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Brendan Gleeson to lead Jonathan Teplitzky-directed crime comedy Mr. Cranky

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Screen Daily has learned that Brendan Gleeson has been tapped for the lead role in Mr. Cranky, a crime comedy from director Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man, Burning Man). Teplitzky will direct the film from a script by his Gettin' Square scribe Chris Nyst. Additional casting is underway, and filming is set to take place in Melbourne and on the Gold Coast, Australia, in September of this year. When... Read More...
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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Eight

Kaboom

Opens: 2011

Cast: Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Juno Temple, Kelly Lynch, James Duval

Director: Gregg Araki

Summary: Smith's everyday life in the dorm - hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London, lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor - all gets turned upside-down after one fateful, terrifying night.

Analysis: A year after "Thelma and Louise" came "The Living End", an independent film which had a similar premise but made the protagonists two gay HIV+ men. It was raw, intense and signalled the arrival of a new talent in the form of filmmaker Gregg Araki. In the subsequent two decades, he's delivered several trippy films involving young, good-looking omnisexual people having lots of graphic sex and dealing with some wacky cobbled together plot shenanigans.

The tone has ranged the light-hearted "Splendor" and "Nowhere" to the darker "Mysterious Skin
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Anthony Hayes talks Beneath Hill 60, The Square, Myles Barlow and new projects!!

Actor, writer and director Anthony Hayes has many nicknames.

While "Tony" or "Hayes" are obvious, he's also been called "the John Turturro of Australian acting" given his tendency to nail standout supporting roles and the fact that filmmakers tend to offer him roles they have earmarked for him, rather than audition him. Luis Guzman could be another comparison.

His roles playing bearded, mulleted, working-class criminal types have spawned a moniker: "The King of Western Grit" -- and his most hardcore fans have created an online shrine as a homage to this idea.

Nominated for four Australian Film Institute awards and winner of two, he's played bogans and crims, soldiers and cops; in David Ceasar's Prime Mover he played three separate roles, and in his most recent work on the box -- in the dark black satirical comedy series Review with Myles Barlow -- he played himself, albeit a mad drug-dealing criminal version.
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Impressive Cast Star in Sydney Film

Impressive Cast Star in Sydney Film
Australian writer/director Jonathan Teplitzky, best known for his 2003 film Gettin' Square which starred Hollywood It boy Sam Worthington, will soon be bringing his next project to life.   Burning Man, expected to be released internationally in 2011, is a reckless, irreverent and poignantly told story about a father and son's journey back to happiness.   Up-and-coming British actor Matthew Goode (pictured), noted for his fine performance in Tom Ford's A Single Man, is set to play Tom; an English chef who has a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach. Tom is a man behaving badly, surrounded by a group of women that try to help him put his life back together.
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Wortho the wait?

"Aussie actors take fifteen hours to get to America - we ain' t going to waste our fucking time and money. And that means we're not going to waste their time." He might be firing up big time overseas with leading roles in mega-budgeted films like Terminator Salvation, the highly anticipated Avatar and the upcoming Clash Of The Titans remake, but Sam Worthington obviously still has a hearty interest in the local film industry. The star of such Aussie flicks as Dirty Deeds, Somersault and Gettin' Square has just been announced as one of the presenters at this year's Inside Film Awards on November 18, alongside fellow thesps Emily Barclay, Aden Young, Gyton Grantley, Emma Booth, Justine Clarke and Megan Gale.
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Some People You Might Know (And Some You Might Not) Are Receiving Awards!

Glenn here from Stale Popcorn here. Nathaniel is still sick (I know what he's got, I had it a couple of months back and it lasted weeks!) and when the going gets sick the sick get to bed. Or something. Let's move on.

I like to consider myself a fairly good follower of awards season, but there are organisations that I admit I have to plead ignorance over. The Gotham Independent Film Awards is one such example. I don't think, in the eight years (or so) that I've been following the Oscars, that I have ever actually figured out who these people are. And yet year after year they seem to throw up such a wonderful, varied and oft left-of-centre list of nominees for their annual awards. Misunderstood or just-not-loved-enough titles like Margot at the Wedding, Marie Antoinette, Frozen River, Me & You & Everyone We Know and others have had the Gotham's spotlight shined on them,
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Ambience to film bio of cricket's Keith Miller

SYDNEY -- Ambience Entertainment, the production arm of major Australian postproduction and facilities house the Omnilab Group, said Wednesday that it is producing its first domestic drama series, a biography of cricket legend Keith Miller. The miniseries will be produced with Natalie Yuen's Sydney-based Break A Leg Prods. -- the Asian representative for U.K. rights company Chorion -- and Trish Lake's Queensland-based Freshwater Pictures. Cricket great Dennis Lillee has been appointed as key advisor to the series, which will follow the life of Australian war hero and athlete Keith Miller, who spent much of his life in the U.K. and whose social circle included royalty and billionaires. It is being scripted by Chris Nyst, whose previous credits include the comedy feature Gettin' Square.

'Story,' 'Square' lead winners at IF Awards

SYDNEY -- Sue Brooks' edgy drama Japanese Story and Jonathan Teplitzky's Gettin' Square dominated this year's IF Awards for the Australian film industry, handed out Wednesday night. The IF Awards, put on by Insidefilm magazine, has in the past few years become arguably the industry's flashiest and most audience-friendly awards ceremony, surpassing the more traditional Australian Film Institute Awards, which are scheduled for Nov. 21 in Melbourne. Japanese Story took key awards for best film for producer Sue Maslin, direction (Brooks) and best actress (Toni Collette), but Gettin' Square garnered a handful of honors in other key categories, including best actor for David Wenham and original script for Chris Nyst.

FCCA noms tap 'Story,' 'Square'

FCCA noms tap 'Story,' 'Square'
MELBOURNE, Australia -- In what is regarded as the curtain-raiser for the awards season Down Under, the psychological drama Japanese Story and crime caper comedy Gettin' Square head the nominations list for this year's Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards. The critical and commercial hit Japanese Story is nominated in a total of seven categories, including best picture, best director, and best actress (Toni Collette). Gettin' Square, which also has seven nominations, will go head-to-head with Japanese Story in the best picture and director categories, while David Wenham is the front-runner for the best actor nod for his turn as a recently released convict. The other two best picture nominees are the Rolf de Heer drama Alexandra's Project and the coming-of-age tale Swimming Upstream, helmed by Russell Mulcahy. In the best actress category, Collette is up against Helen Buday (Alexandra's Project), Susie Porter (Teesh and Trude) and Olivia Pigeot (A Cold Summer), while Wenham's fellow nominees include Geoffrey Rush (Swimming Upstream), Heath Ledger (Ned Kelly) and Gary Sweet (Alexandra's Project).

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