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Richard Linklater’s Untitled New Film Pushed to 2016, Might Direct Jennifer Lawrence Movie

Richard Linklater's Untitled New Film Pushed to 2016, Might Direct Jennifer Lawrence Movie

That’s right. Richard Linklater’s sort-of sequel to “Dazed and Confused” won’t hit theaters until April 15, 2016.

Rumors abound that the film’s title, formerly “That’s What I’m Talking About,” is now “Everybody Wants Some” — like the Van Halen track. But Paramount Pictures lists the movie on Rentrak as untitled.

That means a Winter 2016 festival berth—where “Boyhood” and “Before Midnight” were slotted in the past, at Sundance and Berlin—could be in the cards, but the film will not be a Fall festival contender as we had hoped.

Linklater, whose “Boyhood” won an Oscar for Patricia Arquette as Supporting Actress win, is also in talks to direct Jennifer Lawrence in Sony’s “Rosie Project,” reports Deadline. 

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From producer Annapurna and distributor Paramount, Linklater’s untitled film is about college baseball players in the 1980s and stars Blake Jenner, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin and Wyatt Russell. Linklater has promised that the film will link to his 1993 cult stoner comedy “Dazed and Confused” (which was titled after a Led Zeppelin song). After shooting for two months last Fall in Linklater’s favorite haunt, Austin, TX, it’s nearly finished and has been test-screening.

He’s also prepping “Where’d You Go Bernadette” for Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures. Based on Maria Semple’s 2012 bestseller that unfolds via epistolary missives — emails, letters, legal documents, psychiatric visits and more — the book follows the story of an agoraphobic architect who mysteriously disappears before a family trip to Antarctica. It’s narrated by her teenage daughter.

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