At SXSW this year everyone expected Mel Gibson’s new movie to be pretty poor but it turned out to be one of the best movies I saw at the conference. The Beaver is directed by Jodie Foster who also stars in the movie alongside Gibson, Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence. It tells the story of a depressed man (Gibson) who finds comfort through a stuffed hand puppet, ‘The Beaver’.
The beaver will be released in the UK 17th June.
Directed by Jodie Foster
Two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award® winner Mel Gibson in The Beaver – an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life.
Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track…until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.
Also starring Anton Yelchin, Academy Award Nominee Jennifer Lawrence, Cherry Jones
Written by Kyle Killen
Produced by Steve Golin, Keith Redmon, Ann Ruark. Executive Producers Jeff Skoll, Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Paul Green, Jonathan King
Keep filling the gallery, this time with Jennifer’s film “The Poker House”:
Lori Petty tells her life through her character Agnes. Agnes is a 14 year old girl, an aspiring basketball player with straight As. She has 2 younger sisters which she tries to protect from the life her mother leads. Her mom is a prostitute who brings home different men every night. Her pimp comes in and smacks her around to get the money out of her and she takes it because she is in love with her. To earn extra money the two older girls have jobs. Agnes works at a pizza place as well as a newspaper as she is an aspiring writer. Bee, the middle sister delivers papers in the morning. The baby tries to sleep over at her friends house because her friend has food. The three struggling children try and make ends meet with the only father type figure being their mother’s pimp. The pimp ultimately rapes Agnes on her living room floor.
Just filled the gallery with “The Burning Plain” Captures, Stills and Posters:
A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an unusual connection between them. But what is their secret?
There are some rumors that Jennifer will be in The Last Apprentice. Check the article bellow:
According to inside source at Vulture, I Am Number Four actor Alex Pettyfer, may be ditching one young-adult franchise for another.
It seems talks between Screen Gems and reps for Alex Pettyfer have reached an impasse, and the young Brit won’t be starring in the studio’s adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling young-adult books, The Mortal Instruments. Instead, the young seems to have opted to the lead role in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s best-selling YA series The Last Apprentice (known to U.K. readers as The Wardstone Chronicles), about a teenage boy training to be an exorcist in the 1700s.
“The project is heating up fast, our spies say, with Oscar nominees Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Lawrence possibly playing roles as well; Bridges is being offered the part of the exorcist to whom Pettyfer would be apprenticed, and Lawrence that of a suspected witch.”
The Mortal Instruments comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Lily Collins. The film is directed by Scott Stewart.
The Last Apprentice comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Jeff Bridges, Alex Pettyfer, Jennifer Lawrence. The film is directed by Sergey Bodrov.
Jen’s upcoming film “Like Crazy” won best film in Sundance! I just found and added the first still of Jennifer in this film. It looks really promising. Also there is another on-set picture from X-Men (a little blurry I’m afraid).
British actor Felicity Jones won the special jury prize: dramatic at the Sundance film festival at the weekend for her role in romance Like Crazy, which also won the grand jury prize for best film.
Drake Doremus’s film, whose dialogue was largely improvised, tracks the long-distance relationship between a British woman (Jones) and an American man (Anton Yelchin). The movie also features Jennifer Lawrence, whose film Winter’s Bone won last year’s grand jury prize and has been nominated for four Oscars.
Two world cinema special jury prizes: dramatic for breakout performances were presented to Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan for their roles in Tyrannosaur, Paddy Considine’s feature-length directorial debut about a troubled man who finds a chance of redemption in the form of a Christian charity shop worker. The film also won the world cinema directing award: dramatic, making it the recipient of most awards at this year’s festival.
Peter D Richardson’s film How to Die in Oregon, about terminally ill people considering euthanasia in the north-western US state, won the grand jury US documentary prize. Richardson dedicated his prize to the “extraordinary individuals who allowed me to enter their life, document their life during the last four years. This award is for you and because of you.” The award for best foreign documentary went to Hell and Back Again, about the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has had on the life of 25-year-old US army sergeant Nathan Harris.
Science fiction tale Another Earth, about two strangers who meet each other the night before the discovery of a mystifying new planet, won the dramatic jury prize and the Alfred P Sloan science trophy for director Mike Cahill. Cahill said: “This is the greatest week of our lives.” Happy, Happy, Anne Sewitsky’s tale of troubled romance in the snowy Norwegian countryside, was named the winner of the best foreign drama prize.
I added some on set pics of Jennifer filming “X-Men: First Class” and also the first promoshoot picture and HQ still of the film:
The movie posters promise that “X-Men: First Class” will be released June 3, but on Tuesday cameras were still rolling on the Fox film’s set and director Matthew Vaughn, making his biggest major studio feature film to date, sounded like a man running out of time. “I’m at that stage where I feel like a boxer against the ropes,” the director said as his crew prepared for the next shot on a location set in Long Beach. “I’m just throwing punches and taking them as they come and making sure I don’t hit the canvas.”
In the pages of Marvel Comics, the X-Men have been the ultimate outsiders for decades — even other superheroes view the strange mutant crew with mistrust, prejudice and disdain. So it’s fitting that “First Class,” the fifth Hollywood adventure for the heroes, will arrive in theaters this summer with so much to prove and plenty of doubters. For the all-new cast (led by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender), the challenge is to replace the familiar faces of the franchise; for producer Bryan Singer, the challenge is to recapture the affection of comic-book movie fans; and for Vaughn, the challenge is, well, to actually finish making the film.
I just capped Jennifer in Winter’s Bone and uploaded promotional stills and posters of the film as well: