In the mood for a tough dirty cop film from an SFF alum? Well, are ya, punk? (No, this one isn't starring Clint, but close!) Looking to find out the latest about the director of Submarine (and his connection to Seth Rogan)? Want to know what William H. Macy and Helen Hunt have been up to? You've come to the right place. We have all that and more!
Oren Moverman is a force to be reckoned with. His powerhouse feature The Messenger starring Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson (also SFF attendees) played SFF 2009 and he returned in 2010 to support the stage reading of his screenplay for Queer, currently in development for director Steve Buscemi (another SFF alum who played a devastated father in The Messenger). Moverman's latest is Rampart starring Woody Harrelson with supporting roles for Foster, Buscemi, Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Sigourney Weaver. The story is set in 1999 Los Angeles and focuses on "renegade cop" Dave Brown (Harrelson) who struggles to keep his career and family together in the wake of his violent acts as an officer. Rampart was co-written by James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential) who knows a thing or two about dirty cops. Don't miss it!
WILLIAM H. MACY & HELEN HUNT
William H. Macy has been a very busy actor since his appearances at SFF! He has earned accolades for his portrayal of Frank Gallagher, patriarch of a clan of connivers and survivors in the Showtime hit Shameless. And he has continued his impressive run of stunning supporting roles
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Time to once again update you on all things wild, crazy and genre-related in indie cinema. How about some vampires? The end of the world by zombies, asteroid and robot domination? Ghosts? Time-travelers? And all with amazing casts? We’ve got it all!
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE
Jim Jarmusch fans, guess what? He’s making a vampire movie! (Now, now, don’t worry, he’s no stranger to genre, he did Ghost Dog after all.) The really cool thing here is that one of the stars is Tilda Swinton from last year’s acclaimed I Am Love at SFF (her film Julia also played here at SFF). Also starring is Mia Wasikowska from SFF’s That Evening Sun and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, plus the legendary John Hurt and up-and-coming superstar Tom Hiddleston (also known as Loki from Thor and The Avengers). You might also want to look for Hiddleston in the acclaimed Wallender series starring Kenneth Branagh and in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris playing F. Scott Fitzgerald. (The guy has range!)
The Jarmusch film is titled Only Lovers Left Alive. It’s early days and this one isn’t even slated to shoot until later this year in Germany. And as we in the business know, “Nothin’s nothin’ until…” Meaning, a movie isn’t a movie until you’re out there shooting it for reals. But it sounds so darn cool I couldn’t help mentioning it. And I really, really doubt that anyone’s going to be all sparkly in this one.
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED
Safety Not Guaranteed features SFF alum
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