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East Village Ennui: Coming of Age Story Displaced, Too Hip For Own Good
A coming of age narrative comprised of the familiar: teen angst, frustration, and ennui–all elements of a universal rite of passage, under the direction of married duo Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, Ten Thousand Saints is visually glossy and star-studded adaptation of Eleanor Henderson’s 2011 book. Firmly reassured by its star power, the film’s strength originates from the leading performances which ultimately take reign over the underwhelming narrative stretched beyond its capabilities.
Typical adolescents Jude (Asa Butterfield) and best friend Teddy (Avan Jogia) seek out drugs, alcohol, and punk rock in order to temper their hormones, confusion, and anger. After an encounter with his step-sister Eliza (Hailee Steinfeld), Jude finds himself reconnecting with his father Les (Ethan Hawke) when he moves to the spellbinding New York City. There he seeks out his own idea of freedom and redemption, »
- Amanda Yam
Title: Ten Thousand Saints Directors: Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman Starring: Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Emily Mortimer, Julianne Nicholson, Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch Losing a friend at a young age can be a traumatic and formative experience. It is hard to deal with the permanence of the situation and the fact that they are not coming back. That can be especially difficult when that person has unintentionally left behind a remnant of themselves that will be impossible to forget. Where that leads is an individual path paved with memories and aspirations. In Ten Thousand Saints, the death of a close friend leads the film’s protagonist to explore a whole [ Read More ]
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After a long career that has seen him work with some of the biggest directors in Hollywood, it looks as if Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers, Pulp Fiction) will be able to cross another name of his list.
Deadline is reporting that Jackson is in talks to join Tim Burton’s latest project, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. The film, which is being produced by 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment, would see Jackson portray a character called Barron, which could well be the film’s villain, but the specifics of the role have yet to be announced.
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is set for a March 2016 release. Jackson can currently be seen »
- Scott J. Davis
Last night's big news regarding Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios collaborating on ways to revive the flagging "Spider-Man" franchise has led to inevitable questions and speculation regarding the future of the web slinger's screen outings.
The biggest of these questions, and the one which has had the most discussion since, has been in regards to who will be cast in the role. The press release by Marvel didn't discuss recasting the role, so fans of current Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield have been holding out hope the actor might return.
Whilst numerous names have been suggested in the wake of the announcement, the same handful of names seem to be popping up regularly social media. Both my own and »
- Garth Franklin
This week will see Samuel L. Jackson creating a little chaos as the bad guy in Kingsman: The Secret Service before he gets back into hero mode for The Avengers: Age of Ultron in May. And now we have word that Jackson will work with a director he hasn't yet collaborated with before. Deadline reports Tim Burton is recruiting the Pulp Fiction star for a role in his adaptation of the young adult fantasy novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children that's set up at 20th Century Fox. The film follows a young boy who discovers an orphanage on an island where children with special powers are cared for. Read on! The story focuses on 16-year old Jacob Portman (Asa Butterfield of Ender's Game), who seeks the truth about his grandfather's past after he's murdered by a “hollow,” a creature thought to be imaginary. But in his search for the truth, »
- Ethan Anderton
Tim Burton's most recent film, Big Eyes, may not have made the splash that many were expecting, but there are still merits to it that make it worth seeking out. As for the director himself, he's moving onto his next film, the big screen adaptation of Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children.
Jane Goldman has been working on the script for this one, and 20th Century Fox has already earmarked a release date of March 4th 2016. And not for the first time in Tim Burton's adaptations of popular books, a new character is being introduced solely for the film version. The role in question is Barron, about whom very little is known. And Deadline is reporting that Samuel L Jackson is in talks to take the part on. »
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to join Eva Green and Asa Butterfield in Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. The film is slated to open March 4th 2016.
Burton will direct from a script by Jane Goldman, who adapted the Ransom Rigg novel about a teenager who finds himself on an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them. [Source: Variety]
Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi, Josh Charles, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, Isaach De Bankole and Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi have joined Richard Gere on the cast of "Oppenheimer Strategies" at The Solution Entertainment Group.
Joseph Cedar directs the story of a man whose life changes dramatically after he befriends a young politician who becomes an influential world leader. Filming begins on Sunday in New York and Israel. »
- Garth Franklin
Tim Burton's most recent film Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Quentin Tarantino favorite Christoph Waltz, found moderate success with critics and audiences alike. On the heels of the film's run, it looks like Burton may be teaming up with another longtime Tarantino collaborator, Mr. Samuel L. Jackson. Burton's next film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is slated for a 2016 release and with the film deep in pre-production, casting details are well underway. Already onboard are Eva Green, who will be playing the title character, and Hugo's Asa Butterfield, who will fill the shoes of the other lead Jacob Portman. Jackson is currently in negotiations, as reported by Deadline, to play a major role in the film by the name of Barron. The details are sketchy on the character's involvement in the story but it appears Mr. Barron is a disguise of a key player in the »
Chernin Entertainment is producing “Peculiar Children” and has slotted the fantasy-actioner for release on March 4, 2016.
Burton will direct from a script by Jane Goldman, who adapted the Ransom Rigg novel about a teenager who finds himself on an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them.
- Dave McNary
Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to join director Tim Burton's adaptation Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children as a character named Barron. Deadline reports that Barron is "a key role," but their sources wouldn't elaborate on whether the character is good or bad. In the original Ransom Rigg novel, there is a character known as Mr. Barron, a bus driver who is one of the many aliases used by Dr. Golan. Golan is a "wight" who stalked the main character Jacob Portman (Asa Butterfield) throughout most of his life in the novel. It isn't known if Samuel L. Jackson is playing this character, or a new role created specifically for the adaptation.
Eva Green stars as Miss Peregrine, who runs a house for children with extraordinary abilities. She meets Jacob on his quest to find out the truth about his grandfather, after he was murdered by a creature known as a "hollow, »
Get ready stateside filmgoers, because the “phoners” (aka “crazies”) are coming to the Us. Stephen King fans know that the master of macabre doesn’t like using cell phones. His 2006 novel, Cell, is a cautionary tale about what can go wrong by pressing portable phones to our ears and keeping them close at hand in our pockets, and its unflinching subject matter contains flocks of murderous lunatics that would be right at home in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, George A. Romero’s The Crazies, or Simon Clark’s Blood Crazy.
We knew this unique King novel was getting the adaptation treatment, with King co-writing the screenplay and John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson in the lead roles, but we’re now one big step closer to seeing it on the silver screen, as Clarius Entertainment has acquired the Us rights to the movie.
Slated to hit theaters this year, »
- Derek Anderson
Michael C with a roundup of three Sundance titles we haven't discussed yet.
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s Ten Thousand Saints makes the mistake of thinking that merely by placing their characters adjacent to interesting times, interest will rub off them. Saints does a beautiful job evoking Manhattan in the 1980’s touching on the Tompkin’s Square Park riots, the Cbgb music scene and more. The problem is that foreground is populated with a singularly uninteresting cast of characters working through a coming-of-age formula we’ve seen executed with more spirit and vitality in countless better films. The lead actors do what they can with their thin wisps of character, none too successfully. There is Hugo’s Asa Butterfield, True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld, and Emile Hirsch as the front man for a hardcore straight edge band. Together they deal with unintended pregnancy, drug overdoses, »
- Michael C.
Set during a mission to colonize Mars, a female astronaut is found to be pregnant and dies during childbirth. After sixteen years of being raised in secret on Mars, the teen connects with a young woman he’s been communicating with and embarks on a road trip across America in hopes of finding his father.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Ender's Game star Asa Butterfield has signed on to star in the sci-fi adventure Out of This World for Relativity Media. Relativity Studios is behind the project, which has Peter Chelsom (Hector and the Search for Happiness) set to direct. The story begins with a billionaire entrepreneur's mission to colonize Mars, which results in a female astronaut becoming pregnant on the planet.
The astronaut died during childbirth, but her infant son was raised in secrecy on Mars. 16 years later, after returning to Earth, the teenage boy (Asa Butterfield) enlists the help of a mission specialist and connects with a young woman he has been communicating with. They both set off on a road trip across America to find the father he never knew.
Allan Loeb (21, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Dilemma) wrote the original screenplay, with Peter Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay (Hector and the Search for Happiness) providing the most recent revisions. »
Currently making the transition from child actor to teen actor – presumably with the hopes of becoming a fully-realised adult actor – Asa Butterfield has another project to assist on his career path. Per THR, the Hugo star has now bagged the lead role in Relativity’s sci-fi effort, Out Of This World.
The rising star will be directed by Peter Chelsom (Hector and the Search for Happiness), who himself will be working from revisions he and Tinker Linsday made to Allan Loeb’s (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps) original script. As the film is in the early stages, Butterfield is the only cast member confirmed. He will be playing a young teen who discovers that the opportunity to know his real father may still be in his grasp.
Check out the plot summary below:
The story is set in motion when, during a mission to colonize Mars led by a billionaire entrepreneur, »
- Gem Seddon
You might have thought he’d had enough of mucking about off-planet with Ender’s Game, but Asa Butterfield is looking to suit up again for a very different science fiction story. He’s set to star in Peter Chelsom’s new film Out Of This World.Chelsom, who last made Hector And The Search For Happiness, will work from a script originated by Allan Loeb that has since seen re-writes from the director and Tinker Lindsay. Out Of This World sees the human race finally colonising Mars with the help of a billionaire entrepreneur. When an astronaut is found to be pregnant, only to die during childbirth, her son is raised on the Red Planet in secrecy. After years spent communicating with a young woman back on Earth, the now-teenage lad (Butterfield) heads for the planet and a road trip to meet the father he never knew.This one »
Asa Butterfield, who starred in Ender’s Game, will topline Out of This World, a sci-fi adventure that Peter Chelsom is directing for Relativity Studios. The story is set in motion when, during a mission to colonize Mars led by a billionaire entrepreneur, a female astronaut is found to be pregnant. After she dies during childbirth, her son is raised in secrecy on Mars. Sixteen years later, with the guidance of a mission specialist, the teen (Butterfield) connects with a young woman he’s been communicating with and embarks on a road trip across America in hopes of finding the father
- Borys Kit
Sundance never sleeps. Screen Media Films came out on top of a competitive bidding situation for "Ten Thousands Saints," taking Us rights to "American Splendor" directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's film version of the acclaimed Eleanor Henderson novel. Starring Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emily Mortimer, Julianne Nicholson, Emile Hirsch, and Ethan Hawke, the Sundance premiere will arrive stateside in late summer 2015 with a robust 25-market theatrical and day-and-date VOD release. Here's the synopsis: In Ten Thousand Saints, after certain events lead Jude (Asa Butterfield) to withdraw from school and his family, his mother sends him to live with his estranged pot-dealing father (Ethan Hawke) in New York City. There, in the crime-riddled East Village of the late 1980’s, Jude forms an unlikely bond with his best friend’s brother (Emilie Hirsch) and the daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) of his father’s girlfriend (Emily Mortimer). As the three »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Screen Media Films has acquired U.S. rights to Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s “Ten Thousand Saints,” which stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emily Mortimer, Julianne Nicholson, Emile Hirsch and Ethan Hawke.
After certain events lead Jude (Butterfield) to withdraw from school and his family, his mother sends him to live with his estranged pot-dealing father (Hawke) in New York City. There, in the crime-riddled East Village of the late 1980’s, Jude »
- Jeff Sneider
Sundance: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired international rights and The Orchard has picked up North America on Joe Swanberg’s drama. In separate deals, Ten Thousand Saints and Fresh Dressed also sold.
The story follows a married couple who head off on separate adventures after they discover a bone and a gun.
Screen Media Films has acquired Us rights to Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s comedy-drama Ten Thousand Saints starring Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emily Mortimer, Julianne Nicholson, Emile Hirsch and Ethan Hawke. Screen Media Films will release in late summer via day-and-date theatrical and VOD after brokering the deal with CAA.Samuel Goldwyn Films and StyleHaul have acquired North American rights to Sacha Jenkins’ documentary Fresh Dressed, about the evolution »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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