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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:28 pm 

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Peter Bogdanovich is set to direct the screwball comedy Squirrel to the Nuts. The film is being produced by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. There isn't much more info than that at the moment...but it's enough to pique my interest.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:45 pm 
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Peter Bogdanovich is set to direct the screwball comedy Squirrel to the Nuts. The film is being produced by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. There isn't much more info than that at the moment...but it's enough to pique my interest.

He talks about this in The Killing of the Unicorn, it's the movie he was going to make with Dorothy Stratten before she was murdered. It's about a pianist who falls in love with a ghost, if memory serves. The title is of course from Cluny Brown


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:05 am 
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Owen Wilson, Olivia Wilde, and Brie Larson cast in the long-gestating Squirrel to the Nuts


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:11 am 
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Hmm. Bogdanovich's older films have heart, but Squirrel to the Nuts has a squirrel to the nuts.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:49 pm 
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Peter Bogdanovich's next feature, produced by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, begins filming in New York in June. Formerly Squirrels to Nuts, it now has the rather generic-sounding title She's Funny That Way. The cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Cybil Shepherd, Eugene Levy, Kathryn Hahn and Brie Larson. Boggy wrote the script with Louise Stratten.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Jennifer Aniston
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Peter Bogdanovich's next feature begins filming in New York in June. Formerly Squirrels to Nuts, it now has the rather generic-sounding title She's Funny That Way. The cast includes Jennifer Aniston.


My guarded enthusiasm for this project has flat out died.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:53 pm 
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The title's back to Squirrels to the Nuts and has been filming in NYC for the past couple weeks, so I guess it's actually happening! Imogen Poots has replaced Brie Larson and Richard Lewis has joined the cast.

Set pic of Aniston and Bogdanovich:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:22 pm 
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I was wondering why Owen Wilson was with Bogdanovich in my friend's building last week. Bogdanovich isn't exactly Mr. Happy.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:24 pm 
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If you went from Oscar-nominated auteur to director of A Saintly Switch, you'd be grumpy too


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:47 pm 
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Fair point altho I've never been a big fan of his films or his 'I am the authority on Orson Welles". Full disclosure, my father detested him so I may be under his influence.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:54 pm 
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Well, Welles did live in Bogdanovich's guest house for a couple years, so I'm sure he was privy to a great number of things. Cybill Shepherd's insights in her book were on the level of "Orson loved Fudgesicles and Sesame Street," so it could be worse!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:43 pm 
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If you went from Oscar-nominated auteur to director of A Saintly Switch, you'd be grumpy too
The imdb page for A Saintly Switch describes it as a "high concept comedy". :o


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:36 pm 
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The imdb page for A Saintly Switch describes it as a "high concept comedy". :o
I guess I'm failing to see the irony or humor in your post. It's a textbook example of a high concept comedy.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:59 pm 
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It is, isn't it?

I think the irony is in the phrase itself - it sounds so much nicer, and more credible than 'gimmicky'.


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From Cinefile Review: A last minute casting change sees Imogen Poots replace Brie Larson as co-lead of Peter Bogdanovich's comeback film, 'Squirrel To The Nuts'. The screwball comedy has Owen Wilson playing a married theatre director, who cannot resist the charms of Poots' character, a former prostitute-turned-actress. Two of America's leading directors, Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, have joined forces to produce.

Besides Aniston being in the film, the story feels a wee bit too close to the side of Bogdanovich that I dislike the most, i.e. the horny philandering cad.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:49 pm 
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Will Forte, Rhys Ifans, Lucy Punch, and Tatum O'Neal have joined the cast.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:13 pm 
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Along similar stripper-bombshell lines, you were just in Peter Bogdanovich's latest film “Squirrel To The Nuts.”
Yes, that just ended. I came home yesterday from it, so it is real fresh. My job on this movie was to make Peter laugh by saying the most inappropriate things I possibly could, and it worked. He's really hilarious.

Who do you play in the film?
I play Delta Simmons, who's the actress married to Owen Wilson's character — she kind of loses it when she finds out he has a bit of a hooker problem. It was so fun, like “What's Up Doc” — old-school farce, with the same kind of timing. It's a different type of comedy than I've been used to; I did a big farce on Broadway a while ago, “Boeing Boeing,” and this felt similar to that engine-wise. The timing is so similar to that, so much more technical, with hotel doors slamming at the right moment. But making it was so heavenly, and Peter was on it — short days, he always knew what he wanted, and the cast — I mean, he got Michael Shannon to do three lines, Tatum O'Neal's in it…the cast of characters is insane.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:15 pm 
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First clips from She's Funny That Way, formerly Squirrel to the Nuts.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:24 pm 
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The film has been picked up by that distribution powerhouse Clarius Entertainment.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:42 pm 
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I thought you were being facetious since I'd never heard of them, but they paid $4.5 million for it, so that's a real vote of confidence and a wide release we're looking at here at least!


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They've done an interesting job so far with them clearly paying through the nose on marketing their projects even if half of them flop hard. They also distributed that recent Rob Reiner film.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:49 pm 
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domino harvey wrote:
I thought you were being facetious since I'd never heard of them, but they paid $4.5 million for it, so that's a real vote of confidence and a wide release we're looking at here at least!

I was indeed being facetious, as I'd never heard of them either. I'm sure you're right about a wide release though, and it will certainly make it's money back. Wilson and Aniston still have some commercial appeal.


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How could any movie fail to sell with a name like Imogen Poots on the marquee?


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