20 items from 2012
• Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) and Brit Marling have joined The Green Blade Rises, a biopic about U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s early years, including his father’s abandonment of him in the wilderness, according to a press release. Pegged as “the untold story of America’s greatest hero,” the movie will star Bentley as Lincoln’s first teacher, with Marling as Lincoln’s biological mother. Terrence Malick is producing from a script by Aj Edwards, who makes his directorial debut. The film also stars Diane Kruger and Jason Clarke as Lincoln’s step-mother and father.
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- Solvej Schou
“J.T. better get a fat suit!” cried one of my daughters (or maybe it was my wife) when the momentous news dropped, in the Platt household last week, that Justin Timberlake was in negotiation to play an actual restaurant critic for New York Magazine in a new romantic “dramedy” called The Last Drop. Never mind that this perky, Tinseltown version of New York’s restaurant critic would be a third the size of the real one, and that he wouldn’t actually be named Adam Platt. In preparation for playing their bilious, grumpy, food-addled father and husband on the silver screen, the Platt ladies would like to offer J.T. a few unsolicited tips.1. Stop smiling so damn much. As Mrs. Platt can attest, the default facial expression of any seasoned, well-fed restaurant critic while on the job is a perpetual scowl. 2. Lose the hair. “All the chefs know »
- Adam Platt
Justin Timberlake is heading back to the world of romantic comedies.
After a more dramatic turn in "The Trouble with the Curve," Variety is reporting that Timberlake is in talks to star in some lighter fare. He would play a "charming" alcoholic restaurant critic for New York Magazine who decides to put down the cup and do whatever he can to win over the woman of his dreams.
"Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" helmer Peter Sollett is set to direct the flick. Brandon and Phil Murphy penned the script, and it was recognized on the 2011 Black List. It sounds like this project has the makings of greatness to us.
Alcoholism is a touchy subject, and it sounds like there's plenty of room for dramatic depth in this project. We like our romcoms tempered with a little reality, and Timberlake has proven time and again that he can walk the fine »
- Terri Schwartz
Justin Timberlake (Trouble with the Curve) is in talks to star in the romantic comedy The Last Drop, where he'll play an alcoholic restaurant critic for "New York" Magazine who realizes he must sober up to win over the girl of his dreams. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett will helm for Good Universe. The script comes from Brandon and Phil Murphy, who are working on a Steve McQueen biopic for The Karate Kid producer Jerry Weintraub.
Source: Variety »
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Timberlake would play a charming alcoholic who works as a New York restaurant critic. When he falls for a young woman, he realizes he must overcome his self-destructive addiction to have a real chance with her.
- Garth Franklin
1.) The Dumb and Dumber sequel will be called Dumb and Dumber To. The Farrelly Brothers tweeted the announcement, which also updated the status of the script (they're "almost done"). Here's the plot description Bobby Farrelly offered a few months ago: The story revolves around the fact that one of them may have sired a child. They want to go and find the child because he's having a kidney problem and he wants to ask him for one of his kidneys. Neither Jeff Daniels nor Jim Carrey have officially signed on, but the Farrellys seem to be proceeding as if they're confident the stars will eventually be on board. 2.) Nicolas Cage will star in the next film from Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko), a true-crime thriller called Amicus. The story sounds like a Coen Bros. film come to life, and starts with a Motown Records producer who hires a hit man to murder his wife, »
- Kevin Blumeyer
Justin Timberlake will be hitting the bottle for his next film. The "Trouble with the Curve" star has signed on to play an alcoholic New York restaurant critic (naturally) in a new romantic dramedy titled "The Last Drop," according to Variety, with director Peter Sollett ("Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist") on board to helm from a script by newcomers Brandon and Phil Murphy. The arc of Timberlake's character will center on his efforts to get sober after meeting and falling in love with a young woman. Timberlake can currently be seen in "Trouble with the Curve" opposite Clint Eastwood and Amy »
- HitFix Staff
• Justin Timberlake is negotiating to star in The Last Drop, a romance about a food critic for New York magazine who realizes his love of alcohol is getting in the way of a budding relationship. Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is directing the indie from the Black List screenplay by Brandon and Phil Murphy. [Variety]
• Nicolas Cage is attached to star in Amicus, a thriller based on the true story of a hired assassin who used a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors to help him carry out the murder of his client’s wife, »
- Adam B. Vary
It looks like Justin Timberlake is going to stick to acting for a bit longer before he decides to crank out another CD. Variety is reporting that the In Time actor is set to star in the dramedy The Last Drop, from the mind of director Peter Sollett, who gave us 2008′s Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
Timberlake will play a charming alcoholic who works as a restaurant critic for New York Magazine. When he falls for a young woman, he realizes he must overcome his self-destructive addiction in order to have a real chance with her.
After getting caught up in baseball and love in Trouble with the Curve, it looks like Justin Timberlake is going to be hitting the sauce. Variety has word that the pop star turned actor is in talks to lead The Last Drop, a romantic and dramatic comedy from director Peter Sollett and the Good Universe production banner, who previously collaborated on the adaptation of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. In the film, Timberlake will play a charming alcoholic who works as a restaurant critic for New York Magazine who falls for a young woman and realizes he must overcome his addiction in order to have a real chance with her. It sounds like this could be another role that really lets Timberlake cut loose and show his acting chops. His more recent fair hasn't been all that challenging, and his turn as an action lead in In Time was less than »
- Ethan Anderton
In a shocking turn of casting events, Variety reports that strolling troubadour and star of The Love Guru, Justin Timberlake, is in talks to star in a new film that would see the former boy band balladeer playing kind of a jerk. Heavens! The outlet reports that Timberlake is looking to star in Peter Sollett‘s (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) The Last Drop, which would see him as “a charming alcoholic who works as a restaurant critic for New York Magazine” who decides to clean up his wicked ways in order to win the love of a good woman. We will now take bets as to just how irrepressibly awful and jerky Timberlake’s character will be before he gets off the sauce. Timberlake has previously played charming jerks in films like The Social Network, Trouble With the Curve, Alpha Dog, Southland Tales, and (somewhat arguably) Yogi Bear. The »
- Kate Erbland
When he’s not busy trying to convince the world that MySpace is still relevant to our shared digital existence, Justin Timberlake is concentrating on finding his next acting gig. He’s now in talks for The Last Drop.Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett is attached to make the movie, which focuses on a charming alcoholic working as a restaurant critic for New York magazine. When he meets a seemingly perfect woman, he realises he’ll have to try to overcome his addiction in order to have a shot with her. While it sounds like it could be a wrenching drama about one man’s struggles with his demons, it’s being pitched more as a romantic comedy.Brandon and Phil Murphy wrote the script, which landed on the 2011 Black List and has since been pursued by various companies. Nick And Norah production team Good Universe is bringing the elements together, »
Justin Timberlake has spent his career bouncing between comedy and drama, making movies like Bad Teacher and Friends With Benefits alongside titles like The Social Network and In Time, and now he.s finding a middle ground with the new dramedy The Last Drop. The actor is now in talks to join the project, which is being directed by Peter Sollett, who is best known for helming 2008.s Nick and Norah.s Infinite Playlist. According to Variety, the script was written by newcomers Brandon and Phil Murphy and centers on a restaurant critic for New York Magazine who has to get over his alcoholism so that he can be with a young woman who he has fallen head over heels for. The screenplay was featured on the 2011 Black List, which is the annual list of the most popular unproduced projects in Hollywood. The project is actually the second that Sollett »
The movie is from Good Universe, the people who brought us Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Peter Sollet, who worked on Playlist, is attached to direct the romantic dramedy.
In the film Timberlake will “play a charming alcoholic who works as a restaurant critic for New York Magazine. When he falls for a young woman, he realizes he must overcome his self-destructive addiction in order to have a real chance with her.”
If your bugging to see Timberlake on the big screen right now you can check him out in Clint Eastwood’s Trouble With the Curve. Timberlake also has the Coen brothers Inside Llewyn Davis and Runner, Runner, with Ben Affleck, hitting cinemas next year.
Source: Variety »
- Philip Sticco
Don't count on 'N Sync to follow The Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees into the '90s boy band reunion show fold. Former lead singer Justin Timberlake is sticking to his guns about becoming a serious actor.
According to Variety, the "Trouble With the Curve" star is now in talks to appear in an upcoming romantic comedy titled "The Last Drop," helmed by "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" director Peter Sollett.
Timberlake, who's kept his rom-com credentials to just "Friends with Benefits" opposite Mila Kunis so far, would portray 30-something Clay, a cavalier food critic with a drinking problem who realizes he'll have to put away the sauce if he wants to have a serious chance with a new lady love interest in the the flick.
The script, co-written by Brandon and Phil Murphy, was featured on the 2011 Black List and got meritorious praise for its sound structure and fresh angle. »
- Amanda Bell
While "Trouble With Curve" was manipulative dramatic drivel, the film wasn't without its merits, most notably watching Justin Timberlake prove he's got an easy onscreen charisma that hasn't really been well served in any movie projects he's done thus far outside of "The Social Network" and arguably "Bad Teacher" (though the Coens' forthcoming "Inside Llewyn Davis" will likely change that). But the combination of a Black List script and a quality director could turn things around. Timberlake is in talks to star in "The Last Drop," with Peter Sollett attached to direct. Penned by Brandon and Phil Murphy, the story centers on a fully functioning alcoholic who works at New York magazine, who meets the girl of his dreams and soon discovers that there’s a lot more at stake than love if he doesn’t clean up his act. Um, it sounds almost like a variation on "Smashed" to a certain degree, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
... what, not specific enough for you? Well, here's the thing: Variety reports that Timberlake is in talks to star in the Peter Sollett–directed rom-dramedy The Last Drop, where he'd play a Vulture blogger restaurant critic for New York Magazine who must give up his love of the drink for his new love, a human woman who is not made of beer. After his fictional employment at GQ in Friends With Benefits, it appears Timberlake is going more highbrow (but not despicable). Can someone clear out a desk for Jt? »
- Kyle Buchanan
Those holding their breath for another album from Justin Timberlake will likely be waiting for a very long time. Coming off of a fine performance opposite Clint Eastwood in Trouble with the Curve, Timberlake is looking to nab the lead role in the romantic dramedy The Last Drop as his next project. The film centers on a charming alcoholic working as a restaurant critic for New York Magazine who falls for a young woman and realizes he must overcome his addiction in order to have a relationship with her. Variety reports that Timberlake is in talks to star, with Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) onboard to direct the Black List script by Brandon and Phil Murphy. The Last Drop would continue a solid string of varied projects for Timberlake. After his impressive turn in The Social Network, Timberlake landed a starring role in Joel and Ethan Coen »
- Adam Chitwood
The last drop of mai tai has been drank, the last drop of sand has been disposed of and the boys of White Collar have returned to New York City from their less-than-relaxing tropical sojourn. So what can you expect from Neal Caffrey and Peter Burke (aside from sun-kissed skin) in the remainder of season four?
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Matt Bomer says, "One of the interesting things Neal discovers when he does go abroad is, 'Wow, here I am, and this is my life for the rest of my life. What else do I do?' I don't think he's ready for retirement. He's searching for purpose, he's searching for meaning in his life and a big part of that was ironing out all these »
Authorities believe the captain of the ill-fated ship may have been distracted by a hot young passenger he shared drinks with prior to the accident -- how terrible! The Costa Concordia boat crash, which cost 11 people their lives, has been shrouded in scandal -- especially after it was discovered that Capt. Franceso Schettino abandoned ship before passengers. And now new allegations are emerging that the 52-year-old may have been distracted by a sexy 25-year-old passenger named Domnica Cermotan! Genoa’s Il Secolo Xix newspaper reports that passengers spotted the captain getting boozy with Domnica prior to the crash. “At first we thought it was his daughter,” the passenger said. “There is no doubt they were drinking, at least a whole decanter. The last drop was poured into the captain’s glass.” Do You think the captain was too distracted by women to operate his ship, HollywoodLifers? -- William Earl [flv custom_thumbnail="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPGCFeuvZtU1327072052835" width="600" height="350"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPGCFeuvZtU[/flv] »
- William Earl
20 items from 2012
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