Posts Tagged ‘Focus Features


New Trailer For ‘Beginners’ With Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer

The first official trailer for director Mike Mills’ (Thumbsucker) new film Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer has hit the internet.

The film made its debut last year at the Toronto International Film Festival to great reviews. Plummer stars as McGregor’s father who comes out to his family as a gay man after being married for 44 years.

The trailer looks good, Focus Features will released this film on June 3, 2011 in a limited release.

Apple has the trailer in HD, click here to see it


Paul Dano Casted In Another Night, Joins De Niro

Paul Dano has joins Robert De Niro in Another Night. Another Night is written by writer/director Paul Weitz. Weitz directed De Niro in the box office hit Little Fockers.

Another Night is an adaptation of Nick Flynn’s unique memoir originally titled Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.

Another Night is about Flynn (Dano) who takes a job at a Boston homeless shelter where his father (De Niro) happens to be a resident of. Flynn’s father is con artist, self-professed poet and an alcoholic who nearly drives his son insane.

Focus Features will be making this film.

Sounds like a promising story. Dano is a good young actor and De Niro needs something like this at this stage in his career. It will be interesting to see if Paul Weitz can pull off the film.

SOURCE: Variety


Paul Greengrass Making A Martin Luther King Film

The Oscar nominated director Paul Greengrass is looking to make a film about Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. titled Memphis his next project.

Greengrass is looking to direct the film from the script he has written based on research he has conducted on his own. Greengrass is shopping the film to Focus Films as well as producer Scott Ruden.

Memphis looks at the period of Martin Luther King’s life right before his assignation in April of 1968 in the city of Memphis.


This could be a very interesting film, not your standard bio-pic as Doctor King’s life was very hard at this time period. His marriage was in serious trouble, he was drinking heavily, he cut ties with President Johnson due to the President’s backing of the Vietnam War and King’s popularity was taking a nosedive due to the black power movement.

I’m more interested in this film than the 100% biography film as we’ve seen those kind of films too many times. This is an aspect about Dr. King’s life that we really don’t know much about and would be a better film in my opinion to watch. Also sounds like the film will be more about the person Dr. King was than just his life story.

SOURCE: Vulture


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