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C'mon C'mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#1 Post by Never Cursed » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:19 pm

Joaquin Phoenix's next film will probably be a Mike Mills-directed drama for A24, will start shooting this fall if a deal goes through

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#2 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:22 pm

Could not be more excited at the prospect of those two working together— can’t wait!

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#3 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:34 pm

Never Cursed wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Joaquin Phoenix's next film will probably be a Mike Mills-directed drama for A24, will start shooting this fall if a deal goes through
Well this has immediately become my most anticipated release for the foreseeable future. To be fair, anything Mills had on the docket would be, but what a pairing!

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Re: Untitled Joaquin Phoenix Film (Mike Mills, 2020)

#4 Post by domino harvey » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:01 pm

Casting call reveals some plot elements
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[ JESSE ]
Caucasian, 9 years old (please submit aged 8-11). A very smart, unusual and creative boy. A sensitive but brave person; not afraid to break rules and speak his mind. Loves to pretend, gets lost in his thoughts. Likes to be around adults. This role requires a good amount of improvisation, so be yourself!...LEAD

[ PAUL ]
40-45, Caucasian. Father of Johnny’s nephew. Struggles with bipolar disorder; is in the grips of a manic episode when we meet him. Must be likable and sympathetic – it should pain us to see him in pain this way. Role will involve some improvisation...AN IMPORTANT SUPPORTING ROLE

[ CAROL ]
80s, Caucasian, a formerly grand woman, now small, elderly, ill; exhibiting symptoms of memory loss. Mother of Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix)...A SMALL BUT IMPORTANT ROLE – TWO GOOD SCENES

[ DETROIT KID 6 ]
9-15 years old; can be male or female; can be any race/ethnicity. One of the children interviewed by Johnny for a documentary; describes his/her somewhat scary vision for what the future will be like...ONE GOOD, CHALLENGING SCENE

[ INTAKE NURSE ]
Can be male/female; can be any race/ethnicity. Works at the treatment center where Paul is taken. ONE SCENE. ACTUAL NURSES, SPECIFICALLY ONES WITH EXPERIENCE IN PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS, A PLUS – IF APPLICABLE, PLEASE MAKE NOTE ON SUBMISSION.

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Re: Untitled Joaquin Phoenix Film (Mike Mills, 2020)

#5 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:08 pm

Sounds really interesting, with some familiar interests and also some different exploration from Mills' other work. Also, was Phoenix's name submitted in the official casting call report confirming his involvement? Beyond excited for this.

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Re: Untitled Joaquin Phoenix Film (Mike Mills, 2020)

#6 Post by The Narrator Returns » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:08 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:01 pm
Casting call reveals some plot elements
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[ DETROIT KID 6 ]
9-15 years old; can be male or female; can be any race/ethnicity. One of the children interviewed by Johnny for a documentary; describes his/her somewhat scary vision for what the future will be like...ONE GOOD, CHALLENGING SCENE
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So I guess this is an autobiography about Mills' time shooting Paperboys.


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Re: C’mon C’mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#8 Post by domino harvey » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:32 pm

Now titled C’mon C’mon
Phoenix will play a documentary filmmaker whose latest project involves gifted children, while the story will find him bonding with his smart-yet-sensitive nephew, whose father struggles with bipolar disorder and is in the grips of a manic episode

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Re: C’mon C’mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#9 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:55 pm

The Von Bondies are back, baby!

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Re: C’mon C’mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#10 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:58 pm

Interesting title, I think I kinda love it.

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Re: C'mon C'mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#11 Post by The Narrator Returns » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:00 pm

20th Century Women's working title was Oh Wow, Oh Wow, Oh Wow (after Steve Jobs' final words), so this has precedent.

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Re: C'mon C'mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#12 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:09 pm

The Narrator Returns wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:00 pm
20th Century Women's working title was Oh Wow, Oh Wow, Oh Wow (after Steve Jobs' final words), so this has precedent.
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Re: C'mon C'mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#13 Post by The Narrator Returns » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:53 pm

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Re: C'mon C'mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#14 Post by The Narrator Returns » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:44 pm

Robbie Ryan is shooting this (not Mills himself, as Wikipedia had me believing for awhile).

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Re: C'mon C'mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#15 Post by Never Cursed » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:40 pm

This is scheduled for an American release on May 29 and will premiere at Berlin's European Film Market. Also, WETA is doing visual effects for the film, which strikes me as a bit odd

EDIT: I misread the article, it's the David Lowery film scheduled for May 29 and working with WETA, not this
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Re: C'mon C'mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#16 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:44 pm

This might explain it:
Variety wrote:"It's basically like 20th Century Women in terms of tone and the theme of those elusive emotional connections we all seek with our family," said Mills, offering exclusive insight into his new project. "Except this time with lasers and mutants."

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Re: C'mon C'mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#17 Post by Apperson » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:48 pm

...Could we get a link to the article? I'll need to read the whole thing before i properly freak out over that statement.

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Re: C'mon C'mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#18 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:51 pm


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Re: C'mon C'mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#19 Post by Apperson » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:03 pm

Yep, happy for myself that I didn't post that quote anywhere in excitement because I sure wanted to.

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Re: C'mon C'mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#20 Post by The Narrator Returns » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:19 pm

Never Cursed wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:40 pm
This is scheduled for an American release on May 29 and will premiere at Berlin's European Film Market. Also, WETA is doing visual effects for the film, which strikes me as a bit odd
I was taken aback by the WETA thing until I realized that that's referring to the other A24 production mentioned in the article, David Lowery's Green Knight. That probably requires more extensive special effects than this does.

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Re: C'mon C'mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#21 Post by Never Cursed » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:24 pm

Oh dammit, presumably the May release is for that film too.

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Re: C'mon C'mon (Mike Mills, 2020)

#22 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:56 pm

Apparently the script indicates this was intended to be shot in black and white, though I don’t think we’ve heard any confirmation that it is

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