Despite admitting that he had “gotten into trouble” and was now “sworn to secrecy,” Ethan Hawke confirmed that he and his longtime collaborator Richard Linklater would be shooting a follow-up to their critically acclaimed films Before Sunrise and Before Sunset this summer.
Almost ten years passed between the first two films, and we are quickly approaching almost a decade since the last. Though not much else is known about the next installment to this now-trilogy, Linklater and Hawke’s interest in the passage of time is without question. The two have also been working on The 12-Year Project, literally filming a mere one vignette a year. For more on that project, the Sunset sequel and Hawke’s other recent projects, hit the jump.
ATO Pictures have released the trailer and poster for the thriller The Woman in the Fifth. The movie stars Ethan Hawke as a struggling writer who moves to Paris so he can be closer to his young daughter, but then strikes up an romantic entanglement with a mysterious femme fatale (Kristin Scott Thomas). I’m not exactly sure what to make the of the film since the trailer doesn’t do a good job of lining up with the interesting plot synopsis, but it does do a good job of showing off some of writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski‘s cool visuals. I never heard much buzz—positive or negative—on the movie at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, so maybe it’s just flown under the radar, and hopefully The Woman in the Fifth will live up to its premise.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The Woman in the Fifth opens June 15th.
The line-up for this year’s 2012 Atlanta Film Festival has been announced. The festival will open with the comedy L!fe Happens starring Krysten Ritter, Kate Bosworth, and Rachel Bilson. I don’t know about the opener (I love Ritter), but ATLFF will have a popular closer with Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods finishing out the festival. In between there’s some must-see stuff like Compliance (one of the best films I saw at Sundance), God Bless America (I didn’t care for it, but I was in the minority when I saw it at TIFF), the charming and Oscar-nominated Monsieur Lazhar, the horror anthology V/H/S, and the drama The Woman in the Fifth starring Ethan Hawke and Kristen Scott Thomas. Also, ATLFF has wisely recognized the cinematic quality of Game of Thrones and so in partnership with HBO and Xfinity, the festival will be showing the premiere of Season 2 at the Rialto Center for the Arts.
Hit the jump for the press release, which includes the full line-up. The 2012 Atlanta Film Festival runs from March 23 – April 1st.
2012 has begun and that means fresh optimism! Fresh movies! Fresh images from those movies! After the jump you’ll find 21 new images from upcoming movies like The Hunger Games, Men in Black 3, Rock of Ages, The Five-Year Engagement, The Gangster Squad, and plenty more (for our purposes, plenty = 16).
Screen Daily has a report on a couple of flicks Memento Films is bringing to this year’s Berlin Film Festival. First up is The Woman in the Fifth, a supernatural thriller from Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love) starring Ethan Hawke and Kristen Scott Thomas. The film is based on Douglas Kennedy’s novel about an American writer (Hawke) in Paris who embarks on an affair with an elegant and mysterious widow and who might have something to do with the murders that start taking place around him. Might have something to do? Elegant and mysterious widows are always responsible for surrounding murders. Everyone knows that.
Hit the jump for news about Hello Darkness which is another ANOTHER vampire film. Oh goodie.