Writer/director Paul Haggis (Crash) has made a couple of last minute casting additions to his next project, Third Person. Maria Bello and Adrien Brody are the latest to join a cast that now includes Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Kim Basinger, Mila Kunis, and Moran Atias. In the vein of Haggis’ Oscar-winning 2004 drama Crash, the film follows three intersecting stories set in Paris, New York, and Rome, “with each storyline following a different stage of a love relationship from the beginning, middle, and the end.”
Variety’s report doesn’t provide details on Bello’s character, but Brody plays the love interest of Atias. We also know that Neeson and Wilde play a journalist and a gossip columnist, respectively, in the New York storyline. Production begins this week in Rome. Hit the jump for casting news concerning the 9/11 drama September Morn.
Arguably the best high school movie ever made, John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club finally makes its way to Blu-ray. Punished with detention, a group of five students are sentenced to spend an entire Saturday together sequestered in the school library. With each kid representing a different social class – Brian the brain (Anthony Michael Hall), Andrew the athlete (Emilio Estevez), Claire the princess (Molly Ringwald), Allison the basketcase (Ally Sheedy) and Bender the criminal (Judd Nelson) – the five start out disassociated and by the end of the day, discover they’ve got more in common with one another than they ever could have expected. Not much in the way of plot, but heavy on character development and even moreso on emotion and the realism of the American high school system, the film is the best of its kind; a strong and insightful portrait of people, more than teenagers. More after the jump:
I was hoping I could get one of the site’s other writers to do this story. Someone who didn’t loathe “The Boondock Saints” as much as I do, but no such luck. So now I have to hate this trailer apart. I don’t want to. I’m always open to the possibility that I may like a movie and that I misjudged the film.
And then one of the characters says “Let’s do some gratuitous violence,” and that pretty much sums up why I think the first movie is awful and why I think the sequel will be as bad if not worse. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and then if you think these movies are great, say so in the comments and I’ll tell you why you’re wrong. “The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day” somehow gets a theatrical release on October 30th.
Who knew that one of those “Power Rangers” kids had a thing for John Hughes? No one…until the famed director of “Sixteen Candles” died last week, that is. That was the moment when interest in Hughes was renewed and an aspiring filmmaker (and former Green Ranger) named Matt Austin-Sadowski got himself a movie deal. Hit the jump for details.