Variety just confirmed the casting rumors that have been going around. So that makes the whole production a little more official than it has been. "Production will begin next month in Boston and then move to Los Angeles", writes Michael Fleming. Sounds good to me. I've added the link at the bottom...
Jesse Eisenberg made sure he didn't slip up in a recent MTV interview, when asked if he was cast in David Fincher's supposed next film, THE SOCIAL NETWORK: "There are rumors. That is true." Pretty slick, huh?
Pretty slick, huh?
So far all the sources reporting on the greenlight and casting of main characters for this production have "internet gossip" written all over them. As much as we would like a next Fincher movie moving forward quickly, it remains impossible to determine whether or not there is any truth to this, or rather: what parts of it are true!
Kevin Spacey said there will be a movie but didn't officially announce Fincher as director of the project. There have been reports about the budget, about start of production this fall with a 2010 release date and even of Justin Timberlake playing Sean Parker. Eisenberg's "There are rumors. That is true" doesn't help much here.
I am guessing everyone involved is not at liberty to discuss their roles in this production at the moment, which is why we are only getting half-baked "it could be true" information. And from most reactions I have read concerning this film, I think most people won't believe this is happening until they see the opening title credits on the silver screen.
Fincher has been circling and developing many projects, which never made it into production, or at least not in their original line-up... M-I:3, The Black Dahlia, Fertig, Rendezvous With Rama, Seared, Chef, The Killer, etc. So that doesn't make it easier, either. Due to the massive hype that has been buzzing for this particular SOCIAL NETWORK movie, I have a gut feeling, however, this may actually happen. But let's wait for more juicy news, like set photos, interviews, teaser and all that fun stuff!
Head this way for Jesse's MTV remark:
Variety casting news: