Director Richard Linklater is at the centre of a new legal wrangle linked to his latest college comedy, Everybody Wants Some.
Investor Erik Gordon claims he reached a deal to finance the movie and he has named the filmmaker in a fraud lawsuit in New York, alleging he was cut out of the project.
The suit, which was filed on Friday (13May16) and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, suggests Gordon was offered an opportunity to back the film, then called That's What I'm Talking About, in 2009, and he met with Linklater to discuss the project.
He claims Linklater and his film production company, Detour, "promised that Mr. Gordon and his company, ErGo, would have the right to finance the Film in exchange for financial benefits and screen credits on a motion picture produced based on the Script."
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Richard Linklater loosely follows on from two of his most acclaimed films with this lively university comedy set in 1980. It's billed as a "spiritual sequel" to his high school classic Dazed and Confused, which was set in the late 1970s. And it also represents an exploration of the next stage in the life of the central character from Boyhood. But even without those connections, the film is a fresh, funny, involving look at how young people react to that first flush of freedom.
It opens as Jake (Glee's Blake Jenner) arrives at his Texas university three days before classes start. He moves into a house with the rest of the baseball team, who immediately start tormenting him as the newbie. The alpha male is the swaggering star player McReynolds (Tyler Hoechlin), usually accompanied by his good-time sidekick Finn (Glen Powell). Over this raucous weekend, Jake navigates the rules of the house, including pranks, macho posturing, initiation rites, excessive alcohol and even a baseball practice session. There are also, of course, a series of colourful parties. And along the way he makes a connection with sexy theatre student Beverly (Zoey Deutch).
The film is packed with memorable characters, and the charming Jake is a terrific entry point for the audience. Jenner plays him as a smart, nice guy who isn't afraid to stand up to both the chucklehead jocks and the idiotic party boys. All of these guys are hilariously entertaining as they jostle for position in the house. The standout is Powell's talkative Finn, who is smarter than he looks. And Wyatt Russell has terrific presence as a woolly stoner with a secret. It's a lot of fun to watch the interaction between these guys, who are all in their late teens or early 20s, flexing their newfound independence by obsessing about drinking, drugs and sex.
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Richard Linklater's new comedy Everybody Wants Some is being described as a "spiritual sequel" to his 1993 comedy Dazed and Confused.
Everybody Wants Some follows a group of friends navigating their way through their first weekend of independent university life in the 1980s. But the film is also a sort of follow-up to Boyhood, picking up where that movie ends.
Linklater admits to both of those facts. "At the very beginning of Boyhood I felt the character would be going to college, but I had no idea," Linklater says. "And then here I had this script written about halfway through Boyhood that's about that first weekend of college. So they are kind of related. They're cousins. And this one sort of picks up right after that one ends."
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The film follows a group of baseball players during their first week of college.
In Boyhood Richard Linklater documented a family over 12 years to critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination. Now he’s drawing on his own past for Everybody Wants Some, a college movie following a group of freshman baseball players in the week before classes begin.
Director Richard Linklater.
The idea for Everybody Wants Some first came into Linklater’s head around 2002, when he was thinking about the unique experience of college and how it shapes your life. “I was thinking about this period in my life, being in college and I felt a college movie kind of emerge from my thinking and my own experience,” the director explained.
Richard Linklater talks about his latest movie Everybody Wants Some. The Dazed and Confused director has called the film the 'spiritual sequel' to his 1993 coming-of-age cult classic. Once again the film centres around a group of young friends but this time they're all freshmen looking to make their way in college.
With the freedom that college brings, the new members of the frat house are sure to have as much fun as they possibly can. The director talks about some of his memories and gives us an idea of what to expect from his latest movie.
Everybody Wants Some premiered at SXSW '16
Dazed and Confused was a cult classic movie and now its director, Richard Linklater writes and directs Everybody Wants Some.
Based in the 80's, Everybody Wants Some follows a set of teens as they start out at college and the inevitable hazing, drinking, parties and girls that all come as part of college. Jake is a fresher who's just moved into his new frat house, charming and attractive he's an instant hit with the ladies however winning the friendship of the older guys in the house won't be as easy.
Having written, produced and directed Dazed & Confused in 1993, Richard Linklater has gone on to direct some of our favourite films including School Of Rock and the 2014 film Boyhood which was filmed in real time intermittently from 2002 to 2013.
The Killer Who Inspired Jack Black's 2011 Film Bernie Is Heading Back To Trial For Sentencing This Spring (16) After Prosecutors Agreed He Didn't Deserve Life Imprisonment.
Bernie Tiede was convicted of murder for killing his elderly friend Marjorie Nugent in 1996, and then covering up the wealthy widow's death for almost a year by keeping her body in a freezer.
Actor Black played the soft-spoken mortician in the movie, which chronicled the crime and Tiede's 1999 Texas trial, during which he maintained he killed Nugent in self-defence following years of emotional abuse. Despite an outpouring of public support for Tiede, he was sentenced to life behind bars.
However, he was freed on $10,000 (£6,700) bond last year (14) when his attorney won an appeal after re-examining the case and uncovering evidence of sexual abuse Tiede had suffered at the hands of Nugent.
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Richard Linklater is in talks to direct Jennifer Lawrence in 'The Rosie Project'.
According to Deadline.com, the 54-year-old 'Boyhood' director is in talks to work with the 24-year-old actress on Sony Pictures' adaptation of Graeme Simison novel, following Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's decision to drop out of the film to direct the Han Solo 'Star Wars' spin-off movie instead.
Produced by Matt Tolmach and Michael Costigan, 'The Rosie Project' will focus on a genetics professor with limited social skills who thinks he has conjured a scientific survey to find a perfect mate, but, instead, finds Rosie, a mismatched woman who becomes irresistible to him
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Director Richard Linklater Has Lost His Fight Over An Insurance Dispute After A Wildfire In Texas Destroyed A Warehouse Containing His Film Archives.
The Boyhood filmmaker lost reels of old footage and memorabilia in 2011, when flames engulfed the storage space in Paige as the Bastrop County Complex Wildfire wiped out 1,600 homes and resulted in the death of two people.
Linklater filed a claim under his commercial insurance policy with Truck Insurance Exchange to recoup the $500,000 (£312,500) the archive was allegedly worth, but the petition was denied, amid allegations the film collection and the warehouse building itself was not named in his insurance plan.
The director took his case to court for breach of contract, but a judge ruled against him, prompting Linklater to launch an appeal.
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Director Richard Linklater has admitted that he is open to making a 'Boyhood' sequel.
Richard Linklater is open to making a 'Boyhood' sequel.
The director of the critically-acclaimed drama film starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke has confirmed a sequel could be made, although he insisted it would not take 12 years to shoot like its predecessor.
Asked if a sequel could be on the cards, Linklater replied: ''To be honest, this film first met its audience exactly a year ago and for the first six months of the year, my answer to that was absolutely not.
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Richard Linklater - Shots of a variety of stars as they arrived for the 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards which were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 17th February 2015
John Pritchett, Tricia Linklater, Richard Linklater and Christopher Nolan - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the 51st Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards Gala which were held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th February 2015
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