It began production last month on the ensemble comedy “Fun Mom Dinner,” starring Katie Aselton, Toni Collette, Bridget Everett and Molly Shannon, and is also in production on “The Florida Project,” written and directed Sean Baker (“Tangerine”).
June Pictures is also in post-production on drama-comedy “Dude,” written and directed by Olivia Milch, starring Lucy Hale, Kathryn Prescott, Alexandra Shipp and Awkwafina; and the psychological thriller “Thoroughbred,” written and directed by Cory Finley, starring Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy and the late Anton Yelchin. News about his directing “Wildlife” was first reported by The Tracking Board.
Zoe Kazan may hail from a Hollywood dynasty, but far from cashing in on her lineage - her grandfather was the influential director Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire and On The Waterfront) and her parents are successful screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord - the third-generational actress has long been determined to shout louder than her famous last name.
And the louder she yells, it seems the more the industry big wigs are willing to sit up and listen.
The dance and mirror scenes between Rebecca and Dylan are great. I love to dance, but I love to I love to put on Robyn, or the Mamas and the Papas, and fucking rock out in my house or at a wedding.
Paul Dano will make his feature directorial debut with the coming-of-age drama “Wildlife,” helming from a script he’s written with Zoe Kazan.
is one of the year's most powerful and inventive love stories -- which is to be expected considering how much passion was put into this passion project by the pair of real-life couples fueling the film.
Indie star Zoe Kazan excels at playing fragile characters. Do you remember when you were a teenager and you would talk on the phone for hours? In high school, I would talk to my boyfriend for hours and I could say things to him that I could never say in person. But that kind of slow-dance dancing I did in the movie, I don’t know how to do that.
Dano and Kazan starred in “Ruby Sparks,” directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris from Kazan’s script.But drama ensues when their assumed one-night stand blossoms into the real thing and Kumail is not only left to deal with the fallout from the cultural dating divide rejected by his traditional Muslim family, but also a medical crisis when Emily is beset with a mystery illness...Much to Kazan's delight, it's a script she'd never seen before.Though, it's 33-year-old Kazan's latest outing - a starring role in Sundance Film Festival 2017 favourite, The Big Sick - that's about to propel her to new heights.The charming off-type romcom, produced by Judd Apatow and co-written by Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V Gordon, follows the real-life courtship of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (played by Nanjiani himself) and grad student Emily (Kazan), after she heckles him at one of his stand-up sets.