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Elle Fanning Low Down
Elle Fanning plays a girl who remains supportive of her father in spite of a chaotic upbringing, as seen in the first trailer for Jeff Preiss‘ 1970s-set “Low Down.” Based on the 2003 memoir by Amy-Jo Albany (who also co-wrote the script alongside Topper Lilien), “Low Down” depicts the story of legendary jazz pianist Joe Albany (Hawkes) from the perspective of the troubled adolescent life of his aforementioned teenage daughter (Fanning), who had to grow up in a household with a heroin-addicted father and alcoholic mother (Lena Headey). The filmRead More
Keira Knightley has quietly taken a small role in the currently-filming 3D disaster flick “Everest,” according to The Daily Mail. Her role is so small and her casting so quiet that she has actually already shot all her scenes at Pinewood Studios, while the main actors in the film – Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal – are still filming, in much less comfortable locations. Baltasar Kormakur is directing the film about the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster, where a massive storm killed eight climbers from three separateRead More
In advance of Cannes Film Market action, it’s been announced that Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin and Alia Shawkat are among those set to star in dark comedy “The Driftless Area”. An adaptation of Tom Drury‘s novel by the same name, the story follows enigmatic Stella (Deschanel) and quiet but resourceful Pierre (Yelchin), a bartender who returns to his hometown after the death of his parents. He falls in love with Stella, and in the process is unwittingly pitted against volatile criminal Shane (John Hawkes). From Unified Pictures and Bron Studios,Read More
Last we saw, Elle Fanning was hard at work filming her new movie “Low Down,” and now the indie drama appears to be ready to be seen by audiences. With the announcement this morning that the film also starring John Hawkes will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month, we have the first official images featuring Fanning’s follow-up to “Ginger & Rosa.” The biopic of pianist Joe Albany (Hawkes) follows Joe’s daughter Amy (Fanning) as she struggles with her father’s brilliance and substance abuse issues in turn, and isRead More
Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke are all in talks to star in “Everest”, a disaster action flick to be directed by Baltasar Kormakur, according to Deadline. Christian Bale had previously been in talks but it looks like that fell through. The film will follow the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster, where a massive storm killed eight climbers from three separate expeditions. Jon Krakauer’s first hand account of his experience in “Into Thin Air” made the disaster famous, though the film will pull from other books and interviewsRead More
Here’s one that appears to have slipped through the cracks. THR reported today that Elle Fanning has been cast opposite John Hawkes in indie drama “Low Down”, along with supporting actors including Taryn Manning, Peter Dinklage, Glenn Close and musican Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it appears filming is already underway, as we already have the first set photos of Fanning. Jeff Preiss is directing the true life biopic in Los Angeles which follows Hawkes as Joe Albany, a gifted jazz pianist who played with iconic musiciansRead More
Best Film: Silver Linings Playbook Best Director: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook Best Cinematography: Ben Richardson, Beasts of the Southern Wild Best Male Lead: John Hawkes, The Sessions Best Female Lead: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Cassavetes Award: Middle of Nowhere Best Screenplay: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook Best International Film: Amour Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hunt, The Sessions Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike Best First Feature: Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower First Screenplay: Derek Connolly, Safety not Guaranteed Best Documentary: The InvisibleRead More

Posted On November 18, 2011By Linda GeIn Casting

David Oyelowo joins Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”

Fast rising British actor David Oyelowo has added another huge project to his increasingly busy upcoming slate. Deadline reveals Oyelowo has joined the cast of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”, a biopic of the 16th – and arguably most popular – President of the United States, starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role. Oyelowo and Day-Lewis are joined by a sprawling A-List cast that includes Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook and David Strathairn. Oyelowo will play a cavalryman in the film, which is based on definitiveRead More
Sundance’s streak continues. For the third year in a row the Utah film festival can boast the discovery of a brand new, undeniable talent, and Elizabeth Olsen can firmly step out from the shadows of her older sisters (those Olsen twins, you’ve heard of them) to take her place amongst the most promising and talented actors of her generation, like Carey Mulligan (“An Education”) and Jennifer Lawrence (“Winter’s Bone”) before her. Sean Durkin’s directorial debut “Martha Marcy May Marlene” is a revelation, a moody, spooky psychological thriller with an absolutelyRead More
After winning rave reviews at this year’s Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals, Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene is gearing up for an October 21st release in the States with clever marketing posters, but we’re slowly beginning to receive new posters and trailers, ready for an international marketing push later in the year. Starring possibly the break out star of 2011 Elizabeth Olsen, here are three more new clips and another new international poster for the film (via IMPA), featuring Olsen as Martha/Marcy May/Marlene, a young woman attempting to re-assimilateRead More