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New Images: 'The Way, Way Back' With Steve Carell & Sam Rockwell; 'Not Fade Away,' 'Flight' & 'Fun Size'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 24, 2012 at 5:17PM

So what happens when you win an Oscar? Your long-developing project gets the kick in the pants it needs to get made. And that's just what happened for "The Descendants" writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Originally set for director Shawn Levy ("Real Steel") in 2007, "The Way, Way Back" was first delayed by the WGA strike of that year, and was stuck in limbo before finally coming back to life last fall. After the pair took home an Oscar for the screenplay for "The Descendants," everything started moving fast, and with a pretty great cast on board.
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Flight, Denzel Washington

Will Oscar ring its bell once again for Denzel Washington? Well, he's playing a dude with issues who is seeking redemption or something, so all the ingredients are there, but it will depend on whether "Flight" takes off with critics.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, who left the CGI funtime tools at home this time around, the story centers on the hilariously named Whip Whitaker (Washington), a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every passenger on board. Although he is immediately acclaimed as a hero, it soon comes to light that Whip’s behavior before and after the accident put him into a questionable light. CAN HE BE SAVED/FORGIVEN? A pretty solid supporting cast is lined up for this as well, with John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo, Bruce Greenwood and Kelly Reilly all along for the ride, so we'll see if the movie can deliver the dramatic goods, even if it does have a scene with a plane flying upside down.

"Flight" closes the New York Film Festival and hits cinemas on November 2nd.

This article is related to: Not Fade Away, Flight, Fun Size, Denzel Washington, David Chase, The Way, Way Back, Steve Carell, Toni Collette


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