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7 items from 2004


Delpy is stuff of 'Legend' at Moody Street

8 October 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Julie Delpy is in final negotiations for a starring role in Moody Street Pictures' psychological thriller The Legend of Lucy Keyes. Massachusetts-based writer-director John Stimpson will direct. The actress has also signed on to star opposite Sharon Stone, Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Jessica Lange in Jim Jarmusch's new untitled project. She will lense Jarmusch's film, then segue to Lucy Keyes, which is inspired by a well-known legend in central Massachusetts. The picture chronicles the chilling experiences of the Cooley family, who flee the city for a quieter life in rural New England. They move into a home where, 250 years earlier, the Keyes family experienced the tragic loss of their daughter, who went missing in the nearby woods. »

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Jarmusch pics see the world via Fortissimo

6 October 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CANNES -- Fortissimo Films has extended its relationship with Jim Jarmusch, with the Dutch sales company taking on international theatrical, video and television distribution of the director's film library, the company said Wednesday at MIPCOM. Fortissimo first worked with Jarmusch last year on Coffee and Cigarettes, a collection of short movies in which various celebrities discuss the pros and cons of caffeine and nicotine. It was released in the United States through United Artists. Included in the deal -- which was negotiated by Fortissimo co-chairmen Michael Werner and Wouter Barendrecht and ICM's Bart Walker and Stacey Smith on behalf of Jarmusch -- are Permanent Vacation (1980), Stranger Than Paradise (1983), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Night on Earth (1991) and Dead Man (1995). The deal was formally completed this week, allowing the Fortissimo Films team to present the Jarmusch library to buyers at MIPCOM. »

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Jarmusch film rates four stars

18 August 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sharon Stone, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton and Chloe Sevigny are joining the cast of director Jim Jarmusch's untitled movie that is to begin shooting next month. Bill Murray is already on board. Details of the script are being kept under wraps. The film will shoot in upstate New York and is expected to be budgeted at $8 million-$10 million. The film will be co-produced by Jarmusch and Jean Labadie's Bac Films, which has picked up French and Benelux rights to the picture. Bac co-produced Jarmusch's Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. Stone, who last appeared in Catwoman, is repped by WMA. Two-time Oscar winner Lange was last seen in Big Fish. She is repped by CAA. Swinton will appear in the upcoming Constantine and plays the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe. Sevigny appears in The Brown Bunny, which opens in theaters Aug. 27. Both Swinton and Sevigny are repped by Endeavor. »

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Jarmusch film rates four stars

18 August 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sharon Stone, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton and Chloe Sevigny are joining the cast of director Jim Jarmusch's untitled movie that is to begin shooting next month. Bill Murray is already on board. Details of the script are being kept under wraps. The untitled film will shoot in upstate New York and is expected to be budgeted at $8 million-$10 million. The film will be co-produced by Jarmusch and Jean Labadie's Bac Films, which has picked up French and Benelux rights to the picture. Bac co-produced Jarmusch's Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. Stone, who last appeared in Catwoman, is repped by WMA. Two-time Oscar winner Lange was last seen in Big Fish. She is repped by CAA. Swinton will appear in the upcoming Constantine and plays the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe. Sevigny appears in The Brown Bunny, which opens in theaters Aug. 27. Both Swinton and Sevigny are repped by Endeavor. »

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Coffee and Cigarettes

9 July 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Screened

Toronto International Film Festival

TORONTO -- Never a big fan of conventional feature narrative structure, Jim Jarmusch again prefers to do it his way with "Coffee and Cigarettes", a consistently amusing collection of 10 black-and-white shorts shot over the past two decades.

Featuring many of the actors and musicians who have appeared in his previous films, the anthology is assembled around a very basic foundation -- a couple of people meet in a diner/lounge/dive over a cuppa joe (or, in a couple of cases, tea), light up a smoke and let life unfold.

Given the filmmaker's penchant for the gently absurdist, the results actually aren't as potentially numbing as might be anticipated, especially when those inspired eccentric matchups include Iggy Pop and Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni and Steven Wright (circa 1986), White Stripes bandmates Jack White and Meg White accompanied by a spark-generating Nikola Tesla invention and Wu-Tang Clan hip-hoppers GZA and RZA dispensing holistic medicine tips to a coffee pot-chugging Bill Murray.

Those names and Jarmusch's well-deserved following should ensure domestic distribution for the as-yet-unattached film, which was screened as a Toronto International Film Festival Special Presentation.

Stylistically something of a throwback to the director's earlier black-and-white work, the monochromatics have been impressively furnished by several cinematographers, including Frederick Elmes ("Blue Velvet"), Robby Muller, Ellen Kuras and filmmaker Tom DiCillo.

Unsurprisingly, not every encounter turns out to be a gem. The ones that work most effectively are those that reveal some sticky truths about the trappings of celebrity, including partially improvised discussions between Waits and Pop, British actors Alfred Molina and Steve Coogan and, in the picture's terrific centerpiece, a hotel lobby meeting between Cate Blanchett (playing herself) and her bitter Aussie rocker cousin (also, remarkably, Blanchett).

In Jarmusch's capable hands, the mundane has never been so delightful.

Coffee and Cigarettes

United Artists

Smokescreen Inc. presents in association with Asmik Ace and Bim Distribuzione A film by Jim Jarmusch

Credits:

Director-screenwriter: Jim Jarmusch

Producers: Joana Vicente, Jason Kliot

Directors of photography: Frederick Elmes, Ellen Kuras, Robby Muller, Tom DiCillo

Production designers: Mark Friedberg, Tom Jarmusch, Dan Bishop

Editors: Jay Rabinowitz, Melody London, Terry Katz, Jim Jarmusch

Cast:

Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Joie Lee, Cinque Lee, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Joe Rigano, Vinny Vella, Vinny Vella Jr., Renee French, E.J. Rodriguez, Alex Descas, Isaach de Bankole, Cate Blanchett, Meg White, Jack White, Alfred Molina, Steve Coogan, GZA, RZA, Bill Murray, Bill Rice, Taylor Mead

Running time -- 96 minutes

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Jarmusch nabs Murray for comedy

20 May 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CANNES -- With his newfound status as an indie darling, funnyman Bill Murray is set to star in a yet-to-be-titled Jim Jarmusch movie that will shoot in the summer, sources said Wednesday. At press time, no international sales outfit was yet on board to handle rights to the intelligent comedy, but several top-flight sales companies were vying to get in on the action in Cannes. Details of the script are being kept under wraps. The film will shoot in upstate New York and is expected to be in the $8 million-$10 million bracket, depending on final cast. The film will be co-produced by Jarmusch and Jean Labadie's Bac Films, which has picked up French and Benelux rights to the picture. Bac co-produced Jarmusch's Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. »

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S.F. int'l fest taps 175 films

24 March 2004 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco International Film Festival, running April 15-29, marks its 47th year with 175 films from 52 countries. The program, unveiled Tuesday, displays the festival's customary emphasis on world cinema and an impressive roster of documentaries. There is a strong slate of Pacific Asian films as well as commercial and art house films, expanded Latin American and Middle Eastern sections plus Extreme Cinema, a midnight series geared toward a younger crowd. "The whole focus of the festival and what we're seeing from the filmmakers is an expression of underground culture," executive director Roxanne Messina Captor said. Emblematic of that counterculture aspect is the festival opener, Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes, featuring Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi, Tom Waits, Iggy Pop and Cate Blanchett. »

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