Thursday, May 19, 2016

I Am Link

--- Panther Party - So this is just in the rumor stage and nothing may come of it but Slash says they're hearing whispering that John Boyega of Star Wars and Attack the Block might be joining Marvel's Black Panther movie, putting him alongside Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o, aka like a fully fifty percent of every great big up-and-comer of color we have, kind of?Well as long as they're gonna keep going can somebody contact Nate Parker's people? I need to see him in spandex. (His speedo that one time wasn't enough.) (ETA before I even clicked "publish on this post this news was denied by Boyega's rep. Oh well, nevermind!)

--- One Big Bonaparte - Also existing only in rumor-land, but somewhat substantially, is the word that Cary Fukunaga might be making a six-hour miniseries about Napoleon for HBO - and not just any Napoloen, but an adaptation of the script that Stanley Kubrick had been trying to make for a very long time, the one documtned in this very large very expensive coffee-table book I have always wanted a copy of.

--- Two Men Out - I think I knew that Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd were making a movie where they played boyfriends and promptly forgot that somehow, but The Playlist shared the first image of the two and I am already worried on the basis of Paul's sassy scarf that he might be leaning a little hard on the fey. We already have The Birdcage, guys. Anyway it's called Ideal Home and here's what it is about:

"The film centers around Paul (Rudd) and Erasmus (Coogan), a bickering couple with an elegantly curated and care-free life in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Erasmus is a demanding popular celebrity and Paul is his more hesitant partner and sidekick. Life is definitely extravagant for this twosome, especially when during a high class dinner party Erasmus' 10-year-old grandson, who he never knew he had, appears on their doorstep with nowhere else to go. The couple take the child in, but soon find out that they are the worst caretakers ever, making every possible parenting mistake."

--- Fashion Forward - Kate Winslet's film The Dressmaker has been out in the rest of the world for ages now so I was suprised to read the news that it still hadn't gotten picked up for the US yet - well it has, that was the actual news, that Amazon has picked it up for US release finally. So now you can see more of this scene of Liam Hemsworth in his underwear yourselves, what a lark that will be.

--- Square Peggy - It's probably weird how often Force Majeure floats into my brain, but float into my brain often it does, and so I've been wondering what director Ruben Ostland... would be getting up to next. nd here we are! He's making his "most likely" English-language debut with The Square, which will be about an art museum's bad-taste attempts to get publicity for an "altruistically-themed exhibit." And Elisabeth Moss has just signed on to co-star in the movie! That lady is everywhere worth being.

---  I Love Hughes - The first couple official pictures from Warren Beatty's new film, that Howard Hawks movie he's been working on for ages starring Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins, have finally arrived, as well as a title - the movie will be called Rules Don't Apply. The movie is out in November. Beatty himself is playing Hughes in the film, while Ehrenreich & Collins are employees of the man's who fall in love. (thx Mac)

--- Damn Them Demons - Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon premieres at Cannes today (actually whatever time it is in France right now I s'pose it could be premiering right now) and so help yourself to a terribly entertaining interview with the man himself over at Deadline. Choice bit about being wooed by Hollywood:

"I love Hollywood, don’t get me wrong. I love it, I love it, I love it. But it’s important to really understand that Hollywood is like a really, really expensive prostitute. She’s going to promise you everything — you can f*** her in any possible way because she’s there for you. She wants your vision. And it’s very seductive: “Come in here, play with me, do whatever you want.” And then when you start f***ing her, it can potentially be like, “Hang on, I know I said it but I didn’t mean it. No you can’t do that, you can’t do that, you can’t do that.” And in the end, you’re like, “Well, where do I come?” And depending on your ability to perform, they’re going to determine how you’re going to come, and then that’s just a really terrifying journey. So I thought, well, I’ll just stay with my wife, knowing that we’ll have very, very satisfying sex, and then I can go do the films I want to make."


Christof said...

As an Australian, I've heard some ghastly attempts from ye foreign folk to do my accent. Australians are used to cringing in the cinema. Sherlock Holmes (RDJ) and Dr Watson (Hey Jude) you can both sit in the naughty corner. But Kate Winslet knocked it out of the park AGAIN in "The Dressmaker." Everyone in the cinema was so shocked at her perfect accent that after the movie we all checked her wikipedia to make sure she hadn't secretly grown up here. Astonishing. (Don't get me wrong, Meryl did a perfect job in "A Cry in the Dark," but Meryl had to add an extra degree of difficulty by playing the role of a New Zealander who had moved to Australia and had a hybrid accent. And she did THAT perfectly too. Show off.)

...come to think of it, have Kate Winslet and Meryl Street done a movie together yet? It doesn't have to be set in Australia, but please make this happen.

Christof said...

Ugh, I wrote Street instead of Streep. I'm off to sit in the naughty corner with RDJ and Jude Law now.

JA said...

There is some poor woman out there in the world named Meryl Street who's Google Alerts just went off and now she's so depressed ;)