In helmer Steph Green’s debut feature, Run and Jump, a family must adjust to life with father — specifically, a father who has suffered brain damage from a stroke, and who returns home with a camera-toting medical researcher in tow. The wife of the stroke victim — an extraordinarily vibrant, red-haired mother of two and a warm, coaxing hostess to the uptight researcher — helps the household accommodate the strangers in its midst. Skirting traumatic turmoil, Run discovers reserves of strength and joie de vivre that could prove irresistible to European and American auds. more »
Movieline caught up with Will Forte this week in Park City, where he was at Sundance to support Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim’s absurdist midnight offering Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. In the film, Forte plays the uptight, moustachioed owner of a sword store in a mall that bumbling filmmakers Tim and Eric have taken over following the epic failure of their brush with Hollywood. Forte compared the more restricted sensibilities of his gig on Saturday Night Live to working within the madcap, surrealist stylings of the cult duo.
The Wrap reports that filming has begun on the feature film spin-off of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's sketch show Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and shares a few juicy-but-vague production details: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Will Forte, Jeff Goldblum, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, and William Atherton will co-star; the plot will follow Tim and Eric as they biff a big Hollywood movie deal and become businessmen in a "semi-abandoned" mall; and the film's budget is, naturally, $1 billion. Go get that Oscar, boys. [The Wrap]