"Folk songs? I thought you said you were a musician."
Academy Award–winning writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) have made movies in almost every genre, but their latest, Inside Llewyn Davis, is a first; a tale of a fictional folk singer named Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) set in the 1960s. Sure, the Coens have made movies set in the 1960s before (A Serious Man) and have even made movies that include folk music (Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?), but this is the first to tackle the folk music in the 1960s.
Reportedly based loosely on the life of Dave van Ronk, an American folk singer who was a part of the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 60s who was an influence on Bob Dylan and others, Inside Llewyn Davis has yet to find distribution, however Thompson on Hollywood has managed to find a trailer sent as a special invite to industry professionals for a February screening on the Sony lot. The trailer, which does have language that is NSFW, offers a first, hazy look at Isaac as the troubled singer, along with co-stars Carey Mulligan (Drive) as a sharp-tongued ex, Justin Timberlake (The Social Network) as Mulligan's husband as well as Coen regular John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink) and Garrett Hedlund (seemingly on loan from On The Road). the latest in folksy trailers
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We're not sure of current exchange rate, but we'll guess that half a million British pounds is worth about a trillion in dollars.
What do you get when you mix a nebbish-y British art curator, a Texas rodeo queen, and a plot to steal half a million pounds from an eccentric millionaire? The plot for Gambit, CBS Films' remake of the 1966 movie of the same name that originally starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine. Instead, it's Academy Award–winner Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz who plot to steal money from a rich art collector (Alan Rickman), who, at least in the trailer, prefers a more clothing optional approach to work. The first trailer shows Firth and Diaz plotting their scheme to sell a phoney Monet painting utilizing a unique group of characters played by Cloris Leachman and Stanley Tucci. Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the script, and it has plenty of that Coenesque charm.all the latest trailers
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With the live-action, Americanized adaptation of Akira currently on hold while it awaits a new script, Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), the only actor that was confirmed for the movie, has found time for another project. Luckily for Hedlund, that project happens to be Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest movie from Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo).
Variety reports that Hedlund is in negotiations for an unspecified role in the movie, which is loosely based on the life of Dave van Ronk, an American folk singer who was a part of the 1960s folk scene in Greenwich Village and was friends with Bob Dylan and other famed musicians. After his role in Country Strong, Hedlund has proved he can handle a musical role.
Hedlund joins a cast that includes Coen brothers regular John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink), Oscar Isaac (Sucker Punch), Carey Mulligan (Drive) and Justin Timberlake (The Social Network). Production is set to start soon in New York. Riddick 3 adds bounty hunters; Superman gets help from West Wing alum >> Posted 01.10.12 by Ryan
Joel Edgerton proved his acting chops in last year's critically–acclaimed, Aussie import Animal Kingdom, but Stateside, the actor has been cast more in action movie roles such as The Thing, Warrior and the upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Ok, scratch that last one.
Edgerton's latest action role could be in the 300 sequel, 300: Battle of Artemisia (formerly Xerxes). Vulture reports that Edgerton is in talks to play Themosticles, the famed Athenian archon and general who led the Greeks to victory against the invading Persians in the Battle of Artemisium, which again saw a smaller Greek fleet go up against a stronger Persian navy. The fight took place during "the exact same three days" as as The Battle of Thermopylae, which was the inspiration for the first 300.
300 director Zack Snyder and his screenwriting partner Kurt Johnstad wrote the script for the sequel, which is again based on a forthcoming graphic novel by Frank Miller. Israel-born director Noam Murro (Smart People) will direct the movie, while Gerard Butler and Lena Headey will reportedly reprise their 300 roles of Leonidas, king of the Spartans, and Queen Gorgo, respectively. john goodman joins the coen brothers; RZA joins Quentin Tarantino >> Posted 11.03.11 by Ryan
Just in time for the 2011 Lebowki Fest in Tampa comes the news that The Big Lebowski is getting a sequel. According to actress Tara Reid, who played Bunny Lebowski in the 1998 cult classic movie from Ethan and Joel Coen, The Big Lebowski 2 will begin filming "this year," bringing together "the whole cast" for a "10-year reunion." Sounds great, right? Other than the fact that it would be the 13-year reunion of the cast, the big problem with Reid's announcement is that...nobody told the Coen Bros.!
Good thing they have a sense of humor. When asked about Reid's statements by Austin360, Ethan said, "I’m glad she’s working on it." Ethan said that they do not have any plans for The Big Lebowski 2 right now, but that they will "watch it when it comes out," with Joel chiming in, "Especially if Tara’s in it."
A representative for Reid later told EW that Tara had been misinformed.
She heard Jeff Bridges say that he wanted to make Big Lebowski 2 and have all the original cast members in it, so she may have misspoke, thinking that included her based on what Jeff said.
Poor, Tara. That girl just can't catch a break. Posted 02.06.11 by BrentJS
True Grit started its existence as a novel written by Charles Portis in 1968. A movie version followed a year later and earned John Wayne his first and only Oscar for his work as U.S. Marshall Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Wayne reprised the role in the sequel, 1975's Rooster Cogburn, but Warren Oates assumed the Cogburn role for the 1978 TV movie True Grit: A Further Adventure.
The latest version returns to the Portis novel and was directed and adapted by Joel and Ethan Coen, with Jeff Bridges stepping into the role of Cogburn. The Coens told Comingsoon that their True Grit was "without reference to the other version," though Ethan admitted it was tempting to go back and watch the 1969 movie since this was the first true Western the brothers had ever attempted. true grit a family movie? >> Posted 12.19.10 by Ryan
In preparation of the upcoming release of Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of True Grit, Warner Bros. has released four new clips from the Western (for those worried about spoilers, the clips are just extended scenes from the trailer). Based on the 1968 Charles Portis novel of the same name, and not a remake of the 1969 movie, True Grit follows a young girl (newcomer Hailee Steinfeld) who enlists the help of a washed-up lawman (Jeff Bridges) and a Texas Ranger (Matt Damon) to find her father's killer (Josh Brolin). Watch the clips >> Posted 12.13.10 by Ryan
Last week, the teaser trailer for Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of True Grit was released online. After playing in theaters over the weekend, the full theatrical trailer is now available.
Based on the 1968 Charles Portis novel and not, according to the Coen Brothers, a remake of the 1969 movie that won John Wayne his Oscar, True Grit follows a vengeful young girl (newcomer Hailee Steinfeld) who enlists the help of a washed-up lawman (Jeff Bridges) and a Texas Ranger (Matt Damon) to find her father's killer (Josh Brolin). Posted 10.04.10 by Ryan
Joel and Ethan Coen have finally found their final lead to go alongside Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in their upcoming True Grit. Variety reports that the Coens have cast newcomer Hailee Steinfield in the role of Mattie Ross, a 14-year-old girl who teams up with U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn (Bridges) and heads into Native American territory to find her father's murderer (Josh Brolin). Damon plays a lawman who teams up with the pair. The Coens plan to have the movie from Steinfield's point of view.
Rather than remake the 1969 movie starring John Wayne, the Coens chose to return to the original source material, the novel by Charles Portis. Shooting begins next month in New Mexico for a scheduled December 25, 2010 release. Posted 02.25.10 by Ryan
Via Brahsome, we learned about The Big Lebowski as written by William Shakespeare. This massive and completely necessary task was undertaken by Super-Achiever Adam Bertocci. How do some of the classic Big Lebowski lines translate?
Jesus Quintana: You said it, man. Nobody f---s with the Jesus.
QUINCE: Thou speakest rightly, sir. No man misdeals with Joshua Quince, by Jesu.
The Dude: Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!
THE KNAVE: I beseech ye, there is a beverage here.
Walter Sobchak: You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me.
The Dude: Yeah, but Walter...
Walter Sobchak: Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nail polish. These f--king amateurs...
THE KNAVE: And where might a man fetch a toe?
Thou wouldst have a toe? A toe can be obtain'd.
Ways are known, Knave. Thou wilt not like to hear.
I'll have a toe for thee this afternoon
Ere singeth cockerel at three o'clock.
These amateurs would have us soil'd with fear.
Got a couple of hours? Read the entire script, Shakespeare style. Posted 01.07.10 by reelz