EXCLUSIVE: Resolution has signed Stephen Dorff. The actor recently starred in Alan & Gabe Polsky’s Motel Life opposite Emile Hirsch, which premiered at this year’s Rome Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Film. Dorff also stars in David Jacobson’s Tomorrow You’re Gone and Eran Riklis’ Zaytoun, which premiered in Toronto, the Ariel Vromen-directed Iceman, and Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside The Mind of Charles Swan III with Charlie Sheen and Bill Murray. Dorff moved from Gersh to return to his longtime agent David Unger, who signed him along with Steve Alexander at Resolution. He continues to be managed by Untitled Entertainment.
The director’s fourth film sees her back in Lost in Translation mode rather than the camp period drama of Marie Antoinette, agree London critics. This time it’s Stephen Dorff rather than Bill Murray who’s playing an actor living an affectless life in a flat, blank hotel room. “For all the similarities, this does not have the brilliant seriocomic moments of Lost In Translation. If that was her hit single, then this is the B-side,” says the Guardian. The London Evening Standard says the film has no dramatic moments. Critic Derek Malcolm thinks Somewhere may last in the memory a little longer than Marie Antoinette, if not quite as long as her breakthrough second film.