Via Page Six (it’s that kind of day), RenÃ©e Zellweger is apparently pining to play Edie Bouvier Beale in a fictional adaptation of Albert and David Maysles’ "Grey Gardens" after seeing "The Ghost of Grey Gardens," a doc, um, based on a doc, we suppose. Zellweger has apparently "gotten her hands on 100 reels of unseen footage that was shot in the making of the 1975 ‘Grey Gardens’" and paid a visit to the (now refurbished) East Hampton estate. A Broadway musical based on the doc is already in the works.
The New York Press‘ Matt Zoller Seitz interviews writer/director/generator of tabloid fodder James Toback, and points out an event that we hadn’t heard of and are kicking ourselves for not being able to go to: the Museum of the Moving Image will be showing a double feature of Toback’s 1978 film "Fingers" and the upcoming French remake, "The Beat That My Heart Skipped." After the screening of "Fingers," Toback will participate in a Pinewood Dialogue, whatever that means.
Sharon Waxman in the New York Times tackles "The Aristocrats" and the difficulties of marketing a film based entirely on a dirty joke that’s unmentionable on billboards, in ads, in TV spots and in trailers.
Gregg Kilday in the Hollywood Reporter breaks down the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ decisions on producer credits (they’ll be scrutinized) and awards for stuntmen (there won’t be any).
And the Onion taunts us with a glimpse of award-winning cinema in the year 2056.
+ Zellweger’s Wish (NY Post)
+ The Outsider (NY Press)
+ Dares to Tell It, Repeatedly (NY Times)
+ Academy gets strict on credits (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Final Installment of Frogger Trilogy Poised to Sweep Oscars (The Onion)