SOME SHUFFLING AT THE TOP
I reported here yesterday that Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) had dropped a line or two in a story she ran about the Telluride/Toronto "rivalry" for films that indicated that TFF co-director Gary Meyer will have a new/different role with the fest beginning this year. I reached out to TFF VP for P.R. Shannon Goodwin Mitchell who responded with this statement:
"Gary Meyer remains working with Telluride Film Festival as a consultant. In order to serve the changing needs of the festival and to pursue his own projects, Gary, under his new title of Senior Curator, will continue contributing on programming, scheduling and creating the Program Guide."
My thanks to Mitchell for her quick response to my query.
THE COENS, CLOONEY AND...BROLIN
Brolin and Clooney via Screencrush.com
We've reported here previously that the Coen Brothers' next project is "Hail Caesar". We had also previously reported that George Clooney was onboard. News broke yesterday that Josh Brolin has been added to the cast. the film is expected to be ready for a late 2015 release. Is it a Telluride 2015 possible? Probably not. But, then again, I originally thought that "Inside Llewyn Davis" was unlikely last year so...never say never. Here's a plethora of coverage of the Brolin announcement (and the news that Universal has the film):
Thompson on Hollywood:
BEATTY'S HUGHES PROJECT MAKING PROGRESS
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening via Thompson on Hollywood
Thompson on Hollywood reports that Warren Beatty has wrapped principal photography on his untitled and very secretive Howard Hughes project. The TOH post speculates that a Cannes 2015 screening is a possibility. Here's the post, which does have some useful detail/information:
More on Thursday...
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