baker, Penn Badgley, Zachary Quinto, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci and Kevin Spacey. You can check out Steve’s interview with all of the above here and here. Margin Call opens October 21st. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
After watching the trailer for The Bunraku, I’m more than a little confused. Its visual style conjures imagery of Dick Tracy and Kung Fu Hustle, but it’s as if these films took place in the world of Beetle Juice. Not to mention there’s some guy unloading serious kick-assery while wearing what seems to be the sorting hat from Harry Potter. The story is as follows: a drifter (Josh Hartnett) teams up with a young samurai (Gackt) and a bartender (Woody Harrelson) who plot revenge against a ruthless leader (Ron Perlman), a dangerous man leading an army of criminals headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins. The film also stars Demi Moore and Kevin McKidd.
All in all, the trailer makes the movie look a bit ridiculous but unique enough to leave an impression. Hit the jump to check it out along with an extended synopsis of the film.
While at Sundance, I was able to sit down with Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey and writer/director J.C. Chandor for a quick interview about Margin Call. Premiering at this year’s Festival, Margin Call is a really well done economic thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank during the 24-hour period before the recent financial crisis. As the film unfolds, we learn who knew what and when, and what lines are you willing to cross to stay ahead. While it often takes Hollywood years to tell a story about something that just happened, Margin Call has already done it and the results are fantastic.
During the interview, the cast talked about what drew them to the project and what does it mean for each of them to be at Sundance. As usual, you can either read or listen to the interview after the jump.
It’s hard to land an exclusive interview with big name stars. After all, when you’re very famous, every reporter wants to talk to you. So when I was told that I would get some time with Demi Moore, Simon Baker, Penn Badgley, Zachary Quinto and Paul Bettany at Sundance to talk about their excellent movie Margin Call (which premiered last night at Sundance), I made sure my schedule would be clear. Thankfully, while I didn’t know what to expect when I sat down with this very famous group, everyone couldn’t have been friendlier or more excited to talk about the film. And after watching it for myself last night, I understand why. Margin Call, which is written and directed by JC Chandor, is a top notch economic thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank during the 24-hour period before the recent financial crisis. As the film unfolds, we learn who knew what and when, and what lines are you willing to cross to stay ahead. While it often takes Hollywood years to tell a story about something that just happened, Margin Call has already done it and the results are fantastic.
During the interview, the cast talked about what drew them to the project, how did they prepare for the technical jargon, what does it mean for each of them to be at Sundance, and a lot more. As usual, you can either read or listen to the interview after the jump.
Earlier this week, we brought you the poster for the upcoming drama Margin Call. Today, we’re bringing you four clips from the film, which will premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film takes place at an investment firm and looks at a 24-hour period during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
Hit the jump to check out the clips and click here to see images from the film. Written and directed by J.C. Chandor, Margin Call stars Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, and Stanley Tucci. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20 – 30th.
We’re pleased to bring you an exclusive look at the poster for the upcoming drama Margin Call. The film takes place at an investment firm during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. Written and directed by J.C. Chandor, Margin Call has an impressive cast that includes Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, and Stanley Tucci. The film will be playing at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Hit the jump to check out the poster and click here to see images from the film. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20 – 30th.
Continuing our coverage of the images being released from films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January, we now have the first official images from the financial thriller Margin Call. We previously brought you images from this film via last month’s American Film Market (AFM), but were asked by the studio to take them down. But now from Sundance, we’re able to bring you completely legal and hassle-free images for Margin Call!
In all seriousness, writer/director JC Chandor’s flick actually sounds pretty cool. Featuring an all-star cast including Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, Zachary Quinto, Jeremy Irons, and Penn Badgley, the film revolves around the key people at an investment bank during the 24-hour period before the recent financial crisis. Apparently the key people at this bank have knowledge of the impending disaster, and encounter some serious moral questions. Hit the jump to check out all of the images, as well as the brief synopsis from Sundance.
Continuing our coverage of the slew of new images and synopses from the American Film Market (AFM), we’ve got some great images and an official synopsis from the upcoming financial thriller Margin Call. The film marks the feature debut of writer/director J.C. Chandor and features an impressive cast that includes Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Mary McDonnell, Zachary Quinto, Simon Baker, and Penn Badgley. The film strikes a familiar note, as it centers on the key people at an investment bank during the 24-hour period during the financial crisis. We recently sat down with Badgley and he told us a bit about the project, so I recommend you check that out. To get a look at the first official images from the film, a promo poster, as well as the official synopsis, hit the jump.
Update: We’ve been asked by the studio to take down the images….sorry if you missed them