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‘Queen of the Desert’ US Premiere at AFI Fest 2015   Leave a comment

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AFI FEST has also revealed today its Special Screenings section, which will feature 45 YEARS (DIR Andrew Haigh); ANOMALISA (DIR Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson, AFI Class of 2006); CAROL (DIR Todd Haynes); LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT (DIR Rodrigo García); THE LOBSTER (DIR Yorgos Lanthimos); MACBETH (DIR Justin Kurzel); and QUEEN OF THE DESERT (DIR Werner Herzog).

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The 29th edition of AFI FEST will take place November 5–12, 2015, in the heart of Hollywood.

More info about the AFI FEST here.

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‘Queen of the Desert’ trailer now in HD and without subtitles   Leave a comment

Here’s the trailer for Queen of the Desert in HD

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‘The Trap’: Casting + plot news, Robert Pattinson in final talks   3 comments

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From The Hollywood Reporter

Focus Features is in final talks to to prebuy U.S. rights to Harmony Korine’s The Trap, a revenge tale set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene starring Idris Elba as a gangster rap artist and Benicio Del Toro as his best friend who took the fall for a robbery the duo committed years earlier.

Elba is attached to replace Jamie Foxx, with Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson and James Franco also in final talks to join the cast (Del Toro was announced last year).

Korine, who is repped by CAA, has been a hot commodity since the indie hit Spring Breakers, also starring Franco. Grisbi’s John Lesher, producer of the Oscar-winning Birdman, is producing Korine’s latest outing alongside Charles-Marie Anthonioz at Iconoclast and Marc Schmidheiny at DCM Film.

Focus declined comment but sources say negotiations are at an advanced stage. CAA is arranging financing and representing domestic rights.

In more good news for The Trap, Lionsgate is handling the movie internationally and will likely shop the project to foreign buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

In The Trap, written by Korine, Rico is at the top of his career and about to enjoy a triumphant night at the Grammy Awards when Slim (Del Toro) is released from prison after 14 years. Slim is determined to exact revenge after learning that Rico not only achieved fame and fortune but also married his girlfriend and raised Slim’s son as his own.

Slim’s plot includes recruiting a crew of Uzi-wielding surfers led by Max (Pattinson), as well as enlisting the help of Rico’s cocaine-happy manager (Franco). Pacino plays Slim’s parole officer.

Elba, who is represented by WME, is next in theaters with Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1). He also stars in African war drama Beasts of No Nation, which was recently acquired by Netflix and is slated to debut on the streaming service and in select theaters this fall timed to awards season.

Pacino is repped by UTA and manager Rick Nicita. Pattinson is repped by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment; Franco by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.

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Berlinale: ‘Queen of the Desert’ reviews   Leave a comment

‘Queen of the Desert’ had it’s first official screening at Berlinale and these are some of the reactions to Robert Pattinson’s performance in the film.
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Reviews

The Hollywood Reporter

“The brief but significant appearances of Robert Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence aside…”

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“Among the more entertaining interludes is her time spent at an archeological dig with Lawrence. And while Pattinson in Arab headgear takes some getting used to (and drew laughs at the Berlin press screening), the easy camaraderie in his scenes with Kidman is appealing. ”

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James Franco talks about Robert Pattinson and ‘Queen of the Desert’   Leave a comment

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From MTV:

Another rumored project of Franco’s is director Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert,” which centers around the friendship between T.E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell, and stars Robert Pattinson and, potentially, Nicole Kidman (after Naomi Watts reportedly dropped out).

I hope. I met with Werner about it. I’ve known Werner for a while,” Franco said. “He’s a huge ‘Spring Breakers’ fan. The talks about that movie really started after he saw ‘Spring Breakers’ and gave me one of the best phone calls ever. He called me up with Harmony and just was raving about Alien. He said, ‘This movie is like the most important movie of the times. When people look back on 2013, they won’t look at Obama’s re-election speech, they will look to ‘Spring Breakers’ to tell us about these times, hundreds of years from now.”

True Francophiles know the actor has had something of a fascination with Robert Pattinson and “The Twilight Saga” for years, but “Queen of the Desert” wouldn’t be his first meeting with the British actor, apparently.

“I actually met Robert through Harmony,” Franco revealed. “Maybe I’ll work with him. It’s supposed to happen maybe later this year. I don’t think I have any scenes with Pattinson in ‘Queen of the Desert.’ Harmony wants to work with him. He’s a nice guy, so I’d be willing.”

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James Franco talks about Robert Pattinson and Breaking Dawn in an interview with Playboy magazine   1 comment

Movie star James Franco is making an arthouse film tribute to the late actor- about Brad Renfro – at the upcoming Venice Biennale art festival in Italy, and he hopes the project will remind film fans of how great the tragic star was.

Playboy: Participating in the Venice ­Biennale is by invitation only and a big deal. What are the specifics of your project?

James FRANCO: It’s a huge project I’m incredibly honored and proud to be presenting. It’s based on Rebel Without a Cause, and some of the best contemporary artists alive—Paul McCarthy, Douglas Gordon, Ed ­Ruscha, Aaron Young, Damon McCarthy and ­Harmony Korine—worked on different sections. I wanted Robert Pattinson to be in the project, but when Harmony (Rebel’s director) contacted him and told him the concept, Rob said, “I don’t get the point,” so that was that.

PLAYBOY: Is it true you wanted to do a ­Twilight movie?
FRANCO: I had my agent tell [director] Bill Condon that I’d be happy to do anything in Breaking Dawn, but that was because it was supposed to be part of a multimedia project at Yale. I was working with a Yale undergraduate who had written an autobiographical play about putting on a theatrical production of Twilight in which I was a character. So I was interested in Twilight because I was going to be part of that play. I thought what a great connection it would be if I were also involved with the real Twilight.

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ExtraTV Video: James Franco mentions Robert Pattinson   1 comment

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Posted February 13, 2011 by fastieslowie in Robert Pattinson

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