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Owen Wilson Gives First Interview Since Suicide Bid

October 26th, 2007 9:06am EDT
Owen Wilson
Troubled movie star Owen Wilson has given his first interview since his suicide attempt - to his longtime friend, director Wes Anderson. The interview, to be posted online on Friday at midnight, sees the actor talk candidly to the director of his latest film, The Darjeeling Limited, as part of the MySpace Artist on Artist series. It will be Wilson's first public airing since he rushed to hospital after slashing his wrists at his Santa Monica home two months ago.

At the time, the Wedding Crashers star asked for privacy with a statement saying, "I respectfully ask that the media allow m...
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Wes Anderson Makes Budget Cuts

October 23rd, 2007 2:43pm EDT
Wes Anderson
Director Wes Anderson has slammed the huge budget on his last film The Life Aquatic because the money took its toll on the movie's stars, including Bill Murray.

The budget of $50 million allowed the filmmaker to shoot underwater scenes on elaborate sets, but ultimately meant the film was a large, complicated production.

However, the experience did teach the 38-year-old a valuable lesson - Anderson cut the budget of newest film The Darjeeling Limited down by two-thirds.

He tells London's Time Out magazine, "I didn't like the process. The actors found it difficult. Bill Murr...
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Indian Star Learns To Smoke For Owen Wilson Film

September 30th, 2007 2:30pm EDT
The Darjeeling Limited
The Indian star of Owen Wilson's new movie insists she'll never pick up another cigarette after chain smoking her way through the film.

Pretty Amara Karam had never smoked before landing the part of Rita in The Darjeeling Limited - and asked friends to help her master the habit, so that by the time she first met director Wes Anderson she'd be puffing like a pro.

But she hated every moment she had to put a cigarette to her lips.

She says, "As part of the audition process I made sure that I lit up at some point during the day because I wanted Wes to see me smoking because I di...
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'Rushmore' Stars Reunite For A New Film

September 28th, 2007 10:22am EDT
Rushmore
Rushmore stars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman are to reunite with the film's director Wes Anderson for a new movie. The pair worked together on the cult 1998 movie, and will team up again with esteemed filmmaker Anderson - lending their voices in stop-motion picture The Fantastic Mr. Fox.

The film will also star George Clooney as the title character, reports Moviehole.net.

-Rushmore's Cast and Crew

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Owen Wilson Is 'Happy' Movie With Suicidal Role To Be Released

September 28th, 2007 8:47am EDT
Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson is "very happy" his new movie is to be released in on Friday, despite the fact he plays a man with suicidal tendencies. A depressed Wilson allegedly slashed his wrists in an apparent suicide attempt at his home in Santa Monica, California last month.

And, in a bizarre coincidence, his latest movie character is involved in a deliberate motorcycle accident in The Darjeeling Limited.

But director Wes Anderson - a longtime friend of Wilson's - insists the actor doesn't want the movie's release postponed in light of his recent troubles. Anderson says, "That's not what I w...
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Director Denies Owen Wilson Contributed To Suicide Character

September 26th, 2007 8:39am EDT
Wes Anderson
Movie director Wes Anderson has denied reports Owen Wilson's troubled private life contributed to his latest film character - a man with suicidal tendencies.

A depressed Wilson allegedly slashed his wrists in an apparent suicide attempt at his home in Santa Monica, California last month. And, in a bizarre coincidence, his latest movie character is involved in a deliberate motorcycle accident in The Darjeeling Limited.

But filmmaker Anderson insists Wilson had no hand in writing the role.

He says, "It (suicide theme) comes more from me than Owen. He is just playing a role. ...
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