A while back I brought you the preview for Julia Stiles' short film directorial debut, Raving, which stars the lovely Zooey Deschanel. Stiles' project was a part of a women-in-film series put on by Elle Magazine, and now there's news of the next crop of short filmmakers for Glamour's film project, Reel Moments. The series gives female A-listers the opportunity to adapt and create short films based on essays submitted by Glamour readers. Next up in the series: films by Kate Hudson, Kirsten Dunst and Rita Wilson.
Hudson's movie sounds the most intriguing: "The '70s-period father-daughter story stars Kurt Russell opposite Dakota Fanning, comedian Kevin Hart and Chevy Chase. 'I'll get my brothers out there stopping traffic,' said Hudson, who has always enjoyed writing. 'Directing is something I always thought I'd do, but not in this way.'" I love that she got Chevy Chase to be in her movie.
About her own short film, Rita Wilson (wife of Tom Hanks, among other things) says, "'It's a story about someone getting in touch with who she is.' Jeanne Tripplehorn, Aisha Tyler, Camilla Bell and Channing Tatum star."
Details about Dunst's film were mysteriously missing from the Variety article, though we've gotten tidbits about it here and there in previous news items. Apparently it's a ghost story, and if Dunst has her way, her buddy Michelle Williams will star.