Every once in a while, a film comes along that is packed with an all-star cast. 1933’s “Alice in Wonderland,” 1963’s “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World,” and recently 2011’s “New Year’s Eve” tried playing off its star-studded cast to escalate its publicity and box office potential. In January, the comedy “Movie 43” will open theatrically featuring a diverse cast of actors, writers, and directors. This mixture of Hollywood talent could have potential for box office success. However, films released during this time of year generally aren’t considered well executed or bankable. Here is a little behind the scenes trivia about the production.
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The film began development at Overture Films. Overture later put the movie into turnaround and Relativity Media picked it up. A few months after this happened, Relativity bought Overture.
So, what is the film about?
All that is known at the moment is, it’s an ensemble anthology comedy intertwining different tales. Some of the characters have names, which come from DC’s Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman comic books.
The Russian poster for the film is interesting to look at because it uses faux tattoos to illustrate the names and faces of the cast on the back of a bikini model. The model points to her back as if someone needs assistance to notice the advertisement.
“Movie 43” will go into release on January 25, 2013. The film stars Emma Stone, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Kristen Bell, Patrick Warburton, Kate Winslet, Anna Faris, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Richard Gere, Jack McBrayer, Uma Thurman, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Liev Schreiber, Jason Sudeikis, Justin Long, Chris Pratt, Sean William Scott, Kate Bosworth, Bobby Cannavale, Terrence Howard, Johnny Knoxville, Kieran Culkin, Tony Shalhoub, Matt Walsh, and Martin Klebba. Steve Baker, Will Carlough, Patrik Forsberg, Matt Alec Portenoy, Greg Pritikin, Rocky Russo, Jeremy Sosenko, and Elizabeth Wright Shapiro wrote the screenplay. Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, and Jonathan van Tulleken direct.