Although he’s previously worked with such directors as Terrence Malick and Baz Luhrmann, Ben Mendelsohn‘s career has been given a major boost this past few years. After breaking out in the Aussie crime thriller Animal Kingdom, the actor has a three-punch of films debuting with The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly and the TIFF premiere The Place Beyond the Pines.
According to a report at Moviehole, he’s now set to join his Pines star Ryan Gosling for How to Catch a Monster. Marking the Drive‘s star directorial debut, Christina Hendricks is already part of the cast and unfortunately we don’t know how Mendelsohn figures in, but we do have some plot details. Check out the synopsis below for what is aiming to be an ambitious first feature for Gosling.
How To Catch a Monster weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairytale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.
How to Catch a Monster begins filming in May for a likely 2014 release.
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
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