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The Natalie Portman-starring Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, from writer-director Don Roos, and Rodrigo Garcia’s “Mother and Child,” a dramatic tale starring Annette Bening, Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington, are to receive red carpet treatment as world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival, organizers said. In Pursuits, Portman, who replaced Jennifer Lopez in the lead, plays a woman trying to save her marriage with the help of her precocious stepson. Also getting high-profile North American premieres at the Toronto fest, which runs September 10-19, are Grant Heslov’s The Men Who Stare at Goats, a thriller that stars George Clooney and Ewan McGregor; Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar’s Agora, which stars Rachel Weisz; and French director Jan Kounen’s Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. Read the rest of this entry »
According to Variety Natalie Portman will produce Booksmart for Fox. The film will center on two overly ambitious high school seniors who decide that the only thing they haven’t done is have boyfriends. So they decide to each get one before prom. The script is being written by Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern. Portman and her partner Annette Savitch will produce via their Handsomecharlie Films production company.
From the makers of Paris, je t’aime comes New York, I Love You an eclectic anthology of short films that explore love in the big apple – but not in that cheesy Sex And The City way. For those who’ve seen Paris, je t’aime the formula will be familiar, eleven international Directors craft eleven unrelated and wildly divergent short films with only two prerequisites. It must take place in New York City and it must deal with love. In New York, I Love You‘s predecessor those conditions birthed tales of unrequited love, puppy love, old love, love lost, lust, love of place and love at first sight played out across the picturesque arrondissements of Paris. Fortunately love is a universal language (or something?) so though the location has changed between films the sentiments will largely remain the same. So to will the healthy slab of A-Listers proliferating the screen with appearances from (deep breath) Bradley Cooper, Hayden Christensen, Andy Garcia, Rachel Bilson, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Maggie Q, Ethan Hawke, James Caan, Olivia Thirlby, John Hurt, Shia LaBeouf, Chris Cooper, Robin Wright Penn and Blake Lively.. The film also marks the Directorial debut of Natalie Portman who also starred in Paris, je t’aime so you know she loves love as much as we love her… Thanks to Pedestrian.tv!
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A November release date, three critically acclaimed young actors, potent dramatic material and a filmmaker who is no stranger to Oscar? That my friends is a seductive formula for an awards season player on paper if there ever was one. But is that really the case with Brothers? An adaption of Susanne Bier’s provocative Danish film of the same title (translated of course), this new Brothers was written by screenwriter David Benioff whose career has been all over the place with flicks such as the disappointing The Kite Runner and this summer’s dreadful X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He’s a writer who hasn’t returned to the heights of his debut novel and screenplay 25th Hour. More intriguingly, helming this Brothers is Jim Sheridan, no stranger to screenwriting having been nominated for Oscar three times in those categories as well as receiving two directing nods for My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father. Sheridan has had a mixed 21st Century bringing the beloved (by some) In America to our shores in 2002 and then following that up with the 8 Mile wannabe Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2005 which landed with a thud both critically and commercially. This new drama was supposed to be his return to prestige pics, but the new trailer suggests that may not be the case. Read the rest of this entry »