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Re: Whit Stillman
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2011, 12:44:20 AM »
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I'm a big Wilt Stillman fan. I preach Metropolitan. My best pal sent along a text today letting me know my man Stillman was back,...yeah I'm all over this. Stillman and Kasdan back in action makes me very happy
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Re: Whit Stillman
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2014, 06:54:32 PM »
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Whit Stillman Writing/Directing ‘Cosmopolitan’ For Amazon Studios; Moving His Jane Austen Movie Idea Into Novel Form
via The Playlist

Is Amazon Studios the next Netflix? Not quite, but it’s not for lack of trying and some have already called them a Hollywood threat. Lots of stuff is cooking over there: the John Goodman-starring political comedy “Alpha House,” Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Barbarella;” even the “Zombieland” series may potentially land there. “World War Z” director Marc Forster’s “Hand Of God,” starring Ron Perlman, is also nearing an official pilot green light.

One more joins the fray, this one from “Barcelona” and “The Last Days Of Disco” filmmaker Whit Stillman. Titled “Cosmopolitan” (Stillman’s first film was “Metropolitan,” for those keeping score), Stillman will write, direct and executive produce, and the show will chronicle the loves and adventures of a group of young expatriates in Paris (Stillman spent plenty of time there during his “in the wilderness” period after going more than ten years between films; ‘Disco’ in 1998 and “Damsels in Distress” in 2011). It was also recently announced that Stillman would be working on a Jane Austen-inspired book titled, “Love & Friendship: An Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novella Concerning the Beautiful Lady Susan Vernon, Her Loves and Friendships, and the Strange Antagonism of the DeCourcy Family.”

Presumably this is a kind of first run at the similar Jane Austen-inspired movie that Stillman was kicking around last year? Considering the same titles, basically yes. So what’s up with that movie? We asked on Twitter and Stillman responded with, “all in due time…” (though admittedly, that tweets seems to have been deleted). It wouldn’t be the first time Stillman wrote a novel of his own work, though the order would be in reverse. After “The Last Days Of Disco” in 1998, Stillman released a novel (but not novelization form) of the movie in 2000 called, “The Last Days of Disco, With Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards.”

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Re: Whit Stillman
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2014, 11:24:37 AM »
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The Cosmopolitans pilot is now streaming on Amazon Prime...they're going off a user voting model to choose which shows to pick up. It hasn't yet gone to series.

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Re: Whit Stillman
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Re: Whit Stillman
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Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny to Reunite in a New Whit Stillman Film
via blu-ray.com

Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny are set to appear in director Whit Stillman's latest project, Love and Friendship, an adaptation of Jane Austen novella Lady Susan.

Set in the 1790s, Love and Friendship centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

The cast of Love and Friendship also includes James Fleet (The Phantom of the Opera), Tom Bennett (Shadow Dancer), Justin Edwards (Thor: The Dark World), and Jemma Redgrave (TV's Dracula).

The upcoming film does not yet have a preliminary theatrical release date, but shooting is set to begin in Ireland later this month.

 

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