The Hangover Part III Director Todd Phillips has said that the final installment of his trilogy will focus on Zach Galifianakis' character, Alan. Who it won't be about, apparently — at least in terms of screen time — is Justin Bartha's character Doug. more »
Rounding out Wednesday morning's mostly film news briefs, Tribeca Film takes rights to one of its winners, Focus Forward heads to LA Film Festival with prizes ready to hand out, Amazon teams with MGM titles and CBGB movie picks up another actor to play a singer
Dark Horse is a romance and a comedy in the way that Titanic is a movie about a boat trip. The latest film from Todd Solondz, that auteur of misery masquerading as humor, Dark Horse is about a 35-year-old named Abe (Jordan Gelber, who's halfway between Jeff Garlin and Vincent D'Onofrio) who still lives at home with his parents (Christopher Walken and Mia Farrow) and works at the real estate development office his dad owns. With his receding hairline and paunch, Abe is an undeniably aging guy existing in a limbo of arrested development -- he's a man-child, but in a creepily realized way, a corpulent adult acting like a teenager, looking painfully out of place in his T-shirts and childhood bedroom adorned with action figures.
"Unapologetic" was the word most frequently used by director Todd Phillips and his Wolf Pack cast and writers to describe the outrageous shenanigans that go down in The Hangover Part II, which finds the heroes of The Hangover once again dealing with a bad case of morning-after confusion. This time, they awake disoriented in Bangkok, a place that takes monkeyshines to a whole new level. "Sometimes to make a movie about mayhem," Phillips admitted at Wednesday's press conference, "you have to go to mayhem."
Though treatment for her bipolar II disorder shouldn't hamper filming on her next two upcoming films, Catherine Zeta-Jones is, the LA Times points out, "in the midst of an unusual career dry spell." Since her debut in the 1990 French film Les 1001 Nuits, Zeta-Jones had appeared in projects almost every year or two, but she hasn't had a film open theatrically in wide release since 2007's No Reservations.