Craig Gillespie (Fright Night, Lars and the Real Girl) finally, after months and months of being stuck in place, came to his senses and realized that Seth Grahame-Smith is poison. With the genre mash-up shackles off and some opportunities at his disposal, the Australian helmer can angle toward something with even an ounce of respectability in its bones.
It’s not exactly a Bergman remake, but Variety reports he’ll next Will Ferrell in Flamingo Thief, a (come on) comedy produced by Ben Stiller‘s Red Hour Films. Michael LeSieur (You, Me, and Dupree), in writing the Black List screenplay, adapted Susan Trott‘s novel; both follow “Tim Forrester, a lawyer who becomes obsessed with stealing figurines of flamingos after his wife leaves him.”
A shooting schedule hasn’t been mapped out at the moment and, with Ferrell having both Anchorman 2 and Three Mississippi on deck, it might be a little while before this hits your local screen. (I think Red Hour — and whatever studio Thief goes to — can wait about a year before starting to production. Like to think, at least.) Now, will Gillespie make a huge impact on the project? Probably not — most would be hard-pressed to find a really noticeable “style” in his work — but I’m sure he can carry the project across its finish line on time and in a perfectly acceptable fashion. When it comes to Flamingo Thief, I don’t ask for much more.
Does Gillespie have the skill to make Flamingo Thief more than just a standard Will Ferrell comedy?
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
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