More ‘Wonder Wheel’

Here are the promised screencaps from the trailer of ‘Wonder Wheel’, along with a few pieces of information regarding the movie, from the director, Woody Allen (via Page Six):

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“The eight-week shoot was set in Coney Island. I grew up nearby and always wanted to do a dramatic story against an amusement park’s backdrop. 1950 was great with all those rides.

Factored into post production time’s budget was re-creating the Cyclone and Parachute Jump. I couldn’t do that before for any reasonable money, but with special effects it’s now not a prohibitive cost.

Live portions were difficult because under boardwalk sections — which are now removed — is where people used to make love, so I had to intercut other places to stick into the movie.”

How’s it happen that every year he’s out with another film and how is it that as this one’s debuting he’s already downtown filming another one for 2018?

“I once wrote for Sid Caesar’s live show. Every Monday, I’d sit in the room, make up stories and have to come up with an idea. I grew up dreaming stories.

My actors in this are Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Jim Belushi and young, attractive Juno Temple. They like good parts that aren’t just car crashes. I sent the script. They were enthusiastic. Belushi I saw 40 years ago in a romantic part and I filed him away in my mind.

The truth is, I’m no festival person. Except for Cannes, I don’t usually do them. My wife likes Cannes. But ‘Wonder Wheel’ is for Amazon, and their people got me to do this one.”

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By JasonX, on October 6th, 2017, under Gallery, Wonder Wheel // Comments Off on More ‘Wonder Wheel’


Trailer for ‘Wonder Wheel’

The trailer for the upcoming Juno-movie, ‘Wonder Wheel’ has arrived! According to it, Ms. Temple’s character will have to face multiple obstacles in her screentime: not just bloodthristy gangsters, but an alcoholic father and a possible love triangle will provide further difficulties for Carolina! Watch the trailer here:

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‘Wonder Wheel’ update

The previously unknown plot of ‘Wonder Wheel’ has surfaced, along with two pictures from the movie.

‘Wonder Wheel’ tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro captures a tale of passion, violence, and betrayal that plays out against the picturesque tableau of 1950s Coney Island.

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A fresh picture

Woody Allen’s official website published photos from the five main characters of ‘Wonder Wheel’, including a portrait of Juno.

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‘Wonder Wheel’ spins towards world fame

We bring you an exciting news piece about Woody Allen‘s upcoming movie, ‘Wonder Wheel’, that features Juno!

(From deadline.com) UPDATE Thursday AM: Woody Allen’s ‘Wonder Wheel will have its world premiere as the Closing Night selection of the 55th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, October 14. Amazon Studios will release ‘Wonder Wheel’ on December 1, 2017, the first film the studio will distribute independently.

“I’m not quite sure what I expected when I sat down to watch ‘Wonder Wheel, but when the lights came up I was speechless,” said NYFF Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones. “There are elements in the film that will certainly be familiar to anyone who knows Woody Allen’s work, but here he holds them up to a completely new light. I mean that literally and figuratively, because Allen and Vittorio Storaro use light and color in a way that is stunning in and of itself but also integral to the mounting emotional power of the film. And at the center of it all is Kate Winslet’s absolutely remarkable performance—precious few actors are that talented, or fearless.”

EARLIER: Woody Allen’s ‘Wonder Wheel looks to have been set to close out the 55th New York Film Festival, running September 28-October 15. The film, starring Kate Winslet, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake and James Belushi, will go into limited release December 1, with Amazon Studios distributing. Amazon also has Richard Linklater’s ‘Last Flag Flying’ and Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’ in choice spots at the Gotham fest.

Allen’s ‘Café Society’ premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. ‘Wonder Wheel’ was shot in the writer-director’s home city, returning him to Coney Island, where his alter ego Alvy Singer grew up in the shadow of the Cyclone roller coaster in 1977’s ‘Annie Hall’.

Typically, for an Allen film, plot elements of the new film are being kept under tight wraps. A logline for the drama set in the 1950s says that it will contain “larger-than-life characters, lovers, infidelity, and gangsters.” Per usual, Allen wrote the screenplay.

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By JasonX, on July 27th, 2017, under News, Wonder Wheel // Comments Off on ‘Wonder Wheel’ spins towards world fame