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Michael Winterbottom
« on: May 21, 2007, 01:26:46 PM »
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Winterbottom pencils in '7 Days'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

CANNES -- Director Michael Winterbottom, whose Angelina Jolie starrer "A Mighty Heart" unspooled Out of Competition on Monday, has signed up for "7 Days," starring John Simm for Film4, the U.K. movie arm of Brit broadcaster Channel 4.

The movie is based on the fictionalized story of a U.K. prison inmate and his relationship with his family in the outside world. It will combine documentary and fiction.

Film4 plans to shoot the picture over five years in order to give Winterbottom a chance to explore the changing dynamics of the prisoner's relationships in real time with his wife, to be played by Shirley Henderson.

It will focus particularly on the effect that the imprisonment of a parent has on the lives and development of his four children, the makers said.

Film4 is co-financing Winterbottom's next project "Genova," which stars Colin Firth, Hope Davis and Catherine Keener.

"I wanted to make a film that showed the relationships within a family growing and changing over a long period of time," Winterbottom said. "Rather than compress the time period or resort to using technical ways of showing aging and time passing, I wanted to take a group of actors and work with them in a real time scale, giving an authenticity and depth to their performances."

Film4 chief Tessa Ross added that the project "reflects our commitment to produce the most ambitious and innovative films."
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Re: Michael Winterbottom
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 10:31:47 AM »
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Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba team up for 'Killer'
Michael Winterbottom to direct thriller
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
Casey Affleck and Jessica Alba are teaming with director Michael Winterbottom for "The Killer Inside Me," an adaptation of a novel from noir author Jim Thompson.

The story follows a West Texas sheriff (Affleck) and his downward spiral from a boring small-town cop into a ruthless, sociopathic murderer. Alba plays a prostitute.

The novel was made into a 1976 film starring Stacy Keach.

MuseFilm's Chris Hanley, Cyclone Prods.' Robert Weinbach, Revolution Films' Andrew Eaton and Bradford Schlei are producing the latest adaptation, which was written by Weinbach and John Curran.

Oklahoma-based Indion Entertainment Group is financing, as is Barbarian Films and OceaniaMedia Finance. A mid-January start date is being eyed. Wild Bunch is handling worldwide sales.

Affleck, repped by Endeavor and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, most recently starred in "Gone Baby Gone," while Alba, repped by Thruline Entertainment, most recently appeared in "The Love Guru."

Endeavor-repped Winterbottom's most recent film was "A Mighty Heart," starring Angelina Jolie.
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Re: Michael Winterbottom
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 12:24:02 PM »
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SAY NO TO ALBA.

i'll see it for winterbottom and affleck.. and because thompson was an early kubrick collaborator.

 

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