Blog By: Jaclyn Zepnick
Filmart in Hong Kong Is in Full Gear…
Kadokawa Pictures has acquired the rights to Marley, the documentary on the legendary life of reggae musician Bob Marley.
Directed by Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland), the doc comes to the US April 20, but check out the trailer below. Pretty interesting stuff — it was approved by the Marley family and Ziggy Marley, Bob’s son, executive produced.
Judd Apatow Talks Sex with Lena Dunham…
SXSW is over, but Judd Apatow and indie filmmaker Lena Dunham paired up to discuss their upcoming HBO show Girls. The usual topics were discussed: the idea, the writing and well the sex of course.
Written and based on an idea by 25-year-old Lena, the show’s about four young girls living in New York City and making bad decisions on the way to discovering themselves and true happiness. Judd’s on board executive producing and keeping things funny.
Here’s what he told Indiewire:
“It’s unglamorized sex — it’s real and strange and some of it seems fun and some of it seems uncomfortable. Some of it, you can’t believe what she’s tolerating. But it’s shocking how funny it is. It’s hard to be funny while showing graphic sex.
We watched an episode yesterday in which there’s a very graphic scene, and the laughs were so giant — I hadn’t ever seen a sex scene get laughs that big. It wasn’t a broad teen movie joke, it was just a version of sex. That’s a real achievement, to pull that off. When Lena shoots it, she’s so comfortable it’s weird. It’s so comfortable on set. We’re almost at the point where there’s boredom.”
Aside from directing and writing, Lena also plays a role in the show. That’s her second from the left. What a go-getter! It’s been compared to Sex and the City; We will have to wait until HBO’s April 15 premiere to see if the hype lives up to Carrie and the gang.
Attention Los Angeles Cinephiles!
The Turner Classic Movies Film Fest comes to Hollywood April 12-15 and is supporting its inner classic Disney fan with screenings of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Snow White there will be a screening at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on April 14 at 1 p.m.
Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas will present the live-action adventure 20,000 Leagues in its fully restored version on April 13 at 2:45 p.m. also at Grauman’s. It’ll be the film’s first public appearance since 1954. So if you’re a Disney buff buy some popcorn and purchase your tickets!
Click HERE to check out more on TCM’s Classic Film Festival.