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15 items from 2013


Tracking Shot October: Barthes’ Madame Bovary, Renzi’s Franny, Bonello’s Saint Laurent, Bell’s Shiva & May

1 October 2013 9:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

“Tracking Shot” is a monthly featurette here on Ioncinema.com that looks at a dozen or so projects that are moments away from lensing and this October we see a couple of items that we could certainly circle as potential Cannes 2014 bait. Thanks to our friends at Production Weekly for the helping hand in curating our list of future must see items.

Among the top foreign film productions, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover‘s Peter Greenaway is looking at a late October, possible November start to begin filming a fragment of the great Soviet master filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s bio timeline. Eisenstein In Guanajuato will cover the portion of the filmmaker’s post Battleship Potemkin career, with Eisenstein landing in Mexico after Hollywood studios balked at the idea of working with him and in its place finds romance. The Girl Who Played with Fire‘s Daniel Alfredson »

- Eric Lavallee

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Buyers take WestEnd's Manglehorn

6 September 2013 12:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: WestEnd Films has closed a number of deals on David Gordon Green’s next film Manglehorn, including to Artificial Eye for the UK, Wild Side for France, and Swen for Latin America.

Al Pacino stars as a former criminal living a boring life until he goes back to his old ways. “The script is very strong. It’s a very different tone to Joe, and is much more humorous and tragically comical,” WestEnd MD Eve Schoukroun told Screen.

The new film starts shooting in October with Worldview again financing; WestEnd is also selling Joe, which was very well received in Venice ahead of its Toronto premiere on Monday. “I’m very excited to work with David and Worldview again,” Schoukroun said.

Other forthcoming shoots for WestEnd are Chris Eigeman’s political drama Midnight Sun set to shoot in October starring Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch and Diane Kruger; and Stephen Herek’s The Great Gilly Hopkins to star »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Buyers bite for WestEnd's Manglehorn

6 September 2013 12:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: WestEnd Films has closed a number of deals on David Gordon Green’s next film Manglehorn, including to Artificial Eye for the UK, Wild Side for France, and Swen for Latin America.

Al Pacino stars as a former criminal living a boring life until he goes back to his old ways. “The script is very strong. It’ a very different tone to Joe, and is much more humorous and tragically comical,” WestEnd MD Eve Schoukroun told Screen.

The new film starts shooting in October with Worldview again financing; WestEnd is also selling Joe, which was very well received in Venice ahead of its Toronto premiere on Monday. “I’m very excited to work with David and Worldview again,” Schoukroun said.

Other forthcoming shoots for WestEnd are Chris Eigeman’s political drama Midnight Sun set to shoot in October starring Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch and Diane Kruger; and Stephen Herek’s The Great Gilly Hopkins to star »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Working Actor: Where You've Seen Josh Hamilton Before

23 February 2013 3:00 AM, PST | TribecaFilm.com | See recent Tribeca Film news »

Josh Hamilton is a face you've seen before. He's that handsome face that shows up in a movie or on a TV show and you're sure you've seen him wearing a blazer with a patch on it somewhere. Or all bearded up in an attempt to hide those boyish good looks. Saying something really smart and very possibly smarmy. The question is where. The films below may hold the key... You've Most Likely Seen Him In ... ... intellectual '90s indie comedies with Parker Posey. In 1995, Hamilton starred in Noah Baumbach's breakthrough comedy of collegiate manners, Kicking and Screaming. The film made a big splash in the indie world, extending the Whit Stillman aesthetic of erudite aimlessness to brand new places like the West Coast. Along with co-stars Eric Stoltz, Parker Posey, and Chris Eigeman, Hamilton was part of an emergent subset of young performers. Two years later, he would »

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Alexis Bledel on a '50 Shades of Grey' future, 'Gilmore Girls' past - no 'Bunheads' present

20 February 2013 1:59 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Alexis Bledel has no plans to join the parade of "Gilmore Girls" veterans turning up on "Bunheads."

Amy Sherman-Palladino is the creator-producer of both series, a likely reason behind regular and recent appearances by such "Gilmore" alums as Kelly Bishop ("Emily Gilmore"), Liza Weil ("Paris"), Gregg Henry ("Mitchum Huntzberger"), Chris Eigeman ("Digger"), Rose Abdoo ("Gypsy") and Sean Gunn ("Kirk") on the current ABC Family series airing Mondays.

Though former "Rory Gilmore" Bledel reports there isn't consideration of her joining that list for "Bunheads," at least at present, she maintains that isn't for any lack of affection for her "Gilmore" years.

"When I look back on that time, I'm so appreciative of all that show taught me and made possible for me," she tells Zap2It. "I love all the people I worked with." They include Melissa McCarthy, who was Sookie in the "Gilmore" world. "I'm so happy for her," Bledel says. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Bunheads: Eternal Sunshine of the Psychotic Mind

9 February 2013 3:39 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

SusanP here, back with more Bunheads coverage. It’s good to see some fans out there are also Film Experience people. For those of you haven’t watched the show, it’s a safe bet you’ll enjoy it if you love the work of either series star Sutton Foster or creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. For the rest, I’d still encourage you to give the show a try. There’s really nothing else like it on television right now. 

Previously on Bunheads… 

“Take the Vicuna” was directed by actor/writer/director, Chris Eigeman, who is probably best known for his work in Whit Stillman films like Barcelona. He also played Jason Stiles on Sherman-Palladino’s Gilmore Girls and a one-off character on Bunheads last summer. Eigeman stopped by the comments this past Monday and offered a heads-up as to what “Take the Vicuna” refers to: it’s a line from the Billy Wilder film noir, »

- SusanP

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Jesse Eisenberg and Emile Hirsch to Star in 1940s Atomic Bomb Drama

8 February 2013 7:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger, and Emile Hirsch have joined a really interesting 1940s drama, called Midnight Sun, that revolves around the atomic nomb.

The story is set in 1943, and it "follows two young post graduates recruited by the Us Government to work on a top-secret project in New Mexico. Along with one of the students’ new wife, they drop their jazz-filled lives in New York and move to a secret community of scientists in the desert."

I'm really curious to see how this movie turns out. I've always been fascinated with the the development of the atomic bomb, so this sounds like a great project to me. The movie was written by actor-director Chris Eigeman, who will also direct the film. They've also brought in Richard Rhodes, winner of the Pulitzer prize for the book The Making of the Atomic Bomb, to be an advisor on the project. 

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- Joey Paur

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Jesse Eisenberg Sees Midnight Sun

7 February 2013 9:20 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The creation of the atom bomb is a subject that’s surely ripe for drama, and the stories – fictional or otherwise – of the people who had a hand in making and testing it has struck a chord with actor-director Chris Eigeman. He’s now preparing to make Midnight Sun, snapping up Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger and Emile Hirsch to star.Eigeman wrote the script for the film, which is set in 1943 and finds two young post-graduates (Eisenberg and Hirsch) recruited along with any wives and significant others to work on a top secret Us government project in New Mexico.Relocating from swinging, jazzy New York, they must adapt to a new life in a secret community of scientists out in the desert as one of the most terrible weapons created by mankind is developed.With Richard Rhodes, who scored a Pulitzer for his book The Making Of The Atomic Bomb, »

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‘Midnight Sun’ Casts A Trio Of Talent

7 February 2013 10:56 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

1940s drama Midnight Sun has cast three top talents. Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch and Diane Kruger have joined the motion picture to be directed by Chris Eigeman. Hirsch and Eisenberg will play post graduates hired by the Us government to take on a top secret mission in New Mexico. They are forced to drop their “jazz filled lives” in order to live with a group of scientists in the desert. Shooting will begin this summer.

That’s quite the cool cast to have assembled for a film that sounds both interesting and mysterious. Ben Smith and Jefferey Weiner of Captivate Entertainment will produce along with Eric Morris.

Source: Screen Daily

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- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger & Emile Hirsch Rise for 'Midnight Sun'

7 February 2013 10:32 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It's safe to say that Jesse Eisenberg's performance in The Social Network took his career to the next level, but the actor hasn't been in the spotlight too much since 2010. He had a rough follow-up with the horrible 30 Minutes or Less, but then starred in Woody Allen's To Rome with Love and has Richard Ayoade's mystery The Double and the illusionist heist thriller Now You See Me on the way this year. Now ScreenDaily reports that the Best Actor nominee is keeping his hot streak alive, as Eisenberg has joined a period piece called Midnight Sun. Plus Diane Kruger and Emile Hirsch star in the 1940s atomic bomb drama. Written and directed by actor/director Chris Eigeman (Turn the River), the story is set in 1943 and follows two recent graduates (Eisenberg and Hirsch) who are hired to work on a secret project in New Mexico. With one »

- Ben Pearson

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Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger, and Emile Hirsch to Lead Midnight Sun

7 February 2013 8:30 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger, and Emile Hirsch have signed on to star in 1940s drama Midnight Sun.  Written and directed by Chris Eigeman (Turn the River; he also starred in Whit Stillman's Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco), the film "follows two young post graduates recruited by the Us Government to work on a top-secret project in New Mexico. Along with one of the students’ new wife, they drop their jazz-filled lives in New York and move to a secret community of scientists in the desert."  As everyone knows, desert scientists hate jazz. According to Screen Daily, shooting is set to begin this summer.  Hit the jump for a refresher on the stars' other projects. Eisenberg will next be seen in the magician-thriller Now You See Me.  He's also starring Richard Ayoade's The Double and will co-star with Dakota Fanning in the indie flick Night Moves. Kruger »

- Matt Goldberg

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Jesse Eisenberg And Emile Hirsch Build An Atomic Bomb In Drama Midnight Sun

7 February 2013 8:11 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After scoring his first Academy Award nomination with the Mark Zuckerberg biopic The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg took a break from drama with comedies like 30 Minutes or Less, Free Samples and To Rome With Love. But with his next funny feature Now You See Me poised to hit theaters this summer, Eisenberg is looking to dig back into drama with the atomic bomb-centered Midnight Sun. Reporting from the European Film Market, Screen Daily reveals Eisenberg will front the film alongside Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds) and Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild). Written and directed by actor turned filmmaker Chris Eigeman, its story is set in 1943 America. Fresh from graduate school, two young people (presumably Eisenberg and Hirsch) are recruited by the government for a top-secret project that will take them away from the jazz-soaked atmosphere of New York, and into the deserts of New Mexico. Kruger is expected to play one »

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'Godzilla' Targeting Cranston and Olsen, Bowie and Pop Biopic in the Works, and Nic Cage Sports a Beard for 'Joe'

7 February 2013 7:21 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

1.) With the release of Monsters director Gareth Edwards' "gritty" Godzilla reboot just 15 months away, it's hard to believe we still don't have anything official in terms of casting. The film is currently awaiting a rewrite from Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption), while simultaneously trying to build its cast in time for a March start date, though no deals will officially be made until the script is completed. The artist formerly known as Aaron Johnson was previously discussed as a possible lead, and it seems he is still in talks for the role. The latest news has Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Argo's Bryan Cranston in talks to co-star. There are no character details of yet, but expect something more in the coming days as Legendary Pictures only has a few weeks to pull this thing together. Variety 2.) Matt Smith ("Doctor Who") has landed »

- Kevin Blumeyer

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Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch & Diane Kruger To Star In Chris Eigeman's 'Midnight Sun'

7 February 2013 5:43 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Even though he didn't feature in Whit Stillman's "Damsels In Distress," the last year or so has seen the director's muse Chris Eigeman, who starred in "Metropolitan," "Barcelona" and "The Last Days Of Disco," become rather more visible again. There's the potential of a reunion with his favorite director in the works, and Eigeman's been cropping up on TV in the acclaimed likes of "Girls" and "Bunheads" in the last twelve months, but it looks like the comeback might be complete, as Eigeman's prepping his second directorial feature, and has attracted a pretty impressive cast. Screen Daily report that Eigeman's "Midnight Sun," a 1940s-set drama, has Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch and Diane Kruger all lined up to star. Set against the backdrop of the creation of the A-bomb (indeed, Richard Rhodes, who won the Pulitzer for his book "The Making of the Atomic Bomb," is »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Eisenberg, Kruger, Hirsch Join "Midnight Sun"

6 February 2013 9:40 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger and Emile Hirsch are set to star in the 1943-set atomic bomb drama "Midnight Sun" at WestEnd Film and Captivate Entertainment.

The story follows two young post graduates recruited by the Us Government to work on a top-secret project in New Mexico.

Along with the wife of one of the students, they drop their jazz-filled lives in New York and move to a secret community of scientists in the desert.

Chris Eigeman ("Turn the River") has written the script and will direct. Ben Smith, Jeffrey Weiner and Eric Morris will produce with filming kicking off this summer.

Source: Screen Daily »

- Garth Franklin

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