Sundance 2012: LAY THE FAVORITE Review

     January 24, 2012

I have some theories regarding Lay the Favorite.  I believe screenwriter D.V. DeVincentis was partly paying attention to the script, partly paying attention to ESPN, and mostly paying attention to soft-core porn.  The talented actress Rebecca Hall must have had …

Stephen Frears to Remake His 1984 Film THE HIT

     December 14, 2011

Director Stephen Frears, screenwriter Peter Prince, and producer Jeremy Thomas are planning to North Americanize their 1984 British gangster flick The Hit.  The original film centered on two hitmen (John Hurt and Tim Roth) who are tasked with executing a …

Stephen Frears to Direct Adaptation of THE BENGALI DETECTIVE

     November 17, 2011

Director Stephen Frears and screenwriter D.V. DeVincentis, who teamed up on High Fidelity, are set to work together once again. Variety reports that the duo will tackle an English-language adaptation of the documentary The Bengali Detective for Fox Searchlight. Directed …

Official Synopsis Revealed for LAY THE FAVORITE

     July 5, 2011

We’ve received a press release announcing that Stephen Frears’ adaptation of the Beth Raymer’s memoir Lay the Favorite wrapped principal photography today.  The release includes the first official synopsis of the film and there are (unsurprisingly) some variations from the …