BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
In the movie, both Kendrick and Howard will play members of the FBI. Kendrick is an old girlfriend of LaBeouf's character who feeds him information, while Howard is the top man on the case. Gleeson will play a cop who investigated Redford's crimes back in the 1960s, while Elliot will be a player in the marijuana trade that employs Julie Christie's character.
Redford’s set to direct and star in the politically bent adaptation of Neil Gordon’s novel, which centers around formers members of the radical group Weather Underground who are discovered by a young journalist (Shia LaBeouf) and forced to go on the run. Tucci and Cooper join previously cast icons like Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Richard Jenkins and Nick Nolte in the film.
I have a deep respect for character actors and Stephen Root is one that exists in the upper echelon. A guy doesn't keep getting roles in Coen brothers movies unless he has serious skills and Root most definitely does. It doesn't sound like his role in this project will be too big - my guess is that he shelters Redford's character at one point in the story - but you know that he'll make the most of it.
The Weather Underground, a group very active in the late 1960s and throughout the 70s, represented something like the darker side of hippie culture, using violent action and inflammatory rhetoric to protest the Vietnam War and various other social issues, including racism and sexism
Last week every actor in the world wanted to be Brit Marling. With Another Earth out in limited release, the indie breakout star was fielding offers from incredible names like Tom Cruise, Steven Soderbergh and Robert Redford. The Mission: Impossible star wanted her to star with him in the Christopher McQuarrie-directed One Shot and Soderbergh had a role for her in Magic Mike...
It wasn't even at Sundance, where she co-wrote and starred in two different hit films, that I realized Brit Marling was going to be a big deal. It was a few weeks later, when Marling popped up on Community as Britta's new "lesbian" friend, that she suddenly seemed to be everywhere
Now that he's done with the Transformers franchise it's time for LaBeouf to exercise his chops and he seems to be picking the right filmmakers to do it with. The young actor has already hooked up with the awesome Aussie John Hillcoat, and while Redford's more recent films haven't been stellar, one must remember that he is still a legend in the film industry.
Of course, it's not Redford who will be the main appeal of the movie-- it's Nolte, an unpredictable but still plenty talented actor who has popped up in a handful of comedies in the last few years, like Arthur and Tropic Thunder
Not a large faction of people saw Robert Redford’s recent production, The Conspirator, but that isn’t stopping Lionsgate from giving the film one hell of a Blu-Ray and DVD release. The film, which follows the trial of Mary Surrat, one of the possible conspirators to the Lincoln assassination, will hit Blu-Ray and DVD on August 16
Brian Helgeland, the screenwriter behind L.A. Confidential and Mystic River, is still set to write the screenplay and make his directorial debut with the film, which has the important collaboration of Robinson's widow Rachel. There's no specified timeline for the film to go into production
I talked to McAvoy on the phone earlier this week about the research that went into starring in The Conspirator, how he got over his initial terror of Redford, and why this particular segment of history resonates with him. We touched very briefly on X-Men: First Class at the end
Katey’s back with the newest installment in “Virgin Territory”, her ongoing series of video blogs in which she discusses movies she’s never seen before with one of that film’s biggest fans. This time, she has her first experience with the 1976 political thriller All the President’s Men.
At least the story is solid enough to bring Redford back to the screen; the Sundance founder last acted in Lions for Lambs, which he also directed, and doesn't appear onscreen at all in his newest directorial effort, The Conspirator
If you've been following the site for the better part of the last week you know that the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing down in Park City, Utah. In operation since 1978 with the great Robert Redford
Having played the super brainy Rory Gilmore on TV for so many years, Alexis Bledel is still adored by many women my age. But today I have no choice but to hate her. She's in the enviable position of playing James McAvoy's wife in The Conspirator