Movie News in 60 Seconds: Julie Delpy Directing The Clash; Found Footage, Yet Again; Critics Move Backfires

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Julie Delpy Directing The Clash; Found Footage, Yet Again; Critics Move Backfires

Nov 22, 2011

Julie Delpy

She Directs, Too! Yesterday our own Alison Nastassi wrote about the prospects of a third film revolving around Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset). But Delpy also directs, in addition to writing and acting, and she has been attached to make The Right Profile, a biopic of Joe Strummer of The Clash. (Variety)

Found Footage Film Finds Favor: Writer/director Bryan Bertino, who previously mined the home invasion sub-genre with The Strangers, has sold a script in another horror sub-genre: found footage. Nothing is known about the story, or the title, though it was once known as Mockingbird; Bertino is not attached to direct. (Deadline)

“First” Mentality Backfires on Critics Group: The New York Film Critics Circle moved up their voting date simply so they could be first on the awards calender. But industry analyst Anne Thompson argues that the move has backfired -- at least one key title won’t be ready for a screening in time -- and questions why critics don’t take more time, not less. (Thompson on Hollywood)

Regrets, I’ve Had a Few: If you saw Andrew Rossi’s documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times, you might have wondered if any women work on the newspaper’s Media Desk. One says she had her doubts about Rossi's intentions, and the other consented to an interview but didn't want to be shadowed on the job. (JimRomanesko.com)

Generous RoboCop Likes Chocolate: Actor Peter Weller participated in a post-screening Q&A for The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension in Dallas on Saturday, and then adjourned to a nearby Starbucks with a few friends to chat further. When a young girl asked the group if they wanted to buy a bar of chocolate to raise funds for her school, Weller bought up all the remaining bars and handed them out to anyone standing nearby. How sweet! (Unfair Park)

 

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