Itís been a long wait since Sal, a Sal Mineo biopic directed by Renaissance Man James Franco, made its world premiere at the prestigious Venice Film Festival in 2011. But at long last we have a trailer as the film readies for its theatrical opening.
Can that even happen? I mean, they do realize that Franco is at the apex of all saturation points, and that people would throw money to see him do just about anything. And this seemed like something of a prestige project, even though it was merely one of a half-dozen or so movies heíll have been involved in directing this year.
Unfortunately, as with most of the other actors, thereís no real sign of who Brooks will be voicing, and itís only mentioned that heíll play ďone of the filmís villains.Ē Thatís a strange description, since there arenít any real villains in The Little Prince, so to speak.
Yes, plenty of what's on display in the Homefront trailer looks ridiculous, from the little girl using MMA fighting skills on the playground to Kate Bosworth's Southern drawl seemingly leftover from the Straw Dogs remake. And watching British Jason Statham arrive in rural America only to beat up its residents reeks of all kinds of cross-country snobbery. But Jason Statham is our British thug, and we love him, and we will let him beat up our hicks if we damn well want to.
If you remember March's Spring Breakers at all, you probably remember it for the performance from James Franco as Alien, a DJ and low-level crook whose catchphrase "Look at my shit!" became its own mini-phenomenon-- and distributor A24 knows it
Franco and a small list of other celebrities will feature into the film as victims of hidden camera scams. In the movie, celebrity houses are being broken into and cameras are set up to record private moments - with the tapes then being sold online.
Franco says heíll also star in the film, which he co-wrote with Matt Rager, who was also involved in the screenwriting for As I Lay Dying. If all things go correctly, he wants Mad Menís Jon Hamm to play the filmís patriarch Mr. Compson.
Beyond giving directors somewhat high-profile projects to make, Franco will be donating all proceeds from the sales of the three films to Art of Elysium, a non-profit that encourages actors, artists and musicians to spend time with children suffering from serious medical conditions.
For those unfamiliar with the book, the plot centers on a pilot who crashes in the Sahara desert and miraculously comes across a young boy who claims to hail from an asteroid and has fallen to Earth. The pilot fixes his plane and tries to get it ready for flight again while the boy tells him stories about his homeworld. Sources have informed THR that Bridges will be providing the voice of the pilot, but fails to mention who the rest of the actors will be portraying.
First up, here's Franco looking broody as Darl Bundren, the younger brother of Cash (Parrack) as well as the main storyteller in the novel. (You can spot Parrack as Cash in the center of the shot at the top of the page. Also spotted behind him is the youngest Brundren, Vardaman, played by newcomer Brady Permenter.)
Disneyís big budget live action adventure story, Oz the Great and Powerful had a long and bountiful run at the box office, earning $80 million in its first weekend in the US and going on to earn $482 million worldwide. Since it spent a long while in theaters, the film is getting a fairly quick Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download, and On Demand turnaround, too, hitting the market on June 11.
Unlike the situation with Jane Got A Gun, which Law dropped because he wouldn't be able to work with director Lynne Ramsay, the site says that Law dropped off of Queen of the Desert so that he would be able to be a part of a production of Henry V.
The movie tells the story of an American couple living in London who have fallen on hard times. Their luck seems to change, however, when the tenant that lives below them dies and leaves behind 200,000 pounds in cash - but thatís when very bad things start happening to good people.
On some set visits, you spend a lot of time talking to the people who make the film look the way it does, from the production designers to the costumers to the director, all of them showing you their amazing special effects and the unique world they've created, usually within a soundstage. And while the effects on This Is The End will no doubt be impressive-- directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg still seemed slightly amazed that Sony even gave them the budget they had-- the movie is really all about the talking
Given how often apocalypse movies are set in Los Angeles, and the never-ending threat of an earthquake that will send all of California out to sea, you'd think at least a couple of famous people would have a disaster plan in mind. But as we can see in this brand-new clip from This is The End, apparently all there is is an assumption that they'll rescue the famous people first-- and a deep, totally understandable desire not to die in James Franco's house