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Peering into 2010: 1st Pics of Greenberg, Somewhere, All the Good Things, Blue Valentine

Collider.com have uncovered some of the riches of the American Film Market and among the first images we have are some first looks at some highly anticipated 2010 titles. The first shot we have is of Clooney in sniper mode in The American.

This was originally hoping to have this up much earlier this morning until my server decided to act funny…Collider.com have uncovered some of the riches of the American Film Market and among the first images we have are some first looks at some highly anticipated 2010 titles. The first shot we have is of Clooney in sniper mode in The American. The Rowan Joffe-scripted adaptation of the Martin Booth novel A Very Private Gentleman with Anton Corbijn directing and which I believe is still currently in production. Other photos of interest from the Focus Features and Weinstein vaults include Andrew Jarecki’s All Good Things, Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine, David O. Russell’s The Fighter, Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere and the next project from Mike Leigh. You might want to take a peak here and here for the other pics.

All Good Things Dunst

All Good Things – Andrew Jarecki
Written by Marcus Hinchey, Marc Smerling and Jarecki, this unlocks the mystery of a unique man who could have had it all. Set against the extravagance and excess of New York City in the 80s, David Marks (Gosling), the son of a powerful real estate tycoon marries a beautiful working class student, Katie (Dunst). Together they flee the city for idyllic country life in Vermont – only to be lured back by David’s father. Upon their return, Katie goes back to medical school and begins to make a life for herself. But as Katie becomes increasingly independent, David mysteriously turns more violent and controlling. Family secrets are slowly revealed, just as Katie disappears without a trace. Years later, when Katie’s best friend turns up dead, a struggling cop and eager reporter team together to reopen the unsolved case. With David the main suspect, the Marks family’s dark secrets pave the way to a disturbing truth.

Blue Valentine Gosling Michelle

Blue Valentine – Derek Cianfrance
Written by Cianfrance with Cami Delavigne and Joey Curtis, this follows a couple whose relationship is jeopardized when they find themselves in different places in their lives.

The Fighter Wahlberg

The Fighter – David O.Russell
This is the true story of professional boxers Dickie (Christian Bale) and Micky (Mark Wahlberg). Although they are half brothers, their careers take very different courses. Older brother Dickie does not suffer from a shortage of talent or confidence, but his lack of judgment and humility lead him down a path of self-destruction. After blowing his shot against one of the greatest fighters of his generation, Dickie descends down a dangerous road of drug addiction that robs him of his career, alienates his brother, and eventually lands him in jail. Meanwhile, discouraged from yet another defeat, younger brother Micky, whose talent never seems to match the size of his heart, vanishes into early retirement. But his itch to fight never goes away, and when a rehabilitated Dickie is released from prison and takes over as Micky’s trainer, Micky transforms himself from an underdog into a world champion prized pugilist.

Greenberg Greta

Greenberg – Noah Baumbach
Meet Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller): a dysfunctional 40-year-old at a crossroads in his life. Roger wants to “do nothing” for a while, so he agrees to housesit for his younger and more successful brother, giving him a free place to stay in L.A. While in town, he tries to reconnect with his old friends and band mates but times have changed, and old friends aren’t necessarily still best friends. Greenberg starts spending time with his brother’s personal assistant Florence (Great Gerwig), an aspiring singer and herself something of a lost soul too. During a series of embarrassingly awkward romantic encounters, we sense that perhaps even someone as irascible as Greenberg may have found somebody who is prepared to appreciate him for himself – if he would only stop critiquing Florence’s techniques in bed. Over the course of several weeks, we watch an uncertain and wonderfully vulnerable courtship play out, and learn how funny, and terribly unpredictable, love in the modern world can be.

Somewhere Coppola

Somewhere – Sofia Coppola
Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) is a bad-boy A-List actor stumbling through a life of excess while living at Hollywood’s legendary Chateau Marmont Hotel. His days are a haze of drinks, girls, fast cars and fawning fans. Cocooned in this celebrity-induced artificial world, Johnny has lost all sense of his true self. Until, that is, his 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) unexpectedly shows up and unwittingly begins to anchor him. Johnny’s fragile connection to real life slowly revives in her presence. So when the time comes fro Cleo to leave, his sense of loss is palpable, but the gift of hope she has also brought him leads to a beautiful, poetic denouement.

Mike Leigh 2010

Untitled Mike Leigh Project
Featured in the photo are actresses Ruth Sheen (left) and Lesley Manville.

 

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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