Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson Drama ‘Meadowland’ to be released in October!

Source: IndiWire

The film marks the directorial debut of the cinematographer behind “The Skeleton Twins” and “Kill Your Darlings.”

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Following its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Reed Morano’s “Meadowland” has been acquired by Cinedigm for all North American distribution rights.

The film looks into the lives of a New York couple, played by Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson, who suffer psychologically after a tragic loss. As they both try to deal with this emotional loss, they both lose sight of what’s important and find themselves in deeper trouble than they imagined.

“‘Meadowland’ is precisely the sort of compelling, filmmaker-driven and performance-driven work that makes independent film so exciting,” stated Cinedigm’s Yolanda Macias. “Wilde is electrifying and Wilson is heartbreaking in Morano’s remarkable debut. It is wonderful to be working with such a deeply talented team.”

The film is set for an October theatrical release.

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Sneak Peek: ‘People Like Us’ A New Drama-Comedy!

From DreamWorks Pictures comes “People Like Us,” a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Alex Kurtzman directs the film from a screenplay written by Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jody Lambert. “People Like Us” marks Kurtzman’s feature-film directorial debut.

In the film, Sam (Pine), a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, finds his latest deal collapsing on the same day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father’s last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside-down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie (Banks) whom he never knew about. As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process.

Roberto Orci, Bobby Cohen and Clayton Townsend are producing “People Like Us,” with Alex Kurtzman executive producing. The talented team of filmmakers also includes director of photography Salvatore Totino (“The Da Vinci Code”); Academy Award®–nominated production designer Ida Random (“Fast & Furious”); Academy Award–nominated editor Robert Leighton (“The Bucket List”); costume designer Mary Zophres (“Iron Man 2”) and two-time Academy Award–winning composer A.R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”).

Opening soon exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas, “People Like Us” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

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Justin Timberlake 'In Time' For Grippling Action!

Multi-talented Justin Timberlake debuts in his starring role as Will Salas in the gripping action-thriller In Time opposite Amanda Seyfried. Under the direction of genre-bender director Niccol Andrew whose works include “Gattaca” that introduced the unthinkable in genetic engineering and “The Truman Show” that sparked today’s reality shows, “In Time” advances to a near future where time is literally at arm’s reach.

Justin Timberlake’s Will Salas struggles every second of every day and is is constantly on the run, fighting to get more time. While people stop ageing at the age of 25 in the movie, life beyond that point is precarious, at least for the poor like Will and his mother, Rachel (played by Olivia Wilde who looks the same age as her son). They are only given a year’s grace, after 25, that it is a battle for survival which means that every moment is precious.

The rich at the other end of the spectrum have excessive amounts of time and they are effectively immortal. They have a decadently indulgent lifestyle where little is achieved because there is no sense of urgency. It’s an unjust society implemented as a way of stemming over population. When Will ‘inherits’ a lot of time from a wealthy man who wants to give it all away., he crosses all borders to get the zone where the rich lives. He then meets Sylvia (Amanda Seyfried), a beautiful but bored and over-protected heiress in the rich zone and takes her hostage. Together on the run, Will and Sylvia try to put an end to the corruption and redistribute time.

Being a longtime fan of action thrillers, Timberlake immediately jumped at the chance to play the ‘old soul’ Will. “When I was a kid, some of my favorite movies were action pieces like First Blood, The Fugitive, and Die Hard,” says Timberlake. “The one thing I loved about those specific movies was that the protagonists were everyday people placed into extraordinary circumstances and doing extraordinary things.”

Timberlake adds, “Will’s heroics are triggered by an easily relatable factor. Will has grown up with essentially nothing. He wakes up every day and goes to work to stay alive. Through a series of events, he decides that he’s not going to take it anymore, and takes it upon himself to try and change the way things work in this world.”

“Will grows up in Dayton, which is somewhat of a ghetto. It’s kind of ironic that the word ‘day’ is in its name, because most of the citizens only walk around with a day to live. So the day-to-day life in Dayton is quick. People don’t have time to walk slowly, so they run, almost all of the time, to where they are going, and they’re constantly eating and drinking on the run. They don’t have time to spare or to waste.

Everything’s frenetic and alive, in a kind of dangerous yet beautiful way. When your back is up against the wall and you don’t have a choice, you make revisions and you live your life the way that it has to be, to survive.”

Ironically, having had an unconventional childhood due to his early success in the music industry, Timberlake has come of age and is much comfortable as he was than his younger years. ““I am happy about getting older. I like myself much more at 30 than I did when I was 25. You accept things more and you become more patient. I have been really lucky; I have made the most of my luck and I am happy about that. I think the idea of immortality is actually frightening to me especially because I look back at my younger days as a lot of visual mishaps. I don’t know what I would do if I possessed immortality. It’s definitely a mind trip getting into the idea that it could exist as we see it in the film. My character Will is always moving, always running and it’s mostly because he literally lives day to day. I think I’ve probably spent time moving at a fast pace, so I identify with that.”

“In Time” opens October 28 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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Olivia Wilde is on the cover of Marie Claire!

 

Olivia Wilde is on the cover of Marie Claire magazine’s August 2011 issue!

On this issue she revealed about her divorce, and then moving on afterwards!

Here are highlights from the interview:

On her divorce:

“The trauma of the whole thing has been humbling, and for the first time, I’m a little bit wobbly. I’m a case of arrested development, in a way – from spending your 20s with someone who really loves to take care of you, as my husband did. But I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.”

“I kept saying ‘I failed!’ Admitting that I’m not perfect was a wonderful thing that came out of this. There’s this fear that everyone is going to be disappointed in you, but I’m human. I don’t live up to any sort of ideal. It makes you a more empathetic person, and I think it’s made me a better actress. Weakness is something we don’t like to admit we have. We hold it against people, until we experience it, and then we feel more compassion for it. David Shore, who created House, said, ‘You should get divorced every year; your acting’s never been better!’”

On dating again:

“In the end, maybe it’s just that I’m a ridiculous romantic. I have very high standards for every part of life – my work, my relationships, food, love. I can’t just pretend. I’m trying to be adult, entering the shark pool of dating, but I’m hopeless at it… I think of myself as being very cool and independent and not jealous, but I like clarity.”

The first person she was attached to after her divorce was Ryan Gosling. After Ryan reportedly came Bradley Cooper, Justin Timberlake, Jake Gyllenhaal and more.

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