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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #129. Ted Melfi’s St. Vincent De Van Nuys

Director: Ted Melfi
Writer: Ted Melfi
Producers: Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping, Ted Melfi, Fred Roos, Don Cheadle
U.S. Distributor: The Weinstein Co.
Cast: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Terrence Howard, Nate Corddry

I don’t think that I’m taking a huge leap of faith here in thinking that the fairytale story about how St. Vincent De Van Nuys got made (at one point had Jack Nicholson somewhat interested in playing the part that eventually went to Bill Murray) might be just as appetizing as the final product itself. The Weinstein Co. felt so confident about commercials director Ted Melfi’s spec that they financed the entire project.

Gist: Murray will play a cantankerous train wreck of a neighbor who takes under his corrupt wing the 12-year old son of a struggling single mother who has moved in next door.

Release Date: Production began in June and is currently set for an April 11th release with what appears to be no festival hype.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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