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Juliette Lewis has signed with Buchwald/Fortitude, where she will be serviced by Julia Buchwald, Michael McConnell and Ben Press. She was previously repped at Paradigm. Lewis caught Hollywood’s attention as a child star with performances in 1991’s Cape Fear and 1994’s Natural Born Killers. Story: Juliette Lewis to Star in 'Nights of Cabiria' Remake Her more recent work includes appearances in comedies The Switch, with Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, and Due Date, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galafianakis. She recently co-starred in NBC’s The Firm and has Open Road, an indie drama
- Borys Kit
• Robert DeNiro will star opposite Michael Douglas in the comedy Last Vegas, CBS Films announced today. The film follows four lifelong buddies who jet to Vegas for a bachelor party for the last one of them (Douglas) to get hitched. DeNiro will play the straightlaced friend who has to be cajoled into attending the party. Jon Turtletaub (National Treasure) will direct from a script by Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love.)
- Adam B. Vary
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Jennifer Aniston and Dennis Quaid are set to star in a film adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch that Hyde Park International will be offering to buyers at the Cannes Film Market. Daniel Schechter, whose film Supporting Characters just played the Tribeca Film Festival, has written the adaptation and will direct the currently untitled project. (The film is not related to the 2010 Aniston vehicle also titled The Switch.) Also set to star are Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), John Hawkes and Ty Burrell. Aniston will play a naive housewife, whose husband (Quaid) has embezzled millions
- Gregg Kilday
Director Daniel Schechter is currently working on "Switch," a prequel to Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown" that has Jennifer Aniston, Dennis Quaid, John Hawkes and Mos Def on board to star. He is also set to premiere "Supporting Characters" at Tribeca Film Festival this Friday (April 20th). "Supporting Characters," which quickly sold out its first three screenings, has a cast comprised of Alex Karpovsky and Lena Dunham, the stars of HBO's "Girls," plus Tarik Lowe, Arielle Kebbel, Melonie Diaz and Kevin Corrigan. The story revolves around two New York film editors balancing their personal relationships while reworking a movie in crisis. We had the chance to catch up with Schechter, who not only sent us an exclusive clip from "Supporting Characters" and answered a few questions about "Switch," but also gave some advice regarding developing independent films. Check everything out below. Exclusive Clip: Daniel Schechter Interview: Q. How did the »
The recent comedy Wanderlust didn't set the box office on fire, but it did provide the real-life romantic spark for co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, and now the two are ready to reteam. Deadline reports that Aniston has attached herself to a new comic heist thriller that Theroux wrote and will direct, though let's hope this doesn't get in the way of Theroux's Zoolander 2 gig, since he's been attached to direct that film for a long time now. In addition, Aniston may pick up the female lead in We're the Millers, where she'd star opposite Jason Bateman as a stripper who teams up with a pot dealer to transport a thousand pounds of drugs across the country; Aniston and Bateman previously costarred together in Horrible Bosses and The Switch. Jennifer Aniston: very loyal. »
- Kyle Buchanan
It's been a little over a year since last we spoke about Brad Dourif's new flick, Death and Cremation, but with the passage of time has come a DVD release date, and we've got the skinny on what to expect and when.
From the Press Release
Some relationships can really burn you up in Death and Cremation, on DVD April 24 from Green Apple Entertainment.
Crest Point is stereotypical Anywhere, U.S.A., where people go about their business, attend Friday night football games and the local cops’ biggest worry is youthful pranksters.
Stan (Brad Dourif, the Halloween films, HBO’s Deadwood, the voice of Chucky, The Lord of the Rings films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) is a 59-year-old recluse who offers cremation services from the basement of his funeral home … though he doesn’t seem much interested in promoting his business. In fact, he’s a »
- Uncle Creepy
Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, This Means War Rachel McAdams' Biggest Personal Box-Office Hit: The Vow Following the Rachel McAdams / Channing Tatum romantic drama The Vow at the North American box office this weekend was the Reese Witherspoon / Chris Pine / Tom Hardy comedy-actioner This Means War. The widely panned film earned $5.62 million (-33%) at no. 8 as per studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Total to date: $41.46 million. This Means War is already about $10 million (even adjusting for inflation) ahead of Witherspoon's box-office disaster How Do You Know, but it'll surely end its run quite a bit behind her previous vehicle, Water for Elephants. Co-starring Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz, the Francis Lawrence-directed circus drama took in $58 million in North America. Relatively speaking, the overseas box-office returns for This Means War has been surprisingly healthy — $42.8m — though it remains to be seen whether the film will be able to »
- Zac Gille
<< continued from "Weekend Report: 'Act of Valor' Gets Seal of Approval"Putting this as nicely as possible, Wanderlust did not have a very good opening. The Judd Apatow production earned just $6.5 million, which is one of his worst debuts ever (at least it was better than Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, but not by much). It was also one of Jennifer Aniston's lowest openings, somehow finishing behind recent bombs The Switch ($8.4 million) and Love Happens ($8.1 million). It doesn't look great on Paul Rudd's track record either, though he has a much smaller sample size of leading roles. For whatever reason, it never seemed like Universal really got behind the movie. With no trailer or poster out a month ahead of a planned October release, Universal bumped the movie back to its February release date. From there, the marketing campaign never really came together, perhaps because »
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The stars may the focus of tonight's Oscars, but they were not necessarily needed at the movies. Act of Valor, the low-budget, action flick featuring active-duty members of the Navy SEALs, scored a direct hit at the box office. New films from bold-faced names Jennifer Aniston and Amanda Seyfried, meanwhile, just plain bombed. Aniston's Wanderlust, costarring Paul Rudd, debuted on the wrong side of the Top 10, in eighth place, with just $6.6 million, per Friday-Sunday estimates. The Seyfried thriller Gone was even weaker: ninth place, $5 million. For Aniston, Wanderlust marks her worst wide-release opening since 2005's Rumor Has It. In other words, yes, The Switch »
Amanda Seyfried, Gone Chris Pine / Reese Witherspoon / Tom Hardy's This Means War, Nicolas Cage's Ghost Rider Weak Box-Office Performers Starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, David Wain's Wanderlust opened at no. 8 with an embarrassing $2.2 million at 2,002 sites, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Wanderlust's debut was so poor that it trailed even last weekend's weak performers such as the Reese Witherspoon / Chris Pine / Tom Hardy comedy This Means War and the Nicolas Cage 3D actioner Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Wanderlust will be lucky if it reaches $6 million by Sunday evening. For comparison's sake: The Switch, Jennifer Aniston's 2010 comedy co-starring Jason Bateman, was considered a major box-office disappointment when it opened at 2,012 theaters with $8.43 million. The Switch went on to collect a measly $27.77m domestically and $22m overseas. Wanderlust will likely fare considerably worse. The film's total domestic gross, in fact, will »
- Zac Gille
Directed by: David Wain
Running Time: 1 hr 38 mins
Release Date: February 24, 2012
Plot: A Manhattan couple (Rudd and Aniston) must move out of their newly purchased place. A random encounter on a commune convinces both of them to give the alternative lifestyle a chance.
Expectations: Aniston, hmm? That was my thought. Then I remembered The Switch. The concept was terrible, but Jason Bateman and Aniston weren’t a bad team. I like Rudd, so I figured this pairing could work. Plus, I caught one second of the preview and saw Aniston in bed with Akerman. So there’s that.
- Jeff Bayer
At the end of what could become the highest-grossing February in history, four new releases enter the fray this weekend. Act of Valor is targeting first place with a very wide release (3,039 theaters), though it will face tough competition from Tyler Perry's Good Deeds (around 2,800 screens at 2,132 venues). Wanderlust (2,001 theaters) and Gone (2,186 locations) are also debuting this weekend, though it's unlikely either of them creates much of a stir.Act of Valor is easily one of Relativity Media's most aggressively marketed movies so far. Beginning with the debut trailer last October and continuing through four Super Bowl commercials earlier this month (two pre-game, one in-game, and one post-game spot), the studio has clearly gotten the message out that Act of Valor is "a motion picture event starring active duty Navy SEALs." Whether that's an event that's interesting to a wide audience remains to be seen*most previews skirt »
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For those wondering what we mean by a "Jackie Brown prequel," let's recap, shall we? Elmore Leonard's 1992 novel Rum Punch served as the source material for writer-director Quentin Tarantino's 1997 adaptation, but it wasn't the first time Leonard had written about the characters of Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara, respectively played by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro in Jackie Brown. Previously, Leonard had used the characters for the first time in his 1978 novel The Switch, which indie writer-director Daniel Schechter (Goodbye Baby) had used for a spec script adaptation that eventually won Leonard over.
With Elmore on board to produce, Schechter moved forward with The Switch earlier this month, casting John Hawkes (Winter's Bone) and Yasiin Bey (Be Kind Rewind), formerly known as Mos Def, in the roles of Louis and Ordell, respectively. Ty Burrell (ABC's Modern Family) was cast in a supporting role last week, and »
- Ryan Gowland
Aniston and Quaid are set to play a wealthy married couple caught in the middle of a kidnapping scheme that doesn't quite go as originally planned in "The Switch," according to Deadline.
"The Switch" serves as a prequel to "Rum Punch," the Elmore Leonard novel that Quentin Tarantino adapted as "Jackie Brown" back in 1997. The film, which takes place 15 years before the events of "Jackie Brown," stars Mos Def and John Hawkes as Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara, career criminals who team up to kidnap the wife of a corrupt Detroit real estate developer.
Aniston is set to play the role of Mickey Dawson, the kidnapped wife who discovers, "Ruthless People"-style, that her husband, to be played by Quaid, has no plans to pay the ransom for her safe return. She ends up collaborating with »
- Bryan Enk
Crime drama, The Switch, which will not actually serve as a prequel to Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, has more big names in talks to join Ty Burrell, John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). The latest actors in talks to sign on for Dan Schechter‘s adaptation of Elmore Leonard‘s novel of the same name are [...]
- Nick Martin
I’m a fan of writer Elmore Leonard. I’ve liked almost every single one of his books that have been turned into movies, from “Get Shorty” to “Out of Sight” to the “Justified” TV series. So I am expecting the movie version of his novel “The Switch” to be fun, cool, a little kooky, but entirely entertaining. The movie will be a prequel of sorts to Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” (itself based on the Leonard novel “Rum Punch”) and will be directed by Dan Schechter, who also adapted the novel. The latest word on the film has Jennifer Aniston, taking a break from those ridiculously ridiculous romcoms of hers, and Dennis Quaid in talks to join the project. “The Switch” will star John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey as Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie (the same characters played by the Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson in “Jackie Brown »
Earlier this month, we reported that John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), and Ty Burrell had joined Dan Schechter's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel, Switch. Deadline is now reporting that Jennifer Aniston and Dennis Quaid have joined the crime drama, which takes place 15 years before Jackie Brown (which was based on Leonard's novel, Rum Punch). The story centers on a jilted housewife (Aniston) who's kidnapped by ex-cons Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie (Hawkes and Bey, respectively; the characters were played by Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson in Jackie Brown). When her crooked real-estate developer husband (Quaid) sees this as an opportunity to get rid of her, he refuses to pay the ransom, and the housewife decides to enlist Gara and Robbie in order to get revenge. Production on the movie is set to begin in May. Switch isn't strictly a prequel since Leonard »
- Matt Goldberg
Jennifer Aniston and Dennis Quaid have entered talks to star in forthcoming Jackie Brown prequel The Switch. Aniston will play Mickey Dawson, the wife of a corrupt Detroit real estate dealer (Quaid) who is kidnapped by two ex-cons Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie, to be played by John Hawkes and Mos Def. When Mickey's husband fails to pay the ransom money, she teams up with the criminals to get back at him. Gara and Robbie are younger versions of the characters played by Robert (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
Ordell was played by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro played Louis in Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 movie adaptation of Leonard’s novel, but Switch is a story Leonard wrote with the characters that took place before the events of Jackie Brown (or Rum Punch as Leonard titled it). This film will have no connection to Tarantino’s movie.
According to Deadline, Aniston is to play Mickey Dawson (not sure if that is a mistake or the female character has a man’s name) and Quaid her corrupt real estate developing husband. Aniston’s character is »
- Matt Holmes
Based on the Elmore Leonard novel, the story follows two ex-cons (John C. Hawkes and Yasiin Bey) who kidnap and ransom the wife (Aniston) of a crooked real estate developer (Quaid).
Said husband refuses to pay the ransom as he sees it as an opportunity to get rid of his wife. The kidnappers then team up with her to get all of her husband’s money.
The ex-con characters are the younger versions of those played by Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson in Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown". Despite involving the same characters, this isn't a 'Jackie' prequel.
- Garth Franklin
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