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According to the family of David Foster Wallace, the upcoming biopic of the late author is "not consider[ed] ... an homage," and is not, in fact, at all supported by anyone who knew Wallace.
A statement issued by Wallace's estate says that filmmakers behind "The End of the Tour" -- which stars Jason Segel as Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as David Lipsky, the journalist on whose book the film is based -- did not request or receive permission for the project, and as such, the estate is distancing itself from the film.
"The David Foster Wallace Literary Trust, David's family, and David's longtime publisher Little, Brown and Company wish to make it clear that they have no connection with, and neither endorse nor support 'The End of the Tour,'" the statement said. "This motion picture is loosely based on transcripts from an interview David consented to eighteen years ago for »
- Katie Roberts
“The David Foster Wallace Literary Trust, David’s family, and David’s longtime publisher Little, Brown and Company wish to make it clear that they have no connection with, and neither endorse nor support ‘The End of the Tour,’” the statement said. “This motion picture is loosely based on transcripts from an interview David consented to eighteen years ago for a magazine article about the publication of his novel, ‘Infinite Jest.’ That article was never published and David would never have agreed that those saved transcripts could later be repurposed as the basis of a movie.”
Segel portrays Wallace on his 1996 book tour for “Infinite Jest.” Friendship, jealousy and competition emerges when David Lipsky (played by Jesse Eisenberg), a writer on assignment from Rolling Stone magazine, »
- Dave McNary
Many fans of the late "Infinite Jest" author David Foster Wallace were already wary of the upcoming biopic "The End of the Tour," starring Jason Segel as Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky. Add Wallace's family to the list of those not looking forward to the film. The late author's estate released a statement against the film, which is based on an unpublished 1996 Rolling Stone interview which Lipsky adapted into 2008 book "Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace." “The David Foster Wallace Literary Trust, David’s family, and David’s longtime publisher Little, Brown, and Company wish to make it clear that they have no connection with, and neither endorse nor support, ‘The End of the Tour,'" says the statement. James Ponsoldt ("The Spectacular Now") is directing the film, which was written by Donald Margulies. James Dahl, »
- Dave Lewis
There is a great game of chicken being played out between Disney and Marvel Studios and their rival DC Comics and Warner Bros. Marvel was first to stake a claim in the prime May 6, 2016 release date, though they didn't reveal their title right away. Because of production delays, Warner Bros. and DC were forced to move their epic Man of Steel sequel Batman Vs. Superman out of summer 2015. And they decided to move in on Marvel's turf.
Rightly thinking that pairing two of comics most iconic superheroes would trump anything Marvel had to offer, it seemed like Disney would have to rethink its strategy for 2016. There was no way the untested Doctor Strange could face off against these DC giants. Everyone thought Marvel would surely turn tail and find another open weekend. But no, they announced they weren't moving. And not only that, they revealed that it would be Captain America 3 »
Los Angeles – Relatives of David Foster Wallace say they're opposed to the upcoming film The End of the Tour, which is based on David Lipsky's 2010 book Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace. In his book, Lipsky recounts accompanying Wallace, the author best known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest, on his book tour. Story: David Foster Wallace Pic Starring Jason Segel Sells to Multiple Territories Production on The End of the Tour, written by Donald Margulies, directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) and starring Jason Segel as Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as
- The Associated Press
Richard Ayoade's deliriously cinematic comedy-of-errors "The Double," adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky's novella, doesn't hit theaters or VOD until May 9. But in the meantime, stream this track off the film's soundtrack, composed by Andrew Hewitt, exclusively on Toh!Set in a gloomy dystopia, "The Double" stars Jesse Eisenberg as a joyless data clerk whose obsession with a beautiful coworker (Mia Wasikowska) brings him face-to-face with his far more charismatic and charming doppelganger. (Here's our Toh! review.)Composer Andrew Hewitt, who scored Ayoade's 2010 hip feature debut "Submarine," has created a head-spinning orchestral score that perfectly captures "The Double"'s stressful, frenetic tone. The score, like the film, is brilliant and infectious. The soundtrack is available to download in full on May 6 before the film arrives May 9 via Magnolia Pictures. Stream the main theme below, and watch the trailer. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
David Foster Wallace's family have objected to The End of the Tour.
The film is based on transcripts from a road trip Wallace took with Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky during his Infinite Jest book tour.
"David would never have agreed that those saved transcripts could later be repurposed as the basis of a movie," the family, David Foster Wallace Literary Trust and publisher Little, Brown said in a statement.
The statement went on to say that they "wish to make it clear that they have no connection with, and neither endorse nor support The End of the Tour".
"This motion picture is loosely based on transcripts from an interview David consented to 18 years ago for a magazine article about the publication of his novel, Infinite Jest," it continued. »
There's a million ways for the perfect plan to go wrong, and the trio leading Kelly Reichardt's "Night Moves" are trying to avoid them all. One of our Most Anticipated Films Of The Summer, the low key thriller could be a nice change of pace from the eye-melting, ear-shattering blockbusters coming in the next few months, and another new clip has arrived to give you taste of what's coming. Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard star in the film, playing a trio of activists who unite to blow up a dam....and then never talk to each other again. With shades of Hitchcock and Chabrol, this is one that unfolds like an onion with more layers underneath the story. But yes, there's lots of tension to be found too, as evidenced by this scene where Sarsgaard's character is randomly recognized by a restaurant worker, already throwing a loop »
- Kevin Jagernauth
As I've written before, Kelly Reichardt's "Night Moves" is a film that creeps up on you even after you've seen it -- even as a devoted Reichardt fan, after seeing it in September, I wasn't sure I'd still be thinking about it the next spring, but here we are. It's tough to sell this kind of slow-burner with a single clip, but this one -- debuting exclusively on HitFix -- gives a pretty precise indication of the indie thriller's brittle, nervous tone, with every exchange between the characters from a certain point building the fractious tension. All three stars -- Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Sarsgaard -- are terrific in the film; it's particularly interesting to see Fanning on such pinched, chilly form. The film opens in the Us on May 30, when it should serve as a brisk chaser to louder summer genre fare. Check out the clip »
- Guy Lodge
Justin Bartha is a dad!
The "Hangover" actor and his wife, Lia Smith, welcomed a baby girl on Sunday, April 13, Us Weekly reported.
This is the first child for the couple, who got engaged in May 2013 and tied the knot in January in Hawaii.
Photos: Celebrity Baby Bumps
Justin and Lia, a personal trainer, said their vows just a few months ago as a handful of family and close friends - including Reese Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth (Justin's agent) - looked on.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
Fox's “Rio 2,” runner-up at the domestic box office for the past two weekends, was the top-grossing film overseas with $48 million this weekend. The animated musical from Blue Sky Studios raised its international total to $201.5 million, and is up to $276.8 million globally. It was in 66 foreign markets. The family film, which features the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg and Bruno Mars, is showing staying power. It raised its total from China to $23 million with a $7.5 million weekend. It's at $22.6 million in Brazil, where it's in its fourth week and dropped just seven percent. »
- Todd Cunningham
As he gears up to shoot the pic’s sequel, the still-untitled “Batman-Superman” movie, the director told Forbes that he’s merely depicting the “real world we live in.” Snyder said that fans are clinging to the more squeaky-clean Superman as depicted by Christopher Reeve in the iconic movies, instead of the comic book version of Superman, who wreaked massive damage.
“The thing I was surprised about in response to Superman was how everyone clings to the Christopher Reeve version of Superman,” he told Forbes. “How tightly they cling to those ideas, not really the comic book version, but more the movie version. … If you really analyze the comic book version of Superman, he’s killed, he’s done all the things. I guess the rules »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Apparently, it’s hard to keep a good soldier (and movie!) down: Captain America: The Winter Soldier brought in an estimated $9.57 million for Disney/Marvel on Friday night, keeping it in the top spot for its third week in release. The movie — directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans as the ever-likeable Steve Rogers — has been well-received by critics and audiences (it has an A Cinemascore) and is on pace to cross the magic $200 million mark this weekend.
- Sara Vilkomerson
Earlier this month, a massive superhero showdown was set when Marvel Studios announced that Captain America 3 will open against Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated sequel Batman Vs. Superman on May 6, 2016. While a lot can happen in two years, neither Marvel nor Warner Bros. are budging from this date. During a recent interview with Forbes, Batman Vs. Superman director Zack Snyder dismissed any notion of a heated rivalry or feud between Marvel Studios and Warner Bros., revealing that he is a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"Look, I'm a fan of the Marvel movies... and the thing that's awesome is, we make a different movie. We have a different product than them, although they both exist in sort of the superhero world, which is great. I think that those are the opportunities. That's what you get at the movies, you get a chance to go to all these different worlds. And »
With production underway on Batman vs. Superman, we should expect to hear plenty about Warner Bros. Man of Steel sequel over the coming weeks and months (which will no doubt be music to DC fans’ ears), and to start things off director Zack Snyder has taken part in a lengthy interview with Forbes, during which he spoke in depth about the hotly-anticipated film:
On the decision to include Batman (Ben Affleck) alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman in the Man of Steel seuqel: “It definitely was a thing that… after Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman. In the first meeting, it was like, ‘Maybe Batman?’ Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne’s house or something. Like in a cryptic way, »
- Gary Collinson
Man of Steel director Zack Snyder is getting ready to start production on what may be the biggest film of his career, Batman Vs. Superman, which brings together these comic book icons on the big screen for the first time. During a new interview with Forbes, the filmmaker revealed when and why they first started discussing bringing these two superheroes together, and what it was like seeing the holy trinity of Batman, Superman and Wonderman together on set as the stand-ins first climbed into their costumes.
"After Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman. In the first meeting, it was like, "Maybe Batman?" Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne's house or something. Like in a cryptic way, that's the first time we see him. »
Even though Zack Snyder currently can't really say anything incredibly substantial about Batman vs. Superman (unofficial title), he can talk around it, and that's close enough for most fanboys. In a recent interview with Forbes, Snyder gave his thoughts on both characters and seeing them together on screen. Personally, the most disconcerting part of the interview is when the interviewer says, "Superman is kind of the ideal of what we’d like to be, and Batman is kind of rooted in what we are. He reflects what we are, so to speak," and Snyder replies, "Oh, 100%. And I think that’s at the heart of that, you know." I could not disagree more with that response. I think an "idealist versus pragmatist" approach is understandable, but please don't lump me in with a billionaire who treats a crime-ridden city like a playground so he can constantly work though his childhood trauma. »
- Matt Goldberg
With Warner Bros.’ kicking off production on Batman vs. Superman in Detroit, cinematographer Larry Fong has tweeted what may just be the first behind-the-scenes image from the Man of Steel sequel. No, it’s not Batman or Wonder Woman in full costume, but rather a Panavision camera pointed towards a blurry figure in a suit. Bruce Wayne, perhaps?
So, nothing too exciting, but surely it’s only a matter of time before things start to pick up…
Batman vs. Superman is directed by Zack Snyder and sees returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) joined by Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) as Alfred Pennyworth and Holly Hunter (The Piano), Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an »
- Gary Collinson
Zimmer told Digital Spy that he will begin working on Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” follow-up once he completes the score for Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” (Nolan evidently kept the sci-fi film’s plot a secret from his longtime composer).
“We’ve already had a couple of chats, and once I finish the movie that I shall not talk about, I will probably head over to where Zack is shooting his movie and just hang out a bit and see if we can come up with any ideas,” said Zimmer, who most recently scored Oscar winner “12 Years a Slave” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
Zimmer is no stranger to the Batman universe, having penned the music to Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy. However, he »
- Maane Khatchatourian
In just under a month, Richard Ayoade's "The Double" will take you into a retro-future-punk world where there are two Jesse Eisenberg's and yet no one manages to confuse the two. In fact, one is smooth and confident, while the other is meek and anonymous, and the actor gets great mileage out of both parts in the film that hilarious and wonderfully put together. And now you can find out how it was all done. Ayoade recently stopped by New Directors/New Films festival in New York City, and spent thirty minutes following the screening of the film talking about the ins and outs of his work. The self-effacing filmmaker discussed working with Avi Korine on the screenplay, adapting the novella by Fyodor Dostoevsky, transitioning from his main gig as a comedy actor to his more serious turn as a director and so much more. Thoughtful and soft-spoken, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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