Though we haven't really heard much about it for the last year or so, Spike Jonze has quietly been working on his long-awaited feature follow-up to 2009's Where the Wild Things Are, and it will surprisingly be hitting theaters this fall. Titled Her, the film continues Joaquin Phoenix's post-fake-crazy work with late-'90s breakout auteurs, casting the actor as a guy who falls in love with the female voice of a computer program, at last finding a legitimate use for Siri.
Warner Bros. has just announced Her's November 20 release date, and has also added a bunch of impressive names to the cast, listing Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Samantha Morton, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson, and Chris Pratt among the stars. Presumably, one will provide the voice of the computer, while the rest will provide examples for Pratt's argument on why physical bodies can be sort of nice.
Amy Adams, Carey Mulligan, and Samantha Morton are all reportedly competing for the Siri/Majel Barrett-like role of a pleasant, female computer voice in a developing Spike Jonze project. Different than the upcoming Spike Jonze-directed, Charlie Kaufman-scripted satire about wor... / Continue →
As Baz Luhrmann begins work on making yet another The Great Gatsby adaptation--this one with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire as Gatsby and Nick Carraway, respectively--he's apparently using Marc Webb's method of finding a female lead: meeting with as many attractive young l... / Continue →
In 2004's Maria Full of Grace, a pregnant Colombian teenager risks her unborn child's life and her own to become a drug mule, swallowing dozens of pellets of heroin to smuggle into the US. The film was critically acclaimed, and showed well the harrowing danger and violence inhe... / Continue →