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New First Look Photos: Juno Temple In 'Jack & Diane,' Kate Bosworth In 'While We Were Here' & Val Kilmer In Harmony Korine's 'Fourth Dimension'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 6, 2012 3:15 PM
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If you were paying attention a couple of hours ago, you'll know that the Tribeca Film Festival has announced its preliminary slate beyond the opening night film, "The Five-Year Engagement." And it's a pretty good one so far, with highlights including "Jack And Diane," Bradley Rust Gray's long-awaited follow-up to the 2009's "The Exploding Girl," the Mexico-set drama "The Girl," starring Abbie Cornish, and much more.

'The Girl' With Abbie Cornish, 'Jack And Diane,' Harmony Korine's Short 'The Fourth Dimension' & More Head To Tribeca

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2012 12:08 PM
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SXSW kicks off later this week, but once you're done slurping the BBQ sauce off your fingers, pack your backs and head north to Manhattan, as the Tribeca Film Festival is gearing up to unspool in April. To whet cinephile appetites, organizers have dropped the lineup for the World Narrative Feature Competition, World Documentary Feature Competition and Viewpoints categories, and there are plenty of titles to take note of.

Emma Roberts Reportedly Bails On Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 12, 2012 11:45 AM
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Considering she's the Nickelodeon-series leading scion of Hollywood royalty, the daughter of Eric Roberts and niece of Julia Roberts, Emma Roberts has been laudable in her desire to mix it up a bit. Of course, there were the early teen vehicles, like "Aquamarine," "Wild Child" and "Hotel For Dogs," but she's also mixed up her Hollywood fare like "Scream 4" with theoretically more interesting indie films, like "Lymelife," "It's Kind of a Funny Story" and "The Art of Getting By." We can't say we've been huge fans of any of them, but it at least shows a desire to be something other than America's next sweetheart. 

James Franco Will Rap In Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2011 9:58 AM
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Emma Roberts Co-Stars; Also, WTFUpdate: Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez are also in talks to star. The trio will play the gang of girls in the film with Roberts as danger loving Southern brunette, and Gomez as the stuck-up, religious type.

Posters For Harmony Korine's New Short Film 'Snowballs' For Fashion Label Proenza Schouler

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 2:59 AM
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Jan Kwiecinski & Alexei Fedorchenko Join Harmony Korine In Forthcoming OmnibusIt has already been a busy year for Harmony Korine but his calendar keeps filling up further, and that's just fine by us. He's teamed with James Franco on some kind of street gang project, premiered his short film collaboration with Die Antwoord "Umshini Wam," created an ad for Indian megacorp Mahindra, and is working on a short film with Val Kilmer that will form part of a Dogme-esque omnibus film. We'll have more on that in a second, but it appears there is yet another project Korine has been working on.

More Details On The Harmony Korine/Val Kilmer Project & The Dogme-Esque Rules It Must Follow

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 15, 2011 2:26 AM
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Will Be One Part Of An International Anthology Film Produced By Vice FilmsWhen we first learned that Harmony Korine was teaming up with Val Kilmer for a mysterious Nashville-set project about a motivational speaker it seemed like a match made in Awesome Heaven. As it seems with most Korine projects these days, it's been flying under the radar moving to its own, probably bizarro, beat, but it seems there is much much more to this already idiosyncratic undertaking.

Watch: Harmony Korine & Anthony Dod Mantle's Inspirational Ad For Indian Megacorp Mahindra

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2011 12:59 PM
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So just after Mark Romanek's hip hop hamsters Kia ad made the rounds yesterday, here comes another slightly odd pairing of a director and a marketing campaign.

Val Kilmer Teaming Up With Harmony Korine For Nashville Set Experimental Motivational Speaker Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2011 5:57 AM
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Say what you will about Harmony Korine, but there is probably no other contemporary American director who so steadfastly sticks to his vision without compromise. Even this lone attempt at more "mainstream" filmmaking "Mister Lonely" was imbued with Korine's signature moments of radiant brilliance: the nuns falling out of the plane to Aphex Twin? The lovely slo-mo opening? After last year's delightfully twisted "Trash Humpers," 2011 has seen Korine busier than ever. He hit SXSW this spring with his Die Antwoord starring short film "Umshini Wam" and he's also doing some kind of mysterious kids-in-bike-gangs project with James Franco. There hasn't been word on his next feature "Twinkle Twinkle" since Marlon Wayans signed on last fall (let's hope it's still happening) but the ever creative Korine is already at work on something else that's totally amazing and totally bizarre.

Watch: Are James Franco & Harmony Korine Re-Staging The Tupac Vs. Biggie Battle On Bikes?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2011 7:24 AM
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We Hope SoThe problem with being on the outer fringes of the cinema world doing your own freaky thing is that it's a fine line between being interesting and bizarre and just plain predictable and bizarre. But leave it to Harmony Korine, we never know what that guy is gonna do next, and he always seems to keep it fresh. His latest effort, the Die Antwoord short film "Umshini Wam" delighted us at SXSW. But the ever busy director is already on to his next thing, and it's teaming with actor/artist/soap opera star/writer/teacher/philosopher James Franco on a mysterious street gangs project.

First Look At James Franco & Harmony Korine's Street Gang Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2011 2:44 AM
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Franco Also Options 'Zeroville' As Yet Another Potential Directorial GigJames Franco. Actor, director, student, artist, teacher...he's a modern renaissance man and though he's teetering on the edge of overexposure, you gotta kind of love an Oscar nominee who also dabbles in soap operas. And while at times it may seem he's just yanking on the chain of the industry that feeds his stomach, Franco does seem to have a sincere interest in truly artistic endeavors, so when we heard that he was going to be working with Harmony Korine, it made a lot of sense in a way.

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