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Michael Mann In Final Development Stages On Enzo Ferrari Biopic (Exclusive)

15 April 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Michael Mann and L.A.-based Cecchi Gori Media are in final development stages on their long-gestating “Ferrari” biopic, about Italian automotive mogul Enzo Ferrari, which Mann is set to direct.

Mann and Cgm chief exec Niels Juul are eying a 2016 shooting date for the extensively researched pic, based on Brock Yates’ 1991 book “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races,” about the man who redefined the high-powered Italian sports car and almost single-handedly created Formula One racing.

Mann has now merged two scripts, one by Troy Kennedy Martin (“The Italian Job”) and the other by David Rayfield (“Out of Africa”), both based on Yates’ book.

“We are talking to financiers and have some early commitments,” said Juul.

Juul just returned from the Taiwan set of Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” on which he is an executive producer. Italian producer Vittorio Cecchi Gori is a producer on “Silence,” another »

- Nick Vivarelli

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9 Swimsuits Inspired by Classic Movies (and One TV Show!) You'll Want to Shop

13 April 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

From the silver screen to your swimming pool! What do Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor, and Farrah Fawcett have in common? They've all had iconic, glamorous, and oh-so-steamy bathing suit moments—and now, so can you! Just in time for its 30th anniversary, Everything But Water collaborated with top swimwear designers on a collection of 30 one-pieces, bikinis, and lounge ensembles inspired by the best on-screen beach moments. So that next time you go to the beach, you can channel the sexiest sirens, from Rita Hayworth in 1946's Gilda to [...] »

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Movies This Week: April 10-16, 2015

10 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

 

This weekend, the Austin Film Society continues their French Noir series with Claude Sautet's Max & The Junkmen, a film that was never distributed in the United States upon its release in 1971, but finally circulated in a restored print in 2013. This rarity plays tonight and again on Sunday in 35mm at the Marchesa. David Lynch's Blue Velvet picks up a second screening in 35mm on Sunday evening and Richard Linklater will be on hand to introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion. Linklater returns Wednesday night for L'Argent, Robert Bresson's final feature, and Elizabeth Taylor stars in Suddenly, Last Summer on Thursday for Essential Cinema. 

The Paramount is hosting golfer Ben Crenshaw, actress Anne Archer and filmmaker Terry Jastrow on Wednesday night for the Austin premiere of The Squeeze. Jastrow has been a producer on Wide World Of Sports and The Olympics and this is his directorial film debut. »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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‘Grace of Monaco’ to Premiere on Lifetime, Skipping Theaters

7 April 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nicole Kidman’s troubled Grace Kelly biopic “Grace of Monaco” is skipping a theatrical release and will be airing on Lifetime on May 25, the network announced on Tuesday.

The drama opened the Cannes Film Festival in May to mostly negative reviews, with Variety‘s Scott Foundas calling it a “cornball melodrama.” The film was plagued by drama onscreen and off, with the Weinstein Co. originally making a $5 million deal to acquire U.S. rights to the $35 million production.

Grace of Monaco” takes place in 1962, six years after Kelly celebrated her “wedding of the century” and finds her yearning for a return to her acting career. It also stars Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Paz Vega and Tim Roth as Prince Rainier III.

The movie is executive produced by Claudia Bluemhuber, Uday Chopra, Uta Fredebeil and Bill Johnson, with Chopra also serving as producer. Olivier Dahan directed from Arash Amel’s screenplay. »

- Alex Stedman

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An Ode to 'Mad Men's Peggy Olson and her nutty clothes, by ranking every outfit

4 April 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

“You’re in their country now,” Joan Holloway told Peggy Olson in Season 2 of "Mad Men," in the appropriately titled episode "Maidenform." “You want to be taken seriously? Stop dressing like a little girl.” Joan, Betty, Sally, Megan, Dawn, Jane, Margaret, Linda, Bobbie and pretty much every other woman on "Mad Men" endure wild swings in fashion, and sometimes with incredible taste. But despite her lack of knack, I've enjoyed watching Peggy's clothes -- and her arc -- most of all through all seven seasons of the AMC show. Through the professional touch of costume designer Janie Bryant, Peggy was a girl, then she was the only girl in a man's world, and now she is a woman. Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) wore a lot of jumpers, and plenty of plaid, evoking a schoolgirl, a crone, a teacher and a businessman, a melding of infantilization and the masculine. The jumpers have »

- Katie Hasty

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MGM's 'Ben-Hur' Starts Shooting at Rome's Storied Cinecittà Studios

1 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Prior to hitting Rome, early production went down in southern Italy's historic Matera with director Timur Bekmambetov, the visually sophisticated director of "Night Watch" and the entertaining "Wanted." "Ben-Hur" will be reconstructing Jerusalem on Cinecittà Stages and Cinecittà World’s Theme Park back lot for a four-month shoot. Other lavish international productions shot at Cinecittà include Scorsese's "Gangs of New York," Fellini's "Casanova," Fox's prodigious "Cleopatra" with Liz Taylor, "The Passion of the Christ," Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic" and, of course, BBC and HBO's "Rome." Cinecittà Studios, offering generous overseas tax breaks, also hosted much of the original "Ben-Hur"'s grueling shoot with Charlton Heston and director William Wyler. Read More: Will MGM's Return to "Ben-Hur" Stand Up to the Oscar »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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GLAAD Media Awards 2015 Winners: Kerry Washington, ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Honored (Complete List)

22 March 2015 12:52 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actress Kerry Washington, director Roland Emmerich and TV hits including “How to Get Away with Murder” were saluted in Beverly Hills Saturday, as GLAAD held its annual Los Angeles Media Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Washington accepted the Vanguard Award from presenter Ellen DeGeneres, a prize handed to a significant ally of the Lgbt community. She joins a prestigious group of former winners includuing Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Taylor, Aaron Spelling and Drew Barrymore. Emmerich received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award from Channing Tatum, highlighting those working to eliminate homophobia within the entertainment industry. Also Read: ABC Family’s »

- Matt Donnelly

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There's a Little Women Remake in the Works: Which Young Stars Should Play the March Sisters?!

19 March 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Get ready for a new generation of March sisters! There's a Little Women remake happening, sources confirm to E! News. Former Sony executive Amy Pascal will reportedly produce this adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's book, and she won't be the first one to do so. There have been many Little Women remakes before—including a 1933 version starring Katharine Hepburn and a 1949 film starring Elizabeth Taylor—but the most recent 1994 adaptation is the one with which you're probably the most familiar... Yes, that Little Women remake, starring Winona Ryder (as Jo), Kirsten Dunst (Amy), Trini Alvarado (Meg) and Claire Danes (Beth) is a classic in its own right! Admittedly, it's going to be tough »

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'Little Women' Remake in the Works!

19 March 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Over  20 years after Winona Ryder, Claire Danes and Kirsten Dunst made us sob in the 1994 drama Little Women, the classic tale is returning to the big screen once again.

Former Sony executive Amy Pascal will produce the remake for Sony Pictures, while Oscar nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley will adapt Louisa May Alcott's novel, TheWrap confirms.

Photos: Favorite Movie and TV Cast Reunions

The beloved story follows the March sisters as they live and grow up in a post-Civil War America.

Currently, the new Little Women movie will be an all-female undertaking. In addition to Polley adapting the female writer's work, Pascal will produce with Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord.

Video: Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Don't Want a Breakfast Club Remake

Little Women seems to be revived as a movie every few decades. Prior to the 1994 film, Katherine Hepburn starred in a version of Little Women in 1933, and Elizabeth Taylor did also in 1949.

Who would »

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Oscar Winner Went All the Way from Wyler to Coppola in Film Career Spanning Half a Century

11 March 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Teresa Wright and Matt Damon in 'The Rainmaker' Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out.") "I'd rather have luck than brains!" Teresa Wright was quoted as saying in the early 1950s. That's understandable, considering her post-Samuel Goldwyn choice of movie roles, some of which may have seemed promising on paper.[1] Wright was Marlon Brando's first Hollywood leading lady, but that didn't help her to bounce back following the very public spat with her former boss. After all, The Men was released before Elia Kazan's film version of A Streetcar Named Desire turned Brando into a major international star. Chances are that good film offers were scarce. After Wright's brief 1950 comeback, for the third time in less than a decade she would be gone from the big screen for more than a year. »

- Andre Soares

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Pop Culture History Lesson: 'We Are the World' Turns 30

6 March 2015 1:28 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It's hard to bet on the future, but of this I'm certain: Three decades from now, I'll still know every lyric to "We Are the World."

Released 30 years ago this week, the chart-topping charity single occupies at least as much space in my brain as my second-grade teacher (who made our class sing it repeatedly) and my first Sony Walkman (purchased around the time of its release).

News: Pop Songs Meant For Other Singers

"We Are the World" wasn't just a pop-culture event; it was a bona fide movement. Inspired by the success of Band Aid's 1984 charity release, Do They Know It's Christmas?, entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte came up with the idea to record an American track for famine relief in Africa.

Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian produced the song, which was penned by two of the biggest musicians at the height of their fame: Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. More than 45 other »

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Remembering Actress Wright: Made Oscar History in Unmatched Feat to This Day

4 March 2015 9:02 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Teresa Wright movies: Actress made Oscar history Teresa Wright, best remembered for her Oscar-winning performance in the World War II melodrama Mrs. Miniver and for her deceptively fragile, small-town heroine in Alfred Hitchcock's mystery-drama Shadow of a Doubt, died at age 86 ten years ago – on March 6, 2005. Throughout her nearly six-decade show business career, Wright was featured in nearly 30 films, dozens of television series and made-for-tv movies, and a whole array of stage productions. On the big screen, she played opposite some of the most important stars of the '40s and '50s. It's a long list, including Bette Davis, Greer Garson, Gary Cooper, Myrna Loy, Ray Milland, Fredric March, Jean Simmons, Marlon Brando, Dana Andrews, Lew Ayres, Cornel Wilde, Robert Mitchum, Spencer Tracy, Joseph Cotten, and David Niven. Also of note, Teresa Wright made Oscar history in the early '40s, when she was nominated for each of her first three movie roles. »

- Andre Soares

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Kerry Washington Honored by GLAAD

3 March 2015 7:44 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

GLAAD has chosen Kerry Washington as the recipient of its Vanguard Award for her work in promoting equality.

The honor will be presented at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton on March 21.

Previous Vanguard Award honorees include Jennifer Lopez, Kristin Chenoweth, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Taylor, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Janet Jackson, and Sharon Stone.

The organization noted that Washington became the first African American woman to a headline a network TV drama since 1974 when she took on the role of Olivia Pope on the Lgbt-inclusive show “Scandal.” It noted that she has “tirelessly” spoken out in support of full equality for Lgbt people and participated in GLAAD’s annual anti-bullying campaign, Spirit Day.

“Throughout her illustrious career, Kerry Washington has consistently brought life to characters that encourage acceptance of Lgbt people,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “Her outspoken support for equality, both here at home and abroad, »

- Dave McNary

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Kerry Washington Honored by GLAAD

3 March 2015 7:44 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

GLAAD has chosen Kerry Washington as the recipient of its Vanguard Award for her work in promoting equality.

The honor will be presented at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton on March 21.

Previous Vanguard Award honorees include Jennifer Lopez, Kristin Chenoweth, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Taylor, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Janet Jackson, and Sharon Stone.

The organization noted that Washington became the first African American woman to a headline a network TV drama since 1974 when she took on the role of Olivia Pope on the Lgbt-inclusive show “Scandal.” It noted that she has “tirelessly” spoken out in support of full equality for Lgbt people and participated in GLAAD’s annual anti-bullying campaign, Spirit Day.

“Throughout her illustrious career, Kerry Washington has consistently brought life to characters that encourage acceptance of Lgbt people,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “Her outspoken support for equality, both here at home and abroad, »

- Dave McNary

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Kerry Washington Being Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

3 March 2015 7:40 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Kerry Washington will receive the Vanguard Award at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards, the Lgbt advocacy group announced Tuesday. The award is presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality. Previous Vanguard Award honorees include Jennifer Lopez, Kristin Chenoweth, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Taylor, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Janet Jackson and Sharon Stone. Also Read: 12 Worst Ways ‘Scandal’ Hides Kerry Washington’s Pregnancy (Photos) Washington became the first African American woman to a headline a network TV drama since 1974 when she took on the role of Olivia Pope on the Lgbt-inclusive show “Scandal,” which is executive produced. »

- Joe Otterson

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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about The Sound of Music

1 March 2015 9:30 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It’s hard to believe, but The Sound of Music celebrates its 50th anniversary today. The Julie Andrews musical is one of the most memorable movies of all time. It’s also one of the most famous -- a bonafide classic that won five Oscars and an avalanche of critical acclaim. It’s perhaps no surprise then that the film is still enchanting audiences half a century on from its original release.

So to celebrate its big day – and because trivia really is one of our favourite things – here are ten things you probably didn’t know about The Sound of Music.

 

1. Christopher Plummer didn’t like the film

The film is beloved by generations of film fans, but one major Sound of Music naysayer? Christopher Plummer, one of the classic's biggest stars. The man who became famous for playing Mr. Von Trapp referred to the film as "The Sound of Mucus" whilst on set. »

- Daniel Bettridge

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13 Reasons Why Elizabeth Taylor Is Still the Queen of Hollywood

27 February 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's time to raise your glass and rattle your jewelry for a birthday toast to Elizabeth Taylor, who'd have turned 83 on Feb. 27. Though memories of her begin to fade, the legacy of the woman who was perhaps the most beautiful, most popular, most everything movie star of all time remains as vivid as ever.

Younger moviegoers may wonder what all the fuss was about. Here, then, are 13 reasons why Taylor remains, decades after her prime and four years after her death, the queen of Hollywood.

1. In a way, she never left.

Even though she died in 2011, they're still showing her in commercials for her perfume, White Diamonds.

2. She's the original diva.

Long before Beyonce, the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez, and other current divas, Taylor pretty much invented the concept that a celebrity's offscreen life was just as much a performance as onscreen, and just as much part of the job description. »

- Gary Susman

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Elizabeth Taylor's Estate Sues Christie's Over Sale of Her 'Taj Mahal' Diamond

26 February 2015 6:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

An ugly fight has broken out over one of the world's most beautiful jewels.  The estate of Elizabeth Taylor is suing Christie's auction house over the 2011 auction of the late actress's jewelry and other precious items. At issue, in particular, is the famed Taj Mahal diamond that Taylor received from husband Richard Burton on her 40th birthday.  The 17th-century diamond pendant sold for more than $8 million to an anonymous buyer, but that buyer later asked for the sale to be canceled, alleging that the jewel hadn't actually belonged to a Mughal emperor, reports the Los Angeles Times.  Christie's canceled the sale, »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Elizabeth Taylor's Estate Sues Christie's Over Sale of Her 'Taj Mahal' Diamond

26 February 2015 6:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

An ugly fight has broken out over one of the world's most beautiful jewels.  The estate of Elizabeth Taylor is suing Christie's auction house, saying it botched the 2011 auction of the late actress's jewelry and other precious items. At issue, in particular, is the famed Taj Mahal diamond that Taylor received from husband Richard Burton on her 40th birthday.  The 17th-century diamond pendant sold for more than $8 million to an anonymous buyer, but that buyer later asked for the sale to be canceled, alleging that the jewel hadn't actually belonged to a Mughal emperor, reports the Los Angeles Times.  Christie's canceled the sale, »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Elizabeth Taylor -- Family Jewels and a Ton of Cash Held Hostage ... Liz's Trust Sues

25 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

One of Elizabeth Taylor's iconic jewelry pieces fetched almost $9 million in an auction -- but the buyer backed out, and now Liz's trust is suing famed auction house Christie's Inc. for screwing up the deal.   Lizzie's Taj Mahal diamond necklace -- a gift from Richard Burton -- was one of the items hawked during Christie's 2011 auction ... which took in a whopping $156,756,576. Problem is ... the guy who bid $8,818,500 for the necklace backed out because the »

- TMZ Staff

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