Tim Blake Nelson is one of the hardest-working character actors in show biz, with a near 20-year resume. He raised his profile in 2000, starring as one of the three leads in the Coen Brothers’ O Brother, Where Art Thou? opposite George Clooney and John Turturro. And his phone hasn’t stopped ringing since, with credits that include Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Terrence Malick’s Thin Red Line, The Incredible Hulk and a turn on Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Along with all that, Nelson for several years has had a serious side gig as a filmmaker at the center of New York’s indie scene. When on location, he writes screenplays and edits as well, having spliced together his directorial debut Eye Of God while working on O Brother. To date, along with Eye Of God, he’s made six features including O, The Grey Zone, Leaves Of Grass, the NBC 2006 TV movie Haskett’s Choice, and Anesthesia, which is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 22 at 9 PM at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Anesthesia takes place over a 24-hour period and follows a Columbia University professor, Walter Zarrow (Sam Waterson) who is mugged on his apartment doorstep. The film follows the chain of events that triggered the attack, while bringing together a number of people in Walter’s life, including his son (played by Nelson), his daughter-in-law (Jessica Hecht), a troubled student (Kristen Stewart), a cheating spouse (Corey Stoll) and a drug addict (K. Todd Freeman). Glenn Close, Michael Kenneth Williams and Gretchen Mol round out the cast.
Kristen Stewart and Brendan Gleeson have been lined up to star in a new film about the famous 18th-century flight of Bonnie Prince Charlie, reports the Scotsman.
Titled The Great Getaway, the historical epic will shoot this June in Dumfries and Galloway. Scenes depicting the battle of Culloden, which saw the Jacobite pretender defeated by the Duke of Cumberland, are tipped to be the most extensive of their kind ever shot in Scotland. More than 500 extras will be involved.
Screenwriter Robbie Moffat told the Scotsman the new film would not be “anti-English in any way”, marking it out from Mel Gibson’s famously patriotic Braveheart. The 1995 Oscar-winning drama depicted the 13th century battles of Scottish hero William Wallace against the English but was in fact shot in Ireland.
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The actress is stepping in front of and, well, behind the lens for her new campaign for Chanel’s eyewear line, which was shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Stewart, looking beautiful and androgynous with slicked, cropped locks and minimal makeup, is featured in a series of shots that have her playing photographer.
The actress models a range of sunglasses and optic styles, including sexy, secretary-esque frames, oversize cat-eye glasses and crystal-rimmed sunnies.
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Robert Pattinson has certainly moved on from his undead days, and it seems that vampires are a distant part of Kristen Stewart’s past, too.
In a recent interview, the 24-year-old actress agreed wholeheartedly agreed with the reporter about the Twilight franchise seeming far from her mind. “Completely,” she said (as excepted by Bay News 9). “I only have to think about that when someone asks me.”
She might not be thinking about that, aka the five films she starred in between 2008 and 2012, but that’s not to say K.Stew’s not grateful for the opportunity to play Bella Swan.
Looks like ‘Ol Patty and this British pop star are going to tie the knot!
Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs are engaged, sources confirm to E! News. Rapper T-Pain first spilled the beans to Vulture on Wednesday, but then later backtracked, claiming his confession was an April Fools’ joke (looks like he was just trying to cover up his tracks!).
While the pair have only been dating since September, their whirlwind engagement shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to fans, considering E! News reported last month that Pattinson had already given his ladylove a promise ring back in December.
Every day, we’re one day closer to the new “Twilight” mini-movies, but today feels like we’re much, much closer to them. The next step in “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer’s “The Storytellers – New Voices of the Twilight Saga” contest has come to a close, and we now have six emerging female directors to match the six stories that were announced in February.
Here, in a message from Meyer herself, find out who will helm the six mini-movies, as well as the next part of the contest.
Kristen Stewart is in talks to join Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which Ang Lee is directing.
TriStar and Film4 are partnering with Studio 8 on the project, which is an adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel. Newcomer Joe Alwyn is starring in the project along with Garrett Hedund.
Simon Beaufoy wrote the screenplay. The film centers around a 19-year-old private (Alwyn) who survives a battle in Iraq that is captured by news cameras. He and his company of soldiers are brought back to the U.S. for a promotional tour culminating in a halftime show at a Thanksgiving Day football game. Most of the movie takes place during the day of the game, with flashbacks to the wartime events.
Stewart’s recent films include Still Alice and Camp X-Ray. She’ll next be seen in Equals and American Ultra. She’s repped by Gersh.
No stranger to dangerous activities, Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga, 90210) is teaming up with Fox to turn everyday Americans into “weekend warriors” in the unscripted series Bullseye.
Each week, four men and four women will compete in three rounds of extreme challenges — including turning themselves into literal human darts, then launching themselves at a target — in the hopes of walking away with the $50,000 prize.
Lutz will be joined by co-host Godfrey, best known for his ubiquitous presence in celebrity panel specials like I Love the ’90s and 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s.
Bullseye premieres Wednesday, May 27 at 9/8c.