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Though it is apparently still in post-production, a trailer for A Perfect Day has hit the web ahead of WestEnd Films packaging it for sale at the European Film Market next week.
Written and directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa (Mondays In The Sun), who adapted the story from the novel Dejarse Ilover, by Paula Farias, A Perfect Day tells the tale of five conflict zone aid workers who all have various agendas. They find themselves having to work together to left a dead body out of a well, so a community can have access to water. The film stars Academy Award winners Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) and Tim Robbins (Mystic River), who are ably supported by Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion) Melanie Thierry (The Zero Theorem), and Fedja Stukan (In The Land Of Blood And Honey)
Variety reports that writer-director Fernando Leon de Aranoa explained his view of the project to the press last year:
- Sarah Myles
Take this news with quite a large grain of salt, but rumors have hit that suggest Disney and Marvel Studios are looking at Angelina Jolie to helm the upcoming Captain Marvel solo film. Apparently, they’ve gone as far as to offer the actress-turned-director a whopping $20 million to do so.
There’s no telling how valid this new rumor is, however, as it was first reported by tabloid magazine Ok! before making its way online. Their “insider” sources claim that “having a female director is a priority for [Marvel]. [Jolie] never thought she’d be in such huge demand as a director, and to be courted by Marvel after the Sony fiasco is a huge pat on the back.”
- James Garcia
While there have been murmurs of Joss Whedon possibly directing the solo adventure Captain Marvel for Disney and Marvel, it seems the two studios may have something else different in mind. They actually want a female director, and have approached Angelina Jolie for the job. This has not been confirmed or denied by either Marvel or Disney.
The news comes from the more respectable, yet still trashy, celebrity and lifestyle magazine Ok!, who are usually fifty-fifty with their scoops and rumors. According to the publication, Disney executives have offered Angelina Jolie $20 million for the directed gig on Captain Marvel. They decided to go after the actress-turned-director after watching her second feature film Unbroken, which opened Christmas day. An inside source claims those involved with the decision making process at Disney and Marvel were beyond impressed with her skills in bringing the story of Olympic athlete turned Pow Louis Zamperini to the big screen. »
London — “Welcome!” a soldier shouts at B (Tim Robbins), Mambru (Benicio del Toro) and interpreter Damir (Fedja Stukac) as their jeep approaches a military checkpoint. “Tell them not to wash the car: We don’t have any money. It’s a joke, tell them,” B urges Damir, who hesitates then does; the soldiers, 30 years younger than B or Mamru, who are grizzled vets, stare back eyes glazed, light automatic weapons in hand.
Joining Del Toro and Robbins, Oscar winners for “Traffic” and Mystic River” respectively, are Olga Kurylenko (“To the Wonder,” “Quantum of Solace”), Melanie Thierry (“The Zero Theorem”) and Stukac (“In the Land of Blood and Honey”), who round up a top-notch ensemble cast. »
- John Hopewell and Leo Barraclough
Angelina Jolie has been getting lots of praise for directing "In the Land of Blood and Honey" and the recent "Unbroken," which grossed $140 million worldwide. She is currently directing herself and her husband Brad Pitt in "By the Sea." Now comes word that Jolie is setting up her fourth directorial gig with "Africa," which is written by Oscar winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump). The film is a biopic of famed archaeologist Richard Leakey, who became a staunch defender of elephants against poachers in Kenya in the late 1980s. Brad Pitt is in talks to play the lead role. "I've felt a deep connection to Africa and its culture for much of my life, and was taken with Eric's beautiful script about a man drawn into the violent conflict with elephant poachers who emerged with a deeper understanding of man's footprint and a profound sense of responsibility for the world around him, »
Brad Pitt is in talks to star in his wife Angelina Jolie's next directorial effort "Africa" at Skydance Productions. The pair just worked together on "By the Sea," Jolie's third film as director following "In the Land of Blood and Honey" and last year's "Unbroken".
"Africa" will be based on the true story of Richard Leakey and his fight in the late 1980s to stop Kenyan ivory poachers from killing elephants before they became extinct. He was also a paleo-archaeologist who helped find the bones of an early human man.
Jolie, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Jon Peters will produce the film, while Roger Deakins will serve as cinematographer. Production could begin as early as this Summer, and Paramount Pictures is expected to distribute.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
6 items from 2015
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