Shalom Life | December 21, 2014

Elizabeth Banks Joins Star-Studded Charlie Kaufman Film

The satirical comedy boasts an impressive cast, including most recently Elizabeth Banks.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: January 30th, 2012 in Culture » Film » News

Elizabeth Banks Joins Star-Studded Charlie Kaufman Film
Not since 2008’s Synecdoche, New York, have we been graced with the brilliant, mad mind that is writer/director Charlie Kaufman’s. However, come 2013, there shall be a part of not one, but two features. The first, an as-yet-untitled reunion with his Being John Malkovich director, Spike Jonze, and the second being Frank or Francis, which he not only wrote but will also direct.

In typical Kaufmanesque fashion, the film is described as “a satire of Hollywood set to music, where a film director feuds with a blogger”. The aforementioned film director (Frank) will be played by funnyman Steve Carell, the blogger (Francis) by equally humorous funnyman, Jack Black. Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener, and Kevin Kline will also star. Most recently, Elizabeth Banks has signed on to the film. Evidently, she plays an actress who consistently makes rom-com bombs, and likewise, is having an affair with Carell’s character. Presently, Banks can be seen in the unambiguously titled, Man on a Ledge.

Although there has been no exact date, we wait with baited breath for Frank or Francis to be released some time next year.
Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (30-21) Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (30-21) TrendingNatalie Portman Explains How 'Star Wars' Almost Ruined Her Career Natalie Portman Explains How 'Star Wars' Almost Ruined Her Career TrendingAdam Levine's Maroon 5 Rock Out at The People Magazine Awards [VIDEO] Adam Levine's Maroon 5 Rock Out at The People Magazine Awards [VIDEO] Trending
 

Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (30-21)

December 19, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (30-21)

Join Shalom Life in celebrating the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and beautiful Jewish women of the year.

Read More

Analyst Suggests Qatar 'Give' World Cup 2022 to Gaza

December 19, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Analyst Suggests Qatar 'Give' World Cup 2022 to Gaza

Tom Gross argues that the move would be beneficial for Palestinians in Israel

Read More

Natalie Portman Explains How 'Star Wars' Almost Ruined Her Career

December 19, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Natalie Portman Explains How 'Star Wars' Almost Ruined Her Career

The 'Black Swan' actress says no one wanted to work with her after 'Star Wars'

Read More

Liberace's Hologram to Go On World Tour, Starting in Las Vegas

December 19, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Liberace's Hologram to Go On World Tour, Starting in Las Vegas

The deceased performer will be entertaining a whole new generation of fans.

Read More

Adam Levine's Maroon 5 Rock Out at The People Magazine Awards [VIDEO]

December 19, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Adam Levine's Maroon 5 Rock Out at The People Magazine Awards [VIDEO]

On Thursday evening, Maroon 5 wowed the audience with a live performance of 'Animals'

Read More

Oops! Drake Confused Adam Silver for Donald Sterling

December 19, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Oops! Drake Confused Adam Silver for Donald Sterling

At the Toronto Raptors Drake night, Drake mixed up some important names.

Read More

Ambassador Dan Shapiro Urges U.S. Collaboration with Jerusalem College of Technology

December 19, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
Ambassador Dan Shapiro Urges U.S. Collaboration with Jerusalem College of Technology

Shapiro visited the college for a private demonstration of several ground-breaking technologies developed by students

Read More

This British Politician Is Trying to Put an End to Racism & anti-Semitism on Twitter

December 19, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
This British Politician Is Trying to Put an End to Racism & anti-Semitism on Twitter

Luciana Berger, the subject of some 2,500 anti-Semitic tweets earlier this year, wants the platform to ban racist words

Read More

More Headlines