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George Clooney and The Coen Brothers sure do love working together. Not only has the actor appeared in four films directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, but now his next directing gig is going to be written by them. It was announced some time ago that the trio was working on a film called Suburbicon. Well, the production is picking up steam and has now added A-list talent like Matt Damon and Julianne Moore to its cast. That's not all, but we now know some of the plot details for the upcoming dark dramedy.
According to The Wrap: "When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal." Set in the fictitious town of Suburbicon, the film will take a darkly humorous look at what seemingly ordinary people are capable of when the context is just right.
This will be Clooney's first directing gig since the underwhelming The Monuments Men, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Bloom has acquired the sales rights for international markets and will launch sales at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is handling U.S. rights.
Joel and Ethan Coen have written the script for “Suburbicon,” which is currently in pre-production. Joel Silver will produce under his Silver Pictures banner alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures label, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures.
The movie will be set in the quiet family town of “Suburbicon,” where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.
- Dave McNary
Twelve years after they last worked together in Ocean's Twelve, Julia Roberts and George Clooney reunite once again in the upcoming Money Monster. Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for this harrowing thriller, which shows the lengths one distraught man in financial ruins will go to, after one particular stock plummets. Money Monster is set for release on May 13, going up against The Darkness, Free State of Jones, Snowden and Kidnap.
In the taut and tense thriller Money Monster, Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (Jack O'Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive »
Acclaimed scribe Charlie Kaufman has a back catalogue of films that anyone would be jealous of having - from his writing gigs like "Being John Malkovich" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" to his directorial efforts like "Synecdoche, New York" and "Anomalisa".
Yet one film on his resume that he's not keen on talking about is the George Clooney-directed "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" which Kaufman wrote. Financially a bit of a dud, the Sam Rockwell-led film was nevertheless well-received by critics. However, Kaufman was not a fan of the result.
Speaking with Marc Maron, Kaufman says: "I didn't like it. That was a movie in which I was not consulted. I mean, George Clooney changed the script, he didn't talk to me during production. We kind of didn't get along. I was invited to see the movie when he was pretty much done and I wrote »
- Garth Franklin
It’s not an accident Confessions of a Dangerous Mind wasn’t shown as last week’s Charlie Kaufman retrospective. Although the Anomalisa writer and co-director received sole credit on George Clooney‘s directorial debut, he had very little involvement in the film, and he wasn’t happy with the end result. After the jump, read Charlie Kaufman’s thoughts on Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. I remember […]
- Jack Giroux
For much of his career, Charlie Kaufman has been an enigma of introspective storytelling, crafting characters and situations that feel all too real to his audience. With his latest feature, the highly recommended stop-motion animation Anomalisa, it’s afforded an unexpected opportunity to gain unprecedented insight into his career. After many other talks, perhaps the most extensive and fruitful has arrived with Marc Maron.
In the one-hour chat, Kaufman discusses not getting his first gig in entertainment until the age of 32 and failing to get writing work on Simpsons, Seinfeld, Mr. Show. He then jumps into his early collaborations with Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry with Being John Malkovich, Human Nature, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, as well as not taking to Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
“I didn’t like it. That was a movie in which I was not consulted. I mean, George Clooney changed the script, »
- Leonard Pearce
Chicago – Charlie Kaufman is one of the most inventive and creative minds in film – he has written “Being John Malkovich,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Adaptation.” He recently teamed up with an animation director, Duke Johnson, to produce an unusual and contemporary stop-motion film, “Anomalisa.”
The use of stop motion in “Anamolisa” is much more poignant and philosophical than any other of these types of animated films before it. There is a customer service expert named Michael Stone (voice of David Thewlis), who experiences his life as mind-numbing sameness. Every man and woman sounds exactly the same (voice of Tom Noonan), until he meets a nebbish convention attendee named Lisa (Jennifer Jason Leigh). The film is a meditation on how life, at times, can be a mystery that needs to somehow be unlocked. The world can spin the same on a daily basis, yet there are those nuggets of consequence that exist, »
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