US Trailer: Don’t be Afraid of the Dark with Guy Pierce and Katie Holmes

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Green band trailer: David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Ok, nevermind. Sony finally got around to pulling these down. I’m sure the real thing will be along sooner or later. (Trailer Addict) Ok, well this version still seems to be up if you actually haven’t seen it yet (THR) Aaaaand, here’s the definitive official version a Apple.

James Gray, Joaquin Phoenix together again. Cotillard and maybe Renner along for the ride
Cotillard will play a Pole attempting to immigrate to to the Unites States in the film called Low Life. This will be Joaquin Phoenix’s fourth collaboration with writer/director James Gray after The Yards, We Own the Night and the fantastic Two Lovers. (Deadline)

(above) US Trailer: Don’t be Afraid of the Dark with Guy Pierce and Katie Holmes
I think except for one of the distributor title cards, this is the same as the UK trailer I linked last Friday, but it’s a bit higher quality. Here’s the official synopsis from Film District which is releasing the film in the US on August 26: “Guillermo del Toro presents Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, a horror film starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison, directed by Troy Nixey.  Based on the 1973 telefilm that del Toro believes is the scariest TV production ever made, the story follows Sally (Madison), a young girl who moves to Rhode Island to live with her father (Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Holmes) in the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the house, Sally starts to hear voices coming from creatures in the basement whose hidden agenda is to claim her as one of their own.  Akin to del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, Don’t be Afraid of the Dark focuses on a young girl’s struggle against menacing and terrifying forces.” I’m afraid. (YouTube)

Jesse Eisenberg and Naomi Watts in talks for Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young
This according to an LA Times source “not authorized to talk about it publicly.” The drama which already has Ben Stiller on board follows a 40-something childless couple who, feeling alienated by all of their spawning friends, strike up a friendship with a younger couple. (LA Times)

Part 4 of Matt Zoller Seitz’s terrific Terrence Malick video retrospective
The New World, Part 2 (Moving Image Source)

Gabriel Byrne and others join Vincent Cassell in Costa Gavras’ Le Capital
(Playlist)

Allison Janney joins Elizabeth Olsen and Richard Jenkins in Liberal Arts
This is the one I passed along last Tuesday written and directed by Josh Radnor, star of TV’s How I Met Your Mother and writer/director of the unfortunately named indie HappyThankYouMorePlease.

Laura Dern appears to be official for Paul Thomas Anderson’s religious drama
Back on May 9th in a an item about The Weinstein Company picking up the as-yet-untitled Paul Thomas Anderson film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, Deadline mentioned that Laura Dern was among names being considered for roles. Today, in a piece about Friday Night Lights star Jesse Plemons and character actor David Warshofsky joining the cast, Variety refers to Laura Dern as being a co-star. (Variety)

Cinema Guild to distribute Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse
(indieWIRE)

Clip: Fright Night remake with Colin Farrell
(MTV)

Oh hey look, more Hunger Games casting. Are we there yet?
Donald Sutherland as President Snow (Deadline)

Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom team up for The Wonderful World of Erotica
(Playlist)

Toni Colette reunites with Muriel’s Wedding writer/director P.J. Hogan
The new film is called Mental and Colette will play a “crazy, charismatic, hot-tempered nanny to the “colorful” Moochmore family. (THR)

The Hobbit duology gets names and dates
Playing off the first chapter of the novel, part 1 will be called The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and it will arrive 12/14/12 while part 2 will take the novel’s original full name, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, and it will be released 12/13/13. (THR)

Idris Elba’s tweets spark speculation he’s auditioning for Django Unchained
Key word: speculation. The dude just said he’s auditioning for a controversial part from a controversial director and it could be the part of The Wire star’s life. Attention naturally turned toward Quentin Tarantino’s next film. Yes it’s also been rumored Tarantino wants Will Smith for the part, but Elba would be my own personal first choice. I still can’t believe how badly he was wasted in Thor. Someone should go to movie jail for that. (Playlist)

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