Latest Alexander Payne Stories

2014-01-21 08:28:01

Bruce Dern Gives A Career-Defining Performance In Oscar®-Winner* Alexander Payne's Critically-Acclaimed Film HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Called "poignant and hilarious" (Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service), "genuinely touching" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly) and "damn near perfect" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), the "brilliant, wisely observed and wryly funny" (Claudia Puig, USA Today) NEBRASKA makes its Blu-ray, DVD and VOD debut on February 25, 2014...

2009-07-17 21:14:56

Ed Helms, a supporting player in the TV series The Office, has signed on to star in the big-screen, road-trip comedy Cedar Rapids. The Hollywood Reporter said Miguel Arteta is directing the movie, while Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor and Jim Burke are on board to produce it through their Ad Hominem Enterprises production company. Helms, who also starred in the recent blockbuster The Hangover, will play a small-town Wisconsin man left reeling by the excitement of going to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for...

2009-03-03 09:46:52

U.S. filmmaker Alexander Payne is set to direct Downsizing, his first movie since his 2004 wine country comedy, Sideways, Variety.com said. Payne also co-wrote Downsizing, which is expected to feature his Sideways star Paul Giamatti and Election leading lady Reese Witherspoon, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen is also up for a role in the new feature about a cash-strapped guy, played by Giamatti, who figures he can have a much nicer life if he...

2008-07-14 06:00:25

By Bob Fischbach, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 14--There they sat, the Oscar-nominated actress and the Oscar-winning screenwriter-director, in front of about 1,000 people at the Holland Performing Arts Center Sunday night. "It feels oddly, wonderfully intimate," Laura Dern said to her former director, Omaha native Alexander Payne, as their chat began around 8:30 p.m. And, despite the crowd, it did. Two wood-frame chairs, a Persian rug, a simple white-globe pole lamp and a white orchid...

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