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The film, titled "Scripted Content" was directed by Matthew Frost, "...poking fun at the obsession with celebrities in the digital age..."
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- Michael Stevens
The National Board of Review’s selection of “Her” as best film of 2013 made it official: This year’s awards race is not a two-way battle — it’s more like a royal rumble, where a flood of wrestlers are involved in a huge smackdown to gain the top spot.
The wins for best pic and for “Her” director Spike Jonze are also like a market correction. The media (including Variety) has devoted energy to the question of whether Scarlett Johansson should be considered for supporting actress though she’s never seen in the film. (The answer is that she is indeed eligible for SAG and Oscar attention.)
It’s an interesting question, but the curiosity factor of the voice performance has taken some of the focus away from the work of writer-director Jonze, actor Joaquin Phoenix and the rest of the Warner Bros. pic’s virtues. Whether the Academy will »
- Tim Gray
Hot on the heels of critical darling All Is Lost, J.C. Chandor has been tapped to write with an eye to direct a film about NFL legend Vince Lombardi. The film would come from Legendary Pictures, which just had a big sports biopic hit with 42. One interesting note, though, is that it would stand in fairly direct competition with another Lombardi pic that’s in-development over at TriBeCa Productions- with the head of that studio, Robert De Niro, or John Travolta being eyed to star in it. While the status of the TriBeCa production is up in the air, Legendary looks to hit the ground running.
Chandor has all ready begun writing the film, and has the support of the Lombardi estate, as well as a rights package that includes the book When Pride Still Mattered- which is also being adapted into a Broadway play. Legendary principal, Thomas Tull, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
• Inside Llewyn Davis lead Oscar Isaac is set to join fellow Julliard classmate Jessica Chastain in A Most Violent Year. Isaac is replacing Javier Bardem (reportedly over a disagreement about the script) in the film, which tells the story of a man who immigrates to the U.S. and works his way up to become a successful businessman. Set in 1981 in New York, the movie will deal with citywide corruption. The Wrap also reports that Stanley Tucci is a potential for the film, which J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost) will direct. Isaac currently has three thrillers in post-production: Mojave with Garrett Hedlund, »
- Lindsey Bahr
We’ve got a few casting announcements to attend to. Briefly: Oscar Isaac will replace Javier Bardem in director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost) new film A Most Violent Year opposite Jessica Chastain. Zach Galifianakis is in negotiations to star opposite Owen Wilson in the heist comedy formerly titled Loomis Fargo. Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden and recording artist Rita Ora have been added to the cast of Fifty Shades of Grey. Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned casting. While director J.C. Chandor is currently fielding plenty of Oscar buzz for his Robert Redford-fronted film All Is Lost, the filmmaker is also gearing up to begin production early next year on A Most Violent Year. Javier Bardem had been poised to star as a Hispanic man who “arrives in America with dreams of making it and ends up as a very successful businessman,” but THR reports that »
- Adam Chitwood
Today’s New York Film Critics Circle prizes are a big boost to Fox Searchlight’s “12 Years a Slave” and Warner Bros.’ “Gravity.” Not because they won big — “12 Years” won director for Steve McQueen, while there were none for “Gravity” — but because the critics prizes take the pressure off each of the films as the One To Beat.
The studios have done a great job of keeping heat on those films since early September, which is not an easy thing to do; so with another three months to go, it’s an advantage to be just one of many frontrunners.
Critics awards are notoriously unreliable as Oscar bellwethers. But by voting both screenplay and best film awards for Sony’s “American Hustle,” the N.Y. group brought David O. Russell’s pic to the front of the conversation.
- Tim Gray
Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto: New York Film Critics go for movie stars in each acting category (photo: Cate Blanchett in ‘Blue Jasmine’) (See previous post: "Hot Jennifer Lawrence, Wet Robert Redford: New York Film Critics Winners.") Cate Blanchett was chosen as the New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Actress for Woody Allen’s comedy-drama Blue Jasmine. Blanchett, already touted as an Oscar 2014 favorite, plays a role with elements in common with Vivien Leigh’s Blanche DuBois in Elia Kazan’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Leigh was both the New York Film Critics’ and the Academy Awards’ Best Actress of 1951. (Full list of Nyfcc 2013 award winners.) Cate Blanchett has already won an Oscar — Best Supporting Actress for Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, in which she plays Katharine Hepburn — but this is her first Nyfcc win. Back in 2007, Blanchett, as one of several Bob Dylan characters in Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There, »
- Andre Soares
Despite giving a few very solid performances over the past couple of years, only now is actor Oscar Isaac starting to breakout. With a starring role in the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, and several upcoming projects that have us very excited (Mojave, The Two Faces of January), Isaac is finally starting to get the recognition that he deserves.
It’s clear that Hollywood is beginning to sit up and take notice of the gifted actor and now, relatively new but very promising director J.C. Chandor has cast Isaac in his upcoming film, A Most Violent Year.
The period drama currently has Jessica Chastain set for the female lead and co-starring alongside her was supposed to be Javier Bardem. Due to a disagreement over the script though, he dropped out and now Isaac is being called in to replace him.
THR caught up with Chandor at the Gotham Awards the »
- Matt Joseph
Oscar Isaac is to replace Javier Bardem in J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year co-starring Oscar-nominated Jessica Chastain. Bardem had been announced earlier this year but has left the project due to script disagreements. Director J.C.Chandor, best known for 2011′s fast-paced drama Margin Call, explained the situation and how Isaac was awarded the part:
“It was very sad, after eight months of working on the script with Bardem, for that to fall apart. We just never could get there. As I was having these problems with Bardem, the answer was right in front of my eyes. It’s really neat because Jessica was pushing Oscar because they were classmates at Juilliard, and he literally is this character.”
Not many plot details have been given away but we do know it will centre on a Hispanic man (Isaac) who immigrates to America in the 1980′s and becomes a very successful businessman. »
- Victoria Bull
After working with Nicolas Winding Refn, Ridley Scott, Zack Snyder, Steven Soderbergh and hell, even Madonna, you would think that plenty of doors are already open for Oscar Isaac. Well, we're sure teaming with the Coen Brothers for "Inside Llewyn Davis" (and knocking it out of the park) kicked down a few more. So when Javier Bardem exited "All Is Lost" director J.C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year," Isaac got called up to replace him. And he'll co-star with Jessica Chastain in the 1981-set movie—which Chandor describes as "one of the most violent years on record," hence the title—about "a Hispanic man who immigrates to America and winds up a very successful businessman." Stanley Tucci is also being courted for a supporting role. Sounds great to us, and with filming kicking off in January, perhaps we'll see Isaac back in the awards hunt next fall. [THR/The Wrap]Though Jim Carrey »
- Ken Guidry
“Inside Llewyn Davis” star Oscar Isaac is in negotiations to replace Javier Bardem in J.C. Chandor’s next film “A Most Violent Year,” which also stars Jessica Chastain, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Additionally, TheWrap has exclusively learned that Chandor is courting his “Margin Call” star Stanley Tucci for a key supporting role. Isaac’s casting remains far from official, as the two sides remain far apart on a deal. Bardem exited the project several months ago due to creative differences with Chandor, who also wrote the script. Also Read: TheWrap Screening Series: How Oscar Isaac »
- Jeff Sneider and Lucas Shaw
Just yesterday, we reported on All Is Lost director J.C. Chandor signing on to write and potentially direct a biopic of American Football icon Vince Lombardi. We mentioned his next film, A Most Violent Year, which was supposed to star Jessica Chastain and Javier Bardem. Get out your erasers, because Bardem is out, but Chandor has Oscar Isaac lined up to replace him.According to Chandor, Bardem dropped out over disagreements with the direction of the script, and Chastain pushed for Isaac as her co-star instead. "It's really neat because Jessica was pushing Oscar because they were classmates at Juilliard," Chandor tells The Hollywood Reporter. "And he literally is this character."So who is this character? He’s a Hispanic man who arrives in America with dreams of making it and ends up as a very successful businessman. Will there be a price to pay? Well, the movie is set »
In terms of awards heat and critical acclaim, “All Is Lost” director J.C. Chandor is two-for-two and though he’s already gearing up to head into production on his third feature—the Jessica Chastain-starring “A Most Violent Year”—is already locking down his fourth directorial outing. Deadline reports Legendary Pictures—soon departing Warner Bros. for Universal -- has their eye on a film about legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi to follow-up this year’s Jackie Robinson biopic, “42.” Chandor’s been tapped to write the screenplay only but “with an eye to direct.” As is usually the case. It’s impossible to overstate just how iconic a figure Lombardi is in the world of football—the Super Bowl trophy is named for him after all—so we don’t envy Chandor’s task in humanizing the man. Maybe he can rope in Robert Redford for a reunion? »
- Cain Rodriguez
Awards-season hopefuls J.C. Chandor and Oscar Isaac are set to team up on Chandor's next project, A Most Violent Year. Writer-director Chandor, who is in the Oscar hunt with his film All Is Lost, confirmed at last night's Gotham Awards that the Inside Llewyn Davis star will replace Javier Bardem in the period drama that already has two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain onboard as the female lead. Chandor was spied at the Gotham Awards chatting intensely with Isaac as he had been previously at the Cannes Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival, the Academy's Governors Awards and elsewhere. When
- Scott Feinberg, Tatiana Siegel
J.C. Chandor shot to acclaim with his underseen finance thriller Margin Call which garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. He is following that up with the buzzed about All Is Lost starring Robert Redford. Many claim both Chandor and Redford could be nominated for the film come Oscar time. But, Chandor is not resting on his laurels with two big projects coming up. First is the drama A Most Violent Year starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac. Isaac »
- Alex Maidy
The cast of writer-director J.C. Chandor's upcoming drama A Most Violent Year has changed slightly. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Inside Llewyn Davis star Oscar Isaac will take over from the previously-announced Javier Bardem. Jessica Chastain remains attached to play a leading role. A Most Violent Year is set in 1981, statistically said to be among the most violent years on record. Isaac will play the lead, a Hispanic man who comes to America and finds great success at business. The film will be produced by Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb. (Photo Credit: FayesVision / WENN.com) »
Filmmaker J.C. Chandor took on the recent financial crisis in his talky director debut Margin Call and then chronicled one man’s nearly dialogue-free attempt to survive on the open ocean in All Is Lost, and now he’s setting his sights on something entirely different yet again for another upcoming feature. Deadline reports that Chandor is writing with an eye to direct a film about legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, who as head coach led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships and won the first two Super Bowls. Hit the jump for more on the project. The genre-oriented Legendary Pictures first branched out into the world of sports dramas earlier this year with 42, and it would appear that the success of that film gave them reason to move forward with the Lombardi project. Legendary CEO Thomas Tull is part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and was one »
- Adam Chitwood
Exclusive: After turning the Jackie Robinson-Branch Rickey story 42 into a hit, Legendary Pictures is now targeting Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi for a feature film. Legendary has made a deal with All Is Lost and Margin Call writer-director J.C. Chandor to write with an eye to direct a feature about the coaching legend who led Green Bay to five NFL championships and the first two Super Bowl titles. Legendary, whose principal Thomas Tull is a part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and a passionate pigskin fan, will produce the film with Mary Parent. She produced Pacific Rim and Godzilla for Legendary. Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser will be exec producers. Chandor, who made his feature directing debut on his Oscar-nominated script Margin Call, is once again in the awards season conversation for his follow-up All Is Lost, which stars Robert Redford as a man struggling to survive on the open seas. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Our first look at Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi film Interstellar is coming next month! The movie isn't coming out until November 7th, 2014. According to The Film Stage, the first trailer for the movie is coming out on December 13th and will be attached to Warner Bros.' The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The story "chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage." »
- Joey Paur
Today’s film is the 2013 short Scripted Content. The film is written and directed by Matthew Frost, and stars Jessica Chastain. Chastain has been in the acting industry for nearly 10 years, with guest roles on Veronica Mars and Law & Order: Trial by Jury, before having a breakout year in 2011 with leading roles in Terence Malick’s Tree of Life and Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter. Her newest feature, titled The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, made its debut at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and she is currently working on Christopher Nolan’s next feature, titled Interstellar.
The post Saturday Shorts: ‘Scripted Content’, starring Jessica Chastain appeared first on Sound On Sight.
- Deepayan Sengupta
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