Today on indieWIRE, 'The Help' got dissected, Paul Rudd pitched to Harvey Weinstein, and much more.


  • Watch: Rousing Trailer for Ralph Fiennes Directorial Debut 'Coriolanus': Ralph Fiennes likes himself some drama. After laying Lord Voldemort to rest in this summer's 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,' the acclaimed British performer next finds himself playing the titular general in a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus,' which hits theaters during awards season on Dec. 2 courtesy of The Weinstein Company.

  • INTERVIEW | Drugs, Meet Movies: Tao Lin and Megan Boyle's MDMAfilms : Filmmakers Tao Lin and Megan Boyle aren't the first people to find causal connection in drugs and art, but they may have broken new ground in their conspicuous consumption. The name of their production company, MDMAfilms, is the embodiment of truth in advertising: They take drugs and then they make movies.


  • Critic's Notebook | How Movies Like 'The Help' Reinforce Hollywood's Race Problem : Nobody should be surprised by the dearth of minorities in contemporary media. On the surface, it's a boring issue: Whether or not the stories of gay, black or women characters make their way into movies and television only becomes a central issue if specific industrial forces continue to keep them out. If a truly progressive society is color blind, then everyone should let the chips fall and assume equal opportunity remains in flux. The reality is a lot more complicated, as demonstrated this week by the release of the antiquated civil rights drama 'The Help.'





  • Keanu Reeves Lining Up Financing for His Directorial Debut 'Man of Tai Chi': "... but what I really want to do is direct" is a phrase commonly tossed around by actors in Hollywood, but few of them ever make the leap. It's a big transition to go from being in front of the camera to being behind, commanding an entire project from start to finish; a daunting task that can overwhelm even the most powerful players in the industry.