Here’s is a trailer for "Gracie," an inspirational girl-plays-soccer-on-the-boys-team movie from Davis Guggenheim, whose last film was some doc about global warming. This one features two Shues â€” Elizabeth (who’s married to Guggenheim) and the long-lost Andrew (who slunk out of showbiz to play pro soccer after "Melrose Place."
And here‘s a trailer for Tribeca 2007 selection "Heckler," a Jamie Kennedy-produced doc about, yes, hecklers. We must say, "Why don’t you make like a Kennedy and die young?" is pretty good, especially for a Canadian.
Acquired: Strand Releasing has picked up AndrÃ© TÃ©chinÃ©‘s "The Witnesses" for a fall release. Strand also distributed TÃ©chinÃ©’s last film, Catherine Deneuve/GÃ©rard Depardieu vehicle "Changing Times." [indieWIRE]
Per Marvel, the movie will concern the Hulk being chased on account of he’s the Hulk, and he scares people, and Bruce Banner trying to figure out how not to be the Hulk anymore, so he doesn’t get chased or scare people. We paraphrase.
"Hey, you created me. I didn’t create some loser alter-ego to make myself feel better. Take some responsibility!" says Tyler Durden.
David Mamet has written and will direct "Redbelt," "an American samurai film set in an underworld inhabited by bouncers, cage-fighters, cops and special forces operatives," for Sony Pictures Classics for a summer 2008 release. Chiwetel Ejiofor has already been cast to star; we’re waiting on the inevitable Rebecca Pidgeon news. [Variety]
Tom Tykwer, of "Run Lola Run" and, more recently and less gloriously, "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," will direct Clive Owen in "The International," a thriller about an obsessive Interpol agent investigating a powerful, corrupt banking institution. [Hollywood Reporter]
John Malkovich, "Lost"‘s Evangeline Lilly and Romain Duris will star in "Afterwards," the new film from French director Gilles Bourdos: "In the feature, Duris will portray a workaholic lawyer drifting away from his ex-wife (Lilly) and daughter, who meets a mysterious doctor (Malkovich) who claims to have the power to predict people’s deaths." Hotness: Taiwanese cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bin, of "Three Times," "In the Mood for Love" and others, is also on board. [Hollywood Reporter]
Dueling gay directorial icons! Bryan Singer and Gus Van Sant are both apparently trying to make films about Harvey Milk, San Francisco supervisor, first openly gay elected official in the U.S., assassinated in 1978, alongside Mayor George Moscone. Singer’s attached to Warner Independent’s "The Mayor of Castro Street," while Van Sant has attached himself to an untitled script on the subject by Dustin Lance Black, a writer on "Big Love." [Variety] "The Times of Harvey Milk," a documentary on the man, won the Academy Award in 1985. [Variety]
Eric Red, the writer behind the 1986 version of "The Hitcher," will write and direct "100 Feet," a thriller starring Famke Janssen as a woman who murders her abusive husband (Bobby Cannavale) and then is haunted by his presumably still abusive ghost. [Variety]
And one to grow on: Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter on "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "The Empire Strikes Back" and others, is working on a remake of "Clash of the Titans." No word on whether the Kracken will available following its engagement in parts 2 and 3 of "Pirates of the Carribean." [Hollywood Reporter]
+ Trailer: "Poison Friends" (Yahoo Movies)
+ Trailer: "Gracie" (Yahoo Movies)
+ Trailer: Heckler (HecklerMovie.com)
+ Strand Eyes Techine’s "The Witnesses" for U.S. (indieWIRE)
+ Hulk Like Ed (E! Online)
+ Sony, Mamet put on ‘Redbelt’ (Variety)
+ Columbia’s ‘International’ intrigues Owen (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Malkovich, Lilly, Duris prep for ‘Afterwards’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Dueling directors Milk a good story (Variety)
+ Red to direct, write ‘100 Feet’ (Variety)
+ Kasdan’s mighty pen on ‘Titans’ (Hollywood Reporter)