In spite of the fact that the 2011 Sundance Film Festival press screening of director Mark Pellington's (Henry Poole is Here) new movie, I Melt With You, resulted in what New York Magazine (NYM) described as a "moviegoer exodus," speculatively attributed to the "movie's constant drug-taking, which is so immense that the characters may have more lines of coke than lines of dialogue," Magnolia Pictures picked up the distribution rights to the movie and will be releasing it On Demand on Nov. 4, before its limited theatrical run on Dec. 9.
Written by Glenn Porter, I Melt With You stars Rob Lowe, Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven and Christian McKay as four former high school friends who reunite at a summer beach house to, as NYM puts it, "do drugs, cry and scream about their midlife crises, and do more drugs." Watch the new Red Band trailer and see for yourself why some have labeled the movie "a work of extreme self-indulgence," and others have praised it as "a perfectly cast film" that delivers "a profoundly moving experience.". read the synopsis & watch the Red Band trailer >> Posted 10.01.11 by BrentJS
When American movie studios discover an effective foreign horror movie, their first instinct is to schedule a remake. Such is the case with the creepy Spanish horror movie The Orphanage, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and produced by Guillermo Del Toro, which followed a woman who takes over the orphanage where she was raised to find that the same imaginary friend who terrorized her as a child is now friends with her son.
Variety reports that the remake has found a director in Mark Pellington (Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies). Del Toro is clearly interested in seeing a decent remake — he's serving as producer and co-writing the script with Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter). Posted 01.04.10 by Ryan
Everybody's favorite MILF Naomi Watts has no plans to rest on her laurels (or diaper pails or baby binkies or whatever) after the upcoming birth of her baby-to-be with Liev Schreiber.
The very pregnant actress has just signed on to star in The International with Clive Owen, says The Hollywood Reporter. The action thriller about an Interpol agent obsessed with investigating a dodgy banking mogul will be directed by Tom Tykwer (Perfume).
Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines has signed on to the Luke Wilson romantic comedy Henry Poole Is Here, about a man who finds out he only has six weeks to live, says Variety. It will be directed by Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies).
And finally, Tim Robbins and Martin Landau have joined Bill Murray in the cast of City of Ember, a quirky story about a town where the only light (from streetlamps) begins to fail. Based on the 2003 novel by Jeanne Duprau, the movie is being shot in Belfast under the direction of Gil Kenan (Monster House), says Variety.
Most importantly, Tom Hanks is one of the producers. Considering that he also executive produced Starter for Ten, Band of Brothers, and Big Love, this can only mean good things. Posted 07.13.07 by reelz