Ms. Moore will play Elizabeth Olsen‘s mom, Kate, in a supporting role in Very Good Girls. But Kate isn’t your ordinary mother. She’s a hippie who hasn’t changed her hair style—a long braid down the back—in decades, prefers that her children call her by her first name and believes in “free love,” a source exclusively tells me.
The indie, from first-time director Naomi Foner (AKA, Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal’s mom!), is about two best friends Gerry (Olsen) and Lilly (Dakota Fanning) in Brooklyn who want to lose their virginity.
Things get a bit complicated when both fall for the same boy, David, a manipulative guy played by Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin. The film is reportedly an update to the 1980 coming-of-age movie Little Darlings.
Rounding out the cast is Foner’s son-in-law, Peter Saarsgaard, as well as Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek.
Filming is set to begin in a couple of weeks in New York City.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment will bring Silent House to Blu-ray in July. Directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau (Open Water), this thriller stars Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) as Sarah, a young woman who accompanies her father (Adam Trese, 40 Days and 40 Nights) and uncle (Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julie & Julia) to their family’s secluded vacation home. Shortly after arriving, however, strange calamities befall the house, and Sarah and her father become trapped inside it. With her odds of survival rapidly declining, Sarah must try to escape the house and uncover the secret behind the malevolent forces plaguing her.
For the film – a remake of Gustavo Hernández’s 2010 feature – Kentis and Lau have employed the same aesthetic technique that Hernández brought to the original version: using long takes and CGI-assisted edits, the directors have presented the narrative as one long camera take that unfolds in real time.
Universal’s Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack offers Silent House in its 1.85:1 original aspect ratio with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. In addition to Universal’s standard BD-Live, pocket BLU, Advanced Remote Control, Video Timeline, Mobile-To-Go, and Keyboard functionalities, the disc contains the following bonus supplement:
- Commentary with Chris Kentis and Laura Lau
Killer Films has announced on April 22, that principal photography for Kill Your Darlings is completed. The film is set for a 2013 release and is rumored to debut at the 2013 Sundance and Cannes Film Festival.
Although filming has wrapped I still have some on set pictures of Lizzie that I haven’t added earlier. Check them out in the gallery!
Writing, directing and acting in your own feature film while starring in an Emmy-winning comedy? It’s a miracle Josh Radnor, star of How I Met Your Mother, has any time to sleep. Wonderland talks to the triple threat about his touching coming-of-age drama Liberal Arts – which premiered at London’s Sundance film festival on Thursday – , co-star Elizabeth Olsen, and postgraduate nostalgia…
How did you hit on the idea for Liberal Arts and setting it in Kenyon, your old college?
I went back to Kenyon to show my first film two summers ago. I was surrounded by all these 19 year olds and it was the first time I’d felt old! I told my producer about it and said I realised that if I fell in love with a student there, it would be borderline inappropriate. He said, “That’s a great movie.”
Are you a lot like Jesse, the protagonist? He can’t move on from his uni days, which seems to be partially why he falls for a student there.
In some ways, he’s me at 27, when I hadn’t quite gotten over the college experience. After Kenyon, I went right into grad school, so when I got out I felt I’d been kicked out of paradise. I was still wanted a little to crawl back into the womb of the meal plan, just think about ideas all day long and read books and drink. For many years I would think about college and have this sharp pang of sadness about not being there. I put that into this 35-year-old character.
If you could sum up Liberal Arts in five words, what would it be?
It’s a movie about love, change, books and ageing. It’s about growing up.
So what were you like in college?
When I was in high school, I was very focused on getting good grades. I kind of loosened up on the GPA obsession when I was in college. And what’s true in Liberal Arts is my excitement about the Romantics – I studied with one of the world’s leading Keats scholars, Ron Sharp, and I would never miss a class. It felt like a borderline spiritual experience to be spending time with these poems.
So far, you’ve written, directed and acted in both of your films. Is that becoming a habit?
I’m trying not to act anymore! With Liberal Arts, I came close to losing my mind a few days because I was in basically the whole thing.
What was it like acting next to Elizabeth Olsen?
A great pleasure. She’s the rare young actor who’s not overhyped – she’s just really special. She obviously has to do photoshoots and red carpets, but I don’t think that’s where the true enjoyment lies for her – she likes playing characters. She’s in it for the right reasons.
How did it feel bringing Liberal Arts to Sundance London?
London feels like a good city for the movie. It feels like it’s a place that values literature. Liberal Arts is really about books. It’s about a love of books. You can enjoy the film without being a big reader but if you love reading, you’ll enjoy it a lot more.
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