Cameron Diaz's box
Feb. 17, 2008
If Richard Kelly wants to work in this town again, heís got some proving-himself to do. A hit film will only take you so far. Just ask Michael Cimino. Heís lucky the critical and financial disaster that was THE SOUTHLAND TALES didnít completely derail his career, and that heís got another shot at success with his next, more mainstream film THE BOX
. The box in question is what you see below, and it is a stranger (Frank Langella) who brings it to Norma Lewis' (Diaz) front door, with an offer to her and her husband, played by the reliable James Marsden. Press the button on the box, and you will get the money needed to save your sick son. But elsewhere, someone else will die.
The story is based on a short tale by Richard Matheson (who wrote I AM LEGEND) called BUTTON,BUTTON. I have high hopes for this movie, and think that it will not only rescue Richard Kellyís career, but Cameron Diazís too, because getting by on ass-shots and pratfalls can only take you so far.
||"My hope is to make a film that is incredibly suspenseful and broadly commercial, while still retaining my artistic sensibility." -Richard Kelly on THE BOX.