The Playlist is reporting that Weinstein Company were about to unveil some footage from Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” in Cannes tonight.
But Megan Ellison started the party already, and unveiled a footage from the film, focusing on Joaquin Phoenix’s Freddie, a drunken navy man. On this clip, he’s being questioned by a superior office after some kind of incident. And even if the clip doesn’t feature Amy on it, I think you may want to watch it:
The Weinstein Company will open the film on October 12th 2012.
Amy was attached to another project, The Film Stage is reporting. It’s the debut project of director Andrew Levitas, named Lullaby, and will have Amy Adams, Richard Jenkins, Garret Hedlund, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, and Jessica Brown Findlay on its cast.
This “life-affirming tale of family and love” — which, unsurprisingly, is said to be about “the power of life and the reconnections between loved ones” — centers on a man (Hedlund) forced to get back in touch with his estranged family after the father (Jenkins) removes his own life support. Tell the story in long-form, and a mixture of emotions hit the audience accordingly.
The official Cannes Film Festival started today and “On The Road” producer Charlies Gillibert has said that the film will have its Cannes premiere on wednesday May 23rd. No words yet if Amy will be attending, but I hope she does. Cast confirmed to attend are Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Morgan & Tom Sturridge.
That was asked on our comments, but I though it could be good to have it posted at the main page.
Deadline reports that Adams will play the lead in Dark Places, a story about a young girl in Kansas who survives a massacre of her family, testifies against her brother as the murderer, and is visited 25 years later by a secret society that claims her brother is innocent. Somehow, reliving the incident is the only way to find out the real truth.
The film will be written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, who made waves with his WWII-era film Sarah’s Key back in 2010. Dark Places is based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling 2009 novel, and has elements of the Satanic cult scare that tore through America in the 1980s.
A new article has popped up today about the possibility of “Into the Woods” be aiming for a Broadway transfer following its run in Central Park this summer.
The off-Broadway company is reportedly already in the process of raising money for a transfer, and negotiating with agents about a 20-week extension for a post-Park Broadway run. The Public Theater production, directed by Timothy Sheader, will run from July 23 to August 25 at the Delacorte Theatre.
A week before it premieres in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, On The Road has been acquired by AMC Networks. Picking up all U.S. rights to Walter Sallies’ adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation classic, AMC Networks announced that its distribution labels IFC Films and Sundance Selects will release the film later this fall.