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James Ponsoldt is bringing Disney into Wild City

After making his mark on the film industry with a few smaller but incredibly well-received feature films (SMASHED, THE SPECTACULAR NOW and THE END OF THE TOUR), James Ponsoldt is moving up to make a big studio picture, developing a CG-live-action hybrid at Disney called WILD CITY that he'll write and direct.  The film is an original concept concocted by...
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Spectacular Now's James Ponsoldt to direct I Want My MTV adaptation

A24 has announced that they've picked up the rights to Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks' critically-acclaimed 2011 book I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution , and that they have hired THE SPECTACULAR NOW and SMASHED filmmaker James Ponsoldt to write and direct the adaptation. Ponsoldt will also produce the movie with A24 and VisionChaos...
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Emma Watson to star opposite Tom Hanks in digital age thriller The Circle

Tom Hanks has found his female lead in the adaptation of author Dave Egger's THE CIRCLE. The techno thriller has been in development for some time with Hanks producing the film for writer/director Scott Ponsoldt (THE SPECTACULAR NOW). Watson replaces Alicia Vikander who was set to play the lead but dropped out to star opposite Matt Damon in BOURNE 5 . Tom Hanks is also...
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Review: The Spectacular Now

(This film was originally reviewed as part of's 2013 Sundance Film Festival Coverage) PLOT: Sutter ( Miles Teller ) is a high school senior who thinks he has it all figured out. He's ultra-popular at his school, has a gorgeous girlfriend ( Brie Larson ), and a part-time job at a men's store that he loves. He's also an alcoholic, but he'd never admit...
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2013 Sundance Wrap-Up! (including our top 10)

And so another edition of the Sundance Film Festival is over and done with. Once again, I was lucky enough to attend for (my fourth time), and I had an absolute blast. I ended up reviewing twenty-nine movies; as opposed to the twenty I did last year, which should give you an idea of how many films that were well worth seeing. Heck, even at twenty-nine, I missed one biggie- FRUITVALE,...
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