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Luca Guadagnino Planning ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel For 2020
Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy is famous for checking in on the relationship between Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) every 9 years, and Elio and Oliver from “Call Me By Your Name” will operate similarly on the big screen if Luca Guadagnino has his way. ScreenDaily reports that the Italian filmmaker is planning a sequel to his Sundance darling in which the movie will pick up with the characters three years later. Similar to the “Before” trilogy, actors Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer will match the ages of their characters.
“I want to do a sequel because Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel – they are all gems,” Guadagnino said during the BFI London Film Festival. “The texture we built together is very consistent. We created a place in which you believe in the world before them. They are young but they are growing up. »
- Zack Sharf
Harmony Korine Wants To Present ‘The Beach Bum’ In Odorama
Originally planned to start shooting in July, cameras are still waiting to get rolling on Harmony Korine‘s next film, “The Beach Bum.” The project has Matthew McConaughey lined up to star in the stoner comedy that will follow the misadventures of the rebellious and lovable rogue Moondog. Previously, the director has described the movie as “a cross between a Cheech and Chong movie and that movie ‘Scarecrow,’ ” but it looks like he has one more element up his sleeve to make it truly special.
- Kevin Jagernauth
George Gallo’s Bodybuilding Pic ‘Bigger’ Finds Its Young Arnold Schwarzenegger
George Gallo’s movie Bigger about Joe and Ben Weider, the founders of the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding contest, has tapped Mr. Universe 2014 Calum Von Moger to play Arnold Schwarzenegger onscreen. The brothers, who co-founded the International Federation of Bodybuidling, discovered Schwarzenegger and encouraged him to come to the U.S. Prior to being a blockbuster action star and Governor of California, Schwarzenegger was a seven-time Mr. Olympia-title holder. Back in 1972… »
‘The Sinner’ Ep Antonio Campos Tapped To Write & Direct ‘Splitfoot’ Horror Film Based On New Yorker Article
Exclusive: Antonio Campos (Afterschool) has signed on to rewrite and direct the upcoming horror film, Splitfoot (fka Voices Through the Trumpet), based on a 1936 article in The New Yorker about the first documented haunted house, written by journalist and bestselling author Carl Carmer. It follows the true story of a deeply damaged New Yorker reporter who, in the 1930s, travels upstate to the remote town of Lilydale, NY, the mecca of American spirituality, a place where a… »
’24 Hours To Live’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke Flick Is Like ‘John Wick’ Meets ‘Flatliners’ Meets ‘Jason Bourne’
Sometimes all you need in Hollywood is an idea that executives don’t have to think too hard about. So when screenwriters Zach Dean, Jim McClain, and Ron Mita sent “24 Hours To Live” around town, they must’ve rattled off “John Wick,” “Flatliners,” “Jason Bourne,” “In Time,” and “Edge Of Tomorrow” as similar movies, because this trailer sure plays like an unholy mix of all of those.
Continue reading ’24 Hours To Live’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke Flick Is Like ‘John Wick’ Meets ‘Flatliners’ Meets ‘Jason Bourne’ at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Ron Howard Reveals Title for Han Solo Standalone Film In Fun Video — Watch
Production has wrapped on Lucasfilm’s Han Solo standalone film, and director Ron Howard took the opportunity to announce the movie’s title in a cheeky new video. Feigning innocence, Howard thanks the cast and crew for all their hard work before asking someone off camera if he can “even say the name of the movie.” In response, some furry wookie paws hand him a sign, which he flips over to reveal “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in the classic yellow “Star Wars” font. Howard can hardly contain his excitement as he holds up the announcement, signing off with knowing refrain of — “I’ll see you next year.”
Fans instantly responded with excited “Star Wars” gifs, including the famous moment from “The Empire Strikes Back” when Solo says “I know” after Leia tells him she loves him. Another user reacted with an image of a very enthusiastic porg, the newest »
- Jude Dry
Bingeworthy Breakdown: Should You Be Watching David Simon’s Multi-Francoed ‘The Deuce’?
The Bingeworthy™ Breakdown is an occasional look at new TV shows. An estimated 500 scripted seasons of TV will air in 2017, and to help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we’re going to give you the lowdown to help you work out whether it’s worth tuning in every week for them or waiting to binge later. Today we look at HBO’s just-debuted new show “The Deuce.”
- Eli Fine
Lena Headey Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Harassment: ‘I Felt Completely Powerless’
Lena Headey has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment in a series of four tweets posted to her official Twitter page that detail an encounter with the former head of The Weinstein Company that left the “Game of Thrones” star in tears. Headey first met Weinstein at the Venice Film Festival where she was promoting Terry Gilliam’s “The Brothers Grimm.” Miramax was co-distributor of the movie that also starred Matt Damon and Heath Ledger.
“At one point Harvey asked me to take a walk down to the water, I walked down with him and he stopped and made some suggestive comment, a gesture, I just laughed it off, I was genuinely shocked,” Headey writes. “I remember thinking, ‘It’s got to be a joke.’ I said something like, ‘Oh come on mate?! It’d be like kissing my dad! Let’s go get a drink, get back to the others. »
- Zack Sharf
Official Title For Han Solo Spinoff Revealed
Filming has wrapped on the fraught production of Lucasfilm‘s Han Solo spinoff movie, which saw Phil Lord and Chris Miller packing up their things and leave during shooting. Ron Howard came in, bringing a veteran, reassuring hand behind the camera, and a pleasant and engaging social media presence. Now, he’s heading into post-production with one more message.
The director hit Twitter today and revealed the official title of the movie, which is the fairly bland, “Solo: A Star Wars Story“:
Hey #Twitterville we just wrapped production so here's a special message #StarWars pic.twitter.com/8QJqN5BGxr
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 17, 2017
It’s simple, effective, dull, and certain to start many memes (or as safesolvent suggested “Yolo: A Star Wars Story,” amirite?).
Continue reading Official Title For Han Solo Spinoff Revealed at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Scariest Serial Killers on TV, According to Critics — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s question: Who is the scariest serial killer on TV? You define “scary.” Old and current shows fair game.
Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter
Landry from “Friday Night Lights.”
Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine
Ok, so he wasn’t necessarily a serial killer, but “Nip/Tuck’s” The Carver gave me a serious case of the scareds. After his first appearance near the end of Season 2, the porcelain-masked serial-slashing maniac who was all about slicing up hot people (because “beauty is a curse,” of course!) ran amok in Season 3 and the amount of series-regular characters he went after was kind of unprecedented. All of the leads »
- Hanh Nguyen
‘Spirited Away’ Giveaway: Win a Prize Pack With Movie Tickets and More
“Spirited Away remains one of Studio Ghibli’s most iconic and memorable works. The film won an Academy Award, and remains the second highest grossing anime of all-time. “Spirited Away” follows 10-year-old Chichiro, who gets lost with her parents on their way home to a new house in the suburbs. Chichiro discovers a strange amusement park, where nothing is quite what it seems. After finding her parents have been transformed into animals, Chichiro must summon all her strength and courage to save the day.
“Spirited Away” is headed back into theaters, and you can purchase tickets to see it on the big screen. But one lucky reader in the U.S. could win a prize pack, which includes a pair of tickets to see “Spirited Away” on the big screen, a Blu-Ray copy of the film, a set of Hayao Miyazaki pins and a No Face plushie.
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- Jamie Righetti
Jennifer Lawrence & Reese Witherspoon Share Stories Of Hollywood Sexual Harassment & Assault
Hollywood’s problem with sexual harassment and assault isn’t going away just because Harvey Weinstein has been exiled from the industry. “Everybody-fucking-knew” screenwriter Scott Rosenberg asserts, and despite how much knowledge people had of the extent of Weinstein’s behavior, the power structures have been in place to allow it to continue for decades. However, this isn’t just a problem at the upper rungs of Hollywood, but throughout, and two actresses have shared their experiences of being sexually harassed and assaulted.
- Kevin Jagernauth
The 25 Best TV Love Stories of The Last 25 Years
Love stories are often hard to execute on TV, because ongoing shows will try to manipulate romances for plot purposes — yet at the same time, it’s so easy to get hooked on a tale of two people finding each other. The couples featured below have undergone no shortage of strife as they forged their own unique paths, but one thing these narratives all have in common is that they illustrate the ways in which romance can be found in the most unexpected of circumstances, and how it can become the foundation of something so much bigger and profound.
Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, “The Americans”
They met as strangers, but the complicated relationship between these two Russian agents has never lacked for passion and love, even as they find themselves tied up with other partners. Their ultimate fate could go in a lot of different directions, but for right now »
- Liz Shannon Miller, Zack Sharf, Hanh Nguyen, Ben Travers and Steve Greene
Björk Stands By Sexual Harassment Claims After Lars von Trier Denial, Reveals More ‘Paralyzing’ Abuse
Björk has issued another statement on her Facebook page in which she reveals more examples of the sexual harassment she received from an unnamed Danish director. The singer first shared her story in an October 15 post where she explained that she was framed as “the difficult one” and “punished” by her director after she repeatedly turned down his sexual advances and inappropriate behavior on set.
Björk did not name the director in her first post, but the only Danish director she has ever worked with on a feature film is Lars von Trier on his 2000 musical drama “Dancer in the Dark.” Even though von Trier wasn’t named, he publicly denied the singer’s accusation in a statement made to the Danish newspaper Jylannds Posten through his Zentropa business partner Peter Aalbaek Jensen. Jensen said »
- Zack Sharf
Stream “De Profundis” By Janne Rattya From ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Soundtrack [Exclusive]
Yorgos Lanthimos, the director of “Dogtooth” and “The Lobster,” is back, and he’s once again getting audiences talking. This spring he premiered his latest film, “The Killing Of A Sacred Deer,” at Cannes where it quickly became one of the major highlights of the festival. Now, the film is gearing up to hit cinemas and today we have an exclusive preview of a track from the eclectic soundtrack.
Continue reading Stream “De Profundis” By Janne Rattya From ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Soundtrack [Exclusive] at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘Patton Oswalt: Annihilation’ Review: One Man’s Sincere, Selfless Search for Comedy in Times of Personal Tragedy
Comedians have to be an open book. Even if they don’t share every tiny detail about their lives or their preferences or their shortcomings (or those of the people closest to them), there’s a certain unspoken audience/funny person contract that says, “In exchange for this ticket or my invested time, I get access to your brain.” Some performers guide audiences to the universal. Some shepherd the audiences right into a pool of personal uncertainty, sharing openly about stresses and personal misgivings and deep connections with confidants and family members.
The latest Netflix stand-up special “Patton Oswalt: Annihilation” finds one of the world’s most famous comedian in an attempt to blend those two in a way that few comics can. For anyone else dealing with the global anxiety about various world leaders, that last word in the title might seem like a tongue-in-cheek middle finger to a »
- Steve Greene
‘Call Me By Your Name’ Director Luca Guadagnino Says Shooting on Digital is ‘Laziness’ and ‘Ridiculous’
No need to ask Italian director Luca Guadagnino where he stands on the seemingly ever-raging film versus digital debate again, as the “Call Me By Your Name” helmer has made himself quite clear in a new interview with Screen Daily. Guadagnino, it seems, is an avowed celluloid man, and he’s not too pleased with fellow filmmakers buy into the “ideology of digital” at the expense of their craft.
Even with a relatively slim budget of $3.5 million, the filmmaker still shot his lauded new romance entirely on 35mm celluloid film, and he doesn’t see why other filmmakers wouldn’t opt for the same route. “I think it’s laziness,” he said of shooting on digital. “It’s an ideological lie of the industry to say ‘don’t shoot on film because it’s less expensive to shoot on digital.'”
- Kate Erbland
Björk Further Details “Paralysing” Sexual Harassment By Lars von Trier
While Lars von Trier hasn’t been directly named by Bjork as the Danish director she says sexually harassed her, it’s not a reach to connect the dots. The musician has only starred in a small handful of films, and “Dancer In The Dark” was her most high profile turn, and most notorious. The stories of her battles with the director on the set spread like wildfire, but they largely painted Bjork as a mercurial or unstable actress.
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘The Snowman’ Director Knows Why Critics Hate His Movie: He Didn’t Shoot the Whole Script
Swedish director Tomas Alfredson has earned acclaim for efforts like “Let the Right One In” and the Oscar-nominated “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy,” but his new film, “The Snowman,” is better off forgotten. The murder mystery from Universal Pictures opens in theaters Friday and has earned abysmal reviews from critics, with IndieWire slamming its “laughable missteps” in a C- review. The film currently has a 24% on Rotten Tomatoes after 24 reviews, and Alfredson is well aware his film is bombing with critics.
In an interview with Nrk, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Alfredson explained why the movie ended up being a misfire: “Our shoot time in Norway was way too short, we didn’t get the whole story with us and when we started cutting we discovered that a lot was missing.”
By Alfredson’s estimates, »
- Zack Sharf
Harmony Korine’s Matthew McConaughey-Starring Stoner Comedy ‘The Beach Bum’ May Screen in Weed-Laced Smell-o-Vision
Singular filmmaker Harmony Korine has some high hopes for his latest feature, though fans of the indie auteur hoping to enjoy the full scope of his vision might have to travel a little further afield to enjoy it as it was meant to be seen. Or, more appropriately, smelled. In a new interview with Telerama (via The Playlist), Korine opens up about an ambitious — and delightfully bonkers — plan to really steep his audience in the next film, the stoner comedy “The Beach Bum,” set to star Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg in a Cheech and Chong-esque misadventure.
In short: Korine wants to get you high. Literally.
- Kate Erbland
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