MTV has (oddly) the trailer for "The Bridge of San Luis Rey," based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Thornton Wilder. "Bridge" is about a group of five individuals killed when an ancient bridge in Peru collapses, and a priest’s attempts to analyze the lives of the unlucky group to prove that it was an act of god rather than a random occurance. The film has a great cast (including Gabriel Byrne and the Polish brothers (â™¥!)), but hasn’t generated much advance buzz and had trouble finding a distributor. It’s getting a limited release from Fine Line this Friday.
On Apple: a trailer for Sundance favorite "Murderball," about the rough sport of quadrapeligic rugby (due out July 8), is here; a trailer for "November," the new film from Greg Harrison (who did "Groove") is here. It’s a thriller starring Courteney Cox and is apparently somewhat Lynchian.
In other news, IFC Films has picked up the US distribution rights to Lars von Trier’s "Dogville" sequel "Manderlay." Magnolia Pictures has liberated Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s "KaÃ¯ro (Pulse)" from the limbo of the Miramax shelf for a planned mid-August release (the America remake, which is still being cast, is slated for 2006). And, in Entertainment Weekly, Nancy Cartwright says "The Simpsons" movie is a go!
+ Trailer: The Bridge of San Luis Rey (MTV)
+ Trailer: Murderball (Apple)
+ Trailer: November (Apple)
+ Trailer: Rent (AOL)
+ IFC Films Gets Von Trier’s "Manderlay," And Bier’s Latest "After the Wedding" (indieWIRE)
+ Magnolia Takes Rights to Kurosawa’s "Pulse" from Dimension/Miramax (indieWIRE)
+ Bart-Time Job (Entertainment Weekly)