So, how did Roman Coppola come up with the idea for The Secret Society of Ball Busters? I talked to writer and director of A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III at a recent screening of his iconoclastic movie, and he told me that "sometimes when a girl has an intuitive sense about something going on, you wonder where they're getting their information!" more »
Also in Tuesday morning's round-up of news briefs, a 3-D newcomer tops the weekend's Specialty Box Office among newbies. Roman Coppola's second directorial effort with Charlie Sheen is headed to theaters. And, the Locarno Film Festival appoints a new Artistic Director following the sudden departure of its former head.
Once upon a time, as The Playlist recalls, a bloviating crazy person named Charlie Sheen claimed he'd be starring in a sequel to Major League directed and written by Roman Coppola (for his first feature since his debut, 2001's CQ). Turns out Sheen spits half-truths: He won't be returning to the cineplex in a baseball movie, but another project with Coppola called A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III. No official word yet on his casting, but you'll see that Sheen deserves no other part but the unraveling title character.