Based on Kathryn Stockett's best-selling memoir, DreamWorks Pictures' The Help follows three extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. Our own Ryan J. Downey met up with writer/director Tate Taylor and novelist Kathryn Stockett, as well as cast members Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney, and Sissy Spacek to chat about the movie. To watch our exclusive interview featurette, click on the video below.
The Help was released August 10th, 2011.Read More
The new indie project Very Good Girls has already lined up a prolific cast with Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Peter Sarsgaard, Dustin Hoffman, and Sissy Spacek attached to star.
Very Good Girls centers on two best friends (Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen) who decide to lose their virginity the summer after they graduate high school. Complications arise, though, when they both fall for the same artist, which tests their lifelong friendship.Read More
http://movieweb.com/person/sissy-spacek/Sissy Spacek has signed on to make her directorial debut with Sweet Tea, a 1930s drama based on a collection of supernaturally inflected short stories called "Goodbye to the Buttermilk Sky" by Julia Oliver.
The film will feature a script by C. Gaby Mitchell (Blood Diamond).Read More
Pound for pound Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek are unarguably two of the finest actors in the history of cinema. Their resumes contain some of the greatest films ever made including The Godfather, To Kill a Mockingbird, Coal Miner's Daughter, Apocalypse Now, Tender Mercies, Carrie, JFK, Crimes of the Heart and The Apostle, yet the two powerhouse actors have never shared the screen together until now. Beginning July 30th, audiences can catch Duvall and Spacek together for the first time in the new film Get Low, which also co-stars acclaimed actor and comedic legend Bill Murray who's impressive body of work includes films like Ghostbusters, Tootsie, Lost In Translation and The Royal Tenenbaums. We recently had a chance to sit down and speak with legendary actors Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek, as well as their co-star Lucas Black (Legion), director Aaron Schneider and producer Dean Zanuck about the new film, it's moving story and working with Bill Murray. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Get Low is a magical and moving blend of folk tale, fable and real-life legend. Spun in the Southern storytelling tradition, it is about the mysterious 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party . . . while he was still alive. The film brings to life the surprising last act of Felix Bush (Robert Duvall), a life-long maverick and misfit who has been nearly swallowed up by the power of his town's sinister myths about him until he sets out to make a shocking confession in front of his own memorial service. Organized by a local undertaker (Bill Murray) and his sidekick (Lucas Black), the funeral will be more party than memorial and an event to which anyone and everyone will be invited and at which Bush will reveal a long kept secret. The result is a comic, poignant, at times haunting tale about the snowballing nature of secrets, stories, heartbreak and the desire for redemption.Read More