Yesterday I posted the speculation form Ioncinema that the documentary "Salinger" might make the stop in Telluride. I observed that I had some doubts mostly due to the fact that the film opens 4 days after the festival closes which seems to me to be insufficient time for the doc to benefit from the Festival appearance.
Word cam to me yesterday on background that the film is definitely NOT going to be on the T-ride program. Let me tell you that I trust the source so don't plan on seeing it in the San Juans on Labor Day weekend.
HERZOG'S LATEST FILM
I don't think you'll be seeing Werner Herzog's latest project in Telluride in two weeks...which normally would be an insane statement as Herzog's latest is almost always on display in T-ride. Not this, however. Herzog has directed and anti-texting and driving short film for a collection of phone entities. Take a look at the story via AdAge.com:
Thew film is entitled "From One Second to the Next" and you can view it at the above address.
THE FIFTH ESTATE NEEDS A LAWYER
The Hollywood Reporter posted last week that Dreamworks was girding up for legal challenges arising from the Wikileaks/Julian Assange picture "The Fifth Estate". The film was directed by Bill Condon and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl and Laura Linney. I still am holding onto a thin read of hope that the film could still pop up at Telluride.
Here's the link to the THR story:
THE BOOK THIEF GETS A DATE
An intriguing film has landed square in the middle of awards season. "The Book Thief" starring Geoffrey Rush has been set for release on Nov. 15. Kris Tapley at InContention/HitFix reports that the film will fore go festivals altogether. Seems a little odd to me as it probably could have benefited from some fest exposure as it has been flying way under the radar up until now. Check Tapley's story here:
MERYL IN SUPPORTING
Regarded as one of the biggest Oscar stalking horses for the upcoming season, "August: Osage County" was the focus of a lot of stories yesterday that Meryl Streep may be campaigned in the Supporting Actress category rather than lead. If you know the stage play and you know that Streep is playing Violet Weston then you know that seems weird. Violet and the role of Barbara (Julia Roberts) are clearly co-leads. Still, I wouldn't be all that surprised. Again, Tapley's take from InContention/HitFix:
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