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VICTIM OF DIVORCE?

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Por: Vera Anderson

22 / 10 / 2008

VICTIM OF DIVORCE?

This is the time of year when studios push out all their A-list movies hoping to get their best shot for awards consideration. At least that’s how it’s always been. So then what’s up with Paramount deciding – just a month before it would have opened - to push THE SOLOIST out of their awards line-up and bump it into a March 2009 release instead? The film, starring Robert Downey Jr, and Jamie Foxx, and based on a series of articles that columnist George Lopez wrote for the L.A. Times about his experiences with a homeless musician, had already garnered early Oscar buzz.

Now there’s a new buzz inflaming the film community that this is just Paramount’s revenge after their nasty divorce with Dreamworks. Or are they simply putting all their eggs (and marketing budget) into one basket – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON?  The studio says the film is commercial enough to thrive in the spring release  slot, and if it performs well will surely still be remembered for next year’s awards season. And what do the filmmakers think about this news? Daily Variety reports that Dreamworks and CAA, the agency repping director Joe Wright and the two stars, were blindsided by the announcement. Downey has already been photographed and interviewed for two cover stories promoting the film, which awkwardly is still scheduled to open the AFI Film Festival here on October 30th.

 

Vera Anderson

Es escritora, fotógrafa, cineasta y vive en Hollywood con su esposo y su traviesa cachorrita Airedale. Promete estar más activa en Twitter y espera que el guión que escribió con su hermano se convierta en película.

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