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Quote of the Day: Julie Delpy on Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke

“Rick’s very laid-back. Ethan and I are crazy and animated because we are in the moment of those characters. Rick’s ten years older. We’re, like, here trying to figure out what’s going on, and Rick has probably figured it out but he’s letting us figure it out for ourselves... He feels like God sometimes.”

- Julie Delpy describes her relationship on set with director Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke, with whom she's worked on Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, and now Before Midnight.

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Jack Black Reuniting with Richard Linklater

Jack Black is teaming up again with director Richard Linklater for a new comedy.

The School of Rock duo are preparing to reunite for Bernie, a dark comedy also featuring Shirley MacLaine.

The film, set in the small town of Carthage, Texas, tells the tale of Bernie (Black) - a community leader and mortician - who befriends a wealthy but demanding widow (MacLaine).

Tragedy strikes when Bernie accidentally kills her, but laughter returns when he tries to convince everyone she’s still alive.

Shooting on Bernie, co-written by Linklater and Skip Hollandsworth, is set to begin in October.

Black can next be seen in , due out December 22.

In Theaters This Weekend (12/11)

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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Invictus (PG-13): starring Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon (directed by Clint Eastwood)
  • Broken Embraces* (R): starring Penelope Cruz, Blanca Portillo, Lluís Homar (directed by Pedro Almodovar)
  • The Lovely Bones* (PG-13): starring Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan (directed by Peter Jackson)
  • Me and Orson Welles** (PG-13): starring Ben Chaplin, Claire Danes, Zac Efron (directed by Richard Linklater)

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In Theaters This Holiday Week: November 25, 2009

The Road

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Ninja Assassin (R): starring Ji-hoon “Rain” Jung, Rick Yune, Naomie Harris (directed by James McTeigue)
  • Old Dogs (PG): starring John Travolta, Robin Williams, Seth Green (directed by Walt Becker)
  • The Road (R): starring Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall, Kodi Smit-McPhee (directed by John Hillcoat)

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Sequel News: Hairspray, Anchorman, School of Rock


Here’s the latest scoop on the sequel buzz spreading across Hollywood:

The film that inspired a Broadway show and an update may soon spawn another creation: a sequel. New Line Cinema, obviously encouraged by the success of the High School Musical franchise (and last week’s debut of Mamma Mia!), has asked John Waters to begin writing a treatment for a follow to .

According to Variety, the studio hopes to reunite members of last year’s cast in time for a 2010 release. The story would again be set in the 60’s, just where the Turnblad family left off.

While no actors have yet been lined up, most of the musical’s key players - including director/choreography - are scheduled to return.

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