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Newswire: Michael Sheen and Michelle Monaghan to star in Birdman-style “existential” drama

7 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

According to Variety, Michael Sheen and Michelle Monaghan are set to star in The Price Of Admission, a film described as “a unique story that’s part dramedy and part existential thriller” and is said to be “in the tradition of Being John Malkovich and Birdman.” Sheen will be a “middling playwright” suffering from a midlife crisis, and Monaghan will play his frustrated wife who is tired of being ignored. It’s unclear where the weirdo Birdman or Being John Malkovich-style magical realism twist will come in, but there pretty much has to be one if those are the two movies The Price Of Admission is being compared to.

The project comes from writer/director Peter Glanz, who previously wrote and directed that Jason Bateman-starring Longest Week from 2014.

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- Sam Barsanti

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Michael Sheen And Michelle Monaghan Will Pay The Price Of Admission For Director Peter Glanz

7 February 2017 10:11 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Between Showtime’s award-winning Masters of Sex and The Path, Michael Sheen and Michelle Monaghan have found success on the small screen in recent years, but The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the talented duo is bound for cinema once more for The Price of Admission.

Writer-director Peter Glanz is fostering development, and the elevator pitch put forward by THR evokes comparisons to Being John Malkovich and Birdman, with a dash of Charlie Kaufman’s signature identity crises thrown in for good measure. Sheen will take point as Harold Sugar, a creative struggling to cope with an existential crisis. Monaghan, meanwhile, plays his wife Eliza, who wants nothing more than to settle down and start a family, leading Harold to spiral into his own fabricated comfort zone of fictitious plays and fantastical stories.

Here’s the official pitch:

“The Price of Admission follows a playwright named Harold (Sheen), who is »

- Michael Briers

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Michael Sheen and Michelle Monaghan to star in The Price of Admission

6 February 2017 5:39 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Radiant Films International is looking to introduce Peter Glantz's The Price Of Admission to buyers at the Berlin Film Festival’s European Film Market, and it's also been announced that Michael Sheen (Passengers) and Michelle Monaghan (Patriot's Game) are set to star in the upcoming film. Said to be in the tradition of Being John Malkovich and... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Michael Sheen, Michelle Monaghan to Star in Thriller ‘Price of Admission’

6 February 2017 4:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Sheen and Michelle Monaghan will star in Peter Glanz’s dramedy/thriller “The Price of Admission.”

John Powers Middleton and Alex Foster of The Middleton Media Group, Neda Armian (“Rachel Getting Married”) of Armian Pictures, Adrian Politowski’s Umedia, and Glanz will produce. Casey Affleck, nominated for a best actor Academy Award for “Manchester by the Sea,” will executive produce through his company’s partnership with Middleton, The Affleck/Middleton Project.

Radiant Films is launching international sales at the Berlin Film Festival’s European Film Market this week.

“The Price of Admission” is in the tradition of “Being John Malkovich” and “Birdman” — a unique story that’s part dramedy and part existential thriller. Sheen will portray a middling playwright undergoing a midlife crisis whose wife (Monaghan) grows tired of being second-fiddle to his work.

Glanz is directing the film from his own screenplay. He also wrote and helmed the comedy “The Longest Week, »

- Dave McNary

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Michael Sheen, Michelle Monaghan to Star in 'The Price of Admission' (Exclusive)

6 February 2017 2:35 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Michael Sheen and Michelle Monaghan are ready for The Price of Admission.

The pair will star in Peter Glanz’s next feature film, which is being described as a unique story in the tradition of Being John Malkovich and Birdman. It follows a playwright named Harold (Sheen), who is dealing with both a mid-life crisis and failing marriage. His wife Eliza (Monaghan), tired of playing second-fiddle to his work, wants a family. But incapable of functioning in reality, Harold submerges himself in an elaborate play about his life. Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, we follow him as he descends »

- Rebecca Ford

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Efm: Michael Sheen, Michelle Monaghan join 'The Price Of Admission'

5 February 2017 11:33 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has come on board to commence international sales in Berlin this week.

Peter Glanz will direct for producers John Powers Middleton and Alex Foster of The Middleton Media Group, Neda Armian of Armian Pictures and Adrian Politowski’s Umedia.

Oscar frontrunner Casey is on board as executive producer through his company partnership with Middleton, The Affleck/Middleton Project.

The parties said The Price Of Admission will play like a part dramedy, part existential thriller in the vein of Being John Malkovich and Birdman.

Sheen will play a playwright in the throes of a mid-life crisis and failing marriage whose life tumbles into a limbo state between fiction and reality.

International film group Umedia is co-financing the picture and ICM packaged the film and handles Us rights.

Glanz wrote the screenplay and also produces. Known primarily for commercials, he also wrote and directed comedy The Longest Week starring Jason Bateman as well »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Coen Brothers Enlist Peter Fonda to Star in Their ‘Wild’ Mercedes Super Bowl Ad – Watch

27 January 2017 4:33 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Peter Fonda ditches the Harley-Davidson for a Mercedes Amg Gt-Roadster in a new Super Bowl spot directed by Ethan and Joel Coen.

A 30-second version of the spot is set to air during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl Li on February 5. We’ve got your first look below at the full minute version.

Read More: Adam Driver To Star In Live Super Bowl Commercial For Snickers — Watch Previews

The commercial kicks off with an aging biker eyeing the jukebox, where just one song is available: Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild” – made famous, of course, by Fonda and Dennis Hopper’s 1969 classic film “Easy Rider.” (The camera even pans to a shot of an “Easy Rider” poster, like the one above.)

The bikers in this bar, however, don’t exactly exude the same cool as Fonda and Hopper did nearly 50 years ago. Eventually, a younger patron barges in and »

- Michael Schneider

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Coen Brothers Enlist Peter Fonda to Star in Their ‘Wild’ Mercedes Super Bowl Ad – Watch

27 January 2017 4:33 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Peter Fonda ditches the Harley-Davidson for a Mercedes Amg Gt-Roadster in a new Super Bowl spot directed by Ethan and Joel Coen.

A 30-second version of the spot is set to air during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl Li on February 5. We’ve got your first look below at the full minute version.

Read More: Adam Driver To Star In Live Super Bowl Commercial For Snickers — Watch Previews

The commercial kicks off with an aging biker eyeing the jukebox, where just one song is available: Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild” – made famous, of course, by Fonda and Dennis Hopper’s 1969 classic film “Easy Rider.” (The camera even pans to a shot of an “Easy Rider” poster, like the one above.)

The bikers in this bar, however, don’t exactly exude the same cool as Fonda and Hopper did nearly 50 years ago. Eventually, a younger patron barges in and »

- Michael Schneider

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Adam Driver To Star In Live Super Bowl Commercial For Snickers — Watch Previews

26 January 2017 12:03 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In 2015, Snickers and advertising agency Bbdo New York aired a Super Bowl spot that featured Danny Trejo playing Marcia Brady from “The Brady Bunch” prior to eating a Snickers Bar. Snickers followed up the Super Bowl ad with another in a similar vein featuring Willem Dafoe playing Marilyn Monroe. But this year, Snickers has something new in store for their third consecutive big game advertisement: the first-ever live Super Bowl commercial, starring actor Adam Driver.

Read More: Being John Malkovich Is Pretty Frustrating in This Super Bowl Ad — Watch

Ad Week reports that the commercial will be performed during the first ad break of the third quarter, but before that, a 36-hour live stream from the set of the spot will precede the ad’s airing. Watch four previews for the commercial below. The first simply previews the live commercial, while the other three are fake auditions featuring a cardboard cutout of Driver, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Adam Driver To Star In Live Super Bowl Commercial For Snickers — Watch Previews

26 January 2017 12:03 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 2015, Snickers and advertising agency Bbdo New York aired a Super Bowl spot that featured Danny Trejo playing Marcia Brady from “The Brady Bunch” prior to eating a Snickers Bar. Snickers followed up the Super Bowl ad with another in a similar vein featuring Willem Dafoe playing Marilyn Monroe. But this year, Snickers has something new in store for their third consecutive big game advertisement: the first-ever live Super Bowl commercial, starring actor Adam Driver.

Read More: Being John Malkovich Is Pretty Frustrating in This Super Bowl Ad — Watch

Ad Week reports that the commercial will be performed during the first ad break of the third quarter, but before that, a 36-hour live stream from the set of the spot will precede the ad’s airing. Watch four previews for the commercial below. The first simply previews the live commercial, while the other three are fake auditions featuring a cardboard cutout of Driver, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Being John Malkovich Is Pretty Frustrating in This Super Bowl Ad — Watch

26 January 2017 9:58 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you don’t care about football but are looking forward to the Super Bowl anyway, there’s probably one reason for that: the commercials. The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons don’t face off in Houston until next weekend, but in the meantime you can watch John Malkovich in a Squarespace ad that’ll air during the big game.

Read More: John Malkovich Embraces His Passion As a Fashion Designer in Lush Short Film — Watch

“How is it that JohnMalkovich.com is taken?” he wonders as it opens. A younger woman points out that this is a problem, as the clothing collection they’re working on is literally named after him, but he seems more frustrated by the mere fact of it than anything else: “I really am him,” Malkovich says with growing anger in his voice. “There is a film about me being me.” (“Isn’t it »

- Michael Nordine

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Being John Malkovich Is Pretty Frustrating in This Super Bowl Ad — Watch

26 January 2017 9:58 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you don’t care about football but are looking forward to the Super Bowl anyway, there’s probably one reason for that: the commercials. The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons don’t face off in Houston until next weekend, but in the meantime you can watch John Malkovich in a Squarespace ad that’ll air during the big game.

Read More: John Malkovich Embraces His Passion As a Fashion Designer in Lush Short Film — Watch

“How is it that JohnMalkovich.com is taken?” he wonders as it opens. A younger woman points out that this is a problem, as the clothing collection they’re working on is literally named after him, but he seems more frustrated by the mere fact of it than anything else: “I really am him,” Malkovich says with growing anger in his voice. “There is a film about me being me.” (“Isn’t it »

- Michael Nordine

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Newswire: New ad shows John Malkovich’s struggle to be John Malkovich on the internet

25 January 2017 4:48 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

John Malkovich is no stranger to identity crises, having served as the muse for Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman’s surrealist comic masterpiece Being John Malkovich. Still, the celebrated actor was in for a surprise when he attempted to secure johnmalkovich.com for his new line of clothing; the site had already been snagged by an online squatter who was selling their own cheap knockoffs of Malkovich’s designs.

Malkovich eventually resolved the conflict—presumably through some combination of talking very quietly, and then getting very loud—and he’s now turned the experience into an ad for Squarespace. The end result is a fun little short story, even if, in one more weird twist, Malkovich did have to get the permission of the producers of the movie about people stealing his identity in order to make a joke about the movie itself, because once you take the first steps »

- William Hughes

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Sundance Review: ‘Get Out’ is an Effective and Unnerving Satirical Thriller

24 January 2017 1:37 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Resisting a deep racial analysis in the vein of I Am Not Your Negro, master satirist Jordan Peele’s horror comedy Get Out requires an audience ready to hoot, holler, yell, and laugh along. In large part, his directorial debut is a success, a rare studio comedy/thriller with a surface-level social agenda. The true test of a film like this is rather simple: are we with it or do we resist? The answer is largely the former and Get Out has a great of fun satirizing our “post-racial” society in a horror comedy of manners, though it never actually tackles the depressing realities of the issue.

Daniel Kaluuya plays Chris, a young black man dating Rose, (Allison Williams), a white girl from the upper crust, liberal family. So liberal, in fact, both Rose and her father Dean (Bradley Whitford) take every opportunity to remind him that he would have »

- John Fink

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‘Get Out’ Review: Jordan Peele’s Directorial Debut Is A Horror Movie Unafraid To Call Out Racist Bullshit — Sundance 2017

24 January 2017 11:42 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s never a good sign when Catherine Keener is the scariest thing in your horror movie, but if “Get Out” isn’t half as scary as the ideas that inspired it, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut is almost certain to be the boldest — and most important — studio genre release of the year. What it lacks in fear, it nearly makes up for in fearlessness.

When Hollywood wants to talk about race, it’s usually an inspirational film, set at some point in the past, that sparks discussion. It doesn’t matter if that setting is the 19th century, the civil rights movement, or even sometime last week; it’s any time that isn’t right this moment. Stories of injustice are always more comfortable being watched over your shoulder, so these films bring a wedge of distance so that (white) audiences don’t feel implicated in the on-screen suffering. »

- David Ehrlich

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John Malkovich Embraces His Passion As a Fashion Designer in Lush Short Film — Watch

4 January 2017 7:50 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In Spike Jonze’s debut feature “Being John Malkovich,” John Cusack’s character Craig Schwartz enters the mind and body of actor John Malkovich and begins controlling him from the inside, eventually forcing him to publicly switch careers from acting to puppeteering. The central joke in the film is that no one in Hollywood bats an eye when Malkovich suggests such a radical career change.

Read More: John Malkovich Plays Agent Dale Cooper of ‘Twin Peaks’ in First ‘Playing Lynch’ Video — Watch

While becoming a fashion designer isn’t exactly as radical a shift in professions, Malkovich and the website builder Squarespace have released a three-minute short film entitled “John’s Journey” that details his decision to start his own fashion line and the struggles he faces to be taken seriously. “I don’t really care how they take me,” he says to a friend of his in the film. »

- Vikram Murthi

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John Malkovich Is Designing Clothes Now

3 January 2017 10:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you’re still in a holidaze and having difficulty focusing at your desk right now, prepare for a shock that will pull you right out of your funk — John Malkovich (yes, that Being John Malkovich, John Malkovich) just announced that he’s decided to become a full-time clothing designer. (If you just automatically mouthed “What?” we did too.)

Yep, the beloved and critically-acclaimed actor is switching gears at 63 years old to pursue a career in fashion design — and he recently launched the site JohnMalkovich.com to prove it. His website has the lookbooks (and shoppable links) to his latest collections, »

- Colleen Kratofil

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