Films featuring Winona Ryder, Nick Nolte, Anjelica Huston and Paul Giamatti will be among those competing for top honors at the Sundance Film Festival.
The lineup announced Tuesday for Sundance, the main U.S. showcase for independent film, also included documentaries on writer Hunter S. Thompson, musician Patti Smith and filmmakers Roman Polanski and Derek Jarman.
Taking place Jan. 17-27 in Park City, Utah, Sundance has chosen 16 films in its dramatic competition for American fictional films, including director Geoff Haley’s “The Last Word,” starring Ryder, Wes Bentley and Ray Romano in a romance about a reclusive writer who crafts suicide notes for other people.
Last week TrekMovie.com revealed that Spockâ€™s parents will be appearing in the new Star Trek movie. And now Variety is reporting that Winona Ryder has landed the part of Spockâ€™s human mother Amanda Grayson, a role originally played by the late Jane Wyatt. The Oscar-nominated veteran of dozens of films may be the best known member of the Star Trek cast so far. At 36, Ryder is only six years older than Zachary Quinto who plays Spock. It is possible that Ryder (and perhaps the actor playing Spockâ€™s father Sarek) will be seen in some sort of flashback to Spockâ€™s childhood or adolescence.
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Actress to play Spock’s mother in Abrams film
“Star Trek” is beaming up Winona Ryder.
Paramount Pictures and director JJ Abrams have set Ryder to play the Vulcan mother of a young Spock (Zachary Quinto).
Scripted by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the film revolves around the Starfleet Academy days of the crew of the Starship Enterprise. Chris Pine has been set to play Capt. Kirk, Simon Pegg will play Scotty, Karl Urban is Dr. McCoy and Eric Bana will play the villain, Nero.
Ryder recently wrapped “The Informers,” a Gregor Jordan-directed adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel, and the Geoffrey Haley-directed “The Last Word.”
She is in pre-production on the Rebecca Miller-directed “Private Lives of Pippa Lee.”
EW.com – Robin Wright Penn, Julianne Moore, and Winona Ryder will star in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Elevation Filmworks and Plan B Entertainment’s movie adaptation of Rebecca Miller’s novel. Wright Penn will play the title character in the film, which goes through Pippa’s past and present as a methamphetamine-addicted mother whose husband leaves her for a younger woman. The newly single character experiences a number of erotic adventures while heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown. Miller is also directing. She previously directed The Ballad of Jack and Rose, also produced by Elevation. Shooting on Pippa is scheduled to start in April. Wright Penn recently signed on to join Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Jason Batemen in Universal’s movie adaptation of the British miniseries State of Play. She will next be seen in Beowulf and the Barry Levinson-directed comedy What Just Happened?.
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Synopsis: When Bill, Cynthia and their daughter Alice move into a new house, they are confronted with an unexpected occupant. However, as they decide what to do, the Johnsonâ€™s learn that sometimes, living peacefully means learning how to get along with anyone – or anythingâ€¦
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Actor Christian Slater is to team up with Winona Ryder for a ?€?Heathers?€™ sequel.
Although Slater dies in the first film he and Ryder have both signed up to star in a follow up to the cult classic.
Director and writer of the first film Daniel Walters will be writing the new film and may also direct.
In the first film Slater helps Ryder seek her revenge on a group of girls who are all named Heather.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Ryder said: “I don’t know how much is official; it’s a way away.
“But it takes place in Washington and Christian Slater agreed to come back and make an Obi-Wan-type appearance. It’s very funny.”
It is as yet unsure when production will begin on the film?