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An analysis of the fest’s dwindling awards appeal, a look at EFM’s many musicals and exclusive casting news for Lars von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built.'
The Hollywood Reporter has released its fourth Berlin International Film Festival daily issue, which includes an analysis of the fest’s dwindling awards appeal, a look at EFM’s many musicals and exclusive casting news for Lars von Trier's The House That Jack Built.
Berlin's Dwindling Mojo
It’s increasingly slim Academy pickings from one of the year’s most prestigious and important festivals. With many lining up their hot, Oscar-tipped titles for the “awards corridor” kicking off in November, is Berlin losing its force as an early launch platform? THR looks at Berlin’s Oscar slowdown, which comes at a time when a rejuvenated Venice, which in Spotlight and Birdman has given world premieres to best-picture winners in the past two years, and will – according to most pundits – add another one with La La Land.
EFM's La La Land Effect
On the heels of awards darling La La Land’s recent success, several projects each with a high-wattage star – including as Brie Larson, Adam Driver and Rooney Mara – are among the highest profile packages at the market this year. THR takes a look at EFM's musical offerings, which are benefiting from the way Lionsgate’s La La Land has proven an appetite for unique, original stories from strong filmmakers that are enhanced by the magic of music.
Inside The House
Riley Keough and Sofie Grabol have joined the cast of The House That Jack Built, the upcoming drama from controversial Danish director Lars von Trier (Nymphomaniac). THR exclusively reports that Keough and Grabol will play two of the women who cross paths with Jack, the film's titular serial killer, played by Matt Dillon.