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Scarlett Johansson is no stranger to the world of comedy — she is a member of the so-called Five-Timers Club, an enviable group of stars who have hosted “Saturday Night Live” at least five times — and she’s managed to emerge as an unexpected comedic Mvp without ever toplining an outright comedy. Some 20 years into her career, Johansson has yet to star in a raunchy knee-slapper that takes full advantages of her more light-leaning chops…until now. This week, that changes with the release of “Rough Night.”
An unabashedly female-centric comedy in the vein of “Bridesmaids” and “Bachelorette,” the new film from “Broad City” regulars Lucia Aniello (who makes her feature directorial debut with the film) and Paul W. Downs (who wrote it alongside Aniello and also co-stars) casts Johansson in a lead role alongside a strong ensemble of other (also very funny) women, including Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, »
- Kate Erbland
Author: Zehra Phelan
Chloe Grace Moretz, Josh Gad, and Britain’s own Jack O’Connell have all signed on the dotted line to star in Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman’s romantic story Party of the Century which is focused on Truman Capote’s infamous Black and White Ball.
Party of the Century is an unexpected love story between O’Connell’s working-class elevator operator and Moretz’s Hollywood ingénue, both of whom score coveted invites to Capote’s (who will be played by Gad) soiree.
Truman Capote was not only known for his literary brilliance, the man also held the most lavish of social affairs in his heyday, this one story of his turbulent life was initially revealed via Deborah Davis’s book Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote in which the synopsis read;
In 1966, everyone who was anyone wanted an invitation to Truman Capote »
- Zehra Phelan
Taking a break from playing Disney sidekicks, Josh Gad will add his interpretation of Truman Capote to the cinematic canon in the upcoming film Party Of The Century, about the author’s famous Black And White Ball. According to a release, the story is not entirely centered on Capote—instead, it focuses on the romance between a fictional starlet played by Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell’s elevator operator. So it’s more in the vein of a Me And Orson Welles or My Week With Marilyn-type project about people who have brushes with legends.
The movie comes from Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, who wrote and directed The Nanny Diaries. One presumes they are now tasked with finding celebs to cameo as the other famous faces at the event. Who’s going to play Warhol this time?
- Esther Zuckerman
Get ready for the Party of the Century. Josh Gad, Chloe Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell will be starring in the film that is set to be directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman. The directing pair also wrote the script and will shoot this fall in New York City.
Party of the Century is said to be a romance that revolves around Truman Capote’s famed Black and White Ball in New York. Gad will portray Capote while Moretz and O’Connell’s roles are currently unknown. The film will be produced by Bankside Films and Process Media.
Pulcini and Berman made a statement regarding the announcement of the project, stating that: “Our film is a delicate balance of worlds converging at a pivotal moment in time. Jack, Chloe and Josh are brilliant performers who can embody these worlds while bringing the electricity and pathos required to make the story fly. »
- Ricky Church
Hilary Davis, Stephen Kelliher, and Patrick Howson will executive produce for Bankside Films. Head Gear Films will provide production financing with Phil Hunt and Compton Ross acting as executive producers.
Capote held the ball in 1966 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City to honor Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham.
Pulcini and Springer Berman said, “Our film is a delicate balance of worlds converging at a pivotal moment in time. Jack, »
- Dave McNary
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Bankside Films announced today Jack O’Connell, Chloe Grace Moretz and Josh Gad will star in Academy Award nominated writer /directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman’s Party of the Century, a New York romance based around Truman Capote’s infamous Black and White Ball.
Gad will portray Capote.
Tim Perell will produce the film through his shingle Process Media. Bankside Films will exclusively handle foreign sales, with CAA and Bankside Films co-representing North American rights. Hilary Davis, Stephen Kelliher and Patrick Howson will executive produce for Bankside Films. Head Gear Films will provide production financing with Phil Hunt and Compton Ross acting as executive producers. Party of the Century will shoot later this year in New York City.
- Michelle McCue
Bankside Films set Jack O'Connell, Chloe Grace Moretz and Josh Gad will star in Academy Award nominated writer /directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman's Party of the Century, a New York romance based around Truman Capote's infamous Black and White Ball. Gad will portray Capote. Tim Perell will produce the film through his shingle Process Media. Bankside Films will exclusively handle foreign sales, with CAA and Bankside Films co-representing North American… »
Exclusive: Bankside to handle sales on love story Party Of The Century.
Bankside will launch the project to buyers in Cannes.
Inspired by an apocryphal tale, Party of the Century is described as an unexpected love story between Pete (O’Connell), a working-class elevator operator, and Fawn (Moretz), a beautiful Hollywood ingénue, both of whom score coveted invites to Capote’s iconic masquerade ball held on November 28, 1966 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Beauty And The Beast star Gad will portray Breakfast at Tiffany writer Capote.
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IndieWire’s Springboard column profiles up-and-comers in the film industry worthy of your attention.
Don’t let newly minted multi-hyphenate Michelle Morgan’s resume fool you — she always wanted to be a writer. Although Morgan’s first official forays into the industry included small parts on shows like “CSI: Miami” and, yes, even “Saved By the Bell: The New Class” and an arc on “American Dreams,” she originally went to school for screenwriting and simply fell into acting.
And it wasn’t necessarily something that fueled her creatively, which is why Morgan eventually returned to writing, penning the scripts for John Stockwell’s “Middle of Nowhere” and Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s “Girl Most Likely.” In 2013, she turned to directing, with her amusing short “K.I.T,” which screened at Sundance. This time around at the festival, Morgan has combined all of her skills, and she not only »
- Kate Erbland
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