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Nat Faxon, Jim Rash Set ‘Dead Mall’ Slasher Comedy At Fox

EXCLUSIVE: Fox has acquired Dead Mall, a pitch that will be written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, the duo that shared the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay with Alexander Payne for The Descendants and wrote and directed the Sundance sensation The Way Way Back. Show More Summary

Angela McEwan, late-blooming actress in ‘Nebraska,’ dies at 81

She drew acclaim for playing a small town newspaper editor in Alexander Payne’s Oscar-nominated drama.

'Nebraska' and 'Getting On' actress Angela McEwan, a Hollywood late bloomer, dies at 81

Though her role in Alexander Payne's 2013 dramedy "Nebraska" was small, Angela McEwan was singled out for her wistfully sweet turn as a small-town newspaper editor who had long-loved Woody (Bruce Dern) and regretted losing him to the feisty Kate (June Squibb). McEwan, who had recently turned to...

16 Straightforward Facts About Sideways

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Sandra Oh, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen and Paul Giamatti in Sideways | Image: Fox SearchlightIf you've ever seen Alexander Payne's 2004 movie Sideways, you're familiar with at least two of the director's sardonic (as well as his sardonic treatment of) film characters. Show More Summary

Alexander Payne Will Finally Get To Shrink Matt Damon to Doll Size

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve been obsessed with Alexander Payne’s movie Downsizing for years. And now that star Matt Damon has just broken the box office with The Martian, it looks like Damon and Payne finally got the go-ahead to make their weird-as-fuck satire. Read more...

Alexander Payne’s Bizarre Comedy ‘Downsizing’ Lands at Paramount

4 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Director Alexander Payne carved out his niche as a chronicler of the mundane, a filmmaker who mines comedy and drama from high school elections and road trips across the midwest. So the fact that his next movie, Downsizing, is a high-concept...Show More Summary

Alexander Payne Taps Matt Damon And Reese Witherspoon For ‘Downsizing’ At Paramount

Alexander Payne is heading back to Nebraska and to Paramount for his next film, Downsizing. The project was previously set up at Fox and the trio were reported exclusively by Deadline several months ago here. In what marks the thirdShow More Summary

Sideways Director Alexander Payne May Make A Movie About A 4-Time Lottery Winner

With films like Sideways, The Descendants, and Nebraska, director Alexander Payne has proven himself a master at deftly balancing comedy and drama in his chosen projects. Now, if all goes according to plan, it looks like he has found yet another vehicle to allow him to do what he does best. Show More Summary

Alexander Payne Finds 'Septillion to One' Odds in Romantic Comedy

The next film from Alexander Payne will be Downsizing, a comedy starring Matt Damon that will be a social satire which follows a man (Damon) who realizes his life would be much better if he were to shrink himself. The film will alsoShow More Summary

Alexander Payne Considers Betting On ‘Septillion to One’

10 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Alexander Payne is still working on getting the pieces together for Downsizing, but he may already have his eye on another new project. He’s reportedly circling Septillion to One, based on the true story of four-time(!) lottery winner Joan Ginther. Show More Summary

Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris & More Also Joining 'Downsizing'

Following news that Reese Witherspoon was going to reteam with her Election director Alexander Payne for the satire Downsizing, starring Matt Damon, a trio of new actors have been added to the film. THR reports that Alec Baldwin, Neil...Show More Summary

Annapurna Steps Up For Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing'; What A Cast!

EXCLUSIVE: Annapurna Pictures has stepped up to finance and produce the Alexander Payne-directed Downsizing, a film which will go into production in early 2016. It will start production with a killer cast. In addition to Matt Damon and...Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon Reuniting With Alexander Payne for ‘Downsizing’

Are tiny people the next big Hollywood trend? Tuesday brought us the first trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man, and now we have an update on the other upcoming movie about an incredible shrinking man. Alexander Payne‘s Downsizing has just found a female lead in Reese Witherspoon, who starred in Payne’s Election 16 years ago. Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon Reunites With ‘Election’ Director Alexander Payne for ‘Downsizing’

More than 15 years ago, Reese Witherspoon gave her first really impressive performance as an ambitious, overachieving high school student in the indie comedy Election. She’d shown talent before then, but this was the moment we knew she would grow as an actress as she aged further into adulthood (she was 22 at the time, playing a teenager). Show More Summary

Newswire: Reese Witherspoon will join Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing

Deadline reports that Reese Witherspoon is joining Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, a “large canvas, science-fiction social satire” about a couple who find an unusual way to deal with overwhelming financial pressures. Witherspoon’s return to the project reunites her with Payne, who directed her in Election. Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon Boards Incredible Shrinking Satire Downsizing

Re-teaming with Election director Alexander Payne opposite Matt Damon The post Reese Witherspoon Boards Incredible Shrinking Satire Downsizing appeared first on

Reese Witherspoon Reunites with Alexander Payne for 'Downsizing'

After delivering a performance that should likely land a Best Actress nomination for Wild (#1 on my Top 10 Films of 2014) when the Academy Award nominees are announced next week, Reese Witherspoon is heading in a much different direction, but with a director with which she's very familiar. Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon ‘Downsizing’ With Matt Damon, Alexander Payne

EXCLUSIVE: Wild star Reese Witherspoon will star with Matt Damon in Downsizing, the next film from Alexander Payne. The pic is set at 2oth Century Fox and was scripted by Payne with Jim Taylor, with whom Payne shared the Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Sideways. Show More Summary

Honey, I Shrunk Matt Damon, Directed By Alexander Payne

After years of waiting, writer/director Alexander Payne is finally getting ready to make his bizarre social satire film Downsizing, and he has gotten one of the greatest leading men around to go on the filmmaking adventure with him. Sources...Show More Summary

TV Ads: Where Smart, Funny Women Play Dumb

Exhibit A: This Sprint commercial featuring Judy Greer, who blew minds as the diabolical Kitty Sanchez on Arrested Development before blowing minds in another way playing a straight role in Alexander Payne's The Descendants. ExhibitShow More Summary

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