Robert Redford's latest film will debut this month, where else, at the Sundance Film Festival.
Coincidence? The actor/director swears it’s just that.
“We made a deal that I would stay out of (the festival programmers’) business. I told John Cooper ‘Just make sure that I don’t ever think anything I do will be in the festival. That would be self-interest’ … Then John went out of bounds. That was his choice, it wasn’t mine.”
In other entertainment news …
… Redford touted this year’s Sundance Film Festival as a win for artistic diversity in a USA Today feature. Expect a wide array of films to be screened in Park City, Utah – everything from the left to the Michael Moore left will be on display.
… That “Blob” remake gets a new director, action veteran Simon West. The film’s producers promise not to use any Jello-brand products or pudding pops in the titular monster.
… Sequel alert! More Live Earth concerts planned by Al Gore to raise awareness on climate change. Artists returning for a second round of concerts vow to smash their original carbon footprint records.
… We have our new ‘Supergirl,’ ‘Glee’ star Melissa Benoist. Let the cultural firestorm over the character’s costume, choice of directors and comparison to the canon begin.
… Martin Scorsese’s Bill Clinton documentary stalled over control issues. Pressed for comment, the former president said, “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘stalled’ is.”
… Fifth ‘Pirates‘ movie filling out cast, plot details. New film won’t actually tell a traditional story but explain what the heck happened in the previous sequels. Running time is expected to be just under six hours.
… Jennifer Lopez defends her film choices, saying there are worse movies than “Gigli.” “The Room” director Tommy Wiseau could not be reached for comment.