Can anyone top producer Megan Ellison's production company, Annapurna, when it comes to having terrific taste in filmmakers? Case in point: the Coen brothers' 'True Grit,' Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master,' John Hillcoat's 'Lawless,' Wong Kar-wai's 'The Grandmasters,' Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' and Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly.' Of course, there's also the next film from the great Spike Jonze, which finally has a title and an official synopsis.
It's not unusual to have two talented and famous people die in the same week: it's the old "death in threes" theory. But what is unusual is to have two people die in a week who very recently collaborated. Sadly, such is the case this week as the world lost the considerable talents of both author Maurice Sendak and rapper/producer Adam "MCA" Yauch.
At first glance they wouldn't seem to have much in common, but just a few years ago, Yauch produced a documentary on the life and works of Sendak and you can watch that collaboration online right now.
Rooney Mara is a busy lady these days. After her star-making turns in David Fincher's 'The Social Network' and 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' the young actress has been making the rounds -- first joining Ryan Gosling in Terrence Malick's 'Lawless' (not to be confused with John Hillcoat's film of the same name), and now she's in talks to join the new feature from Spike Jonze.