Due dei film più attesi nell’universo indie sono Zeroville e Free Fire.
Il primo è diretto da James Franco e tratto da un romanzo di Steve Erickson.
Join VIKAR (James Franco), a wide-eyed innocent in love with the movies, on one wicked trip to the heart of a pulsating, kaleidoscopic Hollywood. Naïve newcomer to the City of Angels, carrying nothing but his “outsider” past and a huge tattoo of Montgomery Clift & Elizabeth Taylor inked on his shaved skull; driven by the allure of cinema to the glittering temptations of Zeroville; a town where anything goes. Encounter the parasites, the punks, the wannabes, the power-brokers and the crazies: meet VIKING MAN (Seth Rogen) – gatekeeper to all the right parties, a cigar-chomping surf hippie; Vikar’s eccentric Hollywood guide. You’ll encounter: foul-mouthed industry veteran DOTTY (Jacki Weaver); the sinister FINANCIER (Danny McBride); sexy femme fatale SOLEDAD (Megan Fox) – a haunted “dame”, the electric charge to trigger Vikar’s breath-taking dive into the captivating world where movies are made. Profoundly magical, funny, unsettling, and gorgeous – a love letter to Los Angeles and provocative satire of America’s fascination with itself, its cult of celebrity; a vision of the death of Old Hollywood.
Nel cast del film, le cui riprese hanno cinvolto anche la Mostra di Venezia due anni fa, ci saranno anche Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Dave Franco.
Free Fire invece è il prossimo film firmato dall’inglese Ben Wheatley (I disertori, Killer in viaggio, High Rise) e prodotto niente meno che da Martin Scorsese.
Nel cast ci saranno Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Sam Riley.
Secondo uno dei produttori, “Free Fire is kind of a shootout in real time. It takes place in 1970s Boston and it is a deal for guns that’s gone wrong and Ben clearly brings his highly visionary filmmaking style to a very contained and straightforward narrative. I’ve seen [the] film, [it’s] utterly brilliant and entertaining, and hopefully we’ll be sharing that with audiences again at festivals this year.”