Fri, May 11, 2012
”It’s the great nostalgic vision of the writer,” says Kinnear (left), who stars in the dramedy Stuck In Love (release date TBD) as a novelist with a complicated family life, including an ex-wife (Jennifer Connelly, right) and a daughter (Lily Collins) whose book has just been accepted for publication. ”He lives in a gorgeous beach house; he smokes, drinks, and has faraway looks.” Stuck In Love is written and directed by Josh Boone, making his feature film directing debut, and is produced by Judy Cairo of Informant Media. Kinnear also stars in the upcoming film The English Teacher. He jokes, ”People will look back and say, ‘This is Kinnear’s literary period.’ ” —Keith Staskiewicz
The KCET Cinema Series continued Tuesday night with a screening of “Hysteria” at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the NoHo Arts District.
After the screening, host Pete Hammond introduced Producers Judy Cairo and Tracey Becker, and Director Tanya Wexler. The audience was entertained by the lively discussion on the stage, which was full of puns and revealing stories about the making of independent film.
Two pegged for feature debut of writer/helmer Josh Boone
Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly are in negotiations to star in “Stuck In Love,” which will mark the feature helming debut of writer-director Josh Boone.
Judy Cairo of Informant Media will produce “Stuck In Love,” which is described as a funny and touching tale of a fractured family trying to rediscover one another over the course of a tumultuous year. Story explores the complicated relationships between a successful novelist (Kinnear), his ex-wife (Connelly), collegiate daughter and teenage son.
Sony Pictures Classics has closed its deal for U.S. and South African rights to “Hysteria,” centered on the invention of the vibrator in Victorian-era England.
Sony Classics made the announcement Thursday, six weeks after Cassian Elwes confirmed that he was in negotiations. “Hysteria” premiered on Sept. 15 at Toronto Intl. Film Festival following several press and industry showings.
IFC, Samuel Goldwyn and Millienium Entertainment also made bids on “Hysteria,” starring Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones and Rupert Everett. Pic, penned by Stephen Dyer and Jonah Lisa Dyer, is directed by Tanya Wexler.
It seems like Sony Pictures Classics got what all the, er, buzz was about with Hysteria. The studio announced they have acquired the U.S. and South African rights to the Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy romantic comedy, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie, directed by Tanya Wexler, is based on the story of Joseph Mortimer Granville (played by Dancy), the inventor of the world’s first electro-mechanical vibrator.