LADY BIRD FLIES TO A24
Gerwig and Ronan from Indiewire
I loved Greta Gerwig in Frances Ha in 2012 when it played the fest and have been tracking her move into directing with interest. Her first attempt is Lady Bird which I have had as a slight possibility until yesterday when its chances increased with the announcement that distributor A24 had acquired the film and plans a fall release.
That creates the impression that A24 wants it to be a part of the awards season consensus which leads one to think that Lady Bird might be a serious consideration for T-ride.
The film satsr Osccar nominee Saorise Ronan.
Bring it on, I say. Here are stories about the acquisition from:
TRAILERS FROM THE SHAPE OF WATER AND THE SNOWMAN
Fox Searchlight has four films that could conceivably make the lineup for TFF #44: Battle of the Sexes, Goodbye Christopher Robin, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (see story below) and Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water. The buzz has been that Battle of the Sexes has the best shot at playing Telluride but FS may be high on "Shape's" Oscar chances and if so, that make make it a real TFF possibility.
"Shape" stars Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg and Telluride favorite Sally Hawkins. FS dropped the first trailer for "Shape" yesterday. Here it is from YouTube:
The Shape of Water opens on Dec. 8th.
And then there's the first trailer for Tomas Alfredson's The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender as detective Harry Hole. It looks, sounds and feels a lot like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which isn't a bad thing. Here's its trailer from YouTube:
THREE BILLBOARDS INSIDE TORONTO?
Jeff Wells shared what I find dispiriting news yesterday in a post on Hollywood Elsewhere and that is his belief that Martin McDoangh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is more likely to premiere at Toronto than play Telluride.
Wells doesn't make an absolute claim to that end but he clearly believes that's the most likely scenario.
Here's the link to the complete post: Hollywood Elsewhere
If true, it bums me it as Three Billboards is/was very high on my Telluride wish list for 2017. That trailer is impressive and Frances McDormand may already be the Best Actress Oscar leader.
Who knows? Maybe it plays both places.
That's your news for TFF #44 for today. More tomorrow including a last Ten Bets before Toronto's first wave announcement and also Venice's announcement on July 27.
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