Diane Keaton Talks AND SO IT GOES, Singing for Frankie Valli, Teasing Michael Douglas, Prepping for Her Scenes with Music, the Bad Boy Appeal and More

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Diane Keaton said it herself; there’s nothing wrong with falling for a bad boy and that’s exactly what happens to her character in Rob Reiner’s And So It Goes.  Well, perhaps “bad boy” is a bit of a stretch, but Michael Douglas’ Oren Little is a total jerk, very self-centered and doesn’t give a damn about what anyone thinks of him.  Regardless, Keaton’s character still sees something in him and when the two of them wind up spending loads of time together taking care of Oren’s granddaughter, Sarah (Sterling Jerins), there’s no stopping it.

With And So It Goes due in theaters on Friday, July 25th, Keaton took the time to sit down for a roundtable interview in New York City to talk about making the movie.  Hit the jump to read what she had to say about her tiny singing voice, building a comprehensive backstory for her character, her admiration for Jerins’ ability to cry on cue effortlessly, her personal prep technique that annoys Douglas most and loads more.

Michael Douglas Talks AND SO IT GOES, Playing Unlikable Characters, Working with Diane Keaton for the First Time, Not Liking His Canine Co-Star and More

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It’s been nearly 20 years since American President, but Michael Douglas is back in front of the lens for Rob Reiner in the July 25th release, And So It Goes.  Douglas leads the film as Oren Little, a real-estate agent with absolutely no filter and a sour attitude.  All Oren wants to do is sell one last house, retire and live out his days sipping martinis on his waterfront fourplex porch, but when he gets stuck taking care of his granddaughter (Sterling Jerins), he’s got no choice, but to finally start thinking of someone other than himself.

At the beginning, Oren’s busy shooting a dog with a paintball gun so, needless to say, Douglas had his work cut out for him trying to get Oren on the audience’s good side, but while participating in a roundtable interview, Douglas told us that’s exactly what he wanted.  He likes that type of challenge.  Hit the jump to read more about that, Douglas’ difficult canine co-star, what it was like reuniting with Reiner, working with Diane Keaton for the first time and more.  And in case you missed it, click here to read what Douglas said about bringing Ant-Man to Comic-Con.

First AND SO IT GOES Trailer and Poster Featuring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton

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The first trailer for Rob Reiner’s new comedy And So It Goes is now available.  I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I’m not the film’s target demographic, so perhaps that’s why the humor just didn’t work for me in this first look.  It stars Michael Douglas as Oren Little, a stubborn and obnoxious man of wealth and means who is looking to offload one last real estate deal before retiring in peace.  Those plans are derailed when his estranged son drops by and asks him to take care of Little’s nine-year-old granddaughter (Sterling Jerins).  While Douglas can certainly pull off a lovable grouch, the real hook for me is that this film marks the first time that he and Diane Keaton, who plays his good-hearted neighbor/love interest, have worked together on screen.  Quite the achievement there if nothing else.

The movie opens July 11th.  Hit the jump to watch the first And So It Goes trailer and check out the film’s synopsis and poster. 

Patrick Wilson is THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD; Alan Arkin, Diane Keaton, Annette Bening, Amanda Seyfried & Theo James for THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME

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Today’s casting news:

Hit the jump for more on each project.

Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy to Voice Dory’s Parents in FINDING DORY; Ending Reportedly Changed Due to Controversial BLACKFISH Documentary [UPDATED]

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Pixar made some exciting announcements at its D23 panel earlier today, and in addition to revealing the voice casts for the upcoming films The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out, the studio also revealed a couple of cast additions to the highly anticipated sequel Finding DoryFinding Nemo director Andrew Stanton returns to the director’s chair, and the story takes place roughly a year after the events of the film and focuses on Dory’s quest to find her parents.  Voicing said parents will be none other than Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy, with Modern Family star Ty Burrell also onboard to play a young Beluga whale.

Hit the jump for more, including why the ending of the film has reportedly been changed.  Beware of possible minor spoilers. [Update: We've added concept art and the official logline for the film after the jump as well.]

Production Begins on Rob Reiner’s AND SO IT GOES… Starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton

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Foresight Unlimited and Castle Rock Entertainment have announced that production is underway in Connecticut on director Rob Reiner’s new film And So It Goes…  The pic stars Michael Douglas as a self-centered real estate agent whose life is turned upside down when his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter he never knew.  Douglas’ character learns to care for the child with the help of his “determined and loveable” neighbor, played by Diane Keaton.  The story is about as predictable as can be and we can all see where this is heading, but the film has a script by As Good As It Gets scribe Mark Andrus and the prospect of Keaton and Douglas teaming up is promising.

In fact, And So It Goes… marks the first time that Douglas and Keaton have shared the screen together and is a reunion of sorts for Douglas and his American President director Reiner. The press release also notes that World War Z actress Sterling Jerins has joined the cast as the aforementioned granddaughter, and Frankie Valli and Frances Sternhagen also star.  Hit the jump to read the full press release.

New Trailer for THE BIG WEDDING Starring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, and Katherine Heigl

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Lionsgate has released a new trailer for director Justin Zackham’s ensemble romantic comedy The Big Wedding.  The film centers on a divorced couple (Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton) who are forced to pretend like they’re still married when their adopted son’s (Ben Barnes) deeply religious biological mother comes to town for his wedding.  Though the cast boasts some actual talent, the way the movie is framed in this recent trailer almost plays like a parody, complete with cheesy voiceover, zany physical comedy, and The Romantics’ “What I Like About You.”  The pic was previously scheduled for release last October before Lionsgate decided to push it to this spring.

Hit the jump to take a look at the new trailer.  The film also stars Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Susan Sarandon, Topher Grace, and Robin WilliamsThe Big Wedding opens on October 26th.

Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton to Topline AND SO IT GOES; Ewan McGregor and Kate Hudson May Team for BORN TO BE KING

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We’ve got a couple of “promising duos” casting stories to report this afternoon.  First up, Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton are attached to star in the comedy And So It Goes….  Per Deadline, Douglas will play “a self-absorbed and eccentric” realtor who is thrown for a loop when his estranged son saddles him with a granddaughter Douglas’ character never knew.  He enlists the help of his “determined and loveable neighbor,” played by Keaton, who pulls him out of his selfish life.  Mark Andrus (As Good As It Gets) wrote the script and PJ Hogan (My Best Friend’s Wedding) is set to direct, with production slated to get underway in the spring.

Hit the jump for news concerning the possible pairing of Ewan McGregor and Kate Hudson.

First Trailer and Poster for THE BIG WEDDING Starring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams

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The first trailer and poster for the ensemble romantic comedy The Big Wedding have been released.  The film centers on a divorced couple (Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton) who are forced to pretend like they’re still married when their adopted son’s (Ben Barnes) deeply religious biological mother comes to town for his wedding.  Zaniness ensues.  Though the involvement of Katherine Heigl puts this one immediately on iffy ground, the highlight of the trailer is the chemistry between De Niro and Keaton. If the film focuses mainly on their relationship, we might be in for a fairly amusing rom-com.  That said, the clip definitely plays up the farcical tone and “wacky antics” that occur when everything goes awry, so I’m not exactly holding my breath.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  Directed by Justin Zackham, the film also stars Amanda Seyfried, Susan Sarandon, Topher Grace, and Robin WilliamsThe Big Wedding opens on October 26th.

Exclusive: First Poster for DARLING COMPANION Starring Kevin Kline and Diane Keaton

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We’re happy to debut the first poster for the drama Darling Companion.  The film stars Diane Keaton as woman who saves a lost dog and quickly forms a bond with the debraggled animal.  When her self-involved husband, played by Kevin Kline, loses the dog, they form a search party with a few remaining guests at their house and set out to find the animal.  The crux of the plot comes from how the members of the search party are affected by the rescue adventure, and the impressive cast includes Mark Duplass, Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Moss, Dianne Wiest, and Sam Shepard.  Given that The Big Chill director Lawrence Kasdan is behind the pic, I think we can safely assume we’re in for an ensemble film that’s equal parts drama and comedy.

Hit the jump to check out the poster debut.  Darling Companion opens in limited release on April 20th.

MANHATTAN Blu-ray Review

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Last year, Woody Allen turned in one of the best films he’s ever made, Midnight in Paris.  That film sparked a (well-deserved) bit of resurgence in Woody Allen’s general popularity, which must have timed out nicely with 20th Century Fox’s decision to release some of Allen’s greatest hits on Blu-ray.  One of those films, Manhattan, has long been hailed (by a large portion of Allen’s fan-base) as one of the best romantic-comedies ever made, not to mention the all-time greatest “love-letter to New York” ever committed to film.  Though I’m an Allen fan, I’d never actually gotten around to Manhattan this version arrived.  So, did I side with Manhattan’s numerous fans?  Is it Allen’s “best” film?  Or do I still think that Annie Hall does “it” better?  Find out after the jump, folks.

Robert Redford and Diane Keaton Circling Holiday Comedy THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME

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Robert Redford and Diane Keaton are looking to team up for a holiday family comedy called The Most Wonderful Time. Deadline reports that Redford and Keaton are circling the project, which “focuses on the chaos of a family around Christmastime, featuring storylines with multiple characters that intersect.” The script was written by Steven Rogers (P.S. I Love You, Kate & Leopold) and Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) is onboard to direct. Rogers describes the film as “an Amelie-esque story about people who live for the future or hang onto the past, which prevents them from living in the moment, and not appreciating what is right in front of them.”

I’m a fan of holiday family comedies when they’re done right (Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Home Alone), but this project gives me pause. The prospect of Redford and Keaton teaming up is intriguing, but Nelson and Rogers’s filmography doesn’t inspire a lot of hope that The Most Wonderful Time will rise above your average holiday comedy fare. Redford’s latest directorial effort is the star-studded adaptation of The Company You Keep, and he’s also set to star in Margin Call director J.C. Chandor‘s film All Is Lost. Keaton has two films coming out this year, the drama Darling Companion and the comedy The Wedding.

First Trailer for DARLING COMPANION Starring Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton, and Mark Duplass

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The first trailer for director Lawrence Kasdan’s (The Big Chill) latest feature Darling Companion has gone online. The story centers on a woman (Diane Keaton) who saves an abandoned dog on the side of the highway. She brings the dog back to her home, where her husband (Kevin Kline) proceeds to lose it. The two round up a few remaining guests staying at their home and set out on a search. This is one of the strangest and most perplexing trailers I’ve come across in quite some time. The tone is all over the place, and I can’t pin down what the story is really about. Is it more in the vein of Marley and Me, Something’s Gotta Give, or Homeward Bound? I genuinely don’t know. The cast is fantastic, which gives me hope, but I’m a bit baffled by this trailer.

Hit the jump to check it out for yourself. The film also stars Mark Duplass, Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Moss, Dianne Wiest, and Sam Shepard. Darling Companion opens in limited release April 20th.

Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, and Amanda Seyfried Sign for Indie Comedy GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM

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Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, and Amanda Seyfried are set to star in the indie comedy Gently Down the Stream for writer-director Justin Zackham (The Bucket List).  According to Variety, “De Niro and Keaton play a long-divorced couple who, for the sake of their adopted son’s wedding and his biological mother, pretend they are still married. They quickly learn that acting the part isn’t easy, especially when their past, present and future unravel for all to see.”  While all these actors have done good work (and in De Niro and Keaton’s case, unforgettable work) in the past, these days the presence of De Niro and Heigl is like putting a giant “Warning: This Movie Will Likely Be Terrible” sign on the poster.  You can dismiss my negativity, but how many terrible films do you need to see them in before you say “I see a disturbing pattern developing.”

But hey, maybe this will break the streak.  Now Lucy, get ready for me to kick that football.  Production begins this July in Greenwich, Connecticut.

MORNING GLORY Blu-ray Review

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The one thing to appreciate most about Morning Glory – a thoroughly “okay” movie – is that it’s a platonic love story between two coworkers. Rachel McAdams stars as Becky Fuller, a television producer who gets a job at IBS – the fictional network that’s in last place with their morning program. They’ve got a steady anchor in Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton), but Becky eventually wants Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford), a once great reporter and anchor who’s now waiting out his contract. But the station (with Jeff Goldblum as their emissary) need to see the show turn around and so there’s a deadline to making the show work, which Mike has no intention of making easy on Becky. My review of the Blu-ray of Morning Glory follows after the jump.

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