Australian Joel Edgerton while making his first steps in Hollywood, but has proved himself on the other side. The actor sold his first screenplay entitled "One Night Stand" production company New Regency.
Genre of Edgerton scenario is described as a drama with comedy elements. This is a candid look at the man and woman trying to understand the consequences of single-sex. Joel Edgerton will not appear in the film, but he will be executive producer.
New Regency in admiration of the script and in the coming weeks will begin to search for a director for the project.
In Edgerton soon go to the set of the new project of the murder of Kathryn Bigelow bin Laden. At the film also will shoot Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez and Mark Strong.
Recently, the name of Edgerton is on the list of the most promising young actors, but the latest films with his participation in the United States have shown themselves not the best way. "Something" has earned in the United States a little more than 16 million, and "Warrior" - 13.5 million dollars. The actor needs a hit to break out into the real stars. However, there is a chance that Joel and entrenched in a story assignment.
Note that this is not the first time when Hollywood buys the script written by the actors. Relatively recently, Wentworth Miller has also tried himself as screenwriter - now "Stoker" in his script shoots Park Chan-Uk and Charlie Hannem, who wrote a story about a young Count Dracula.
Year after year, repeated the same thing: among the candidates for the winners "Oscar" in nomination "Best foreign film" is bound to be missing some decent pictures. This year, the Finnish cheated "Le Havre" and Hungarian "Turin Horse," but included the Iranian "Divorce Nader and Simin," and the German documentary "Pina". In total, the short list includes nine paintings.
Long-list consisted of 63 films. They are all members of the Academy Awards show up in mid-October to 13 January. Chose six pictures, then a special committee, elected recently added three more films.
The shortlist is as follows:
"Rundskop" - Belgium, directed by Michael R. Roskam;
"Mr. Lazar" - Canada, directed by Philip Falardo;
"Omar killed me" - Morocco, directed by Roshdy Zem;
"Pina" - Germany, directed by Wim Wenders;
"Note" - Israel, directed by Joseph Cedar;
"Divorce of Nader and Simin" - Iran, Asghar Farhadi, director;
"SuperClasico" - Denmark, directed by Ole Christian Madsen;
"The tragedy of Sediq" - Taiwan, Wei Te-director Shen;
"Shelter" - Poland, directed by Agnieszka Holland.
The shortlist will be reduced to five candidates, which will be nominated for "Oscar".
Four years ago the Film Academy changed the rules of selection of foreign films in the "Oscar". Criticism intensified Americans every year: more and more cinema academics missed the pictures, marked by big European prizes and include unknown claimants.
The system have been tried to upgrade a few years, but eventually the issues still cannot avoid. Memorable event in 2007, when the Romanian film "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" flew past nine, formed by a committee of 30 cinema academics. One would think that 30 is easier to reach an agreement, rather than hundreds, of which not all watching foreign movies, and vote for the only known picture.
As a result, now we have a system, adopted in 2008.
Still, "foreign" "Oscar" this year will raise questions. How at the list came almost five-hour tape from Taiwan "Tragedy Sediq" extremely cool accepted in Venice, where it was displayed in the competition? Why ignored "Flowers War" Zhang Yimou? Where did "The Turin Horse," deserved the Grand Prix at Berlinale 2011? Why can not the Turkish drama "Once in Anatolia", received in the past year, the Grand Jury Prize in Cannes?
As always, there are no answers to these questions. Already we can assume that the "Oscar" will get an Iranian drama "Nader and Simin Divorce", which received the "Golden Bear" at Berlin Film Festival. However, a complete list of nominees will be known at ceremony on February 26.
The Spanish Academy of Fine Arts and Cinema, with a Pedro Almodovar for several years been at odds, has announced its nominees for the award "Goya." "The skin, which I live," Almodovar leads in the number of nominations - 16 nominees.
The picture put forward in the category "Best Film" award at the claim itself Almodovar as a filmmaker and author of the adapted script, as well as playing the main roles of Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya. Almodovar is known for his complex relationship with Spanish cinema academics: he left them with the scandal ranks a few years ago, citing a disagreement with the principle of voting. However, in 2010, he appeared on the "Goya" award with the actress Lola Dueñas. His sudden appearance, he explained that the president of the Academy was too pushy and did not accept refuse.
Other contenders for the large number of awards - Enrique Urbizo thriller "No peace for the wicked" (it has 14 nominations) and the debut film of Kike Mail "Eva: Artificial Intelligence". The "Eve" has 12 nominations, including "Best Actor" – will compete with Daniel Bruhl Banderas, who plays an engineer who instruct a robot child.
Award in the category "Best Original Screenplay," claiming Woody Allen. His "Midnight in Paris" was the Spanish-American co-production. And the "Best European Film", which shows the non-Spanish tapes to compete for a bronze bust of Goya - so looks like a reward - to be "Jane Eyre" Cary Fukunaga, "Melancholia" by Lars von Trier, "Artist" Michelle Hazanavichusa and "Massacre" by Roman Polanski .
Last year, the highest number of awards from the Spanish Film Academy - nine - got a picture in Catalan "Black bread" of the Civil War.
List of nominees in major categories:
"The skin, in which I live"
"There is no peace for the wicked"
Pedro Almodovar - "Skin, in which I live"
Benito Zambrano - "Sleeping voice"
Enrique Urbizo - "No peace for the wicked"
Mateo Gil - "Blackthorne"
Best debutant director
Paula Ortiz - "From your window to my"
Quique mail - "Eva: Artificial Intelligence"
Paco Arango - "Maktub"
Eduardo Chapero Jackson - "Willow"
Best Original Screenplay
Miguel Barros - "Blackthorne"
Sergi Belbel, Christine Clements, Marty Rock - "Eva: Artificial Intelligence"
Woody Allen - "Midnight in Paris"
Enrique and Miguel Urbizo Gastambide - "No peace for the wicked"
Best Adapted Screenplay
Angel De La Cruz, Paco Roca, Rosanna Cecchini - "Wrinkles"
Isiar Bolyain - "Kathmandu: a mirror in the sky"
Pedro Almodovar - "Skin, in which I live"
Benito Zambrano and Ignacio Moral affairs - "Sleeping voice"
Daniel Brühl - "Eva: Artificial Intelligence"
Antonio Banderas - "Skin, in which I live"
Luis Tosar - "Deep sleep"
Jose Coronado - "No peace for the wicked"
Elena Anaya - "Skin, in which I live"
Salma Hayek - "The last spark of life"
Inma Cuesta - "Sleeping voice"
Veronica Echegi - "Kathmandu: a mirror in the sky"
Award winners will be announced on February 19 at a ceremony in Madrid.
At this time, Quentin Tarantino has rolled out a list of paintings that he did not like, evaluated and directed. Among the best films of 2011 list is the director and the "Artist" and "The Musketeers."
A year ago, Tarantino announced the twenty favorite films, and was limited. This year all the more interesting. So, eleven (or rather twelve) favorite pictures of 2011 from director of "Pulp Fiction":
1. "Midnight in Paris"
2. "Rise of Planet of the Apes"
4. "The skin, in which I live"
5. "X-Men: First Class"
6. "Young Adult"
7. "Attack the Block"
8. "Red State"
10. "Artist" and "Our idiot brother"
11. "The Musketeers."
In these films, Quentin does not stop and shows 18 other paintings, which puts not in order. Simply, they also liked him. Here they are: "Life is Beautiful", "Beginners," "Hugo", "Iron Lady", "Carnage," "Green Hornet", "Green Lantern", "First Avenger", "Descendants", "7 Days and Nights with Marilyn”, “Fast and Furious 5 "," Tree of Life, " "Hangover 2: From Vegas to Bangkok", "Mission: Impossible: The Phantom Protocol", "Beaver", "Carnage"," Nian "and" War Horse. "
The following is a list of films that Tarantino has called nice try, that is, "in milk". Here are four of the project:
"Hannah: The Perfect Weapon";
"The crazy driving";
The best directors in the opinion of Quentin:
Best original screenplay:
"Midnight in Paris";
"Poor rich girl";
"Attack the block";
"My idiot brother";
Best Adapted Screenplay:
"The skin, in which I live";
"Rise of Planet of the Apes";
"X-Men: First Class."
And now the fun part. Worst movies in 2011 according to Tarantino:
The piquancy of the situation is that the three paintings from the list participated in the competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2010, when Quentin Tarantino headed the jury. It's "Desperate Housewives," "Peace" and "Bypass Mick."
Actress Rooney Mara, who plays Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's new thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and put forward for this role the award "Golden Globe" in an interview with PARADE told of her character and attitude to it.
About her heroine
"I spent a year with my heroine, and there are so many things I love about her. I think she is compelling, therefore, you immediately fall in love with her, although sometimes you do not agree with what she was doing, you are surprised and upset by her behavior. She is - incredible "layered" character”.
About the samples
"The director asked the casting actresses to read the poem with a Swedish accent, a poem, in their opinion, convey the inner essence of Lisbeth. A few days before the trial, she called and said she wanted me to play few scenes from the movie. Originally they had not seen me in this role, their faces said, "We will not take you. You're not the girl we need". And suddenly they changed their minds: "You will first who will try to play excerpts from the script. "
About confidence that she can play hacker covered with tattoos and piercings
"In my opinion, the samples were successful, and then a few days later I was called by a casting director and said that David Fincher liked my work. We have worked with him for a few days, when I appeared in" Social Network ", and he wanted to explain me what I’ll be involved, if my candidacy is approved. He gave me a detailed list of all the things that I have to do. For example, I'll have to smoke all the time, walking naked to ride a motorcycle and the like. From all this I understood that my samples, in fact, succeeded. "
"I think in this movie I’m different from myself out of the movie. I do not think most magazines will want to put my picture in the image on its cover Lisbeth. This part of the society or how much has not changed. I think people will go to the movies, drawn my repulsive appearance. Of course, I read the forums on the network, as people were asking each other: "Why are they made of her a monster?" But I'm sure the same people, coming out of the theater after the movie, will be considered beautiful Lisbeth . And I think it happens in real life - the closer you get to know someone, the more beautiful it becomes for you. I think, Lisbet - one whom you love and who will admire. Appearance in this case - the case of secondary. "
About Daniel Craig
"He's such a talented actor, and I just can not imagine anyone else in this role. You know, when you can not imagine another actor in a role, then, indeed, it had turned out. Daniel was incredibly patient and kind to me. And he's an actor, ready to share his gift. "
About nude shooting
"You cannot prepare yourself for it. I've been involved in kickboxing - it gave me confidence when it is time to undress. My character is incredibly harmonious in her sexual behavior, and I had to show the same thing, acting in the film. I was less vulnerable to other films, but it felt more insecure than in this picture. I think it is a merit of David and the people whom he surrounded himself. I always felt safe under protection and care. "
The boy orphan Hugo lives in a small room in the Paris train station. All day long he was watching undergoing people, where everyone has their own thoughts, feelings and goals, whether it's florist, head of the station cafe with a cute little dog in her arms, a librarian or a lame stationmaster. Only occasionally Hugo secretly sneaks through the crowd and the smoke from the arriving train to find some food and, most importantly, find the missing parts of a very mysterious invention, which once he with his father found in the walls of the city museum.
Before us is a wonderful story where the boy with beautiful blue eyes, innocent, was a link between past and present, between reality and dreams. In this case, filled with fairy-tale movie, where the word fairy tale ends just as the opening credits end, we learn from the inside of what it means to lose something that truly love, and most importantly how to fix within a internal clock mechanism, which lacks only a couple of parts to restore its once-forgotten "I". It's easy slyness of the director with the children's hopes and disappointments, under cover of a Christmas tale, the audience dipped into a thin story about people who love what for them was the meaning of life. No wonder more than once spend an internal parallel with the Polish animated short film "Cinema", which lasts only 12 minutes, but with these minutes reveal the hopes and dreams of a man who puts his life into something that truly loves - in the movies.
Everyone remembers and knows the Lumiere brothers, but how many remember and know those of others who stood at the sources, developed the first steps in making a real run with a distance of "The Future". This film Martin Scorsese removed for all those who love the movie wholeheartedly, as if each shot bringing tribute to all those who once upon a time gave people an opportunity to plunge into something unforgettably beautiful. Something great, thanks to which we can dream, idealize, admire, feel illusion, disappointed, afraid to wait for a happy ending and just keep what each of us dearly. Keep time!
Comedy "Bridesmaids", confidently wade to the nomination for "Oscar". The film of Paul Faig was nominated by PGA as the best film, and now adds the Writers Guild nomination for best original screenplay.
Now is clear that the film starring favorite program "Saturday Night Live" Kristen Wiig plays the role of "The Hangover", which was also nominated for Screenplay. However, the comedy of Todd Phillips' had no nominations from producer guild, so that a "Bridesmaids" in this plan ahead of its colleague.
Writers Guild Nominees this year includes:
The original script
"Young Adult" - Diablo Cody
"Bridesmaids" - Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig,
"50/50" - Will Reiser,
"Win Win" - Thomas McCarthy, Joe Tayboni,
"Midnight in Paris" - Woody Allen;
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - Stephen Zellian on the novel by Stieg Larsson
"Descendants" - Alexander Payne, Nat Fakson and Jim Res on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmingz
"The Help" - Tate Taylor on the novel by Catherine Stoket
"Hugo" - John Logan, based on the book by Brian O. Selznick “Invention of Hugo Cabra"
"Moneyball" - Stephen Zellian and Aaron Sorkin on the book by Michael Lewis
The script of the documentary movie
"If a tree falls: A story of the Earth Liberation Front"
"Nostalgia de la luz"
"Stand van de Sterren"
Better This World.
WGA Award winners will be announced on 19 February, a week before the awards ceremony of Academy Award.
Matt Damon's directorial debut is delayed: the actor decided not to make a film scripted by John Krasinski and Dave Eggers. However, the actor will still stay in the project and will act in the title role. The director's chair now takes Gus Van Sant.
For the first time about his desire to be on the other side of the camera Damon said in May last year. Then he looked for a script from the "Black List" about father and daughter, robbing banks and hiding. This was followed by silence, and in October, Matt changed his mind and took for scenario from Krasinski and Eggers.
The main role Damon is going to play himself. Salesman arrives in a small town, and then the situation is developing on the basis of the film like "Erin Brockovich": the hero learns that the town was poisoned, his life is also threatened, and he takes action. Accept Matt, in the film were approved John Krasinski and Frances McDormand.
The plot is very vague - it looks like it's not just a brief (and very short!) content, but the project scenario. According to the blog Vulture, the problem with the scenario completely changed the intention of the actor. He does not want to be director, but will stay as the leading man. At the same insiders believe that a modest budget by Hollywood standards ($ 12 million) will not increase.
What actually caused the failure of Damon from the film will remain behind the scenes. There is an option that Matt does not have time: now he is busy on remake of "Elysium," which lasted a little longer than planned. In this case, the actor did not have time to properly prepare for his debut project.
Update: According to reports, Damon during the holidays managed to persuade the director Gus Van Sant's to pick up his orphaned project. Van Sant filmed Matt's in the drama "Good Will Hunting", so that the actor and director have good relations. Now they are looking for funding. The picture originally was based on Warner, but now the producers have to find a new studio. Filming is scheduled for the spring.
The influence of the Guild of American producers at the awards season the last two years is very large. Suffice it to recall, as leaders in the Oscar race suddenly ripped out, "Hurt Locker" and "The King’s speech", ahead of "Avatar" and "Social network". One of the ten films nominated PGA will receive accurately "Oscar" as the best.
In 2009, the PGA has presented its award to action drama "The Hurt Locker," which critics have noted, but didn’t predict the victory in "Oscars". Will it again the Guild choose the right movies, and most importantly, will we see their favorite winner of "Oscars"? We will get to know about this soon in January 21, when Los Angeles will announce the winners. In the meantime, a list of major nominees is as follows:
Prize. Darryl F. Zanuck for producing feature film
"Artist" (Thomas Langmann)
"War Horse" (Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg)
"Bridesmaids" (Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend)
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (Scott Rudin, Chan Chaffin)
"The Ides of March" (George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Brian Oliver)
"Midnight in Paris" (Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum)
"Descendants" (Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor)
"The Help" (Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Brunson Green)
"Hugo" (Graham King, Martin Scorsese)
"Moneyball" (Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Brad Pitt);
Award for producing anime movie
"Puss in Boots"
"Kung Fu Panda 2"
"The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn"
Award for producing a documentary film
"Bill Cunningham New York"
"Bits, rhymes and life: Travels of A Tribe Called Quest"
Prize of Danny Thomas for comedy TV series
"Parks and recreation"
"The Big Bang Theory"
Prize of Norman Felton for dramatic television series
"Game of Thrones"
"The Boardwalk Empire"
"The good wife"
Prize of David L. Uolpera for TV movie or miniseries
"Too Big to fail"
How among dramatic serials was "Mad Men", which were absent on the air in 2011, and where is the sensational series "Homeland"? Very simply: by the rules of PGA in the television categories are series that have passed on the air June 1, 2010, the May 31, 2011.
Winners of PGA will be announced on January 21
In Pasadena began a press tour of TV Critics Association (TCA). One of the first sessions was with Robert Greenblatt, who last year led NBC Entertainment. Prior to that, Greenblatt worked very successfully on Showtime. During the session, he talked about the situation as a whole, and individually about Prime Suspect, Community and Smash.
Greenblatt began the session very frankly. "We had a terrible fall, worse than what I had hoped for, this is precisely what I expected. They say that we have nowhere to fall, so we will grow. In the future it will be so, but until then we will have a lot of work. It's good that our investors (meaning Comcast, NBC Universal bought the year before) are willing to invest not only money but also time. Our most recent hit was launched 6 years ago (we are talking about 30 Rock). So the main problem with the new hits in the fact that we do not have decent lead-ins. "
Not surprisingly, Greenblatt mentioned in his speech experience on Showtime. "For half a year on NBC, I created four times as many good serials than in all the time on Showtime," - he said, speaking about such soap dramas as Prime Suspect, Whitney, Up All Night, Grimm, Awake and Smash. "At the cable channel, you can create series aimed at 18-year-old and be successful. On-air channels we have to think about a wider audience. "
In addition, Greenblatt tried to explain some failures this fall. "The Prime Suspect the cable would be extended after the three series, has been declared a hit, and was a successful four years. The failure of the Prime Suspect has become the biggest disappointment. Perhaps the character of the heroine was too harsh? Too cable? As it turned out, this year the audience like fairy tales and comedies, but not harsh police show. The concept of The Playboy Club is also not supported by the viewer. We thought people interested in this topic, it was not. It is impossible to predict. "
I could not remain silent and the head of NBC about Community. He also reminded that, as mentioned earlier, the series has not been closed, and the new series will be scheduled in the spring channel later. However, the fate of the show next year did not predict. "This is a very complex issue, I can’t answer now. We show an unusually loyal audience, but alas, it can’t be expanded. In the series have long been horrible ratings. "
Greenblatt said that NBC plans to launch a wide-ranging new series Smash. However, Greenblatt is not going to put everything on Smash. "The success or failure of Smash will save us and not destroy. But we hope that Smash will be one of the turning points in history of NBC. However, to change our situation, we need not one, but five or six successful shows. We would like Smash was one of them. But if it would not, we will not die. "