Screen Junkies » he loves me http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:35:13 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Casting Round-Up: Shawkat, Weaver, And Pace Continue To Hone Their Craft http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/casting-round-up-shawkat-weaver-and-pace-continue-to-hone-their-craft/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/casting-round-up-shawkat-weaver-and-pace-continue-to-hone-their-craft/#comments Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:02:38 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=222502 Maeby Funke will be in two films, which kind of makes the other two look like slackers.

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Last year’s Animal Kingdom Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver will be joining Oldboy director Park Chan-wook‘s Stoker. The story follows an eccentric girl who finds that her shady uncle may be responsible for many of the disappearances of her neighbors. The film will be Park’s English-language debut and is based on an original script written by Wentworth Miller (!) under the pen name Ted Foulke. (Deadline)

Alia Shawkat, who will always, always be Maeby Funke for the rest of her career, has signed up for two new projects, both of which will continue her streak of indie films. First is her part in the Jonathan Dayton/Valerie Faris film He Loves Me, opposite Paul Dano. She will be playing a girl named Mabel who carries a flame for Dano’s character. Sounds like a whole lotta indie to me! She will also be scoring a role in Raama Mosely’s The Brass Teapot, which sounds like a film I would never, ever see in a million years. Fortunately, the premise is more interesting than the title. It’s about two friends that find a brass teapot that produces cash every time someone feels pain. I would take that shit to the Sudan and watch the money pile up.

Finally, Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln continues to hire most every actor with a SAG card, today picking up Lee Pace, who you might know from Twilight, or possibly not at all. He will play opportunistic New York mayor Fernando Wood. Because it’s totally believable that someone that was in Twilight could run a city.

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Dayton And Faris Love Dano Like A Fat Kid Loves Cake http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dayton-and-faris-love-dano-like-a-fat-kid-loves-cake/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dayton-and-faris-love-dano-like-a-fat-kid-loves-cake/#comments Tue, 08 Feb 2011 23:36:56 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25692 The Little Miss Sunshine duo are bringing Paul back for their next flick.

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We’ve all been eagerly anticipating the next directorial effort of Dayton and Faris, and it now it appears the duo has finally settled on a project. It only took bestie and Little Miss Sunshine sta Paul Dano to get them there. The husband and wife team will direct Dano in He Loves Me, which is written by, and will co-star, Dano’s real-life girlfriend, Zoe Kazan. Awwww, look at all of these lovebirds finding a way to work together. Dinners at night must be filled with deafening silence.

He Loves Me is the story of a young novelist who writes about his dream girl and manages to draw her out of his imagination and into the real world. I’d normally make an A-Ha “Take On Me” joke here, but those sly bastards over at Vulture already swooped in an took it. If this film is even half as cool as that music video we’re all in for a ridiculously campy time.

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