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First Looks: JACK & DIANE, LA LUNA

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 5th, 2011

Lesbian werewolves and a Pixar short film. Sounds like one hell of a pair, but that is the best way to describe the two films we now have our first glimpses of today - and both are quite intriguing.

First up, Magnolia has not only announced that they’ve picked up the rights to the long-talked about Bradley Rust Gray film, JACK AND DIANE, but has also given us our first glimpse at the much hyped project (via The Playlist). The film stars Juno Temple and Olivia Thirlby, and follows two girls who fall for one another, despite the fact that one of them happens to be a werewolf. 

With a cast rounded out by Kylie Minogue, Cara Seymour, Dane DeHaan, Michael Chernus, and Lou Taylor Pucci, the film will also feature animated sequences done by none other than the Brothers Quay. Best known for films like STREET OF CROCODILES and THE PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES, the Quays should definitely add a level of creepiness and depth to a really compelling project.

As far as the photo goes, it’s not much to look at, but at least we know that the film is coming. It looks and sounds like an absolute winner, so here’s to hoping that we get to see this thing damn quick.

In other, smaller first look news, a first look at an upcoming Pixar short, LA LUNA, has been revealed thanks to Annecy International Animation Festival (via Thompson On Hollywood), and it looks really wonderful. 

To be helmed by Enrico Casarosa, the film has been rolling around Pixar since 2002, and looks to be quite an interesting little short film. Here’s the premise:

"La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait.  A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?'

Which of these films are you most excited about?

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