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Paul Dano Sets Directorial Debut With ‘Wildlife,’ Jason Eisener to Adapt ‘New York City Outlaws,’ and More

1 August 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Following this summer’s Swiss Army Man and after currently taking a part in Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming OkjaPaul Dano is gearing up for his directorial debut Wildlife, Variety reports. The script, penned by Zoe Kazan and Dano himself, is adapted from the 1990 coming-of-age novel by Richard Ford, following a boy who watches his parents marriage unravel after a move. The couple have previously worked together in an acting capacity on Ruby Sparks, but it seems unlikely either will act in Wildlife. It is being produced, along with Dano, by Alex SaksOren MovermanAnn Ruark. There is no word yet on when it will begin production.

Staying in the indie world, Cedar Rapids and Youth in Revolt director Miguel Arteta‘s next film is Beatriz at Dinner and he has added three new cast members. Deadline reports Chloe SevignySalma Hayek, and Jay Duplass have joined John Lithgow, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Paul Dano To Make Directorial Debut With Adaptation Of Richard Ford’s ‘Wildlife’

1 August 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For an actor, stepping behind the camera can be a vulnerable enterprise, and that weight of expectation to deliver only increases if they’re taking on a literary work to adapt. John Krasinski gave it a whirl with David Foster Wallace, James Franco continues to chase the works of big authors to bring to the arthouse, […]

The post Paul Dano To Make Directorial Debut With Adaptation Of Richard Ford’s ‘Wildlife’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Paul Dano to Direct His First Film, Based on the Novel ‘Wildlife’

30 July 2016 10:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Emboldened, perhaps, by the life-affirming message of “Swiss Army Man,” Paul Dano is set to go behind the camera for the first time. The actor will make his directorial debut with “Wildlife,” an adaptation of Richard Ford’s 1990 novel that Dano has co-written along with Zoe Kazan.

Read More: Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Okja’ Starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal And Paul Dano Has Started Filming

Neither actor is expected to appear onscreen in the film, reports Variety. “Wildlife” tells of a teenager named Joe Brinson whose parents’ marriage slowly dissolves after the family moves to Montana in 1960. Dano and Kazan have been in a relationship since 2007 and co-starred in “Ruby Sparks” (which Kazan wrote solo) together four years ago. Kazan’s recent credits include “Our Brand Is Crisis” and the South by Southwest premiere “My Blind Brother,” while Dano has been seen in “12 Years a Slave,” “Prisoners” and “Love & Mercy.”

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- Michael Nordine

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Paul Dano To Direct "Wildlife" Tale

29 July 2016 9:32 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paul Dano is set to make his feature directorial debut on the coming-of-age drama "Wildlife" at June Pictures.

Based on the 1990 Richard Ford novel, the story follows a teenage boy in 1960 who watches his parents' marriage start to come apart after the family moves to Montana.

The actor will direct from a script he's written with Zoe Kazan, while Alex Saks will produce. Dano is currently shooting Bong Joon-Ho's "Okja".

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- Garth Franklin

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Paul Dano to Make Directorial Debut With Indie Drama ‘Wildlife’

29 July 2016 3:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Dano will make his feature directorial debut with the coming-of-age drama “Wildlife,” helming from a script he’s written with Zoe Kazan.

“Wildlife,” based on the 1990 Richard Ford novel, is being produced by Alex Saks for June Pictures with Oren Moverman, Ann Ruark and Dano. Kazan is executive producing.

The narrator of the book is a teenage boy who watches his parents’ marriage start to come apart after the family moves to Montana. ”In the fall of 1960, when I was 16 and my father was for a time not working, my mother met a man named Warren Miller and fell in love with him,” the book begins.

Neither Dano nor Kazan are expected to act in “Wildlife.” Dano’s credits include “Little Miss Sunshine,” “There Will Be Blood,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Love & Mercy” and “Swiss Army Man.” He’s currently in production on “Okja” with “Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-Ho.

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- Dave McNary

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Paul Feig interview: Ghostbusters, the web, Sony

3 July 2016 3:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Paul Feig chats to us about his new Ghostbusters film, the internet backlash, the Sony attack, and the last two years of his life…

“I felt the pressure”, Paul Feig admitted, as we sat down to talk about his new film, Ghostbusters. Feig, a geek of some vintage (his two books are sublime, Freak & Geeks remains a superb piece of television, nearly two decades on), has over the past half decade established himself as one of Hollywood’s most successful contemporary comedy directors, off the back of Bridesmaids, The Heat and Spy.

And then he took on Ghostbusters, a project that has seen him in the crosshairs of some legitimate and some utterly vile comments.

It seems almost surreal, after the storm of the past year or two, to finally be at the point where we get to see the film itself. But here we are, and here – in full context, »

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"Spy 2" To Get Lots More Jason Statham

22 June 2016 7:08 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ahead of filmmaker Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" reboot hitting cinemas next month, it seems that the director is considering a sequel to his critically acclaimed 2015 Melissa McCarthy comedy "Spy" which grossed over $200 million worldwide.

Feig reveals to Empire Online that he already has a story in mind for it, one that brings back not just McCarthy but the first film's scene stealer Jason Statham whose Rick Ford character was a parody of the kind of characters he normally plays:

"That's another world that I don't want to walk away from. It's the first thing I did that I set up to be a possible franchise and Melissa is dying to do it. I have a story for it, and a funny idea that will kick it off that involves Statham. ... Susan Cooper is one of my favorite characters I've ever come up with, but Rick Ford is possibly the one »

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Paul Feig wants to do a ‘Spy 2’

21 June 2016 11:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The original Spy movie, which was directed by Ghostbusters helmer Paul Feig, was a stand-out in his pretty solid career resume, and it comes as no surprise that the filmmaker may want to return for a sequel sometime in the future.

Speaking on the press tour for Ghostbusters with UK film mag Empire, Feig said that “[Spy is] another world that I don’t want to walk away from. It’s the first thing I did that I set up to be a possible franchise and Melissa [McCarthy] is dying to do it. I have a story for it, and a funny idea that will kick it off that involves Statham”.

Susan Cooper is one of my favourite characters I’ve ever come up with,” continues Feig, “but Rick Ford is possibly the one I’ll take to the grave with me. Will he get any more self-aware in the sequel? No, god no. »

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Spy 2: latest news on sequel

21 June 2016 10:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Paul Feig would love to do Spy 2, and would have Jason Statham involved. But it's not happening just yet...

Ah, The Statham. We're rather fond of the man, as regular readers may have realised by now. And his turn in Paul Feig's Spy as Rick Ford is firmly established already as one of our favourite all-time Statham roles. If you've not had the pleasure, then be assured that Spy is Statham comedy gold, a film he pretty much walks away with, every time he's allowed near the screen.

There had been talk about a sequel to Spy last year, and writer/director Paul Feig, in a new interview with Empire, has admitted that "that’s another world that I don’t want to walk away from. It’s the first thing I did that I set up to be a possible franchise and Melissa [McCarthy] is dying to do it. »

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Paul Feig’s ‘Spy’ Sequel Will Include An Even Less Self-Aware Rick Ford

21 June 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Before Spy was released into theaters, writer-director Paul Feig already knew he wanted to make a sequel, and what it would be about. The director had hoped to turn The Heat into a franchise–something Sandra Bullock wasn’t onboard with–but it looks like he may get his wish with a Spy 2. The director of this summer’s Ghostbusters reboot is adamant about making the sequel, which would involve […]

The post Paul Feig’s ‘Spy’ Sequel Will Include An Even Less Self-Aware Rick Ford appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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In Sync: The Power of Body Language and Sarcasm in "Bridesmaids", "The Heat", and "Spy"

19 January 2016 7:14 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

More than once, the female heroines in Paul Feig’s comedies are accused of getting too emotional. A heinous example comes in 2013’s The Heat, when good cop/bad cop partners Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) are verbally accosted by a male colleague after a botched sting operation: “We don’t need the two of you coming in with your estrogen and flying at full speed, sticking out in the middle of broad daylight, fucking things up for us!” The threat of being upstaged is always palpable in Feig’s films. Take, for instance, the dueling engagement party speeches by new frenemies in 2011’s Bridesmaids, or the dismissive antics of Jason Statham’s overly aggressive and insecure secret agent in 2015’s Spy. Women betray each other out of fear and self-doubt, while men demean women once their power is threatened. Sarcasm and snarky jokes ensue, usually revolving around physical appearance and gender roles. »

- Glenn Heath Jr.

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