Sorry, haters: Wes Anderson’s "The Darjeeling Limited" will open this year’s New York Film Festival, while the great "No Country for Old Men" will serve as the centerpiece film, according to Brian Brooks at indieWIRE. Meanwhile, the Toronto Film Festival, while insisting on a lack of interest in "the premiere game," will present the world premiere of Shekhar Kapur’s "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," reports Etan Vlessing at the Hollywood Reporter.
The opera is going to be how Monty Python could have imagined opera,â€ Mr. Kusturica (pronounced koos-toor-EET-sa), 52, told reporters during rehearsals. â€œSometimes it is a parody of opera, sometimes it is a self-parody."
Meanwhile, Spike Lee will be directing a Broadway revival of WWII comedy-drama "Stalag 17" [Variety]; Woody Allen will be directing a Puccini work for the Los Angeles Opera [Guardian]; David Cronenberg‘s opera version of "The Fly" will have its premiere in Paris next year in July; and Kevin Spacey has been confessing to the Telegraph that he’s liking his spot as artistic director of the Old Vic theater more than acting: "I don’t care about my personal acting career any more. I’m done with it."
Doesn’t anyone want to make movies anymore?
You have an interesting, uh, day job â€” reading sports for Indie 103.1 on its morning show. What’s that about?
I’m still not sure. [Laughs] About a year ago I went to the station to
do some press â€” I was a big fan of Joe Escalante’s show â€” and, as far
as I knew, sports was the only gig available. David Lynch later took
the weather job.
Talk about surreal…
Yeah. Every morning. He came in after me, riding my coattails. Frankly, I’m tired of it.
Laura "JT Leroy" Albert, in the wake of a losing a $116,500 court battle to Antidote International Films over the film rights to "Sarah," tells the New York Post‘s Page Six she’s ready to pose in Playboy. And prove what, exactly? We dunno.
+ Wes Anderson’s "Darjeeling" to Open 45th New York Film Festival; Coen’s "Country" In Centerpiece Slot (indieWIRE)
+ Toronto festival backs off "world premiere" tag (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Opera With Attitude, Guitars, and a Dose of Mayhem (NY Times)
+ Spike Lee sets stage for ‘Stalag 17’ (Variety)
+ Woody Allen tries his hand in a new aria (Guardian)
+ Spacey: I don’t care about my acting career any more (London Times)
+ Trailer: Eastern Promises (Yahoo Movie)
+ Timothy Olyphant: A villain, only on the screen (LA Times)
+ CAMERA-READY (NY Post)