Trailer: Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs remake

Updated throughout the day:

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I thtopped caring ageth ago (Deadline)

Ryan Gosling to star and make directing debut in remake of The Idolmaker
Taylor Hackford (Mr. Helen Mirren) directed the original true story of rock promoter Bob Marcucci. (Deadline)

De Niro in negotiations to star in HBO Bernie Madoff flick
(Deadline)

(above) Trailer: Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs remake
Taken on its own, the trailer has potential, but it’s going to be hard not to stack it up to the original Sam Peckinpah film. James Marsden and Kate Bosworth star. The film opens September 16. (Yahoo)

Trailer: Craig Gillespie’s Fright Night remake
I loved the original back in the day with William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon and Amanda Bearse. The new one appears to capture a similar mix of humor and horror. Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Colin Farrell, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette and Chris Sarandon star. (The Playlist)

Universal pushes Dark Tower start from September to February
And they’re looking to reduce the budget of Ron Howard’s massive adaptation of Stephen King’s series. (Deadline)

Juno Temple and Michael Angarano to star in dark comedy The Brass Teapot
Temple was great in Cracks. Angarano was excellent in Snow Angels. They’re a good pair. They’ll play a married couple with financial woes. The teapot in question is magical and dispenses cash upon request… but only if someone suffers pain. (The Playlist)

Kim Basinger and Nick Stahl join stock car racing flick Over the Wall
(THR)

IFC picks up Olivier Assayas’ Something in the Air
Assayas (Summer Hours) wrote the screenplay about a Parisian high school student in the 1970s “struggling between his artistic ambitions and the politics of the time.” (THR)

Sony Pictures Classics grabs Cannes competition pic Footnote
These guys are the kings of the Foreign Language Oscar so expect this one from Israel to eventually be a part of that conversation. Directed by Joseph Cedar, this Israeli film “follows what happens between a father and his son, highly competitive professors, after one is chosen to receive a great honor.” At least that’s what THR says.

Behold: A Cyrano de Bergerac for the Twitter generation
How many times do we need to tell this story? (12:00 pm) (THR)

McConaughey, Vergara, Efron and Maguire sign up for sexual thriller The Paperboy
That’s Matthew, Sofia, Zac and Tobey for those of you keeping score at home. Lee Daniels (Precious) directs from Pete Dexter’s 1995 novel. Project developed by Pedro Almodovar. (THR)

Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell reteam for The Silver Linings Playbook
It’s an adaptation of Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel about, according to Vulture, “a delusional former high school history teacher who’s just been released into the custody of his mom. Believing that he’s only been away for a few months instead of the four years he just spent in a mental institution, the teacher sets about wooing back his ex-wife.” (Vulture)

Weinstein picks up Streep’s Iron Lady
Meryl’s playing Margaret Thatcher (Deadline)

Alec Baldwin back in Rock of Ages
(Deadline)

…And Lindsay Lohan is back in Gotti
Silly. (THR)

2 Responses to “News du jour: Friday the 13th”

  1. The trailer looks pretty impressive to me. If nothing else, I’ll at least watch the original sometime soon :)

  2. As I said above, I’m skeptical about the film, but yes I liked the trailer on its own.

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