Been wondering what the hell has been going on with Miranda July's follow-up to "Me And You And Everyone We Know," tentatively titled, "Satisfaction"?
We do know that venerable cinematographer Ed Lachman ("The Virgin Suicides," "The Limey," "Far From Heaven") is lensing the movie and it was going to shoot last fall, but that never happened.
Then we got our hands on a decent synopsis, but the whole concept still seemed vague, other than a "love triangle." However, we have our hands on the script (review soon) and the aforementioned synopsis, while vague is pretty much on point. Here it is again.
"Sophie and Jason live together in their happy, crazy and poetic world. One day when wandering in a Crafts Bazaar, they buy the portrait of a little girl made by her own father, Sophie falls in love with the latter, and their lives are turned upside down."It also has a small, environmental bent to it too, but that's not really a key element despite the IMDB logline.Anyhow, the update: One: As we speculated months ago, too lazy to read the book of hers we own, the film is based on one of the short stories in her "No One Belongs Here More Than You" collection.
"After the New York [live] shows, I began to radically transform it into a movie, and that's my next movie project. It's really different, but the few people who saw the performance will see all these things that were in the performance, that if you saw the movie you would never guess that it started out as a performance."Two: casting is finally done the movie will be ready to shoot soon.
"I've been working on three kind of large projects for a long time, all of which are in different stages of completion, but that movie is about to be shot or ready to be shot. But I spent a really long time casting and I'm almost done. I'm making final decisions now although a lot of things are kind of out of my hands."July seems to suggest that the movie has reverted back to an untitled state, which is something we pointed out and suggested in early January. We'll give you this little tease about the script though: we're not quite done reading it and last we left off we weren't loving it much at all. BTW, the photo above was shot by our dear friend Autumn DeWilde. She was Elliott Smith's photographer and does amazing work. [Gothamist via Notofu]