Many, many trailers: one for "Little Manhattan," a kiddie romance with parents played by Bradley Whitford (of "The West Wing") and Cynthia Nixon (of "Sex in the City") is here; one for "Proof," featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gwyneth Paltrow making out and Anthony Hopkins and the great Hope Davis as plot devices here; one for "Tom Yum Goong," the new Tony Jaa action flick, here; one for Spanish black comedy "Ferpect Crime," which opens in New York next week and in LA the week after, here; one for "Aeon Flux," Karyn Kusama‘s (of "Girlfight," a film we were rather fond of) live-action adaptation of the old MTV animated series, here; and those fabulous types at Twitch are hosting a trailer for small Canadian indie horror film "The Dark Hours" here.
Elsewhere â€” via the BBC, Anand Tucker, of "Hilary and Jackie" and the upcoming Steve Martin film "Shopgirl," will take over the first film of the planned "His Darkest Materials" trilogy. Chris Weitz, of "About a Boy," was originally attached to direct what may be the launching point for a big budget franchise (and if you haven’t read Philip Pullman’s young adult novels yet, we highly recommend them â€” ridiculously dark and disturbing, and inspired by "Paradise Lost"(!)), but pulled out, feeling it was beyond him.
Via Reuters, Leelee Sobieski and Ellen Burstyn are joining Nicolas Cage in Neil Labute‘s "The Wicker Man" remake, Sobieski in the Britt Ekland role (with infamous slappy dance?) and Burstyn in either the Christopher Lee role (!) or the Diane Cilento role, it’s not clear. We’re curious as to the point of this remake, but we’re also curious as to how it will turn out.
And, via the Guardian, Meryl Streep will Martha Mitchell, the whistle-blowing wife of former US attorney general John Mitchell and the woman whose revealing of critical information to journalist like Bob Woodward ultimately brought down Nixon, in a film adaptation of John Jeter’s play "Dirty Tricks," which premiered at The Public Theater in New York last year.
+ Trailer: Little Manhattan (Apple)
+ Trailer: Proof (Apple)
+ Trailer: Tom Yum Goong (Official Site)
+ Trailer: Ferpect Crime (IFILM)
+ Trailer: Stay (IFILM)
+ Trailer: Aeon Flux (MTV)
+ Trailer: The Dark Hours (Twitch)
+ Pullman trilogy gets new director (BBC)
+ Indie ‘Wicker’ adds Sobieski, Burstyn to cult (Reuters)
+ Atonement For The Big Screen (Empire)
+ Streep plays Dirty Tricks (Guardian)