Judging by the new trailer for Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, you really do not want to find out what “hammer time” means for Joaquin Phoenix. But we’re going to find out anyway when the new thriller hits theaters early next April — or now, if you watch the trailer, which teases a heavy flick in which Phoenix does his best Oldboy impression, playing a “fixer” who hunts down the evil men who kidnap young girls.
Lynne Ramsay has been absent from theaters since she brought us the dark and disturbing We Need to Talk About Kevin in 2011, but when You Were Never Really Here premiered at Cannes, as the last In Competition film to screen, the whole festival was floored and it snatched up the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix. The first international trailer for the movie premiered today, which hopefully means we’ll be seeing it in theaters come this fall.
Even by its normally prestigious standards, this was a pretty exciting year for the Cannes Film Festival. Surprise selections, an atypically fun jury, and countless debates about Netflix and the future of film exhibition all combined to make headlines all around the world. Oh, and there were also a handful of the most highly anticipated films of 2017 receiving serious recognition from the festival. You know, no big deal.
With Patty Jenkins and Ava DuVernay each working on $100 million films in Hollywood, there’s a sense that things are getting better for female directors. It’s a bit more complicated than that. For many women filmmakers, the toughest part of Hollywood is getting the second (or third) film made. Take You Were Never Really Here director Lynne Ramsay. Her 2011 standout film We Need to Talk About Kevin, now considered one of the best horror films of the young century, was her first feature film in nearly a decade. And if you think she decided to simply take six years off between that film and her next project? Probably best to check some of the assumptions that went into that statement.
In the fanboy-friendly world of internet movie news, it came as a surprise that yesterday's biggest story wasn't something 'Star Wars' or Marvel-related, but the intriguing saga of the low-budget Natalie Portman Western 'Jane Got a Gun,' which lost its director on the first day of shooting. Rather unheard of for a director to jump ship by simply not showing up to work.
Portman and company can now
It's common for a film to cycle through various different directors in the development stage. It's less common for a director to drop out of a project a few weeks before shooting is set to begin (looking at you, Mark Romanek). It's impossibly rare for a director quit on the first day of shooting. But that's what seems to have happened with director Lynne Ramsay on the Natalie Portman/Michael Fassb
Are you ready for a whale of a tale that takes place in space? So much rhyming! Scott Steindorff's Scott Pictures is teaming up with 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' director Lynne Ramsay for 'Mobius' -- and they said original ideas were dead.
After taking 2012 off following the birth of her child, Natalie Portman has re-emerged with roles in Terrence Malick's upcoming films 'Lawless' and 'Knight of Cups.' And now the actress will take on a different kind of role for director Lynne Ramsay in 'Jane Got a Gun.'