When the corporate, drill-happy shills of Gus Van Sant’s “Promised Land” arrive in small town Pennsylvania, they shop for local anti-finery from a highway store that sells guns, guitars and flannel shirts.
Intesa Sanpaolo SpA will be the first bank in Italy to take part in the production of a film as part of a project to support the Italian movie industry. The film stars Academy Award winners Sean Penn and Frances McDormand .
“The Book of Mormon,” the scabrous musical from the creators of “South Park” and “Avenue Q,” won 14 Tony nominations, the most of any production this year. The shows that will compete for Broadway’s top honors were announced this morning in New York.