Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
New Images Of Kristen Stewart In Stoner Comedy 'American Ultra' And Sci-Fi 'Equals' New Images Of Kristen Stewart In Stoner Comedy 'American Ultra' And Sci-Fi 'Equals' ‘Game Of Thrones’ Will Probably End After Season 8, But HBO Is Open To Prequels & More ‘Game Of Thrones’ Will Probably End After Season 8, But HBO Is Open To Prequels & More The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far Relativity Puts 'Jane Got A Gun' And More Up For Sale As They Fight Off Bankruptcy Relativity Puts 'Jane Got A Gun' And More Up For Sale As They Fight Off Bankruptcy Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More Watch: 4-Minute Tribute To Lars von Trier's Masterful Film Work Watch: 4-Minute Tribute To Lars von Trier's Masterful Film Work New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

New Katie Aselton ('The Freebie') Will Be A Thriller, 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' Still Being Edited

Photo of Christopher Bell By Christopher Bell | The Playlist January 8, 2011 at 6:52AM

We chatted with actor/director Katie Aselton (wife of filmmaker Mark Duplass) recently; the filmmaker doing the rounds of promotion for the DVD release of "The Freebie," her directorial debut also starring Dax Shepard. The disc arrives on January 11th, so pre-order and add to queues appropriately: this one's a solid, nerve-wracking relationship piece, one that would fit appropriately in a double-feature with "Blue Valentine" -- that is, should any cold-hearted theater curator ever have the gall to do such a thing.
0


We chatted with actor/director Katie Aselton (wife of filmmaker Mark Duplass) recently; the filmmaker doing the rounds of promotion for the DVD release of "The Freebie," her directorial debut also starring Dax Shepard. The disc arrives on January 11th, so pre-order and add to queues appropriately: this one's a solid, nerve-wracking relationship piece, one that would fit appropriately in a double-feature with "Blue Valentine" -- that is, should any cold-hearted theater curator ever have the gall to do such a thing.

Success of the film has attracted loads of directing offers, but instead she has opted to work on another personal script, this time branching out incredibly. "It's a thriller, something bloody and gory and beautiful," Aselton said of her next movie. "I hope its within my wheelhouse but if feel that it's beyond me then I'm probably going to call in back up… but it's definitely going to happen, regardless." Switching up her playbook even more, this new thriller will have a traditional script unlike "The Freebie" which was worked from a short outline and a lot of improv. "Mark and I are batting the story back and forth right now. This one will be fully scripted because there's a lot more action."

We'd certainly like to see what she comes up with. Combining her sensibilities with a genre picture should prove to be an interesting experiment to say the least. Aaron Katz's "Cold Weather was a highly rewarding attempt at infusing mumblecore realism and genre elements, carving out a solid mystery story with lively, authentic characters.

Speaking of her husband, Aselton dropped just a tiny bit of information regarding the highly anticipated Jason Segel/Ed Helms comedy "Jeff Who Lives At Home," Mark and Jay Duplass' follow-up to their excellent 2010 breakout film, "Cyrus." Aselton, who has a small part in the movie, spoke of her short time on set. "I had a cameo, I was in one scene with Jason Segel, and for the very first time in my career I was asked to be the straight man, which was a little hard," she laughed. "But he was very funny around me. It was great." When pressed for more, such as a release date or further plans, she simply replied "They're still cutting it." Probably sensing our disappointment at details, she closed with "It's very good though." More from this interview next week.

This article is related to: Films, Actresses, The Duplass Brothers, Jeff Who Lives At Home, The Freebie, Katie Aselton


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates