Jay Alaimo, the writer-director of Pretzel, Slingshot, and Chlorine, has received a hefty group of cast members for his upcoming project, Chronicle. According to The Playlist, Justin Long, John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone), and Ryan Phillippe have officially joined the cast, while other big names such as Helena Bonham Carter, Mickey Rourke, and Kate Mara have been circling the project, but have yet to commit. Either way, it looks as if Alaimo‘s status as a director is growing. The report describes Chronicle‘s plot as being “about two childhood friends who reunite to launch the biggest marijuana dealership in New York City.”
Filming dates for the project are unknown at this point, and seeing as how Chlorine is still in post-production, a release before the end of 2011 appears to be highly unlikely. Perhaps if Hawkes loses out on a nomination for Winter’s Bone, Chronicle could be another chance for him to enter the Oscar race.
Are you looking forward to Chronicle?
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 [...]
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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 [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
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