Contrary to what you may have heard from some of the brain geniuses of Film Twitterâ„˘ this morning, Wes Anderson‘s highly anticipated new film The French Dispatch will, unfortunately, not be four-hours-long.
Thatâ€™s the official confirmation from distributor Fox Searchlight, who issued a statement to The Film Stage saying that the filmâ€™s runtime is actually a breezy one hour and 48 minutes.
As for all that hubbub about The French Dispatch being even longer than Martin Scorseseâ€™s gangster epic The Irishman, it appears to have been sparked by a suspicious update to the filmâ€™s IMDb page.
Rob Trench was quick to point out that whoever made the update “literally just copied and pasted the versions of Lars von Trierâ€™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 Trierâ€™s Nymphomaniac pic.twitter.com/9LZQ5wGcac
â€” rob trench (@robtrench) January 15, 2020
However, that didnâ€™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 â€” like Wikipedia, anyone can update and make changes to it â€” and ” film journalists” should probably try doing their jobs and researching shit before reporting blatantly false information.
Quentin Tarantino says he has written and will direct five half-hour episodes of ‘Bounty Lawâ€™
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino has confirmed that heâ€™s bringing full five episodes of Bounty Law â€” the fictional Western series starring Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Rick Dalton â€” 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 donâ€™t really consider it part of that movie even though it is. This is not about Rick Dalton playing Jake Cahill. Itâ€™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 ofÂ Wanted, Dead or Alive, andÂ The Rifleman, andÂ Tales of Wells Fargo, these half-hour shows to get in the mindset ofÂ Bounty Law, the kind of show Rick was on. Iâ€™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 canâ€™t imagine why he wouldnâ€™t. After all, Dalton is the star of the show and it really wouldnâ€™t be the same without his involvement.
‘The Lovebirdsâ€™ 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 theyâ€™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.
Phoenix: STX Entertainment invites you to an advance screening of Guy Ritchieâ€™s ‘The Gentlemanâ€™
STX Entertainment will release The Gentleman on January 24 and itâ€™s giving Silver Screen Beat readers in Phoenix a chance to attend an advance screening of the film before it officially opens in theaters.
Our readers in Phoenix can click onÂ this linkÂ right now to claim their free passes â€” good for you and one guest â€” to attend an advance screening ofÂ The Gentleman happening at Harkins Scottsdale 101 on Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Keep in mind that these free passes are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to claim yours as soon as possible before they run out. Below is the official trailer forÂ The GentlemanÂ as well as some additional details about the film.
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant
Opens:Â Friday, January 24
Rating: R for violence, language throughout, sexual references and drug content
Synopsis: The Gentleman follows American ex-pat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that heâ€™s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery, and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.