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With not one but two brow-raising films released in 2009, it's no surprise that The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Up In The Air, and Scott Pilgrims Vs. The World star Anna Kendrick is making headlines. She was recently featured in Vanity Fair's "Opening Acts" series for her work in both films. Says Vanity Fair, "Kendrick made her name in the original Twilight movie" and "shines as George Clooney’s tightly wound underling in Jason Reitman’s well-timed dramedy about corporate cost-cutting." Kendrick is featured as the first of eleven stars, including The Debt star Jessica Chastain, All Good Things star Lily Rabe, Alice In Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska, Cold Souls star Katheryn Winnick, Days of Summer star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tetro star Alden Ehrenreich, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen star Isabel Lucas, True Blood star Anna Paquin, and G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra star Channing Tatum. Each of these actors »
For all intents and purposes, the headline above is not a lie, but said "details" aren't as alarming and plot producing as you may like as The Playlist alerts us to a clip from Movie City Indie in which composer Alexandre Desplat talks about working with Terrence Malick and his new film Tree of Life.
To this point the following is what we have for a synopsis: Our picture is a cosmic epic, a hymn to life.
We trace the evolution of an eleven-year-old boy in the Midwest, Jack, one of three brothers. At first all seems marvelous to the child. He sees as his mother (Jessica Chastain) does, with the eyes of his soul. She represents the way of love and mercy, where the father (Brad Pitt) tries to teach his son the world's way, of putting oneself first. Each parent contends for his allegiance, and Jack must reconcile their claims. »
- Brad Brevet
Gerard Butler, according to The Hollywood Reporter, has joined the cast of Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut, an adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy “Coriolanus.” He joins William Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Marsan, and Jessica Chastain. Butler has signed on to star opposite Fiennes in the Rome-set political and family drama about the rise and fall of a war hero turned political future. Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” debuted in 1608 and is based on the life of Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, a legendary Roman general from the 5th century BC. Butler will play the Volscian army commander Tullus Aufidius. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for more “Coriolanus” news. By Costa Koutsoutis (Source: The Hollywood Reporter.com) »
- Costa Koutsoutis
Gerard Butler will star in the film "Coriolanus" for first-time director Ralph Fiennes. The Hollywood Reporter tells us that the film is a contemporary version of Shakespeare's Rome-set politicial and family drama. Fiennes will also star in the film.
So, instead of "This is Sparta!," Butler will say, "This is Rome!" »
Gerard Butler will star opposite Ralph Fiennes in "Coriolanus." The film, which marks Ralph Fiennes. directorial debut, will be a contemporary version of Shakespeare's Rome-set political and family tragedy.John Logan wrote the screenplay. Butler will play Tullus Aufidius, commander of the Volscian army. According to The Hollywood Reporter, William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave have also been cast. Shooting is set to begin in Serbia in March. The film is produced by Julia Taylor-Stanley (Artemis Films), Gabrielle Tana (Magnolia Mae Films) and Colin Vaines. »
- Adnan Tezer
Way back in February it was announced that actor Ralph Fiennes would make his debut as a director on a contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Coriolanus. THR announces, from the on-going American Film Market this week, that Gerard Butler has been cast in the lead role opposite Fiennes, who will also be acting as well as directing. Butler will play Tullus Aufidius, commander of the Volscian army. He joins a cast that includes William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave. The script was written by John Logan (Gladiator, The Last Samurai). Shooting starts in March next year in Serbia. Coriolanus is a play that's not often taught in schools and most people probably haven't read. It's set in the early years of the Roman Republic, however it sounds like Fiennes has contemporized it instead. The story follows Roman military leader Caius Martius, who returns home from »
- Alex Billington
I, for one, love these lesser known Shakespeare tragedies that get adapted to the feature film world. Titus was an amazing film that got under-appreciated when it hits theaters in 1999. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Gerard Butler, who is no stranger to playing tragic heroes, is set to star opposite Ralph Fiennes in Coriolanus. The film, to be Fiennes directorial debut, will be a contemporary look at the classic tale of two, rival, Roman soldiers.
Butler joins not only Fiennes but also William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave. Fiennes plays the titular character, so you know things are going to end up messy for him. Butler, on the other hand, plays the second lead, so his chances of survival in a Shakespearean tragedy are slightly better, though still not great.
Coriolanus is set to begin shooting in March.
Gerard Butler will star in Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut Coriolanus . According to The Hollywood Reporter , Butler has signed to star opposite Fiennes in what is billed as a contemporary version of Shakespeare's Rome-set political and family drama. Butler will play Tullus Aufidius, commander of the Volscian army from Shakespeare's play. He joins a cast that includes William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave. Written by John Logan ( The Last Samurai ), the film is scheduled to begin shooting in Serbia in March. »
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gerard Butler has signed on to star in Ralph Fiennes directorial debut film, Coriolanus. The film is being described as a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's political and family drama.
Butler will play the role of Tulles Aufidius, a commander of the Volscian Army who has fought with Corialanus, played by Fiennes, on many occasions and considers him his biggest enemy. Butler joins a cast that includes Jessica Chastain, William Hurt, Eddie Marsan and Vanessa Redgrave.
>> Real the whole article | on Screenrush - Wednesday 4 November 2009
Ah, Coriolanus. That Shakespeare play about...Romans, isn't it? Something to do with wars and elections? But fear not if your lack of knowledge rivals ours, because Ralph Fiennes is directing a film version, and Gerard Butler has just joined the cast.The one that the Reduced Shakespeare Company don't bother trying to summarise (except through interpretive dance involving a small clockwork dinosaur) in fact follows a Roman general called Gaius Martius (Fiennes himself) who leads his city's armies to war against the Volsicans (from Southern Italy), some of Rome's most dangerous enemies in its early days. The leader of the Volsicans is Tullus Aufidius, who Butler is set to play, who considers Gaius a blood enemy and engages him in single combat. And that's all only in the first half.The play also stars Vanessa Redgrave in the crucial role of Volumnia, who persuades her son to run for »
Ralph Fiennes is making his directorial debut with “Coriolanus”, a can’t miss script from William Shakespeare (that 393-year-old dead guy is really going places). Fiennes will pull Shakespeare’s family-political tragedy (the two never seem to mix well in Shakespeare’s plays) out of ancient Rome and into what’s being called a “contemporary version”. Butler will play Tullus Aufidius, commander of the Volscian army from Shakespeare’s play and nemesis of Coriolanus (Fiennes). Butler joins a cast that includes William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain, and Vanessa Redgrave. [THR]
- Matt Goldberg
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Butler will play Tullus Aufidius, commander of the Volscian army. The political and family drama will co-star Fiennes, William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave.
Shooting is set to begin in Serbia next March, and Icon Entertainment International is currently representing the film to distributors. Coriolanus will mark Fiennes’ directorial debut.
Gerard Butler is set to star in "Coriolanus" which marks the directorial debut of Ralph Fiennes who also stars in the film. Also cast are William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave. John Logan ("The Last Samurai") writes. This will be a contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare's Rome-set political family drama. Butler plays Tullus Aufidius, commander of the Volscian army. Filming is set to take place in Serbia next March. Producing are Julia Taylor-Stanley of Artemis Films, Magnolia Mae Films' Gabrielle Tana and Colin Vaines from Synchronistic. »
3 November 2009 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Butler has signed to star opposite Fiennes in what is billed as a contemporary version of Shakespeare's Rome-set political and family drama.
The project is being repped by Icon Entertainment International at Afm.
Set to begin shooting in Serbia in March, the movie is produced by Julia Taylor-Stanley (Artemis Films), Gabrielle Tana (Magnolia Mae Films) and Colin Vaines (Synchronistic) from a script penned by John Logan ("The Last Samurai"). »
- By Stuart Kemp
I was having a conversation earlier this week with some movie friends and had to balk when someone described Gerard Butler as "great actor." Good actor, fine by me-- he screamed convincingly in a Speedo in 300 and managed a rage-filled American accent in Law Abiding Citizen just fine. But great? Not yet, buster. Apparently Butler heard me and his upping his game, as he announced on a Baltimore radio show, of all places, that he's getting ready to star in Shakespare's Coriolanus, alongside Ralph Fiennes, William Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jessica Chastain (Chastain will be featured in Terrence Malick's Tree of Life, which just got pushed back to a release date next year). As reported by Cinematical, Butler calls it "a passion project" for both himself at Fiennes, even though Butler isn't saying what his role will be. Fiennes is playing the lead, of course, and will be directing »
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, many of you feel my client Gerard Butler should be placed on movie star probation. In the light of new evidence, I plan to petition for a retrial as it would appear that Mr. Butler has abandoned romantic comedies in order to accept a role from England's greatest playwright. Yes, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, Butler is taking a role in William Shakespeare's Coriolanus alongside Ralph Fiennes, William Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jessica Chastain. Fiennes will be playing the lead and will be helming the adaptation in his directing debut, which was adapted by John Logan.
On a very awkward appearance on Baltimore Wjx, Butler revealed that his next role would be in Fiennes' adaptation, and he described it as "a passion project" for them both. He didn't specify which role he would be taking on, but I'm hoping it's Coriolanus' sworn enemy, »
- Elisabeth Rappe
In my last Oscar update someone brought up Terrence Malick's Tree of Life and I replied by saying it looked like Apparition was simply going to focus their attention on Bright Star and potentially The Young Victoria for their Oscar chances and today Anne Thompson confirms my speculation. Apparition chief Bob Berney told Thompson that a year-end opening was "wishful" following early word it may see the light of day on December 25. But he followed that up saying, "It's definitely not going to come out this year."
Tree of Life stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Fiona Shaw and Pell James and is described as a cosmic epic, a hymn to life. As Thompson points out, Malick has been working on this film for 30 years and considering his track record of four films in 35 years of filmmaking, he's not in any rush. Thompson speculates the film's debut is »
- Brad Brevet
Finally!!! What we have all been waiting for, in Cannes, in Berlin before that and ever since closing down Picturehouse. The Indie Industry is giving a big sigh of relief to find the best among us is back in the game. Congratulations. Here is their official unexpurgated and unedited press release...Sydney:
Berney & Pohlad Unveil Apparition, Align with Sony
by Brian Brooks (Updated 4 hours, 15 minutes ago)
Pohlad And Berney Launch New Motion Picture Distribution Company Apparitionand Announce Output Deal With Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquistions Group
New York—August 6, 2009—Bill Pohlad and Bob Berney have launched a new motion picture distribution company, Apparition, which will acquire and release films. The new company’s initial slate includes The Tree of Life, written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, and Jane Campion »
- Sydney@SydneysBuzz.com (Sydney)
I never thought the day would arrive that I could blog this news! Coriolanus is hitting the screen in its first big feature film. After countless reimaginings of star-crossed lovers, turmoil in Hamlet town, and double toil and trouble, we're finally getting something new in Shakespeare Land. (And it only took a year after making my wish known as King Lear got another dose of the feature treatment.)
Empire reports that Ralph Fiennes is going to make his directorial debut with his take on the war-filled play, John Logan is penning the adaptation, and he's lined up Vanessa Redgrave, William Hurt, and Jessica Chastain to star. Coriolanus is one of Shakespeare's tragedies that follows Gaius Martius, a determined and formidable Roman general who is not a fan of the lower classes. He wins a great battle for Rome, becomes a hero, and is invited to become a consul in the »
- Monika Bartyzel
Ralph Fiennes has spent a long time working in the industry as an actor, and working with the kind of high-profile people pretty much anyone would wants to cast. And now that Fiennes is turning director, he's doing just that, calling in favors with some pretty hefty thespian pals. For his adaptation of Coriolanus, Shakespeare's play about a corrupt Roman general, Fiennes has cast William Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave and Jessica Chastain, who will star alongside Fiennes himself in the title role. The movie begins filming in Serbia early next year, according to Variety. The Aviator screenwriter John Logan wrote the script for this one, apparently relieving Fiennes of the duty of adapting Shakespeare as well as directing and acting in it. Variety doesn't specify who will be playing what roles, and it's hard to see where Redgrave and Chastain will fit into a movie about Roman generals betraying each other. »
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