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SATURDAY, MAY 06, 2006

Josh Brolin Joins “No Country” Cast

Variety is reporting that Josh Brolin has been cast to play Llewellyn Moss the main character in Joel and Ethan’s upcoming “No Country for Old Men”. He joins Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem for the film that has supposedly begun filming this month in New Mexico.

MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2006

New info on “No Country For Old Men” shooting schedule

An Albuquerque news station has a short article on the status NCFOM shooting. Apparently the governor of New Mexico is the source.
KRQE News

SATURDAY, MARCH 04, 2006

Romance and Cigarettes UK Release Date

John Turtorro’s Coen produced “Romance and Cigarettes” is set to hit the big screen in the UK on March 24th. No word on Icon Entertainment or IMDB.com on what the release date is for the US. Here’s the official from synopsis from Icon Entertaiment.

Directed by John Turturro (ILLUMINATA), executive produced by The Coen Brothers (THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE, O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?, FARGO) and produced by John Penotti (IN THE BEDROOM, SWIMFAN, ILLUMINATA).

ROMANCE & CIGARETTES is the new project from actor, writer and director JOHN TURTURRO. Set in contemporary America, ROMANCE & CIGARETTES is a modern day musical, a dark and passionate comedy which tells the story of one man’s journey into infidelity and redemption. It stars JAMES GANDOLFINI as our hero Nick Murder and revolves around the repercussions of his adultery and doomed fascination with the flame haired seductress Tula (KATE WINSLET). For Kitty (SUSAN SARANDON), Nick’s long suffering wife, his treachery is the final straw. With faith in her husband shattered she surprises even herself with the ferocity of her anger as she struggles to cope with his betrayal. It is only through a tragic twist of fate that Nick finally understands the extent of the pain he has inflicted on his family. With time running out he discovers the essential value of Kitty’s love and respect.

In ROMANCE & CIGARETTES Turturro has crafted a gritty, exhilarating and intense script. He describes the film as a savage musical. “When the characters can no longer express themselves in words, they break into song, lip-synching the tunes that are lodged in their subconscious. It is their way to escape the reality of their world: to dream, to remember, to connect to another human being” says Turturro. The film combines sharp snappy dialogue worthy of David Mamet at his most brilliant with the visual flare and exquisite originality of the Coen Brothers.

“This is a project that we’re proud to be a part of” say JOEL and ETHAN COEN Executive Producers of ROMANCE & CIGARETTES.

Employing a fabulously eclectic mix of contemporary and classic songs, and featuring such diverse artists as James Brown, Nick Cave and Bruce Springsteen, ROMANCE & CIGARETTES is a unique tale of sex and mortality that will mesmerise audiences.

Clooney At It Again

In an interview over at Ain’t It Cool News George Clooney mentioned something unusual. He states that Joel, Ethan, and he are going to begin work on a project this spring called “Burn After Reading”. He discribes it as “really fun, really funny.” “No Country for Old Men” is a lock at this point, they will begin shooting in May. What is Clooney talking about? He’s the source for 3 different rumored projects “Suburbicon”, “Hail, Caesar!”, and now “Burn After Reading”. Note to self… Never trust a quote from George Clooney.

Update 2/11/2006
According to ClooneyStudio.com George will finish work on “Michael Clayton” in April. After which he’s stating he’ll begin work on “Burn After Reading”. The Coens will just be starting No Country. It’s also to be noted that he’s described this project as the third in his “idiot trilogy” with the Coens. Exactly the same way he described “Hail, Caesar!”. Is this a new name for Hail, Caesar? Perhaps Clooney is being misquoted and he’s actually talking about Spring 2007. This all remains to be seen.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 03, 2006

“No Country” budgeted at $25 – $30 million

The Hollywood Reporter has a little more information on “No Country For Old Men”. Including its budget as well as the news that Heath Ledger was in talks to star but decided to take some time off instead. Check out the story.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2006

Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem to Star in “Old Men”

According to Variety Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem (Collateral) are in talks to star in “No Country for Old Men”. Shooting is set to begin in New Mexico and Texas in May. Scott Rudin is going to produce along side the Coens for this joint venture between Miramax and Paramount Classics.
Joel and Ethan adapted this novel by Cormac McCarthy. It takes place in West Texas in 1980. Following the story of a Vietnam vet finds the remnants of a Heroin deal gone bad. He’s then hunted by the interested parties who want their money back.

“Hail, Caesar” to start shooting SOON!

Word is “Hail, Caesar” is going to start shooting soon. This makes it official. Hopefully it can be ready for the end of the year. Following the story of a 1920’s theater troupe putting on, or trying at least, a production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”. George Clooney is the one source we have on this picture, so we can assume he’s in the cast. That’s all the info we have at this time.
I’ve put a new page in the movies section dedicated to film number twelve. If you want to see previous posts about the film please go there.