A bizarre kind of news day highlighted by House of Games/The Spanish Prisoner/State and Main/Spartan and Redbelt helmer taking on Anne Frank, followed by Rocky/Rambo director Sylvester Stallone joining previous winners Takeshi Kitano, Agnes Varda and Abbas Kiarostami for the Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the upcoming edition of the Venice Film Festival. Here is a look at eight and 1/2 news items that we didn’t have enough time to cover but are worth mentioning here for the 12th of August.
1. The 2nd Best Selling Book Heading Back to the Big Screen
Disney has set David Mamet to direct The Diary of Anne Frank. No joke. (Via Variety)
2. Thrifty “Beeswax”
Reverse Shot’s Eric Hynes interviews filmmaker Andrew Bujalski in a unique setting. (Via IndieWIRE)
4. After the Run
David Schwimmer (Run, Fat Boy, Run) will direct Trust in Chicago this October.
5. No Money, No Problem
Article based on the perils of indie filmmaking. (Via NYTimes)
1/2. Venice Film Festival Celebrates Sly.
I’m not making this up. Read here.