Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Life During Wartime: Coming Eventually... Maybe.

In an interview with MTVnews.com, Paul Reubens, who was cast to play a role in Life During Wartime, said the film's been pushed back three times now because there've been problems financing on the film. "If it gets made, I’m doing it - but I’m not sure. It’s gotten pushed three times,” he said. “To me it’s such a sad state of events that he can’t get that movie made. He’s such a talented guy.”

He describes the film as: "it’s characters from Welcome To the Dollhouse and Happiness whose paths converge. It’s all different people playing the same roles... I’m playing a role someone else played in one of those movies.” Sounds good to me. Let's hope he can pull this off.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Van der Beek's Lost Storytelling Role

An article was just posted on IFC.com about some interesting parts being cut out of films... and one of the actors they talked to was James Van der Beek, about his role cut from Storytelling. It says how, in the original NC-17 cut which ran for two and a half hours (!! this really needs to get out to the public somehow), he played a sexually confused jock who wound up having, "an explicit Brown Bunny-esque scene with another man." Unfortunately, the article doesn't tell us much more about what was cut than that - casually mentioning that Heather Matarazzo and Emmanuelle Chriqui were also cut out of the film - but there IS a quote from Van der Beek and all, so check it out here. Maybe this will help drum up enough interest to get the full version released.

Thanks to Stephen for pointing this one out to me.