Antibiotics are making us a little woozy today (we do now know what a root canal feels like, and as they say, "the only source of knowledge is experienceâ€), so if we write anything unintentionally libelous, it doesn’t count, okay?
Trailers: Here, for Lasse HallstrÃ¶m‘s "The Hoax," with Richard Gere as Clifford Irving, who peddled a fake biography of Howard Hughes to McGraw-Hill in 1971, believing Hughes would never go public to denounce the work. Seems to have a "Catch Me If You Can" look to it, but less charming. Another here, for "Driving Lessons," a "quirky" Brit flick featuring Rupert "Ron Weasley" Grint and Julie "Mrs. Weasley" Walters. Here, for "Little Children," from "In The Bedroom"‘s Todd Field. And here for Kyle Henry‘s ultra-indie (and Independent Spirit Award nominee) "Room."
We don’t normally care about posters, but Harry Knowles has dredged up two for "Black Snake Moan" on Ain’t It Cool News, and as we were so vocal about our dislike of Craig Brewer‘s first film, "Hustle & Flow," we thought we take a moment to predict we’ll feel the same about his second effort. Ta-dah!
Murali Thalluri, of Cannes selection "2:37" and the current controversy about whether or not he lied about the suicide of a childhood friend to get attention for the film, tells Penelope Debelle at The Age that he’s already got a Hollywood project lined up:
Thalluri told The Age on Monday night that he was working on the adaptation of a book that he could not name but that it was a big production involving Hollywood-studio money. The book was one of his favourites, he said, had been top of the New York bestsellers list for 38 weeks and the film would be shot in New York next year.
We tried Googling for possible titles using the above info, but only turned up "The South Beach Diet."
At BBC News, producer Alison Rosenzweig announces her intentions to make a film about Guy Goma, the IT department applicant who, while waiting in the BBC lobby for a job interview, was mistaken for a British Internet expert and pulled in to discuss the Apple Corps v. Apple Computer case on live TV.
And two from the Hollywood Reporter: Nellie Andreeva reported Monday that James Gandolfini has been developing "Hemingway." He’ll star as the author (which could be interesting); "Quills"‘ Philip Kaufman will direct. And Gregg Goldstein notes that IFC Films and the Weinstein Company will be uniting to release Rachid Bouchareb‘s "IndigÃ¨nes (Days of Glory)," the film whose ensemble cast shared the Best Actor award at Cannes this year.
+ Trailer: The Hoax (Apple)
+ Trailer: Driving Lessons (Yahoo)
+ Trailer: Little Children (Official site)
+ Trailer: Room (Apple)
+ Ok – You’ve Seen SNAKES ON A PLANE, but have you ever heard a BLACK SNAKE MOAN? (AICN)
+ Thalluri makes his next move (The Age)
+ ‘Wrong Guy’ could inspire movie (BBC)
+ Gandolfini, HBO in production deal (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Cannes favorite "Indigenes" set for U.S. release (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Roth Plays Games with Watts (ComingSoon.net)