You can find an recent articles on it and links to actors sites.
So far basically... it begins filming in Dublin on June 16th and will later film in NYC. It will be directed by Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors, Johnny English) who's also now credited as a co-writer (good, he's a damn fine writer). It will co-star the lovely Julianne Moore and the very good and quirky Parker Posey has been the first of the supporting cast hired. Pierce's IDT is co-producing and it will distributed by New Line.
Sheen rocking 'Attraction' for NL, Intermedia May 28, 2003
Michael Sheen, last seen in the epic "The Four Feathers," has joined the cast of New Line Cinema and Intermedia Films' "The Laws of Attraction." Also starring Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore and Parker Posey, "Laws" is a romantic comedy about two New York divorce lawyers who fall in love. Sheen will portray a rock star who hires Moore's character to oversee his very public divorce from his wife (Posey). "Laws" is being directed by Peter Howitt and begins production next month in Dublin.
David Friendly, Marc Turteltaub and Julie Derk of Deep River Prods. are producing along with Beau St. Clair of Pierce Brosnan's Irish Dreamtime. Moritz Borman and Basil Iwanyk are executive producing for Intermedia with Mark Gill, Bob Yari and Mark Gordon of Stratus Film Co. Sheen can next be seen starring opposite Kate Beckinsale in Sony/Screen Gems' dark actioner "Underworld," the Paramount adventure "Timeline" and director Stephen Fry's "Bright Young Things." Sheen appears as Caligula at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London and is simultaneously shooting the starring role of Tony Blair in Stephen Frears' "The Deal" for Granada Films. He is repped by ICM and Tammy Rosen of Personal Management Co. (Josh Spector)
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Romantic comedy Laws of Attraction is living up to its name, attracting a couple of A-list stars. Joining Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore are Parker Posey and lesser-known actor Michael Sheen (The Four Feathers).
The plot focuses on two divorce attorneys (Brosnan and Moore) who get married, only to discover that avoiding the problems of a relationship isn't any easier when you've had plenty of firsthand experience with the pitfalls. Sheen will play a famous musician divorcing his wife (Posey) who comes to Moore's character for legal assistance.
Peter Howitt will direct, and Aline Brosh McKenna and Robert Harling wrote the script.
Uh... Er... I finally updated my Laws of Attraction page with latest articles and some cast pictures (not LOA yet.) Not that I'm trying to upstage Ace who provides most of the info anyway... But in case somebody wanted to look at something and her site was down due to incrediby high traffic volume... As a back-up... Anyway, that's shameless site plug, I know. I would have blushed if there were an emoticon for that.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Actresses Frances Fisher and Nora Dunn have joined the cast of "Laws of Attraction," the New Line Cinema/Intermedia Films romantic comedy starring Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore.
"Attraction" centers on New York divorce lawyers who fall in love. Fisher will play Moore's hip, sisterlike Beverly Hills mother, while Dunn plays the divorce court judge.
"Attraction" is being directed by Peter Howitt and begins production this month in Dublin, Ireland.
Best known for her supporting role in "Titanic," Fisher stars in the recently released Miramax feature "Blue Car" and the upcoming "House of Sand and Fog." She is also a series regular in the upcoming NBC drama "The Lyon's Den" and a member of SAG's national board of directors.
Dunn, best known for her work on "Saturday Night Live," is onscreen in "Bruce Almighty" and can be seen in the upcoming 20th Century Fox drama "Runaway Jury."
LOL, I wasn't competing, but what the heck how's this for a nice little tidbit. (yes I broke down and bought the mag....)
Irish America June/July 2003
Brosnan’s next venture, Laws of Attraction with Julianne Moore will take him to Ireland again, and though he “loves going back there,” there is a sense that he’d rather stay home in Malibu with his wife and two young sons. “The reason for doing this film is because it was written in Los Angeles. It’s about two divorce attorneys and I thought as last I’m home. I can just nip down the road to a location or wherever, but nope. Shoot in New York, go over to Ireland, the glorious tax break. It’s not easy making pictures these days,” he laments.
Ahhhhh so that's why locations were changed. But it's summer, school's out, he can take the wife and kids on the road.... again.
On Monday I was at the plaza that also has Borders and B&N and was at least going to take a look at it, but didn't because time run out and I had to go and pick up the neighbor's child I'm taking care of. Naturally, when I did come to pick him up, I found out that his crazy mommy had scheduled him a playdate, of which she had left me a message on the machine about 20 minutes ahead of time. And I'm not going back for a while. Sigh. I think He is trying to tell me something and though I don't know what, I suspect it's that I have enough magazines... Sigh... I liked that Phileas Fogg picture...
--As we speak Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan are starting a shoot in Ireland. They play lawyers. Both are divorced and they hook up. Movie's called "Laws of Attraction." She's eccentric. One eccentricity being major clothing. The stylist was all over Manhattan last week collecting Prada wardrobe, Manolo Blahnik shoes which match Lana Marks alligator handbags and are very specifically in cognac, burgundy and red. The stuff's being made as we speak. The filming starts the 15th.
Well now we know the film will be stylish (was there any doubt though), but who cares what Julianne wil wear? What will PB be wearing?
Admin Note This is the extent of what I (and Yuliya) have been able to find on Google from the Laws of Attraction topic, lost in the Great Moronic Deletion of Film & TV '06. I don' t think much more will be found but if it does I'll post it all in another topic.
I'm leaving this post as a space marker for the mourned missing 41 pages. Feel free to fill up this topic again with new posts.
"Laws of Attraction" does everything "Intolerable Cruelty" tried to do, and then some.
Unlike last year's Coen brothers romantic comedy — in which the witty banter and the repeated marrying and divorcing wore thin about two-thirds of the way in, despite the glorious George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones — this movie stays light, crisp and snappy until the end.
This makes it sound like a can of soda — possibly something diet and lemon-lime flavored — but a glass of champagne is a more apt comparison. The film from director Peter Howitt ("Sliding Doors") definitely tries to evoke a fizzy, retro New York kind of energy, with its fabulous restaurants and apartments and the expensively dressed characters who inhabit them.
Whereas Clooney played a divorce lawyer and Zeta-Jones his femme fatale client, Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore play dueling divorce lawyers who clash in and out of court.
The casting is part of the movie's charm: Neither actor is exactly well-known for romantic comedy work (though playing James Bond for the past decade sorta counts, since Brosnan is called upon to be romantic and comedic at varying times).
Moore, meanwhile, has built a respected career on tormented characters, from "Boogie Nights" and "Magnolia" to "Far From Heaven" and "The Hours." Her few previous forays into this genre have resulted in more misses ("Nine Months") than hits ("An Ideal Husband").
So it's a joy to watch the novelty of these two mature, sublime actors playing off each other, even if it's in a formulaic context.
You know even before Daniel Rafferty and Audrey Woods meet that they'll instantly hate each other, but ultimately end up falling in love. There isn't much room for surprise in this kind of movie.
Rakishly handsome Daniel and prim control freak Audrey end up on opposing ends of several high-profile divorce cases before snippy Judge Abromovitz (Nora Dunn). The biggest of all involves self-involved rock star Thorne Jamison (Michael Sheen, playing a sort of young Ozzy Osbourne) and his volatile fashion designer wife, Serena (Parker Posey, who's so hyper, she positively vibrates).
Thorne and Serena both want control of the Irish castle they shared, which forces his lawyer, Audrey, and her lawyer, Daniel, to trek to Ireland to take depositions from the confused staff.
The cinematography of the lush Irish countryside is lovely and all, but Howitt slows the film's pacing almost to a standstill to give us time to take it in. "Laws of Attraction" almost becomes an entirely different movie in Ireland, and it makes us long for the one we were watching before — especially because that one included Frances Fisher as Audrey's plastic surgery-obsessed socialite mother.
(That it's physically impossible for Fisher, at 51, to be the mother of Moore, at 43, is only part of the joke. She's sassy, sexy and gets many of the best lines in the script from Aline Brosh McKenna and "Steel Magnolias" writer Robert Harling.)
Something noteworthy does happen in Ireland, though: Daniel and Audrey wake up in bed together after a night of heavy drinking and realize they've gotten married (which we see in trailers for the movie).
Here's where it really resembles "Intolerable Cruelty," but thankfully the movie doesn't drag the gag out too long. Quite the opposite: It wraps up a little too tidily, but "Laws of Attraction" has charmed so sufficiently until then, there's no need to object.
"Laws of Attraction," a New Line Cinema release, is rated PG-13 for sexual content and language. Running time: 87 minutes. Three stars out of four. « Last Edit: 30. Apr at 23:44 by SparklingBlue »
For the record I saw it twice on Friday, at 90 minutes and a quick turnaround at the theater it was too tempting to pass by. I enjoyed it more the second time around because I concentrated less on picking out the flaws or seeing if I agreed if they were flaws at all (I should stop reading all the reviews before I see a film, if I know I'm going to see it regardless).
It was a cute romantic comedy, well done and sprightly with gorgeous likeable leads who are also very fine actors. Julianne was much better than many of the reviews gave her credit for, while not a natural comedian and with a couple of mistimed barbs, she nonetheless had a crackling energy and her character was believably and sometimes simultaneously neurotic, quirky and warm. Yes her resisting him that long is hard to believe but hey we all watched Laura resist Steele for 4 plus years. And she's not so much resisting him as she is the belief he'd actually want her.
The dialogue could have been sharper, especially hers, but then her fumbling and tongue tied-ness worked with her character who while a wiz in the courtroom was socially backward. There could have been a bit more character development (I mean why isn't he already married if he believes in marriage, he's a bloody damn great catch!) especially after their marriage but then we got alot more from them together as a couple than we usually get in romantic comedies.
Frances Fisher is a standout as the botox junkie mother and she had some of the best lines, delivering them all with perfect timing and a great dry wit. I even liked the caricature, at each other's throats, couple, especially Michael Sheen's Thorne.
Which brings us to Pierce... he was the highlight of the film, and as is so often true lately the best thing about the film he's in. Here he's sexy, magnetic, funny, warm, intelligent, and unbelievably charismatic. He hasn't had a role that's allowed him to be so light and loose since RS (he was dark and loose in The Tailor of Panama). With his pinpoint comic timing there isn't a line or action in the film he doesn't hone and shine until it positively sparkles and he makes it look effortless. I'm glad the overwhelming majority of critics even if they didn't like the film or Moore acknowledged how truly wonderful he is in this film. And even though I liked the film, damn what the man really deserves is his own Billy Wilder or Howard Hawks, he's that good.
You want unbiased, ask me about The Mirror Has Two Faces, Love Affair, Taffin, Detonator, Night Watch, Lawnmower Man, Robinson Crusoe, Dante's Peak and cough wheeze gag Entangled . (though he's actually very good in it!) I can be quite unbiased about his movies.
But if you want unbiased about Pierce, read the overwhelming majority of the reviews good, bad and indifferent and they'll tell you the same, he's really wonderful in it. Hell even the always nasty snobby insulting Villiage Voice acknowledged his skill and charm, albeit in the most off handed half-hearted way possible.
Love the humor and Sparking Blue melting all over her chair. What about all her tears? She'll have to swim to get away from her chair.
I'm saving the reviews to read AFTER I see the movie. I also want to see it twice, so figure I'll have more time to see it during the week, rather than on the weekend. So I'm planning to see it Monday, Tuesday or Thursday.