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Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard cast in The Goldfinch

After the recent addition of Jeffery Wright and Luke Wilson to The Goldfinch, Warner Bros. has now added another name to the adaptation. The Hollywood Reporter brought word that Stranger Things and It star Finn Wolfhard has joined the cast in the film.

The Goldfinch is an adaptation of Donna Tartt’s bestselling book and will be directed by John Crowley with Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) in the lead role. The film sees Elgort as Theodore Decker, a young man who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum which kills his mother and tumbles through a series of adventures before becoming involved in New York City’s art underworld.

Wolfhard will star as Young Boris, a Ukrainian student and troublemaker who bonds with Theo due to both having lost their mothers and who introduces him to drugs and alcohol.

Also starring in the film is Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story
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Stranger Things Star Finn Wolfhard Joins The Goldfinch

Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated adaptation of The Goldfinch has picked up another important cast member, with It and Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard joining the cast. The young actor will portray the younger version of the pivotal Boris character, with the adult version being played by Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk). Young Boris makes quite an impact on the life of the lead character Theo Decker, although it hasn't been revealed who will play the young Theo quite yet.

In the original Pulitzer Prize winning book by Donna Tartt, the story follows 13-year-old Theo Decker, who was visiting the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art with his mother, to see an exhibition of Dutch masterpieces, which includes Carel Fabritius's The Goldfinch. Theo's life is upended when a bomb explodes in the museum as part of a deadly terrorist attack that kills his mother and several others. Amid the confusion, Theo comes across
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Sundance: Great Point Media Launching U.S. Theatrical Distribution Arm

In a pre-Sundance Film Festival move, UK-based media fund manager Great Point Media is launching a Us theatrical distribution arm with plans to release eight to 12 titles per year.

The company unveiled the plans Friday, saying that it has already assembled a full slate for 2018, with $10 million in P&A committed to date. The first release will come in March with “Submission,” writer-director Richard Levine’s adaptation of Francine Prose’s novel “Blue Angel,” starring Stanley Tucci and Kyra Sedgwick. It will open in New York on March 2 and will expand to multiple major markets on March 9.

Great Point Media’s distribution slate includes: Judy Greer’s directorial debut, “A Happening of Monumental Proportions,” starring Allison Janney, Jennifer Garner, Katie Holmes, and Common; “Measure of a Man,” a coming-of-age story directed by Jim Loach and starring Blake Cooper, Donald Sutherland, Luke Wilson, and Judy Greer; and Andrew Dosunmu’s drama “Where Is Kyra?” starring [link=nm
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Great Point Media launches Us sales operation

Acquisitions team Sundance-bound to scout for 2019 releases.

Heading into Sundance, London-based Great Point Media is launching a Us distribution arm and has set its first release Submission for March.

Company co-founders Robert Halmi and Jim Reeve plan to release eight to 12 titles a year and have committed $10m in P&A to a full 2018 slate. The acquisitions team will attend Sundance to scout for 2019 releases.

The company has partnered with distribution veterans Mark Urman of Paladin, Jeff Lipsky of Glass Half Full, and Michael Silberman. Commercial manager Matt Stevens oversees the releases from the company’s London office.

Richard Levine’s (Nip/Tuck) Submission is an adaptation of Francine Prose’s novel Blue Angel that stars Stanley Tucci and Kyra Sedgwick. It will open on March 2 in New York and expand a week later into multiple markets.

The pipelines includes Judy Greer’s directorial debut A Happening Of Monumental Proportions, an all-star comedy
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Jeffrey Wright and Luke Wilson join The Goldfinch

Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios’ The Goldfinch has added two more names to its cast, with Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) and Luke Wilson (Brad’s Status) both signing on to the adaptation of Donna Tartt’s bestselling book.

The Goldfinch is being directed by John Crowley (Brooklyn), and also has Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver), Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series), Ashleigh Cummings (Hounds of Love) and Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) on board.

The film sees Elgort as Theodore Decker, a young man who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum which kills his mother and tumbles through a series of adventures before becoming involved in New York City’s art underworld. Wright is set to play Hobie, who eventually provides a stable life for Theo, while Wilson will portray Theo’s alcoholic, deadbeat father.

The Goldfinch is set for release on October 11th 2019.

Via Variety, THR
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The Goldfinch movie: Luke Wilson joins Ansel Elgort

Kayti Burt Jan 12, 2018

The John Crowley-directed adaptation of The Goldfinch has been adding to its cast...

Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios are putting together a talented cast for their movie adaptation of Dona Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning thriller The Goldfinch. Luke Wilson just signed on to play the father character to Ansel Elgort's Theodore Decker.

The Goldfinch is the story of a young man who, after surviving a terrorist attack at the Met that killed his mother, is drawn into New York City's art underworld. At one point in the narrative, Theodore ends up in Las Vegas with his father, a failed actor and alcoholic, which is where Wilson comes in.

Brooklyn's John Crowley is helming the feature film, which also stars Sarah Paulson (as Xandra), Jeffrey Wright (as Hobie), and Aneurin Barnard (as Boris). According to Variety, Willa Fitzgerald is also in talks to sign on as Kitsey Barbour.
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Exclusive Interview – Cinematographer Robert Yeoman talks about Bottle Rocket and his longterm collaboration with Wes Anderson

Rachael Kaines chats with cinematographer Robert Yeoman about working with Wes Anderson

It’s been two decades since the release of Wes Anderson’s first feature film, Bottle Rocket (1996) and a lot has changed for the people involved. The film follows Anthony (Luke Wilson) and Dignan (Owen Wilson) as they fail to pull off various ill-conceived heists, then go on the run. The film was written by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson and is full of hints of what would come to define Wes Anderson’s movies.

The film also marked the beginning of a long-running collaboration between Anderson and Robert Yeoman, the cinematographer for Bottle Rocket, who has now directed the photography of every live-action Anderson film. Robert was approached to do the cinematography on Bottle Rocket by Wes, who sent him a hand-written note asking him to read the script (Yeoman had done the cinematography for Drugstore Cowboy,
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Jeffrey Wright Joins The Cast Of ‘The Goldfinch’ Adaptation

According to trade paper Variety, Casino Royale and Westworld star Jeffrey Wright is in negotiations to join the cast of the The Goldfinch movie adaptation. The planned film is based on the 2013 novel by Donna Tartt.

Here’s some more info on the source material.

Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love – and his talisman,
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Luke Wilson Joins Ansel Elgort in 'The Goldfinch' (Exclusive)

Luke Wilson Joins Ansel Elgort in 'The Goldfinch' (Exclusive)
Luke Wilson has closed a deal to join the cast of The Goldfinch, the adaptation of the Donna Tartt best-seller being made by Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios.

John Crowley (Brooklyn) is directing the drama that has Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort toplining as a young man who loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is taken in by a wealthy family, only to be drawn into New York City’s art underworld.

Sarah Paulson, Jeffrey Wright and Aneurin Barnard are among those on the call sheet for the movie, which will begin shooting later...
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Robert Yeoman Looks Back on Filming Six Wes Anderson Films: ‘We Always Find a Way of Pulling it Off’

Robert Yeoman Looks Back on Filming Six Wes Anderson Films: ‘We Always Find a Way of Pulling it Off’
If you consider yourself a Wes Anderson, then you’re also a Robert Yeoman fan by default. The cinematographer has been behind the camera for every live-action movie Anderson has ever shot, from his directorial debut “Bottle Rocket” through his three-time Oscar winner “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and he has thus helped Anderson hone and perfect his beloved directing style. The Telegraph recently spoke with Yeoman about shooting six Anderson films, and the Dp was eager to share set stories from each film.

Read More:Wes Anderson Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

“So many times he would say to me, ‘Oh, this is the kind of shot I’m looking for,’ and I’ll think to myself, ‘How am I going to do that?’ and it’s impossible!” Yeoman told The Telegraph about working with Anderson. “But we always find a way of doing it, and that’s a big
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Brad’s Status review – crisp cringe comedy

Ben Stiller is on top form as a father experiencing some peer pressure during a tour of prospective colleges for his son

I know, I know. “Brad’s Status”? Don’t be put off by the banal title; School of Rock screenwriter Mike White’s introspective cringe comedy drily harnesses the baby-boomer anxieties experienced by parents of millennials. Ben Stiller is Brad, a fortysomething father who takes his teenage son Troy (Austin Abrams) to the east coast to visit colleges. Voiceover can be off-putting as a narrative device (I often find it too lazily expositional), but here it works well, expressing Brad’s increasingly paranoid internal bon mots about his more successful college friends, such as Michael Sheen’s glamorous political commentator or Luke Wilson’s wealthy family man. “It wasn’t friendship that bonded them,” he declares bitterly. “It was their perceived level of success.”

Brad’s status is
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Brad’s Status movie review: when a white man can’t bear not having all the privilege

MaryAnn’s quick take… Ben Stiller is having another midlife crisis, and only his sincere, heartfelt performance saves this pile of unchecked white male privilege from self-parody. But only just. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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Ben Stiller is having a midlife crisis. Again. (He just did the 40s meltdown thing in 2015’s While We’re Young, which was a lot zingier than this.) This time, his Brad Sloane is having so many feels about how his very nice life isn’t superduper 0.01-percenter amazing, like that of the guys he went to college with. His melancholy is prompted by a trip to Boston with his musical-genius son, Troy (Austin Abrams: Paper Towns), to scout schools, including Harvard; there seems to be little doubt
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Movie Review – Brad’s Status (2017)

Brad’s Status, 2017.

Directed by Mike White.

Starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Jemaine Clement, Luke Wilson and Mike White.

Synopsis:

A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life’s choices.

Though once upon a time seeing Ben Stiller star in a serious-ish film about middle-class, middle-aged malaise was a refreshing rebuke to his broader work in studio comedy, the novelty has begun to wear off in recent years following his repeated – and arguably, repetitive – collaborations with bourgeois angst maestro Noah Baumbach (Greenberg, While We’re Young, The Meyerowitz Stories).

To that end Mike White’s new film Brad’s Status doesn’t exactly give Stiller much new or especially refreshing to work with, but it deserves credit for pushing Stiller to take an uncommon lean into the
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Watch an exclusive clip from Ben Stiller’s latest offering, Brad’s Status

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Author: Zehra Phelan

To celebrate the release of Mike White’s Brad’s Status in cinemas on the 5th of January, we have an exclusive clip from the film to share.

Related: Tiff 2017: Brad’s Status Review

The film follows Stiller as Brad. A middle-aged Father and Husband, working for a non-profit company who is under the illusion his best friends from college all made something out of their lives while he just merely exists for the day to day, watching every penny they spend and wondering where he went wrong. As he sends his son off to college, his mid-life crisis hits a crescendo.

Written and directed by the School of Rock and Nacho Libra’s Mike White, the film has a star cast of Stiller, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Austin Abrams and Jemaine Clement.

Watch the clip below;

Brad’s Status Official Synopsis

While touring colleges with his teenage son,
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5 reasons to see Brad's Status

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5 reasons to see Brad's Status5 reasons to see Brad's StatusAdriana Floridia1/2/2018 3:05:00 Pm

Ben Stiller's film, Brad's Status was one of our favourites of the year. Yet this film flew under almost everyone's radar, which is how it came to be on our list of the Best Underrated Movies of 2017.

While Stiller is primarily known for his work in comedies, he's also ventured into the indie film world, and often plays a man having a mid-life crisis. No crisis has been quite as intense as the one we get from him in Brad's Status, the new film from Mike White that gets us deep inside of his protagonist's head. Stiller plays a father who is touring universities with his college-bound son in Boston, all the while realizing that his friends are more successful than him, and that his son likely will be too.

Now that the film is available to stream,
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Review: Brad’s Status (2017)

Films about men going through mid-life crises are a dime a dozen, so one might be suspicious of yet another one. Brad’s Status, however, may feel like a familiar story, but it explores its themes with a nuance and sincerity that elevate it from the often clichéd stories in this sub-genre.

In Brad’s Status, Ben Stiller stars as Brad, a neurotic middle-aged father and husband who seemingly has it all: he’s married to a loving, supportive wife Melanie (played with sensitivity by The Office’s Jenna Fischer) and has a talented teenage son, Troy (Austin Abrams). They all live comfortably in their home in Sacramento, California, and yet something keeps Brad awake at night. He appears to be experiencing the onset of a mid-life crisis, one that involves him worrying about the trajectory of his life as he nears his fifties and realizes that he has – in his own words – “plateaued.
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Movie Review – Brad’s Status (2017)

Brad’s Status, 2017.

Directed by Mike White

Starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jermaine Clement, Shazi Raja, and Jenna Fischer.

Synopsis:

Brad has reached his mid-forties. He’s comfortably off, has a happy marriage and now his teenage son is on the brink of choosing an illustrious college. But when he looks at what his old college friends have achieved, he feels he’s a failure.

At first glance, the title points to another film about social media, following in the footsteps of Ingrid Goes West. But, for a change, the word “status” is being used literally. In Brad’s Status, writer/director Mike White (who also has a cameo role) takes one moderately successful middle aged man who is, as his parents might have said when he was younger, “going through a phase”. The one where he wishes he was somebody else, somebody in his class
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Brad’s Status Movie Review

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Brad’S Status Amazon Studios Director: Mike White Screenwriter: Mike White Cast: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jermaine Clement, Jenna Fischer, Shazi Raja Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 12/22/17 Opens: September 15, 2017 The way any movie is crafted makes it excellent, good, bad or indifferent. But regardless of craft, it’s safe to […]

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Ben Stiller is a Father on the Edge in UK trailer for Brad’s Status

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Vertigo Releasing has made public the UK trailer and poster for Brad’s Status, starring Ben Stiller.

Related: Brad’s Status Tiff Review and Premiere Interviews

Written and directed by the School of Rock and Nacho Libra’s Mike White, the film has a star cast of Stiller, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Austin Abrams and Jemaine Clement.

The film has a UK and Ireland release date of January 5th, 2018.

Brad’s Status Official Synopsis

While touring colleges with his teenage son, an introspective, middle-aged family man (Ben Stiller) can’t help but compare himself to his more successful cohort of old friends (Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement, and Michael Sheen), in acclaimed writer Mike White’s second directorial feature.

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Suki Waterhouse in Official Trailer for 'The Girl Who Invented Kissing'

"Says you're not from 'round here. Come here to make trouble?" An official trailer has arrived online for an indie drama titled The Girl Who Invented Kissing, starring up-and-coming actress Suki Waterhouse as a "nameless, pill-popping drifter girl" who steps off of a bus and into a neighborhood bar owned by two middle-age brothers. The film hasn't played at many festivals, but seems to have that indie vibe, with some mysterious twists and turns, and emotional stakes that push the plot along. The Girl Who Invented Kissing full cast includes Vincent Piazza, Dash Mihok, Abbie Cornish, Luke Wilson, Corey Large, Johnny Messner, and Michael Buscemi. This seems like a quirky, oddly sweet story and I'm not sure if the plot is about these two older guys falling for this young girl or what exactly, but it seems interesting. Check it out. Here's the first trailer for Tom Sierchio's The Girl Who Invented Kissing,
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