OFF THE CARPET: Field of adaptations

Posted by · 8:34 am · November 23rd, 2009

As always, the year’s adapted screenplay race is much more competitive than the original screenplay race. But what’s intriguing to note is that of the anticipated “big four” still to be widely screened, three of them are right in the thick of this discussion. In the case of “Nine,” there is a chance for Anthony […]

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From the ‘Last Station’ release

Posted by · 2:53 pm · October 3rd, 2009

The film, as you know, was revealed to be a Sony Classics acquisition earlier in the week.  It’s a slow day (being the weekend and all), so I figured I’d toss these quotes from the just-landed press release officially announcing the pick-up (the bold is mine): With THE LAST STATION, Michael Hoffman has crafted a […]

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Confirmed: ‘The Last Station’ goes to Sony Classics

Posted by · 10:16 am · October 2nd, 2009

A few days ago there were whispers on the winds that “The Last Station” had been picked up by a specialty division with a number of art house releases primed for the season.  All signs pointed to Sony Pictures Classics. Today we get a confirmation (and I’ve independently verified) that, indeed, the film is a […]

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TELLURIDE: ‘The Last Station’ premieres to the world

Posted by · 9:32 pm · September 4th, 2009

Michael Hoffman’s “The Last Station,” adapted from Jay Parini’s novel about the last days of famed Russian author Leo Tolstoy, has been on my radar for quite some time.  There seemed to be an air of awards potential around Christopher Plummer, who stars as a dwindling Tolstoy, and Helen Mirren, as his fiery wife, Countess […]

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