She made the wise choice by bailing on March’s Wrath of the Titans, but that doesn’t mean Gemma Arterton‘s avoiding the genre material all the same. Just look toward the next twelve months, which should see Neil Jordan‘s vampire tale, Byzantium, and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters both hit with her name granted some top-billing — but it’s not all monsters and ghouls, so long as THR‘s story comes to plan.
They tell us the British star is now up for The Wright Girls, an American semi-remake of 2003′s Japanese film 2LDK. The almost Lynchian thriller-comedy centers on two up-and-coming actresses who live together but, despite a public display of friendliness, are constantly at one another’s throats, even resorting to violence when they’re both up for the same film role. Bert Royal (Easy A) has penned the script, while Andy Fickman (Race to Witch Mountain) will be directing.
The other leading part hasn’t found an actress yet, though I’m admittedly curious when it simply comes to seeing Arterton — someone who, while talented, hasn’t been given many “flexible” roles — face off against someone else in such a fierce manner. Heavy involvement on the part of someone behind She’s the Man not being taken into account, the logline alone makes it easy to see some potential in Wright Girls at this point.
Does The Wright Girls sound like proper material for Arterton? Is there anyone you’d like to see in the opposing role?
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week associate editor Nick Newman, writerDanny King, and I go over the films of polarizing auteur, Zack Snyder. Then we talk about his newest film, the Superman reboot Man of Steel. Finally, we take a look at the films/TV shows coming to theaters and DVD [...]
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