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Michael Fassbender Joins Taika Waititi’s ‘Next Goal Wins’ as ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Wins TIFF 2019

After an explosive last ten years or so that kicked off with Hunger and Inglourious Basterds, Michael Fassbender has left the spotlight recently. Call it a Snowman-induced break, but since that unfortunate bomb, he’s only been seen in the contractually-obligated Dark Phoenix. While he’s currently filming Kung Fury 2, the actor has now found his next […]

Alexander Payne to Direct Mads Mikkelsen in New Drama for Netflix

With films from Martin Scorsese, Alfonso Cuarón, Noah Baumbach, Steven Soderbergh, and even Orson Welles in their library, Netflix is set to release another new project by a much-lauded auteur. Alexander Payne’s newest film starring Mads Mikkelsen has been picked up by the company for financing and distribution, set for a release in the fall […]

Terrence Malick Casts Mark Rylance, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Géza Röhrig in ‘The Last Planet’

Update: Joseph Fiennes, Douglas Booth, Alfonso Postiglione, and Lorenzo Gioiell are also part of the cast, One Big Soul confirms. See the original story below. Terrence Malick’s magnificent new drama A Hidden Life, which finds him reteaming with Fox Searchlight after his magnum opus The Tree of Life, is currently enjoying screenings at TIFF ahead of […]

First Look at Jia Zhangke’s New Documentary ‘So Close to My Land’

Following his latest narrative feature, Ash Is Purest White–one of the finest U.S. releases of the year–Jia Zhangke quickly embarked on his next project, which marks his first documentary in a decade. So Close to My Land will close out the trilogy of his look at different artistic disciplines in China, preceded by Dong and Useless. Shot earlier […]

Richard Kelly Possibly Returning with Rod Serling Biopic

Barring an unforseen arrival between now and 11:59:59 on December 31, we will have gone a stem-to-stern decade sans Richard Kelly. The wormhole-traveling mind behind Donnie Darko, Southland Tales, The Box, and, of course, Southland Tales: The Prequel Saga (I only sort of joke; it is actually great) hasn’t disappeared from lack of trying: in […]

Andrew Dominik Begins Production on Marilyn Monroe Biopic ‘Blonde’ as Full Cast is Announced

Andrew Dominik has spent the better half of the decade trying to get his Marilyn Monroe biopic off the ground and, thanks to Netflix, it’s now becoming a reality. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford director found his star in Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049, Knives Out, Wasp Network) this […]

New Images from Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman,’ Which Clocks in at 3.5 Hours

We are now in the month of the world premiere of the year’s most-anticipated film, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. Set to open the 57th New York Film Festival, the story of Jimmy Hoffa’s mysterious disappearance will then hit theaters on November 1 followed by a release on Netflix on November 27. One can also get […]

Richard Linklater Throws Down Gauntlet with 20-Year Adaptation of ‘Merrily We Roll Along’

Let it be known 20 years from now, when climate change has set upon the world murderous heat, flooded cities, famine, mass displacement, and a religious fervor the likes of which were unseen since the plague, that on August 29, 2019, someone typed “Richard Linklater, you crazy motherfucker.” One-upping just about any time-based cinematic experiment, […]

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Begins Shooting ‘Memoria’ Starring Tilda Swinton

Despite being a beloved figure on the international film circuit, Apichatpong Weerasethakul has mostly stayed in his own realm, crafting his dreamlike odysseys with a Thai cast and crew. For his next film, Memoria, he is casting a wider net, collaborating with the goddess Tilda Swinton, along with French actress Jeanne Balibar, Zama star Daniel […]

Listen: Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson Discuss ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

We’ll be hearing many conversations with Quentin Tarantino over the six months as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood segues from its theatrical run to awards season, but in terms of moderators, it won’t get better than what we have today. For a recent Directors Guild of America Q&A, Paul Thomas Anderson spoke with the […]