Yup. Sign me the **** up.
Yup. Sign me the **** up.
I still haven't seen Dogtooth. :(
Sean Penn Confirmed to Direct THE COMEDIAN Starring Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig
Here’s the full press release:
(LOS ANGELES) October 27, 2011 – FilmNation Entertainment announced today that they will handle international sales for THE COMEDIAN. The drama will be directed by Sean Penn (Into the Wild) and will star two-time Academy AwardŽ winner Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids). Written by Art Linson with Jeffrey Ross, the movie will be produced by Art Linson (Into the Wild), John Linson, Jon Kilik and Robert De Niro. Shannon Costello will be associate producing.
Production is slated to start in Spring 2012.
Jackie Burke (De Niro) is a raging comic who is past his prime. A once loved TV character in his hey day, he clings to any recognition of his former fame in the hope of reviving his now stagnant career. After being sentenced to community service for hitting an audience member in the head with his microphone, Jackie meets Harmony (Wiig), a dazzling and defiant redhead who turns his life sideways.
“We’re so excited to be working with such an amazingly talented group of filmmakers on this movie. It simply doesn’t get much better than this, especially for us New Yorkers!,” said FilmNation Entertainment’s CEO Glen Basner.
CAA will represent domestic rights to the film.
Mark Wahlberg, Marion Cotillard, and Zoe Saldana Circling Guillaume Canet’s BLOOD TIES
Mark Wahlberg, Marion Cotillard, and Zoe Saldana may star in French actor Guillaume Canet‘s English-language directorial debut, Blood Ties. According to The Playlist, the film is a remake of 2008′s Les Liens Du Sang, which Canet starred in but did not direct. The story is set in the 1970s and centers on “two brothers, one a cop, the other a criminal fresh out of the joint.” Wahlberg’s The Yards and We Own the Night writer-director James Gray is working on the script with Canet, and now Screen Daily reports that Wahlberg is circling the role of the cop (for those keeping track, this would be the fifth time Wahlberg has played a cop. There’s no word yet on whom Cotillard (who is also Canet’s partner) or Saldana would play, and Canet may co-star as well.
Canet is probably best known to American audiences for his 2006 thriller Tell No One (Ben Affleck is set to direct the US remake), but he’s also directed the Cesar-nominated Mon Idole and Little White Lies. Gray’s next film, a period drama tentatively titled Low Life and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, and Cotillard is set to start shooting in January.
Hayden Panettiere and Melissa Leo Race OVER THE WALL; Alona Tal and Natalie Martinez Join BROKEN CITY
Hey Boobytrap, ain't it fulfilling to see Melissa Leo, who held her own so magnificently on the first, what, five seasons of HOMICIDE, finally getting recognized as the tremendous actress she is. Not real pretty, not real young...just a GREAT ACTRESS.