Some potentially exciting news to report today. According to Deadline, A24 and Emma Stone’s Fruit Tree production company are teaming up to produce Jane Schoenbrun’s upcoming film, I Saw The TV Glow.
The film, which will be written and directed by Schoenbrun will follow “two teenage outcasts who bond over their shared love of a scary television show, but the boundary between TV and reality begins to blur after it is mysteriously cancelled.”
Schoenbrun made their feature film debut earlier this year with We’re All Going to the World’s Fair. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to pretty strong reviews. It’s set to be released early next year on HBO Max.
It also has strong horror themes, with the logline reading…
Alone in her attic bedroom, teenager Casey becomes immersed in an online role-playing horror game, wherein she begins to document the changes that may or may not be happening to her.
No word on when production will begin on this latest movie, but with A24 and Emma Stone attached, we have to imagine it’ll have more of a push than Schoenbrun’s first feature.
The film marks the continued collaboration between Fruit Tree and A24 with them recently working together on Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut feature When You Finish Saving the World, starring Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard.
We’ll keep you posted as more details become available.
No surprise here! Yorgos Lanthimos is putting together an impressive cast for his upcoming adaptation of Alasdair Grey’s novel, Poor Things.
We already knew Emma Stone and Willem Dafoe were set to star, and now it was just announced that Mark Ruffalo will also join the cast.
Poor Things is a Frankenstein-esque tale set in the Victorian-era, described as a story of ‘love, discovery and scientific daring,’ focusing on a young woman named Belle Baxter (Stone) brought back to life by an eccentric but brilliant scientist.
Certainly sounds right up Yorgos’ alley, huh? This is a dude who has brought us films like The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.
Tony McNamara wrote the script for this adaptation, which is significant because he also co-wrote The Favourite and earned an Oscar nomination for his work on the film.
No word on when filming is set to begin on this flick, but we do know Ruffalo just wrapped filming on the Netflix sci-fi movie, The Adam Project, where he worked with Ryan Reynolds and Jennifer Garner.
Emma Stone must have really enjoyed working with Damien Chazelle on ‘La La Land‘ in 2016 because she’s set to work with him once more in his upcoming film, Babylon.
Not a lot of information is known about this project, but we know Chazelle is hoping to put together an all-star cast. The ensemble project will star Stone, but she’ll be surrounded by lots of talent. One report claims Brad Pitt is in talks to co-star, but that’s all speculation at this point.
Sources say Chazelle has met with a handful of suitors over the past couple weeks, and Paramount and Lionsgate are both vying to land the project. While Chazelle previously worked with Lionsgate for ‘La La Land,’ one insider added that Paramount may have a slight edge in acquiring it given the scope of the film and the budget it would require.
The budget is expected to be significant considering this will be a period piece set in the 1920s. Period pieces are always more expensive because more work is required on set to make everything (and everyone) look realistic to the time.
We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available. In the meantime, you can catch Stone in the upcoming ‘Zombieland‘ sequel in October 2019.
It’s been nearly ten years since Emma Stone had her breakout starring role in Easy A. The coming-of-age comedy was released in 2010 and earned positive reviews from critics. It was made on an $8 million budget and earned $75 million worldwide.
And now Screen Gems is trying to develop a spinoff. They’ve apparently called on Bert Royal to write the script. He was the screenwriter on the original film.
Insiders stress that the film is still in early development, as Royal is still in the process of writing the screenplay. After ‘Easy A’ became a breakout hit, the studio opted to task him with directing duties as well. The spinoff will mark Royal’s directorial debut. Zanne Devine is returning to executive produce.
Sources say this spinoff will be set at the same high school and will “explore many of the same themes as the original.”
Odd. I mean, I enjoyed the movie, but I’m not sure they did enough worldbuilding to warrant a spinoff. I haven’t been sitting here thinking, “Man, I wish they’d do more at that high school from Easy A”
If anything, it was Emma Stone’s performance that was memorable. She’s not going to be involved in this spinoff, so yeah…not sure how to feel about this.
Last week we told you that all the stars from the original Zombieland film were getting back together to create a sequel. Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin have all agreed to return.
Now we know that filming will begin in January 2019 and the scheduled release date is October 11, 2019.
If you don’t remember, the original film was released back on October 2, 2009, so this sequel will be released 10 years after the original film.
As we mentioned in the previous post, Ruben Fleischer will return to direct and the writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will return to write the script.
“Through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, the Zombie slayers must face off against many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.”
It’s crazy how fast this is moving. After years of starting and stopping, they are now going full steam ahead.
By this time next year, we’ll probably have a trailer to show you.
“In Zombieland 2, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, the Zombie slayers must face off against many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.”
The first film surprised everyone by making over $100 million worldwide. We have to imagine this sequel will bring home more than that. The audience has only grown throughout the years.
Have you watched The Lobster? Or maybe The Killing Of A Sacred Deer? If you answered yes to both or one of those, then you know how disturbing the work of Yorgos Lanthimos can be. I’m not sure what’s happening in his brain, but it must be some dark sh*t.
The 45-year-old filmmaker has been working on a new project for the past year or so titled The Favourite. The historical drama stars Olivia Coleman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone and Nicholas Hoult.
“Billed as a bawdy, acerbic tale of royal intrigue, passion, envy and betrayal, the historical drama bears Lanthimos’ unique blackly comic and bold signature. The Favourite is set in the early 18th century when England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.
When new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah who takes Abigail under her wing and the girl sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.”
Still scratching your head after the description? Maybe the trailer will help. This movie is scheduled to hit theaters November 23, 2018.
Jennifer Lawrence has been at the top of the World’s Highest-Paid Actress list for a while now, but this year she was dethroned by Emma Stone.
According to Forbes, the 28-year-old actress made $26 million pretax this past year. A large portion of that coming from her work on La La Land (which also won her a Best Actress Oscar) and her most recent film, Battle of the Sexes.
Second on the list is Jennifer Aniston, surprisingly. She earned a nice paycheck for her work in the film Yellow Birds, and she has several endorsement deals. If you’ve watched television lately, there is a strong possibility that you’ve seen her in a commercial or two. She made $25.5 million this past year.
Lawrence was third on the list with $24 million, thanks to her work in ‘Mother!’ and her longstanding deal with Dior. Melissa McCarthy came in at number four on the list with $18 million and Mila Kunis was at number five with $15.5 million.
Just last month, Stone talked about the gender pay disparity in Hollywood. She revealed that some of her male co-stars have taken pay cuts to ensure pay equality.
“That’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and fair. That’s something that’s also not discussed, necessarily — that our getting equal pay is going to require people to selflessly say, ‘That’s what’s fair,’ If my male co-star, who has a higher quote than me but believes we are equal, takes a pay cut so that I can match him, that changes my quote in the future and changes my life.”
Emma Stone and Steve Carell worked extremely well together in the 2011 dramedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, and now they have joined forces again in Battle of the Sexes.
Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for the film, which is based on the real-life showdown between tennis champion/feminist icon Billie Jean King and chauvinist pig Bobby Riggs.
As you can see from the trailer, they are trying their best to keep things authentic. It looks like the film was made 40 years ago. It really makes you feel like you’re traveling back to the 1970s.
In addition to Stone and Carell, Battle of the Sexes will also star Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, and Elisabeth Shue. It’s scheduled to be released September 22, 2017.
Check out the official synopsis and trailer below…
“The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.”
‘La La Land‘ has been winning all the awards this year. The modern (but classic) musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Last month during the Golden Globes, the film took home a record seven awards.
And during the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards this past Sunday, La La Land took home five awards, which was more than any other film. It won the most important award of the night, Best Film. It also won for Best Original Music, Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Actress.
So what does this mean for the Academy Awards in two weeks? Not much. Well, it means Emma Stone is a lock for Best Actress and Damien Chazelle will most likely win Best Director.
But the biggest award, Best Picture? It’s just too early to predict a win. Back in 2015, Boyhood won the award for Best Film at the BAFTAs, and then it ended up losing at the Academy Awards to Birdman. In fact, Boyhood also won the Best Picture award at the Golden Globes that same year.
I think La La Land is following the same path. I think it’ll do well at the Oscars, but I don’t believe it will win Best Picture. I think Moonlight takes it, although, La La Land does have the whole “Los Angeles” thing going for it. The voters love films about the industry.
We’ll see what happens. It’s going to be fun to watch. My vote is for Moonlight. I think it’s most deserving.