In what is surely the best casting we’ve heard all year, Michelle Williams is officially joining the cast of Todd Haynes “Wonderstruck,” which already includes Julianne Moore. The film, produced by Amazon Studios, is based on the novel by Brian Selznick about two children from different eras who both embark on different quests that unfold in parallel fashion. Williams will play a mother of one of the children. “Wonderstruck” will be Haynes’ followup to his six-time Oscar nominee “Carol,” and it will be his first with Moore since “Far From Heaven.” Christine Vachon’s Killer Films is producing along with Pam Koffler and John Sloss. Brian Bell is exec producing.
Read below for more of today’s breaking news stories:
– The Telluride Film Festival is announcing its call for entries in all categories, including student, short and feature length films. The submission period begins April 15, and entry forms are available on the TFF website: www.telluridefilmfestival.org.
– Amazon announced that an independent Prime Video subscription is now available for $8.99 a month, positioning them to become more competitive to Netflix.
– Kevin Bacon is joining Kathryn Hahn in the pilot for Jill Soloway’s new Amazon series “I Love Dick.” The show is based on Chris Kraus’ 1997 novel and centers on a struggling married couple and their obsession with a professor named Dick. Bacon will be tackling the title role.
Watch the trailer for Todd Haynes’ “Carol” below…