Hulu has announced that they will be developing an adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' 1985 novel Less Than Zero. This is another project that will dive into the 1980s Hollywood trend as the story is set in the early 80s, but this is very dramatic and powerful story. It's not the kind of film you get nostalgic over. The project is being written by Craig Wright (Greenleaf) and if you're not familiar with the story, here's a description that was released: Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980’s, Less than Zero has become a timeless classic. This coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age. They live in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money in a place devoid of feeling or hope. Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porches, dines at Spago, … [Read more...] about Hulu is Developing and Adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ LESS THAN ZERO
Call your dealer and have them put an eight-ball aside for the premiere. By Jacob Knight Apr. 25, 2018 For readers and writers of a certain generation, Bret Easton Ellis' early novels were rather influential. Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, Glamorama - these books captured a certain detached, drugged out malaise that painted the perfect picture of Los Angeles during the '80s and '90s, before their author grew up and spiraled into a seemingly endless cycle of self-love, entertainment industry punditry, and awful opinions about women. Yet despite Ellis' often insufferable behavior, his books continue to be read by many, as their angst seems to transcend generational boundaries, despite the obvious era sign posts they contain. The writer's first novel - and arguably still his best - Less Than Zero was already adapted into a movie once before (starring Andrew McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr., and a killer Rick Rubin … [Read more...] about Hulu Is Bringing Bret Easton Ellis’ LESS THAN ZERO To Series
Hulu is developing a TV adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ Less Than Zero Hulu has announced it is developing Less Than Zero, based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1985 novel of the same name. Ellis, writer Craig Wright (Greenleaf), and Fox 21 Television Studios have paired up to bring this adaptation to life. Ellis and Wright will executive produce the series. Less Than Zero is officially described as follows: Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980’s, Less than Zero has become a timeless classic. This coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age. They live in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money in a place devoid of feeling or hope. Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of … [Read more...] about Hulu is Developing Bret Easton Ellis’ Less Than Zero
ENTERTAINMENT 04/07/2018 08:02 am ET The actor is known for being irritable. Maybe his new movie, "You Were Never Really Here," has softened him. By Matthew Jacobs Joaquin Phoenix has a reputation for being chilly, even cantankerous. The actor clearly doesn’t enjoy talking about himself, which means he might walk out of an interview or denounce the Hollywood publicity machine or maybe even refuse to speak much altogether. In 2014, during a half-hour Q&A after a screening of “Inherent Vice” at the New York Film Festival, Phoenix wore sunglasses and sat slumped in his seat onstage, not saying a word. When Phoenix called to chat about his new movie on Thursday, I expected the same terse energy he’s now famous for. What would it take to get this stoic oddball to laugh or say something nice, I wondered. As it turned out, it didn’t take much at all. Phoenix was jovial from the jump, even apologizing for our delayed start time. He … [Read more...] about What If Joaquin Phoenix Is Friendlier Than He Gets Credit For?
Video PUBLISHED: 15:54 05 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:54 05 April 2018 Michael Joyce Olivia Cooke as Amanda and Anya Taylor-Joy as Lily in Thoroughbreds. Photo: Focus Features/Universal/Claire Folger Archant Mean girls mean business in writer-director Cory Finley debut feature, a lip-smacking psychological thriller of cruel intentions and unscrupulous personal advancement set in rarefied suburban Connecticut. Anya Taylor-Joy as Lily and Olivia Cooke as Amanda in Thoroughbreds. Photo: Focus Features/Universal/Claire Folger Thoroughbreds (15) *** The succinct, to-the-point description of this teen black comedy thriller would be a Bret Easton Ellis script directed by Whit Stillman. Except that would then require explaining that Stillman is the occasional maker of refined, literate, terrifically tasteful and generally unbearable films about preppy born rich Americans, and then the moment is lost. And if Cory Finley’s debut film has a merit, it is getting to the point. Anya … [Read more...] about Review: Teens with droll humour and jet black sensibility in Thoroughbreds