The Last Thing He Wanted stars Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Rosie Perez, Willem Dafoe, and Edi Gathegi. It was directed by Dee Rees, based on a novel by Joan Didion. Doesn’t that sound fabulous?Continue reading “Review: The Last Thing He Wanted”
The SyFy channel ordered a pilot for Incorporated, which sounds a bit like the main theme in Continuum. But Incorporated is from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Productions. Big names, indeed. It’s a dystopian story about a future 2062. This is a world in which companies have unlimited power, climate change has destroyed the planet, and most people are living lives of desperation while the very rich thrive happily in the “Green Zone.”
The show isn’t even in production yet and may not get any further than the pilot, but I know many readers here are SyFy watchers, so it’s worth mentioning.
The show was created by David and Alex Pastor. The lead character is a man, Ben Larson, played by Sean Teale. He’s a young executive who risks everything to infiltrate an all-controlling corporate world and save his wife Laura, played by Georgina Haig. Laura is a plastic surgeon. Julia Ormand will play Laura’s mom, who is a top executive herself. Eddie Ramos plays Theo, a resident of the poverty-stricken “Red Zone.”
Deadline reported this, “Incorporated provides us distinct insight into a world dictated by our decisions today,” Damon and Affleck said in a statement when Syfy ordered the pilot in May. “Viewers will delve into the intricacies of our future — one that we are constantly warned of but as a society have not yet explored.”
I’ll be watching for news of this show and will keep you informed.
Over the next few months there will be several films with women leading the cast coming to your theater. I celebrate every one! Here are a few – I probably missed some. Let me know in the comments if there’s something I missed that shouldn’t be missed.
Keira Knightley and Chloë Grace Moretz head up the cast of Laggies.
You’re Not You
You’re Not You features Emmy Rossum and Hilary Swank with Josh Duhamel providing the male lead.
The Good Lie
The Good Lie belongs 100% to Reese Witherspoon.
In Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike is the gone girl. We also get lots of Ben Affleck. Did you read this book? It must have been hard to adapt as a movie because of the unreliable narrator issue. Be interesting to see if they can make it work.
The Skeleton Twins
The twins in The Skeleton Twins are played by Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. Luke Wilson is also in this one.
Oh dear, some really serious stuff is going on with Robin Wright who is playing Robin Wright in The Congress. Is it too soon to start drawing interconnections with every woman on the planet?
The Last of Robin Hood
I hesitated to include The Last of Robin Hood because it’s really about Errol Flynn (played by Kevin Kline). And it’s about an old Errol Flynn taking a young woman as a lover. All kinds of YUK. But there seems to be enough of Dakota Fanning and Susan Sarandon justify it.
A Few More Films Mentioned Recently
Several more upcoming films featuring women in the leading roles have been mentioned here lately. Just as a reminder, they are: