IMDb > Jim Taylor > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

News for
Jim Taylor (III) More at IMDbPro »

Connect with IMDb



2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2005 | 2004

17 items from 2016


Pepe Serna Joins Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ (Exclusive)

1 July 2016 2:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran character actor Pepe Serna has joined the cast in Alexander Payne’s satire “Downsizing,” joining Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau, Variety has learned exclusively.

The Paramount film, currently shooting in Toronto, centers on an Omaha man who joins the throngs of people undergoing a new process that reduces humans to a tiny fraction of their size. Then they move to one of the many communities of small people that are sprouting up around the world.

“It’s the smallest part I’ve ever had, four inches to be exact,” Serna said.

Payne is co-writing the script with Jim Taylor. The duo won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay for “Sideways” and collaborated on the scripts for “Citizen Ruth,” “Election,” “Jurassic Park III,” “About Schmidt” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.”

Downsizing” is produced by Payne and Mark Johnson and will begin production this spring. »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


News Bits: Six, Deadpool, Juliet, Davis, Kubo

6 May 2016 12:47 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Final Six

Sony has scored the movie rights to Alexandra Monir's upcoming space thriller novel "The Final Six," a deal made even though only the book proposal and a few chapters were available - in fact the book's publishing rights are about to go up for auction.

The story imagines a present-day world under a first-of-its-kind coalition between the United Nations and the international space agencies, with a plot to send a team of six intrepid teenagers to create the first human settlement on Jupiter's moon, Europa. [Source: Variety]

Deadpool

Following the news about its massive success on Digital HD, Fox has released the full six-minute gag reel for the "Deadpool" film and - understandably - is definitely not safe for work.

Juliet Naked

Jesse Peretz has closed a deal to direct "Juliet, Naked" based on the best-selling novel by "Brooklyn" and "About a Boy" author Nick Hornby. Tamara Jenkins, Jim Taylor, »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Jesse Peretz Directing ‘Juliet, Naked’ for Judd Apatow

6 May 2016 11:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Our Idiot Brother” director Jesse Peretz will helm the independent romance “Juliet, Naked,” based on the novel by Nick Hornby.

“Juliet, Naked” centers on Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession.

Los Angeles Media Fund (Lamf) is financing the picture. Judd Apatow, and the team of Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Barry Mendel and Jeffrey Soros are producing. Simon Horsman is an executive producer.

The script was written by Tamara Jenkins (‘The Savages”) and Jim Taylor (“Sideways, “About Schmidt”) with revisions by Phil Alden Robinson and Evgenia Peretz.

CAA and UTA set up “Juliet, Naked” and are co-repping the rights.

Jesse Peretz directed nine episodes of Lena Dunham’s “Girls” and five eps of Zooey Deschanel’s “New Girl.”

“I’m thrilled to extend my long collaboration with Jesse to this film, »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Jesse Peretz to direct 'Juliet, Naked'

6 May 2016 5:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The director of Our Idiot Brother will direct Juliet, Naked based on the Nick Hornby novel in a project backed by Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman’s fledgling producer-financier Los Angeles Media Fund (Lamf).

Judd Apatow, Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Barry Mendel and  Soros are the executive producers on the story of a woman who forms a long-distance romance with a singer whom her boyfriend idolises.

Tamara Jenkins and spouse Jim TaylorAlexander Payne’s screenwriting partner on films such as Sideways and About Schmidt – wrote the screenplay with revisions by Phil Alden Robinson and Evgenia Peretz.

Lamf was launched in September 2014 to make films across a range of genres budgeted up to $50m.

It is co-financing and co-producing with Stx The Space Between Us starring Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, and Britt Robertson, and supernatural horror The Bye Bye Man.

Lamf is also in post on the Jim Carrey-starrer True Crimes, which it co-produces »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Downsizing’ Casts ‘Workaholics’ Actress Maribeth Monroe (Exclusive)

4 May 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Workaholics” star Maribeth Monroe has joined the cast of Alexander Payne‘s “Downsizing,” TheWrap has learned exclusively. Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau will also star in “Downsizing,” which stars Matt Damon as an Omaha man who gives in and agrees to undergo a new process that shrinks people before moving to a community of like-minded individuals. Payne (“About Schmidt”) wrote the screenplay with Jim Taylor and is producing through his Ad Hominem production company along with Gran Via ProductionsMark Johnson. Taylor and Jim Burke will executive produce. Also Read: 'Martian' Reunion: Kristen Wiig Joins Matt Damon in Alexander. »

- Linda Ge

Permalink | Report a problem


Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis This Weekend– Great Line-Up of Guests!

31 March 2016 7:26 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis this weeekend! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, April 1st, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 2nd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, April 3rd, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor »

- Tom Stockman

Permalink | Report a problem


Robin Wright Boards ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel; Jonah Hill Sets Directorial Debut; Bradley Cooper Goes ‘Deeper’

31 March 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Denis Villeneuve‘s massively intriguing, potentially disastrous Blade Runner sequel has further upped its credibility: according to Variety, the project’s added Robin Wright in a “key role” about which, of course, nothing is currently known. The Hampton Fancher-penned, Roger Deakins-photographed picture will be set decades after Ridley Scott‘s original, bringing aboard Ryan Gosling in the lead role and featuring the return of Harrison Ford‘s Rick Deckard. The rest will be revealed on January 12, 2018 — or when details start leaking from the set this July.

It’s almost a matter of time before any actor as ubiquitous as Jonah Hill gets into the directing business, so take it as a little surprise when Variety tells us he’s expected to helm his own screenplay, Mid ’90s, which reportedly concerns “a young boy coming up in Los Angeles in the mid-1990s learning life lessons with his skateboarding crew of friends. »

- Nick Newman

Permalink | Report a problem


Kristen Wiig Replaces Reese Witherspooon in 'Downsizing'

29 March 2016 5:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in January 2015, we reported that Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon had signed on to join Matt Damon in director Alexander Payne's Downsizing, which was ironically the second time she had boarded the project. The movie was originally set up back in 2009, but it never moved forward. Today we have a report from Deadline that Reese Witherspoon has dropped out once again due to scheduling conflicts, with Kristen Wiig set to take her place.

The story centers on Matt Damon's character, an ordinary man from Omaha who joins a growing group of people undergoing a process to get shrunk to a fraction of their own size. He then moves to one of the several communities for "small people" that are beginning to sprout up all over the world. No details were given for Kristen Wiig's role, but when Reese Witherspoon landed the role in 2009, she was believed to »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Reese Witherspoon Out, Kristen Wiig In For Alexander Payne’s Downsizing

29 March 2016 2:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Soon-to-be Ghostbuster Kristen Wiig is boarding Alexander Payne’s Downsizing in place of Resse Witherspoon, according to Deadline.

Scheduling conflicts resulted in Witherspoon’s exit, though Paramount wasted no time in filling the actress’ shoes. Now, Wiig will be rubbing shoulders with Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau in Payne’s atypical social satire, representing the director’s third collaboration with Paramount – his latest, Nebraska, debuted to critical acclaim in 2013.

Forget Bruce Dern’s troubled alcoholic, though, Downsizing centers on “an Omaha man who joins the throngs of people undergoing a new process that reduces people to a tiny fraction of their size before moving to one of the many communities of small people that are sprouting up around the world.” Well, we did say it was out of the ordinary.

Behind the scenes, Payne is reuniting with long-term writing partner Jim Taylor. Over the years, the Oscar-winning duo »

- Michael Briers

Permalink | Report a problem


Kristen Wiig Joins Matt Damon in ‘Downsizing’

29 March 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kristen Wiig will star alongside Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau in Paramount’s social satire “Downsizing” with Alexander Payne directing.

Wiig is taking the place of Reese Witherspoon, who withdrew recently due to scheduling conflicts.

Downsizing” centers on an Omaha man who joins the throngs of people undergoing a new process that reduces people to a tiny fraction of their size before moving to one of the many communities of small people that are sprouting up around the world.

Payne is co-writing the script with Jim Taylor. The duo won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay for “Sideways” and collaborated on the scripts for “Citizen Ruth,” “Election,” “Jurassic Park III,” “About Schmidt” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.”

Downsizing” will be produced by Payne and Mark Johnson and will begin production this spring. Taylor and Jim Burke are exec producing.

Payne’s directing credits include “Citizen Ruth, »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Waltz, Chau Join Payne's "Downsizing"

11 March 2016 7:29 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Christoph Waltz ("Spectre") and Hong Chau ("Inherent Vice") are set to join Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon in filmmaker Alexander Payne's new dramedy "Downsizing" for Paramount Pictures.

Payne and Jim Taylor are co-writing the film about an Omaha man who joins the throngs of people undergoing a new process that reduces them to a tiny fraction of their size before moving to one of the many communities of small people that are sprouting up around the world.

Payne and Mark Johnson will produce and filming kicks off this Spring for a late 2017 release.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Christoph Waltz Joins Reese Witherspoon in Alexander Payne's 'Downsizing'

10 March 2016 2:39 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Alexander Payne's Downsizing just added some more star power.  Christoph Waltz will be joining Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon in the film. The plot follows an Omaha man who joins the throngs of people undergoing a new process that reduces people to a tiny fraction of their size, allowing them to live in one of the many miniature communities that are sprouting up around the world. Hong Chau will also be joining the cast of the Paramount project. Payne co-wrote the screenplay with Jim Taylor and is producing with Mark Johnson. Taylor and Jim Burke are executive producing. One of

read more

»

- Mia Galuppo

Permalink | Report a problem


Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau Join Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon in ‘Downsizing’

10 March 2016 2:25 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and “Inherent Vice” actress Hong Chau have signed on to join Oscar winners Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon in Alexander Payne‘s comedy “Downsizing,” it was announced Thursday by Paramount. Payne wrote the screenplay with Jim Taylor and is producing through his Ad Hominem production company along with Gran Via ProductionsMark Johnson. Taylor and Jim Burke will executive produce. Waltz won Oscars his supporting roles in “Django Unchained” and “Inglourious Basterds.” He recently starred in the James Bond film “Spectre” and can be seen next in this summer’s “The Legend of Tarzan” alongside Margot Robbie and. »

- Jeff Sneider

Permalink | Report a problem


Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau Joins Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ (Exclusive)

10 March 2016 2:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau are on board to join Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon in Alexander Payne’s dramedy “Downsizing.”

Payne is co-writing with Jim Taylor, with Paramount to distribute.

The film will mark the third time Paramount and Payne have worked together, following “Election” and “Nebraska.”

Downsizing” tells the story of an Omaha man who joins the throngs of people undergoing a new process that reduces people to a tiny fraction of their size before moving to one of the many communities of small people that are sprouting up around the world.

The film will be produced by Payne and Mark Johnson and will begin production this spring. Taylor and Jim Burke are exec producing.

The film is expected to bow in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Waltz recently added Bond villain to his credits, starring as the antagonist to 007 in “Spectre.” He can be seen next as the »

- Justin Kroll

Permalink | Report a problem


Us Briefs: Golden Gate 3D, BBC Earth, Giant Screen Films go to 'Cuba'

10 March 2016 1:18 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Erik Lomis exits TWC, joins Annapurna; and more…

San Francisco’s Golden Gate 3D will produce the large format film Cuba (working title) in association with BBC Earth, which will support marketing and promotion. Giant Screen Films will distribute globally.

Neil Nightingale (Walking With Dinosaurs, One Life, Tiny Giants, Wild Africa) is on board as executive producer. Production is currently underway with a release target of early 2017.

Erik Lomis has become the latest high-ranking executive to leave The Weinstein Company, where he served five years as head of domestic distribution. Lomis has joined Annapurna Pictures in an unspecified role. A spokesperson confirmed Lomis had joined Megan Ellison’s company but did not elaborate. Reports speculated Ellison is launching a distribution arm.The Orchard has acquired all North American rights from Submarine Entertainment to Michal Marczak’s documentary All These Sleepless Nights. The film from Endorfina Studio and Pulse Films earned the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award in »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

Permalink | Report a problem


‘The Snowman,’ ‘Downsizing’ to Obtain Grant From Norway’s New Incentive Scheme

4 March 2016 1:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Tomas Alfredson’s “The Snowman” and Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” are the first two movies which will receive backing from the Norwegian Film Institute’s new incentive scheme for international and local films and series.

The incentive scheme was launched by The Norwegian Film Institute on Jan. 1 to ramp up the number of international movies and TV shows showcasing Norway as well as boost the Norwegian film sector’s growth and encourage the training and expertise of local industry players and crews. Films must spend at least 25% of their budget in Norway in order to be eligible. Grants are handed out upon films’ completion.

Adapted from Jo Nesbø’s novel by Matthew Carnahan and Hossein Amini,”The Snowman” turns on a Norwegian homicide detective with a checkered past who hunts for a sadistic serial killer with the help of a female detective whose connection to the case is more personal than he realized. »

- Elsa Keslassy

Permalink | Report a problem


Alexander Payne’s 'Downsizing' gets Norwegian grant

2 March 2016 9:17 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Downsizing and The Snowman receive Norway’s new Incentive Scheme grants, with the latter securing $4.6m.

The Norwegian Film Institute has approved a $520,000 (Nok 4.5m) Incentive Scheme grant for Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, which will partly shoot in Norway.

Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon star in Paramount’s social satire, written by Payne with his usual collaborator Jim Taylor, about a distant future when humans can shrink themselves to 1/8 their size, thanks to Scandinavian scientists.

The film’s plot opens in Norway before moving to Payne’s beloved Nebraska in the Us. The passion project is due to shoot later this year for launch in late 2017.

As previously reported, the first project backed under the fledgling Norwegian incentive was Tomas Alfredson’s Jo Nesbo adaptation The Snowman, which received a grant worth $4.6m (Nok 40.5). Working Title Films produces the detective story which will shoot in Oslo, Bergen and Riukan.

The new scheme, aimed at luring »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2005 | 2004

17 items from 2016


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners