Sharing Steve :: New Stuff
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
3 movies in 5 months
National Post (Canada)
September 12, 2005 Monday
SPECIAL REPORT: TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL; The One-Minute Interview; Pg. AL4
With Martin, the first second felt like four seconds, the second like six, the third ...
Bob Thompson, National Post
Seriously, Steve Martin is low key and laid back. Sort of mild and hazy. Want proof? First, there is his Shopgirl novel and the movie made from the book.
And there is the rich-but-repressed character, which seems to come naturally, that he plays in the film. Then there is the real Steve Martin. Fans of funny get to see that guy later on. His family comedy, Cheaper By The Dozen 2, (shot in Toronto) gets its release later this year, and then comes his take on Inspector Clouseau in the The Pink Panther remake, set for a February opening. "I've had a weird, star-crossed constellation thing happen," he says at the Four Seasons. "I have three movies coming out in five months. It wasn't meant to be, but it worked out this way."