Friday, June 7, 2013

The Internship and The Purge

This weekend's hot new releases both star screenwriters.

First, former wedding crashers compete for jobs at Google in THE INTERNSHIP. Co-star VINCE VAUGHN has a story and co-screenplay credit. His previous writing credits include The Break-Up (story) and Couples Retreat (written with his Swingers co-star and screenwriter Jon Favreau). Vaughn's Internship writing partner JARED STERN previously wrote Mr. Popper's Penguins and last year's The Watch and also contributed to the animated hits Bolt, The Princess and the Frog, and the Oscar-nominated Wreck-It Ralph.

Also opening today, dystopian thriller THE PURGE, where all crime becomes legal for one night every year.

Writer-director JAMES DeMONACO's credits stretch back to 1996 with Francis Ford Coppola's Jack starring Robin Williams. His other writing credits include The Negotiator, a thriller from 1998 starring Samuel L. Jackson, and the 2005 remake of John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13. THE PURGE is DeMonaco's second feature as director, following his 2009 debut Staten Island.

Actor/Screenwriter Ethan Hawke
Both DeMonaco films (and Assault) star ETHAN HAWKE, who can also currently be seen, in limited release, in BEFORE MIDNIGHT, the third film in the Before Sunrise trilogy. Hawke shares screenwriting credit with his director, Richard Linklater, and co-star, Julie Delpy, on both the latest installment as well as the 2004 chapter, Before Sunset, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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