We’ve been wondering what the director of Logan would pick for his next project, and although last week it seemed like James Mangold would follow up his gritty superhero flick with a more kid-friendly endeavor, a new report says otherwise. Mangold is set to direct an untitled drama about Patty Hearst, with Elle Fanning in talks to portray the notorious heiress-turned-left wing terrorist.
With his Wonder Wheel set to close this year’s New York Film Festival, Woody Allen is already putting together a roster for his next project. His next film may not have an official logline yet, but Allen has cast Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, and Call Me By Your Name breakout Timothée Chalamet in his next movie for Amazon Studios.
It’s a big year for Nicole Kidmaniacs (just something I’m trying out), and Big Little Lies was just the opening act. The actress has four projects screening at Cannes this year: Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, the second season of Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer and How to Talk to Girls at Parties. You’ll have a Nicole Kidman for every occasion, but perhaps none cooler than the one featured in John Cameron Mitchell’s adaptation of the Neil Gaiman short story. As you can see in the first teaser, Kidman’s about to get real rowdy y’all.
One look at the new poster for Sofia Coppola’s new dark period thriller The Beguiled, and you may think you’re in safe company. That’s certainly what Colin Farrell’s Union soldier thinks when he arrives, wounded, at a Confederate girls’ boarding school. Oh boy, was he wrong.
It’s almost as if Warner Bros. was waiting until they could tack on the Cannes Film Festival’s coveted Official Selection palm-leaf to release the new trailer for The Beguiled. Hot on the heels of the news that Sofia Coppola’s latest would make its world premiere on the banks of the Croisette, we’re getting our second major look at this adaptation of Thomas Cullinan’s 1966 novel. (Coppola has made it clear that her film will be an entirely different animal than Don Siegel’s 1971 take on the material.) And from the looks of it, things are not going to turn out so hot for Colin Farrell.
There’s a few reasons the term ‘teaser trailer’ feels especially appropriate when describing the new Sofia Coppola drama The Beguiled. Not only is the average movie-lover excited for a new film from the Virgin Suicides director, the typical Colin Farrell fan hyped for the The Lobster actor to dig into more dramatic territory, or those missing Big Little Lies anxious for new Nicole Kidman; but this movie, about a boarding school quivering with insidious desires and sexual tension, looks to be the epitome of a tease.
Sofia Coppola’s remake of The Beguiled is one of the most intriguing movies hitting theaters this year. The original, made in 1971 and starring Clint Eastwood, is based on an 1866 Southern Gothic novel by Thomas P. Cullinan. Coppola is known for her softly-toned, extremely atmospheric, dreamy filmmaking, and that style coupled with a story that’s weird as all hell is going to make for a fantastic film.
Before The Craft, before the advent of Hot Topic, before the girl in the Siouxsie and the Banshees T-shirt from Wet Hot American Summer — there was Mary Shelley. The original goth teen has remained a fixture of high school literature curricula on the virtue of her masterpiece Frankenstein, surely the most important text in the English language ever composed as part of a drunken dare. But she lived a rich life beyond the page as well, romancing the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley before marrying him at age 18, and essentially living more freely than women were expected to at the time. Shelley was morbid but funny, lovely but intense, a staunch character begging for the biopic treatment.