July 1, 2011
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : Movie, News

We Own The Night writer/director James Gray is fast mobilizing his next film. It’s called Low Life, and it will star Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix, with Jeremy Renner in discussions to play the third lead. The project is being packaged by CAA. Several financiers are in the mix, but I hear that Wild Bunch will likely get it. Discussions are also taking place with domestic distributors, and deal is expected to be sealed shortly. The Hurt Locker’s Greg Shapiro is producing.

I’m told that Cotillard will play a woman attempting to immigrate from Poland. Her American dream turns into a nightmare. While sailing to Ellis Island and a new start, her sister grows deathly ill and she is forced to trade sexual favors for medicine and food to keep her sister alive. Once they land, she is warned to keep quiet about what happened. Though she does, she walks away with immigration papers that deem her a woman with bad morals. With no place to go, she falls prey to a charming sleazebag (Phoenix), who persuades her to turn tricks in New York. Renner is close to signing on to play the sleazebag’s cousin, a magician who sweeps the young woman off her feet and is her best chance to escape the nightmarish life she has fallen into. This will be Gray’s fourth film with Phoenix, who previously starred in The Yards, We Own The Night and most recently Two Lovers.

Shooting is to begin next year. All of the actors are busy. Cotillard is starring in The Dark Knight Rises, Renner will star in the Tony Gilroy-directed The Bourne Legacy, and Phoenix has returned to work starring in Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled drama.

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June 27, 2011
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This weekend, Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will be Blood, Magnolia) was shooting scenes for his latest movie in Berkeley. No pictures of Joaquin at set, so far.



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June 10, 2011
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Well, as expected, filming is now underway on Paul Thomas Anderson‘s long-awaited untitled Scientology flick aka “The Master” in Vallejo, California and with it comes a couple morsels of info to tide over fans of the director for now.

In an article about the film in the Vallejo Times-Herald (via Cigarettes & Red Vines) producer JoAnne Sellar told the paper that the film “is expected to open in late 2012.” Now let’s not go booking time off work just yet. That’s currently the plan, but obviously things can change and nothing is locked down just yet. That said, given that this is pretty much a no-brainer for an awards season run, and with a year and a half to work with, making that deadline shouldn’t be too hard.

Perhaps more interestingly, Sellar denied that the film had any connection with Scientology or L. Ron Hubbard, telling the paper, “It’s a World War II drama. It’s about a drifter after World War II.” Of course, we know that’s only part of the story. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Laura Dern, Lena Endre, Rami Malek and Madisen Beaty the film centers on Lancaster Dodd (Hoffman), who returns from WWII and starts a religion (not unlike Scientology), taking Freddie Sutton (Phoenix), a former alcoholic, under his wing.

Still more drips and drops to come as the film slowly moves forward. Our biggest question? Who is going to be taking on the scoring duties? We kinda hope he goes for a Bernard Herrmann-esque score of the period to switch up the game a little, not to mention we think it would suit the material pretty amazingly. And if you feel so inclined, you can check out a small set photo at either of the links above.

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May 24, 2011
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : Candids

Joaquin was spotted in Los Angeles with some friends, May 13.



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May 18, 2011
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Cigarettes & Red Wine (via Collider) have uncovered an early promo poster for PTA’s next film, which confirms the casting of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix. We reported the film will shoot this June for $35 million and features a “greatly overhauled script.” The poster also confirms that the title is indeed not The Master, as previously thought. Check out the poster, a similar shot in There Will Be Blood, and a synopsis below.



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May 18, 2011
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : Candids, Gallery

Joaquin Phoenix was spotted out in Los Angeles this afternoon. He usually does a good job of flying under the radar, but not today.



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