Writer/director J.C. Chandor has only made two feature films, but has already proven to have an amazing ability in attracting A-list stars to his work. In 2011 he brought the likes of Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, and more together to star in the financial drama Margin Call, and last year he had Robert Redford star in the critically-acclaimed one man show that was All Is Lost.
Lionsgate, less than a year after turning Jack Robinson’s story into big money with 42, is getting set to turn Lombardi’s life into a feature film, and they’re throwing a Hail Mary hoping writer/director J.C. Chandor turns it into a touchdown. Chandor most recently blew audiences away with the adventure drama All is Lost, in which a lone Robert Redford faced major danger on high waters.
The movie will be the third film from writer-director J.C. Chandor, who made the financial crisis drama Margin Call. While these two actors wouldn’t have rolled off of my tongue immediately when thinking about pairing interesting co-stars, this should be quite the interesting team-up, assuming the film’s storyline allows for it.
Javier Bardem is a powerhouse actor. He has screen presence like few others do, and is a benefit to any project that he takes on. So what I'm trying to say is that both upcoming projects The Gunman and A Most Violent Year just got an upgrade. The Oscar-winning star for No Country For Old Men has landed key roles in both films, which are being directed by Pierre Morel and J.C. Chandor, respectively.
Redford is set to star in the gritty drama, which will center on one man's efforts to survive when left adrift at sea. There's no word yet on how this poor wretch—to be played by Redford—comes to such a terrifying predicament, but Deadline does offer a curious revelation, calling Redford "the sole castmember" of All is Lost. Does this mean Chandor is actually jumping from a fast-paced ensemble drama to an inevitably slow-paced, singularly set solo-piece?
All Is Lost is described as a "man vs. nature" story and will be set "on the water." That could mean ocean, it could mean river, it could mean oversized above-ground swimming pool. Okay, the former is probably the most likely, because Chandor has been scouting the Baja Film Studios in Mexico, which is the locations of the big-ass water tank used in movies such as Titanic.
Sporting an amazing cast that includes Stanley Tucci, Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Jeremy Irons, Simon Baker, Paul Bettany and Penn Badgley, the film is set during a 24-hour period at the start of the United States financial crisis in 2008. The movie made its debut at this years Sundance Film Festival and also played at the Berlin Film Festival, where it earned strong reviews and was nominated for the latter's Golden Bear Award
On Wednesday, news came out that Paul Bettany and Simon Baker were joining the cast of Margin Call, an ensemble film that follows eight Wall Street investors for a 24-hour period during the 2008