Interstellar is a space odyssey. Onscreen, its stars—Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain—are enveloped in this world, but how strong is their intergalactic knowledge offscreen? Entertainment Weekly tested the actors’ knowledge with a pop quiz at its cover shoot, asking a number of true/false questions: Do astronauts grow taller in space? Are black holes really black? See if you can keep up with Christopher Nolan’s crew.
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They say we don’t go to outer space anymore. But Christopher Nolan is doing a pretty good job of faking it.
It’s October 2013, and we are on the set of code name Flora’s Letter, a.k.a. Interstellar, an epic sci-fi adventure that represents the beginning of the director’s post-Batman life. Working on the same soundstage where he once built a dank batty cave for Christian Bale to skulk in, the British-American helmer has constructed a starship to take Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway across the universe to find salvation for the human race. On screen that ship, the Endurance, will be composed of 12 interlocking pods. Right now it’s only three pods resting at a slant on a mammoth steel gimbal tilted at a 30-degree angle. It resembles a seesaw for giants. READ FULL STORY
Though initial Interstellar trailers remained relatively earthbound, the latest clearly shows where Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and company are headed in Christopher Nolan’s latest. And it’s a place with some waves that look like mountains. “Everybody ready to say goodbye to our solar system?” McConaughey says.
Christopher Nolan is famous—some say infamous—for building trailers and teasers that are their own dramatic narratives—red herrings that preserve the surprises of the actual full-length film. But the new TV spot for Interstellar, which opens Nov. 7, clearly establishes the stakes that previous clips have alluded to. “Your daughter’s generation will be the last to survive on earth,” intones Nolan’s good-luck charm Michael Caine to Matthew McConaughey’s good ol’ boy pilot. “Find us a new home.”
“You may have to decide between seeing your children again, and the future of the human race,” says Anne Hathaway’s astronaut, who joins McConaughey’s pilot on a hail-Mary mission to find an inhabitable planet. READ FULL STORY
The first movie that comes to mind after watching the first revealing trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is Contact. No, Matthew McConaughey doesn’t play a hunky spiritual philosopher like he did in that 1997 film, but his hunky rural engineer has a special bond with his daughter not unlike the one shared by Jodie Foster and David Morse. This time, the roles are reversed, though, with the father rocketing through time and space.
In the clip, audiences finally learn the stakes driving Nolan’s latest movie, which he wrote with his brother, Jonathan Nolan. Basically, the Earth is running out of food, as environmental change seemingly has transformed the planet into a giant dust-bowl. “We must confront the reality that nothing in our solar system… can help us,” says Michael Caine’s professor, who aims to recruit McConaughey’s Coop for a vital mission. “We’re not meant to save the world; we’re meant to leave it.”
We’ll have to wait longer to understand why McConaughey is chosen, but he reluctantly volunteers to be one of the interstellar astronauts (along with Anne Hathaway) sent into the void to save mankind. Will he make it back to his daughter, Murphy?
Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY
Joining previously-announced Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway will present at the Oscars March 2, the Academy announced today.
The previous year’s winners typically return to the Oscars as presenters; Hathaway won the Best Supporting Actress statue last year for her role in Les Misérables. Will she attempt to sing again during this year’s ceremony, perhaps rushing the stage while Idina Menzel performs from Frozen? Unlikely. What is likely is that the actress will be perfectly lovely as a presenter, but the next day everyone will still say Jennifer Lawrence did it better.
• Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) is in talks to star alongside Robert De Niro in The Intern for director Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated). Hathaway would play a high-powered executive who gets assigned a senior intern (De Niro). Reese Witherspoon was previously attached to the role when Warner Bros. signed on, but dropped out due to reported scheduling conflicts. After a quiet 2013 (release-wise), Hathaway can be seen next in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (Nov. 7). She also just enjoyed the premiere of Song One (release date TBD) at Sundance. [THR]
Tony winner Dan Fogler plays an ordinary man who goes a little crazy in the film Don Peyote. Fogler, who co-wrote and directed the film with Michael Canzoniero, stars alongside Anne Hathaway, Josh Duhamel, and Topher Grace, among others. If the trailer below is any indication, the movie is going to be one freaky trip.
Forgler plays Warren Allman, a typical oblivious everyman who is sent on an existential path of enlightenment. Warren is transformed into the shaman/prophet Don Peyote and sheds light on alternative lifestyles that work but have been buried by the decision makers to the detriment of our civilization. The movie takes a hard look at the current plight of humanity and begs of us all to take a second look at our own contribution. It makes us question which is better: maintaining the status quo or maintaining harmony with humankind, nature, the earth, and the stars?
Check out the trailer below before Don Peyote comes out in May:
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If the Sundance Film Festival has always been the place to discover tomorrow’s biggest stars in front of and behind the camera during the past 30 years, it seems to have become even more fruitful in recent years. From young filmmakers like Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), and Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud) to ready-to-launch superstars like Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) and Dane DeHaan (Kill Your Darlings), Hollywood has quickly found its future in the snowy peaks of Park City. “One of the biggest changes in the last 30 years is how independent film has become such a vital part of the cultural landscape now,” says Sundance director John Cooper. “It’s no longer an outside-Hollywood thing. It’s its own art form, and we’re feeling the power of that and the surge of that as we move forward.”
Put another way, though, independent film is no longer just for aspiring filmmakers and undiscovered actors. Yes, it’s still the place where unknowns arrive with hopes of becoming the next Felicity Jones or Lee Daniels. But it also represents opportunities for established superstars to play, to flex dormant muscles, and to reinvent themselves. Among today’s announcement of Sundance’s 2014 Dramatic and Documentary competitions, as well as its NEXT section — which highlights digital filmmaking with an eye on tomorrow’s storytelling techniques — were films starring Kristen Stewart, who plays a conflicted Guantanamo Bay prison guard in Camp X-Ray; Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway, who plays the sister of a comatose musician in Song One; and Saturday Night Live alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader reuniting to play distant twins in The Skeleton Twins – a drama!
Sundance wouldn’t be Sundance, though, if it were just its rich and famous alums coming back to play. “I was particularly proud watching Catching Fire and sort of remembering Winter’s Bone and remembering Jennifer Lawrence at the festival as a young actress, seeing what she was going to become,” says Cooper. “There’s some great discoveries that I think are going to come out of this festival, too.”
In fact, Cooper and Sundance’s director of programming Trevor Groth think this year’s crop of films — culled from more than 12,000 submissions and including 96 world premieres — is the deepest and most polished slate in history. READ FULL STORY
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