Distressful western "Jane got a gun" has received support in the person, nominated for "Oscar", Bradley Cooper. The actor has agreed to play the role of antagonist, orphaned after the departure of Jude Law from the project.
Problems with the project of producer Natalie Portman began in mid-March, when the director Lynne Ramsay, who worked on the movie 9 months, refused to shoot the film. There were counted numerous reasons, but most sources point to creative differences between director and film producer Scott Stayndorff. Ramsey has not received the right to the final assembly, which resulted in a serious conflict. However, this is only one of the versions.
A few days before he left, the project has also left Michael Fassbender. His role has passed Joel Edgerton, formerly mean an antagonist. On the role of the villain invited Jude Law, but he wanted to withdraw from Lynne Ramsay, and when she refused, also dropped out of the picture. Director's chair took Gavin O'Connor.
Natalie Portman plays a woman whose husband is a criminal returns home, being wounded to death. Jane believes that the husband is hunted by his former gang of friends, which want to kill him. To protect herself and her farm, a woman seeks the help of her former lover, who had not seen for 10 years.
Role of a former lover eventually perform the star of "The Great Gatsby" Joel Edgerton and gang leader, from which he will defend Jane, will play Bradley Cooper. Among the actors, director and producer who saw the role, was Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges.
Bradley Cooper is again removed from David O. Russell, director of melodrama "Silver Lining Playbook", the role which earned actor nomination for "Oscar". Despite his busy schedule, Cooper took the time to "Jane", but is not reported, when he will appear on the site of westerns.
In October 2011, the director George Sleyzer stated his desire to finish the drama "Dark Blood", which was the last picture of River Phoenix. The actor died while work was carried out on the film. Despite attempts of relatives to prevent "Dark Blood" movie, it still comes to the big screen. In March, the picture will be shown at the film festival in Miami.
In "Dark Blood" Phoenix plays a hermit, living in the desert near the nuclear test site and waiting for the end of the world. When near his hut is a car accident, the couple Fisher, Buffy (Judy Davis) and Harry (Jonathan Pryce), requests a shelter at him. Gradually, the hero of Phoenix falls in love with the heroine Davis.
Until the end of filming was only 11 days, when October 31, 1993 River died. Producers even tried to sue the actor's mother, claiming that Phoenix did not warn them of his drug addiction.
"Unfortunately, in 1993, we had to stop the production of the film, when it was ready by 80% - said George Sleyzer. - All the film wanted to pick up and destroy the insurance company, as the picture was not finished. Upon learning this, I stepped in and saved the material. For me to complete the work on the film - so pay tribute to River Phoenix, whom I loved very much and considered a talented actor. The fact that four years ago I got sick and found out that I have to live a little. Therefore, it was important to finish the picture. This has become a matter of prime importance. But I also knew that the material is worth. "
Sleyzer decided to mount the film, but instead of scenes with Phoenix record voiceover. To do this, the director called for help the brother of actor Joaquin Phoenix, but the River family refused to participate in the project.
Will the "Dark Blood" be released, is not yet known. Miami Film Festival will be held from 1 to 10 March. Then it will become clear if it will have to save the last film directed by River Phoenix.
TNT has ordered six episodes of season drama series by Frank Darabont, formerly known as “LA Noir”. Untitled project, based on the book by John Benthin “LA Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City”, tells the story of the battle between the head of the Los Angeles Police William Parker and mobster Mickey Cohen, a former boxer, had risen to the top of the underworld the City of Angels. The action of the series takes place in Los Angeles late forties: peace charming movie stars, influential producers, war heroes, a powerful and corrupt police and even more dangerous crime, aims to make Los Angeles his base on the West Coast.
Frank Darabont, besides the fact that he wrote the script and directed the pilot series, is also executive produced with Michael De Luca and Elliot Webb. "This series is intense, intriguing drama, showing the audience a truly interesting period in the history of Los Angeles, - said the head of the channel TNT, Michael Wright - Frank Darabont, Michael De Luca and Elliot Webb developed a terrific pilot episode in detail to recreate the atmosphere of the time. "
John Berntal play Joe Teyg, a former Marine, is now working in a police in the heyday of corruption. Jeffrey Demanov plays detective Hal Morrison, head of a new department for combating organized crime, which is subordinate to Detective Mike Hendry played by Jeremy Strong.
Neal McDonough plays Captain William Parker, Teyg’s boss, decided to eradicate corruption and to plant Mickey Cohen. Milo Ventimiglia plays Ned Steks, who fought side by side with Teyg, during World War II, but now works as a lawyer with ties to the Mafia. In addition to the project appear Ron Rifkin as mayor of Los Angeles Fletcher Bourona, decided to clear the city administration of corruption; Pihla Viitala as Ani, bartender at the club Bunny's on Central Avenue, the center of African-American jazz culture on the West Coast, Alexa Davalos in the role of Jasmine, a beautiful woman whose past has decided to remind herself. Also in the pilot country churchyard Simon Pegg as Hekki Nash, third-rate comedian and hangers mafia.
Development of the project lasted for almost ten months, as Darabont is known for his author's approach to the creation of series, with what can only be linked to an order for six episodes. Up to L.A. Noir Darabont developed, wrote and directed the first season of the blockbuster AMC “The Walking Dead”, before they left the series at the beginning of the second season. Thus TNT continues to expand its original programming, among other new channel comes of medical drama from David E. Kelley “Monday Mornings”.
Randall Wallace was nominated for "Oscar" for the script for the epic Mel Gibson's "Braveheart", and then moved into directing. Now Wallace again changes roles - from large-scale historical films like "The Man in the Iron Mask" and "We Were Soldiers" to the family drama studio Sony about four boys, which visited paradise.
At the heart of the new project will be Wallace's book Berpo Todd and Lynn Vincent, "Heaven is for real", which became a bestseller in the U.S. The novel is based on real events.
Colton, a four years old pastor's Todd Berpo son from Nebraska, the summer of 2003 was on the operating table. After the operation, the boy said that he saw himself on the side of doctors and then saw his father praying in the next room. Colton said that he visited heaven, where he met his unborn sister (that the mother had a miscarriage, the boy did not know), described the horse which can travel only Jesus, and how great was the chair of God.
Adapting the book for the big screen is going Chris Parker, who worked on the comedy of Wes Craven's "Vampire in Brooklyn" and "Kings of the dance floor."
Wallace’s last film was "Champion". The film is about a horse named Secretariat wins for 25 years, three most prestigious races, gathered in the world a little more than $ 60 million. The basic release of the "Champion" was in the United States.
The plans of Randall Wallace include scenario to western "Gunslingers”, which is attached to Vince Vaughn for the studio New Regency, and the setting of the military drama "The Conscientious Objector” for the company Walden Media.
To remake of western "The Magnificent Seven" for some time is attributed Tom Cruise, but so far the project has not has a writer. MGM Studios has entrusted the work of remaking pictures of a young screenwriter Nick Pitstsolatto in the filmography of which there are two series - "Murder" and "True Detectives".
Recall that a film by John Sturges “The Magnificent Seven" was released in 1960 and was itself a remake. The original band was called "Seven Samurai", took in 1954 by Akira Kurosawa. However, the story outline has not changed: the oppressed peasants hire seven samurai (or, as in the case of Sturges, Cowboys), so they saved their village from bandits.
"Seven Samurai" received the "Silver Lion" in Venice Film Festival and nominated for two awards "Oscar" (the best work of the artist's best work, and dresser in black and white film). Remake is also nominated for an Academy Award, but only in the category "Best Soundtrack".
"The Magnificent Seven" spawned three sequels, but without the participation of Steve McQueen, and most other actors. From the film in 1960 in "Return of the Magnificent Seven" (1966) there was only Yul Brynner, and the "Magnificent seven Guns" (1969) and "The Magnificent Seven back in the saddle" (1972) and are done without the original stars.
In 1998 was launched television series based on the "Magnificent Seven" by Michael Bean, stayed on the CBS Television Network until 2000.
Filming of the new version will begin not soon: the script will take time, and the schedule of Tom Cruise is very tight. The release date of the movie is too early to say yet.
Nick Pitstsolatto who will write a new version of "The Magnificent Seven", in his youth had managed to sell two of his first stories in the magazine and in 2006 he published a collection of short stories, followed in 2010, followed by a first novel. Pitstsolatto wrote two episodes of the series “Assassination” and worked on the mini-series directed by Cary Fukunaga, "True Detectives", which will be removed Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
13-year-old dream of Quentin Tarantino called "Django unchained" came true. The director introduced the film to the public in San Diego, taking with him Jamie Fox, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, and Don Johnson.
"I always wanted to make a western, but the spaghetti western, - says Tarantino. - At first the idea was: a slave becomes a bounty hunter and chases the white. "
The historical accuracy of the director: "This was not necessary, because America before the Civil War itself was a very surreal. Unable to show it strangest and the worse than the reality. "
The fact that Tarantino film would be controversial, the leading man Jamie Foxx suspected from the beginning. However, knowledge did not deter him from working with all the wonderful people who surrounded himself with the director.
"When we started rehearsals, Quentin told me that he worries about my ability to understand the mentality of a slave, - says Fox. - He also thought that I could not reject my star status, and demanded that I totally scored on his ego and "started all over again." But it was easy: I grew up in Texas, and as a child I was often called a nigger. So it was easy to understand the character. "
Christoph Waltz has hinted that his character did not just save Django: "He needs it! But why - do not tell yourself you'll see! "
Dr. Schultz (now a dentist) - a great shooter, but he is not ready for the harsh realities of the South. Walz said that for him, as for Fox, Quentin partly recalled his own experience, since he grew up in Vienna. The director said that Schultz has a very interesting background, which was not included in the film.
Then the director introduced the eight-cutting of the film, which has a lot of new characters, but they are all from the first part of "Django".
Tarantino compared planters with large corporations. Walton Goggins plays Billy Crash, who trains the slaves for fighting. Samuel L. Jackson plays Steven, domestic servant, who controls the estate of ruthless Candy (Leonardo DiCaprio). "They are the two executive directors" - drew an analogy director. Maybe Stephen and slave, but he is a very unpleasant man. He can be called the father of Candy, because he brought up his master and is the only person who listens to the hero DiCaprio.
The film is still underway, there is still a week of filming. Tarantino said John Hill, recently won a role in the project, has already filmed all his scenes, but no, he did not take the place of the hero retired Sacha Baron Cohen. Hero of Hill appears in the company of Dad, and their scenes together Tarantino calls the most ridiculous of all, he managed to compose for his life. Director did not disclose details, but hinted that it is linked to the Ku Klux Klan.
Interestingly, one of the characters in "Django" is the ancestor of another hero of the film Tarantino. Quentin did not say who it was, but joked that Jango and Brumgilda are the progenitors of the detective Shaft.
Of course, some of the fans asked Tarantino, what will be his next project. And, of course, the director has no idea what will undertake after the "Django unchained".
A new picture of Quentin Tarantino will be shown in January 17, 2013th.
Jubilee, the 65th Cannes Film Festival starts on May 16 and will open a picture of Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom". The film is participated in the competition along with the new creations of David Cronenberg, Thomas Vinterberg, Christian Mungiu, Sergei Loznitsa, John Hillcoat, Michael Haneke and Lee Daniels.
On the Cote d'Azur this May will be especially hot: the competition involved two films, which starred star of "Twilight." Robert Pattinson plays a major role in Cronenberg's thriller "Cosmopolis," and Kristen Stewart engaged in the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." It is terrible to imagine what will happen to the premieres of these films, as well as press conferences.
Winners of the main prize of the festival - "Golden Palm" - Cristian Mungiu, Michael Haneke, Ken Loach and Abbas Kiyarostami bring their new films in the Cannes competition. Outside of the competition shows a new picture Apitchatpona Virasetakuna "Hotel"Mekong" with Tilda Swinton. Recall that Virasetakun has gotten gold at Cannes in 2010 for his film "Uncle Bunmi, who remembers his past life," when the jury was headed by Tim Burton.
It is not known who will judge this year's main competition, but the actors and directors have to work under the direction of the Italian Nanni Moretti, winner of the "Palme d'Or" for "La stanza del figlio." Moretti admitted that he expects to see movies that will surprise him.
By the way, the star of the movie Moretti "We have a pope!" Michel Piccoli starred in the drama of Leos Carax Holy Motors, and the picture of French cinema veteran Alain Resnais “You have not seen anything yet" is also included in the program of Cannes. The film's protagonist travels Carax lives of others, including the killer, deadbeat, the chief administrator, a monstrous creature and the father of the family. In the film, Rene playwright dies, leaving after the death of the request - to collect all the actors who played his Orpheus and Eurydice in the play, and put a new version by following his advice.
A new picture of New Zealander Andrew Dominik "Casino Robbery" again unites director of westerns "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" with Brad Pitt. The actor plays a professional killer, who supervised the Mafia investigating a robbery that occurred while playing poker.
The competition program of the 65th Cannes Film Festival is as follows:
"In another country," directed by Hong Sang Suu
"In the fog," directed by Sergei Loznitsa
"Taste of Money", directed by Him San Suu
"You have not seen nothing yet," directed by Alain Resnais
"Paperboy", directed by Lee Daniels
"The proportion of Angels", directed by Ken Loach
"Over the hills," directed by Cristian Mungiu
"Like Someone in Love" directed by Abbas Kiyarostami
"Moonrise Kingdom" directed by Wes Anderson
"Cosmopolis", directed by David Cronenberg
"Love", directed by Michael Haneke
"Mud", directed by Jeff Nichols
"On the Road," directed by Walter Salles
"Casino robbery" directed by Andrew Dominik
"Jagten", directed by Thomas Vinterberg
"After the battle," directed by Yusri Nasrallah
"Post Tenebras Lux," directed by Carlos Reygadas
"Paradise", directed by Ulrich Seidl
"Reality", directed by Matteo Garrone
"Rust and Bone," directed by Jacques Audiard
"Lawless", directed by John Hillcoat
While the competition there are 22 films, but there is a chance that this list will be expanded. In particular, last year at the last moment in the competition program was added film "Artist", which brought Jean Dyuzhardenu Award for Best Actor.
Among the stars of films submitted in competition, appear Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Amalric, Lambert Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Harvey Keitel, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Shannon, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Mendes.
Outside of the competition will be shown a new drama by Bernardo Bertolucci, "You and I", which is a living classic was going to shoot in 3D, but changed his mind. Picture of Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen, "Hemingway and Gellhorn," the novel of famous writer and journalist, and "Madagascar 3".
In the section "Night show" - Takashi Miike new picture and "Dracula 3D" Dario Argento.
Recall that the 65th Cannes Film Festival will be held this year from 16 to 27 May.
Last week, the Disney studio has shocked cinema world by its decision to stop work on the project "Lone Ranger" of Gore Verbinski, Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. However, Western could still come back to life, if the director finds a way to reduce the bloated budget. But why the film budged is 250 million dollars? The answer to this question is finally known.
In the original script of Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio were present supernatural wolves, coyotes and legion-eating Wendigo spirit. Then the script has changed Justin Hayes, and the great number of these expensive computer creatures vanished from the pages of "Lone Ranger".
However, according to insiders, the film has only three scenes, which are very expensive. One of them involves a train wreck, and the staff was so enormous, that would be a record for similar scenes in the movie. These scenes have to be revised in order to save the project. But on the other hand, what's the point in producing a blockbuster without vivid scenes?
Gore Verbinski has a reputation, piercing big budgets for his projects. While working on the third "Pirates" Gore regularly clashed with Bruce Hendricks, who headed the production department of Disney. As a result, budget of the film exceeds 300 million, so take the fourth part called Rob Marshall.
In the case of the "Lone Rider" Verbinski also be able to fly from the director's chair, if it curbs his appetite. According to The Hollywood Reporter, now only depend on it will the "Ranger" jump on a lighter budget. They say that the director has already reduced the figure to 242 million but he need to get about 215, and even lesser amounts. As a result, Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer refused from the part of the fee, which totaled $ 10 million.
But it seems the filmmakers are not inclined to cut the budged for further. For the studio it is a problem: in order to properly promote movie with $ 250 million in production, you need to spend at least 150-200 million on its advertising. So, to pay off, the film will need to earn at least 800 million. For original paintings, whose subject is not known abroad, and even for a Western, "The Lone Ranger" is a very risky undertaking. And even the name of Johnny Depp cannot give anything.
It is necessary to recall the recent words of Representative of Walt Disney Animation Studios Andy Hendrickson: "Well, "Alice in Wonderland" had a bad story, but there were stunning special effects, which attracted the audience." Many were shocked by these words, but not should be considered studio bosses idiots - they know what they produce and for what purpose. The viewer expects blockbuster visual feast, and the studios are spending huge money on a visual component to the detriment of the scenario.
Will Depp stay in "Ranger" if the studio dismisses Verbinski? We may recall that the actor has worked fine with Marshall in the next series of adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow. Yes, and to the "Lone Ranger" Johnny was attached much sooner than Gore.
In the meantime, we can "thank" not only an appetite of Gore, but "Cowboys and Aliens." According to rumors, the project has been cost 300 million (budget plus advertising), but it is now clear that the picture of Jon Favreau does not discourage the box office. Western - a very delicate matter. Unless it is in the hands of Coen brothers and John Hillcoat. But they do without hundreds of millions!
The project on adaptation of the legendary and familiar to many Americans history of the Ranger and his friend, the Indian Tonto is closed. Nor Johnny Depp, neither director Gore Verbinski couldn’t help to realize "Lone Ranger". Insiders call the two main reasons why the studio decided to take this step.
The first and most trivial reason - money. According to Deadline, recently, creators fought hard to reduce the bloated budget of the "Lone Ranger." The film cost is $ 250 million. At the cost of enormous effort it managed to bring up to 232 million, but it was still far from the planned 200 million.
For Disney bosses the decision to close "Ranger" was not easy, but we can understand them. In front of several big-budget productions, including "John Carter" which cost, according to some estimates, 300 million. The reason for this - multiple remakes. By the way, Disney insiders claimed that "Carter" was worth less. Budget of fairy tale "Oz: Great and powerful" with James Franco already reaches 200 million. Filming of the "Lone Ranger" was scheduled for October.
The lead role has been approved by Army Humvee, now Verbinski was doing casting. Under the contract, Johnny Depp gets his fee in any case. And despite this, as well as costs associated with pre-production, it was cheaper for the studio to close the production. But there is another reason. Even the name of Johnny Depp does not guarantee the high fees of the film, if it is not film about pirates and Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow. And the main problem of the "Ranger" that it is essentially a western. Disney, looking at the failure of another multimillion-dollar western "Cowboys and Aliens" fears to spend a large amount of money into the dubious picture of unknown genre.
The question that arises in connection with the decision of the studio to close the project is: how will this affect the relationship of Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer? Producer already managed to move from scheduled castes in the box office poison: his films up to fourth "Pirates" has shown themselves too bad in the U.S. box office.
Johnny Depp, according to knowledgeable people, was very happy to shoot in "Ranger."
"There is still a chance that the movie will start," - timidly say insiders. But time is running out, and the release is scheduled for December, 2012, move beyond surveys will be difficult, if only because of Depp's schedule.
In this way, "Lone Ranger" is yet another private redevelopment with the western component. Universal has recently rejected the idea of shooting the "Dark Tower". But if the "Tower" still has a chance to settle in another studio, the "Ranger" will sadly ride into the sunset in solitude.
About "Cowboys vs Aliens" in an interview with ComingSoon resource spoke Jon Favreau, Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde.
- About genre.
Jon Favreau: "We really set ourselves a difficult task to combine two genres - western and science fiction. If only one genre was embodied well, the whole idea of the project would have been discredited."
- About 3D.
Harrison Ford: "At some point the conversation turned to 3D, but the idea was rejected. Personally, I am glad that it happened because the feeling of the place really does matter. It takes time to explain why people have to rely only on themselves and not trust each other, because they want to find out which of them have more opportunities to influence the situation in which they find themselves. It's a rough world, a desert place, and you can only count on yourself and those around you. It is important that the film is a genre of western iconography. Vast expanses around you, but you can look in the face of people around you. Country is beautiful, and you feel exactly what should and feel in such an isolated place. "
- About enigmatic hero of Daniel Craig.
Daniel Craig: "Jake felt a kind of instinctive cruelty, and I like it. In all good Westerns goodie is always ambiguous, because it has the right to decide the moral justice. It developed intuition is that the question of survival: kill or be killed ... and it all somehow connected with a vengeance. He wakes up in the first time, after all experienced the horror ... I like it in my hero, as if there are new levels in my impression."
- About Olivia Wilde heroine
Olivia Wilde: "I think every super hero has a big secret and this secret depends on how steep will the hero in the film. I've always tried to have my characters have at least one secret. I think it makes the character more interesting and implies that what you say not always what you think ... In this movie, all unusual, and if so, and loving relationship should not be trivial. When Ella first met Jake at the bar, it seems that is a scene of seduction. However, Ella did not want to seduce Jake to lure him into bed, she expects to extract from him some information. "
- About tricks.
Daniel Craig: "Long ago I wanted to play cowboy. The best moments of the day associated with riding on horseback. I mean seriously. It hurts if you have a head start in working hours or simply you are not in the spirit, as soon as you climb into the saddle, the bad thoughts fly away. "
Olivia Wilde: "In one episode, I'm riding on horseback, and then the aliens with the help of lasso pulled me out of the saddle. This moment is just insane, and we did it 12 times ... my back was attached to a special cable, at some point it pulled, and I soared up to 40 feet, I like to lasso aliens. In fact, it was planned participation stunt-doubles, but I suddenly thought: "It looks pretty funny. Maybe I should try more?" I always made friends among the stunt and had always considered them the coolest guys on the court.
- About the hat.
Daniel Craig: "You can not drop a hat (laughs). I dropped it couple of times and bear the beer. So I stuck the damn hat to my head ... Of course, the ace of aces in this case - the person sitting over there (pointing to Ford). For God's sake, Han Solo, is the real cowboy. "
- About popcorn.
Jon Favreau: "Our first objective - to sell popcorn. Therefore we must always remember that we need to return money to those who bring them to you. So says my boss, Steven Spielberg ... I think he believes that the hardest thing - to observe the integrity and honesty is what you do, if it is something commercial. This is the advantage of finding your set on such an experienced filmmaker like Steven Spielberg.