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Since directing the teenage thieving romp The Bling Ring, director Sofia Coppola has been pretty low key on the filmmaking front. While she was initially slated to direct an adaptation of The Little Mermaid at Universal, she fell away from the project back in June this summer. And the only definitely project she has coming […]
- Ethan Anderton
It has been a couple of years since Coppola directed 2013’s The Bling Ring, although she has been behind the camera since with the upcoming Bill Murray Christmas special A Very Murray Christmas for Netflix, which is set to be released in December. And while Dunst was a little vague on the full details on their next project, she did confirm it is in the works, saying “There’s also talk of a third film with Sofia Coppola in 2016.”
No details on which project the duo will re-team for, but it could be Fairyland, an adaptation of the memoirs of Alysia Abbott, called Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father. Their previous collaborations were 1999’s The Virgin Suicides and 2005’s Marie Antoinette.
Dunst can »
- Scott J. Davis
A few years have passed since Sofia Coppola's last film, the celebrity obsessed youth bauble "The Bling Ring," and things have been mostly quiet for the filmmaker. She's got the upcoming Netflix Christmas special starring Bill Murray, however the biggest chatter Coppola might've received was regarding her exit from Universal's "The Little Mermaid." And while it's not clear what the filmmaker's next feature might be, it seems she might be re-teaming with her lead actress from "The Virgin Suicides" and "Marie Antoinette." Read More: Kirsten Dunst's 13 Best Performances, From Child Vampire To Manic Pixie Dream Girl While there's no direct quote, Town & Country recently caught up with Kirsten Dunst and noted that, "There's also talk of a third film with Sofia Coppola in 2016." So if this happens, what could it be? Well, Coppola hasn't really attached herself to anything in quite some time, but either she's got something new. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Town & Country recently spoke with Kirsten Dunst and indicated that: "There's also talk of a third film with Sofia Coppola in 2016."
This has immediately raised the question as to what the project might be as, not including the upcoming Netflix Christmas special starring Bill Murray which has already been shot, it's not clear what the filmmaker's next film might be.
Coppola was previously linked to co-writing and potentially directing an adaptation of Alysia Abbott's "Fairyland: A Memoir Of My Father" about a young woman and her bisexual father in San Francisco during the start of the AIDS crisis. No word if that's still the case. »
- Garth Franklin
Read More: Countdown to Cannes: Is Alice Rohrwacher's 'The Wonders' Already a Frontrunner for the Palme D'Or? Filmmaking sisters Alice and Alma Rochwarcher recently sat down with director Sofia Coppola for an intimate chat about their bond -- professional and personal -- and how it informs their work together, especially in Alice's Cannes hit, "The Wonders." The Grand Prix-winning and Palme D'or-nominated drama features Alba in a starring role that is loosely based on the sisters' own childhood in the country. Coppola sat down with the sisters for T, The New York Times Styles Magazine's Women's Fashion issue, and the three women spoke freely about a variety of subjects, though the sisters' incredible relationship took center stage. In our exclusive excerpt, Alice and Alba share some insight into how their sisterhood translates to the screen, and how Coppola herself may be able to identify with such a fraught situation: »
- Kate Erbland
Jason Schwartzman, King Louis XVl to Kirsten Dunst's Marie Antoinette in Sofia Coppola's royal portrait and frequent Wes Anderson star (The Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel) has turned his ear to Mozart.
Roman Coppola, Alex Timbers and Jason are the creators of Mozart In The Jungle. Lola Kirke, who will soon be seen in Noah Baumbach's wittily wonderful screwball coming-of-age trip, Mistress America, opposite Greta Gerwig, stars with Gael García Bernal (great in Pablo Larrain's No), Saffron Burrows and Hannah Dunne (of Baumbach's Frances Ha).
I ran into Jason this afternoon after lunch at Narcissa in the East Village as he was filming the latest installment of his Amazon series which also stars Malcolm McDowell and Bernadette Peters. He knows Narcissa for breakfast and is as enthusiastic »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
When Arnold Scaasi opened his couture salon in 1964, he soon became a couturier to the stars. He was already a favoured designer for Barbra Streisand when he famously dressed her for the 1969 Oscars. Streisand was up for Best Actress for her movie debut in Funny Girl and was established as something of an ‘individual’; usually described as ‘kooky’, she was completely different from anyone else, an innovator of style, and challenging and changing the ideas of beauty. So it is no surprise that when it came to her clothing choice for the Oscars, Streisand resisted the usual protocol of an evening gown and instead opted for a most extraordinary Scaasi-designed pant suit. Made from black, sheer, sequined net fabric, the over-blouse had a white peter-pan collar with black pussy bow and over-sized white cuffs, while in Scaasi’s own words, the ‘bell-bottomed trousers were exaggerated and had many godets flaring »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirmed good news and bad news today at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, providing updates on the fates of several series while announcing premiere dates for other upcoming originals. Acclaimed animated comedy BoJack Horseman has been renewed for a third season of 12 episodes, Sarandos revealed, but Steven Van Zandt mob drama Lilyhammer has been canceled after three seasons.
“We’re not going to continue with Lilyhammer, it’s become a very economically-challenged deal because there’s a partnership with the Norwegian broadcaster,” Sarandos explained. “It was very difficult to maintain the level of global exclusivity and control that we hope to with our shows with that show and the way it was structured with the Norwegian broadcaster. We’re big fans of the show.”
Van Zandt took to Twitter to voice his frustration and sadness at the news, tweeting:
#Lilyhammer Rip. »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Tour has just gotten underway and will run for the next two weeks with the major networks and streaming services making major announcements.
Netflix was first in the line-up and announced premiere dates for several of its upcoming series along with word that they've officially renewed its animated comedy series "BoJack Horseman" for a third season. Twelve new episodes of the show will hit the service in mid-2016.
The dates announced include a September 10th launch for the new Netflix-exclusive ten-episode fourth season of AMC's "Longmire," a November 6th launch for Aziz Ansari's comedy show "Master of None," and unspecified fourth quarter 2015 releases for Marvel's "Jessica Jones," the short sketch comedy series "With Bob and David," the third season of "Hemlock Grove," the animated comedy "F is for Family," and Sofia Coppola's "A Very Murray Christmas" special.
Source: Netflix »
- Garth Franklin
I interviewed Takeshi Kitano, aka "Beat" Takeshi, in spring of 2001 regarding "Brother," his first film shot on American soil. Kitano is arguably, still, the biggest star in Japan, one whose influence crosscuts virtually all areas of media.
Memories: Kitano was surrounded by a small entourage of Japanese men, one of whom was his interpreter. He was formal and stoic in his interaction with me, but never unfriendly. As Sofia Coppola so deftly portrayed in "Lost in Translation," the English to Japanese process of translating can often be time-consuming for what amounts to seemingly little that's been said. Kitano rarely made eye contact or smiled, although when he would laugh softly, a crooked grin would form on one side of his mouth, the right. The other striking thing about Kitano's appearance was a tic, or slight tremor, that would appear on the left side of his face, the after-effect of a »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
The paparazzi have been busy this year chasing stars filming in the Eternal City, as Hollywood has rediscovered Italy, making the country — and Rome’s storied Cinecitta Studios — a hot destination for foreign shoots.
Competitive tax breaks, a great euro-to-dollar exchange rate, and Italy’s depth of crew and craftsmen recently lured Paramount’s “Zoolander 2” as well as MGM and Paramount’s “Ben-Hur” remake, marking the first time in at least a decade that Cinecitta has hosted two big Hollywood productions. Ron Howard’s “Inferno” and the next James Bond installment, “Spectre,” have also shot in Rome and other parts of Italy.
Growing its production sector could be a shot in the arm for the nation’s ailing economy — after all, as former prime minister Giulio Andreotti famously said of an earlier epic film shoot, “ ‘Quo Vadis’ did more for Italy than the Marshall Plan.”
It was only a »
- Nick Vivarelli
“Antonia Pozzi was an Italian poet.” That terse description, augmented only by the dates of her birth and death (at age 26), is all the English-language Wikipedia entry has to offer on the tragic literary figure whose life inspired Ferdinando Cito Filomarino’s “Antonia.” Though the helmer’s impressionistic debut celebrates the “plainness” of Pozzi’s poetry and the unique “style that doesn’t feel like style” it exhibited, as biopics go, the project offers few additional clues as to her significance — and therein lies the paradox of this elegantly conceptualized but frustratingly de-contextualized film: One really ought to be familiar with Pozzi’s work in order to appreciate this wispy sketch of the years she spent finding her voice and seeking a supportive audience. Meanwhile, for neophytes, the fashionable but narratively flat pic feels too much like an advert for a line of elegant sweaters, while the model herself remains a mystery. »
- Peter Debruge
Who you gonna call? First pictures of new Ghostbusters revealed
Everything we know so far about the all-female Ghostbusters
But what happened to the stars of the original movie after it hit big in the '80s? Digital Spy goes then and now with the stars of Ghostbusters to find out their career moves after giving up ghoul-catching.
A familiar face on Us TV screens thanks to Saturday Night Live, Murray transitioned to movie stardom effortlessly in Meatballs, Caddyshack and Stripes before hitting it huge as Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters.
Roles in Groundhog Day and Kingpin followed before he was embraced by indie darlings Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson. More recently Murray has kept us entertained with a handful of eccentric public and chatshow appearances, »
Bill Murray opened this year's series of panels in massive Hall H at Comic-Con in San Diego Thursday morning to promote Barry Levinson's October release "Rock the Casbah" (trailer below), dressed in character as aging rock promoter Richie Lanz. Attending The Con for the first time, Murray engaged sweetly with the fans in Hall H. One woman covered with buttons invited Murray to sleep with her under the Petco stadium. "How many people is she asking to sleep with her?" he asked later. "Does everyone give her a button when they leave? I want to feel special." Long-time collaborator Mitch Glazer co-wrote the movie with Murray, who's a WGA member but usually doesn't take credit. "He writes them and I rewrite them," he said. "You get away with more if you don’t want a writing credit, you really do." He did take a credit on his reunion with »
- Anne Thompson
San Diego — Bill Murray made his first-ever Comic-Con appearance on Thursday, charming the throngs of geeks who camped out for the opening day of the confab.
Dressed as his “Rock the Kasbah” character Richie Lantz, Murray spoke coolly, but passionately about everything from Barry Levinson’s new movie, which opens this October, to some of his famous co-stars.
“He’s a movie star,” Murray said, saying that he and Willis shared a trailer while filming “Rock the Kasbah” in the harsh conditions of Morocco, where temperatures reached up to 116 degrees.
“When you’re a movie star you sometimes have to take matters into your own hands,” he said. “In the name of entertainment and just respecting the crew … there are people who try »
- Stuart Oldham
Bill Murray attended his first-ever Comic-Con on Thursday, and what the actor lacked in experience at the fan fest, he more than made up for in hilarious responses and general Bill Murray-ness (read: awesomeness).
Murray, who sat on a panel promoting his upcoming comedy "Rock the Kasbah," charmed the audience with tales from his long and varied career and witty comebacks to routine questions. Below, we've collected some of our favorite moments from his appearance at Sdcc (including a run-in with a certain hilarious-in-her-own-right Oscar winner and fellow Sdcc panelist).
- He revealed his Comic-Con breakfast of champions: "We started this morning with bagels and then some tequila."
- Asked which of his many roles is his favorite, he alludes to "Ghostbusters" (which is the correct answer, by the way): "Once upon a time, I did save the city of New York, and I had the coolest damn car to drive around Manhattan. »
- Katie Roberts
Courtney Love could easily be considered one of the most polarizing women of our generation. Since forming the band Hole in the late 1980s, she has become both a rock legend and a successful actress (even earning a Golden Globe nomination for her role in 1995's The People vs. Larry Flynt) while also influencing fashion trends, advocating for Lgbt rights, and speaking out against rape and domestic violence. Conversely, Courtney drew ire from the public after her husband Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994 - with many Nirvana fans blaming her for his untimely passing - and has also been the subject of controversy in recent years due to her struggle with substance abuse and her strained relationship with her 22-year old daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. Though some may debate the things she's said publicly throughout her career, Courtney has also made many poignant - yet contentious - statements over the years. »
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anderson will pen a draft with eye toward directing the film. An auteur like Anderson overseeing a remake of the classic cartoon seems like an odd pairing, though THR says it "shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Downey was poised to star in Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' until his 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' obligations got in the way and Joaquin Phoenix stepped in to play the lead."
Downey has been working on this "Pinocchio" project for years, but it's gained steam now that live-action takes on classic children's tales have achieve such success (see: "Maleficent" and "Cinderella"). Now, the studios are engaged in an arms race to turn over their libraries. Disney is filming "Beauty and the Beast" with Emma Watson. »
- Kelly Woo
A furious slew of titles in the works would seem to prophesize a robust main competition slate for Cannes 2016. Though our initial list will eventually be pruned down as the year progresses (Berlin may snag something in here, especially if their 2016 lineup looks anything like their landmark selection from this past January), we’re confident that we will be seeing another round of heavy hitting auteurs unveiling their latest bits on the Croisette.
Absent from the main competition in 2015 were the Romanians (Muntean and Porumboiu were assigned to Un Certain Regard) and any trace of Latin filmmakers. The 2016 edition looks to make up for lost ground. For the Romanians, a couple heavy hitting titans from the New Wave will be ready. Cristi Puiu, who previously won Ucr in 2005 with The Death of Mr. Lazarescu should hopefully be getting a competition invite for Sierra Nevada. Meanwhile, previous Palme d’Or winner »
- Nicholas Bell
“The Kingdom of Morocco is among my most favorite places on earth, and thus the Marrakech International Film Festival is a joy to attend,” said Coppola. Added the helmer, “My Paternal Grandmother was born in North Africa (Tunisia) and I remember well the stories she told. All that personal history plus the fact that Morocco was the first country to recognize the American Colonies as an independent nation makes me feel most welcome.”
An American film icon, Coppola has won five Academy Awards and is best known for directing “The Godfather” trilogy and “Apocalypse Now.” Coppola also launched his own production vehicle, American Zoetrope, and produced movies directed by George Lucas, Carroll Ballard, John Milius as well as his daughter Sofia Coppola.
Marrakech film fest »
- Elsa Keslassy
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