5 items from 2017
Remakes, remakes, remakes. Oh, how they come and go in Hollywood. Barely a day goes by without one promised, one announced and one discarded, and today is no different. James L. Brooks’ Best Picture-winning 1983 directorial debut, Terms of Endearment, wasn’t necessarily clamoring for a remake, but by golly are we going to get one.
Lee Daniels, the Oscar-nominated director behind Precious and The Butler, and the co-creator of television’s Empire, is now in talks to direct a new adaptation of Larry McMurty’s novel, with Oprah Winfrey attached to play Aurora Greenway, the role which won Shirley MacLaine an Oscar.
For those unfamiliar with the original, Terms of Endearment is a mother-daughter relationship dramedy that follows widower Aurora and her daughter Emma, originally played by Debra Winger, after she catches her recent husband cheating. The emotional part of the story, however, involves Emma’s terminal cancer condition, which »
- Will Ashton
The director behind The Butler and The Paperboy, Lee Daniels, might remake James L. Brooks‘ beautiful 1983 film, Terms of Endearment. Brooks’ made his directorial debut with his adaptation of Larry McMurtry‘s novel, which won Best Picture, Best Director, and more at the Academy Awards. It’s a masterful, honest tearjerker Paramount is eying Daniels and Oprah Winfrey to remake.
- Jack Giroux
Further to actress Nicole Kidman ("Batman Forever") recently cast in Warners upcoming "Aquaman" stand-alone feature, Sneak Peek new images of the Oscar winner in the January 2017 issue of "Vogue" (Australia) magazine, photographed by Will Davidson:
Other films include "Moulin Rouge!" (2001) earning her a 'Golden Globe Award' for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Kidman's performance as 'Virginia Woolf' in the "The Hours" (2002) earned her an 'Academy Award' for Best Actress...
...the 'BAFTA Award' for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the 'Golden Globe' Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and the 'Silver Bear' for Best Actress at the 'Berlin International Film Festival'.
Kidman's other notable films include "To Die For" (1995), for which she »
- Michael Stevens
French filmmaker Alexandre Moors made his feature debut in 2013 with Blue Caprice, an acclaimed indie inspired by the 2002 Washington, DC sniper attacks. He returns to Sundance (where Blue Caprice premiered) in 2017 with The Yellow Birds, an Iraq War drama screening in competition. Moors hired Joe Klotz to edit The Yellow Birds in part based on his affection for The Paperboy, one of three Lee Daniels films Klotz has edited. Below, Klotz discusses how he and Moors balanced “the fragmented nature of time” in the script with their mandate to tell a coherent narrative. The Yellow Birds will screen six times during the […] »
- Filmmaker Staff
The half-decade long McConaissance has generally endured because Matthew McConaughey has chosen interesting directors to work with (Richard Linklater, William Friedkin, Lee Daniels, Jeff Nichols, Christopher Nolan, Jean-Marc Vallée, Martin Scorsese, Gus Van Sant, Stephan Gaghan) over blockbuster gigs. Granted, sometimes those non-tentpoles don’t work out, but I’d wager for an actor like McConaughey who has experienced the pain of at least one mega-flop in his career (“Sahara“), it’s easier to move on from something like “The Paperboy” or “The Sea of Trees,” where there isn’t so much money on the line.
- Kevin Jagernauth
5 items from 2017
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