The burgeoning world of on-demand/digital releases for feature films hit a big milestone this week. The dark romantic comedy Bachelorette – about three best friends (Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan) on an epic pre-wedding bender – hit No. 1 on the iTunes Movies chart. It’s the first time a film has hit that benchmark before its theatrical release. Bachelorette, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, opens in select theaters on Sept. 7.
The accomplishment is especially sweet for the film’s distributor, RADiUS, which was created by The Weinstein Company earlier this year specifically to release films in non-traditional formats. Bachelorette was the company’s first acquisition.
A new trailer for “On The Road” has been released yesterday. Check it:
The rather racy red band trailer for Bachelorette has just been released online, and you can watch it in full below:
The first trailer and poster for Kirsten’s upcoming comedy Bachelorette has just been released online, as well as the official synopsis. Check it all out below:
On the night before an old friend’s wedding, three frisky bridesmaids go searching for a little fun but find much more than they bargained for. With lovely Becky (Rebel Wilson) set to marry her handsome sweetheart, Dale (Hayes MacArthur), the remaining members of her high school clique reunite for one last bachelorette bacchanal in the Big Apple. Regan (Kirsten Dunst) is an overachieving, ueber-Maid of Honor who’s secretly smarting over the fact that she’s not the first to marry, while Gena (Lizzy Caplan) is a whip-smart sarcastic who’s actually a closet romantic, and Katie (Isla Fisher) is a ditzy beauty who loves the good life. But when Becky insists on keeping the bachelorette party tame, the women proceed with an after-hours celebration of their own.
It’s just announced that Kirsten has joined ‘Two Faces of January.’ Marking the directorial debut of “Drive” writer Hossein Amini, the movie is based the book by famed novelist Patricia Highsmith (“The Talented Mr. Ripley”), and follows a con artist (Mortensen) who is forced to flee Greece with his wife (Dunst) after accidentally (or not) killing a police officer. An American tutor (Isaac) agrees to help him out, and all three hightail it Istanbul.
Production on the film is slated to begin on October 1st with the Amini teasing to Variety that the film is a “story about love dying: What it’s like to fall out of love with someone you still feel a certain loyalty to.”
Bachelorette: Not Your Norman Rockwell Wedding
Bachelorette was dubbed the “indie Bridesmaids” at Sundance. OK, maybe there are some similarities. There are females and there’s a pending wedding and the proverbial “shit hits the fan,” but that’s about it. Based on a play of the same name by Leslye Headland who directed the screen version, the story is quite frankly not going to be a hit with everyone. But for the segment of the population that gets a thrill off of bad ass humor, Bachelorette offers up a load of laughs. John Waters appeared to enjoy himself at the screening of the film, which opened up the Provincetown International Film Festival this week, so that is a stamp of some sort of approval, right?
“It was incredible to see it with that audience. There’s something about the [crowd] here that has the exact correct taste for this movie,” Leslye Headland said to ML with a big smile and laughs at the festival. “To have an audience that’s on the same page from the opening jokes right on through the final scenes was great. They accepted these characters. It wasn’t just affirmation with their laughter, but there was good will toward them too.” Starring a rabble rousing Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan, the trio hit New York to help their friend Becky (Rebel Wilson) prepare for her wedding. But these women are anything but prissy debutantes. Booze, drugs, blow jobs, foul mouths – it’s all there and it keeps coming for more. Becky is the only one who seems to have cleaned up her act, and the bad ass trio get into more trouble when they accidentally tear the wedding dress the night before the ceremony.
“Kirsten, Isla and Lizzy never thought they should tone down their characters,” offered Headland. “They even improved stuff where where even I didn’t know if we could use some of the things they did. When you watch it, you can see that they’re having fun. I think they were excited to play women they had never met before.”
Kirsten Dunst is getting in touch with her raunchy side.
The 30-year-old starlet gets it on with an X-Men star in the upcoming comedy Bachelorette…
Dunst costars in the ensemble as a young executive organizing a high school friend’s wedding when everything that can go wrong during the big weekend does.
James Marsden plays one of the groom’s douche friends who ends up having a quicky sex romp with Dunst in a strip club.
“Those are always daunting scenes when you see them on the schedule,” Marsden told me last night at the Maui Film Festival, where he was honored with the Nova Award before yours truly conducted a Q & A with him for an estimated 3,000 festival goers. “You’re counting the days.”
Thankfully, Dunst had no problem going for it.
“Kirsten was like, ‘Come on, whatever. Lets have fun doing it and let’s go for it,’” Marsden said.
At 38, Marsden may only be eight years older than Dunst, but he couldn’t help but think of Dunst when she was a child star in movies like Interview With a Vampire. “Don’t think that didn’t cross my mind when we were on a bathroom counter in some random bar in New York,” he laughed. “But she’s as cool a chick as it gets. Once I knew Kirsten was game, it was much easier to do the scene.”
Marsden realizes his not-so-likeable character is a departure from his usual good guy roles. “Everyone involved with the movie said, ‘He’s never going to do this,’ but it was something I had an appetite for,” he said. “They were shocked that I said yes.”
Francis Ford Coppola’s “Twixt,” Walter Salles’ “On the Road” and Fernando Meirelles’ “360″ are among the high-profile international titles unspooling at the Munich Film Festival, which runs June 29-July 7.
The fest, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, kicks off with “Starbuck,” Ken Scott’s Canadian drama about the troubled life of a one-time sperm donor and his hundreds of progeny.
Munich boasts seven major sections with more than 200 films devoted to international cinema, German film, acclaimed filmmakers, young talent and kids’ pics from around the globe.
“Twixt,” “On the Road,” “360″ and “Starbuck” all unspool in the main Spotlight section, which also includes Bruce Robinson’s “The Rum Diary,” Jake Schreier’s “Robot and Frank,” Markus Imboden’s Swiss hit “The Foster Boy” and Pat Holden’s British supernatural thriller “When the Lights Go Out.”
There’s over 250 HQ pictures added under Kiki’s 2012 events, some really great shots! Check it: