Hope that everyone is having a good week and Good Morning on a Thursday.
Word that Telluride regular and Board of Advisor member and TFF #38 presenter (Into the Abyss) Werner Herzog has a new gig. He'll be acting. With Tom Cruise. As a villain. Color me shocked?
Can't say that it's all that surprising. Herzog has reportedly been cast in Chris McQuarrie's "One Shot" an adaptation of a Lee Child novel.
Anne Thompson(Thompson on Hollywood/indieWire) has the scoop:
A SEPARATION HERO?
I met Asghar Farhadi, the writer-director of "A Separation"briefly at this year's fest and what a quiet and unassuming man he seemed to be. That sentiment is echoed by Steven Zeitchik at The Envelope from the L.A. Times in a nice piece about the Iranian director and the film, which has continued on from Telluride and has picked up some steam along the way. It is Iran's entry for consideration for this year's Foreign Language Oscar.
Zeitchik's profile is here:
SHAME HAS A DATE
Despite continuing concerns about its commercial viability, Steve McQueen's "Shame" now has a release date in the U.S. according to Fox Searchlight, which is distributing the film. I still maintain that it was the Best Film of TFF #38 and that Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan deserve Oscar noms for their performances. Details of "Shame's" release can be found via The Playlist (indieWire) here:
Further details are from Inside Pulse here:
LE HAVRE ON THE WEB
Janus Films has announced that it has an official website up and running for Finnish Oscar hopeful "Le Havre". That can be found here:
"Albert Nobbs" star and likely Oscar nominee for Best Actress Glenn Close will be honored for her lifetime of work by The Hollywood Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter has the details:
NOT RELATED TO TELLURIDE BUT I FIND IT INTERESTING
Two trailers for films that didn't play at Telluride but figure to be strong players in the Oscar race.
First for Stephen Daldry's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". I read the novel and thought parts were beautiful, parts were "precious" and some parts were derivative. That said, the trailer looks ...well...great...Details and a link to the trailer from Get the Big Picture here:
And the new trailer for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse":
And finally, I am now breathlessly awaiting this...The Coen Brothers do T.V. Oh my. Looking forward to "HarveKarbo" News and details from The Playlist (indieWire) here;
And also from HitFix here:
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