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Matt Damon is adding yet another esteemed filmmaker to his incredible resume. After having worked with Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Paul Greengrass, Anthony Minghella, Steven Soderbergh, Terry Gilliam, The Coen Brothers, etc., Damon is now poised to team up with Alexander Payne on the Nebraska filmmaker’s next project. Deadline reports that Damon will lead Downsizing, which is described as a social satire and revolves around a guy who “realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.” Payne co-wrote the film with his Sideways co-writer Jim Taylor, and the 20th Century Fox picture will be Payne’s next movie. More after the jump, including what other project this knocks off Damon’s schedule. Further plot details are unknown for Downsizing at this time, but I’m very curious to find out if the aforementioned “shrinking” is literal or figurative—could Payne be making his own Innerspace reboot? »
- Adam Chitwood
Rickman will present his latest film as a director and actor, “Little Chaos,” at the fest. The pic, which is set within the court of Louis Xiv, looks at the struggle of women in a patriarchal society. Its main protagonist is landscape architect Sabine de Barra, played by Kate Winslet. After the screening, Rickman will meet the audience for a Q&A session.
In a statement, the festival said: “Alan Rickman has always been a wonderful partner for all sorts of filmmakers, using his greatest actor’s attributes — voice, physicality, movement — to help them in creating brave new cinematic worlds.”
His thesping career has embraced the gamut of filmmaking.
- Leo Barraclough
Cameras are now rolling on the big screen adaptation of Liz Jensen’s bestselling 2004 novel, The 9th Life Of Louis Drax. Marking the screenwriting debut of Max Minghella – an actor, whose credits include The Social Network, The Ides Of March and Horns – the supernatural thriller is being helmed by Alexandre Aja (2006’s The Hills Have Eyes), and stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall, Fifty Shades Of Grey), Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis, Maps To The Stars), and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad). Aiden Longworth (Hector And The Search For Happiness) features as the title character – Louis Drax.
Focusing on the titular young boy as he turns 9 years old, his birthday sees the latest in a long line of strange mishaps constitute a near-fatal fall. Louis’ primary psychologist, Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan), tries to uncover the bizarre circumstances surrounding the accident and, as a result, delves deeper into the sinister occurrences that have marred Louis’ entire life. »
- Sarah Myles
Nightcrawler review: A black-hearted thriller
Jake Gyllenhaal returns to the big screen this week in the brilliant Nightcrawler, an La-set thriller about a cameraman who films grisly crime scenes and traffic accidents to make a fast buck from sensationalist TV news stations.
Nightcrawler's Lou Bloom is the latest in a long line of movie characters you love to hate, antiheroes infused with a near-sociopathic drive to succeed and make their mark. Here are 5 movies you need to see to get yourself ready for Nightcrawler's plummet into the moral abyss.
Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro's jet-black comedy is one of the pair's overlooked collaborations, but in our humble opinion it's one of their best. Exploring similar territory to the duo's masterpiece Taxi Driver, this film casts De Niro as Rupert Pupkin, a terrible stand-up comic with an intense desire to become famous. »
I've had my eye on Benoît Delhomme's work since he brought an effortless grace to Anthony Minghella's "Breaking and Enterting" in 2006. He's made his way along a unique track in the industry and 2014 is a real coming out between Anton Corbijn's John le Carré adaptation "A Most Wanted Man" and James Marsh's Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything." Both films will be quite visible next week as the former hits DVD/Blu-ray and the latter arrives in theaters after debuting at the Toronto Film Festival in September. Both are incredibly rich displays that have very distinctive visual identities and prove Delhomme to be an exciting talent in the cinematography realm. Read through our back and forth below as we talk about shooting Hamburg as a character, achieving bold effects with light and color symbolism and shooting both projects on digital. "A Most Wanted Man" hits home video Nov. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Piranha 3D director Alexandre Aja is now kicking off shooting on his latest, supernatural drama The 9th Life Of Louis Drax. Even as the cameras start to roll, he’s locked in three new cast members, with Oliver Platt, Barbara Hershey and Molly Parker all aboard.The 9th Life Of Louis Drax begins on Louis Drax (Aiden Longworth)'s 9th birthday, when he miraculously survives a near fatal fall. His doctor Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan) finds himself tangled between his professional responsibility and his growing affections for the boy’s mother (Sarah Gadon). When Louis’ father (Aaron Paul) comes under suspicion, Pascal realizes other mysterious forces may be at work…Yes, you can expect plenty of other twists and turns from this one, with Platt playing Louis’ psychologist, Dr. Perez, Parker as Detective Dalton, investigating the case and Hershey on as Violet, Louis’ grandmother. It’s all part of the »
With movies like the revenge-via-circular-saw High Tension and the skin-shredding Piranha remake, director Alexandre Aja has memorably dunked his characters in the blood bucket. But Aja’s next project, an adaptation of The 9th Life of Louis Drax, is more a supernatural thriller than a blood-and-bones picture, and principal photography on the film has now begun.
“Vancouver and London, October 27, 2014 – Miramax, the global film and television producer and distributor, along with the film’s producers AntColony Films and Brightlight Pictures announced today the start of principal photography on the supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed, Triple Nine) and Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-man 2).
- Derek Anderson
Longworth is portraying the title character. Platt will play Louis Drax’s psychologist, Parker will appear as a detective and Hershey will play Louis’ grandmother.
Aja is directing from Max Minghella’s screenplay, based on Liz Jensen’s novel of the same title. Producers are Tim Bricknell and Minghella of AntColony Films, Shawn Williamson of Brightlight Pictures and Aja. Rosanne Korenberg is executive producer.
Minghella’s father Anthony Minghella had been developing a “Louis Drax” movie prior to his death in 2008. He had picked up rights in 2004 with an eye to direct from his own adaptation.
The story is »
- Dave McNary
Continuing in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith’s set of globetrotters and vacationing daytrippers who dip their toes not only in foreign backdrops, but in tend to find themselves in the most inconvenient of situations, it is the American novelist’s 1964 novel that finds a suitor in British-Iranian writer (and now turned director in his own right) Hossein Amini.
Working with players such as Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac and Kirsten Dunst, Amini, whose long list of creds include Michael Winterbottom’s Jude, Iain Softley’s The Wings of the Dove, Shekar Kapur’s The Four Feathers, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive and the upcoming Our Kind of Traitor, takes a stab at the thriller-genre with the sun-drenched Greece and Turkey as the conniving backdrop with The Two Faces of January, which opened August 28th and is still running in its limited engagement. Here is my interview with Amini which took »
- Yama Rahimi
Ever since they wrote Good Will Hunting 18 years ago, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been one of Hollywood's most well-known bromances. But no bromance is complete without some healthy competition, which is why we've gone back through the years since their first Oscar win and looked at their careers. With Samantha Highfill representing Matt Damon in one corner, and Joshua Rivera representing Ben Affleck in the other, here's how the fight breaks down: 1997 Damon: Good Will Hunting Sure, both Damon and Affleck won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but only one of them was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor, »
- EW staff
A bit of a Breaking Bad themed casting roundup for you guys: Bryan Cranston is in talks to co-star in Legendary Pictures' The Great Wall for director Zhang Yimou. Aaron Paul has signed on to Miramax's The 9th Life of Louis Drax for famed horror director Alexandre Aja. Hit the jump for more on these two established and talented actors continuing to get work. Starting off with Bryan Cranston, Deadline is reporting that he is in talks to co-star in The Great Wall for Zwick. This project really seems to be picking up steam since it was only yesterday that we were reporting on the possibility of Matt Damon tackling a different role. The story was developed by Legendary Pictures' Thomas Tull and Max Brooks (author of World War Z). It appears to be a sci-fi take on how the wall was built, which begs the question, "are »
- Evan Dickson
Aaron Paul hasn’t exactly enjoyed the greatest cinematic year, what with the double disappointment of Need For Speed and A Long Way Down. But he has plenty of interesting projects coming up and has just signed on for supernatural thriller The 9th Life Of Louis Drax.Adapted by Max Minghella from Liz Jensen’s novel, the story starts on the titular lad’s ninth birthday when, following a lifetime of strange accidents, he suffers a fall that nearly kills him. Jamie Dornan is set to play a doctor who starts treating the boy, and discovers a mystery that snaps the boundaries between reality and fantasy. Paul will play the boy’s father, who comes under investigation following the incident. Alexandre Aja is directing, bringing to life a project originally developed by Anthony Minghella before his death and kept moving by his son. Cameras are scheduled to start rolling next month in Vancouver. »
Though Jamie Dornan will soon be seen taking care of business and (literally) cracking the whip as a young entrepreneur with an exceptionally active social life over at Fifty Shades of Grey, he’s signed up for a bit of a fictional career change as he joins the cast of Alexandre Aja‘s The Ninth Life of Louis Drax. The film, an adaptation of a best-selling novel by Liz Jensen, follows a nine-year-old boy named Louis Drax who is a little different than the other kids. Brilliant, but perceived as weird, Louis always seems to have something terrible happen to him — and his ninth birthday is no different. He suffers a massive fall that nearly takes his life, and there are no details to shed light on how or why the incident occurred. Dornan steps in as Dr. Allan Pascal, a physician who is drawn to Drax’s peculiar case. Drax »
- Samantha Wilson
From the revenge-via-circular-saw High Tension to the skin-shredding Piranha remake, director Alexandre Aja has memorably dunked past pictures in the blood bucket. But with his adaptation of author Joe Hill’s novel, Horns, coming out this Halloween, Aja has just signed on to helm another book-to-screen project that’s more psychological thriller than bloodbath: The 9th Life of Louis Drax.
Based on the 2004 novel by Liz Jensen that follows a boy plagued by violent occurrences, The 9th Life of Louis Drax will star actor Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall) as Dr. Allan Pascal, who tries to figure out the mysteries surrounding 9-year-old Louis Drax’s near-fatal accident. Aja will direct off a script by first-time scribe Max Minghella (who co-stars in Horns). Shooting on the Miramax film is set to begin this October in Vancouver, Canada. We have the official press release with full details below.
- Derek Anderson
Horns, The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha, and Haute Tension director Alexandre Aja is keeping really busy, and rightfully so as he's talented x10! Word of his latest project just hit the wire, and we have your details right here.
From the Press Release:
Global film and television studio Miramax today announced the production of the psychological thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax and has cast Jamie Dornan (pictured; Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall) to star in the film with Alexandre Aja (Horns, The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension) to direct.
Marking his screenwriting debut, Max Minghella has written the feature screenplay based on Liz Jensen’s best-selling novel of the same title. The 9th Life of Louis Drax will be produced by Minghella and Tim Bricknell (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Breaking and Entering) of Antcolony Films, Shawn Williamson (The Interview, 50/50) of Brightlight Pictures, and Aja. The film »
- Steve Barton
Apparently destined to forever star in films with numbers in the title after his work in Fifty Shades Of Grey, Jamie Dornan is leaning into his tragic destiny by taking on a lead role in The Ninth Life Of Louis Drax.Okay, okay, so it’s just a coincidence – and Dornan is already at work on John Wells’ new culinary film, which doesn’t have a title but probably won’t end up with a numerical one – and this has an interesting history. Actor Max Minghella wrote the script, adapting Liz Jensen’s novel, and is carrying on a project that his father, director Anthony Minghella, had wanted to make for years before his death in 2008.The plot follows the titular 9-year-old boy, who suffers a near-fatal accident on his birthday. When a doctor (Dornan) starts treating the lad, he discovers a mystery that snaps the boundaries between reality and fantasy. »
No matter how good he looks in light-wash jeans, Jamie Dornan is more than just the man behind Christian Grey. The Fifty Shades actor is set to star in The 9th Life of Louis Drax, a new psychological thriller from Miramax that also has Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) in the director’s chair.
The 9th Life of Louis Drax, penned by first-time screenwriter Max Minghella (you may know him from acting turns on The Mindy Project and The Internship), tells the story of Louis Drax—beginning on the character’s 9th birthday, when, according to a press release, »
- Samantha Highfill
Global film and television studio Miramax today announced the production of the psychological thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax and has cast Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall) to star in the film with Alexandre Aja (Horns, The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension) to direct.
Marking his screenwriting debut, Max Minghella has written the feature screenplay based on Liz Jensen's best-selling novel of the same title. The 9th Life of Louis Drax will be produced by Minghella and Tim Bricknell (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Breaking and Entering) of Antcolony Films, Shawn Williamson (The Interview, 50/50) of Brightlight Pictures and Aja. The film will be executive produced by Rosanne Korenberg (Half Nelson, Hard Candy).
Principal photography will commence this October in Vancouver, Canada. Zanne Devine, Miramax's Executive Vice President, Production and Development, will oversee the project on behalf of the studio. Sierra/Affinity will serve as the international sales agent. »
Minghella will also produce with Tim Bricknell (“The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”) of Antcolony Films, Shawn Williamson (“50/50″) of Brightlight Pictures and Aja. The film will be exec produced by Rosanne Korenberg.
Zanne Devine will oversee the project on behalf of the studio. Sierra/Affinity will serve as the international sales agent.
“Tim and I are thrilled this deeply personal project is being brought to fruition with passion and integrity,” said Minghella. “We look forward to collaborating with Alex and Miramax to create a truly original movie that will captivate and surprise audiences.”
Minghella’s father »
- Dave McNary
Miramax has tapped French director Alexandre Aja (Horns, The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension) to direct psychological thriller The 9th Life Of Louis Drax, with Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan in the lead role. The adaptation of Liz Jensen’s bestselling novel follows young Louis Drax, who suffers a near-fatal fall on his ninth birthday. In order to reveal the strange circumstances surrounding the boy’s accident, Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan) is drawn into a thrilling mystery, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality.
The script is by actor Max Minghella, who makes his screenwriting debut and will produce alongside Tim Bricknell (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Breaking And Entering) of Antcolony Films, Shawn Williamson (The Interview, 50/50) of Brightlight Pictures, and Aja. Jensen’s book was first optioned in 2004 by Minghella’s father, the late writer-director Anthony Minghella, who had developed it with Sydney Pollack.
- Jen Yamato
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