Amazon Studios has released the trailer for Benedict Andrews’ Seberg, which finds Kristen Stewart taking on the titular role of the French New Wave darling and Breathless star who was targeted by the FBI in the 1960s.
Written by Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel, the noir-ish thriller follows Seberg as her life and career are destroyed by J. Edgar Hoover’s overreaching surveillance and harassment in an effort to suppress and discredit her activism.
Particularly, Seberg was a target of the bureau’s counterintelligence program Cointelpro, which used covert and illegal tactics to disrupt domestic political groups, including the NAACP and Black Panther Party; two organizations Seberg had close ties to.
The film, which also stars Jack O’Connell, Anthony Mackie, Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz, and Vince Vaughn, debuted to mixed-to-negative reviews on the fall festival circuit earlier this year, earning a 42% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Seberg hits theaters December 13.
Quentin Tarantino says he has written and will direct five half-hour episodes of ‘Bounty Law’
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino has confirmed that he’s bringing full five episodes of Bounty Law — the fictional Western series starring Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Rick Dalton — to the small screen.
During a recent interview with Deadline, the Oscar-winning filmmaker said that he will be directing five half-hour episodes of the show that have already been written, though it might be a while before we actually get to see them.
“It will take me a year and a half,” Tarantino said. “[Bounty Law] got an introduction from Once Upon a Tim in Hollywood, but I don’t really consider it part of that movie even though it is. This is not about Rick Dalton playing Jake Cahill. It’s about Jake Cahill.”
As for his inspiration for Bounty Law, Tarantino added: “Where all this came from was, I ended up watching a bunch of Wanted, Dead or Alive, and The Rifleman, and Tales of Wells Fargo, these half-hour shows to get in the mindset of Bounty Law, the kind of show Rick was on. I’d liked them before, but I got really into them.”
Whether or not DiCaprio will reprise his role as Rick Dalton for Bounty Law remains to be seen, but I can’t imagine why he wouldn’t. After all, Dalton is the star of the show and it really wouldn’t be the same without his involvement.
‘The Lovebirds’ trailer finds Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae trying to solve a bizarre murder case
“Every happy couple has one moment that defines their relationship,” is the tagline for The Lovebirds, the upcoming rom-com starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae which is set to have its world premiere at SXSW in March.
For Jibran (Nanjiani) and Leilani (Rae), that moment seems to be when they realize they’ve been caught up in a bizarre murder mystery and need to work to clear their names and solve the crime before the night is over.
The film, which was written by Aaron Abrams and Brendan Gall, reunites Nanjiani with The Big Sick director Michael Showalter and also stars Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, and Kyle Bornheimer.
If Steve Carell and Tina Fey in Date Night was your kind of thing, it appears The Lovebirds will be right up your alley as well. I mean, who can resist a little crime-infused romantic comedy?
The Lovebirds hits theaters April 3.
Wes Anderson’s new film ‘The French Dispatch’ is nowhere close to being four-hours-long
Contrary to what you may have heard from some of the brain geniuses of Film Twitter™ this morning, Wes Anderson‘s highly anticipated new film The French Dispatch will, unfortunately, not be four-hours-long.
That’s the official confirmation from distributor Fox Searchlight, who issued a statement to The Film Stage saying that the film’s runtime is actually a breezy one hour and 48 minutes.
Rob Trench was quick to point out that whoever made the update “literally just copied and pasted the versions of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac,” which certainly appears to be the case here. Have a look for yourself:
The person who added The French Dispatch runtimes to IMDb literally just copied and pasted the versions of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac pic.twitter.com/9LZQ5wGcac
— rob trench (@robtrench) January 15, 2020
However, that didn’t stop multiple different outlets from running with the story, including The Playlist, Paste, NME, as well as a few others who have since corrected their original stories following the official word from Fox Searchlight.
The lesson to be learned from all of this, folks, is that you should always take whatever you see on IMDb with a grain of salt — like Wikipedia, anyone can update and make changes to it — and ” film journalists” should probably try doing their jobs and researching shit before reporting blatantly false information.