With production gearing up, it’s only a matter of time before all the casting for Wes Anderson’s next project, The Grand Budapest Hotel, falls into place. So far we have Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman on board to lead the European-set film and now another rumored name has been confirmed.
Speaking with the Southern California radio station KPCC (via The Playlist), Jeff Goldblum confirmed a re-team with his Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou director. Goldblum’s last major feature film role was in Morning Glory and the actor confirmed he’s set to venture off to Europe earlier, for another Roger Michell film, Le Weekend. Then after a brief stint with his jazz band, he’s back off to Europe in January, this time to Germany for Anderson’s film.
The actor was one of the initial batch of names — along with Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Edward Norton, who have yet to be confirmed. There’s no details on his role, but we know the film takes place in Hungary about 85 years ago and is inspired by the work of Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch. The talented Goldblum has taken seldom feature roles the last few years, so I greatly look forward to what his reunion with Anderson brings.
One of the most highly anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festivals was unveiled this morning to a divisive response, Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Only God Forgives. As we said in our review, “set amidst an underground Muay Thai boxing club and glowing with hellish red lights from countless brothels, the mood and style is more [...]
With this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
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