I spoke briefly this week about Matthew McConaughey and his chances for Oscar attention in the Supporting Actor category for Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike. With a great showing in Cannes, Jeff Nichols’ film Mud was looking for a distributor and McConaughey is believed to deliver one of his best turns yet. It’s been announced that Lionsgate has acquired Mud but they will be releasing it in 2013.
Also, David Chase’s Not Fade Away starring Jack Huston and James Gandolfini is set to screen as Gala Centerpiece at the New York Film Festival. Is there room in the Supporting Actor category for James Gandolfini who also has a role in Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt later this year.
Read the press release after the jump. Read more on “Mud” moves to 2013, “Not Fade Away” gets NY Film Fest Premiere…
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, David Chase
, James Gandolfini
, Jeff Nichols
, Matthew McConaughey
, New York Film Festival
, Not Fade Away
, Steven Soderbergh
, the Film Society of Lincoln Center
One film that I think a number of us are underestimating in our awards predictions so far is the Robert Zemeckis/Denzel Washington flick ‘Flight’. I’m guilty of this too, but I might have to change my thinking a bit as news hit today that the film has been selected to play as the Closing Night Film at the upcoming New York Film Festival (you can find the article at the festival’s website here). This is about a month early debut for the movie, and that usually indicates some level of confidence in the project. After the jump you can find the press release.
Read more on ‘Flight’ will be the Closing Night Film at the 50th New York Film Festival!…