A couple of months ago the rumor mill was filled to the brim with who Alexander Payne was looking to cast in his next film ‘Nebraska’. Lots of names were floated, mostly A-list elder statesmen and up and coming younger actors (comparatively at least), though apparently Payne had settled in on a more unique teaming of Bruce Dern and Will Forte. Nothing was set in stone, though now The Playlist is reporting here that the film has gotten a green light and Dern/Forte are set to officially star. After the jump you can see a quick refresher on what the movie will be about, but I’m definitely intrigued by this one, as I am by any project the filmmaker gets his hands on. Do we have an upcoming Oscar contender on our hands? Time will tell, but read on below for more on the flick…
The rather short summary from the article says it’s a:
…$13 million black and white film about an aging, booze-addled father who makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes prize.
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