Martyrs director Pascal Laugier’s The Tall Man finally has a release date! If you’re a fan of Laugier (or Jessica Biel) you’re gonna want to mark your calendar for August 31st, 2012.
Per Jessica Biel Central, “The news comes after rave reviews from the Cannes Film Festival. The New York Times posted a blurb earlier this month with August releases, and listed ‘The Tall Man’ on August 31st. Now it has been confirmed by Producer, Kevin DeWalt, that the film will indeed hit theaters on August 31st. It has not been confirmed whether or not it is a limited or wide release.”
“Jessica Biel plays a nurse living in a small town where children have gone missing over the years, leaving no clues. One night, she finds her son’s bed empty and, desperately rushing downstairs, confronts a huge dark figure, with her son in his arms.” Teach Grant, William Davis, Samantha Ferris, Jodelle Ferland, and Stephen McHattie also star.
Fox Searchlight’s Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho just added another key member to its already impressive cast. Wallace Langham (“CSI”, Jurassic Park) will be joining the prestige pic.
Per Variety, “CSI” star Wallace Langham is in talks to play Saul Bass in Sacha Gervasi’s Fox Searchlight pic. Bass designed the main titles and handled the storyboards for “Psycho” and many of Hitchcock’s other films despite famously clashing with the headstrong helmer.”
He joins Jessica Biel (The Tall Man, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003)Toni Collette (Fright Night 2011),Danny Huston (30 Days Of Night), Michael Stuhlbarg (Lincoln) and Michael Wincott in the film. Wincott will be playing Ed Gein and Biel will be playing Vera Miles.
As previously reported, Anthony Hopkins will play the iconic director, while Helen Mirren will play his wife, Alma. Scarlett Johansson and James D’Arcy are to play Psycho stars Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins. Gervasi’s pic follows Hitchcock and his struggles during the filmmaking of the horror classic. John McLaughlin penned the script. Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck and Tom Pollack will produce through their Montecito Picture Company along with Tom Thayer.