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Stage veteran Jeanine Serralles, who previously appeared in James Gray’s “Two Lovers” and Julie Taymor’s “Across the Universe,” has joined the cast of Joel and Ethan Coen’s folk music pic “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
Set amid the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene, story follows a protagonist loosely based on singer Dave Van Ronk, a friend of Bob Dylan’s, and other famous musicians.
Oscar Isaac (“Drive,” “Sucker Punch”) stars as the title character, a struggling musician from Queens who, despite being a talented singer and guitarist, can’t make ends meet.
Justin Timberlake co-stars as another folk musician, while his wife will be played by Carey Mulligan, who shows off her vocal chops singing “New York, New York” in Steve McQueen’s “Shame.”
John Goodman is set to play a jazz musician who takes a road trip with the protag, while “Amadeus” star F. Murray Abraham is circling the role of Bud Grossman, a legendary manager. Abraham previously starred in Ethan Coen’s off-Broadway show “Almost an Evening.”
StudioCanal is set to co-finance the Scott Rudin-produced pic, which will be made without a domestic distribution partner. Robert Graf (“True Grit”) is exec producing and production is skedded for early next year in Gotham.
Serrales, who trained at the Yale School of Drama and recently appeared on CBS’ “The Good Wife,” is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates. Abraham is repped by Innovative Artists and Untitled Entertainment.
Callaway Golf Co. reached for the high-end market in the high-flying late 1990s by calling in the world’s richest duffer, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
In a different time and much different economy today, the company is seeking popularity and that elusive quality, cool.
So on Thursday, the Carlsbad-based company announced the choice of another world-known icon, singer-actor Justin Timberlake, to attract the younger crowd golf needs for its future.
But while Gates’ main contribution was a gently humorous commercial, Timberlake’s involvement as its new creative director will go much deeper, the company says.
Timberlake, 30, is already hard at work in Las Vegas, helping craft promotional videos and plan marketing strategy.
Callaway had already been working with Timberlake, and the company gradually came to realize he had a lot more to offer, said Tim Buckman, a Callaway spokesman.
“We were first drawn to him a few years back because he’s a fantastic golfer,” Buckman said from Las Vegas.
“Over the years, as we got to know him better, we found we were really just scratching the surface of the talent he has. He has a very keen sense of how things should look, should feel, should sound; he’s incredibly multifaceted,” Buckman said.
“Those talents will serve us well as we look to connect to the next generation of golfers, as well as our current customers,” Buckman said.
Timberlake displays his sense of style in a 45-second video showcasing golfing greats Alvaro Quiros and Phil Mickelson performing in front of notable landscapes, including the Bellagio’s pulsating lighted fountains in Las Vegas. (Go to http://nctim.es/jtcall to see that video.)
“On a large-scale shoot such as this, the development process extends back several months,” Buckman said. “(Timberlake) is going to be participating in our post-production work as well. He has a lot of skills in editing and sound mixing, as you can imagine from his career as a musician. His impact has really made a difference.”
Callaway’s decision looks well-considered and not the stereotypical promotional deal with a celebrity who is just interested in money, said Casey Alexander, an analyst at New York City-based Gilford Securities.
“I have covered a lot of companies and accused them of doing a lot of stupid things over the years. I don’t think this is one of ‘em,” said Alexander, who has a “buy” rating on the company.
“Callaway needs to do something to get its mojo back as a brand,” he said.
Industry experts said the company has struggled to find a winning formula for most of a decade, ever since its charismatic, eponymous founder, Ely Reeves Callaway, died in 2001.
The company has endured repeated layoffs and changes of strategy as its stock trended downward.
Callaway shares closed Thursday after the Timberlake announcement at $5.66, up 21 cents for the day.
“There practically isn’t anybody on the planet who’s hipper than Justin Timberlake,” Alexander said. “They’ve used him as a one-off pseudosponsorship kind of guy, but tapping into his creative talents to become a more hip brand I happen to think is a very good idea. … I’m a little stunned by it, frankly, when I think about it a little deeper.
“The guy doesn’t need money, and he certainly doesn’t need to set himself up for failure. So there must be something really tangible that he thinks that he has to contribute. If he puts his energy and effort behind it, I think he can make a difference,” Alexander said.
While other sectors of golf have suffered from lagging interest, junior golf is still “pretty healthy,” Alexander said. “One of the things that Callaway needs to start doing is capturing the attention of golfers at an earlier age. I think this is something that can really help them do that.”
Justin Timberlake and Kanye West have been named among the Most Stylish Men of 2011 in a new InStyle magazine poll.
Editors have compiled a group of the 20 best-dressed guys and singer/actor Timberlake and rapper West, who recently launched his own fashion line, have made the cut.
Also, recognised: Zac Efron, Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson, soccer ace David Beckham, Jennifer Aniston’s boyfriend Justin Theroux and actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
Source: contact music
(Los Angeles, CA, December 15, 2011) – In the span of just a few years, Tim Mosley transformed from a struggling teenager sleeping on an air mattress to a Grammy- winning artist known worldwide as Timbaland. Having collaborated with the likes of Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Madonna, Timbaland’s music is as infectious as it is successful. However, his life has often been far from glamorous. A true survivor, Mosley was shot at close range, nearly dead after a tragic car accident, and has been broke, hungry and on the brink of suicide. Sheer will, determination and a love of music pulled Timbaland up from despair and allowed him to create an unmatched body of work in pop, R&B and hip-hop. For the first time ever on television, Timbaland and his family reveal the details of his triumphant story. This hour-long THS packs some major star power: Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott, Keri Hilson and Ryan Tedder all sat down with E! to share their thoughts on this musical savant and what his work has meant to them.
When Timbaland met Timberlake, the connection was instantaneous.
Timbaland – “Me and Justin, it’s the weirdest thing. We just say we’re gonna kill them and then we kill them.”
Timberlake – “There’s no bull****with us. We get together, we break bread and we spill out music. That’s what we do….I think my sound is – half of it is him.”
The E! True Hollywood Story: Timbaland premieres on December 20th at 9:00 PM on E!.
Details on the bonus features:
Bonus features are slim for In Time with ‘The Minutes’ featurette, deleted/extended scenes, and access to the In Time game app all that is available on Blu-ray edition. The DVD version is even lighter with only the deleted/extended scenes making an appearance, and that DVD disc will be included with the Blu-ray package. Tech specs for the high definition feature presentation include 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.
CARLSBAD, Calif., December 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the establishment of an advanced, creative position for multiple Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actor, musician and avid golfer Justin Timberlake. A Callaway Staff Professional since 2008, Timberlake will lend his versatile talents as a Creative Director for the Callaway portfolio of Brands. Timberlake will engage in the development and execution of high-level concepts within Callaway’s marketing activities and offer wide-ranging consultation on the visual representation of the Brand. The multi-year agreement was announced by Jeff Colton, Sr. Vice President of Global Brand and Product, Callaway Golf.
“We have worked with Justin for more than three years now and have been thoroughly impressed with the level of quality he brings to everything he is involved with,” said Colton. “Justin is an extremely gifted artist and an avid golfer with a deep passion for Callaway products, and his creative energy will serve us well as we connect with the next generation of golfers. The opportunity to bring someone with his multifaceted talents into our creative matrix is very rare, and his input has already made an impact.”
Timberlake’s initial work as a Creative Director for Callaway will support the Company’s 2012 RAZR line of premium golf equipment, including the recently introduced RAZR Fit™ Driver. Callaway’s 2012 product line will be launched in the first quarter of next year via the Company’s upcoming “Epic Demo” campaign being shot this week in Las Vegas across several iconic city landmarks, including the Bellagio Fountain. Timberlake’s contributions to Callaway’s Epic Demo campaign, which features Callaway staff professionals Phil Mickelson and Alvaro Quiros, includes collaboration with the creative teams and Director Joseph Kahn.
“It’s always great when professional projects surround subjects that I am passionate about, and the sport of golf and my work with Callaway definitely fit that criteria,” said Timberlake. “I’m looking forward to bringing a fresh perspective to this category — focusing on the social aspects, fun and lifestyle associated with Callaway and playing golf.”
In 2008, Timberlake became the first non-tour player to join Callaway’s team of Staff Professionals that includes Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Alvaro Quiros and icons such as Arnold Palmer. Earlier this year, he participated in a Father’s Day-inspired social media contest that awarded equipment via Callaway’s Facebook page.
A passionate golfer, Timberlake’s rising status in the sport also includes annual hosting duties at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open PGA Tour event in Las Vegas, NV. and participation in the major Pro Am tournaments. Along with his parents, Timberlake owns and operates Mirimichi, a world-class championship golf course and learning facility located near his hometown of Memphis, Tenn.
Kahn heard Callaway’s pitch and signed on almost immediately.
“This is an approach to golf that I have never seen before,” said Kahn, who first picked up a video camera as a kid to film his father’s golf swing. “Golf is a very interesting thing to shoot because there is so much distance in the game. You have hundreds of yards to play with on any given stroke.
“As far as I’m concerned, I’m not really shooting a commercial on golf. This is an action shot. This is like shooting an action movie.”
source: usa today