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‘The Old Man’: John Lithgow To Co-Star, ‘Spider-Man’s Jon Watts To Direct FX Drama Pilot

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‘The Old Man’: John Lithgow To Co-Star, ‘Spider-Man’s Jon Watts To Direct FX Drama Pilot
Six-time Emmy winner John Lithgow is set as a lead opposite star Jeff Bridges in FX’s drama pilot The Old Man, from Black Sails co-creators Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine. In another major coup, the pilot has tapped Jon Watts, who directed and co-wrote blockbusters Spider-Man: Homecoming and its sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home, to direct and executive produce. Filming begins this fall.

The Old Man, which is based on the eponymous novel written by Thomas Perry, centers on Dan Chase (Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.

Lithgow will play Harold Harper. Intelligent and tough with deep reservoirs of compassion and ruthlessness, Harper is called back to service by the FBI after suffering a terrible personal loss.
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The Tomorrow Man – Review

(From L to R) Blythe Danner as “Ronnie” and John Lithgow as “Ed” in director Noble Jones’ The Tomorrow Man a Bleecker Street release. Credit: Courtesy of Bleecker Street

In The Tomorrow Man, John Lithgow plays Ed, a retiree doomsday prepper who lives alone and spends his days stocking up for the coming end of civilization and posting online to his like-minded followers, when he’s not on the phone arguing with his son, who does not get the whole prepper thing. One day at the grocery store, Ed spots a pretty older woman (Blythe Danner) buying the same kind of things he buys – batteries, canned tuna – and when she pays with cash, he thinks he has found a kindred spirit. Instantly smitten, he contrives a way to meet her.

The presence of Blythe Danner might bring to mind other late-life romantic films she’s recently starred in, but if
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Openers Mostly Dormant While ‘Echo In the Canyon’ Croons To 2nd Weekend Expansion: Specialty Box Office

Openers Mostly Dormant While ‘Echo In the Canyon’ Croons To 2nd Weekend Expansion: Specialty Box Office
Specialties were mostly sidelined this weekend, as audiences turned to studio offerings. Some limited release holdovers, however, grabbed some attention from moviegoers looking for alternatives, including Greenwich Entertainment’s second weekend holdover, Echo In The Canyon, which took the best per theater average among the specialties in the three-day with added runs. The doc grossed an estimated $105,678 in 14 locations, averaging $7,548 bringing it cume to over $260K.

Greenwich reported “multiple sold-out shows” for the title’s second frame. The company said it added, “10 mostly mainstream locations” in the Los Angeles metro area with “stronger results in the dedicated arthouses.” Echo In the Canyon also expanded to the Angelika and Landmark 57 West in New York, buoyed by select Q&As and live performances featuring music from the documentary performed by executive producer/musician Jakob Dylan and accompanying band.

Greenwich will add over two dozen runs for the film next weekend with locations in San Francisco,
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‘Echo In The Canyon’ Rocks 2nd Best Average of 2019; ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ Harvests 7-figure Cume: Specialty Box Office

‘Echo In The Canyon’ Rocks 2nd Best Average of 2019; ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ Harvests 7-figure Cume: Specialty Box Office
Andrew Slater’s music documentary Echo In The Canyon opened with a bang in two Los Angeles theaters over the Memorial holiday weekend, crooning out the second-highest opening weekend per theater average of 2019, solidifying further non-fiction as the star genre among the specialties so far this year.

The Greenwich Entertainment release grossed a three-day estimate of $103,716 from its showings at the ArcLight Hollywood and The Landmark in West L.A., giving the title a $51,858 PTA. The year’s top debut average remains with Avengers: Endgame at $76,601 in over forty-six hundred theaters. It is also the best PTA for a doc this year.

Echo In The Canyon debuted at last year’s final Los Angeles Film Festival where Greenwich first viewed the feature. The film celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of La’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-’60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys,
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Movie Review – The Tomorrow Man (2019)

The Tomorrow Man, 2019.

Written and Directed by Noble Jones.

Starring John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton, Sophie Thatcher, Eve Harlow, and Wendy Makkena.

Synopsis:

Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small. These two people will try to find love.

They really do make movies for everyone. The Tomorrow Man could be accurately described as a romantic dramedy aimed squarely at fearful conservatives that spend their time perpetuating ridiculous conspiracy theories, creepily persisting to get to know women they fancy, and easily get baited into ranting about their asinine political beliefs over Thanksgiving dinner with the family. Not since Fifty Shades of Grey have I ever wanted to jump into the screen and steer a vulnerable and fragile woman away from such abnormal behavior.

Fortunately for first-time writer and director Noble Jones,
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John Lithgow, Blythe Danner’s ‘The Tomorrow Man’, ‘Halston’ Doc Target Memorial Day Weekend Screens – Specialty Box Office Preview

The Memorial Day holiday is a fairly busy one this year for Specialty films. Headlining the weekend’s new limited release titles is writer-director Noble Jones’ Sundance debut The Tomorrow Man, starring John Lithgow and Blythe Danner via Bleecker Street. The title began its roll out on Wednesday. Following up his successful documentary Dior And I, director Frédéric Tcheng is out this Friday with Halston, about the famous American designer. 1091, known as The Orchard when it released Dior and I, is taking Halston to theaters Friday. Oscilloscope’s 2018 Tribeca fest doc, Jill Magid’s The Proposal about architect Luis Barragán, has an exclusive New York run before heading to L.A. next weekend, while Greenwich Entertainment will play L.A. exclusively with doc Echo In the Canyon before heading East in its second frame. Blue Fox Entertainment, meanwhile is opening Slamdance 2018 tragic comedy Funny Story day and date Friday.

Other
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‘The Tomorrow Man’ Film Review: Blythe Danner and John Lithgow Overcome Boundaries to Find Love

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‘The Tomorrow Man’ Film Review: Blythe Danner and John Lithgow Overcome Boundaries to Find Love
The Tomorrow Man” sounds like a 1970s sci-fi film about a guy who predicts the future, but Noble Jones’ feature debut is kind of exactly the opposite, the story a guy whose fixation on the future keeps him from fully experiencing the present.

It’s a mostly thoughtful character study that falters only by failing to scrutinize fully the central character’s toxic, paranoid worldview. Nevertheless, the film makes some astute observations about the coping mechanisms we use to protect ourselves from the world, with Jones eliciting solid performances from John Lithgow and Blythe Danner as two troubled senior citizens embarking on a tenuous courtship.

Lithgow plays Ed, a lonely forced retiree who fills his days preparing for a sociopolitical apocalypse both physically (filling a hidden panic room with canned goods and gasoline) and philosophically, presiding over dark-web chatrooms with ominous declarations. Desperate for real-world interaction after exhausting even his son Brian with endless,
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The Tomorrow Man Movie Review

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The Tomorrow Man Bleecker Street Reviewed for Shockya.com & BigAppleReviews.net linked from Rotten Tomatoes by: Harvey Karten Director: Noble Jones Screenwriter: Noble Jones Cast: John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton, Sophie Thatcher, Eve Harlow Screened at: Digital Arts, NYC, 4/8/19 Opens: May 22, 2019 Although two first-rate actors receive the focus of Noble […]

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John Lithgow To Star In HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series From Team Downey

John Lithgow To Star In HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series From Team Downey
John Lithgow is set for a lead role opposite Matthew Rhys and Tatiana Maslany in Perry Mason, HBO’s limited series from Team Downey.

Written and executive produced by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald, who also will showrun, the reimagined Perry Mason is set in 1932 Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this limited series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason (Rhys). When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.

Lithgow will play Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan, a personal attorney at the nadir of his career
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Montclair Film Festival Premiering Restored ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

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Montclair Film Festival Premiering Restored ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
The Montclair Film Festival will hold the world premiere of the restoration of the 1959 movie “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The black-and-white film, directed by George Stevens, has been restored by Twentieth Century Fox and the Film Foundation. The holocaust drama was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won three, including best supporting actress for Shelly Winters.

The festival, now in its eighth year, will take place May 3-12 in Montclair, N.J., and features more than 150 films, events, discussions and parties. The festival had previously announced that it would open with a screening of Tom Harper’s “Wild Rose,” with star Jessie Buckley attending for a post-screening Q&A.

This year’s Storyteller Series will include A Conversation with Mindy Kaling, moderated by Stephen Colbert, taking place May 4 and A Conversation with Ben Stiller, moderated by Colbert, on May 5. Olympia Dukakis will attend for a
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Beautiful Trailer for John Lithgow's The Tomorrow Man Has a Whole Lot of Heart

Here’s a trailer for you to enjoy for the new film The Tomorrow Man, starring John Lithgow and Blythe Danner. Lithgow stars as Ed and Danner as Ronnie, two people in a small town who come together with all their baggage in tow. Here’s the synopsis from the IMDb page:

Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other's stuff.

I really enjoyed this trailer. I think it looks lovely. I’m already a big fan of both Danner and Lithgow, and admire each of them as both comedic and dramatic actors.

Watch the trailer below and see The Tomorrow Man in theaters on May 22, 2019.
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John Lithgow and Blythe Danner star in trailer for The Tomorrow Man

Bleeker Street has released a poster and trailer for writer-director Noble Jones’ romantic drama The Tomorrow Man which ssees John Lithgow and Blythe Danner lead a cast that includes Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton, Sophie Thatcher, and Eve Harlow; take a look here…

Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other’s stuff.

The Tomorrow Man is set for release on May 22nd.

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John Lithgow Is Obsessed with the Future in ‘The Tomorrow Man’ Trailer

Bleecker Street has released the first trailer for the upcoming drama The Tomorrow Man. Written and directed by Noble Jones, the film stars John Lithgow as a doomsday prepper who meets and falls in love with a woman (played by Blythe Danner) who’s still grieving over the death of her daughter. The story finds these two lonely souls with opposite outlooks—one obsessed with the future, one fixated on the past—coming together and trying to build a relationship together. This looks like a nice movie. Lithgow and Danner are both reliable talents, and it looks like this film …
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‘The Tomorrow Man’ Trailer: John Lithgow & Blythe Danner Star In A Romantic Comedy About A Doomsday Prepper

The traditional romantic comedy is far from dead. Even though the days of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan sending each other emails are long gone, thanks to studios like Netflix (and its never-ending supply of rom-coms) and films like “Crazy Rich Asians,” the rom-com is alive and well. And in the case of “The Tomorrow Man,” these films don’t have to star the latest teen heartthrobs to be relevant, either.

Continue reading ‘The Tomorrow Man’ Trailer: John Lithgow & Blythe Danner Star In A Romantic Comedy About A Doomsday Prepper at The Playlist.
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John Lithgow & Blythe Danner in First Trailer for 'The Tomorrow Man'

"These are interesting times we're living in. All you have to do is learn to connect the dots, and get ready." Bleecker Street Media has debuted the first official trailer for indie dramedy The Tomorrow Man, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. This heartfelt, awkward romance is about a kooky elderly "doomsday prepper" man named Ed, and a humble "hoarder" woman named Ronnie who he meets and falls in love with. John Lithgow stars, with Blythe Danner, and a cast including Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton, Sophie Thatcher, and Eve Harlow. I caught this at Sundance earlier this year (read the review), and it has an awkward charm to it, that sinks in as it plays out. It's a nice little film - worth a watch. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Noble Jones' The Tomorrow Man, direct from YouTube: Ed Hemsler (John
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Greg Kinnear's Directorial Debut to Close 2019 Sarasota Film Festival

Greg Kinnear's Directorial Debut to Close 2019 Sarasota Film Festival
Greg Kinnear's directorial debut feature, Phil, will have its world premiere as the closing night film of the 21st Sarasota Film Festival, it was announced Wednesday. Avi Belkin's documentary Mike Wallace Is Here will serve as the opening night film, while Noble Jones' The Tomorrow Man will screen as the centerpiece film.

“The Sarasota audiences are sure to enjoy two engaging and completely different films at the start and end of our festival. Mike Wallace is a historic figure with a remarkable story, and we are delighted to have Greg Kinnear share the world premiere of his directorial debut,...
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Sundance 2019: John Lithgow & Blythe Danner in 'The Tomorrow Man'

The apocalypse is coming, and there's no better way to prepare for that future than to build an overstocked fallout shelter in your home. Right? That's not crazy, is it? Totally sane. Some people think that this is just being properly prepared. The Tomorrow Man is a dramatic comedy from writer & director Noble Jones that just premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. It's an eccentric, amusing film with a romantic twist that is about an aging man who lives a quiet, lonely life in a small town. Jones' film is kinda-sorta mocking these "doomsday preppers", as they're known - the people who build special shelters and fill it with all kinds of extra food and supplies and survival equipment - because the media (and others from the internet) have made them think something is about to happen and they should be ready for everything to fall apart - soon. Jones'
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Why John Lithgow Put His Full Trust Behind a First-Time Feature Director on ‘The Tomorrow Man’ (Video)

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Why John Lithgow Put His Full Trust Behind a First-Time Feature Director on ‘The Tomorrow Man’ (Video)
Several “red flags” went up for John Lithgow when he first heard about his latest project “The Tomorrow Man.” The film by director Noble Jones was an independent film from a first-time feature film director, who would be shooting it in addition to writing it.

But Jones is an accomplished music video director for Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Mary J. Blige, and he can also boast having David Fincher as a mentor. And when Lithgow read the screenplay and found out his co-star would be none other than Blythe Danner, he was sold.

“Should I take the chance,” Lithgow told TheWrap’s Steve Pond ahead of its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. “And then I got together with Noble, and there’s something about him, you just trust this is going to be great. And he also comes out of a long history with David Fincher. We found
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“As Long As I Make the Story Clear and Not Noring, Then I’m Good”: Editor Zimo Huang on The Tomorrow Man

A music video director and David Fincher protege, Noble Jones makes his feature filmmaking debut with The Tomorrow Man. John Lithgow anchors the film as Ed Hemsler, a divorced retiree with a penchant for grandiose if vague conspiracy theories about the imminent end of the world. His unexpected romance with Ronnie Meisner (Blythe Danner) begins at a grocery store, but their path is full of unexpected bumps. Via email, editor Zimo Huang discussed his work on the production. Filmmaker: How and why did you wind up being the editor of your film? What were the factors and attributes that led to your being […]
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“As Long As I Make the Story Clear and Not Noring, Then I’m Good”: Editor Zimo Huang on The Tomorrow Man

A music video director and David Fincher protege, Noble Jones makes his feature filmmaking debut with The Tomorrow Man. John Lithgow anchors the film as Ed Hemsler, a divorced retiree with a penchant for grandiose if vague conspiracy theories about the imminent end of the world. His unexpected romance with Ronnie Meisner (Blythe Danner) begins at a grocery store, but their path is full of unexpected bumps. Via email, editor Zimo Huang discussed his work on the production. Filmmaker: How and why did you wind up being the editor of your film? What were the factors and attributes that led to your being […]
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