Month ago, director Kenneth Bran decided to stage the drama "Italian Shoes" on the novel by Swedish writer Henning Mankellya. Even then, rumors were going to participate in the project, Anthony Hopkins, well, and now the actor is in talks with producers. The lead female role Bran wants to give Judy Dench.
For the first time talks about "Italian Shoes" began in January of this year - Bran choose its next after the "Thor" project. However, considering the employment of Hopkins and Dench, director will have to wait another year. Apparently, the shooting will begin in late 2012-th, and then in early 2013.
According to Kenneth Bran, the project as was originally intended for Anthony Hopkins and Judi Dench, so he developed it based on the participation of actor-veterans. "I have long been familiar with them, so use it!" - Says the director. Bran says that it requires adaptation of the actors of the highest class.
Unlike most works of Henning Mankellya, "Italian Shoes" is not a detective. This is a novel about the anticipation of death, of guilt and past mistakes. 66-year-old cobbler, a former surgeon, Frederick a few years ago has left medicine because of an error that led to the death of the patient, and moved to a remote island. Once he finds Garriett - the woman he abandoned 40 years ago, despite the fact that she was the love of his life. Garriett dying of cancer and wanted to see the lake in the forests of Scandinavia, which Frederick had promised to show her in her youth.
Script was written by Richard Kottayam, who worked on the show "Wallander" novels by Mankellya, where in the role of a detective was shot Kenneth Bran.
The director has a couple of projects to which he is assigned. These are tapes from the studio Fox 2000 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.
Daniel Radcliffe in all possible forces is trying to go away from the stereotypes associated with his stay in the role of magician Harry Potter. The actor starred in the horror "The Woman in Black", plays on Broadway, and now comes off as a beatnik poet Allen Ginsberg.
More recently, this role was played by James Franco in the drama "Howl." Ginsberg as a character has been appearing in various scenes from the seventies. Therefore a great variety of actors have played him - John Turturro, Hank Azaria, David Cross, Ron Livingston - but Ginsberg for the first time will be shown so young.
The founder of Beatles movement Allen Ginsberg took an interest in poetry in his youth, but at the insistence of the family was preparing to become a lawyer. During his youth he showed political activism, participating in political protests of different manifestations - from the Vietnam War to the fight against drugs.
Ginsberg adds spice to the history of the fact that the poet was an openly gay and has lived with his partner, writer Peter Orlowski, more than 30 years.
The project, which, according to the site Twitchfilm, will participate Radcliffe is called Kill Your Darlings. For the first time about it was announced in 2009 and auditioned for the lead role Jesse Eisenberg, Chris Evans and Ben Wishaw. Since then much water has flowed under the bridge, the actors have changed, so that the director-debutant John Krokidasu had to find a new hero.
In the independent film scripted by Austin Bunna actions will focus on the relations of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr. Who exactly will play the remaining characters, has not been announced.
Daniel Radcliffe, this year, has farewell to the Harry Potter franchise and eyeing the independent projects. In February of this year the actor has eyeing the role in the comedy "Amateur Photographer", but so far the fate of this film is foggy.
The pilot episode of "Corrections" on the novel by Jonathan Franzen himself had acquired Ewan McGregor, who plays one of the sons of the main characters. Earlier in the project were approved Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest. Director of the pilot - Noah Baumbach, and producer of the project is Scott Rudin.
Franzen's novel was published in 2001 and immediately got one of the most prestigious literary prizes - America National Book Award. "Corrections" are included in the list of the hundred best English-language novels of the magazine "Time".
Scott Rudin has acquired screen rights to the bestseller 10 years ago. Initially it was planned to remove a feature film, and even Rudin has agreed with director Steven Daldry, but as a result it was decided to turn the book in the series on a channel HBO.
In his book, Franzen talks about Lambert family life. Engineer Alfred retires, but soon learns that he has Parkinson's disease. Wife of Alfred, Enid, long suffered from the tyranny of man, but his madness turns her life into a nightmare. Lambert has three children, all of whom have long fled away from their parents. Gary is a banker in Philadelphia, but, despite successful career, suffers from depression and alcohol abuse. Chip - a teacher who has lost work because of the novel with a student who takes and the Lithuanian mafia. And finally, the only daughter of Lambert, Denise, a chef working in New York.
Ewan McGregor plays the younger son of Lambert, a teacher Chip. It will be only the third appearance of British actor in American television series. Early in his career, he appeared in "Tales from the Crypt" and starred in "ER," which won him a nomination for the prize "Emmy".
McGregor can now be seen in the melodrama "Perfect Sense", and in January of next year, the actor appears on screen in blockbuster "Haywire" by Steven Soderbergh. In summer will be release Bryan Singer fairy tale "Jack – the giants killer" with Ewan participation.
The patient is more dead than alive: video game adaptation of "Bioshok" Gore Verbinski conceived back in 2008, is not an object of desire for software developers. At least so says the creator of the game, Ken Levine.
The other day in conversation with IndustryGamers Levin said: "We were very close to the screening - all signed contracts that have caught the director. But we have no immediate need to make a film just for the sake of it. For us at Irrational Games and for the company Take-Two movie on this game should be, firstly, the embodiment of all the expectations of fans, and secondly, the right to present a "Bioshok" to those who are not familiar with the game. "
"Bioshok" actions develop in the underwater city in which the passenger is the wreck of the aircraft. Over time, the hero enters into a struggle for power, but discovers that he is not so free in his actions, as it seems.
The film had planned to shoot in the studio Universal, and to the script writing was called John Logan, author of "The Aviator" and "The Last Samurai." By the spring of 2009 budget for the project grew to $ 160 million. Universal has asked Gore Verbinski to find a way filming abroad to reduce the cost of production.
Then the director left the project, which briefly caught Juan Carlos Fresnadilo. Verbinski retained the functions of producer, but because occasionally talked about the suffering fate of the movie. In the summer of 2010, Gore said that work on the "Bioshok” is difficult because of the planned "adult" rated R, but the problem with the budget will not go away.
And then we come back to the words of Levin. "Between the play and film, of course, there is a difference, but the film must be maintained by game DNA, showing its native world and story. But, you know, this adaptation is not so necessary for us”.
The third film of Tarsem Singh "Gods War: The Immortals" was launched recently at the box office, the fourth - "Mirror, mirror" – will be released in March of 2012, and the director looks for material already for the fifth project. It will be a steampunk Killing on Carnival Row, which in 2006 was going to shoot Guillermo del Toro.
Killing on Carnival Row - a curious detective noir in the style of Steampunk. Travis Beacham wrote it before he became one of the writers' of Clash of the Titans. But it is to cope with the script for the new film Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific rim."
Beecham story is a mixture of the spirit of Neil Gaiman's novels and Tea Mevillya. In a world populated by human beings, fairies and other magical creatures, there is a city Burgi, similar to Victorian London. There lives and works detective Raykroft Philostratus. He tracks down the vampire who is suspected of murdering his mistress-fairy. On the part of the story seems a standard investigation, but a world in which Beauchamp settled his characters stand out from all the existing cinema world.
Del Toro was going to shoot Killing on Carnival Row, but the director gave light to the continuation of "Hellboy," so that steampunk of Travis Beecham has orphaned. Once it was interested in Neil Jordan, but nothing came of it. And only now the project has director.
The film's producers, Anne and Arnold Kopelson worked on it from the very beginning, when the project was based on the studios New Line.
Tarsus offered a range of paintings, including the history of the Venetian traveler Marco Polo, but Killing on Carnival Row became a director priority. Filming is already scheduled for June next year and will be held in New Orleans. In the near future Tarsus begins casting.
On December 4 in London has been awarded BIFA - Prize for the best independent films of Great Britain. Individual prizes will be awarded Ralph Fiennes and Kenneth Bran. Both were shot in the movie, both working filmmakers, both have brought a lot to the national movies.
Fiennes and Bran are great admirers of Shakespeare, both made their debut in the director's adaptation of the play of the Great Bard. Kenneth Bran in 1989, staged "King Henry V", where he played a major role, and Ralph Fiennes, presented at a film festival in Berlin this year's drama "Coriolanus," where he also plays the title role.
For his directorial debut Kenneth Bran received two nominations for "Oscar" - for best director and men's roles. The actor already has a BAFTA award for his contribution to British film, obtained in 1993. Also Bran has nomination for "Oscar" for the adaptation of "Hamlet."
Ralph Fiennes, in turn, also boasts two nominations for "Oscar", but they relate only to his acting work - in "Schindler's List" and "The English Patient."
And finally, Ralph and Kenneth combines involvement in the Harry Potter franchise: Bran starred in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," where he played an eccentric and conceited professor Lockhart, well and Fiennes has greatly played the evil wizard Volandemort.
The award ceremony will be held on December 4. Kenneth Bran receives reward Variety, awarded to the British, whose work helps to draw world attention to the UK. Ralph Fiennes will be awarded after Richard Harris award for his contribution to acting. This award will also join John Hurt, David Thewlis, Daniel Day-Lewis and Helena Bonham Carter.
If last year among the nominees for the British Independent Film Award the ball has ruled "The King’s speech”, eventually grabbed five awards BIFA, but this year the main candidates are the drama "Shame" Steve McQueen, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” by Thomas Alfredson and directorial debut of actor Paddy Considine "Tyrannosaurus." Each of these films has 7 nominations.
Kristen Stewart in an interview with PARADE talked about love scene between her and Robert Pattinson, and how for the first time Bella and Edward "hate each other."
About the love scene that fans of saga are waiting for.
"Intimate scenes were somewhat formal and weird. Whenever the camera is turned off, I pull a face to Robert, to amuse him. I could not take it all seriously. But I liked the romantic swim. I felt very relaxed."
About the way to the altar.
"All day I was not myself. This scene was one of the last, which we did, and I felt that the case moves to the end. I was totally focused, felt with the skin how strained were my nerves. In my head constantly scrolling sequence of all my actions in this scene. For example, I knew that at some point we have to show you how overwhelmed you are feeling and radiant with happiness. In the morning when we were shooting a wedding, I asked the guys to go to the site without me. I stayed in a bedroom and tried to imagine what I would have had to feel before the wedding, if it was really going on, and I think I did. It was good".
Never mind the accusations of old-fashioned love story.
"What I like in this film is the fact that Bill Condon is not afraid of what people would call this part of the saga sentimental. If you want to shoot this love story, you have to experience it in your heart and not be ashamed of it. I am confident in it".
How Bella and Edward "hated each other."
"Bella and Edward love each other, but they are in conflict. For the first time the impression that they, like, hate each other. I played the scene in which behaved differently, as if to betray everything that happened up to this point. I hated Edward. Bella turned into a wild beast. She tries to defend herself. She becomes a mother. This is the strongest feeling that she has ever experienced".
About shocking scene of childbirth.
"Despite the PG-13 rating, this scene is quite vivid and bloody. If adults choose to go to the movies with their children, they should know about it. It is really very stressful and scary time. Our story about how someone a fight for his beliefs. Bella decided: "I die for my child, I'm ready to do anything for him." I hope this does not scare the audience”.
"I do not think there is something unnatural in the fact that at my age to have a baby. For example, my best friend recently gave birth to a baby. Unequivocally, I take this very seriously to be a mother, especially considering that it is the main aspect of the film".
About the end of the project.
"It's a strange feeling that you no longer need to proceed with the next part, on the other hand there is a sense of finality. It seems to be sad, but seemingly not. At such moments, you know how to be grateful that you lucky participate in this project. Time is not standing still, but I am absolutely confident that I will speak about "Twilight" to the end of my career. "
Playing hobbit Frodo in the trilogy "Lord of the Rings" Elijah Wood has confirmed rumors of Peter Jackson's film in 3D. The actor also expressed his displeasure precedence re-release of "Star Wars" and talked about his return to Middle-earth.
Now Wood promotes the cartoon "Happy Feet 2", where he voices one of the characters.
In particular, there are a lot of rumors about the rerelease of the trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" in 3D.
"It would be great to see, - said actor. - Of course, talk about the release of the trilogy in stereo underway. I normally take the process of conversion, if it takes a long time. Upsets me when the movie has neither the budget nor the time to do it, but still it was transferred to the stereo, and the result is ugly, looks cheap. Translation of "The Lord of the Rings" should be very careful process".
"Look, soon we will be able to see "Titanic" in 3D. And "Star Wars" is coming soon. True, the three films have to wait until it comes good series. When I heard, I thought, wait three years before "A New Hope"? At first release, "The first episode"? What a bummer! "
Considering how many editions of "The Lord of the Rings" on DVD and blu-ray were already on sale, is there any chance that the installation of Peter Jackson's still has some stuff?
"I think it will be a separate DVD with deleted scenes - says Elijah. - I do not know, though, how there are many of them, as a lot of time has flown. Many entered the extended version, but there are scenes where no one has ever seen. Still have a watch, well, at least a couple of hours to be humorous, because the shooting was a great fun! We filmed over a year, so that there is a mass of our premium jokes, so I ask Peter to mount them in a single hour movie!"
Wood will also appear in the "Hobbit", but about his role is very reluctant to say. "I've got very little time. In fact, it's a cameo, as Frodo in "The Hobbit" was not born yet. "
To re-enter into the role, Elijah reconsidered "Fellowship of the Ring" to remember talks Frodo.
While at the official announcement of the re-release of the trilogy there was not Jackson, but the director has already mentioned that he will be not against transformation of the movie into 3D format.
In the November issue of The Hollywood Reporter creators and participants of the "J. Edgar" talk about working on a painting. Excerpts from their interviews read below.
Brian Grazer: Clint name makes wonders. No one will say "no." All you hear is, "Let's do it, but try not to overspend.
Leonardo DiCaprio has reduced his fee from 20 million to $2.
Clint Eastwood: Leo would make a lot of money, acting in the spectacular films, which use CGI. But he wants to diversify his career, just as I've always wanted in terms of my directing.
Leonardo DiCaprio spent hours in the dressing room to play aged Hoover. Artists on the makeup have worked according DiCaprio urgent request, daily hours, he trained to speak with false teeth, ware fake nose and cranial vault.
Robert Lorenz (Producer): We discussed the idea of using special effects to facilitate the actors’ life. But Leo was very persistent - he wanted to be sure that everything looks believable.
Eastwood was looking for assistance of former Congressman Leon Panetta.
Eastwood and Black have studied in details every controversial aspect of Hoover’s life, repeatedly checked the accuracy of information in searching for primary sources. Eastwood also took advantage of his friendship with then-CIA director Leon Panetta to arrange a private dinner with FBI Director Robert Mueller. Eastwood and Black discussed injections, which allegedly did himself Hoover in his old age.
Dustin Lance Black: Under the scenario, the FBI had a problem with it. Clint wanted to know whether this is true. But in fact, at that time was not unusual to make such minor's amphetamine-vitamin injection.
Eastwood is not sure whether Hoover was a transvestite.
Clint Eastwood: All the way people speculated that Hoover - a transvestite. But no one knows for sure whether this is true. We can’t believe any word of woman who incriminating Hoover, because he has sent her husband to jail, so who knows how far she wanted to take revenge on him?
In the film, DiCaprio had to kiss a man.
Neither Eastwood nor DiCaprio didn’t make any conclusions about the sexual preferences of Hoover.
Clint Eastwood: Was Hoover a gay or not is remain unknown. But he and Clyde Tolson were inseparable. Perhaps he did not trust anyone else, but maybe it was a love story. I think they felt for each other much affection, whether they were gay or not, I do not know.
Leonardo DiCaprio: What can not be doubted, so it is that the relationship between Hoover and Tolson lasted most of their lives, they lived together, had lunch and dinner, and after the death of Hoover, all has been bequeathed to Clyde. Sure, in a sense they were partners.
DiCaprio is looking forward to the release of "Titanic" in 3D.
Leonardo DiCaprio: I have not seen a stereoscopic version, but definitely going to do it - I've heard that it will be a fantastic spectacle. Jim called me personally to say that it is about to happen. I said, "Cool! Can not wait." There is nobody who would have done it better.
Eastwood is waiting for Beyonce will be a mother.
Remake of the musical "Star Is Born" is postponed until such time as Beyonce did not give birth.
Clint Eastwood: Prior to the beginning of next year it will be another "project". But we'll shoot the film later, in early summer.
Filmography of Angelina Jolie can be extended with another strong character. The actress wants to play a British aristocrat, Gertrude Bell, who was nicknamed the "uncrowned queen of Iraq." The film is developed by brothers Scott Scott Free Productions, and Ridley doesn’t mind to sit in the director's chair.
British aristocrat, archaeologist and spy, Gertrude Bell was in love with Iraq and wanted to turn this country into an ideal state. During the First World War, Bell worked for British intelligence and played an important role in the breakup of the Ottoman Empire and the formation of Iraq. Going after the First World War, a dangerous journey through the shifting sands of Arabia, Bell soon became the closest adviser to the king.
The script for "Gertrude Bell," writes Jeffrey Caine, nominated for "Oscar" for his film "The Constant Gardener." On account of the writer are films about James Bond "Golden Eye" and drama "Inside I'm dancing."
Today the project is in its infancy, and no major studios have not been interested in it.
Angelina Jolie in December in the United States will release her directorial debut "In the land of blood and honey," which will be shown on the Serbian and Croatian with English subtitles. The actress is assigned to multiple projects. Among them is Patricia Cornwell adaptation of detectives in a series of Kay Scarpetta, as well as the tale of a witch Malefisent from the studio Disney. The work on the sequel to the thriller "Salt", as well as on a biopic about the Egyptian queen Cleopatra.
As for Ridley Scott, the director now leads the final touches on a fantastic thriller "Prometheus" and the Fox insiders are already talking about a possible sequel. Ridley has many plans, but some of them are difficult to predict. Two of the projects from director on the list - a story of family Gucci and thriller Child 44 about a serial killer in the Soviet Union since Stalin.