Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his writing and directing debut with Don Jon and also takes the lead role – so he was certainly busy. You have to wonder whether he thought his previous movies didn’t have enough sex scenes, so he wrote himself a movie where he got loads of them, and where he also had the chance to buff up to show off a very impressive physique. (I’m sure those weren’t his motivations though). [Read more…]
Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is the titular English teacher, a 40-something spinster whose life has been so filled with literature that she has been unable to find a man who can fulfil her romantic ideals. She discovers that one of her old students, Jason (Michael Angarano), is back in their small town after returning from studying writing at university. He’s given up on his dreams of being a writer, but after Linda reads his play, The Chrysalis, she decides it must be staged and that her high school is going to do. [Read more…]
For a very long time, Ellen Page has been attached to Freeheld, but it’s been held up while they try to finalise funding and get it ready for the cameras. Hopefully though now it’s moving forwards, as Julianne Moore and Zach Galifianakis have both joined the film.
The movie is based on a 2007 documentary of the same name, about a landmark LGBT equality case, which won the Oscar for documentary short.
Page is set to play mechanic Stacie Andree, who was denied the pension benefits of her longtime partner and New Jersey police detective Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), when the latter became terminally ill. While Hester’s detective partner Dane Wells was conservative and initially surprised to learn of Hester’s sexual orientation, he stepped up to become the leader in the fight for Laurel’s rights to assign her benefits to Andree. The person playing Wells is yet to be cast.
Galifianakis is set to be Steven Goldstein, a Garden State Equality activist who played an important role in the case.
Philadephia screenwrite Ron Nyswaner has come up with the script, while Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) will direct. The current plan is to shoot this summer.
Collider and ShockTilYouDrop have debuted the first pics from David Cronenberg’s latest movie, Map To The Stars. The pics show off the likes of John Cusack & Julianne Moore, although the movie also stars Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, Mia Wasikowska and Sarah Gadon.
The film follows the Weiss family, who are a Hollywood dynasty headed by father Dr. Stafford (Cusack), an analyst and life coach, mother Christina (Williams) and their son Benjie (Evan Bird), a child star she is dedicating to supporting. There’s also daughter Agatha (Wasikowska), who’s recently been released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania.
Julianne Moore is a patient of Dr. Weiss, an actress who is trying to get a film made about her late mother, who was a 60s star who has come back to haunt her. The movie looks at how two child stars are destroyed by the sleazier side of Hollywood. It’ll be out next year.
Young Adult fantasy has proved a difficult genre, as while success can be enormous, more often than not they barely make a dent at the box office. However after spending decades trying to get it off the ground, Jeff Bridges will be hoping audiences take to Seventh Son. Now we get our first taste with a trailer and poster.
Here’s the official synopsis: ‘In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more.
‘Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarceration, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world.
‘Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what normally takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other.
‘Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.’
It’ll be out later this year. [Read more…]
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire may not be in cinemas until November, but the producers are already thinking about casting for the final two films, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2. THR reports that Julianne Moore is in early talks to play Alma Coin, one of the few new major roles in the movies.
Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), and Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne) are set to star, along with Philip Seymour Hoffman, who will make his debut in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Plutarch Heavensbee. In Suzanne Collins’ novel, Alma Coin is in charge of the district which fights against the Capitol regime, although she doesn’t completely trust Katniss, and may want to control her just a much as the opposition so.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence is on board to direct both The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, from an adapted screenplay by Danny Strong. It isn’t known when production will begin.
It’s still a few months until Carrie is due to debut in cinemas (it’s out in October in the US and November in the UK), but in order to try and get us excited, a motion poster has debuted, which you can take a look at above.
Based on Stephen King’s first novel, the film tells the story of a teenage girl with a tyrannical mother, who gets bullied at school. However she begins to develop telekinetic powers, which come to full fruition on the night of the prom.
Take a look at the carnage in the motion poster.
There’s been a lot of interest in Don Jon, largely because it’s the first film Joseph Gordon Levitt has directed. He also stars in the movie, alongside Scarlett Johnasson, Julianne Moore and Tony Danza. Now we can get out first taste with a trailer.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old-fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to “pull” a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn’t compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old-fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she’s determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset. Wrestling with good old-fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.’
It’s due out later this year. [Read more…]
We already knew that David Cronenberg was set to reteam with Robert Pattinson on Maps To The Stars, but now the cast has grown, as it’s been revealed that Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method) will also star in the movie, according to Deadline.
Production on the film will begin this July in Toronto and Los Angeles. Maps to the Stars is both a haunting ghost story and a scathing attack on the celebrity-obsessed society of LA. The plot is about two child actors ruined by Hollywood’s depravity, although we don’t know exactly who each of the actors will play.
Back when Cronenberg was trying to make the film a few years ago, he had this to say about the film, “You could say it’s a Hollywood film because the characters are agents, actors and managers, but it is not a satire like The Player … Hollywood is a world that is seductive and repellent at the same time, and it is the combination of the two that makes it so potent. I won’t fall back on some cliches or simplistic sloganeering, because the culture and what it reveals about Western culture and the rest of the world is very complex.”
Los Angeles author and screenwriter Bruce Wagner (Wild Palms) wrote the screenplay.
Although there are still some people who don’t think Hollywood should have remade Carrie, feeling Brian De Palma’s 1976 film was already the definitive statement on Stephen King’s debut novel. However this trailer suggests the do-over could well be worth a look.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Julianne Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Chloe Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.’
The film will hit cinemas in October.