“Rock and Roll Heaven” – Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Bono, Alicia Keys in MUSCLE SHOALS

Here is the trailer for the new documentary MUSCLE SHOALS, about the legendary small town Alabama recording studio that gave birth to “Mustang Sally,” “I Never Loved a Man,” “Wild Horses,” “Brown Sugar,” “I’ll Take You There,” “Kodachrome”  and many more hits. The film also features Steve Winwood, Jimmy Cliff, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, Gregg Allman. Stars who recorded at Muscle Shoals include Elton John, Paul Simon, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Dr. Hook, Julian Lennon, Cher, Boz Scaggs, Canned Heat, Rod Stewart, Bob Seger, Cat Stevens, Lynyrd Skynyrd and most recently The Black Keys.

The film opens October 4. More details at The Wrap.

Happy Birthday Robert De Niro


The Playlist suggests you celebrate by watching this 1999 episode of Inside the Actors Studio.  “For a man with a reputation of being cagey at best in interviews, and even moreso when it comes to details of his personal life, this is a rare chance to see De Niro at his most open and engaging. It’s really a must-watch for any fan of the actor, as he not only discusses his films, but also his parents, childhood and much more. Check it out.”

William Shatner interviews the Captains of Star Trek


Now available on DVD is William Shatner’s documentary THE CAPTAINS CLOSE UP, which features profiles of the actors who have portrayed the Captain on the multiple iterations of STAR TREK. In the feature, Shatner sits down for one-on-one conversations with successors Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager), Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise) and Chris Pine (the feature films Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness).

More details at Starpulse and First Comics News.

Elizabeth Banks, Chloe Sevigny – LITTLE ACCIDENTS


Another dramatic piece of work emerges from the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters and Directors Labs. The story follows the disappearance of a 14 year-old boy in an American coal town. Three local residents struggle to navigate the web of secrets surrounding the boy’s death, unaware of how connected they truly are. Elizabeth Banks, Chloë Sevigny and Josh Lucas star.

Shooting has begun in West Virginia. Read about it at The Playlist.

Bennett Miller’s FOXCATCHER starring Tatum/Ruffalo/Carell moves into oscar race


Bennett Miller’s eagerly anticipated Foxcatcher will have a release date of December 20 and will be distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.

The film tells the gripping, true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Ruffalo) and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune, an association that led to murder. The picture also stars Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall.

Awards Daily has more information.

Alan Rickman and Rebecca Hall in a “tragic, torrid romance” — A PROMISE to screen at Toronto Film Fest

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The Toronto Film Festival lineup includes “Une Promesse” (“A Promise”) starring Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman, and Richard Madden; it tells the tale of a tragic, torrid romance. More details at The Playlist. Here’s the full synopsis:

Set in pre-First World War Germany, filmmaker Patrice Leconte’s venture into English-language filmmaking chronicles the simmering love triangle between an ailing factory owner (Alan Rickman), his young bride (Rebecca Hall) and his protégé (Richard Madden).


EVERY THING WILL BE FINE: Wim Wenders – James Franco – “intimate story” in 3D


Principal photography has begun on “Every Thing Will Be Fine.” James Franco plays an author who accidentally finds himself implicated in the death of a child.

Unusual for what seems like a small scale and personal story, “Every Thing Will Be Fine” will be shot in 3-D. Director Wim Wenders says, “I’m convinced that the medium lends itself really well to an intimate story.”

More at Wim Wenders official site. Original announcement at Hollywood Reporter.