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« Reply #135 on: March 24, 2015, 11:46:05 PM »
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Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join
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Harmony Korine’s “The Trap” is finalizing its major casting pieces and three more actors have joined the cast, “Luther,” “The Wire” star Idris Elba, evidently the new lead actor, James Franco and Al Pacino in supporting roles. They join the already cast Robert Pattinson and Benico Del Toro in additional supporting roles.

What does this mean for the originally cast Jamie Foxx? Well, he’s dropped out of the project and has been replaced by Elba. But his loss is really the “Thor” actor’s gain as aside from TV work, Elba hasn’t scored many plum lead film roles yet and this sounds like the part.

“The Trap” is set in Miami’s music scene and is a revenge and crime tale set within that milieu. Elba will play a gangster rapper and Del Toro will play his best friend. THR says in “The Trap” Elba’s characters “ is at the top of his career and about to enjoy a triumphant night at the Grammy Awards when Slim (Del Toro) is released from prison after 14 years. Slim is determined to exact revenge after learning that Rico not only achieved fame and fortune but also married his girlfriend and raised Slim's son as his own.” Del Toro's uzi-wielding crew also features Pattison and Franco who sound like typical Korine character freaks. Pacino will play Del Toro's parole officer.

Korine has recently said the film will loosely incorporate elements of the electro-rap music genre popularized by Gucci Mane. “You could almost say there’s some type of Florida trilogy going on,” he said, in reference to “Spring Breakers” and… perhaps another film in the works?

Focus Features are in talks to pre-buy the film before it even a frame of film has been shot. No word on a release date, but “The Trap” begins shooting very soon (Del Toro said March a few months back, but April sounds more feasible now). It’s possible we could see it at a film festival later this year, but that’s a tough turnaround. Even if it did pop up somewhere, you can almost guarantee a proper theatrical release date probably won’t hit until 2016.

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Re: harmony korine
« Reply #136 on: March 25, 2015, 05:43:10 AM »
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Great news! I'm tired of seeing Jamie Foxx's face and he's had a TERRIBLE run since Django. Go get busy playing Mike Tyson or whateverthefuck it's gonna be next

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Re: Harmony Korine
« Reply #137 on: May 14, 2015, 12:14:15 PM »
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I agree. I wish Chris Tucker played Django, he was the best thing about Silver Linings Playbook, despite his brief appearance.

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Re: Harmony Korine
« Reply #138 on: August 03, 2015, 09:57:43 AM »
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Awesome interview on WTF today. I don't think I've ever heard a director speak so openly about their craft. They always seem to be hiding some mystique about it, but Harmony is very straightforward about the why's and hows of the way he does things. Makes a great argument for his use of celluloid at the end, too.

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Re: Harmony Korine
« Reply #139 on: August 03, 2015, 12:47:03 PM »
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He essentially regurgitates the principle elements of film vs. video that are found in every conversation these days, referencing the popular production perception of film making better use of time (which is so, so, so absurd. who's making these time sheets?), film burning money and causing people to focus (oh fuck off), film as magic (classic QT quote), analog having dissonance true only to itself and evoking Korine's fantastic lifelong psychological journey that can be described as he was born in film and he wants to die in film.
"I must whisper it to you—not because Im ashamed but because it is so Dear to me that I must keep it close to me by whispering—"

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Re: Harmony Korine
« Reply #140 on: August 03, 2015, 01:30:16 PM »
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But he said it better

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Re: Harmony Korine
« Reply #141 on: August 03, 2015, 01:35:51 PM »
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The fact that he said it at all is meaningful. Korine is a person I respect. But I'm not currently impressed by people rallying for film. I support them, but I'm not impressed by them.
"I must whisper it to you—not because Im ashamed but because it is so Dear to me that I must keep it close to me by whispering—"

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Re: Harmony Korine
« Reply #142 on: August 03, 2015, 02:08:25 PM »
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Love watching film, wouldn't wanna make one.

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Re: Harmony Korine
« Reply #143 on: February 11, 2016, 03:07:10 PM »
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« Reply #144 on: February 24, 2016, 04:36:39 PM »
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Harmony Korine Says His Chris Cunningham Collaboration 'Mitch Poppins' Might Be Released This Year
via The Playlist

As we await to see which feature film Harmony Korine shoots this year — he's deciding between "The Trap" and a new, "Scarecrow"-esque picture he's recently written — there's still some stuff in the archives to see the light of day. And one of them may finally surface this year.

Last summer, Korine told Marc Maron about a 20-minute short he made in the early 2000s with acclaimed music video director Chris Cunningham (Björk's "All Is Full Of Love," Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker"). Titled "Mitch Poppins," Korine said it's about a man with Tourette's Syndrome whose tic takes the form of breakdancing, and noted that while it wasn't finished at the time, he was waiting for the moment to release it. And it might soon be arriving.

Chatting with The Guardian, he told the paper "Mitch Poppins" might be released this year...but we'll see if that's the case.

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Re: Harmony Korine
« Reply #145 on: February 28, 2016, 12:59:42 AM »
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I can see that. Korine and Cunningham have similar meta-thematic sensibilities, even though they are totally different in so many ways. I don't know why Cunningham never panned out. I really thought he was the next Kubrick. Maybe he still will be. If I had one director to give a hundred million dollars to to make a movie it would be Cunningham.

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« Reply #146 on: April 20, 2016, 02:43:28 PM »
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« Reply #147 on: August 26, 2016, 07:07:39 PM »
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Harmony Korine Adapting Controversial Novel ‘Tampa,’ Says New Florida Set Movie Will Shoot Next
via The Playlist

Directing Rihanna‘s sexy “Needed Me” video and an ad for Supreme featuring his rapper pal Gucci Mane, the one thing Harmony Korine hasn’t done this year is gear up production on a new feature film. Initially, his super-promising-sounding project “The Trap,” that had Idris Elba, Benicio Del Toro, Robert Pattinson, Al Pacino, and James Franco set to star, was slated to lens earlier this year, but there were delays, and the director started losing interest in the movie, thus pivoting toward writing something new, something he described as “a cross between a Cheech and Chong movie and…‘Scarecrow.’ ” Now, not only does it look like that latter picture is next, but Korine has also lined up another very provocative project.

During a Q&A last night at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, Korine revealed he’s working on an adaptation of Alissa Nutting‘s controversial and acclaimed novel, “Tampa.” The 2013 book caused no shortage of scandal, with the story explicitly detailing a teacher’s journey in seducing her 14-year-old student. It’s pretty charged material, so much so that Slate editor Dan Kois wrote, quite prophetically it would seem, “someone hire Harmony Korine to make the movie, ASAP.” Here’s the book synopsis:

In Alissa Nutting’s novel Tampa, Celeste Price, a smoldering 26-year-old middle-school teacher in Florida, unrepentantly recounts her elaborate and sociopathically determined seduction of a 14-year-old student.

Celeste has chosen and lured the charmingly modest Jack Patrick into her web. Jack is enthralled and in awe of his eighth-grade teacher, and, most importantly, willing to accept Celeste’s terms for a secret relationship—car rides after dark, rendezvous at Jack’s house while his single father works the late shift, and body-slamming erotic encounters in Celeste’s empty classroom. In slaking her sexual thirst, Celeste Price is remorseless and deviously free of hesitation, a monstress of pure motivation. She deceives everyone, is close to no one, and cares little for anything but her pleasure.

Tampa is a sexually explicit, virtuosically satirical, American Psycho–esque rendering of a monstrously misplaced but undeterrable desire. Laced with black humor and crackling sexualized prose, Alissa Nutting’s Tampa is a grand, seriocomic examination of the want behind student / teacher affairs and a scorching literary debut.


That’s right up Korine’s alley of provocation, and he suggested that “Tampa” might be headed to HBO, which would mark a new turn for the arthouse filmmaker. But we’ll have to see how that shakes out.

Next for the director will be the aforementioned Cheech-and-Chong-meets-“Scarecrow” script, which he’s aiming to shoot in south Florida, though there’s no word just when cameras will roll. After that will be either “The Trap” (which hopefully he hasn’t grown tired of) or “Tampa,” and we’ll follow whatever Korine decides to go with. And in case you’re counting, including “Spring Breakers,” this will mark four movies that Korine will have set in Florida.

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« Reply #148 on: February 07, 2017, 03:04:16 PM »
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Matthew McConaughey Will Be Harmony Korine’s ‘Beach Bum’
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For a while now, Harmony Korine has been teasing that he’s been working on a new script which would likely be his next movie, bumping back his previously planned “The Trap.” As you’ll recall, that film was set to star Idris Elba, Benicio Del Toro, Robert Pattinson, Al Pacino, and James Franco, until an issue with one of the cast members — who Korine has refused to name — essentially kiboshed everything. The filmmaker cooled on “The Trap” and started writing something new, and many thought it was the adaptation of “Tampa,” but it’s something else entirely, with a big A-list lead actor.

Matthew McConaughey has signed up to star in the stoner comedy “The Beach Bum.” The film follows the misadventures of the rebellious and lovable rogue Moondog, who I presume is not based on the experimental musician, though I can’t imagine that name is a coincidence either. Korine has previously described the picture as “a cross between a Cheech and Chong movie and that movie ‘Scarecrow,’” which, through Korine’s cracked lens and McConaughey’s breezy vibe, should be something pretty fun.

Production will get underway in July, so we’ll likely see this on the festival circuit in 2018. As for “The Trap,” Korine has said it’s still in the works, and could be his next one…after this.

 

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