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Olivia Colman Set to Star in Alexander Payne’s Crime Series ‘Landscapers’

Olivia Colman Set to Star in Alexander Payne’s Crime Series ‘Landscapers’

Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite) has had a pretty good year since getting her hands on the Academy Awards hardware. Standout roles in TV series Les Misérables, Fleabag, and The Crown, the
Olivia Colman to Star in HBO, Sky Crime Series ‘Landscapers,’ Alexander Payne to Direct

Olivia Colman to Star in HBO, Sky Crime Series ‘Landscapers,’ Alexander Payne to Direct

Olivia Colman has found her next role. The Oscar winner, who is currently one season into her two-season run as Queen Elizabeth II on Netflix’s “The Crown,” has signed on to lead a crime drama titled
‘Downsizing’ Director Alexander Payne to Direct New Take on ‘Babette’s Feast’

‘Downsizing’ Director Alexander Payne to Direct New Take on ‘Babette’s Feast’

Sideways and Downsizing director Alexander Payne has found his next project in directing a remake of the 1987 European drama Babette's Feast. It's been two years since Payne's last feature,
Laura Dern Is Honored by Friends Naomi Watts & Gwendoline Christie at MoMA Event

Laura Dern Is Honored by Friends Naomi Watts & Gwendoline Christie at MoMA Event

Laura Dern is joined on the red carpet by friends Naomi Watts and Gwendoline Christie at MoMA’s 2019 Film Benefit presented by Chanel on Tuesday night (November 12) in New York City. The
Alexander Payne’s Netflix Movie Cancelled a Week Before Filming Was Supposed to Begin

Alexander Payne’s Netflix Movie Cancelled a Week Before Filming Was Supposed to Begin

Alexander Payne’s next project has come to an abrupt halt. We reported about a month ago that Mads Mikkelsen was set to lead the father-daughter road trip movie. Mikkelsen would play a Danish
The 100 best films of the 21st century

The 100 best films of the 21st century

Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000The director of our
Mads Mikkelsen to Star in Father-Daughter Road Trip Movie from Alexander Payne

Mads Mikkelsen to Star in Father-Daughter Road Trip Movie from Alexander Payne

Three-and-a-half years ago, Alexander Payne signed on to direct an adaptation of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s travel articles My Saga for Bona Fide Productions, and now the film is finally heading into
Exclusive: Emma Stone, Ralph Fiennes Eyed to Star in Alexander Payne’s ‘The Menu’

Exclusive: Emma Stone, Ralph Fiennes Eyed to Star in Alexander Payne’s ‘The Menu’

Oscar winner Emma Stone and two-time Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes are being eyed to star in Alexander Payne's next film The Menu, multiple sources familiar with the project have told Collider. Will
Jane Fonda, Thierry Fremaux, Alexander Payne Advocate to Save Classic Films at HFPA Restoration Summit

Jane Fonda, Thierry Fremaux, Alexander Payne Advocate to Save Classic Films at HFPA Restoration Summit

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association rallied a roster of film world heavy-hitters Saturday at the Ace Hotel’s United Artists theater in downtown Los Angeles for the organization’s first Film
Jane Fonda, Alexander Payne to Speak at HFPA Film Restoration Summit

Jane Fonda, Alexander Payne to Speak at HFPA Film Restoration Summit

Jane Fonda and Alexander Payne will appear at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Film Restoration Summit. The March 9 event at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles is being held in partnership with the
Alexander Payne and Gary Sanchez Productions Team on His Next Film ‘The Menu’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Alexander Payne and Gary Sanchez Productions Team on His Next Film ‘The Menu’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Alexander Payne has found his next feature, as the “Sideways” and “The Descendants” filmmaker is attached to direct the comedic horror-thriller “The Menu” with Gary Sanchez Productions. Will Tracy and
'Having a child is a distraction from your own mortality': Kathryn Hahn and Tamara Jenkins on their IVF film

'Having a child is a distraction from your own mortality': Kathryn Hahn and Tamara Jenkins on their IVF film

Hahn stars in Jenkins’ new comedy about a couple struggling with infertility. They talk about whether feminism is to blame for encouraging women to wait before reproducing – and why their film
Alexander Payne in Talks to Direct Legal Drama ‘The Burial’ for Amazon Studios

Alexander Payne in Talks to Direct Legal Drama ‘The Burial’ for Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios is in talks with Oscar-winning director Alexander Payne to helm the legal drama The Burial. Written by Doug Wright, the film is based on the true story “of Willie Gary, a successful
Alexander Payne in Talks for Legal Drama ‘The Burial’ at Amazon

Alexander Payne in Talks for Legal Drama ‘The Burial’ at Amazon

Writer-director Alexander Payne is in negotiations with Amazon Studios to direct the legal drama “The Burial.” The script, written by Doug Wright, is based on a 1995 case filed by high-profile
Downsizing originally had an even wilder (and far more disturbing) premise

Downsizing originally had an even wilder (and far more disturbing) premise

SPOILER WARNING: Downsizing minutiae discussed below! Alexander Payne specializes in comedies, or at least dramedies, so we can understand why he wouldn’t want to delve into post-apocalyptic fare, as
Downsizing Was Nearly a Much More Depressing Movie

Downsizing Was Nearly a Much More Depressing Movie

Alexander Payne’s Downsizing has had a mixed reception—including from us, but the concept itself is pretty solid. It explored the question of whether we’re doing enough to combat the waste caused by

The Outsized Pleasures and Failures of Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing”

Richard Brody reviews Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” starring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig.
The little scientific debates in the very big sci-fi movie Downsizing

The little scientific debates in the very big sci-fi movie Downsizing

As Alexander Payne's longtime writing partner, Academy Award winner Jim Taylor has, for the most part, excelled in writing smaller stories like Citizen Ruth, Election, and Sideways. Downsizing, their
Downsizing Features Thorny Questions and One Terrific Performance

Downsizing Features Thorny Questions and One Terrific Performance

So much of Alexander Payne’s recent work, and some of the older, practically fetishizes male self-pity: Sons putting up with crotchety elders, as in Nebraska; middle-aged men finally deigning to