Variety is reporting that Kirsten, Katherine Waterston and Ben Foster will star in the film adaptation of Adam Rapp’s dark drama Red Light Winter.
Red Light Winter premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in an extended run and later arrived Off-Broadway, with its original Chicago cast, for another extended engagement at the Barrow Street Theatre in 2006.
Rapp, who also helmed the stage production, will direct the film. Mark Ruffalo and Billy Crudup were at one time attached to the film, but are no longer involved. Foster (“Contraband”) replaces Ruffalo; no casting for Crudup’s role has been announced.
In the play, “former college buddies Matt and Davis take off to the Netherlands and find themselves thrown into a bizarre love triangle with a beautiful, young prostitute named Christina. The romance they find in Europe is eventually overshadowed with the truth they discover at home.”
Dunst will portray Christina, with Waterston cast as a woman who shares a past with both men.
The film is produced by Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen, as well as Scott Rudin, who was also among the play’s original producers.
Back in 1997, Kirsten did a guest appearance on long-running fantasy/sci-fi series The Outer Limits, in an episode called ‘Music of the Sphere’. I have just added 204 screen captures of her appearance to the gallery, enjoy!
A college student records what he believes to be an intelligent transmission from outer space but, when younger people are drawn to listening to it, they begin to undergo a terrifying transformation.
Here is another international trailer for Bachelorette, this time for The Netherlands. The film released there on October 4th 2012.
Kirsten Dunst: Ready to Go Wild For “Bachelorette”
The actress was ready to reclaim her comedy cred after “Melancholia.”
Kirsten Dunst was desperately serious about getting silly again.
The 30-year-old actress got deep, dark and disturbed for her last film “Melancholia” – director Lars von Trier’s broody, sci-fi exploration of depression – and earned the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Actress Award for her risky performance. But after waiting for the end of the world, Dunst was in major mood-lightening mode.
Thus she embraced the raunchy, raucous comedy “Bachelorette,” joining Isla Fisher and Lizzie Caplan in a wild-pre-wedding romp. The film’s already caught the wave of the current “ladies can be just as crass as the guys” zeitgeist, reaching the top VOD spot on iTunes before it’s even hit theaters. Dunst tells NBC exclusively about returning to her comedy roots, her first trip to a strip club and her thoughts after seeing the most recent Spider-Man film.
Were you looking for something fun to do, especially as a palette-cleanser after ‘Melancholia’?
After ‘Melancholia,’ I was like, ‘I want to be in a comedy! I want to have fun! I do not want to delve deep into my soul.’ So, I was looking for it, yeah, a comedy, and it’s hard sometimes because I did a lot of comedies when I was younger, but nobody saw me as that. They didn’t think of me as a comedy girl, so it wasn’t that easy to find, and then this came along and it was perfect. I met with Leslye [Headland, the writer-director] and hit it off with her, and even though this was her first movie, I just felt the energy that she would be a good director. She’s very strong and confident, and also very smart, so I wasn’t worried.
You do have a ton of comedies to your credit. How did you drift away from it?
It was more when I was younger. Maybe because as you get older, the roles – mostly in the bigger comedies – are smaller parts for women, because it’s usually a male comedy. So it’s usually playing, like, just the girlfriend, which isn’t fun.
Check out E!’s interview with Kiki and her Bachelorette co-stars at the red carpet premiere:
A couple of press interviews for Bachelorette have popped up online, and you can watch them below. Screencaps will be added in the next few days, so keep an eye on the Gallery if you’re interested in seeing them.
Decades in the making, the Francis Ford Coppola produced, Walter Salles directed “On The Road” finally premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May to a mixed response. The adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel of a generation was never the easiest thing to bring to the screen, and our review by James Rocchi from the Croisette called it “lustrous but long winded.” And indeed, running nearly 2 hours and 20 minutes, this writer was definitely checking his watch during the film. Now as it heads to TIFF, it looks like Salles has hit the editing bay one more time for a new, slimmer cut.
IndieWire recently chatted with IFC Films honcho Jonathan Sehring, and he elaborated on what audiences in Toronto will see. “The response at Cannes was that some people loved it and some people were respectful of it, like some people loved the book. And Walter took a lot of that to heart. He’s gone back, and we’re unveiling a new cut in Toronto, which is about 15 minutes shorter. It’s a little over two hours now. He’s added certain things that weren’t in the cut that was in Cannes,” he explained. “He has been in New York and Rio and L.A. working on it the past couple of months, and it’s going to be very wet when it gets to Toronto. We’re locked, but they’re finishing the mix up right now. We’re very, very excited about it.”
It will be interesting to see what elements and moments get axed, shuffled and added to the movie, and certainly with an extensive cast featuring a number of actors in brief appearances, we wonder who might ultimately end up on the cutting room floor. If we were to take a wild stab in the dark, we’d wager that Alice Braga might be one who could get sliced out. She plays Terry (aka Bea Franco), a young Mexican woman Kerouac meets on his journey and exchanges letters with that he fictionalized in the novel, and her role is already quite small and a bit inconsequential in the film.
Whether this makes for a smoother, sharper “On The Road” remains to be seen. If anything, Salles has kept the ambling nature of the source material intact, though the cut we saw certainly could’ve used a bit of a pacing punch up, and this may do the trick. And as Sehring notes, it’s the kind of movie that will split audiences. “That novel and that whole Beat thing, people take it so personally. Either they passionately love it or they passionately hate it, and that’s one of the things that really attracted us [to the film] across the board, everyone in the company,” he said.
“On The Road” will play TIFF next month. No release date has been set yet for the film.
Here is the French trailer for Bachelorette!