Editor | Peter Bowen
Focus Features 2010 Slate
Posted November 12, 2009
Focus Features announces their line up for 2010. Here is a link to the press release.
Greenberg (Friday, March 12)
Starring Ben Stiller opposite Greta Gerwig, Greenberg is directed by Noah Baumbach from a story he wrote with Jennifer Jason Leigh. At a crossroads in his life, Roger Greenberg (played by Mr. Stiller) ends up housesitting at his brother’s home in Los Angeles. There, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with his brother’s assistant Florence (Ms. Gerwig), an aspiring singer. Florence and Greenberg’s encounters lead to an uncertain and wonderfully vulnerable courtship.
Babies (Friday, April 16)
Directed by Thomas Balmès from an original idea by Alain Chabat, the film simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco.
The American (Wednesday, September 1)
Anton Corbijn’s The American, starring Academy Award winner George Clooney in the title role. The screenplay by Rowan Joffe is adapted from Martin Booth’s novel A Very Private Gentleman.
The Eagle of the Ninth (Third Quarter)
Directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, The Eagle of the Ninth, adapted from Rosemary Sutcliff’s classic novel of the same name by Duncan Kenworthy, is set in the dangerous world of second-century Britain with Jamie Bell and Channing Tatum.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story (November)
Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson, Sugar) directed this story about 16-year-old Craig (to be played by Keir Gilchrist), stressed out from the demands of being a teenager, checks himself into a mental health clinic. Boden and Fleck adapted the film from Ned Vizzini’s 2006 novel of the same name.
Directed by Sofia Coppola from an original screenplay, Somewhere tells the story of Johnny Marco (played by Stephen Dorff), a bad-boy actor stumbling through a life of excess at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood. With an unexpected visit from his 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning), Johnny is forced to look at the questions we all must confront.