Paul Thomas Anderson released the final trailer for The Master yesterday, revealing footage that didn’t make the final cut of his critically acclaimed film. The new scenes reaffirm Joaquin Phoenix’s character Freddie Quell’s erratic, unpredictable, and animalistic nature, while stressing Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character Lancaster Dodd’s charisma, charm, and perversion. Watch it below.
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Instantly entering the race for the best trailer of the year, the new, dialogue-free teaser for On the Road mixes an expertly edited collage of shots from the long-awaited adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal Beat Generation novel with a propulsive jazzy score and a key excerpt from the novel itself spoken by Kerouac stand-in Sal Paradise (voiced here by actor Sam Riley). Also: Some excellent fontage. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY
A new trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master continues the impressionistic tone of the film’s advertising campaign. There’s a bit of stirring oratory from Philip Seymour Hoffman. There’s Joaquin Phoenix going full Method, raging and strangling and smooching. And there’s Amy Adams, quietly whispering “The only way to defend ourselves is to attack.”
It remains unclear just how closely the Hoffman character is based on real-life virtuoso L. Ron Hubbard. But we can all agree he has a hell of a mustache. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY
Her feisty turn opposite the veteran tough guy in the film Trouble With the Curve starts out seeming like a slightly raunchy father-daughter baseball comedy, but — perhaps appropriately — the trailer throws a bend into the plot just when you think you’ve got it figured out.
Check out the trailer for the film, opening Sept. 21, below: READ FULL STORY
Clint Eastwood is never out until he says he’s out.
Following 1992′s Unforgiven, the actor and filmmaker ended his storied Western career, and that was years after closing the book on Dirty Harry.
When he made 2008′s Gran Torino, and hinted he might be done acting altogether, and seeing as he was 78 years old then, it seemed very likely. He’d already quit performing for every filmmaker except for one — himself.
But when his longtime cinematic sidekick Robert Lorenz took the helm of the family baseball drama Trouble With the Curve (in theaters Sept. 28), the iconic actor was persuaded to step in front of the camera once again — with another director behind the camera for the first time in almost 20 years.
All right, batter up! Check out the first photos of Eastwood’s return to the screen. READ FULL STORY
Casting Net: Gwyneth Paltrow eyeing foodie pic 'Blood, Bones, & Butter.' Plus: Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Kevin Kline
• Amy Adams has joined director David O. Russell‘s untitled true-life drama (previously titled American Bulls—) about a con man (Bradley Cooper) who teams up with the F.B.I. agent who busted him (Jeremy Renner) on one of the biggest sting operations in the nation’s history. Adams will play Maxine “Max” Gardner, the con man’s mistress and partner-in-crime. [THR]
• First Teddy, now Ike. Robin Williams will play President Dwight D. Eisenhower for director Lee Daniels‘ The Butler, his reps announced Wednesday. The film traces the life of White House butler Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker) who served eight presidents over the course of three decades. Oprah Winfrey will play his wife, and the cast includes Vanessa Redgrave, Terrence Howard, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, and Jane Fonda.
• Kevin Kline will party hardy opposite Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Robert De Niro in Last Vegas, a comedy about four old buddies who travel to Sin City for a bachelor party for the last one (Douglas) to remain unattached. Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) is directing the script by Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love). [Deadline]
Casting Net: Jeremy Renner eyeing David O. Russell drama. Plus: Daniel Radcliffe, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Depp
Casting Net: Anthony Mackie may join ‘Captain America’ sequel as the Falcon. Plus: Richard Jenkins, Vince Vaughn
Our first glimpse of The Master focused on Joaquin Phoenix’s squirrely Freddie Sutton. The latest spot for Paul Thomas Anderson’s forthcoming religious study casts the net wider but is no less intense. Anderson once again uses Jonny Greenwood’s spare-to-the-point-of-stress-inducing strum-and-drum orchestration underneath the interactions between Sutton and The Master himself, Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
Crackling volatility keeps their tug-of-war relationship taut as the “hopelessly inquisitive” Dodd bores into Sutton’s psyche. He may have smiling eyes and a lovely wife (Amy Adams), but it’s quite clear that Dodd is relentless. But is he a prophet or a Master manipulator? (Or both?) You’re going to need to take a few deep breaths after watching this one. READ FULL STORY
• Amy Adams is in talks to star in Dark Places, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn‘s best-seller about a woman who is confronted by a group of amateur crime investigators about the murder of her family when she was seven years old. (Flynn is a former Entertainment Weekly writer and TV critic.) Director Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key) also penned the adaptation. [Variety]
• Pierce Brosnan will produce and star with Dominic Cooper in November Man, based on the spy thriller There Are No Spies by Michael Finch. Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, Thirteen Days) will direct. [TheWrap]
• Director Alexander Payne is keen on casting Bruce Dern and Will Forte as an irascible father and his son in Nebraska, his presumptive follow-up to The Descendants. No deals are in place. [Deadline]
• Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games, Orphan) will headline Suspiria, a remake of the 1977 Daria Argento horror film about a girl who learns her European school is a coven of witches. Director David Gordan Green co-wrote the script with Chris Gebert, who’d worked as a sound mixer on several of Green’s films. [Variety]
Casting Net: Channing Tatum eyeing thriller ‘White House Down.’ Plus: Taylor Lautner, Alan Rickman, Jessica Biel
Casting Net: Robert DeNiro jetting off to ‘Last Vegas.’ Plus: Jennifer Aniston, Dennis Quaid, Chloe Moretz
Casting Net: Cameron Diaz nears ‘The Counselor.’ Plus: Matthew McConaughey, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Chris Hemsworth
Cannes 2012 preview: Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, and Kristen Stewart bring Hollywood glitz to the French Riviera -- VIDEO
Since its inception in 1947, the Cannes Film Festival has been the ne plus ultra of international cinema, but rarely has the festival featured quite so many American filmmakers and Hollywood movie stars. The 2012 Cannes festival gets underway on Wednesday with the opening film, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, and over the course of the subsequent 11 days, the festival will premiere films starring (deep breath) Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Stewart, Zac Efron, Shia LaBeouf, Robert Pattinson, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy, Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, and Matthew McConaughey (in two movies!), with filmmakers like Anderson, Lee Daniels, and John Hillcoat screening their films in competition for the first time. Meanwhile, DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and the HBO TV movie Hemingway & Gellhorn are both premiering out of competition.
EW’s Owen Gleiberman will be detailing all his thoughts on the great and not so great at Cannes, but here’s a quick primer on what’s likely to light up the famed Croisette, in chronological order of their big premieres inside the cavernous Grand Théâtre Lumière. READ FULL STORY
Paul Thomas Anderson’s religious drama The Master is set for an Oct. 12 release, The Weinstein Company has announced, confirming a BoxOfficeMojo report. Though plot details remain murky, reports have Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman playing Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a start-up faith that some have likened to Scientology. Amy Adams plays his wife, and Joaquin Phoenix will portray the alcoholic drifter who shifts from Dodd’s right-hand man to his primary detractor. Laura Dern and Friday Night Lights‘ Jesse Plemons also star.
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