According to TwitchFilm.net, it seems like the Weinsteins have bought the North American distribution rights of Richard Kelly‘s new horror-thriller “The Box”. The film is still in pre-production, but should be going in front of cameras shortly with a hefty $30 million budget.
The film is based on Richard Matheson‘s short story “Button, Button” and starring Cameron Diaz, Frank Langella and Sean William Scott. With Kelly‘s curse of difficult distribution (Donnie Darko’s calamitous 2001 theatrical release and the forthcoming (Nov 14) year-and-a-half-late Southland Tales) who knows what will happen with the Brothers W. in charge of the release; hey, in an instance of reverse karma, things could actually go quite smoothly. Admittedly things I’ve been hearing about “The Box” indicate that it will be the director’s most mainstream effort to date (although NASA is somehow involved in the production, so don’t count those normal chicks before they’ve hatched.) Distribution outside of the US was bought by Icon for UK, Australia and New Zealand and Eureka for South Korea.
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I guess it’s official now that Cameron will star in the drama “My Sister’s Keeper”. This means another new movie for Cami-fans to look forward to!
Because according to Variety.com, New Line Cinema has set siblings Dakota and Elle Fanning to star with Cameron Diaz in “My Sister’s Keeper”, the Nick Cassavetes-directed adaptation of the Jodi Picoult novel. Production begins this March in Los Angeles.
Elle Fanning will play a young girl who sues for emancipation from her parents. Mom and Dad conceived her as a genetic match with the hope she could prolong her cancer-ridden sister’s life.
Jeremy Leven wrote the script, and Mark Johnson will produce. Both teamed with Cassavetes and New Line on “The Notebook.”
The girls are younger than they were in Picoult’s novel, but a decision was made to cast them younger because it was age-appropriate for Diaz.
Cameron Diaz will appear on one of the nine special celebrity-covers to collect from the November issue of W Magazine. If you get your hands on the Cameron-cover, don’t hesitate to scan it for the site. Thank you. :) Here’s a small part of the article (which you can read in W’s November issue) from style.com.
Employing the subversive sense of humor that has made him one of today’s most in-demand art stars, Richard Prince had his way with a stack of paparazzi photos, creating nine unique covers for this month’s issue. “It’s sort of like making art with a cocktail umbrella,” he says wryly. This is not the first time Prince, who is the subject of a retrospective now on view at the Guggenheim Museum, has used appropriated images in his art. Some of his most iconic works are called “rephotographs” of mass-media imagery, such as cowboys from cigarette ads, as well as “signed” publicity shots of movie stars. “I called Katie Holmes and she said something like, ‘I was blinded by science,’ so that’s what I inscribed on her photograph,” Prince says of one of the images in his W portfolio, before admitting, “I just sort of made that up.”