WEIRDLAND: Amy Adams in David O. Russell's "The Fighter" and in Janis Joplin biopic

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Amy Adams in David O. Russell's "The Fighter" and in Janis Joplin biopic

"Godfrey talks about making Eclipse and what fans can expect on the DVD/Blu-ray. We also talked a lot about Breaking Dawn including how they’ll be filming it in Louisiana and Vancouver, how long does he expect the movies to be, how did they get Bill Condon to direct them, and a lot more on the next two films".

Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen in "Eclipse"

Producer Wyck Godfrey

* 1:00 – What was the biggest hurdle to overcome on Eclipse
* 1:45 – How involved is he in the IMAX release
* 2:15 – How much talk was there to do Eclipse in 3D. Says they are talking about it for Breaking Dawn. How does he feel about post converted 3D?
* 3:20 – How much got cut out of Eclipse that will be on the DVD/Blu-ray. Says at least 3 scenes that were either cut or cut down* 4:00 – Has there been any talk about doing an ultra box set for all the Twilight movies on DVD/Blu-ray
* 4:25 – Do they have anything that they’re saving for the big box set
* 5:05 – Bill Condon talk. How surprised was he that they got him for Breaking Dawn
* 6:05 – Are they planning on changing stuff out of Breaking Dawn the book versus the movie* 7:20 – How long does he think each Breaking Dawn movie will be? Will they both be 2 hr movies?
* 8:02 – Says they are shooting Breaking Dawn in Vancouver and Louisiana
* 8:25 – What else is he involved with? Talks about his Wizard of Oz project at Warner Bros./New Line. Says his film is a faithful adaptation of the book
* 9:15 – With two competing projects happening does he think whichever one goes first will get made
* 9:45 – Talks about a Channing Tatum 10 year High School reunion movie that he’s working on. Also a Janis Joplin movie with Amy Adams directed by Fernando Meirelles

Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart for "Night at the Museum 2" (2009)

"During an interview, Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey got to talking about some other projects his production company, Temple Hill Entertainment, is working on. One of them is a Janis Joplin biopic to be directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God) starring … Amy Adams. Amy Adams in "Junebug" (2005)

Amy Adams, the lovely, talented, Oscar-nominated actress from Junebug, Enchanted, and Doubt whom it is, nonetheless, absolutely impossible to imagine taking a slug of alcohol, let alone choking on her own vomit? Yes! That Amy Adams!
Amy Adams and Ben Stiller in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009)

IMDb has the movie listed under the title Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can (though it says both Adams and long-rumored-Janis Zooey Deschanel are playing the lead role). While we can definitely imagine actresses less suited to the part by the fact of their total lack of talent, it is hard for us to imagine an actress less suited to the part by the fact of her total non-Joplin-esque vibe.
Has Vulture never heard that fastest route to an Oscar is playing against type? This sounds like a fascinating idea to me, and if Amy Adams can somehow channel Joplin’s raucous raunch it’ll effectively obliterate the notion that she’s the same spoonful of sugar in all her movies". Source:

Jake Gyllenhaal in USA Today portrait

"Nailed", the upcoming, but much delayed satire starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal will be moving forward without David O. Russell, the film's writer and director.
Jessica Biel in Glamour magazine photoshoot, August 2010

Nailed tells the story of a woman (Biel) who accidentally gets a nail wedged in her head and goes to D.C. to fight for better healthcare. There she meets a young politician (Gyllenhaal) who takes up her case and a romance ensues. Production on the comedy has been delayed numerous times and reshoots are still needed. Speaking to THR, Tutor said, "So we're going to go ahead probably with Nailed and try to hire another director and finish it."
Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams on the set of The Fighter on 20th August 2010

As for Russell, the director is currently in post-production on The Fighter, a boxing flick that will reunite him with Mark Wahlberg for a third time. Christian Bale and Amy Adams will costar in the film about the life of welterweight champion "Irish" Mickey Ward. The Fighter is gearing up for an awards season release this December".

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