I couldn’t make the AFI Dallas International Film Festival but encourage all to attend before it closes on Thursday, April 2. I’ve attended in the past as a filmmaker with Borland and find it to be a terrific festival for filmmakers and cine-philes, so it’s great to see AMC News @ AMCTV.com praising the 3-year-old festival along with Robin Wright Penn, Rian Johnson, Adrien Brody, Rinko Kikuchi, and its artistic director Michael Cain.
Director Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom arrives in theaters on Friday, May 29. Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Rinko Kikuchi, Maximilian Schell, Max Records and Noah Segan star in and Ricky Jay narrates The Brothers Bloom.
Robin Wright Penn’s State of Play hits theaters on Friday, April 17, and Ms. Wright-Penn serves as honorary chairperson of the Gordie Foundation sponsoring a documentary film – Haze – about college binge drinking and hazing practices.
Director Rian Johnson is repped by Brian Dreyfuss @ Featured Artists Agency and attorney Stephen Clark @ Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc., and is in active development of his new film – Looper. var addthis_pub=”reserveresult”;
Beyoncé Knowles stars as blues singer Etta James in Director Darnell Martin’s Cadillac Records, the film about the rise and fall of Chess Records, which launched the careers of Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody) scoured the South, checking out the various blues scenes and selling records from the back of his Cadillac.
Beyoncé Knowles is repped by Dennis Ashley, Robert Gibbs, II and Andrea Nelson-Meigs @ International Creative Management, attorney Ken Hertz @ Goldring Hertz & Lichtenstein LLP, publicist Alan Nierob @ Rogers & Cowan Public Relations and manager Mathew Knowles @ Music World Entertainment.
Ms. Darnell Martin is repped by Sophy Holodnik and Paul Alan Smith @ International Creative Management and manager Rosalie Swedlin @ Industry Entertainment. ARTICLEURL
Rian Johnson is back with another film – The Brothers Bloom – the director that brought us Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s noir detective in Brick. I love the self-contained Brick so much, I’ve watched it at least 5x. Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo star in The Brothers Bloom.
Brody’s character, one-half of the world’s best con artists, decides to quit his life of crime. However, he’s persuaded by his brother – Ruffalo – to do one more job, swindling Rachel Weisz’s eccentric millionaire, but she turns the table on the duo.
Noah Segan (Brick) and Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) co-star in the film, and it hits theaters on October 24
Synopsis: When her sister is kidnapped, an American woman in Milan teams up with a brilliant Italian detective to track her down. She’s been abducted by Yellow, a brutal outcast who tortures and murders his victims in heinous fashion. Can they find her before Yellow kills again?
Filmmaker Wes Anderson talks about his new film, The Darjeeling Limited, in the new issue of Men’s Vogue.
Synopsis: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other–to become brothers again like they used to be. Their “spiritual quest,” however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins.
The Darjeeling Limited‘s casts consist of Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Camilla Rutherford, Amara Karan, Wallace Wolodarsky, Waris Ahluwalia, Barbet Schroeder, Bill Murray, Natalie Portman, Trudy Mathis, Irrfan Khan, Anjelica Huston, A P Singh, and Kumar Pallana.