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We Saw Ten Minutes of Alexander Payne's Surprising Scifi Film Downsizing

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I feel like a bad reporter for admitting this, but when I heard Alexander Payne—the director of movies like Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, Nebraska and The Descendants—was making a new film, I just assumed Gizmodo/io9 wouldn’t cover it. I didn’t even look into it. I knew I’d see it, probably love it, and it would… Read more...

Jim Burke Exiting As Focus Features Production President

EXCLUSIVE: Jim Burke is transitioning from his post as Focus Features production president. He will return to being a film producer. It was two years this week that Burke took the executive post and left Ad Hominem's Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor and the production company they formed in 2004. Show More Summary

Review: Topher Payne’s uneven but warmly engaging “Greetings” lets loose his comedic chops

4 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

ArtsATL critics Andrew Alexander and Jim Farmer saw Atlanta playwright Topher Payne’s new comedy Greetings Friend Your Kind Assistance is Required (running through January 22) on its opening weekend at Georgia Ensemble Theatre. In another...Show More Summary

Scenic Routes: Alexander Payne’s Election has some disturbing new resonance after November 8

In Scenic Routes, Mike D’Angelo looks at key scenes, explaining how they work and what they mean. As someone who considers Donald Trump grotesquely unqualified for the office he’ll soon hold (to the point where fear that he might win...Show More Summary

‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Gets Summer 2018 Release Date, Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ Arrives in 2017

6 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

The Mission: Impossible franchise will return in 2018 to try and kill Tom Cruise yet again. Paramount has just set a release date for the sixth installment of their action blockbuster franchise, which is being directed by returning Rogue Nation helmer Chris McQuarrie. Show More Summary

Newswire: Sideways director Alexander Payne is developing a family pot comedy for A&E

The TV green rush continues, with Deadline reporting that Sideways and The Descendants director Alexander Payne is the latest high-profile name to take a whiff of the recent push toward marijuana legalization, and smell TV success hiding underneath all that dank, kind bud. Show More Summary

A&E Developing Pot-Themed Family Crime Drama From Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor

A&E Network has put in development an adaptation of the Dutch television series Holland's Hoop, about a family in the illegal pot growing business. The project comes from Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Jim Burke, Miguel Arteta, Scripted...Show More Summary

Tribeca: Maisie Williams & Jason Sudeikis Talk Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

They also discuss Alexander Payne's Downsizing and the potential sequel Pacific Rim 2 The post Tribeca: Maisie Williams & Jason Sudeikis Talk Devil and the Deep Blue Sea appeared first on

Matt Damon & Kristen Wiig Get to Work on 'Downsizing'

Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig make an exit out of an airport while filming a scene for their upcoming movie Downsizing on Thursday (April 7) in Ontario, Canada. The film is being directed by two-time Oscar winner Alexander Payne and it’s about an “Omaha man who joins the throngs of people undergoing a new process [...]

Reese Witherspoon Leaves Matt Damon's Downsizing, Here's Who'll Replace Her

Every once in awhile a movie comes along that falls into the "so crazy it just might work" category. Alexander Payne's Downsizing is one of those movies. It's not about a company dealing with a workforce reduction, but rather about people who literally shrink themselves and move into communities where other smaller people now live. Show More Summary

Newswire: Kristen Wiig replaces Reese Witherspoon in Downsizing

According to Deadline, Kristen Wiig has stepped up to replace Reese Witherspoon in director Alexander Payne’s Downsizing. Wiig will be playing the female lead, a woman whose husband (Matt Damon) has been downsized due to some financial issues. Show More Summary

Kristen Wiig Replaces Reese Witherspoon in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing Movie

The incredible shrinking satire will reteam Wiig with The Martian's Matt Damon The post Kristen Wiig Replaces Reese Witherspoon in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing Movie appeared first on

Kristen Wiig Joins Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin in New Alexander Payne Film About Shrunken People

Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig both starred in 2015’s award-winning The Martian, but the two of them didn’t really share any screen time. That hopefully isn’t the case with Downsizing, the new film from Alexander Payne.  …Read More

Kristen Wiig Joins Matt Damon In Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ After Reese Witherspoon Exit

EXCLUSIVE: Alexander Payne is setting Kristen Wiig to star with Matt Damon in Downsizing for Paramount Pictures. The lead role was originally to be played by Payne’s Election star Reese Witherspoon, but she has had to withdraw over scheduling. Show More Summary

Christoph Waltz & Hong Chau Join ‘Downsizing’; ‘3rd Street Blackout’ Gets NYC Release Date

Christopher Waltz and Hong Chau have booked roles in Downsizing, Alexander Payne’s film about a man who joins the throngs of people undergoing a new process that reduces them to a tiny fraction of their size. Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon...Show More Summary

Newswire: Alexander Payne’s shrinking movie casts a teeny-tiny Christoph Waltz

Spectre and Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz is joining Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon for Downsizing, the latest film from Nebraska and Election director Alexander Payne. The film centers on a society in the near future that...Show More Summary

Downsizing Movie Adds Christoph Waltz

Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon are set to lead Alexander Payne's sci-fi satire The post Downsizing Movie Adds Christoph Waltz appeared first on

Alexander Payne Returns to the Road to Direct Karl Ove Knausgård’s ‘My Saga’

It’s taken a few years, but Alexander Payne is finally getting close to the start of shooting on Downsizing, a high-concept comedy starring Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon. When it’ll open is still unclear — earlier reports indicated...Show More Summary

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

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