Category Archives: Films

Franco’s Blood Meridian Test Footage Released, et al.

For those of you who haven’t been paying close attention to the Forum, you may have missed this post the other day about  the test footage from James Franco’s apparently aborted film version of Blood Meridian: Or The Evening Redness in the West. The footage is here, and it includes a few remarks by Franco. Worth mentioning: […]

Penelope Cruz Confirmed for The Counselor

Deadline reports that Penelope Cruz will indeed be appearing in The Counselor. We’ve heard this news before, but supposedly, this time it’s confirmed. In our minds, this raises some doubt about Cameron Diaz and/or Angelina Jolie, but we’re not in a position to speculate further at this point. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this […]

Cameron Diaz Joins The Counselor

In apparently confirmed casting news, Cameron Diaz has snagged a part in The Counselor. Twitch breaks the news: The role will certainly be a darker part than we’re used to seeing from Diaz but, surely, after years of playing eye candy with only the occasional foray into more substantial material Diaz must be ready for […]

Samuel L. Jackson Profile Mentions “The Sunset Limited”

A long profile of Samuel L. Jackson in the April 26 New York Times Magazine contains this tidbit about Jackson’s work on The Sunset Limited: When Jackson was making a filmed version of the play “The Sunset Limited,” with Tommy Lee Jones, the play’s author, Cormac McCarthy, complained about his line readings. Jackson said: “It […]

Is It Penelope Cruz?

Penélope Cruz may take the Counselor role previously rumored to have been offered to Angelina Jolie, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Cruz would play Fassbender’s love interest. The actress doesn’t have an offer, but talks have taken place and one is expected. There also is chatter about Angelina Jolie playing the enigmatic love interest, but it is unclear […]

Witliff Collections Journal Publishes McCarthy Archives Story

The Keystone, journal of the Witliff Collections, published a short piece in their Spring 2012 issue about researching in the Cormac McCarthy Papers. “McCarthy Scholar Illuminates the Research Process” discloses the following: Since opening to research in the summer of 2009, the Cormac McCarthy Papers remain the Wittliff’s most heavily accessed archive—and certainly the one […]

Is Angelina Jolie Attached to The Counselor?

News from all over the Web today is that Angelina Jolie is in talks to take a small part in The Counselor, Ridley Scott’s upcoming adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s screenplay. The source for all this speculation appears to have been Vulture: Insiders tell us that Ridley Scott’s planned Cormac McCarthy narco-thriller, The Counselor, is rapidly heating up, […]