Trailers: One for the George Clooney-directed "Good Night, and Good Luck," which is premiering at Venice and opening in limited release October 7, here. One for Atom Egoyan‘s "Where the Truth Lies" (racy!), opening in NY/LA October 14, here. And one for Henry Jaglom‘s "Going Shopping," which got a gooey kiss from the New York Times Style section last Thursday, here.
Via Reuters, Terrence Malick is in talks to direct and write "Tree of Life," some parts of which will be shot in India. Colin Farrell, who’s playing John Smith in Malick’s upcoming "The New World," may star. Also via Reuters, former "Saturday Night Live" type Cheri Oteri has joined the cast of Richard "Donny Darko" Kelly‘s sprawling, and really cool-sounding "Southland Tales."
Chow called the movie’s US$17.1 million (â‚¬14.0 million) box office take in America as of Aug. 18 "not bad," but said, "I hope I can do better in the future."
And, via the Hollywood Reporter, Paul Haggis, who wrote "Million Dollar Baby" and wrote and directed "Crash" (in other words, he may well be our least favorite person working in film at the moment), has been tapped to rewrite the script for the next James Bond, "Casino Royale." This might be a good fit for Haggis, who’s generally defensive about his previous life as a writer for various TV shows, including "thirtysomething" and "L.A. Law." He’s certainly got something (even if that something results in movies that grate on us so). Freed from self-imposed obligations to have Big Themes, he might be able turn out an interesting frame on which to hang the latest in this ancient franchise, assuming they actually ever cast a Bond and get it into production.
+ Trailer: Good Night, and Good Luck (Yahoo!)
+ Trailer: Where the Truth Lies (IFILM)
+ Trailer: Going Shopping (Official site)
+ Director Malick may find ‘Life’ in India (Reuters)
+ Oteri switching teams for ‘Southland Tales’ (Reuters)
+ ‘Kung Fu Hustle’ Director Plans Sequel (AP)
+ New mission for Haggis: 007’s ‘Royale’ (HR)