LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the 17 years since "Swingers," Vince Vaughn has cultivated the comedic persona of an obnoxious and insensitive boor, so it may come as a surprise to learn that "Delivery Man" reveals a softer side entirely. As David Wozniak, the world's most fertile sperm donor, the star plays someone who's overwhelmed as opposed to merely overwhelming. It's a welcome change, though a significant marketing challenge as well, considering DreamWorks has almost no way of letting audiences know that "Delivery Man" is virtually nothing like a Vince Vaughn movie, but rather a heartfelt celebration of the act of parenthood presented under radically exaggerated circumstances.
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Weekend of a Champion," a documentary about British Formula One driver Jackie Stewart, went unnoticed for about 40 years until the London film lab where it was stored was closing and asked its producer, Roman Polanski, what to do with it. The Polish-French filmmaker, 80, had all but forgotten the 1971 behind-the-scenes film that detailed a weekend he spent with his close friend Stewart as the champion driver attempted to win his second Monaco Grand Prix. "It was an accident, a pure accident," Polanski, the director of films such as "Rosemary's Baby" and Oscar-winning "The Pianist," said about rediscovering the documentary. "I looked at the film and I liked it after 40-odd years and I decided I would give it a new life," Polanski told reporters in New York via Skype from Paris.
The two actresses will star in this adaptation of the 2008 novel by Irish writer Sebastian Barry, according to the Irish Film & Television Network (IFTN.ie). American actress Jessica Chastain and British actress Vanessa Redgrave will both play Roseanne McNulty in the drama, which will follow the 100-year-old woman, who is living in a psychiatric institution that will soon be demolished. "The Secret Scripture" will be based on a screenplay by Johnny Ferguson, and Noel Pearson ("My Left Foot," "The Field") is among its producers.
Frank Capra's immensely popular Christmas movie, released in 1946, will soon have a sequel, Variety has announced. Nearly 60 years after the premiere of "It's a Wonderful Life" starring James Stewart, Star Partners and Hummingbirds Productions will resurrect its storyline for a sequel. Titled "It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story," the feature will focus on the grandson of George Bailey, the suicidal banker whose hope is restored by an angel on Christmas Eve in the 1946 film. Karolyn Grimes, who played Bailey's youngest daughter, Zuzu, has confirmed that she will play the angel that appears to guide the protagonist in distress.