Indiewire.com — Oscar campaigns are laid out months in advances, and as we discussed on our recent podcast, some awards season psychics like to set up the narrative far in advance, even if a lot can change. Those prognosticators better get ready, because the first trailer for J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” is here, and it looks like strong stuff.
The latest from the director behind “Margin Call” and “All Is Lost” is led by Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, telling the story of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business amidst the rampant violence, decay, and corruption during one of the most violent years in New York City’s history. The film looks to be a pretty fascinating look at the cost of ambition, and the cinematography by Bradford Young (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”) looks pretty damn impressive.
“A Most Violent Year” arrives in limited release on December 31st and will expand in 2015.
Thanks to Marcia at Donnie Wahlberg Daily, we have 4 more photos of Oscar Isaac on the set of Inside Llewyn Davis on March 2, 2012. You can view them below!
Oscar Isaac was challenged by Garrett Hedlund, and he fulfilled his obligation on Saturday.
Isaac, who may have taken the frigid, charitable plunge on the “Star Wars” set, claimed to have Harrison Ford and Adam Driver by his side. There were definitely two people in frame, but they were covered by blankets. Isaac explained that the two actors were in costume and due to their signed non-disclosure agreements they could not be filmed.
HollywoodReporter.com – Based on the book by Lisa Belkin, six-hour mini “Show Me a Hero” marks “The Wire” and “Treme” alum’s latest exploration of race in America.
The premium cable network has greenlit miniseries Show Me a Hero, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Crash’s Paul Haggis will direct, with Oscar Isaac (Drive, Star Wars: Episode VII) and Catherine Keener (Captain Phillips) attached to star in the six-hour entry.
Based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin, Show Me a Hero explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, N.Y. Simon and William F. Zorzi will pen the script and executive produce alongside Nina Noble, Gail Mutrux and Haggis, who will direct via The Wire creator’s A Blown Deadline banner.
Show Me a Hero is set in an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s. It centers on the young mayor of a midsize American city who is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the whole city apart, paralyzes the entire municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future.
Isaac will star as Nick Wasicsko, the youngest big-city mayor in the nation, who finds himself thrust into the center of a racial controversy. Keener will portray Mary Dorman, an East Yonkers homeowner who comes to a remarkable realization during the battle over where to build low-income housing.