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First Look: Nicolas Cage & Tye Sheridan In David Gordon Green's 'Joe'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 7:29 AM
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With Steven Soderbergh stepping away from the director's chair, we'd argue that David Gordon Green is one of only a few American filmmakers who share his spirit of cinematic adventure. He's helmed everything from no-budget indie dramas to big, mainstream studio comedies. Last month, Green hit the Sundance Film Festival with his latest, "Prince Avalanche," a remake of an Icelandic movie no one has heard of. And for his followup? A gritty Southern drama with Nicolas Cage and "The Tree Of Life" star Tye Shreridan.

David Gordon Green Talks The Free-Spirited 'Prince Avalanche,' Working With Nicolas Cage & 'Suspiria'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 29, 2013 3:02 PM
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Filmmaker David Gordon Green has had a deeply eclectic career of omnivorous tastes thus far. To perhaps best demonstrate the polar extremes, the 37-year-old director (who has already made nine features) has had films produced by Terrence Malick ("Undertow") and Judd Apatow ("Pineapple Express"). His body of work thus far has covered intimate indie dramas featuring children ("George Washington"), broad comedies ("The Sitter"), adult dramas ("Snow Angels"), and high concept absurdist swords and sorcerer pictures ("Your Highness"). His oeuvre has run the gamut of styles, tones and genres.

David Gordon Green Says He's Going To Remake His Remake Of 'Prince Avalanche' 3 More Times; 'Suspiria' Stuck In Legal Woes

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 24, 2013 2:17 PM
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Filmmaker David Gordon Green's latest effort, "Prince Avalanche," is getting some of the best reviews of his career. A hit at Sundance, that just got picked up by Magnolia Pictures, the unusual, poetically observational pas de deux comedy is funny, but also unexpectedly moving and human (you can read our review here). Starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch as estranged Beckett-ian odd-couple road crew workers in Texas, the film charts their fractious personal dynamics, their existential uncertainties, and perhaps most impressively, the way they come to ultimately empathize and bond with one another.

'The Tree Of Life' Star Tye Sheridan Joins David Gordon Green's 'Joe' Starring Nicolas Cage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 22, 2012 5:45 PM
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While Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" undoubtedly marked the start of the ascent of Jessica Chastain, it also provided a great debut for its young stars, Hunter McCracken and Tye Sheridan. While the former has yet to book any more projects, the latter has been making his way onto more films, most recently starring in another Cannes premeire, Jeff Nichols' "Mud." And Sheridan is keeping it southern, joining a movie that will have him getting in the Cage.

David Gordon Green Will Direct Nicolas Cage In The Gritty Southern Drama 'Joe'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 7, 2012 3:25 PM
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It was announced today that Worldview Entertainment, the company behind the recently announced new films by Eli Roth and Ti West (as well as just-wrapped features by Atom Egoyan and Guillaume Canet), will also fund "Joe," the new film by "All the Real Girls"/"Pineapple Express" director David Gordon Green that stars Nicolas Cage. Production should begin in early November in the great state of Texas. Foreign buyers are being sought at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.

Will Smith Attached To 'Joe' A Modern-Day Version Of Biblical Tale Of Job From 'The Fighter' Writers

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2011 4:18 AM
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David O. Russell Courted To DirectFor a man not exactly lacking in self-confidence, it's odd the way that Will Smith seemed to react to the critical and commercial failure of his last film, 2008's "Seven Pounds." Smith, who, when that film was released was probably the biggest star in the world, hasn't made a film since, instead becoming the megastar equivalent of a pushy stage dad, launching his kids Jaden and Willow into entertainment careers of their own. When he does make his onscreen return, it'll be him going back to the well on a franchise, in next year's "Men in Black 3."

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