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Oct 31st
10:24 pm
Possible New Project: 'You Belong to Me'  
From The Wrap:
Harrison Ford and Zac Efron are in negotiations to topline the thriller “You Belong To Me,” for director Rob Reiner, a person familiar with the project told TheWrap.

Richard Lewis, Alan Greisman and Mark Damon are producing the film, which is aiming for a March 2013 start date. The film is being presented to buyers at this week’s American Film Market in Santa Monica by Foresight Unlimited.

Ford would play a psychiatrist who has a difficult time after one of his female patients commits suicide. He ends up bonding with her brother James (Efron). But things become more difficult when he lets James into his life and James begins seducing his wife and daughter. The project is described along the lines of “Cape Fear."

Sounds intriguing. And Harrison Ford and Rob Reiner are not bad. Let's see how this pans out.
Mood: cheerfulcheerful
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redundancy is not elaborationthelightisdim on November 1st, 2012 04:26 am (UTC)
aaaaaaaaa this is so exciting. I'm not going to pretend I loved all Reiner's movies I watched but I at least enjoyed them. The plot sounds interesting (very curious about who they will cast as Ford's wife and daughter) and I love that they should start shooting it relatevily soon!

I really hope he will close this deal because this sounds exactly like the sort of movies I'm usually very into *crossing my fingers*
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators): pumpkin headehs_wildcats on November 1st, 2012 05:15 am (UTC)
i love some of rob reiner's movies and some not so much but it has a lot of potential. and i think it will be a good experience and a good relationship to build even if the film is not perfect.
(no subject) - jeezbee on November 1st, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
zacefronfan26 on November 1st, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
This new new project sounds Amazing.
The Writers Denmusewriter on November 1st, 2012 04:42 am (UTC)
When they say "in negotiations", does that mean they're already talking contracts/money?

hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on November 1st, 2012 05:06 am (UTC)
yeah basically. and maybe even more important than money, scheduling.
Sapphirasapphia on November 1st, 2012 04:49 am (UTC)
WOW! It sounds very promising. Cross over my fingers.
Although the beginning of a situation similar to the "Color of Night"
annabelle83 on November 1st, 2012 05:12 am (UTC)
AHHHHHH I love, love, love Harrison Ford. He's one of my all time favorite actors. He was one of my dream c0-stars for Zac, and I can't believe this movie is happening.

Oh my God.

And Zac got very good reviews for his performance as a morally corrupted young man in At Any Price, so his turn as a villain in this movie should be good as well. Can't wait to hear more about the movie.
kleth on November 1st, 2012 05:14 am (UTC)
They are trying to sell it before they shoot it, so buyer interest might expedite the deal or kill it. I would prefer a studio-backed project. I am very depressed about these indie productions that end up without decent distribution. The Paperboy expanded to 79 theaters on its third weekend and did less than $2,000 per screen - I'm guessing a lack of advertising support by the distributor. We'll see if At Any Price goes anywhere. Good experience, sure, but one money-loser after another is no way to build a career.
annabelle83 on November 1st, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
I didn't expect these movies make much money. All I wanted was Paperboy and At Any Price would change people's prejudice against Zac and open more doors for him. Zac got a lot of positive press reports about his new seious career turn during Venice and Tiff. I'm really glad that Zac is even being considered for a role opposite Harrison Ford in a thriller.

Zac is only twenty-five and I think we need to wait several years to see if he can become a legit A lister. There are not many roles for twenty-something actors. Young actresses about Zac's age are being paired with older actors in his 30s. For example, Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling, Ellen Page-Alexander Skarsgard, Mia Wasikowska-Miachel Fassbender, to name a few. Most of young actors are left behind while older actors keep getting good roles.
(no subject) - kleth on November 3rd, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - annabelle83 on November 4th, 2012 09:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ehs_wildcats on November 1st, 2012 05:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - kleth on November 1st, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - jeezbee on November 16th, 2012 04:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
countessm3countessm3 on November 1st, 2012 11:31 am (UTC)
Zac as a bad guy? So exciting! And seducing the wife and daughter - naughty, naughty, lol.
annabelle83 on November 1st, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
Additional info from Screen International:

EXCLUSIVE: Harrison Ford and Zac Efron (pictured) are in advanced negotiations to star in the psychological thriller backed by Foresight Unlimited that Rob Reiner will direct.

Production is scheduled to commence on Mar 18 2013 in Connecticut on the tale of the brother of a suicide who develops a close relationship with his late sister’s psychiatrist and inveigles his way into the doctor’s life.

Reiner described the story to Screen International as Ordinary People meets Cape Fear. “I love thrillers and haven’t done one since Misery [in 1990],” said Reiner, who dropped into the Loews in Santa Monica to meet buyers this week. “I haven’t seen a script cross my desk that’s as exciting as this in a long time.”
Beejeezbee on November 1st, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
I don't expect that start date to hold (they almost never do when they are that far out) but the fact that they have a specific start date and a location already makes me hope it's more likely than some other projects you see getting shopped around at AFM.
Shruti: tv: postcardscalcified on November 1st, 2012 03:43 pm (UTC)
Ugh I hate Harrison Ford but back when I made Kai care about everyone Zef, he would have been stoked.

hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on November 2nd, 2012 05:37 am (UTC)
LOL hi :D
Bee: Zac – InStyle - Jean Jacketjeezbee on November 1st, 2012 05:37 pm (UTC)
Happy we got a new project which might start not too long after he finishes AWOD if things sell well enough.

The logline of the project sounds pretty interesting; if done well this could turn out good. And Zac's character also sounds like something new and challenging for him despite the romance parts, so that's good too.

Harrison Ford can be a great actor if he wants to be and he surely should help selling international territories. I just hope he doesn't phone in but Zac can surely learn a lot from him.

The writer is a newbie, so nothing can be said about that. The producers are so-so imo. Which makes those aspects sort of neutral for me, neither positive nor negative.

Which leads me to Rob Reiner and here I'm sort of echoing the sentiment of many bloggers. I love several of Reiner's earlier films but his recent movies were not that great (well, I haven't really seen many of them - mostly going by reviews etc). Most of those were romcoms and/or lightweight, so I hope the return to the thriller genre for the first time in many years gives him the creative inspiration to turn it around. But Zac should definitely be able to learn a lot from Rob Reiner, so that's something which is valuable either way.

Basically I hope Rob Reiner can return to form as director again, then everything else should fall into place as well. It's not a "safe" project but that's just fine; he needs to take some risks. With his current buzz and credibility he rarely has access to the top tier filmmakers yet, so this is an interesting choice.
Sapphirasapphia on November 1st, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you Bee, it is always important to me to hear your opinion about the movie.
(no subject) - kleth on November 1st, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Sapphirasapphia on November 1st, 2012 06:21 pm (UTC)
Sorry off topic

National TV Channel «RUSSIA» released nearly 4-minute report about «The Paperboy». They use footage from the Cannes interview that I did not see. The film was released today in wide release.
Do not know how you do on TV, but for us a 4-minute coverage for such films, a huge rarity ... This surprised even me.

kleth on November 1st, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
Maybe overseas success can help to make up for the listless domestic box office for Paperboy. I would guess that this movie might appeal to some audiences in Europe and Asia.
(no subject) - sapphia on November 1st, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sapphia on November 1st, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - polly_amore11 on November 2nd, 2012 09:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sapphia on November 2nd, 2012 10:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
what in the worldpolly_amore11 on November 2nd, 2012 09:46 am (UTC)
This sounds like a very exciting collaboration... and an interesting role for Zac!
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on November 3rd, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
Go on, I'm listening...

I'm actually more interested in the other cast members, mainly who is being considered or in talks for the mother and wife. I can't help but automatically think of Michelle Pfeiffer (it's because of What Lies Beneath, one of my FAVORITE movies ever!), but know that's likely not the case.

Bee noted earlier her hopes for an unknown to be cast as the daughter and I echo those sentiments. I'm fond of Katie Cassidy (she's underrated acting-wise, IMO) but am eager to see someone with chemistry and pairing that truly jumps off the screen.

Cady, have you ever seen Cape Fear? I read the Wiki about that film and it sounds terrible, lol. I hope this article's mention of it isn't too literal.