From Screen Daily:
“The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé.
The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.
A powerhouse cast features Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Wilkinson, Mathieu Amalric, F Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban and Tony Revolori.”
Congrats to Fox Searchlight on the acquisition.
The Chinese tradition where “dead single men are buried with a wife for the afterlife.”
Why are we mentioning this? Just cause some folks over there recently got arrested for digging up corpses and selling them. Anyway, strange!
No escape from narcos for Mexican beauty queen by Adriana Gomez Licon
“In November, Susy died like a mobster’s moll, carrying an AK-47 assault rifle into a spray of gunfire from Mexican soldiers. Hit below the neck, she dropped into a dirt field and bled to death, her carotid artery severed.”
“I’m not no scum bag guy, pervert, or nothing like that– I just thought it was cool to own my own porn collection,” said Johnson. “It keeps my relationship fresh and tight, and I learn stuff that I can use on her.”
“My collection was the best in Michigan– a guy in Connecticut told me that,”
This homeless hatchet-wielding hitchhiker is your hero of the day.