Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Streep in secret Netflix movie directed by Martin Scorsese?

Google was kind enough to alert me to this confusing article in Marie Claire this evening in which Sharon Stone talks about being involved in a secret Netflix docudrama with Meryl. I did a little searching and turns out that the project with Stone is directed by Martin Scorsese and was possibly shot as far back as two years ago. 

What the hell? Has anyone else heard anything about this? I can't even get a good sense if it's an actual film, or more of a documentary. If it is a film, and if Meryl is involved, how big of a part can it actually be? It seems very strange that Scorsese would have a legit movie that he just "hasn't gotten around to editing."  

If this really is a thing, it would be the first time Streep has teamed with Scorsese. She was quoted several years ago about the iconic director: "I would like Martin Scorsese to be interested in a female character once in a while, but I don't think I'll live that long."

Maybe Marty heard. 

Martin Scorsese and Sharon Stone

Monday, October 15, 2018

Original "Mamma Mia!" returning to theaters in November

Several sources are reporting that to commemorate its 10th anniversary, Mamma Mia! will be returning to theaters for two days in November. On the 4th and 6th, about 400 theaters nationwide will present special screenings that in addition to the full film will include interviews with the cast and a featurette on how they coordinated Meryl's performance of "The Winner Takes it All." 

The film originally surpassed $600 million at the global box office, so it'll be interesting to see how much it can add to its total in just a two-day period. Tickets for either day can be found here.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Netflix commits to distributing "The Laundromat," Schwimmer added to cast

Deadline is reporting that Netflix has committed to financing and releasing director Steven Soderbergh's The Laundromat. Meryl of course has been attached to the film since this spring. By latest accounts her character is one of the individuals whose life savings get squandered by illegal finance networks in Panama. David Schwimmer, of Friends fame, will have a role as an attorney representing a phony insurance company.

What's interesting in the article from Deadline is that among the names listed in leaked documents of possible wealthy individuals involved (other than our dumpy president) was Emma Watson. She is currently on the set of Little Women, another film in which Meryl is concurrently involved. I wonder if that's awkward at all...probably not, as we don't know what Watson's name being mentioned really even means.

Filming for The Laundromat is apparently scheduled in Miami from Oct 15-Dec 11.

David Schwimmer

Monday, October 8, 2018

First set pics from "Little Women"

Daily Mail has posted several pics that caught Emma Watson on the set of Greta Gerwig's Little Women. Below are just a couple:

Watson portrays eldest March sister, Meg, and filming is currently underway near Boston. I have no idea what Meryl's filming schedule will be. I imagine that her contract likely condenses the time she has to be on set. So for all we know, she could film all her scenes in the matter of a few days.

When she does eventually shoot some scenes, hopefully we get similar snapshots from the set!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Abby Quinn the latest to join "Little Women"

As the film's production is apparently underway in Boston, Deadline is reporting that actress Abby Quinn is the latest addition to the star-studded cast. Quinn has had roles in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Black Mirror and is apparently set to play sister Meg's wealthy friend.

Looking forward to some set picks soon (as well as a trailer Big Little Lies!).


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Chris Cooper joins "Little Women"

Deadline is reporting that Chris Cooper is the latest to join Greta Gerwig's upcoming production of Little Women. This marks the third time Cooper and Meryl will share the screen, following 2002's Adaptation (for which Cooper won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar) and 2013's August: Osage County. 

My guess is that Cooper will portray Laurie's (Timothée Chalamet) grandfather, James Lawrence, who lives across the street from the March family.

Filming starts next week near Boston! The full, star-studded cast list can be found here.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Bob Odenkirk joins "Little Women"

Greta Gerwig has added Bob Odenkirk to her already star-studded cast for the upcoming remake of  Little Women. The Better Call Saul star was recently seen starring alongside Meryl in 2017's The Post.

The only question that remains for this is whom Odenkirk will play. My guess at this point is that he'll portray the father of the March family. There's also a possibility that he'd play professor Bhaer, but I struggle to picture him and Saoirse Ronan as love interests. 

Filming reportedly begins next week in the Boston area!