Oscarweb Round-up: Protesting 'Anonymous'
I'm not quite sure I get this. Maybe it could be considered savvy by the marketing standards like those overly praised for another film further down in this week's round-up, but the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is protesting "Anonymous" by striking through the actor's name on signs all over Warwickshire. Here's hoping it has the effect they're aiming for, and not the opposite. But boy is it getting nasty out there for this film. People have their claws out. There's something so sacred about Shakespeare that the gall of a project like this is irking a great many. Just take a look at the op-ed sections this week. "Dogs and cats, living together. Mass hysteria!" [BBC]
Once upon a time Steve Jobs tried to get Aaron Sorkin to write a Pixar film. Now Sorkin is front and center on a list of possible writers for the Apple honcho's biopic. [24 Frames]
And one final note. Congrats to Guy for landing a stringer critic position at Variety. His first offering: a review of Salim Ahamed's "Abu, Son of Adam." [Variety]