Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Warren Beatty Making Heaven Wait

Name that bad pun, readers only!

Okay, so one of Hollywood's most identifiable icons is returning from a quasi- self-imposed retirement.  Warren Beatty, or Mr. Annette Bening, began his career opposite a sexually curious Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass, and, 14 Oscar nominations later his last film was Town & Country.  Beatty is one of a very small group of people to have twice earned four Oscar nominations for the same film.  As Producer, Leading Actor, Director, and screenwriter he was nominated for Heaven Can Wait and Reds, pulling in his only win for directing the latter.  His most famous performances include Dick Tracy, Bonnie and Clyde, Reds, Heaven Can Wait, Bugsy, Bulworth, and notable flops such as Town & Country and Ishtar.

But he's back.  And, staying true to form, Beatty is on board to star, write, produce, and yes, direct the new untitled comedy.  Though I personally have never gone gaga over Beatty, it's nevertheless thrilling to see a legend return to his craft.  Paramount chairman Brad Grey talks it up below:
"Warren's script is quintessential Beatty, elegantly written and wonderfully entertaining," enthused Paramount chairman Brad Grey. "It is our privilege to have one of the great artists in the history of cinema come home to Paramount."


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