April 7, 2005 |
Director Steven Soderbergh's latest film lacks star power -- on purpose. The cast of Soderbergh's project, currently being shot in Parkersburg, W.Va., and nearby Belpre, Ohio, is composed entirely of local residents -- all of them non-actors. Instead of holding an open casting call for the movie, tentatively titled "Bubble," the filmmakers looked for residents they thought would best fit the movie.
July 24, 2013 |
Fans can soon get more of "Magic Mike": The unlikely hit stripper film staring Channing Tatum and inspired by the actor's life is Broadway bound. "Magic Mike, the Musical" is headed to Broadway, Tatum has confirmed via Twitter . No word on if Tatum will make his Broadway debut reprising the less-than-dressed role for the stage, but the star will serve as a producer. The production has veteran talent backstage. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, creators of the Tony-winning "Next to Normal," will write the songs, while "Glee" writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who co-wrote the book for "Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark" will pen the book, Deadline.com reports.
April 30, 2007 |
Next to the 21st century remakes of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," "Black Christmas" and "The Hitcher," "Wind Chill" must have appeared hoity-toity to the film's distributor.
August 2, 2002 |
When a set of pre-shooting guidelines a director came up with for his actors turns out to be cleverer, better written and of considerable more interest than the finished film, that's a bad sign. A very bad sign. The guidelines came to light because of how director Steven Soderbergh shot "Full Frontal." Needing, he's told interviewers, a change of pace from recent logistics-heavy studio films such as "Ocean's Eleven," Soderbergh wanted his next film to be as close to the bone as possible.
September 4, 2007 |
Though there are a few traditional sitcoms on the air these days that are filmed in front of a live studio audience, like CBS' "Two and a Half Men," the three-camera format is more the exception than the rule. These days, the majority of comedies on both the broadcast networks and cable are not studio-bound and are shot in the same method as a drama series -- they are filmed over several days without an audience.
November 27, 2002 |
"Solaris" accomplishes many if not quite all of its aims, but what it does most of all is reinforce Steven Soderbergh's position as Hollywood's most gifted chameleon, a filmmaker able to operate with elan in all manner of genres. With the divergent "Ocean's Eleven," "Traffic," "Erin Brockovich" and "Out of Sight" on his recent resume, the writer-director now turns to a remake of the Russian science-fiction classic, directed by celebrated Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972.