RUDDERLESS JOURNEY BEGINS
William H. Macy and crew scouting locations in Guthrie, OK. this week.
William H. Macy's "Rudderless" is underway. Friend of MTFB and script co-author Casey Twenter posted photos from the shoot yesterday here in Oklahoma.
First scene on the first day of shooting for "Rudderless"
William H. Macy with a thumbs as he wraps the first day of the "Rudderless" shoot yesterday.
And I have linked to this story that ran, in part, in the Daily Oklahoman:
Friend of MTFB Kristopher Tapley of InContention/Hit Fix tweeted earlier this week an exciting prospect of a really intriguing film making the program at T-ride:
"Out of the Furnace" was also listed as a Telluride possibility in the HitFix "Oscar Contenders 2014: 25 Films to Watch For" post on Feb. 28th. It's #19 in the photo gallery.
Director and co-writer Scott Cooper's debut film was "Crazy Heart" which led to Jeff Bridges winning a Best Actor Oscar. It also won the Oscar for Best Original Song and earned Maggie Gyllenhall a Supporting Actress nomination.
"Furnace" boasts an impressive list of names in the cast: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Willem Dafoe, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker and Sam Shepherd. It's IMDB entry is here:
THE NUGGET RE-OPENS
News from Telluride that The Nugget, the actual movie theater in town, has re-opened and is ready for business. The Telluride Daily Planet reports that the theater will be run by the Telluride Film Festival directly including programming. The complete story is linked here:
FOLMAN'S CONGRESS AT CANNES
It was something of a surprise Thursday that the announcement of the Cannes lineups did not include Ari Folman's "The Congress". I passed on word that it was likely to be announced for some part of the program later and sure enough, on Friday, it was announced as the opening film for the Director's Fortnight part of the Cannes program. See the linked tweet below from Film Festival News:
THE IMMIGRANT...OR LOWLIFE...OR THE NIGHTINGALE...
Here's a new image and a few words about James Gray's "The Immigrant" which has been previously titled "Lowlife" and "The Nightingale". This film was teased at TFF #39 as a part of the Marion Cotillard tribute I attended with a screening of a few minutes of the film and the presence of Mr. Gray himself. I'm hoping that signaled a possibility that the entire film shows this year...and maybe a return visit from Ms. Cotillard.
IS "THE PAST" IN OUR FUTURE?
I have a lot of anticipation for Asghar Farhadi's follow up to "A Separation". It's playing in competition next month at Cannes. Previously we had seen a trailer in French. Now comes an English subtitled trailer linked here from both Rope of Silicon and The Playlist.
More on Thursday...