Third Person – premiered at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, picked up by Sony Pictures Classics and delayed until 2014.
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn – acquired by Lionsgate with its own theatrical/VOD specialty release in 2014
Blood Ties – premiered at Cannes and TIFF, released in France on October 30, 2013, now waiting for 2014 US release under Lionsgate distribution
Tar – previously slated for the 1st of December, the movie has been pushed back to 2014!
The official trailer for Tar, starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff etc, has been released via Spotlight Pictures. Tar, previously screened at 2012 Rome International Film Festival, is set to be released later this year – on December 1st.
TAR is based on Pulitzer prize-winning poet CK Williams’ collection of the same name. Collectively written and directed by twelve filmmakers, the film blends together adaptations of twelve of the poems to create a poetic road trip through CK William’s life. The film takes us on a journey through several decades of American life from CK’s childhood and adolescence in Detroit in the 1940s and 50s to the early 1980s: CK (James Franco) and his wife Catherine (Mila Kunis) are married with their son Jed (name of actor). CK prepares for a reading of Tar in New York City, and spends his nights struggling to write new poems, haunted by memories of his past. As CK drives to his reading in New York City, he remembers central moments of his life: we come to experience and understand both his relationship to love and loss, and how he found his calling as a poet through the women in his life. The film takes us back and forth between past and present, punctuated by voice-over from CK Williams’ poems, recreating the experience of memory and exploring how the fragments of one’s man life can be turned into poetic expression: his loving relationship to his mother (Jessica Chastain), his first sexual experiences as a teenager (Henry Hopper), his first love (Nina Ljeti) and the struggle to preserve a form of innocence and wonder, the illness and loss of a close friend (Zach Braff), and finally his life together with Catherine.
Tar starring Mila Kunis, James Franco, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff, Henry Hopper, Bruce Campbell gets a release date. Mark your calendars for December 1, 2013!
World premiere of Third Person is now officially confirmed by the director Paul Haggis – September 9, 2013 at Toronto International Film Festival. – Blood Ties to screen at TIFF as well
@joniclay we premiere Third Person Monday, September 9 at the Elgin Theatre. Terrified, so happy.
— Paul Haggis (@Paul_Haggis) August 16, 2013
Ted 2 has been scheduled for April 3rd 2015. No words about Mila’s character Lori yet!
One more production photo of Tar (2012) showing Mila (Catherine) and James Franco (C.K. Williams). If you have more please let us know at
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Tar will be premiered today at Rome International Film Festival and we have
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Program list for 2012 Rome International Film Festival has been released.
Attendance of James Franco is confirmed but no more words about Mila or the rest of the cast yet!
We already know Tar is the collection of poems by C.K. Williams. The last poem of the collection called “One of the Muses”, is starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Henry Hopper (
One of the Muses is a lyrical piece recounting the tumultous night of CK in his forties (James Franco). The study room becomes “the house of shadows” as C.K. prepares a lecture the following day and experiences a writer’s block. He slowly plunges into his dark memories and early relationships as a twenty-year old (Henry Hopper), a cathartic experience that strengthens his present day with his wife (Mila Kunis).
Late at night, CK lies in bed and contemplates the shadows that decorate the bedroom walls. A shadow of a woman on the wall brings him back to his first love Sarah from their first seduction to their first silence in bed. A memory that has been warped over time, CK remembers.
TAR will be premiered at the
Rome Film Festival is one of the most important film festivals in the world, with huge media coverage and world-famous artists on attendance. RFF will take place from
Shooting of Third Person is also scheduled for November in Italy (Rome) and that means we actually could see Mila attending.
Who else but James Franco would cobble together his ongoing higher education, books of poetry, NYU graduate students, independent financing and fellow A-list actors to create not one, but two new feature films?
That’s just what the multihyphenate has done with “Tar” and “Black Dog, Red Dog,” two standalone narrative pics based on separate collections of poetry that were adapted by students in Franco’s filmmaking class. Each student directed a short based on an individual poem; their entries were later woven into a cohesive, feature-length narrative.
“Tar,” based on the 1983 book of poems by Pulitzer Prize winner C.K. Williams, has been fully financed by Victorino Noval and Franco’s Rabbit Bandini Productions. Ten NYU student directors helmed segments along with Franco, who also stars as Williams.
Mila Kunisand Jessica Chastain also took roles.
“I went out to people that I knew, or who I thought would be open to this kind of thing,” Franco told Variety. “They all told me that they were so happy they did it … the students are still at a place where they’re pure, and they’re not jaded.”
Franco, who selected the 10 directors via a competition at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and Noval plan to take “Tar” to festivals in search of distribution, and will use any proceeds to fund future student endeavors. Producers include Miles Levy, Vince Jolivette and Edward Bass; Noval serves as an exec producer.
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According a real biography of C.K. Williams, he met his present wife, Catherine Mauger, a jeweller of French descent, in 1973, and they have a son who is now a noted painter.
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