A Star is Born this way?
The drama of network upfronts may have passed us by, but Limitless fans were left in the lurch over the fate of CBS’ TV sequel series, at least until now. Yes, Limitless officially reached its limit at one season, as discussions with other outlets have fallen through.
It certainly is a good time to be Max Landis. The screenwriter who made his mark with Josh Trank’s indie sci-fi hit Chronicle recently sold his Bright script to Netflix for $3 million, with David Ayer attached to direct. And now he’s in the midst of another potentially huge deal as Bradley Cooper has come aboard Landis’ spec for Deeper, a sci-fi drama that’s sparked a bidding war between major studios.
Jennifer Lawrence was 24 when she shot Joy. Her character, Joy Mangano, was 34 when she invented the Miracle Mop and became one of the first stars of the QVC network. This fact remains inescapable throughout Joy. Lawrence remains watchable in Joy because, as one of our best young actors, she can’t help but be watchable. But she’s totally miscast as a divorced mother of two who’s been repeatedly beaten down by life’s disappointments. This part was meant for the Jennifer Lawrence of a 2025, not the one of 2015.
Joy is not only the third consecutive film director David O. Russell has made with Jennifer Lawrence, but the fourth film in which Lawrence has appeared opposite Bradley Cooper. A new clip from the upcoming drama features Lawrence invoking the name of famed producer David O. Selznick and flexing her Oscar season muscles.
There are lots of product placements that would make sense in a movie about the world of fine dining like Burnt.
We’re starting to see movie-TV adaptations with lower and lower success rates, though where some end up only trimmed (for now), CBS’ Limitless will live up to its name just a bit more. The network has granted a full season extension to its sequel adaptation of Bradley Cooper’s 2011 film, using 100% of its brain power for the foreseeable future.
Whatever you do, never speak on behalf of Jennifer Lawrence. Seriously, don’t do it. Girl’s got a shotgun. In the latest trailer for David O. Russell’s Joy, we get a longer look at the Lawrence-led family drama, and a really great line courtesy of Robert De Niro.
Jennifer Lawrence made headlines this past week (as she usually does, for many delightful reasons) for penning an essay in Lena Dunham’s Lenny newsletter about the gender wage gap in Hollywood. Lawrence wasn’t the first (nor will she be the last) to speak up about the disparity, and she received vocal support from a handful of actors, including her American Hustle co-star Bradley Cooper. Cooper isn’t content to just talk about the problem — he’s actually trying to do something about it.
In the thick of a varied career that’s brought him multiple Academy Award nominations, Bradley Cooper has nearly found a role he can really sink his canines into. The respected actor of dramatic and comedic roles, who has collaborated with such fine filmmakers as Derek Cianfrance, David O. Russell, and Clint Eastwood, is in talk to lend his vocal stylings to some sort of Buddhist dog in an upcoming adaptation of the popular novel A Dog’s Purpose. Written in 2010 by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose tracks the journey of a single canine as it passes in and out of several different lives, searching for its truest purpose in life with each new reincarnation.