We had been quite some time without knowing anything about The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, the film produced by James Franco and directed by his students at UCLA. The film was finished three years ago, and has only been seen in a couple of festivals in the USA and Italy during this time. Well, according to IMDB and Box Office Mojo, the movie will finally have a limited release on October 27, courtesy of Cinedigm Entertainment. It will probably be a similar presentation to Planetarium in August, but presumably we will finally be able to see Natalie’s participation in this student film. For now, here is a new photo, and the trailer that was presented two years ago:
Natalie met with Mike Bloomberg yesterday on the occasion of the Everytown and Monsdemandaction Gun safety campaigns. These groups are announcing an initiative today, a plan to send one million calls—until the next congress vote in 2018—to reject the N.R.A.’s agenda. This agenda includes efforts to roll back gun silencer safety laws and to pass “Concealed Carry Reciprocity.” The new P.S.A., featuring Julianne Moore and other stars, including Emma Stone, Adam Scott, Laura Dern, and Moby, can be seen in this Vanity Fair Article
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) October 17, 2017
I would normally wait for a good source to post, but I think this is worth it. Here we have the last forty seconds of the teaser trailer of Xavier Dolan’s film, recorded directly from a cinema. The quality is terrible, but you can see a little hint of Natalie in it:
Updated: Original twitter link erased.
More news related to public appearances: Natalie will attend the Vulture Festival next November. This festival, organized by the well known cinema website, will include among its events an in-depth conversation with Natalie about her career and her involvement in humanitarian causes. The talk will be held on Sunday, November 19, at 8 pm.
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A couple small bits of Natalie-related news on this lazy Sunday afternoon.
– First up, there is a strong rumour that V for Vendetta may be getting the TV series treatment. If done right, I think this could be interesting. I’m a big fan of the graphic novel and felt the film didn’t quite do it justice. Channel Four in the UK are interested and I’d certainly be curious to see what they come up with. I imagine I’d be in the minority on that.
– If you’ve read Annihilation you may be interested in >this article looking at the elements in the trailer that are right from the page.
– Finally, if you’re planning a Natalie Halloween outfit you’re probably thinking of Leon, Star Wars, V for Vendetta, Black Swan, etc. You’re probably not thinking of Jackie, but here is a guide to the perfect Jackie Halloween outfit.