The Playlist

Director Nicholas Jarecki Reveals How Being Kicked Off 'The Informers' Helped Fund Sundance Hit 'Arbitrage' & Casting Brit Marling Over Skype

  • By John Lichman
  • |
  • January 27, 2012 11:01 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Last year at Sundance, “Margin Call” premiered to an unprepared audience who were greeted by a fantastic ensemble in a gripping drama that gave an insight to the 2008 financial crisis and resulting recession. That film went on to become something of a sleeper hit, and last week, picked up an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay, but there's certainly much more to be said about the subject matter.

Sundance: Buzz Films 'Arbitrage,' 'Liberal Arts,' 'Robot & Frank' & 'V/H/S' All Find Distribution

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • January 26, 2012 10:40 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
As ever, Park City is quieting down again, with many journalists heading home after a week of Sundance madness. We've still got plenty of coverage to come, don't get us wrong, but as is so often the case with festivals, things tend to be a little front-loaded. Except, that is, on the business end; now that most films have unspooled, the acquisitions folk are ready to start handing out the checks. We've already seen a few big sales: Fox Searchlight took two of the best-reviewed films of the festival, "The Surrogate" and "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," while "For A Good Time Call," "Lay The Favorite," "Black Rock," "Celeste and Jesse Forever" and "Red Lights," among others, have all found homes.

Can't Make It To Sundance? Here's Clips From 'Arbitrage,' 'Grabbers,' 'The Art Of Rap' & 'I Am Not A Hipster'

  • By Joe Cunningham
  • |
  • January 26, 2012 9:43 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Who’s bummed out that they can’t be in Park City right now? Who really wishes they were at Sundance watching all these new movies that the internet is full of buzz about? Good, it’s not just me then. Well to make things slightly easier a bunch of films that have premiered there in the past week have released some footage so the rest of us can get a taste of what we’ve been missing.

Nate Parker Says He Plays A Gang Member In Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer'

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • January 13, 2012 10:00 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Despite a brief synopsis, we're still uncertain as to what to expect from Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer." It looks and feels a lot different than Lee's previous offerings, but while it features "Do The Right Thing" protagonist Mookie in a small role, it will likely be a standalone piece from his breakthrough film. We sat down with one of the film's stars, Nate Parker, during press for "Red Tails," and he revealed a few tidbits about the production.

First Look At Brit Marling & Richard Gere In The Financial World Drama 'Arbitrage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • December 5, 2011 5:44 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
After a bit of casting drama that saw folks like Al Pacino and Eva Green come and go, and Toronto hip hopper Drake get rumored for a part, things finally settled down and got rolling with Richard Gere and Brit Marling subbing in for the aforementioned thesps and we'll soon see how it paid off.
More: Arbitrage

Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer,' Stephen Frears' 'Lay The Favorite,' 'Red Lights,' 'Bachelorette' & More Head To Sundance

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • December 5, 2011 4:31 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
The Sundance Film Festival unveiled their next batch of titles this afternoon centered around their out-of-competition and docmentary premieres and if you weren't previously excited for the fest in January, this should seal the deal. With an impressive array of titles from seasoned vets to the newcomers that Sundance was made for, 2012 in Park City should be a blast.

Brit Marling Joins Nicholas Jarecki’s ‘Arbitrage’ With Richard Gere & Susan Sarandon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 21, 2011 3:57 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Also Attached To Lesbian Thriller 'Breaking The Girl'Is there any actress right now hotter than Brit Marling? The darling of the Sundance and SXSW film festivals this year, Marling wrote and starred in two very well-received films "Another Earth" (picked up by Fox Searchlight) and "Sound Of My Voice" -- two genre films, with much more going on than their surface loglines suggest. And it looks like Marling is to be riding that wave of success for the next little while at least.

Richard Gere Joins Nicholas Jarecki's 'Arbitrage' With Eva Green & Susan Sarandon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 7, 2011 8:31 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Movement continues on the financial world drama "Arbitrage" as it gears up to shoot this spring. A couple of weeks ago, at the same it was revealed that the rapper Drake (who acted on the "Degrassi" before becoming a world famous hip hop artist) was in talks for a role, we learned that Al Pacino had actually dropped out of the picture.

Rapper Drake In Talks To Join Nicholas Jarecki's 'Arbitrage'; Al Pacino No Longer Attached

  • By Simon Dang
  • |
  • January 22, 2011 3:02 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Update: Reps for the film have told us that Al Pacino is no longer attached to "Arbitrage." No word yet on who will be taking over his role, but stay tuned....

Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon & Eva Green To Topline Nicholas Jarecki's 'Arbitrage'

  • By Simon Dang
  • |
  • November 3, 2010 12:57 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
The Jarecki family's ventures into feature film making certainly haven't had the best of luck, have they? After making names for themselves with documentaries such as "Capturing The Friedmans" and "The Outsider," brothers Nicholas and Andrew's recent efforts have hit stumbling blocks. Nicholas' adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis' cult favourite "The Informers" was met with scathing reviews while Andrew's "All Good Things," a romantic drama starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst, based on the life of real estate fortune heir, Robert Durst, was long shelved by The Weinstein Company before finally finding another distributor.

Email Updates

Recent Comments