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Emerging from nowhere to become a Sundance hit, as well as a step forward from the director's left-of-center mainstream work, David Gordon Green's comedy “Prince Avalanche” also finds him in league with past musical collaborators. The talents of Explosions In The Sky and “Take Shelter” composer David Wingo were announced last June, and as the film gears up for release this summer, you can take a look at what the soundtrack has in store. Though Green previously used the music of Explosions In The Sky in “All The Real Girls” and “Snow Angels,” while Wingo scored both of those films in addition to “George Washington” and “The Sitter,” “Prince Avalanche” marks the first time both have collaborated on a project. The film stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch as two workers confined to fixing a desolate Texas road, and while we were great fans of the film in general at Sundance, »
- Charlie Schmidlin
"Bad Teacher" is going from the big screen to the small screen with a 13 episode order from CBS.
CBS presented their fall schedule to advertisers last week but they warned their may be more series orders coming, and "Teacher" had been rumored to be in that mix. The half hour comedy stars Ari Graynor ("For a Good Time, Call..."; "The Sitter") in the role of a foul-mouthed, golddigging, entirely appropriate teacher played by Cameron Diaz in the 2011 comedy hit.
That film was notably R-rated, so we're sure the CBS version will take on a slightly different tone. Of course, CBS is used to pushing the envelope with risque comedies including hits "Two and a Half Men" and "2 Broke Girls."
"Bad Teacher" is one of three single camera comedies picked up by CBS this year, which usually sticks to more traditional multi-camera comedies filmed in front of a studio audience.
Exclusive Media welcomed the legendary footballer Pelé and action superstar Jackie Chan at the Cannes Film Festival as both icons arrived on the Croisette to promote the company’s two newly announced feature films PELÉ and Skiptrace.
PELÉ is produced by Imagine Entertainment and Seine Pictures and is written by Michael Zimbalist and Jeff Zimbalist. The film is produced by Brian Grazer, Ivan Orlic, Kim Roth and Dany Wolf and executive produced by Pelé, Paul Kemsley, and Exclusive Media’s Guy East.
The film is scheduled to shoot in August 2013 and tells the inspirational story of Pelé’s rise to glory, from his impoverished youth in Brazil to a soccer prodigy who put the hopes and dreams of his country on his shoulders, to lead Brazil to its first ever world cup victory in 1958 and become the greatest player that ever lived.
- David Agnew
Benaroya Pictures and International Film Trust have acquired the rights to the remaining international territories for Cell, the forthcoming film based on the bestselling Stephen King novel. The film is set to be directed by Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2). Read on for the full press release.
(Cannes, France) – May 15, 2013 – On the eve of the Cannes Film Market, Benaroya Pictures and Miscellaneous Entertainment’s newly formed international sales company, International Film Trust (Ift), has added a new title to their Cannes slate: the Stephen King adaptation, Cell starring John Cusack, it was announced today by Ift President Ariel Veneziano.
- Andy Greene
After flops like Your Highness and The Sitter, director David Gordon Green desperately needed to turn things around. He's doing just that by returning to his roots, creating smaller, smarter movies like Prince Avalanche, which won praise at Sundance, and the upcoming Joe, which appears to show a side to Nic Cage we've never seen before. While the former preps for its theatrical debut, and the latter waits for a release date announcement, Green is barreling onto a third venture, this one starring Al Pacino. THR reports Pacino has signed on to star in Mangelhorn, a drama based on a short story by David Gordon Green and screenwriter Paul Logan. Fittingly, the Academy Award winning star who has made a career out of playing anti-heroes and charismatic criminals will portray the title character A.J. Mangelhorn, an eccentric old crook struggling to come to terms with a crime he committed »
Fox has one of its better slates coming your way with the new season, especially if you take the midseason shows into account. Some of these shows may not jump out at you now as must-see, but some of them are going to take over, if I’m any judge anyway.
Clear showcase offerings Dads, Almost Human, and Us & Them are guaranteed to take off early. Almost Human has J.J. Abrams recognition to pull people in, though it looks to be a show that could flounder after a few episodes, even if I hope it doesn’t. The other two are going to become hits. Unfortunately, we have to wait until mid-season for the Gavin & Stacey remake.
Rake also looks like a winner, as long as the translation can be made to work as an Americanized product, and the show actually delivers what made the Australian original so brilliant.
- Marc Eastman
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator series, Total Recall) is in negotiations to star in writer/director Steve Pink’s (Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2) big budget action comedy The Toxic Avenger produced by Akiva Goldsman (Constantine, I Am Legend, Mr And Mrs Smith), Richard Saperstein (Hancock, 1408, SE7EN), Charlie Corwin (Half Nelson, The Squid And The Whale), Stephen Kessler and Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call). Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will executive produce. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust’s President Ariel Veneziano who will handle all international rights to the film alongside Ift’s Head of Sales Christian de Gallegos.
Set to be introduced to buyers at Cannes 2013, The Toxic Avenger is currently in pre-production and scheduled to start principal photography this fall.
- Michelle McCue
Here’s some casting news most people didn’t see coming. A big budget remake of The Toxic Avenger has been in the works for quite some time, but it just got a big boost with the announcement that Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to join the cast:
Los Angeles, CA (May, 2013) –Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator series, Total Recall) is in negotiations to star in writer/director Steve Pink’s (Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2) big budget action comedy The Toxic Avenger produced by Akiva Goldsman (Constantine, I Am Legend, Mr And Mrs Smith), Richard Saperstein (Hancock, 1408, SE7EN), Charlie Corwin (Half Nelson, The Squid And The Whale), Stephen Kessler and Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call). Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will executive produce. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust’s (Ift) President Ariel Veneziano who will handle all international rights to the film alongside Ift’s Head of Sales Christian de Gallegos. »
- Jonathan James
Exclusive Media has come on board to produce and co-finance Academy Award nominated Sam Fell’s (Paranorman) action comedy Skiptrace, starring action superstar Jackie Chan (Rush Hour, The Karate Kid) and international rising star Bingbing Fan (X-men: Days Of Future Past), it was announced today by Exclusive Media’s Co-Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East and Beijing based Talent International Film Co., Ltd.’s President Esmond Ren.
Skiptrace will be produced as a Sino-Foreign co-production by Exclusive Media and Talent International (北京唐德国际电影文化有限公司) (Chinese Zodiac 12), who will also co-finance the film. In addition to starring, Chan is a producer on Skiptrace. David Gerson is also attached to produce. The project was brought to Exclusive Media by Cyrte Investments’ Charlie Coker, who will act as executive producer on the film along with Cyrte.
Exclusive Media is handling international rights to the film and President of International Sales and Distribution, Alex Walton will »
- Philip Sticco
David Gordon Green’s productivity amazes me. Not only is he promoting Prince Avalanche while wrapping up production on Joe (starring Nicolas Cage), but he’s also begun planning his newest film Manglehorn, and he wants Academy Award-winning actor and industry legend Al Pacino as the lead. The film would tell the story of an ex-con living in anonymity while nursing his sick cat and slowly falling into a dull routine, but his tranquility is eventually threatened when he’s unmasked as a man with a dark past.
Al Pacino’s career is at an all-time low. His latest movies make little effort to showcase his wonderful acting skills — Stand Up Guys barely made a passing grade, The Son of No One was laughable, and nobody is willing to accept the fact that Jack and Jill even exists (except Adam Sandler, of course). Nevertheless, I still enjoy Pacino quite a bit. »
- Paulo Lazo
Yes, that headline comes with a caveat. While fans of David Gordon Green‘s early work have bristled at his turn into more mainstream comedies (count me as one of those bristlers), the filmmaker has never denied that said comedies (like Your Highness and The Sitter) are more in line with his personal tastes and preferences. So, no, while Green might be “returning to form” after his comedic outings, that form is really the one we made for him. Let’s not fence Green in. But let’s also not try to hide our glee when he starts work on the type of film that sounds like it will fit in quite neatly next to Undertow and All the Real Girls. That possible next film? Manglehorn. What’s a “manglehorn”? Only a love story with a dark twist that could star Al Pacino. Not too shabby, eh? Deadline reports (via The Playlist) that Worldview Entertainment is on »
- Kate Erbland
David Gordon Green provided a nice return to form with his latest film, Prince Avalanche. However, that was an incredibly small production that was shrouded in secrecy. Nevertheless, after the comic misfires of Your Highness and The Sitter, it looks like he's returning to thoughtful drama with Joe and now Manglehorn. According to Deadline, Al Pacino is in talks to play A.J. Manglehorn, "an aging, ordinary guy in a small town who nurses his sick cat, squeezes out a conversation with the local bank teller every Friday, and eats at the same place every day." But it turns out Manglehorn is an ex-con with a dark past who deeply regrets giving up his dream girl for a big score. Green describes the picture as "a love story, the choices you make in your youth and the situations you set up for yourself," but adds "there is a beautiful humor in this. »
- Matt Goldberg
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Any discussion about David Gordon Green eventually boils down to the same question: which director is he, really? The one who made sleepy indies like George Washington and All the Real Girls? Or the guy who made crass comedies like Pineapple Express, Your Highness, and the critically savaged The Sitter?
Prince Avalanche, his latest film, shows us that maybe he can be both at the same time. Set on a patch of backwoods Texas roads recently destroyed by a forest fire, Prince Avalanche follows Alvin (Paul Rudd) and Lance (Emile Hirsch), two road workers tasked with painting those yellow lines back on the road for the summer. Lance is the younger son on Alvin’s current girlfriend, and while Alvin enjoys the solitude and meditative space allowed by nature, Lance in an animal in a cage, longing to get back to the city where he can »
- David Braga
After the twin critical and box office disappointments of Your Highness and (to a lesser degree, at least in terms of monetary return) The Sitter, David Gordon Green has headed back towards his indie roots for a remake of quirky Icelandic comedy Either Way. So what happens when Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch are two road workers figuring out life, their troubled friendship and their respective love lives? Find out in the teaser trailer for Prince Avalanche over at Apple.Rudd is Alvin, a stern, thoughtful type in the summer of 1988. He’s taken a job repainting road signs in a picturesque chunk of Texas. Along for the job is Lance (Hirsch), his girlfriend’s brother. Initially, the pair seems too different to get along: Alvin is happy in glorious isolation, planning to enjoy all that nature has to offer while contemplating his relationship with Madison, while Lance is bored and unfulfilled, »
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Prince Avalanche" comedy, starring Paul Rudd (This Is 40) and Emile Hirsch (The Darkest Hour). Check it out below. Plot: Meditative and stern Alvin (Rudd) and his girlfriend's brother, Lance (Hirsch), dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the center of a country highway ravaged by wildfire. As they sink into their job in the remarkable landscape, they learn more than they want to about each other. The new movie is written and directed by David Gordon Green (The Sitter, Pineapple Express), and is set to hit theaters on August 9th, in limited release. Trailer: »
Filmmaker David Gordon Green (thankfully) shied away from his recent spat of studio comedies (like the wonderful Pineapple Express and the dismal The Sitter) for his latest feature, a lo-fi affair starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch that’s based on, of all things, an Icelandic comedy titled Either Way. It does not get more lo-fi than that. The film centers on a pair of highway repairmen who are stuck spending the summer, well, repairing highway and hanging out with each other – so it’s too bad that they don’t like each other so much. Straight-laced Alvin (Rudd) is more concerned with doing his work and relaxing in the woods, while oddball Lance (Hirsch) is interested in…well, slightly different pursuits. It’s a bit more complicated than that, as the two also have a personal link that guarantees that even surviving the summer together doesn’t spell the end of their relationship, but »
- Kate Erbland
Here's the trailer for director David Gordon Green's latest movie Prince Avalanche, which stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. After making bigger studio films such as Pineapple Express, Your Highness, and The Sitter, Green went back to the basics to make this little indie comedy drama. The movie premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and Eli seemed to enjoy it, calling it "a smaller and sweeter comedy gem." Here's what he had to say about Rudd and Hirsch in his review,
Hirsch and Rudd aren't your typical comedic duo, but it's a dynamic that was executed superbly in the way Gordon Green tailored the roles for these actors, and how much freedom they were given to direct themselves at times and really explore their characters and push their performances.
It looks like a good movie, and one that is worth checking out. Here's the synopsis:
An odd couple of sorts, »
- Joey Paur
Prince Avalanche looks like a movie for anyone who has ever wondered who paints the lines on country roads. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch star as road workers in a desolate area of Texas that leaves them increasingly getting on each other’s nerves. In the trailer, Rudd writes to the unseen Madison about how he doesn’t miss city life and how he is pretty sure there’s something wrong with her brother (Hirsch). Writer/director David Gordon Green directed bro-comedies like Pineapple Express, The Sitter, and Your Highness, but judging from this trailer, Avalanche is going to be quieter, »
- Sarah Caldwell
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player With films like George Washington and All The Real Girls, David Gordon Green earned a reputation as a compelling indie director. Then he transitioned into helming big, broad, glossy comedies like Pineapple Express, Your Highness and The Sitter, losing critic's admiration along the way. About a year ago, we here at Cinema Blend pined for Green to return to his roots with his next venture, a Paul Rudd vehicle called Prince Avalanche. And we're pleased to report that's precisely what he's done. An English-language adaptation the Icelandic comedy Either Way, Prince Avalanche premiered at Sundance earlier this year, and recently delighted audiences at the Tribeca Film Festival. At both it won praise for its gorgeous cinematography, thoughtful storytelling, and bittersweet brand of comedy. It blends the emotional tenderness of his early work with the joyful silliness of his more recent movies. And the trailer above »
Here's the first trailer for David Gordon Green's Sundance hit Prince Avalanche, Green's first movie since 2011's Jonah Hill vehicle The Sitter and a return perhaps to slightly less commercial fare. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch star as highway employees working in remote parts of Texas, and the entire movie is pretty much just them. (Well, them and a donkey, though the donkey left all the improvising to Paul Rudd.) Green made his mark with quieter movies like All the Real Girls, and this looks like sort of a hybrid of that style and his later work like Pineapple Express: Set outdoors, with tenderly depicted characters, but now with an added goofiness. »
- Margaret Lyons
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