Headlines: 3/17/11

Fox Searchlight looking to rope David O. Russell into a movie about Russ Meyer (Deadline) (9:50 pm) Jude Law “in talks” for Wright’s Anna Karenina (Variety) (9:45 pm) Demme’s Honeymoon With Harry w/De Niro and Cooper appears to be dead (Deadline) (9:45 pm) Aaron Johnson offered leads in latest pics from Oliver Stone and Joe Wright (read…)

AFI Fest: The Fighter (2010)

A confident looking Mark Wahlberg took to the stage last night at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to introduce the world premiere of his film The Fighter to an eager AFI Fest audience, the likes of which he joked he hadn’t seen since his days with The Funky Bunch. Almost willing the audience to love the film, (read…)

AFI Fest 2010 Secret Screening Announced: World premiere of Russell’s ‘The Fighter’

I was hoping against hope the secret screening would be True Grit, but this will do. Here’s this morning’s press release: AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE FIGHTER AS ITS SECRET SCREENING Free Tickets Available at 10:00 a.m.; Screening Tonight at 9:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES, CA, November 9, 2010  AFI (read…)

Poster: The Fighter

Everyone appears to be much more pleased with the extended trailer for The Fighter that ran during last night’s episode of Mad Men than they were with the first one. I’m guessing people will be pleased with this simple, stylish and dignified poster for same. Directed by David O. Russell from a screenplay based on (read…)

Trailer: Mark Wahlberg & Christian Bale in ‘The Fighter’

Apple has the trailer for one of LiC’s more anticipated film’s of the year: David O. Russell’s The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams. The Fighter is based on the true story of boxer Irish Mickey Ward (Wahlberg) whose half-brother Dicky Ecklund was once lightweight champion before a life of crime led (read…)

Has ‘Nailed’ finally failed?

He may indeed be a flaming prick both personally and professionally, but we’re fans of David O. Russell’s work here at LiC and we’re happy to leave the other stuff for the gossip columns. We’d been looking forward to his film Nailed starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal and we kept tabs on the trouble-plagued (read…)

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