Entertainment & Arts

Producer creating indie film boom

Upcoming films produced by Megan Ellison


A Prohibition-era bootlegging drama based on the novel “The Wettest County in the World.”

Director: John Hillcoat (“The Road”)


Stars: Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBoeuf, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska

Debuts: May 19 (Cannes Film Festival); Aug. 31 (in U.S.)

“Killing Them Softly”

Gritty drama about a mob enforcer. Based on the novel “Cogan’s Trade.”


Director: Andrew Dominik (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”)

Stars: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta

Debuts: May 22 (Cannes); Sept. 21 (U.S.)

“The Master”

A charismatic figure founds a new faith-based group in the 1950s.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson (“There Will Be Blood”)

Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams

Debuts: Oct. 12


“Zero Dark Thirty” (tentative title)

A Navy SEAL team hunts Osama bin Laden.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”)

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong

Debuts: Dec. 19

Untitled Spike Jonze project

Satire, plot unknown.

Director: Spike Jonze (“Being John Malkovich”)


Stars: Rooney Mara, Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix

Debuts: TBD


True story of schizophrenic chemical fortune heir John du Pont, who killed an Olympic wrestler.

Director: Bennett Miller (“Moneyball”)

Stars: Steve Carrell, Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum

Debuts: TBD


A rancher seeks revenge after being swindled out of his life savings.

Director: Chris Milk (music videos)

Stars: Nick Nolte

Debuts: TBD

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