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This is heaven for Malick fans. Set to bow in competition at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, his long-awaited "Knight of Cups" starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman has its first trailer—and it's a dark, crazy ride through Malick-land. This tale of celebrity excess is shot by "Tree of Life," "Gravity" and "Birdman" Dp Emmanuel Lubezki, with gorgeous and surreal images that recall Malick's "Tree" and "To the Wonder." "Knight of Cups" will be Malick's first trip to Berlin since 1999, when he won the Golden Bear for his WWII epic "The Thin Red Line." The eclectic cast of "Knight of Cups" may or may not also include Jason Clarke, Wes Bentley, Nick Offerman and Joel Kinnaman, as Malick is notorious from slashing swaths from his films. (Rachel Weisz, Michael Sheen and Amanda Peet were all cut entirely from his divisive 2012 romance "To the »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The 2015 Sundance Film Festival has been slowly unveiling the films that will screen in Park City, Ut from January 22-February 1. We’ve already listed the midnight line up as well as the list of films in competition. Now, the Premieres have been revealed and the event is looking more and more promising. The entire slate include films directed by Noah Baumbach, James Ponsoldt, Paul Weitz, Jared Hess, Joe Swanberg, Charles Stone III and others. Here is the full list.
A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated narrative films of the coming year.
Brooklyn / United Kingdom (Director: John Crowley, Screenwriter: Nick Hornby, based on the book by Colm Tóibín) — 1950s Ireland: Eilis must confront a terrible dilemma — a heartbreaking choice between two men and two countries, between duty and true love. Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent.
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The Sundance Film Festival announced today which films will be screening as part of the Premieres category, and debut images from said pictures were released as well. In this article, we’ve rounded up the first images from the following films: Mistress America – Directed by Noah Baumbach; Starring Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke. Sleeping with Other People – Written and directed by Leslye Headland; Starring Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Jason Matnzoukas, Natasha Lyonne. Grandma – Written and directed by Paul Weitz; Starring Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Sam Elliott. I Am Michael – Directed by Justin Kelly; Starring James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts. Check out the images and loglines after the jump. The 2015 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 22nd – February 1st. Mistress America Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an »
- Adam Chitwood
Last year’s slate of seventeen Narrative Premieres (excluding secret screenings of Boyhood and Nymphomaniac: Vol. I) refreshingly included works from first time filmmakers. I hadn’t seen it coming but Little Accidents and The One I Love were included among the likes of Calvary, Frank and Love is Strange. 2015 will be a true we Swanberg family affair with Joe Swanberg joining wife Kris (Unexpected) with a feature as well in Digging for Fire. James Ponsoldt is officially four for four with Sundance — his latest End of the Tour should be a slam dunk for the Eccles. Sticking to the numbers game… we’ll have a lovely bedfellow pairings of Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s already announced The Stanford Prison Experiment which is going to be mentioned in many loglines alongside Michael Almereyda’s Experimenter - about the Milgram experiment. Among the filmmaking duos we were expecting, we find Mississippi Grind »
- Eric Lavallee
Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, James Franco, Ewan McGregor, Greta Gerwig, Jesse Eisenberg, Saoirse Ronan, Ryan Reynolds, Peter Sarsgaard and Lily Tomlin — as well as directors Noah Baumbach, Michael Almereyda, Rodrigo Garcia, James Ponsoldt, Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman — are among the big names in the Premieres lineup at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, unveiled today along with Documentary Premieres and a new Special Events section.
Festival director John Cooper noted that while this year’s 16 Premieres selections will be among the buzziest, most commercial titles in Park City, “they’re not without an independent feel to them, and that’s what I’m always looking for. There is a very independent spirit behind these films.”
By way of example, Cooper cited “Last Days in the Desert,” a description-resistant foray into father-son territory from Garcia, a director known for his stories about women (“Nine Lives,” “Mother and Child”); John Crowley’s “Brooklyn, »
- Justin Chang
Festival top brass have revealed a high-profile roster of out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres entries featuring many returning heroes, as well as a new Special Events section and panel participants including George Lucas.
Justin Kelly’s I Am Michael is likely to become a major talking point and stars James Franco and Zachary Quinto in the true tale of activist and Young Gay America co-founder Michael Glatze, who renounced his homosexuality and became a Christian pastor. The Exchange handles international rights.
James Ponsoldt’s David Foster Wallace film End Of The Tour (pictured, photo by Jakob Ihre) starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel makes the cut — Fortitude International is the international sales agent — as does the latest from the newly prolific Noah Baumbach, whose Mistress America stars his Frances Ha and Greenberg muse Greta Gerwig and arrives three months after the Toronto premiere of While We’re Young.
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Festival top brass have revealed a high-profile roster of out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres entries featuring many returning heroes, as well as a new Special Events section and participants on two panels including George Lucas.
James Ponsoldt’s David Foster Wallace film End Of The Tour starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel makes the cut, as does the latest from the newly prolific Noah Baumbach, whose Mistress America stars his Frances Ha and Greenberg muse Greta Gerwig and arrives three months after the Toronto premiere of While We’re Young.
Sundance regulars Ryan Fleck and Anna Bowden return with Mississippi Grind starring Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn and Sienna Miller, while Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman introduce the New York Tompkins Square Park Riot drama Ten Thousand Saints starring the in-demand Ethan Hawke and Emily Mortimer.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The Sundance Institute effectively filled out its slate for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival with the announcement of the always star-friendly premieres category. It's also where many former Sundance filmmakers bring their second, third and even fourth films back to the fest. This year the category features 16 world premieres and almost all of them are from Sundance alumni, including Ryan Fleck ("Half Nelson"), Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale"), Joe Swanberg ("VHS"), Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite"), James Ponsoldt ("The Spectacular Now"), Michael Almereyda (2000's "Hamlet"), Rodrigo Garcia ("Nine Lives"), Benson Lee ("Miss Monday"), Leslye Headland ("Bachelorette"), and Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("American Splendor"). Some of the intriguing titles include Paul Weitz's "Grandma" with Lily Tomlin and Laverne Cox, Ryan Fleck and Anna Bowden's "Mississippi Grind" with Ryan Reynolds and Sienna Miller, Garcia's "Last Days in the Desert" featuring Ewan McGregor as Jesus, Charles Stone III's "Lila »
- Gregory Ellwood
Amanda Peet has given birth to her third child. The 'Whole Nine Yards' actress and her husband David Benioff - with who she already has daughters Frances, seven, and Molly, four - welcomed a baby boy into the world in Los Angeles yesterday (07.12.14) but his name has not yet been revealed. The 42-year-old star surprised fans at the Emmy awards in late August when she debuted her baby bump as she had managed to keep the news under wraps for some time. Amanda later revealed her pregnancy was ''great'' though she had been feeling tired. She said: ''It's great. I can't complain. I mean, I'm tired but otherwise, I'm doing really well.'' The brunette beauty - who married her 'Game of Thrones' showrunner spouse in 2006 - said Frances was excited about being a sister again, but admitted Molly was less impressed. She said: ''They're pretty excited. The older one is pretty excited, »
Amanda Peet's family just got bigger!
The couple's new bundle of joy – a baby boy – was born on Sunday in Los Angeles, and is named Henry Peet Friedman.
Photos: Celebrity Baby Bumps
"Mom and baby all healthy!" her rep told Access.
Amanda and David's son joins the couple's two daughters – Frances Pen, 7, and Molly June, 4.
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Get ready for the pitter-patter of Baby Peet's feet! Amanda Peet gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday, Dec. 6 in Los Angeles, Us Weekly exclusively confirms. It is the actress' third child with husband David Benioff Freedman. His name is Henry Peet Friedman, Peet's rep tells Us. The couple already shares daughters Frances, 7, and Molly, 4. Peet surprised fans when she walked the red carpet at the Emmys in late August, debuting her already large baby bump after keeping her pregnancy under wraps for [...] »
Congratulations are in order for one Hollywood actress! Mulitiple outlets report that Amanda Peet gave birth to a baby boy Sunday morning in Los Angeles. E! News has reached out to Peet's rep. Although his name remains a secret, the family is doing well after welcoming another family member into the world. The happily married couple is already proud parents to daughters Frances, 7, and Molly, 4. The ultra-private duo has kept a low-profile throughout their pregnancy journey. After all, Peet didn't reveal the sex of her baby until the middle of October. At the time, she revealed a few special details about her pregnancy experience the third time around. "I'm very excited," the »
Amanda Peet and her husband, David Benioff, became parents for the third time on Sunday, according to reports. The actress reportedly gave birth to a baby boy in La. Amanda and David's newly expanded family includes their daughters Frances, 7, and Molly, 4. In August, the proud mom confirmed her exciting pregnancy news when she debuted her baby bump on the red carpet at the Emmys. Congratulations, Amanda and David! »
Last month we got a brief teaser of the new HBO comedy Togetherness, and today HBO has released the first full length trailer for the upcoming series from the filmmaking brothers Mark and Jay Duplass (Baghead, Jeff Who Lives at Home). The series follows two couples living under the same roof as they try to pursue their individual dreams while coping with the difficulties in their relationships. The trailer looks promising, displaying the Duplass Brothers' knack for delivering emotional honesty without getting too heavy. The show also has an excellent cast going for it with Mark Duplass starring alongside Amanda Peet, Melanie Lynskey, and Steve Zissis. Watch the full length Togetherness trailer after the jump. The eight-episode first season premieres January 11th on HBO after Girls. Via HBO Here's a synopsis for Togetherness: The new series Togetherness begins its eight-episode season Sunday, Jan. 11 (9:30-10:00 p.m.). From brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, »
- Haleigh Foutch
The main message in the trailer for HBO's new comedy-drama Togetherness? Growing up is hard to do. Whether you're a married couple going through the 10-year itch like Brett (Mark Duplass) and Michelle (Melanie Lynskey), a single lady (Amanda Peet), or an out-of-place dude (Steve Zissis), life comes with serious challenges. The series, from Duplass and his brother, Jay, revolves around this group of adults who find themselves living under one roof. It looks both heartwarming and heartbreaking, and as much as I've been enjoying seeing Duplass on The Mindy Project, this emotionally driven show feels way more up his alley. The show starts on Jan. 11, the same night that Girls returns! »
If you made a Venn diagram with one circle representing HBO's programming of shows about the travails of middle adult life, and the other signifying the potent blend of comedy and drama of Mark and Jay Duplass, then you might just get "Togetherness." It's the latest series headed to the premium channel, and a new trailer has arrived. Featuring an ensemble that includes Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet, Joshua Leonard and Mark Duplass (who co-directed, and co-wrote the entire series with his bro), the show centers on two sisters — and their respective partners — who find themselves living under the same roof. And out of this simple premise is spun a story about relationships, sex, expectations, and the crushing malaise of middle age. It looks well observed, with a good heart and edgy spark, so mark this one down as one to watch. "Togetherness" debuts on January 11th. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen River, Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile. »
- Eric Lavallee
It was an admirable modest hit prior to leaving Park City in 2012, but who knew that Leslye Headland’s feature debut would turn into a major VOD hit? The RADiUS acquisitions people certainly had a hunch and played their Bachelorette cards right. It came as no surprise when filming commenced this past June on her New York City shot, sophomore film — which lined up Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis with supporting players Natasha Lyonne, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet and Margarita Levieva. It’s had plenty of time in post-production and it certainly feels like a high value acquisitions title that may or may not be too big for the fest. Nonetheless, Sleeping with Other People has some of that indie cred ingredients that could push it into the fest.
- Eric Lavallee
Elbaum has successfully shepherded an eclectic raft of films from inception to release, including “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” Kristen Wiig starrer “Welcome to Me,” which premiered at Toronto, and the upcoming “Sleeping With Other People.”
“I’ve been drawn to indie scripts recently as I’ve been able to get them made so quickly — three in just a year,” says Elbaum, who got her start as Will Ferrell’s assistant. “I look for strong characters and material I can relate to and connect with.”
She also looks for “like-minded” collaborators. Elbaum has worked with Gary Sanchez Prods. since the company was founded in 2006 by Ferrell and Adam McKay, helped produce several of the company’s films; she’s now head of Gloria Sanchez Prods., which she founded earlier this year.
“Sleeping” marks her second collaboration with writer-
director Leslye Headland. “We shot it in New York, which is always a challenge, »
- Iain Blair
Writing and directing team, Mark and Jay Duplass, bring their filmmaking talents to television with original comedy series Togetherness for HBO. The new show follows two sets of couples Brett (Mark Duplass) & Michelle (Melanie Lynskey) and Alex (Steve Zissis) & Tina (Amanda Peet) that are brought together under the same roof after one set is evicted from their Los Angeles home.
The eight episode season begins January 11, 2015 9:30pm on HBO.
Watch the trailer below:
The post First trailer for ‘Togetherness,’ a new HBO original series from the Duplass brothers appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
- Jean Pierre Diez
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