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Coens Set Ensemble for Western Series ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

10 July 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Perhaps no longer content to sit back and let Noah Hawley’s Fargo pick at pieces of their legacy, the Coen brothers are getting into the TV game with The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. As we predicted earlier this month, the casting would be arriving mighty soon, and now the first notices have landed.

Per the Tracking Board the Coens have filled the ensemble with some familiar players in their filmography and some new additions to the repertoire: Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, Stephen Root, and Ralph Ineson are all in talks to join the ambitious project.

The western TV series, which will be released by Annapurna Television, features six segments, each of which feature different characters and different stories. As previously reported, but now updated with those attached, see details on each below:

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a feature-length omnibus consisting of six separate stories, »

- Chris Evangelista

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James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson and more set for The Coen Brothers’ Ballad of Buster Scruggs

9 July 2017 6:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production on the Coen Brothers’ western series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs due to begin this month, The Tracking Board is reporting that the cast of the TV show is coming together, with James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Zoe Kazan, Stephen Root and Ralph Ineson all nearing deals to join the project.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is described by the Coens as “a feature-length omnibus” and will consist of six different stories:

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs” follows a singing cowboy.

“Near Algodones” is about a high-plains drifter whose own fecklessness dogs his attempts at bank robbery and cattle driving.

Meal Ticket” follows an actor and impresario of a traveling show.

“All Gold Canyon” is about a prospector who happily finds a gold seam but then unhappily finds an evil encroacher.

“The Gal Who Got Rattled” follows two trail bosses on the Oregon Trail and a woman on »

- Gary Collinson

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‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Cast Includes James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Zoe Kazan, and More

9 July 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Joel & Ethan Coen‘s western television series, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, is about to secure its stars. James Franco (The Disaster Artist), Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), and more are closing deals to be a part of the Coen Brothers’ first original TV show. Production begins later […]

The post ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Cast Includes James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Zoe Kazan, and More appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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James Franco is Making His First Coen Brothers Movie and Getting His Career Back on Track

8 July 2017 7:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s no secret James Franco is one of the most hate-him-or-love-him actors working in Hollywood. But even those who consider themselves fans don’t always show up to the countless indies he makes in any given year, from “Memoria” to “The Adderall Diaries,” “King Cobra” and directorial efforts “In Dubious Battle” and “The Sound and the Fury.” At this point there’s no denying Franco has talent, but he takes on so many middling projects and appears in what seems like everything to the point that it can be hard to remember why you loved him in the first place.

Fortunately, Franco looks like he’s ready to remind us why he belongs in the business. It’s happened before — his Oscar-nomianted lead performance in “127 Hours,” his go-for-broke turn in “Spring Breakers” and »

- Zack Sharf

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The Coen Brothers’ TV Series Will Be Led By Tim Blake Nelson

8 July 2017 6:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Coen brothers’ TV series is gaining some traction in terms of its cast. It appears than none other than Tim Blake Nelson will lead the about-to-start-production series, which is the brothers’ first foray into the world of TV.

Joel and Ethan Coen will write and direct The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, which is described as a comedy-drama.

The news comes via the Albuquerque Journal (via The Tracking Board), who report that the likes of James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, Stephen Root and the awesome Ralph Ineson are also in negotiations. The paper had more info regarding the characters in the new show:

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs” follows a singing cowboy. The Tracking Board has learned that Tim Blake Nelson will play the title character.

“Near Algodones” is about a high-plains drifter whose own fecklessness dogs his attempts at bank robbery and cattle driving. We hear James Franco, »

- Paul Heath

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Tim Blake Nelson leads all-star cast for Coens' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

7 July 2017 3:10 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

So the Coen Brothers' previously announced feature-length Western onibus series The Ballad Of Buster Scrubbs has got its cast. Tim Blake Nelson leads the series as the eponymous Buster Scruggs, alongside hopeful co-stars James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, Stephen Root and Ralph Ineson. Right now deals are being finalized. According to the Albuquerque Journal (via The Tracking Board), here are the... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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How ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Star Jacob Batalon Went From College Dropout to Blockbuster Star

7 July 2017 1:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jacob Batalon didn’t set out to be an actor, but that’s about to change for him in a very big way. Starring in a big budget Marvel superhero film will do that for anyone, but for a rising newbie like Batalon – who nearly steals the show as Peter Parker’s best friend and charming sidekick Ned Leeds in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” – it’s still a major surprise. Initially interested in studying singing and the ukulele, the Hawaiian native enrolled at Honolulu’s Kapi‘olani Community College after high school to study music theory, but he soon dropped out without finishing his degree.

“I didn’t really enjoy school in general,” Batalon said in a recent interview. “I dropped out of college in Hawaii, just because I thought school was for losers. But school’s really important.”

The easy-going actor soon fell in with a scouting agency from Los Angeles, »

- Kate Erbland

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James Franco, Zoe Kazan & Tim Blake Nelson To Star In The Coen Bros’ ‘The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs’

7 July 2017 12:36 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With filming slated to begin soon, the casting details for the Coen Brothers‘ upcoming, six-part omnibus western “The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs” are finally being revealed. And while there has been some confusion about whether it’s a feature or television project, the fact that Annapurna Television are housing ‘Scruggs’ should say it all.

Tim Blake Nelson gets called up by the Coens for the first time since “O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Continue reading James Franco, Zoe Kazan & Tim Blake Nelson To Star In The Coen Bros’ ‘The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The 25 Best Comedies of the 21st Century, Ranked

9 June 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Now more than ever, the world could use a laugh. This bizarre, in-progress century has already produced any number of great comedies, which is to say that many of your (and our) favorites were left out: sorry, “Toy Story 3”; sorry, “Knocked Up.” As we tend to lean toward the indie side — and away from certain men-behaving-badly movies — there are also some titles on here that you might not have seen.

There are even some you may not consider to be straightforward comedies. You may not think of “Lost in Translation” or “Mistress America” as laugh riots, but we felt it best to be broad in our approach — any movie that balances its darker shades with cathartic humor was eligible. You’ll notice that we like women and Working Title (the British production company responsible for several titles on this list), which is to say: This is less a definitive »

- Michael Nordine and Anne Thompson

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‘Not Without Hope’ Survival Movie Leaves Relativity, Lands at 36films

30 May 2017 3:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

36films and founder Michael Cuccolo have acquired rights to produce survival drama “Not Without Hope,” which has been tied up at troubled Relativity Media for the past four years.

Cuccolo made the announcement Tuesday about the project, based on the New York Times best-seller by Nick Schuyler and Jere Longman about a 2009 boating accident that took the lives of NFL players Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith and Schuyler’s best friend Will Bleakley. Schuyler was the sole survivor after being found near death clinging to the engine mount of the capsized vessel 70 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shuyler’s story was the subject of an HBO Real Sports segment and a one-hour Oprah Winfrey special. His agent, Rick French, fielded numerous pitches for the movie rights before setting the project up with Mark Wahlberg and his Closet to the Hole Productions. Wahlberg held the rights for 18 months until »

- Dave McNary

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Movie Review – Colossal (2016)

22 May 2017 12:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Colossal, 2016.

Directed by Nacho Vigalondo.

Starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Tim Blake Nelson, and Austin Stowell.

Synopsis:

Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City, and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.

From watching the initial trailer for Colossal I walked into this movie firmly expecting an offbeat indie comedy about a woman who somehow is/controls a giant monster that’s attacking Seoul. Instead it is a strange black comedy with extremely dark themes of alcoholism, self-loathing and domestic abuse. In places it’s laugh out loud and in others legitimately unnerving and disturbing.

Anne Hathaway (superbly cast and one of her best performances) plays Gloria an out of control party girl who drinks way too much and is in a downward spiral. »

- Helen Murdoch

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Second Opinion – Colossal (2016)

18 May 2017 3:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Colossal, 2016.

Directed by Nacho Vigalondo.

Starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson.

Synopsis:

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) has a hit a crisis.  She’s out of work and boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens) has had enough of her party lifestyle and kicked her out of his flat.  She returns to her family home, falls in with old school friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis) and then sees reports on TV about a monster attacking Seoul.  And something tells her that somehow she’s connected to this phenomenon.

There’s actually a lot to like about Colossal.  What turns out to be a mixture of science fiction, horror and comedy takes a while to get off the ground, with Anne Hathaway’s Gloria refusing to tone down her drink-fuelled lifestyle and being thrown out of her partner’s apartment as a result.  She takes the conventional route – going back to her childhood home – but, »

- Freda Cooper

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Movie Review – Colossal (2016)

16 May 2017 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Colossal, 2016.

Directed by Nacho Vigalondo.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson.

Synopsis:

A young woman discovers that when she walks through a certain park in her hometown a monster appears in downtown Seoul mimicking her every movement.

When a high-concept comedy delivers on its premise, it can be a truly wonderful thing. Successful examples that spring to mind include Groundhog Day, Bruce Almighty, Stranger Than Fiction, and I would even argue Snakes on a Plane! Colossal has an undeniably original premise (it’s essentially Godzilla meets Being John Malkovich), but despite the best efforts of the cast it’s a sadly unfocused and unsatisfying effort.

Having been unemployed for a year, Anne Hathaway’s character Gloria has been getting drunk more and more often as a way of coping. One day her boozy antics and increasing unreliability become too much for her very »

- Amie Cranswick

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Tim Blake Nelson headlining The True Don Quixote

11 May 2017 9:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that production has got underway on The True Don Quixote, a modern-day version of Miguel de Carvantes classic novel, with Chris Poche (Over the Hedge) directing a cast that includes Tim Blake Nelson (Fantastic Four) as Don Quixote and Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Sancho Panza.

According to the site, the story “is centered on a man who’s safe and comfortable and bored to death with his life. In his state of despair, the stories of passion and pain change his mind until he awakens insane, anointing himself as Don Quixote to find adventure, fame and glory that will make his life worthwhile — while never leaving his one-mile square neighborhood.”

“[Don Quixote] is this hilarious, intimate little buddy comedy about a guy who essentially just goes out and attacks his neighborhood because he goes insane from boredom and propaganda, which feels very timely,” said Poche. “And who better »

- Gary Collinson

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Tim Blake Nelson to Star in ‘The True Don Quixote’

8 May 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tim Blake Nelson is starring as the title character in the movie “The True Don Quixote,” a modern-day version based on the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes.

Shooting began Monday near New Orleans with Chris Poche (“Over The Hedge”) directing from his own script. Jacob Batalon (“Spiderman: Homecoming”) is co-starring as Sancho Panza.

Producers are Trey Burvant through Charthouse Films and Jason Waggenspack through his Neutral Ground Films.

The story is centered on a man who’s safe and comfortable and bored to death with his life. In his state of despair, the stories of passion and pain change his mind until he awakens insane, anointing himself as Don Quixote to find adventure, fame and glory that will make his life worthwhile — while never leaving his one-mile square neighborhood.

Don Quixote,” published in two parts in 1605 and 1615, centers on a Spanish nobleman who loses his sanity as he seeks to revive chivalry. »

- Dave McNary

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Tim Blake Nelson To Star As ‘The True Don Quixote’; Lolita Davidovich Cast In ‘Sorry For Your Loss’

8 May 2017 2:53 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tim Blake Nelson, last seen in Nacho Vigalondo’s monster film Colossal, has been tapped as the lead in The True Don Quixote. The indie is directed by Chris Poche, who also wrote the screenplay, which is based on the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes. Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s Jacob Batalon will co-star in the pic, which began shooting today in New Orleans. Charterhouse FilmsTrey Burvant is producing alongside and Jason Waggenspack of Neutral Ground Films. The… »

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Tim Blake Nelson to Star as Don Quixote in Modern Take on Classic

8 May 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Tim Blake Nelson will star in The True Don Quixote, a modern day reimagining of Miguel de Cervantes' classic story.

Nelson will star as a man who is inspired by the fictional Quixote, who spent too much time with romance stories and consequently believes he is a knight. Spider-Man: Homecoming newcomer Jacob Batalon is set to play the movie's Quixote sidekick Sancho Panza.

Chris Poche (Over the Hedge) wrote and will helm the project, which has begun principal photography in New Orleans.

Charterhouse Films' Trey Burvant and Neutral Ground Films' Jason Waggenspack will produce, with Karey Kirkpatrick, Rick French, Sal Scaccia, Josh Mayer, Susan Brennan and Sidney »

- Mia Galuppo

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Mondo’s Colossal Giant Monster maquette available to pre-order now

28 April 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sideshow has announced that Mondo’s Giant Monster maquette from Nacho Vigalondo’s Anne Hathway-headlined monster comedy Colossal is now available to pre-order, priced at $150; take a look at the official promotional images here…

See Also: Pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles

In the film Colossal, written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, Gloria (Anne Hathaway) drinks too hard and parties too much. Her boyfriend has enough of it and throws her out. Gloria returns to her hometown, dreaming of making a new start, but instead revives her childhood friendship with Oscar, who now runs a bar. After drinking the night away with Oscar and his friends, she wakes up to discover a gigantic monster rampaging through Seoul and realizes that somehow the monster is connected to her.

Created using the actual digital model of the creature from the film, this maquette features screen-accurate details of the mysterious giant monster and includes a »

- Amie Cranswick

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New UK trailer for monster comedy Colossal starring Anne Hathaway

27 April 2017 11:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than a month to go until its UK release, a new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming monster comedy Colossal. Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, the film stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson; check it out below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch a clip from Colossal featuring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis

After Gloria (Anne Hathaway) loses her job and is kicked out of her boyfriend’s apartment, she leaves her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

Colossal is »

- Amie Cranswick

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16 Good Movie Pick-Me-Ups on Netflix Right Now

26 April 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Why so glum, chum? Movies are fun and they need watching.

In the immortal words of Shane Black via Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight, “Life is pain. Get used to it.” These days life has been really painful though, and it’s not so easy to get used to it. Thankfully movies are always here to pick us up when we need it, or bring us down if we’re looking to wallow. This month we’ve made a list of movies that will leave you smiling and feeling good about humanity after you watch them — at least for a little while. Click on their titles to be taken to their Netflix pages.

Pick of the Month: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

It’s possible that Big Trouble in Little China might be the stupidest movie ever made. It’s about a fast-talking, rock-stupid, man-child truck driver battling Asian mystics over the fate of his »

- Nathan Adams

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