So what were the factors that came Kutcher’s way that allowed him to bag such a high profile role in probably the most anticipated biopic in recent history? No one really knows but one thing going for Kutcher is that he actually looks little like Jobs when he was young. [Read more…]
A few weeks ago, it was announced that Sony got the rights to make a movie out of Walter Isaacson’s official biography on Steve Jobs. The latest news on the Steve Jobs biopic is that Aaron Sorkin, the scriptwriter who wrote the award-winning The Social Network is being offered the project. [Read more…]
I’ve been meaning to watch I’m Not There since its 2007 release. I finally got around to it. While it’s no longer on the New Release list, I thought it was interesting enough to warrant an examination and a review.
The Accident/Picking a Story
Bob Dylan was white hot and everywhere. Then he had a serious motorcycle accident that broke his neck in several places, cut up his face and forced him into a long period of recovery that slowly gave way to a phase of relative seclusion.
We really don’t know what happened on that Triumph. The big accident story is one version of the truth. Others say that an uncoordinated Dylan barely made it out of his manager’s driveway before accidentally falling off the bike and that he sustained only minor injuries. There’s a version of the story with an oil slick. One claims that a sun-blinded Dylan panicked at high speed.
He wasn’t hurt. He was hurt. He was severely injured. He was on life support. There’s probably some conspiracy nut who thinks the real Bob Dylan died and that a doppelganger replaced him (just like Paul McCartney).
Who knows? It happened or it didn’t. It was minor or nearly fatal. Maybe we should just ask Bob.
Well, people have asked Bob. And he’s given at least three different explanations of the accident himself. When it comes to accuracy in reporting on the events of his life, Bob Dylan isn’t particularly reliable. [Read more…]
Clint Eastwood is really getting very, very comfortable on the director’s chair. After a slew of very successful and highly regarded movies, he has set his eyes on directing a biopic on J. Edgar Hoover, the very controversial director of the FBI.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Imagine Entertainment, which is operated by both Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, will be producing the movie.
For those of you who don’t know Hoover, he was the first director of the FBI. He was actually one of the leading lights in the founding of the Agency and he remained its director until his death in 1972. He was credited for many of the advances that made the FBI such a formidable law enforcement agency. But he was also a very controversial figure because he was seen as a man who tried to exceed the reach and jurisdiction of the FBI. He is also reportedly a closet homosexual.
Dustin Lance Black, who wrote Milk, will write the biopic’s script.