1.) The first photos from A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III have made their way online, and in case you, like me, had never heard of this movie until this morning, I thought I’d offer you a little plot description as well. It’s written and directed by Roman Coppola, a frequent collaborator of both his sister, Sophia Coppola, and Wes Anderson, and was just picked up by brand new indie distributor A24 for a February 2013 release.
The film stars Charlie Sheen as the title character, a charismatic playboy whose life begins unraveling when the love of his life breaks up with him. Some of the scenes take place inside the character’s mind, with surrealistic results, including a western sequence and an underground spy-agency sequence. Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman play his best friends, while Mary Elizabeth Winstead also plays a prominent role as the ex-girlfriend’s best friend. Two more pictures are directly below. [EW]
2.) Ben Wheatley, director of the well-received British thriller Kill List, has found his next project in the form of the psychedelic English Civil War-set drama A Field in England. The film follows a small group of deserters who flee from a raging battle and come across a mushroom field, where all the real chaos begins. [Film 4.0]
3.) Sam Worthington will star in the thriller The Riders for Aussie filmmaker Robert Connolly. Here’s the plot synopsis for the novel by Tim Winton, on which the film is based:
After traveling through Europe for two years, Scully and his wife Jennifer wind up in Ireland, and on a mystical whim of Jenniferâ€™s, buy an old farmhouse which stands in the shadow of a castle. While Scully spends weeks alone renovating the old house, Jennifer returns to Australia to liquidate their assets. When Scully arrives at Shannon Airport to pick up Jennifer and their seven-year-old daughter, Billie, it is Billie who emerges â€” alone. There is no note, no explanation, not so much as a word from Jennifer, and the shock has left Billie speechless. In that instant, Scullyâ€™s life falls to pieces.
4.) Bob Odenkirk is the latest to join the cast of Alexander Payne‘s Nebraska. He’ll play the older brother of fellow former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Will Forte. The film follows Forte as he accompanies his booze-happy father (Bruce Dern) on a road trip to claim a sweepstakes prize. [Empire]
5.) Disney sent out Steve Wiebe, whose quest for arcade game supremacy was documented in the excellent The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, to try his hand at “Fix-It Felix Jr.,” the game at the center of their upcoming film Wreck-It Ralph. How did Wiebe fair? Watch the video to find out. You can also play the game for yourself right here. [Stitch Kingdom]