Director Peter Bogdanovich is assembling an incredibly impressive team both in front of and behind the camera for his next feature. Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Wilde and Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) are attached to star in the indie comedy Squirrels to the Nuts with Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach onboard to produce the pic; it’s essentially The Avengers of quirky cinema. The film centers on a hooker-turned-Broadway-thesp, played by Larson, and follows the “recurring intersection between these two facets of her life.”
Per Variety, Larson is attached to play the lead in the film, which was also written by Bogdanovich. Wilson will play a Broadway director who pays for Larson’s escort services despite being married to the star of the play. Schwarztman is being courted to play a playwright who falls for Larson “despite the fact that he’s dating her therapist (Wilde), whose own alcoholic mother is in rehab.”
Bogdanovich’s Paper Moon is one of my favorite films of all time, so I’m eager to see what he’s been up to since his last theatrically released feature, 2001’s The Cat’s Meow. The addition of Anderson and Baumbach to the team only makes Squirrels to the Nuts even more appealing. Wilson is currently filming Mad Men creator Matt Weiner’s feature directorial debut, You Are Here, alongside Zach Galifianakis. He’s set to reteam with Vince Vaughn this summer to shoot the Shawn Levy-directed comedy The Internship.
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The first trailer for the upcoming film “The Words” has just been released!
“The Words” begins a theatrical release in the U.S. on September 21st, 2012.
In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is working on ‘On the Inside’ for DVD and Blu-ray on July 24.
In ‘On the Inside,’ Allen Meneric (Stahl) is committed to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane after carrying out a brutal revenge murder. There, he is forced to deal with the very ill and the dangerous until, as part of a socialization program, he is transferred to minimum security where he meets a beautiful bipolar female inmate named Mia (Olivia Wilde). Ever haunted by his past, Allen seeks his redemption when sudden events demand that he protect Mia from the violence and chaos of the institution.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack, and the disc doesn’t appear to have any supplements.
“People Like Us” is set to have its world premiere at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival as a part of its “Summer Showcase” series!
Dreamworks Pictures’ People Like Us will have its World Premiere amongst the Summer Showcase screenings. The film is directed by Alex Kurtzman, written by Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert, and stars Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass and Michelle Pfeiffer. In a story inspired by true events, Sam (Pine), a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, is tasked with fulfilling his estranged father’s last wishes – delivering an inheritance to a sister he never knew he had. Dreamworks Pictures will release the film on June 29, 2012.
Thus far, the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival has bestowed upon us, in no particular order, snoozing flesh-eaters (Eddie – The Sleepwalking Cannibal), young lesbians contending with monstrous first love (Jack and Diane), two friends contending against alcoholism and metaphysical horrors (Resolution), and a scholar who’s driven to violent ends over a missing copy of a Charles Dickens novel (Nancy, Please). And those are just a few of the New York City festival’s highlights up until this point, but one project sits above them all in terms of real-life importance.
Baseball in the Time of Cholera, directed by aid workers turned filmmakers David Darg and Bryn Mooser, tackles a crucial, call-to-arms subject in the limited span of 27 minutes, but every second counts. The documentary short follows young Joseph Avyns, a kid living in Port au Prince, Haiti, who loves playing baseball and dreams of making it into the MLB, but there’s one major roadblack standing in between him and those goals: His home turf is being ravaged by the disease known as cholera, a deadly ailment that has already claimed the lives of over 7,000 Haitian victims. Concurrently, a lawyer named Mario Joseph is working hard to make the United States take responsibility for allowing the disease to enter Haiti via unsanitary Nepalese soldiers, and, by the film’s end, the worlds of Joseph and Mario intersect in the wake of heartbreaking tragedy.
Riding alongside Darg and Mooser on their mission to raise worldwide awareness about this devastating issue is executive producer Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens), the prolific Hollywood scene-stealer who’s been actively contributing aid to Haiti’s less fortunate since 2009. Together, the three filmmakers hope that Baseball in the Time of Cholera (which will begin a limited theatrical run in Los Angeles on May 4th, at the Laemmle’s NoHo 7 theater) reaches as broad an audience as possible with its theme of America’s pastime giving youngsters like Joseph fuel for optimism amidst cholera’s overwhelming impact.
Complex had a chance to sit down with Wilde, Darg, and Mooser over the weekend to discuss Baseball in the Time of Choleraand the magnitude of its messages.
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