After their hilarious and touching debut I Love You, Phillip Morris got shafted by distributors and audiences alike, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa created a certified hit with their ensemble rom-com Crazy, Stupid, Love. last year. With that clout, they are now looking to bring some of that ensemble to their next project, Deadline reports.
Ryan Gosling may have a bit of a Hollywood bromance with his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, already starring in two of his projects and attached to a few others, but there is someone of the opposite sex that also tickles his fancy. WB already re-teamed them in this year’s Gangster Squad, but Gosling and Emma Stone are looking for a third reunion on the next project from their CSL directors. Titled Focus, WB already has a deal in place for the duo to direct and they want the duo that had on-fire chemistry to star.
While nothing has been offered, we’ll have to wait and see if their busy schedules line-up. As for the film, it “tells the story of a veteran con man who gets involved with a newcomer to the grifter business. They get involved romantically but that becomes perilous in a business where they lie and cheat for a living. The complications of the encounter haunt them when they meet up again in the future.” It sounds a lot less light than Crazy, Stupid, Love., but the directing duo brought a nice gloss that was fitting for that story. It’s nice to see them headed in a different direction.
Would you like to see Gosling and Stone team up again for a third time?
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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