“What’s wrong… you can’t breathe underwater?” Refinery29 has debuted the online version of Kristen Stewart’s acclaimed new short film titled Come Swim, which played at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals this year. There was big buzz on this, as it’s big directorial debut for the famed actress Kristen Stewart, and it’s weird and wacky and experimental, and some of you are going to hate it. But maybe some of you will love it. The short film is described as a “diptych of one man’s day; half impressionist and half realist portraits.” The short film also features a score by the American musician known as St. Vincent. This has some cool shots in it, but it’s so frickin’ crazy abstract, I don’t even know what to say about it. I’m glad she’s trying something different, but I hope her next film is a bit more coherent. Watch Come Swim below. ›››
After playing the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival this month, Alexander Payne‘s latest film Downsizing has debuted a full theatrical trailer, giving us a glimpse at the director’s first sci-fi film as only he can deliver.
Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig star in the film as a couple who decide to abandon their lives in the normal-sized world in the innovative and planet-saving “downsized” community of Leisureland, New Mexico, a society created in the future to deal with overpopulation of the world. Watch the first Downsizing trailer below to see what this new movie looks like.
Watch the Downsizing Trailer
The trailer does a fine job of briefly explaining the premise and the motivation for wanting to be shrunk down to .0364% of their body mass. Who wouldn’t want to move to a place where the $ 52,000 Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig have turns into $ 12.5 million in the smaller world they’re heading to? And what’s not to love about having a small fraction of regular bottle of vodka be more than enough for an entire dinner party to enjoy?
“What a spry, nuanced, winningly digressive movie this is. No sooner I had it pegged as a jaunty black comedy than it starts folding in elements of dystopian sci-fi, or compassionate human drama. A less polished director might have become lost and confused along the film’s lengthy running-time. But Payne’s handling is perfect. He never puts a foot wrong, rustling up a picture that is as bright as a button and as sharp as a tack. Downsizing contains multitudes. Inside, it’s a giant.”
As a fan of movies like Election and Sideways, this is an endeavor of Alexander Payne’s that I can’t wait to see unfold on the big screen. That’s especially true when considering the supporting cast in the movie, which includes Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, Laura Dern, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris and Margo Martindale.
Here’s the official synopsis for Downsizing from Paramount Pictures:
When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.
Downsizing arrives in theaters on December 22, 2017.
Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer are in talks for the Netflix comedy feature Like Father
Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Veronica Mars) and Kelsey Grammer (Cheers, The Last Tycoon) are in talks for the upcoming Netflix comedy feature Like Father, according to THR. The film will mark the directorial debut of Lauren Miller Rogan, who co-wrote and starred in the indie comedy For a Good Time Call. The production is set to begin shooting in August in New York, and is reportedly going to shoot in the Caribbean as well. Molly Conners (Birdman), Anders Bard (I Love You, Man) and Amanda Bowers (Manglehorn) will produce alongside Miller Rogan.
Like Father is about a workaholic woman who’s groom leaves her at the alter. She goes on the honeymoon cruise anyway and meets up with her workaholic father who left the family when his daughter was five to focus on his career. Bell and Grammer are reportedly in talks to play the father and daughter.
Kristen Bell is known for playing the lead role in the cult hit Veronica Mars from 2004-2007, as well as the 2014 film. She was the voice of Princess Anna in the Disney film Frozen as well as Frozen Fever and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. She’s also appeared in films like Couple’s Retreat, When In Rome, Bad Moms and You Again. She played Jeannie van der Hooven in the Showtime series House of Lies and will be seen next in the film A Bad Moms Christmas, which opens on November 3.
Kelsey Grammer played the role of Dr. Frasier Crane on the TV series Cheers and it’s successful spinoff Frasier, for which he received a number of Primetime Emmy Awards. He voices the role of Sideshow Bob in The Simpsons and recently appeared in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Grammer stars on the Amazon series The Last Tycoon, which will premiere on July 28.
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Yesterday, Kristen Stewart began filming her next movie, Underwater, in New Orleans. The big-budget action movie follow the members of an undersea science expedition as they find themselves fighting to survive in the wake of an earthquake. T.J. Miller an Jessica Henwick also star. According to the most recent casting calls, Underwater will be filming in Chalmette, LA on Thursday, March 23 and Monday, March 27. The casting call was also looking for someone to play a dead body, for anyone who thinks that would be a dream come true, the full listing can be found on Facebook. If you spot Underwater filming in Louisiana, let us know about it at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Last week Kristen Stewart was in NYC to promote her latest movie, Personal Shopper. While in town she stayed at The Bowery Hotel where she did take time to say hello to waiting fans. During her stop at the Today Show she explained why she chose to shave her head. “I’m doing a movie in a couple of weeks called Underwater and I play a mechanical engineer that’s working in an oil rig that’s on the bottom of the ocean floor,” Stewart said. “So for me, I was like, ‘it’s practical! I mean, I’m not going to be able to have touch-ups once I put the helmet on. I must shave my head’.” In Underwater, she will play an underwater researcher who are put in danger by an earthquake. Check out a few photos of Kristen at The Bowery Hotel below: Photos: Denise Korey
It seems like only yesterday that Kristen Stewart appeared in Panic Room with a terrible ’90s bowl cut and — sorry, sorry, we’ll stop crying. She’s just come so far.
Stewart showed up to the Personal Shopper premiere in Los Angeles Tuesday night with her head shaved and dyed platinum blonde. Her stylist previewed her new ‘do on Instagram hours earlier, along with some winking commentary.
Kristen Stewart in talks for action-thriller Underwater
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that actress Kristen Stewart is in talks for 20th Century Fox‘s upcoming action-thriller Underwater. She’s being eyed for the film’s lead role, a jaded member of the crew. A March start date is set for the film to begin production in New Orleans.
The film centers on a team of researchers who, after an earthquake devastates their underwater station, have to navigate through two miles in the dangerous depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety. It is described as an underwater version of Armageddon.
Writer/director Will Eubank (The Signal) is set to direct the film for Chernin Entertainment from a script by Brian Duffield.
Stewart was most recently seen in the film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in 2016 as well as Personal Shopper, Café Society, and Certain Women. She’s also no stranger to action film roles, having appeared in American Ultra, Snow White and the Huntsman, and even flirting with action scenes in The Twilight Saga.
“We made this oath: whoever died first would send the other a sign.” IFC Films has debuted another new official US trailer for the indie sorta-horror film from French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, titled Personal Shopper starring Kristen Stewart, which first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year. The film follows a young women who is haunted by a ghost and she communicates with him through text messages (seriously). She works as a “personal shopper” for a famous celebrity, picking up clothes all over Europe for her to wear. The full cast includes Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie, Ty Olwin, Hammou Graia, Nora Van Waldstatten & Benjamin Biolay. I’m not a fan of this film, but that’s me. ›››