Top 100 Most Anticipated American Independent Films of 2019: #8. I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Charlie Kaufman
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
With Frank or Francis and Slaughterhouse-Five being tossed around as possible projects, it is officially I’m Thinking of Ending Things that hass pulled ahead of the pack with Netflix backing what will be Charlie Kaufman‘s third outing as a director. Word on the project dropped in early 2018, and top leads casting announcements were penciled in in late 2018. The writer turned director moves from Synecdoche, New York (2008) to 2015’s Anomalisa (review) and what feels like familiar terrain – relationship woes but here with a touch of panic button.
Gist: Based on Ian Reid’s book, Jesse Plemons will play Jake, a man going on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Brie Larson), who is thinking of terminating their relationship. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues.
Release Date/Prediction: If production does indeed to start early in 2019, we are definitely looking towards a Venice Film Festival showing with Telluride, TIFF and NYFF as possible preems as well.