- 01/08/19--18:32: What’s The Secret Sauce To ‘Vice’? For Adam McKay, It’s Lynne Cheney
It was an all-woman panel — actress, director, film editor — as the Destroyer team of Nicole Kidman, Karyn Kusama and Plummy Tucker joined me on the DGA stage last month for Deadline’s eighth annual The Contenders Los Angeles awards-season event.
The subject was the very intense Annapurna film opening Christmas Day, in which Kidman plays a flawed, beaten and determined Los Angeles cop trying to come back from some very big mistakes. Kidman discusses how she and Kusama had…
It has taken awhile, but finally, James Baldwin is getting an English-language movie that is worthy of this great writer. It took a leap of faith by director Barry Jenkins, who went to Europe in the summer of 2013 and not only wrote Moonlight, which went on to win the Oscar Best Picture, as well as Adapted Screenplay Oscar, but he also wrote an adaptation of Baldwin’s 1974 work If Beale Street Could Talk on a wing and a prayer, as it were.
He had no permission from…
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"What we were most surprised about was how likeable he was and Lynne was from the beginning," Vice director Adam McKay said of Dick Cheney and the ex-Vice President's wife. "But the big thing was how much Lynne was driving all of this, that really surprised us."
"For me, finding my way into Lynne, it actually felt like I knew her," added Amy Adams, who plays the driven former National Endowment for the Humanities chair in the just-opened Christian Bale co-starring satire…
When it came to constructing a biopic about former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, “the lynchpin of the entire movie is Lynne Cheney” asserts Vice filmmaker Adam McKay.
“One of the tricks we ran up against in this film was according to the Syd Field-McKee kind of model of storytelling, Dick Cheney doesn’t have a first act. There’s no inciting incident that launches him,” explained the The Big Short Oscar winner at last Thursday’s Deadline screening for Vice at the…
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When Barry Jenkins brought his If Beale Street Could Talk team to Deadline's The Contenders New York, it was something of an emotional reunion, according to Colman Domingo, who plays the story's patriarch Joseph Rivers. "Barry, thank you," he told director Barry Jenkins, "because you really did create a family. Every time we see each other, there's so much love and generosity with this cast."
It makes sense that the feeling behind this production would be intensely…
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