Scorsese Talks Sinatra & Casting for Invention

Lonely Reviewer contributor Ben has been waiting as long as he’s heard about it for Martin Scorsese’s Sinatra biopic.The Oscar winning director said recently that the project is proving to be a difficult challenge due to the sheer size of Sinatra’s life.

He told Shortlist.com that “It’s very hard because here is a man who changed the entire image of the Italian-American. And that’s just one thing. Along with his political work, civil rights, the Mob.”

The film apparently will be much like “The Aviator,” by only focusing at certain points in his life.

He tells the site that you could “have three or four different Sinatras. Younger. Older. Middle-aged. Very old. You cut back and forth in time – and you do it through the music. See what I’m saying? So that’s what we’re trying for.”

I’m confident if anyone can build an amazing film out of an amazing life, its Martin Scorsese.

In other Scorsese related news, Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Kingsley have been cast in his next film, an adapation of the children’s book ‘Invention of Hugo Cabret.’

Prince of Persia Trailer Hits

Get it while it lasts, someone has uploaded the full Prince of Persia trailer to Youtube. Apparently it premiered the other night in the UK. First impression is, lots of slow motion jumping, lots of effects, but will the film find an audience? Prince of Persia is an interesting franchise, obviously it is an incredibly popular video game, but, will enough people be into it that they’ll check out the film? Only “time” will tell.

Ben Kingsley Joins ‘Prince of Persia’

As ‘Prince of Persia,’ comes closer to its start date, the more news we get. Earlier this week we reported that Alfred Molina had been cast as the Sheik. Today we learn Ben Kingsley has been cast as Nizam, who plots to kill his brother King Shahrman, and blame it on Prince Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal).

I’ve always been a fan of Kingsley, the cast here sounds stellar.

No word yet if Justin plans on seeing this movie.

IFFBoston Kicks Off!

The Independent Film Festival of Boston kicked off this evening without a hitch (other then starting a bit late, but understandable, some planes need a bit of extra runway just to get off the ground). With 98 films, the organizers are calling this festival the best yet. [Read more…]

IFFBoston: Sir Ben Kingsley to Attend Screening of ‘Transsiberian’

IFFBoston: Sir Ben Kingsley to Attend Screening of ‘Transsiberian’

Ben KingsleyWord has reached LR.com that Sir Ben Kingsley will be in attendance at the opening night of the Independent Film Festival of Boston. The film screening will be Brad Anderson’s new film ‘Transsiberian.’ [Read more…]