Hot off "The Descendants," his accolade-laden latest, Omaha-native filmmaker Alexander Payne's talking about his next movie, "Nebraska."
Few details are known about "Nebraska," a good part of which will be filmed and take place in Payne's home state, but Payne revealed a bit about the plot to the movie blog ComingSoon.net on Thursday.
Payne: "It's a father/son road trip from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska, but it gets waylaid at a crappy town in central Nebraska where the father grew up and where he has some old scores to settle. It's just a little comedy. It's nothing fancy. Nothing too ambitious. It's a nice little comedy."
Payne also told the site that he has an actor in mind for the lead, but that actor has yet to read the script. Payne still hopes to start shooting sometime this year.
In a November interview with World-Herald staff writer Bob Fischbach, Payne had this to say about "Nebraska:
"It's a script I've been sitting on for years, and now finally we're going to shoot it in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, probably a little in Iowa. In terms of office and crew, it's ideal if we can find locations within spitting distance of Omaha. Whether I make it to shooting by May or not, only the gods know. But that's my plan."
First he has to get through awards season.