20 July 2005

PT Anderson's Secret Directing Gig

Hey guys, it's Donnie...While I'm literally sitting at my computer checking BlueTights about every 20 minutes to see if they've posted the ComicCon footage, I also get all kinds of excited about projects and directors on the total opposite side of the spectrum. Paul Thomas Anderson is an absolute visionary filmmaker, and while some regard his work as long and boring, I think that it's absolutely nothing short of brilliant. Punch Drunk Love proved Adam Sandler could do more than fuck around with Chris Rock and barely avoid laughing at his own jokes. (I still love Happy Gilmore though.)

So imagine my surprise when I read a headline proclaiming that PT is currently directing none other than...Lindsay Lohan. To which my immediate response was, "Wait, isn't she doing Prarie Home Companion for Robert Altman?"

Yes. Sort of.

Remember those BlueTights/KongIsKing crossover diaries where Peter Jackson is really exhausted so he calls Bryan Singer to come and direct King Kong for a day? It's kind of like that. I knew that Altman was getting to be senile as all hell, but apparantly he's gotten seriously ill of late and is not always up to directing. Altman has therefore brought PT Anderson on board to hang about the set and take over directing on days when he can't do it himself. Altman is still in charge, he's just telling Anderson what he wants and trusting PT to get it done.

We haven't received official confirmation from the powers that be, but it has been confirmed that Anderson has been onset through much of the shoot in some sort of producing capacity. Since the DGA is all finicky about shared directing credits, expect PT to be announced soon as some sort of Executive Producer.

In case you've forgotten, Lohan is only one member of an ensemble cast that includes Woody Harrelson, Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, John C. Reilly, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, Virgina Madsen and Garrison Keillor as himself. That's a lot of talent, and under the direction of Anderson and Altman, well, it's pretty awesome.


Post a Comment

<< Home

Little Giant Ladder