Final 12 months, Focus Options purchased “Asteroid Metropolis” for home distribution. They launched an ambiguous synopsis within the course of, however now we’ve got a brand new, more-detailed synopsis:
1000’s of years in the past an asteroid fell from the sky, creating an enormous crater, within the centercentre of which a chunk of asteroid rock stays. Every year, a conference is held on the positioning, attracting astronomers, academics, households with would-be teenage astronomers – in addition to army private personnel. As the celebrities start to align, occasions happen that are startling, and fully surprising. That is Anderson at his comedian finest; additionally it is suffused with the grief attributable to the demise of the mom of one of many households – giving the movie a profound emotional affect.
Some on-set images had additionally been revealed (earlier than being taken down by Focus Options). All of them contained the meticulous consideration to element that we anticipate from Anderson, however set within the 1950’s.
The star-studded solid options Tom Hanks and Margot Robbie of their Anderson movie debuts, plus Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Ed Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Stephen Park, Rupert Buddy, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Tony Revolori, Jake Ryan, Grace Edwards, Aristou Meehan, Sophia Lillis, Ethan Lee, Jeff Goldblum and Rita Wilson.
What number of of those are we pondering can be cameos? Oh, and the place’s Invoice Murray? Did his scenes get snipped after final 12 months’s #MeToo incident? They declare it’s as a result of he had COVID and received recast.
Even stranger, Murray was livestreamed on the final NYFF alongside Anderson, Adrian Brody, and others from the set of “Asteroid Metropolis”. Not solely that, he’s the one who revealed the title of the movie throughout a BFI Q&A final November.
“Asteroid Metropolis,” which wrapped manufacturing final October, and can be launched June twenty third. A Cannes premiere is virtually sealed for this one.
Right here’s the trailer:
GENERATION SEX — Intercourse Pistols and Era X supergroup Era Intercourse will play their first ever headline UK present in Wolverhampton this summer time.
Singer Billy Idol and bassist Tony James, guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook dinner will play The Civic at The Halls in Wolverhampton on Monday tenth July 2023.
The one-off headline UK present follows Era Intercourse’s eagerly awaited efficiency on the Iggy Pop headlined Canine Day Afternoon at London’s Crystal Palace Park on Saturday 1st July.
The Canine Day Afternoon line-up additionally boasts Blondie, Buzzcocks and Lambrini Women. Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.
Era Intercourse made their reside debut at The Roxy in West Hollywood in October 2018 the place they carried out a setlist of Intercourse Pistols and Era X songs, plus a spitting cowl of ‘My Approach.’
The band additionally play European pageant exhibits this summer time at France’s Hellfest, Belgium’s Graspop, Norway’s Tons of Rock, and Kaisaniemen Puisto in Finland.
SHORT TAKES — Movie star-scribe Mark Bego’s subsequent e-book is certainly on legendary rocker Joe Cocker and can be out for the vacations by way of Yorkshire Publishing …
Keith Reid, who co-wrote the lyrics for many of Procol Harum’s authentic songs, died March 23 of most cancers … The Micky Dolenz Celebrates The Monkesstour opens tonight in Orlando, Florida …
One way or the other we missed it, however Ricki Lee Jones is at NYC’s Birdland subsequent week in help of her new Russ Titelman-produced new album Items of Treasure. The pair labored collectively on the traditional album Pirates in 1982. A gem of a performer, the album documented her break-up with Tom Waits and was merely gorgeous. I listened to it for hours on finish. I hope I can catch one of many performances. Take a look at this interview with Jones on WBGO: https://www.wbgo.org/music/2023-03-29/with-pieces-of-treasure-rickie-lee-jones-makes-her-grown-up-record?fbclid=IwAR3bTtPMicueDycZTg5CW_rHUzpMEMMNkZG79GXQuK4MyOp56zMPfShdiSg…
SIGHTING: WOR’s Tom Cuddy and PR-maven David Salidor at Ruth’s Chris Steak Home for a farewell meal. The hallowed NY-eatery closes subsequent week … Simply noticed an incredible TV-segment on NBC’s Right nowon Gold Rush Vinyl and their Caren Kelleher who spoke fairly particularly and eloquently about her hand in returning vinyl to a distinguished drive within the report biz. These within the know will definitely agree concerning the deserves of vinyl, versus digital, however the one aspect significantly lacking from the piece to me, was concerning the inventive course of. Face it, even earlier than one decides to go vinyl, or not, the music, the inventive materials has received to be there. As industry-seer Steve Leeds all the time says (and he’s rattling proper) A good music … is an efficient music. It begins from there … I used to be listening to a really latest Eric Clapton podcast and he revealed that in June he was going to be recording with Tom Jones! He additionally stated that he and Jones used to pal round within the 60’s. Wow, who knew that? … HBO premieres White Home Plumbers on Monday, Might 1. I’ve seen the trailer a bunch of instances and it’s priceless; particularly in case you lived by way of it as I’ve. Additionally, bravo to 10 Years After’s “I Love To Change The World” which inserts in so, so completely. Right here’s the trailer:
Completely happy Bday Susan Hathaway; Warren Beatty and Mr. Clapton!
NAMES IN THE NEWS — Invoice Nieves; Brad LeBeau; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Scott Shannon; Steve Walter; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Charles Rosenay; Zach Martin; Steve Leeds; Bruce Haring; Mark Bego; Kent Kotal; Dan Zelinski; Kent & Laura Denmark; Melinda Newman; Joe Lynch; Radcliffe Joe; Andy Kent; Michael Lippman; Don Wardell; Markos Papdatos; Angela Tarantino; and CHIP!