Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Exclusive: First Look At Salma Hayek & Mathieu Demy In 'Americano'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • May 12, 2011 12:29 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
It's always said that when it comes to breaking into the film industry, it's not what you know, but who you know, and it's hard to deny that nepotism is rife in the industry. But when it's meant that talents like Sofia Coppola, Nicolas Cage, Peter Fonda, Drew Barrymore, John Huston and, uh, Clint Howard, to name but a few, it's hard to complain too much. Today we've obtained an exclusive first image of a project that utilizes a number of members of famous filmmaking families, and it's looking pretty promising.

Jonathan Levine To Direct Young Adult Sci-Fi 'Legend' From 'Twilight' Producers

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • May 12, 2011 12:16 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Studio executives must have been over the moon when the first "Twilight" went massive at the box office. Not only where there was a new teen franchise, but, with a vampire as a protagonist, it was a theoretically endless one, vampires being, as everyone knows, immortal. But unfortunately for them, Stephanie Myers was inconsiderate enough to only write four books in the series (even more inconsiderately, the last one, once again, involves A WEREWOLF FALLING IN LOVE WITH A BABY), and so after next year's "Breaking Dawn Pt. 2," the franchise will come to an end, and the hunt has been on for some time for a replacement behemoth fantastical romance-infused young adult series.

Cannes Review: Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Is Bleak, But Haunting

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 12, 2011 12:05 PM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
Guilt, Shame and So Much Blood Pervade Ramsay's Unflinching Drama

Alex Pettyfer To Play A Young Channing Tatum, Opposite Channing Tatum, In Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • May 12, 2011 12:03 PM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
Um, wow. The idea that Steven Soderbergh was sneaking one more film in before his long-promised retirement, other than the previously announced "Liberace" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E," was a surprise. The idea that the bonus picture would be a drama about male strippers, starring part-man, part-tree trunk Channing Tatum, was an even bigger surprise. But further casting's been announced for the film, and it's a real eyebrow-raiser: the director has landed the young star of "I Am Number Four," Alex Pettyfer, to play opposite Tatum. Not only that, but it emerges that Pettyfer will essentially be playing a younger version of the real-life Channing Tatum.

Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken And Mickey Rourke Among 'Seven Psychopaths'

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • May 12, 2011 11:28 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Dream. Team.

Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows' & 'Southern Rivals' Get 2012 Release Dates From Warner Bros.

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • May 12, 2011 11:18 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
The world has paused briefly for the Cannes Film Festival, but sorry, it has not stopped the tentpole studio gears from churning. Warner Bros., in particular, is not sleeping. They have dropped three new dates on an unsuspecting audience.

Shynola Music Video Directing Crew To Make Feature Debut On Adaptation Of Sci-Fi Novel 'The Red Men'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • May 12, 2011 10:45 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
After the likes of Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and David Fincher, the stigma that once came with the idea of music video directors moving into the feature world has now disappeared, and it's seen as an effective training ground for directors, even if most of those who move into the cinematic world are closer to the Michael Bays and Dominic Senas of the world. Amidst a very ambitious Cannes slate (also including the now Jack White-aided Kinks musical "Schoolboys in Disgrace"), British production company Warp Films have announced that they're going to help a group of the most talented directors in the field to make their big-screen debut.

Andrew Niccol Confirmed To Direct Saoirse Ronan In 'The Host'

  • By Catherine Scott
  • |
  • May 12, 2011 10:34 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
There's only a handful of people right now who can rush a project through development, and apparently, one of these people is "Twilight" series writer Stephenie Meyer.

Brad Pitt Plays The Masculine Asshole Dad (As Promised) In New 'Tree Of Life' Clip

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • May 12, 2011 9:54 AM
  • |
  • 20 Comments
"TREE OF LIFE!" "TREE OF LIFE!" USA! USA! "TREE OF LIFE!"

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says His 'Hesher' Character Was Loosely Modeled After Metallica's Cliff Burton

  • By Leah Zak
  • |
  • May 12, 2011 9:50 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Plus Director Spencer Susser & Star On Their Unique Central CharacterAs far as family dramas go, “Hesher” is somewhat of a different breed. The story of a father and young son suffering the recent loss of their wife and mother, things seem to take a turn for the worse, when TJ (the son) accidentally brings an anarchist metal head into his grandmother's home and his family's life. While we weren't taken by “Hesher” as a whole, this writer found the film’s namesake, and chaotic center, to be one of the more fascinating characters introduced on screen in a while – and certainly another card to add to the stack of notable performances from Joseph Gordon-Levitt. We recently sat down with the actor, as well as "Hesher" writer/director Spencer Susser to hear more about the philosophy and creation of this unconventional addition to your typical family drama.

Email Updates

Recent Comments