December 23, 2009 4:17am EST
It would appear that David Cronenberg has recruited Keira Knightley, Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender to star in his adaptation of Christopher Hampton's The Talking Cure, Playlist reported, citing Australian distributor Hopscotch Films.
After The Matarese Circle halted its progress earlier this year, Cronenberg, who was attached to direct, turned his attention to an adaptation of Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis. That film was due to begin in 2010 and it is not known whether that project is still in the works.
A synopsis for The Talking Cure, according to Playlist, reads:
“A beautiful young woman, driven mad by her past. An ambitious doctor on a mission to succeed. An esteemed mentor with a revolutionary cure. Let the mind games begin...”
Hampton's play follows the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, and their complicated relationships with a brilliant and beautiful patient, Sabina Spielrein.
Cronenberg was previously linked to the project in 2007. Knightley previously starred in the Hampton-scripted Atonement.
Entourage star Ruehl, who plays mother to Adrian Grenier's character in the hit U.S. TV drama, was driving through East Hampton when she reportedly failed to yield to the biker while making a turn.
The unnamed 24-year-old collided with the rear of Ruehl's vehicle and was taken to Southampton Hospital with an injured leg, according to the New York Post. No further information regarding his condition was available as WENN went to press.
Ruehl was given a ticket for failing to yield the right of way.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
All About Steve centers on the antics of nutty Mary Horowitz (Sandra Bullock) a thirtysomething spinster who isn’t like most women her age. A cruciverbalist (crossword puzzle writer) by trade she possesses a brain crammed to the hilt with obscure facts arcane trivia and SAT words all of which she happily dispenses — at breakneck speed — on any unfortunate soul who happens to stumble into a conversation with her. And while such a quality may prove useful in her professional life it’s terrible for her romantic one. Which is why she lives alone with her parents and her closest confidante is a hamster.
Mary’s fortunes abruptly change — in her mind at least — when she’s set up on a blind date with Steve (Bradley Cooper) a charming surprisingly handsome cable-news cameraman to whom she feels an immediate intense attraction. So intense in fact that she dedicates an entire crossword puzzle to him confusing readers and angering her boss who immediately fires her. (Apparently there are no copy editors — or editors of any kind for that matter — at the newspaper where Mary works.)
Mary deliberately misinterprets her dismissal as a sign that she is meant to be with Steve who just recently left town on assignment. Determined to follow her “destiny ” she packs her bags and embarks on a road trip pursuing her would-be soulmate as he travels to various towns to cover breaking news stories. Understandably freaked-out by the antics of his oddball stalker Steve does his best to give Mary the heave-ho to little avail.
Bullock has amped up the wackiness factor in the latter half of her career riding the “clumsy hot chick” routine to box office success in the blockbuster comedies Miss Congeniality and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous. In All About Steve Bullock effectively carries the film for what it’s worth as the neurotic hyperactive Mary.
Thomas Haden Church (Sideways Spider-Man 3) issues a fine performance in a supporting role as a comically self-absorbed chronically insecure TV newsman.
Methinks there’s supposed to be a point in All About Steve when Mary’s neurotic mannerisms and creepy stalker antics transition from irritating and strange to charming and quirky — making her a sort of cougar Napoleon Dynamite — but that transition never really occurs. Like Steve we just want Mary to go away. Forever.
Normally the film’s core message about being true to yourself is a virtuous one but when “yourself” is quite literally THE MOST ANNOYING PERSON IN THE WORLD the exact opposite is true. My greatest fear regarding All About Steve is that dozens of pushy delusional people will see it and feel validated in their behavior.
Sandra Bullock's face is virtually unrecognizable from her Speed days.
Alec Baldwin has lashed out at reports that he's looking for love with engaged reality TV star Bethenny Frankel -- insisting he's still a bachelor.
Baldwin was noticeably upset when Frankel failed to show at an event attended by her Real Housewives of New York City co-stars in New York's East Hampton on Sunday, according to the New York Daily News.
The 30 Rock star admits he badgered guests about her absence, but Baldwin insists his intentions were innocent -- and he has no desire to break up Frankel's engagement to fiancé Jason Hoppy.
He tells the New York Post, "My friend... and her daughter are big fans of her show and wanted to meet Bethenny, so I asked for them to be introduced to her. I don't know her and wasn't looking to meet her, but somehow this ends up in the Daily News -- manufacturing a nice gesture into a total B.S. item suggesting I want to date this woman. Nothing against her, but I'm not dating anyone."
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Baldwin was noticeably upset when Frankel failed to show at an event attended by her Real Housewives of New York City co-stars in New York's East Hampton on Sunday (30Aug09), according to the New York Daily News.
The 30 Rock star admits he badgered guests about her absence but Baldwin insists his intentions were innocent - and he has no desire to break up Frankel's engagement to fiance Jason Hoppy.
He tells the New York Post, "My friend... and her daughter are big fans of her show and wanted to meet Bethenny, so I asked for them to be introduced to her. I don't know her and wasn't looking to meet her, but somehow this ends up in the Daily News - manufacturing a nice gesture into a total BS (bulls**t) item suggesting I want to date this woman. Nothing against her, but I'm not dating anyone."
The actress wanted a familiar place where she could hang out with friends and sup cocktails and so she invested in a new Mexican restaurant called the Blue Parrot.
She tells WENN, "It's awesome and has great margaritas and tacos... How fun is that? I just go and sit on a bar stool and it's fun, like, 'Oh, I'm hangin' here at my place.'".
The star has struggled to land another role in a film equally as successful as his 1980s flicks and recently began serving up drinks at Chinese restaurant Philippe East Hampton.
Restaurant owners were stunned when patrons began to recognise the star, and decided to promote him to a position at their Los Angeles branch, where he'll mingle with more A-listers.
Owner Stratis Morfogen tells the New York Post, "The story I heard was, he was a struggling musician trying to make it. But then every A-list patron who walked in the door knew him... we spoke in detail about his past - amazing guy and amazing story. Now I've decided to bump Roger up to manager in our new Philippe location in Los Angeles opening this September (09). He is so happy to go back to Hollywood... I knew none of this.".
The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback was handed a 23-month sentence last November (08) after pleading guilty to charges of dog fighting.
In May (09), he was transferred from a Leavenworth, Kansas prison to his Hampton, Virginia residence, where a judge allowed Vick to serve out the remainder of his punishment in the comfort of his own home.
His sentence came to an end on Monday (20Jul09) and the quarterback is now planning to meet with NFL officials to reinstate him and allow him back onto the football field.
Attractive college co-ed Casey (Odette Yustman) finds herself the target of the diabolical Dybbuk a spirit which has bided its time since her birth to make its nefarious presence known. Is it perhaps a manifestation of her twin brother who died in the womb all those years ago? Since dear old Dad (James Remar) is away on business -- seemingly for the entire length of the movie -- concerned Casey seeks answers from Sofi Kozma (Jane Alexander) a survivor of the Holocaust who may hold the key to Casey’s past. Needless to say those to whom Casey confides her fears often find themselves in danger of being offed in gruesome fashion. (Misery may love company but the Dybbuk doesn’t.) In a last-ditch effort to rid herself of the evil spirit Casey turns to Rabbi Sendak (Gary Oldman) who finally agrees to perform an exorcism after he too sees the signs. Aside from acting terrified (and looking good doing it) Yustman (Cloverfield) is totally at the mercy of the story which shows little mercy when it comes to providing any concrete (or even shaky) answers to the questions it raises. She’s attractive but there’s not much else to the character. As Casey’s respective boyfriend and best friend Cam Gigandet (Twilight) and Meagan Good (Saw V) are merely functionaries offering the typical mixture of skepticism and support before learning for themselves -- too late of course! -- that maybe Casey’s suspicions have validity. Adding a (misplaced?) touch of class to the proceedings are Oldman who doesn’t embarrass himself and Alexander who isn’t so fortunate. It’s also a wonder why Carla Gugino seen occasionally in flashback as Casey’s deceased mother even bothered. It’s a nothing role which might explain why the actress has no billing other than in the end credits. There’s no question that writer/director David S. Goyer has a deep love and appreciation for horror and science-fiction given his previous credits which include the scripts for Dark City Blade and The Dark Knight but as a director his work (which includes Blade: Trinity and last year’s The Invisible) leaves much to be desired. There are some good ideas here and some individual scenes are reasonably effective but the parts don’t add up to a satisfactory whole. The Unborn suffers from a botched delivery.
All Jackie Chan movies are basically the same right? Jackie is the good
guy who's on the run from or in pursuit of a truly evil bad guy. In
this one Jackie plays an Imperial Chinese guard sent to the American
west during the 1800s to rescue a kidnapped princess (Lucy Liu). He
buddies up with a bumbling outlaw (Owen Wilson) and as you might guess
action and laughs follow.
One reason for Chan's phenomenal success of recent years is that he
seems to realize his own strengths and weaknesses as an actor and plays
up to them. As he did with Chris Tucker in "Rush Hour " Chan plays the
straight guy while Wilson (doing a more slapstick type of comedy than in
"Bottle Rocket" and other films) acts the goof.
Well there's some nice scenery of the Sierra Nevadas and the old west
(where this stuff was actually filmed I have no idea but it looks
great) but other than that this film is a showcase for the actors. For
the most part director Tom Dey doesn't deviate from the tried-and-true
elements of a Hollywood western: Gunfights Indians brothels bounty
hunters barroom brawls hangings damsels in distress and so on. The
final fight between the good guys and bad guys is a lot of fun mixing
up swordplay gunplay martial arts and fighting sticks.