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Jul 12
2020

Charlie Kaufman’s “I’m thinking of Ending Things”, based on an acclaimed Iain Reid novel, involves a young man (Jesse Plemons) taking his new girlfriend (Jessie Buckley) to visit his parents (David Thewlis and Toni Collette) on an isolated farm. But on the way there… well, “something happens.” To say anything more would spoil a twisted, diabolical narrative on page that Kaufman will undoubtedly stretch and twist to its absolute breaking point. He’s assembled himself an outstanding cast — I especially love the parental combination of Collette and Thewlis, both so great at “horrifically screaming at their scene partners.” A Collider article on the upcoming release has more information: I’m also intrigued by some of star Plemons’ comments regarding the making of the film: “I was pretty intimidated because we were shooting on average 11 pages a day, every day, on a stage, prop guys throwing snow. It was almost… ‘psychological torture’ is too strong, but it did have a strange effect. Jessie and I became delirious and were laughing a lot. The longest take is something like 16 minutes I think? So it was like ‘Action! See ya in a while!’ It changed acting for me in a way, I think.”

Mar 27
2019

Toni Collette sure loves her Netflix, and so do we! After “Wanderlust” and “Velvet Buzzsaw”, Toni and Jesse Plemons are among the stars who have signed up for a new psychological thriller Netflix film directed by Charlie Kaufman. They will be joined by Jessie Buckley and David Thewlis in “I’m Thinking Of Ending Things”, which is based on the best-selling 2016 debut novel of the same name by Iain Reid. Kaufman, who wrote the films Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, will also write the screen adaptation, and Reid will co-produce alongside Anthony Bregman. Exploring the fragility of the psyche and the limitations of solitude, the novel tells the story of Jake and his girlfriend, who go on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm. The girlfriend, who is not named, is thinking of ending things, but is left stranded when Jake takes an unexpected detour, leading to a disturbing series of events. The last time news broke about Charlie Kaufman’s film (his first directorial outing since 2015’s Anomalisa), it was that Brie Larson had joined the cast. She’s no longer part of the film. From the sounds of it, Buckley will swap in for Larson as the girlfriend, while Collette and Thewlis are likely as his parents. There’s no word on when we might see the film, but the casting announcement means Kaufman has already kicked off shooting or is about to start.