Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood was an ambitious filmmaking project that took 12 years to complete. In it, audiences saw the life of one person, played by the same actor, through various stages of his life. Now, he is going to up that with a film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along, based on the 1934 play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
According to new reports, the film adaptation will reportedly take 20 years to complete. An interesting take as it might be a reflection of the current state of the entertainment industry and how things could change for the better (or worse) when the film is completed and is released. More on who will appear in the film below.
IFC Films has released a new trailer for Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny, a documentary taking a closer look at the life and career of the five-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater.
Linklater has directed various titles such as Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise, Waking Life, School of Rock, Before Sunset, A Scanner Darkly, Bernie, Before Midnight, Boyhood, and his latest title, Everybody Wants Some!!
You can read more about Dream is Destiny and check out the trailer below.
Everybody Wants Some!! Director: Richard Linklater
Screenwriter: Richard Linklater
Cast: Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, Glen Powell, Wyatt Russell
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Rated R | 116 Minutes
Release Date: April 22, 2016
Written and directed by Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Boyhood), Everybody Wants Some!! is a spiritual sequel to the filmmaker’s seminal 1993 film, Dazed and Confused.
Set in 1980, the movie follows the lives of college baseball players on the last weekend before Fall semester begins. Blake Jenner (Glee) stars as 18-year-old Jake, a freshman pitcher who arrives at Texas Southern University blasting The Knack’s “My Sharona.” His home for the next four years is the run-down, off-campus baseball house; a place for winners. Upon arriving, he is immediately hazed by McReynolds (Tyler Hoechlin), the team’s mustachioed heavy hitter who hates pitchers (especially lefties like Jake).
Paramount Pictures has released a trailer for Everybody Wants Some. The movie comes from five-time Academy Award nominee (three of which coming from his previous film, Boyhood) Richard Linklater, who writes and directs.
Everybody Wants Some is set in the ’80s and is considered a spiritual sequel to Linklater’s 1993 cult classic Dazed and Confused, which took place in the ’70s. You can check out the trailer below.
Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey got his big break in Richard Linklater’s 1993 coming of age film Dazed and Confused. The 2011 Criterion Collection Blu-ray Edition contained the actor’s early 90’s Dazed and Confused audition reel.
Now, the Criterion Collection has just posted the audition online, so you can check out the 90-second video right here below!
At the audition, the shaggy blond-haired McConaughey, who was an early 20s college student at the time, sported a black MTV Headbanger’s Ball t-shirt and ran his lines with eventual co-star Wiley Wiggins.