Matthew Broderick sat down with Alec Baldwin for an hour-long discussion at the Hamptons International Film Festival on Saturday night, and when the chat turned to Hollywood icon Marlon Brando -- who starred with Broderick in 'The Freshman' -- the 'Ferris Bueller' star offered a fairly surprising anecdote about Brando's extremely high standards. "I said, 'Do you see dailies, Marlon?' 'I don't like to watch myself on film. My one time, I saw some footage and I was not happy with it, and it upset the director. So I choose not to go from now on.'" Naturally, Broderick was curious. "I said, 'Well, which film did you go to that you didn't like?' And he said, 'On the Waterfront.'" Zing! If Brando was unhappy with 'On the Waterfront,' he hopefully avoided 'The Island of Dr. Moreau.' [Movieline]



Speaking of Old Hollywood: Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter reported on Sunday that legendary Hollywood talent agent Sue Mengers passed away after suffering a series of strokes. Mengers -- who in the '70s represented a Walk-of-Fame list of stars and directors like Barbra Streisand, Candice Bergen, Michael Caine, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Cher, Joan Collins, Burt Reynolds, Nick Nolte, Mike Nichols, Peter Bogdanovich, Brian De Palma, Bob Fosse, and Sidney Lumet -- was either 81 (her age on Wikipedia) or 78 (the age she claimed herself); she died surrounded by friends Ali McGraw, Joanna Poitier, and Boaty Boatwright. [Vanity Fair]

It looks like Christopher Nolan won't enter 'The Twilight Zone.' Deadline reports that director Matt Reeves is the Warner Bros. choice to lead the reboot, with negotiations apparently ready to start this week. Reeves, who won acclaim for 'Let Me In' -- an Americanized reboot of 'Let the Right One In' -- and did a wonderful J.J. Abrams impersonation on 'Cloverfield,' is also attached to revisionist version of Frankenstein, which sorta makes him king of the reboots. After all: three's a trend! [Deadline]

This is true: 20th Century Fox has acquired 'The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto' for Shawn Levy ('Real Steel') to direct. The film is a prequel to 'Pinocchio,' which focuses on the titular Geppetto and his unrequited love of a girl named Julia Moon. Per Deadline, the spec script is being compared to 'Big Fish' and 'The Princess Bride.' [Deadline]

"Ultimately I think it would have been too big a step to take. Some directors do do it. That guy Rupert Wyatt made a very low budget movie called 'The Escapist' and then he took on 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and did an amazing job. But he's a braver man than me." 'Attack the Block' director Joe Cornish on why he turned down the chance to direct 'Die Hard 5.' Smart move, Joe. [indieWIRE/The Playlist]

Let's end this the way we started: in the Hamptons. Possible Best Picture frontrunner 'The Artist' earned the audience award at HIFF. [Deadline]

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