Joel and Ethan’s next directorial effort is “Inside Llewyn Davis.” The story of a singer songwriter in the 1960′s New York Folk music scene. It is loosely based on Dave Van Ronk’s posthumously published memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street. It stars Oscar Isaac as Llewyn, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, and F. Murray Abraham. Here is the first official trailer.
Barry Pepper is joining the cast of True Grit. He will reprise the role of “Lucky” Ned Pepper a notorious outlaw. “Lucky” was played by Robert Duvall in the 1969 version of the film. Pepper is perhaps best known for his role as Private Daniel Jackson the crack sniper in Saving Private Ryan.
Just looking at the IMDB.com entry for True Grit and I noticed a surprise producer. See below. Anyone have any info on how this came about?
Thanks to Angel Diaz
Newcomer Hailee Steinfeld has been cast in the lead role of Mattie Ross in the Coen Brothers upcoming retelling of True Grit. Filming starts this month and the picture is due out by years end.
Larry Gopnik’s 1966 DODGE CORONET is being auctioned off for charity. The auction will benifit Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California. After 8 bids and with 6 days to go it’s at $5000. A steal if your interested in extremely dull cars used in extremely great movies.
Do you have horse riding skills? Can you be in New Mexico in March and April? Perhaps you should through your hat in the ring and register at egcasting.com or mail contact information with riding experience, sizes and photos to: Elizabeth Gabel, 304 Washington SE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87108. I can barely ride bike so I won’t see you there.
Even though I’ve never heard of the International Cinephile Society I thought I’d report on the outcome of their 2009 awards since A Serious Man won their Best Film prize. They also won in the directing and original screenplay categories. The “ICS” was formed in 2003 and is made up of 60 journalists, scholars, and historians. Blah, blah. All I know is they have good taste.