5 items from 2013
“Tracking Shot” is a monthly featurette here on Ioncinema.com that looks at a dozen or so projects that are moments away from lensing and this October we see a couple of items that we could certainly circle as potential Cannes 2014 bait. Thanks to our friends at Production Weekly for the helping hand in curating our list of future must see items.
Among the top foreign film productions, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover‘s Peter Greenaway is looking at a late October, possible November start to begin filming a fragment of the great Soviet master filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s bio timeline. Eisenstein In Guanajuato will cover the portion of the filmmaker’s post Battleship Potemkin career, with Eisenstein landing in Mexico after Hollywood studios balked at the idea of working with him and in its place finds romance. The Girl Who Played with Fire‘s Daniel Alfredson »
- Eric Lavallee
It's safe to say that Jesse Eisenberg's performance in The Social Network took his career to the next level, but the actor hasn't been in the spotlight too much since 2010. He had a rough follow-up with the horrible 30 Minutes or Less, but then starred in Woody Allen's To Rome with Love and has Richard Ayoade's mystery The Double and the illusionist heist thriller Now You See Me on the way this year. Now ScreenDaily reports that the Best Actor nominee is keeping his hot streak alive, as Eisenberg has joined a period piece called Midnight Sun. Plus Diane Kruger and Emile Hirsch star in the 1940s atomic bomb drama. Written and directed by actor/director Chris Eigeman (Turn the River), the story is set in 1943 and follows two recent graduates (Eisenberg and Hirsch) who are hired to work on a secret project in New Mexico. With one »
- Ben Pearson
Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger, and Emile Hirsch have signed on to star in 1940s drama Midnight Sun. Written and directed by Chris Eigeman (Turn the River; he also starred in Whit Stillman's Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco), the film "follows two young post graduates recruited by the Us Government to work on a top-secret project in New Mexico. Along with one of the students’ new wife, they drop their jazz-filled lives in New York and move to a secret community of scientists in the desert." As everyone knows, desert scientists hate jazz. According to Screen Daily, shooting is set to begin this summer. Hit the jump for a refresher on the stars' other projects. Eisenberg will next be seen in the magician-thriller Now You See Me. He's also starring Richard Ayoade's The Double and will co-star with Dakota Fanning in the indie flick Night Moves. Kruger »
- Matt Goldberg
1.) With the release of Monsters director Gareth Edwards' "gritty" Godzilla reboot just 15 months away, it's hard to believe we still don't have anything official in terms of casting. The film is currently awaiting a rewrite from Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption), while simultaneously trying to build its cast in time for a March start date, though no deals will officially be made until the script is completed. The artist formerly known as Aaron Johnson was previously discussed as a possible lead, and it seems he is still in talks for the role. The latest news has Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Argo's Bryan Cranston in talks to co-star. There are no character details of yet, but expect something more in the coming days as Legendary Pictures only has a few weeks to pull this thing together. Variety 2.) Matt Smith ("Doctor Who") has landed »
- Kevin Blumeyer
The story follows two young post graduates recruited by the Us Government to work on a top-secret project in New Mexico.
Along with the wife of one of the students, they drop their jazz-filled lives in New York and move to a secret community of scientists in the desert.
Source: Screen Daily »
- Garth Franklin
5 items from 2013
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