Naomi Watts and Robin Wright to Star in THE GRANDMOTHERS
Naomi Watts and Robin Wright will star in The Grandmothers for director Anne Fontaine (Coco Avant Chanel). According to THR, The Grandmothers is “the erotic tale of misguided love”—and stop right there. I think this is a picture for everyone who sees movies when they only know the title (yes, these people exist; you probably know at least one or two of them). Continue, THR: “—a tale of misguided love and a celebration of the enduring nature of female friendship.” Aww. That’s actually kind of sweet. So what’s the actual plot? “The Grandmothers tells the story of two lifelong friends who fall in love with each other’s teenage sons.”
Holy crap. Anne Fontaine is unintentionally turning The Lonely Island’s “Motherlover” into a movie. Hit the jump for more.
I’m just going to pretend this flick is based on “Motherlover” even though The Grandmothers is actually based on Doris Lessing’s novel and has been adapted for the screen by Christopher Hampton (Atonement). Xavier Samuel (Anonymous) and James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom) will co-star.
Saoirse Ronan to Star in Adaptation of HOW I LIVE NOW
Ronan was fantastic in this year’s Hanna, and this role sounds like it’s right in her wheelhouse. The actress has been busy as of late, as she’s currently filming Neil Jordan’s Byzantium. Ronan is also set to star in Andrew Niccol’s adaptation of the Stephanie Meyer sci-fi novel The Host. Hit the jump to read a synopsis for How I Live Now.
Here’s the synopsis for How I Live Now:
Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.
As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.
A riveting and astonishing story
Kaya Scodelario to Star in EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES
And i'm in. That title will get changed.I invested in Kaya Scodelario stock after liking her work on Skins. She seemed like the type of actor we would snatch up for studio fare. And that day may come, as it has for fellow Skins actor Nicholas Hoult, who went on to roles in big budget movies like X-Men: First Class, Jack the Giant Killer, and the upcoming Mad Max reboot. But after one dalliance with Clash of the Titans, Scodelario has been content with the indie world, starring in the opaque adaptation of Wuthering Heights and the upcoming terminal illness drama Now Is Good. Variety reports Scodelario has added another to the list, signing on to replace Rooney Mara as the lead Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes.
The script by director Francesca Gregorini (Tanner Hall) centers on Emanuel, “a troubled 17-year-old girl who babysits her new neighbor’s ‘baby,’ which is actually a very life-like doll.” Oh, that’s creepy. But I like it, especially after Lars and the Real Girl proved the premise is viable. Mara is a tough loss, but the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star is about to be swallowed up by the studio machine. While she’s still an indie darling, Scodelario is a solid replacement.
New Look At Daniel Day-Lewis In Costume (Not Eating Dinner) In Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | indieWIRE
The Richmond Times-Dispatch (via The Film Stage) have snapped a set photo of DDL in his full regalia, chatting it up with Spielberg. And yes, he does look like the president. Based on the best-selling book “Team of Rivals” by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and featuring a script by Tony Kushner (”Angels In America”), the film will focus on the tumultuous last four months of Lincoln's life as he focused on pushing the 13th Amendment that would end slavery through congress.
DDL will be joined by a pretty awesome cast which includes Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, Lee Pace, Jackie Earle Haley, David Oyelowo and Jared Harris. Filming is currently underway in Virginia, with a late 2012 release in the works.
Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close mines 9/11 and autism for emotional weight - HitFix.com
I have had countless invites for screenings of this at some really high falutin screening rooms...yet to go. Makes me think that this might be awards bait. Sound pretty good if not a little manipulative.