The first full length trailer for Shawn Levy’s This Is Where I Leave You has been released. Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver and Rose Byrne, the dramatic comedy is based on the funny and poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper. When their father passes away, four grown siblings – whose lives are far from perfect – are forced to return to their childhood home. Living under the same roof when you’re children is one thing, but living under the same roof as adults, with an over-sharing mother and as assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens makes for hilarious and emotional chaos. Check out the trailer below – which features Jane Fonda with ‘bionic breasts’.
A sequel to Marc Foster’s World War Z has been in the works for quite some time but now the film finally has a scribe. Working with director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible) will be Steven Knight, who wrote screenplays for Eastern Promises and Locke. Knight has also penned episodes of the BBC Two gangster epic Peaky Blinders. No plot details are known yet but Brad Pitt will be returning as Gerry Lane.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center have shared their poster for the 52nd New York Film Festival – and it’s surreal to say the least. Designed by renowned artist and photographer Laurie Simmons, the poster shows a staircase with human legs and will be available to buy during the festival which takes place from 26th September – 12th October.
US movie studio Lionsgate has signed YouTube pranksters The Janoskians up for a feature film. Made famous on the internet, The Janoskians have already had a sold-out worldwide tour, their own clothing line, a record deal and a video game, so a movie seems like the next logical step for the aussie lads. The feature film will be partially scripted and filled with the public pranks and stunts that have made them so popular. Group member Beau Brooks said of the project: “In our wildest dreams we never thought we would end up working with a company like Lionsgate. They take risks, break rules and make epic movies. We can’t wait to take our pranks and jokes to the next level. We know we are lucky, and we will make the most of it, we promise you.”
Finally, Woody Allen might have stepped in front of the camera for John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo, but he’s back in the directors chair for Magic In The Moon Light. A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle, the film stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone against the backdrop of wealthy mansions in 1920s France.