Director Peter Bogdanovich is assembling an incredibly impressive team both in front of and behind the camera for his next feature. Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Wilde and Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) are attached to star in the indie comedy Squirrels to the Nuts with Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach onboard to produce the pic; it’s essentially The Avengers of quirky cinema. The film centers on a hooker-turned-Broadway-thesp, played by Larson, and follows the “recurring intersection between these two facets of her life.” Hit the jump for more.
Steve had a chance earlier today to catch up with The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges, at the TRON: Legacy press junket and Bridges revealed some interesting tidbits about a third sequel to the American classic The Last Picture Show. Bridges revealed that he and director Peter Bogdanovich have been talking about the next chapter in The Last Picture show series, following 1990’s sequel Texasville.
“I was just in Texas with Peter [Bogdanovich] and we’re looking at doing the next installment…there’s actually five books that Larry McMurtry wrote about those characters and so we’ve done two and we wanna do the next thing. I don’t know if that’s ever happened before, every 20 years going back and doin’ that. So that’s something I’m hopin’ will come about.”
For more from on Bridges’ reunion with Bogdanovich, hit the jump.
It has now been almost ten years since we last saw a Peter Bogdanovich film in theaters. The critic-cum-director, who is probably best known for his work during the 70s (The Last Picture Show, What’s Up, Doc?), has spent the last couple of years directing TV movies, but it looks like that will change soon. During a recent interview, Bogdanovich broke the news that he is now working on a few projects. First up, he announced that he is working on a screwball comedy currently titled Squirrel to the Nuts. The film will be produced by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach (The Fantastic Mr. Fox), and will tell the story of “an escort, a theatre director and a private detective.” Hit the jump to continue reading about what other projects Bogdanovich is working on.