Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Movie Buzz: Sally Potter's Bomb

I am excited about several films right now... Let's start with the furthest one away - 
Bomb. I just read about this upcoming period film written & directed by Sally Potter and am really intrigued with the story and the cast.


The story centers on two 16-year-old girls living in early 1960s London, caught amid the political change of the Cold War and the social change of the sexual revolution. 13-year-old Elle Fanning (We Bought A Zoo, Super 8) has been cast to play Ginger, the brainy rebel wanting to save the world from nuclear annihilation. In actuality, her family is more likely to explode - Alessandro Nivola plays Ginger's father, a free-thinking, charismatic writer who enrages his daughter by having an affair with her best friend, Rosa, played by newcomer Alice Englert (Singularity).

I'm becoming a big Elle Fanning fan and can't wait to see what she does with a part like this. As Potter told Deadline, "Elle has a subtlety and range beyond her years. Her unaffected enthusiasm for work is a joy. She can move you to tears and then light up the room with her radiant smile, the perfect presence at the center of this volatile story." Doesn't she even look beyond her years in the pics above?
I haven't seen any of her work but am very curious about Alice Englert too. This 17-year-old (below) is the daughter of director Jane Campion and filmmaker Colin EnglertPotter noted that Alice "is a beautiful, intelligent young woman with the movies in her bones. Together, playing teenage rebels, they are sure to be a pair of firecrackers." Can't you just picture the two of them lighting up the screen together?!

The BFI and BBC Films production is scheduled to start shooting in February 2012 in and around London and the South Coast. Ms. Potter is joined in her effort by producers Christopher Sheppard and Andrew Litvin.

Information gathered from CinemaBlend, IMDb, and IndieWire. Top pic from here, Elle images from Interview & Marie Claire, Alice images from Vogue Italia & Harper's Bazaar

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