Clippage: More from Lars von Trier’s Melancholia

Combing the trades so you don’t have to. Updated throughout the day…

Dolores Fuller, cult actress: 1923 – 2011
Ed Wood’s girlfriend and star of Glen or Glenda and Jail Bait. (3:00 pm) (LA Times)

Trailer: Bateman, Day, Sudeikis, Aniston, Farrell, Spacey and Foxx in Horrible Bosses
Well, I’ll say this much. It’s a lot funnier looking than any movie about a bunch of mopes sitting around a table at TGI Fridays bitching about their jobs has any right to look. (2:50 pm) (Apple)

Ben Whishaw and Hugo Weaving take “major roles” in Cloud Atlas
They join Tom Hanks in the film co-written and co-directed by Tom Tykwer and Andy and Lana Wachowski based on David Mitchell’s sci-fi novel. Halle Berry’s participation also “firmed up.” Bet you never imagined the words “Halle Berry” and “firmed up” could be used in a sentence that wasn’t sexual. (2:45) (THR)

A crapload of Cannes announcements:
Wow, I blinked and all this production and acquisition news flew out of Cannes. I’m sure there will be more, but let’s run it down quickly with appropriate linkage (2:30 pm):

  • Katie Aselton (The Freebie) to star in/direct thriller Black Rock. Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth co-star. (THR)
  • Content Film acquires Hillary Swank and Matthew McConaughey in The Dallas Buyers Club (Deadline)
  • Helen Hunt to star in/direct rom-com The Ride. (Deadline)
  • Strand grabs Braden King’s Here. Ben Foster and Lubna Azabal (Terrific in Incendies) star. (Deadline)
  • IFC close to acquiring Goodbye First Love from Mia Hansen-Love, director of the lovely Father of My Children. (Deadline)
  • Samuel Goldwyn acquires Sacrifice, Chen Kaige’s historical revenge flick which debuted at Berlin. (Deadline)
  • Weinstein Co picks up martial arts noir Dragon (Wu Xia). (Deadine)
  • Elgin James’ Sundance premierer Little Birds with Juno Temple, Leslie Mann and Kate Bosworthpicked up by Millenium. (indieWIRE)

Colin Firth, Emily Blunt team up for untitled black comedy
Who needs a title when you’ve got Firth and Blunt? THR describes it as a “story of two people trying to reinvent themselves using other people’s identities.” Ok then. (9:30 am) (THR)

(above) Clippage: More from Lars von Trier’s Melancholia
See two more at Playlist (8:15 am)

Cannes Pickup: DiCaprio’s The Wolf of Wall Street
One must tread carefully with projects that have Leonardo DiCaprio’s name on them, but it looks like this one has some momentum. Martin Scorsese and Ridley Scott have been rumored as possible directors. (8:10 am) (Deadline)

Cannes Pickup: Statham, Owen and De Niro in action flick Killer Elite
Look for a fall release for this tale of a special-ops agent rescuing his mentor from a group of ex-British SAS soldiers. (8:00) (THR)

Katie Holmes and Chace Crawford are Responsible Adults
Holmes dates a younger man only to discover she was once his babysitter. Am I really so old now that Katie Holmes is the older woman in movies? Jesus. (7:50 am) (THR)

Stanley Tucci, Orlando Bloom, Nick Nolte have an Idea in America
The trio is lined up for the “coming-of-age-road-trip-comedy” (7:45 am) (THR)

Naomi Watts, Liev Schrieber, Christina Hendrix lined up for boxing drama The Bleeder
Here’s the synopsis according to Variety: “based on the true story of former New Jersey heavyweight boxer and womanizer Chuck Wepner who boxed 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali and inspired Sylvester Stallone to pen Rocky.” (7:45 am)

 

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