September 7, 2013 |
With more than 300 movies showing at the Toronto International Film Festival, there is bound to be some overlap. Jesse Eisenberg acts in two films world premiering at the Canadian event, while Mia Wasikowska performs in three screening there. But the multiplicities are especially manifold for their movie "The Double," director Richard Ayoade's examination of the horror of encountering your better self. A loose adaptation of the Fyodor Dostoevsky novella first published in 1846, "The Double" stars Eisenberg in a dual role in a tale of identity, paranoia and the relentless grip of self-loathing.
September 2, 2013 |
The Weinstein Co. has acquired the U.S. rights to John Curran's "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. The film had its world premiere Thursday at the Venice International Film Festival as part of the main competition and screened this past weekend at Telluride. "Tracks" will screen Sept. 10 and 11 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Curran is known for directing "The Painted Veil. " "Tracks" stars Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson, a young woman who, in 1977, left behind her city life for a journey of self-discovery trekking with a dog and four camels across almost 2,000 miles of Australian desert.
August 29, 2013 |
In the new movie "Tracks," Mia Wasikowska plays Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 walked some 1,700 miles of the Australian desert over nine months accompanied by her dog and a few camels. She is joined at times along the way by National Geographic photographer Ric Smolan, played in the film by "Girls" star and recent Gap model Adam Driver. Having premiered Thursday at the Venice Film Festival ahead of upcoming appearances in Telluride and Toronto, "Tracks" is directed by John Curran from a screenplay adapted from Davidson's book by Marion Nelson.
February 28, 2013 |
What would happen if a psychopath fell for a sociopath? The short answer in "Stoker" is people die. The longer answer in the new thriller from South Korean director Park Chan-Wook is a bizarrely perverse, beautifully rendered mystery that you may or may not care to solve. It has fine performances from Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman - we'll leave you guessing who's the more twisted of that trio. And an out-of-nowhere script from rising British-born, Brooklyn-raised actor Wentworth Miller, best known for starring in the edgy TV drama series "Prison Break.
January 30, 2013 |
Nicole Kidman has been pushing in some unusual directions lately. But that adventurousness takes on an entirely new dimension in Chan-wook Park's “Stoker,” a movie focusing on an unstable woman who lives in a Gothic house (Kidman), her moody daughter (Mia Wasikowska) and her mysterious brother in-law (Matthew Goode), who shows up after her husband passes away. Kidman plays Evie, a woman who is hardly an ideal mother and may be overlooking or even enabling some pretty macabre behavior.
August 20, 2012 |
When filmmaker Tony Scott took his own life Sunday, he left behind a long resume of Hollywood hits. But film fans will get a chance to watch his legacy continue on the big screen with a pair of new movies next year. Scott was a producer on "Out of the Furnace," a dark thriller starring Christian Bale that recently wrapped production. Though a person involved with the movie who asked not to be identified said Scott was not involved in the day-to-day production of the film, he was overseeing it as a partner in Scott Free Productions, the company he ran with his brother Ridley Scott, which had a producer on set. The movie, which is set to be released by Relativity Media next year, has been a hot project in Hollywood ever since it was sold as "The Low Dweller" four years ago. It centers on a fugitive with a dark past on the run in an Indiana town, and has attracted comparisons to "No Country for Old Men. " Leonardo DiCaprio's company Appian Way is also producing it. (Scott's next movie as a director, incidentally, was set to be "Top Gun 2," a long-awaited sequel to the 1986 classic that would have reteamed him with star Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.