Jean-Marc Vallee

HBO Picks Up Gillian Flynn ‘Sharp Objects’ Series With Amy Adams, ‘Demolition’ Director

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by Britt Hayes April 1, 2016 @ 5:28 PM
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UnREAL creator and former Mad Men writer Marti Noxon has been developing a series based on Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, for a couple of years now. But the project only really began to pick up steam recently as Amy Adams signed on to headline the series with Demolition director Jean-Marc Vallee attached to helm. Although previously speculated that the series could end up joining UnREAL on Lifetime, HBO has officially secured the television rights, adding a little extra prestige to the equation.

Amy Adams to Star in Gillian Flynn’s ‘Sharp Objects’ TV Series for ‘Wild’ Director

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by Britt Hayes February 20, 2016 @ 12:30 PM
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Following the success of David Fincher’s acclaimed Gone Girl adaptation, the long-developing series based on Gillian Flynn’s first novel, Sharp Objects, is finally picking up some steam with unREAL co-creator Marti Noxon as showrunner. Not only has Noxon found her leading lady in Amy Adams, but she’s also tapped Wild director Jean-Marc Vallee to helm, with Jason Blum of Blumhouse producing and Flynn herself on board to write. That’s quite the killer lineup.

‘Demolition’ Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Tears His Life Down

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by Britt Hayes February 4, 2016 @ 4:42 PM
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The second trailer for Demolition still doesn’t seem to be doing any favors for the latest film from Jean-Marc Vallee, the director who previously brought us critically acclaimed films Wild and Dallas Buyers Club. Still, with those credits under his belt and with the help of Jake Gyllenhaal, maybe there’s something special to be found in Demolition yet.

‘Demolition’ Review: A Strong Jake Gyllenhaal Performance in a Weak Movie

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by Matt Singer September 10, 2015 @ 11:14 PM
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Naomi Watts’ is the second-billed star in Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition. On the film’s official Fox Searchlight website, her name appears above the title next to Jake Gyllenhaal’s. But she barely appears in the film’s trailer. She’s onscreen for less than one second. She says just three words. (“You miss her?”) It’s almost like the trailer is trying to hide her.

‘Wild’ Director Jean-Marc Vallée on Reese Witherspoon's "Comeback" and Paying Tribute to Parents

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by Mike Ryan December 1, 2014 @ 1:44 PM
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‘Wild,’ which stars another actor, Reese Witherspoon, who is seeking a reclamation of sorts after a high-profile arrest and spending the last few years in rom-com hell. Witherspoon already has an Oscar for her performance in ‘Walk the Line,’ but, other than that added twist, we are hearing the exact same things about a Vallée movie that we did last year.

‘Wild’ Review: Reese Witherspoon Delivers One of Her Best Performances in This Unusual Autobiopic

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by Matt Singer December 1, 2014 @ 11:55 AM
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Memories are so sensual. The right song will bring you back to the first place you ever heard it; a particular blend of smells will put you back in your grandmother’s kitchen (toasted bialys with cream cheese do it for me every time). ‘Wild’ communicates this idea better than almost any movie I can think of. As Cheryl Strayed hikes the entire Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada alone, sounds and sights she encounters on her physical journey send her—and the audience—on a psychological journey into her past, to learn exactly why she decided to embark on such a crazy and potentially dangerous expedition. Strayed hikes the PCT with a comically large backpack—“The Monster,” as a few of her fellow travelers dub it—but it’s clear that the heaviest baggage she carries is the emotional kind.

Amy Adams' Janis Joplin Biopic Gets a 'Wild' Director

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by Britt Hayes November 21, 2014 @ 5:36 PM
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The Janis Joplin biopic starring Amy Adams is still alive and very much kicking: the currently titled and long-gestating ‘Get It While You Can’ was previously set to be directed by Lee Daniels (of ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’), but it looks like Daniels has been replaced by Jean-Marc Vallee, director of ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and the upcoming film ‘Wild.’

'Wild' Trailer: Reese Witherspoon Walks 1,000 Miles

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by Britt Hayes July 10, 2014 @ 1:41 PM
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The first trailer for 'Wild' is online, the new film from 'Dallas Buyers Club' director Jean-Marc Vallée, starring Reese Witherspoon in a role that will surely gain her some attention come awards season, as the actress stars as a reckless, recently-separated woman who goes on a quest to walk over 1,000 miles to redeem herself and her spirit.