20 items from 2013
RomCom Filming in NY: Grant, Tomei Star for Director Lawrence Marc Lawrence’s as-yet untitled, New York-set romantic comedy toplining Hugh Grant and Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei began principal photography yesterday, April 17, producer Martin Shafer announced. -- Pictured above: Marisa Tomei, looking more beautiful than ever. Here's the plot, as per the film's press release: In 1998, Keith Michaels, played by Hugh Grant, was on top of the world -- a witty, sexy, Englishman in Hollywood who had just won a major screenwriter’s award. Fifteen years later, he’s creatively washed up, divorced, and broke. With no other options, he takes a job teaching screenwriting at a small college in Binghamton, New York. Although the idea of teaching is less than thrilling, he hopes to make some easy money and enjoy the favors of impressionable young co-eds. What he doesn’t expect to find is romance »
- Anna Robinson
Director Todd Field ("Little Children," "In the Bedroom") is set to direct an adaptation of Jess Walter's bestseller "Beautiful Ruins," centering on a near-love affair sparked in Italy in 1962, and rekindled in Hollywood half a century later. Field and Walter will co-pen the screenplay. The project is a team-up between companies Cross Creek Pictures and Smuggler Films. "Beautiful Ruins" was named one of the best books of 2012 by Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, Amazon and NPR. Field reportedly also has "A Creed of Violence" in the pipeline for 2014, based on Boston Terran's novel that takes place during the Mexican Revolution in 1910. »
- Beth Hanna
With his 2001 feature, In the Bedroom, and his 2006 feature, Little Children, longtime actor Todd Field established himself as a director worth watching. It’s now been seven years since we’ve gotten a feature film from him though, which kind of feels like a gip. What’s the deal, man? Whatever the deal over the past seven years has been, the deal now is that the wait for another Field film is over, so all may rejoice. Cross Creek Pictures has announced [via Coming Soon] that they’ve hired him to helm an adaptation of the Jess Walter novel ‘Beautiful Ruins.’ The official plot synopsis the production company gives is a little vague, but a more thorough rundown of the novel’s plot from Good Reads describes it by saying: The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks on over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and »
- Nathan Adams
The joy of most novels is in the trip the author takes the reader.s imagination on, allowing a string of words to substitute for locations and emotions, pulling characters from one writer.s mind into everyone else.s. Assuming it.s a good novel, of course. And even though Jess Walter.s years-spanning romance Beautiful Ruins hasn.t been out all that long, it has gotten overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics everywhere. So that means it will never get a cinematic adaptation, right? Of course not! Thanks to Coming Soon, we now know that Todd Field will be making Beautiful Ruins his next feature, teaming up with Cross Creek Pictures co-founders Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson. Smuggler Films, run by Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody, will also be producing. Field, the screenwriter for all of his past features, will be co-scripting with Walter himself. Field has been quiet »
The joy of most novels is in the trip the author takes the reader.s imagination on, allowing a string of words to substitute for locations and emotions, pulling characters from one writer.s mind into everyone else.s. Assuming it.s a good novel, of course. And even though Jess Walter.s years-spanning romance Beautiful Ruins hasn.t been out all that long, it has gotten overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics everywhere. So that means it will never get a cinematic adaptation, right? Of course not! Thanks to Coming Soon, we now know that Todd Field will be making Beautiful Ruins his next feature, producing the film through his Cross Creek Pictures imprint that he runs with Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson. Smuggler Films, run by Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody, will also be producing. Field, the screenwriter for all of his past features, will be co-scripting with »
Set in 1962 off the Ligurian Sea on the Italian Coast, the story follows an American actress who comes to stay in a hotel owned by the family of a young man named Pasquale.
Source: Vulture »
- Garth Franklin
Actor turned writer and director Todd Field has delivered some stellar pieces of cinema in the form of In the Bedroom and Little Children. However, it's been seven years since his last film, and while he's supposedly working on the western Creed of Violence, which has Christian Bale involved. Now another project is in Field's future as Cross Creek Pictures has announced that he will direct an adaptation of Jess Walter's New York Times bestseller Beautiful Ruins, which he will write himself, along with the author, for the screen. The romantic story begins overseas in 1962, but spans decades and even hits in Hollywood. The book is described as the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later. The press release gets a little more detailed saying: "The epic story begins in the spring of 1962 off the Ligurian Sea »
- Ethan Anderton
Beautiful Ruins, the epic romance novel EW counted among 2012′s best fiction, has found a director. Todd Field will helm the project and will also co-write the script with Jess Walter, author of the best-selling book.
The news was announced today by the heads of Cross Creek Pictures (Black Swan) and Smuggler Films (Greetings From Tim Buckley), which are set to produce the project.
Beautiful Ruins, Walter’s sixth novel, tells the stories of a beautiful American starlet fresh off the set of Cleopatra who flees to an Italian village after learning that she is dying, an ambitious development assistant in modern Hollywood, »
- Emily Rome
This morning, it was announced that Cross Creek Pictures and Smuggler Films will be teaming up to produce the adaptation of Jess Walter’s New York Times Best Seller Beautiful Ruins. Todd Field (Little Children) – who co-founded Cross Creek Pictures along with Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson – will not only be producing the film but is also taking the reigns as director. The author of the book, Jess Walter, is co-writing the screenplay with Field, which will be produced through Standard Film Company. Beautiful Ruins centers around three characters, one being an Italian innkeeper in search of a mysterious woman who years before showed up in the coastline of his hotel. The story happens over a span of five decades and “is set in motion by an incident involving the international jet-set center, Rome, in the throws of La Dolce Vita madness during the shooting of Cleopatra.” This book has »
- Elena Butler
In the Bedroom helmer Todd Field is set to direct a feature adaptation of Jess Walters’ bestseller novel titled Beautiful Ruins. Field is teaming with Cross Creek Pictures and Smuggler Films to bring us the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later. Already sounds promising, or what? So, at this moment we know that Field and Walter will write the screenplay for the epic story which is set in 1962 off the Ligurian Sea on the Italian Coast, and will revolve around: …three young characters whose orbit around one another is...
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- Jeanne Standal
Beautiful Ruins — Jess Walter’s lovely novel about an aspiring actress, a failed novelist, a washed-up rock star, Cleopatra, the Amalfi Coast, and the Donner Party, among other things — will be made into a movie by none other than Todd Field (of In the Bedroom and Little Children fame). Walter and Field will co-write the screenplay; Lindsay Lohan will play the role of “Elizabeth Taylor’s back.” Just kidding! This is a classy affair. »
- Amanda Dobbins
Filmmaker Todd Field, Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, co-founders of Cross Creek Pictures, and Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody, co-founders of Smuggler Films, announced today that their companies will team up to produce the film adaptation of Jess Walter's New York Times Best Seller, Beautiful Ruins. Todd Field and Jess Walter are confirmed to write the screenplay, with Field set to direct. Field will produce the film through Standard Film Company with Cross Creek's Oliver and Thompson, Smuggler Films' Milling Smith and Carmody, Adam Kassan will oversee production for Cross Creek.
The epic story begins in the spring of 1962 off the Ligurian Sea and centers on three young characters whose orbit around one another is set in motion by an incident involving the international jet-set center, Rome, in the throws of La Dolce Vita madness during the shooting of Cleopatra, and continues for decades.
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Field will direct and produce through his Standard Film Company with Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson and Smuggler Films’ Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody. Adam Kassan will oversee production for Cross Creek.
Field and Walter will write the screenplay. The story is set in 1962 off the Ligurian Sea on the Italian Coast, where an American actress comes to stay in a hotel owned by the family of a young man named Pasquale. The story is set in motion in Rome during the shooting of “Cleopatra” with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and also jumps to Hollywood and Florence.
Field produced, directed and co-wrote “In the Bedroom” in 2001 and “Little Children” in 2006.
- Dave McNary
Are we finally going to see a new movie from director Todd Field? It has been a far too long seven years since his excellent "Little Children" and we've been patiently waiting for "The Creed Of Violence" to get moving, while Field has taken to directing Captain Morgan commercials and producing the brewing "Hold On To Me" with Robert Pattinson and Carey Mulligan. And now, Field is lining up another movie to direct, but one that will certainly find him courting his biggest audience yet. Via his Cross Creek Pictures shingle, Field is teaming with Smuggler Films, to produce, co-write and direct "Beautiful Ruins." The film is an adaptation of author Jess Walter's massive bestseller, and she'll help pen the screenplay. You can see why this makes such a good big outing from the logline already, with the story beginning in the spring of 1962 off the Ligurian Sea, centering »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Just announced — Todd Field will direct Beautiful Ruins, with Jess Walter and Field co-writing the screenplay. No word yet who might star but there are many great parts. We wrote about this great book earlier. »
- Sasha Stone
Filmmaker Todd Field, Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, co-founders of Cross Creek Pictures, and Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody, co-founders of Smuggler Films, announced today that their companies will team up to produce the film adaptation of Jess Walter's New York Times bestseller, Beautiful Ruins . Todd Field and Jess Walter are confirmed to write the screenplay, with Field set to direct. The epic story begins in the spring of 1962 off the Ligurian Sea and centers on three young characters whose orbit around one another is set in motion by an incident involving the international jet-set center, Rome, in the throws of "La Dolce Vita" madness during the shooting of Cleopatra, and continues for decades. Field will produce the film through Standard Film »
Sometimes a film director's choice of side commercial gigs poses a change that edges them outside of their usual boundaries. Just look at James Gray's Citroen commercial, with Ewan McGregor playing Bourne alongside Vinessa Shaw. But “Little Children” helmer Todd Field has outdone him wholesale, with his own journey into the rum-soaked past of Captain Henry Morgan. Lest you believe Captain Morgan was nothing more than a conjured advertising tool for alcohol, Field has now directed a three-part series to extend the skipper's real-life exploits -- and to indeed sell spiced rum. But the director has done it with class, hiring Oscar-nominated production designer Nathan Crowley (“The Dark Knight Rises”) to bring 17th century Port Royal, Jamaica to life, complete with 450 extras and a full-scale replica of Morgan's ship, the Satisfaction. When Field finally decides to shoot “The Creed of Violence,” you'll have three examples of how that »
- Charlie Schmidlin
Last night, during a new episode of AMC.s "Walking Dead," Captain Morgan premiered .Perfect Getaway,. the brand.s first installment of its new trilogy ad campaign, created to further the tale of the 17th century real-life story of Captain Henry Morgan and his adventures aboard his flagship The Satisfaction. To create the three-part series, the spiced rum brand worked with Academy Award-nominated director Todd Field and Academy Award nominated- Production Designer Nathan Crowley. Field successfully transitioned from acting to directing a feature film based on a short story by Andre Dubus. He co-wrote and directed the haunting, visually appealing and critically acclaimed film, "In the Bedroom" in 2001. Field is also known for his directing work on the emotionally »
- April Neale
This article is dedicated to Andrew Copp: filmmaker, film writer, artist and close friend who passed away on January 19, 2013. You are loved and missed, brother.
Looking at the Best Actor Academy Award nominations for the film year 2012, the one miss that clearly cries out for more attention is Liam Neeson’s powerful performance in Joe Carnahan’s excellent survival film The Grey, easily one of the best roles of Neeson’s career.
Along with negligence, other factors commonly prevent outstanding lead acting performances from getting the kind of critical attention they deserve. Sometimes it’s that the performance is in a film not considered “Oscar material” or even worthy of any substantial critical attention. »
- Terek Puckett
Before we unleash the beast that is our annual Top 100 Most Anticipated Films List for 2013, we thought we’d give our readers an eyeful on the projects we’re keeping tabs on for… the 2014 campaign. We’re a little nuts with ours lists, but in the upcoming year we’ll be reporting on several of these films as producers find coin, screenplays are finalized, tech crews are hired, cast come abroad and greenlights are announced. Our countdown begins with…:
100. Prodigal Summer – Dir. Nicole Kassell
99. Stepne – Dir. Maryna Vroda
96. In Your Name – Dir. Marco Van Geffen
92. The Man Who Sold the World – Dir. Bill Condon
89. Deux Nuits – Dir. »
- Nicholas Bell
20 items from 2013
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