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First Look at J.C. Chandor's 'All is Lost' with Robert Redford

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 7, 2012 at 3:16PM

J. C. Chandor, who won the Indie Spirit Award for Best First Feature for Lionsgate/Roadside's "Margin Call," has wrapped principal photography on his sophomore feature, "All is Lost." The film stars Robert Redford as a man lost at sea who battles the elements to stay alive. Chandor also penned the screenplay, as he did for Oscar-nominated "Margin Call."
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J. C. Chandor, who won the Indie Spirit Award for Best First Feature for Lionsgate/Roadside's "Margin Call," has wrapped principal photography on his sophomore feature, "All is Lost." The film stars Robert Redford as a man lost at sea who battles the elements to stay alive. Chandor also penned the screenplay, as he did for Oscar-nominated "Margin Call."

Produced by Before The Door Pictures' Neal Dodson ("Margin Call") and Washington Ququare Films' Anna Gerb, the movie conjures up Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea," Robert Zemeckis' "Cast Away" and Ang Lee's upcoming adaptation of "Life of Pi," all of which feature solo men fighting against the elements. The subject matter couldn't be a further departure from Wall Street interior office drama "Margin Call."

It wasn't an easy shoot in the water tank at Rosarito, Mexico, where James Cameron filmed "Titanic." Water movies never are. "After an intense two month of shooting on the water, we're headed home," said the producers, adding that Chandor is "making an audacious film with a brave performance at its center."

FilmNation sold foreign rights; Lionsgate has picked up stateside theatrical rights.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.