Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood Daughters Each Directing New Movies


Daughters of two veteran Hollywood superstars are directing new films. Both Amy Redford and Alison Eastwood, daughters respectively of Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood, have sent out casting notices for films they’re about to helm.

Redford’s film is called “Phoenix,” and already stars Justin Bartha. Constance Zimmer and Olivia Thirlby were attached to “Phoenix” at one time but they may not be anymore.

“Battlecreek” is Alison Eastwood’s film, and it’s written by Anthea Anka, daughter of famed singer and songwriter Paul Anka. This makes “Battlecreek” a double legacy film. “Battlecreek” takes place in a small economically depressed southern town, where “a gifted young painter with a rare skin disorder must live his life at night. When a tormented young woman being chased by her own demons stumbles into town, their relationship forces both to ultimately reconcile with their pasts, enabling them to finally move forward to start a new life…”

“Phoenix” is described as “a one-night-stand between two love-averse strangers threatens to disrupt their carefully constructed worlds and sends them on a headlong, spontaneous 4,000-mile journey from Brooklyn to the Grand Canyon and back.” It’s also written by playwright Scott Organ, based on his play.

Two smart women with good pedigrees– we can look forward to seeing these films maybe next fall or winter 2016– at Sundance, I hope.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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