Thursday, July 26, 2012

Anna Kendrick will debut two films at TIFF 2012!

Anna Kendrick is becoming something of a staple for the Toronto International Film Festival, and this year, she'll be debuting not one but two films for the big fest!
TIFF's first line-up announcement included Kendrick's End Of Watch and The Company You Keep. Here are the descriptions for each:

End of Watch (Trailer below): David Ayer (Training Day) writes and directs this high-octane found-footage crime flick about two up-and-coming L.A. cops (Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña) who find themselves on the lam from a ruthless drug cartel after making an unexpected discovery during a seemingly routine traffic stop.

The Company You Keep (No trailer yet): Robert Redford directs and stars in this gripping political thriller about a young journalist (Shia LaBeouf) who stumbles upon the story of his career when he uncovers the identity of a wanted ex-radical activist (Redford) who has been underground for five decades.

This'll be Anna Kendrick's third year at TIFF. She first attended the festival for her movie Up In The Air in 2009 (she later received a Supporting Actress Oscar Nomination for that film) and returned in 2011 for her movie 50/50.

Thanks to Twi Examiner for the tip :)

Robert Pattinson's "The Rover" Gets Greenlight

Robert Pattinson's next film, The Rover, has been given the green-light! :)
As previously reported, it should start filming in January, and according to @TheRoverFilm, Guy Pearce will play the character of 'Eric' and Robert Pattinson will play 'Rey'.
Check out the official press release below.

Official Press Release
Screen Australia has announced almost $20 million investment in a diverse slate of feature films, adult television drama projects and children’s television series. The investment in 12 projects will trigger $100 million in production.

Features approved include The Rover, a futuristic Western from the producer and writer/director of Animal Kingdom, Liz Watts and David Michôd. Michôd will join Watts and David Linde (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as a producer. The film’s cast includes world-class acting talents Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce.

Screen Australia’s Chief Executive Ruth Harley said, “These four highly engaging and diverse Australian stories have huge potential. The Rover is a powerful well-crafted script from a talented team with an impressive cast. Anna Broinowski’s Aim High in Creation is a distinctive, ambitious film with a humorous and entertaining story. Felony has international breakout potential and Healing promises to be a highly emotional and moving story on screen.”

Porchlight Films Pty Ltd in association with Lava Bear Films LLC
Producers Liz Watts, David Linde, David Michôd
Writer/Director David Michôd
International Sales FilmNation
Australian Distributor Village Roadshow

Synopsis The Australian desert in a dangerous and damaged near future. Eric has left everything, everyone and every semblance of human kindness behind him. And then he has his last possession stolen by a gang of dangerous criminals. Eric sets off on a ruthless mission to track them down, forced along the way to enlist the help of Rey, the naïve and injured junior member of the gang, who was left behind in the bloody chaos of the gang’s most recent robbery