16 items from 2007
1 December 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
NEW YORK -- Equinoxe Films has signed an exclusive two-year pact with Kimmel International to distribute all KI films, including Sidney Kimmel Entertainment productions, throughout Canada.
Under terms of the agreement negotiated by KI president Mark Lindsay and executive vp business affairs Jill Silfen with Equinoxe vp distribution Marie-Claude Poulin, Equinoxe will handle distribution of English and French-language productions in all media.
Upcoming films set to be included in the pact are the romantic comedy "Management" starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn, the drama "All God's Children Can Dance" starring Joan Chen and the comedy "Ye Olde Times" starring Cary Elwes, Matthew Lillard and Jack Black.
In September, Equinoxe acquired three SKE films for Canadian distribution: "Lars and the Real Girl" starring Ryan Gosling, "Married Life" starring Pierce Brosnan and "Charlie Bartlett" starring Hope Davis.
KI was founded in 2005 as an international film sales company and now oversees the licensing, marketing and distribution of SKE features. »
Actor Daniel Craig has denied reports he has signed a $67 million deal tying him to the James Bond franchise for a further four films. Reports surfaced last month, claiming Craig had accepted an offer by film studio MGM to stay in the role for the next 10 years. But the blond 39-year-old insists the reports are grossly exaggerated, and he has so far only committed to one more film in the spy franchise. He says, "It's not that it's not true, but I haven't signed up on that level. I've signed for the next movie and after that we'll see. That's the way I'm doing it and it's certainly not formal." Craig is currently filming Bond 22 - his second outing as secret agent 007 following the success of 2006's Casino Royale. His predecessor, Pierce Brosnan, starred in four Bond movies - but Sir Roger Moore remains the longest-serving 007 star, having played the iconic role in seven films between 1973 and 1985. »
Pierce Brosnan will not face charges for allegedly beating up a photographer in Malibu, California - because there isn't enough evidence against him. Los Angeles County prosecutors have decided not to file criminal charges against The Matador actor following his reported fracas with a snapper last month. Officials at the District Attorney's office have ruled there was insufficient evidence to pursue a battery charge against Brosnan, according to Tmz.com.
13 November 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Paul Verhoeven is coming back to Hollywood.
Set in Europe and the Middle East, the story revolves around the adventures of Crown as he becomes entangled in a centuries-old feud and must decide how much he's willing to risk for love.
Pierce Brosnan, who is producing the film through his Irish DreamTime shingle, is set to reprise his role as the self-made billionaire.
Verhoeven quickly made Hollywood's A-list of directors with 1990's Total Recall and 1992's Basic Instinct, but after movies like 1995's poorly received Showgirls, his status fell. After returning to the Netherlands, his career was revived after he received critical acclaim for last year's2006's Black Book.
Verhoeven is repped by UTA, manager Marion Rosenberg and attorney Tom Hansen. »
Hollywood actress Meryl Streep angered former ABBA member Benny Andersson while shooting the big-screen adaptation of Mamma Mia! - because she did not know the words to his songs. Streep, who stars alongside Pierce Brosnan in the film version of the hit musical, thought she could remember the lyrics to the 1970s hits perfectly - until she realized the words were completely wrong. She says, "The funny thing is, I didn't even know I knew much about ABBA before I met Benny Andersson and (bandmate) Bjorn Ulvaeus, but then when I thought about it, I realized that all of their music was stuck in my head without my knowing it, that I knew every word to every song. Except that I got most of them wrong, which caused a little tension with Benny, because he's quite the perfectionist." »
Actor Daniel Craig has signed a $60 million deal to star in the next four James Bond films. The blond 39-year-old is currently filming Bond 22 - his second outing as secret agent 007 following the success of 2006's Casino Royale - and movie executives have reportedly signed him up for another three films, tying him to the franchise for the next 10 years. A source says, "To date Daniel has been quite cautious over saying how many films he'd be starring in. It was presumed he'd probably do a couple more but the word is the new deal ensures he'll do at least another four across the next decade." Craig's predecessor, Pierce Brosnan, starred in four Bond movies - but the longest-serving 007 star remains Sir Roger Moore, who played the iconic role in seven films between 1973 and 1985. »
Pierce Brosnan in under investigation by police in Los Angeles after allegedly beating up a man in Malibu, California. The former James Bond star is accused of attacking photographer Robert Rosen outside restaurant Casa Escobar on Friday. According to Tmz.com, Brosnan was dining with his son when he took offence to the paparazzo's presence. The Irish actor allegedly hissed, "Why don't you f**k off, mate," and then struck Rosen in the ribs. A witness says the snapper reacted by kicking Pierce in the stomach. Sheriff's spokesperson Steve Whitmore says his department is "actively investigating" the matter.
18 September 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The post-World War II drama from Sidney Kimme Entertainment and Firm Films follows a meek man (Chris Cooper) who falls for a beautiful, younger woman (Rachel McAdams). His main obstacles are his good friend (Pierce Brosnan) with an equally strong attraction to her and his controlling wife (Patricia Clarkson), whom he'd like to spare the agony of divorce by poisoning her.
Married is an official selection of this month's New York Film Festival. The film received mixed reaction from an initial buyers' screening this summer. But its final cut debuted to a warmer response in Toronto. The deal closed late Sunday, toward festival's end.
Sachs (The Delta) and Oren Moverman (I'm Not There) adapted their screenplay from John Bingham's novel Five Roundabouts to Heaven. Sidney Kimmel, Jawal Nga, Steve Golin and Sachs produced the project. William Horberg, David Nicksay, Geoff Stier, Adam Shulman, Matt Littin, Alix Madigan-Yorkin and Bruce Toll served as executive producers. »
18 September 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
NEW YORK -- Sony Pictures Classics has picked up domestic rights to Ira Sachs' Toronto International Film Festival entry "Married Life".
The post-World War II drama from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Firm Films follows a meek man (Chris Cooper) who falls for a beautiful, younger woman (Rachel McAdams). His main obstacles are his good friend (Pierce Brosnan) with an equally strong attraction to her and his controlling wife (Patricia Clarkson), whom he'd like to spare the agony of divorce by poisoning her.
"Married" is an official selection of this month's New York Film Festival. The film received mixed reaction from an initial buyers' screening this summer. But its final cut debuted to a warmer response in Toronto. The deal closed late Sunday, toward festival's end.
Sachs ("The Delta") and Oren Moverman ("I'm Not There") adapted their screenplay from John Bingham's novel "Five Roundabouts to Heaven". Sidney Kimmel, Jawal Nga, Steve Golin and Sachs produced the project. William Horberg, David Nicksay, Geoff Stier, Adam Shulman, Matt Littin, Alix Madigan-Yorkin and Bruce Toll served as executive producers. »
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix star Daniel Radcliffe is reluctant to shoot movies abroad because he gets so homesick. The 17-year-old refuses to follow in the footsteps of actors Catherine Zeta-Jones and Pierce Brosnan who have moved stateside, because he prefers life in London. He tells U.S. talk show host Larry King, "I don't think I could ever live anywhere but London, to be honest. I've lived there all my life. And I mean, hey, you know, I could be saying this now and in 20 years I will have moved out here. but for now and the immediate future, I can't - I can't really see myself living anywhere else but England." Radcliffe also reveal his parents prefer him to work in Britain and were upset when he traveled to Los Angeles to film the first installment of the boy wizard franchise. He says, "I signed on for, I think, all of the films and they were all to be done in Los Angeles and my mum and dad were just like 'Well, we don't really want that to happen, because it would be too big a disruption of his life'. But then it got changed to just two films and signing, and filming, in England." »
Rising star Dominic Cooper has signed with CAA. Cooper played Dakin in the Broadway production of Alan Bennett's The History Boys, which earned him a Drama Desk Award nomination for best featured actor in a play last year, and played the same role in last year's feature film version.
- Director Neil Burger has started gaining momentum in his career with The Return, the first of four films set to follow his successful debut with The Illusionist. The latest project has already garnered the three leads with Rachel McAdams, Michael Peña and Tim Robbins set to star. Burger not only will helm the pic, but also shares producer credits with David Levien, Brian Koppelman and Rick Schwartz. Burger also co-wrote the screenplay with Dick Wittenborn, a former Saturday Night Live writer. Burger's juggling of duties follows a recently surging trend in Hollywood for more control over the production of features, and is often fraught with disappointment. Burger's adept handling of The Illusionist however, grants credibility to his ability to handle this project. The story revolves around three soldiers -- Collee (McAdams), T.K. (Pena) and Cheever (Robbins) -- who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn »
Pierce Brosnan and Amanda Seyfried are in final negotiations to star alongside Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia! Universal Pictures and Playtone's adaptation of the popular ABBA musical. Phyllida Lloyd is directing the musical, which is being produced by Playtone and Littlestar.
The story revolves around a bride-to-be and her formerly rebellious mom (Streep) who raised her on a Greek island and never disclosed the identity of her father. The bride locates three men who might be her father and invites them to her wedding. The musical features 22 ABBA songs, including "Dancing Queen", "Take a Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All".
Brosnan will play the main father figure, while Seyfried has snagged the role of the bride-to-be.
Producing are Playtone's Gary Goetzman and Littlestar's Judy Craymer. Tom Hanks, Goetzman's partner at Playtone, and Rita Wilson are executive producing along with ABBA members and songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.
The movie's screenplay was written by Catherine Johnson, who wrote the show's book. »
Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan will be showing off his singing skills when he teams up with Meryl Streep for the big screen adaptation of hit musical Mamma Mia! Brosnan sang a few Irish standards in the independent film Evelyn and also crooned onstage early in his career. But now The Thomas Crown Affair star will play Sam, one of the three men summoned to a Greek island by a young woman who believes one of them is her father, in the new film. Brosnan claims the opportunity to sing Abba standards such as S.O.S. - a duet with Streep - was irresistible. He explains, "I said yes right away because it meant working with Meryl Streep. "Secondly, I saw the show with my family in London, and found it just so wonderfully happy and joyful, and so pitched in time forever in the 1970s. "What a kick in the pants to be able to go off and spend some time with Meryl on some Greek island, singing Abba songs!" Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson will serve as producers of the film project, along with former Abba members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. »
16 February 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Directed by Mike Barker (A Good Woman), Wheel stars Pierce Brosnan as a mysterious stranger who arrives in Chicago and terrorizes a happy-seeming married couple (Maria Bello, Gerard Butler) after kidnapping their daughter. Soon it becomes clear that his outrageous demands are not in pursuit of a Big Cash payment.
The film's title comes from Alexander Pope's An Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot: "Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?"
Written by William Morrissey, Wheel was filmed in Vancouver and Chicago. It was produced by Brosnan, Morrissey and William Vince. Executive producers are Icon's Bruce Davey, Marina Grasic, Beau St. Clair and Dave Valleau. It is an Infinity Features/Irish Dreamtime U.K./Canadian co-production.
Icon Entertainment International is handling worldwide sales; Japan and Italy are the only territories still available. »
10 January 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The Irish Film and Television Awards has unveiled nominees in 32 categories for its 2006 awards ceremonies taking place Feb. 9 in Dublin.
Neil Jordan's "Breakfast on Pluto" leads the pack with a total of 10 nominations followed closely by Brian Kirk's "Middletown" with nine. Ken Loach's "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" and John Boorman's "The Tiger's Tail" garnered seven nominations each.
"Breakfast on Pluto", "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" and "Middletown" are best film contenders alongside Niall Heery's unreleased feature "Small Engine Repair" and David Gleeson's "The Front Line".
The five features in the running for best international film are "Babel", "The Departed," Little Miss Sunshine," "United 93" and "Casino Royale".
Cillian Murphy received dual nominations in the lead actor (film) category for his performances in "Breakfast on Pluto" and "The Wind That Shakes the Barley." Other nominees are Colin Farrell ("Miami Vice"), Pierce Brosnan ("The Matador") and Brendan Gleeson ("Studs").
Liam Cunningham was nominated for three acting awards across the film/TV divide -- "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," "Showbands" and "Murphy's Law".
The nominees were announced Tuesday in Dublin.
A complete list of nominees follows.
Breakfast on Pluto (Parallel Film Productions Ltd.)
The Front Line (Wide Eye Films)
Middletown (Chapter Four)
Small Engine Repair (Subotica Entertainment)
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Sixteen Films & Element Films)
Best International Film
Babel (Paramount Pictures)
Casino Royale (Sony Pictures)
The Departed (Entertainment Films)
Little Miss Sunshine (20th Century Fox)
United 93 (Universal Pictures)
John Boorman ? The Tiger's Tail (Merlin Films)
David Gleeson ? The Front Line (Wide Eye Films)
Neil Jordan ? Breakfast on Pluto (Parallel Film Productions Ltd.)
Brian Kirk ? Middletown (Chapter Four)
Daragh Carville - Middletown (Chapter Four)
David Gleeson - The Front Line (Wide Eye Films)
Niall Heery - Small Engine Repair (Subotica Entertainment)
Neil Jordan & Pat McCabe - Breakfast on Pluto (Parallel Film Productions Ltd)
Seamus Deasy - The Tiger's Tail (Merlin Films)
Seamus McGarvey ? World Trade Center (UIP)
Declan Quinn - Breakfast on Pluto (Parallel Film Productions Ltd.)
Robbie Ryan - Isolation (Castle Films Productions Ltd.)
Niall Byrne - Small Engine Repair (Subotica Entertainment)
Patrick Cassidy - The Front Line (Wide Eye Films)
Glen Hansard - Once (Samson Films)
Stephen McKeon - The Tigers Tail (Merlin Films)
Best Production Design
Tom Conroy - Breakfast on Pluto (Parallel Films)
Mark Geraghty - Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Paramount Pictures)
Ashleigh Jeffers - Middletown (Chapter Four)
Mark Lowry - Small Engine Repair (Subotica Entertainment)
Best Costume Design
Joan Bergin - The Prestige (Warner Bros Entertainment)
Consolata Boyle - The Queen (Granada Television)
Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh - Breakfast on Pluto (Parallel Film Productions Ltd.)
Maeve Patterson - The Tiger's Tail (Merlin Films)
Best Hair & Makeup
Martina McCarthy, Denise Watson - The Tiger's Tail (Merlin Films)
Lorraine Glynn, Lynn Johnson - Breakfast on Pluto (Parallel Film Productions Ltd.)
Morna Ferguson, Lorraine Glynn ? Middletown (Chapter Four)
AWARDS IN ACTING
Best Actor in a Lead Role - Film
Pierce Brosnan - The Matador (Miramax Films)
Colin Farrell - Miami Vice (Universal Pictures)
Brendan Gleeson - Studs (Brother Films)
Cillian Murphy - Breakfast on Pluto (Parallel Films Productions Ltd)
Cillian Murphy - The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Sixteen Films & Element Films)
Best Actress in a Lead Role - Film
Eva Birthistle - Middletown (Chapter Four)
Gemma Doorly - A Song for Rebecca (Keep it Country Productions)
Pauline McLynn - Gypo (MEDB Films)
Ruth Negga - Isolation (Castle Films Productions Ltd)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Film
Liam Cunningham - The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Sixteen Films & Element Films)
Padraic Delaney - The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Sixteen Films & Element Films)
Gerard McSorley - Middletown (Chapter Four)
Stephen Rea - Breakfast on Pluto (Parallel Films Productions Ltd)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Film
Sinead Cusack - The Tigers Tail (Merlin Films)
Orla Fitzgerald - The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Sixteen Films / Element Films)
Fionnula Flanagan - Transamerica (Weinstein Co)
Ruth Negga - Breakfast on Pluto (Parallel Films Productions Ltd)
Best Actor in a Lead Role - Television
Liam Cunningham - Showbands (Series 2) (Parallel Film Productions Ltd)
Ciaran Hinds - Rome (HBO, Happy Fortune Films Ltd, Fortuna Felix Films Srl, Moreton Films Ltd)
Michael McElhatton - Hide & Seek (Accomplice Television)
James Nesbitt - Murphy's Law (Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd)
Best Actress in a Lead Role - Television
Ruth Bradley ? Legend (Ice Box Films)
Anne Marie Duff ? The Virgin Queen (BBC)
Aisling O'Sullivan ? The Clinic (Parallel Film Productions Ltd.)
Ger Ryan ? Stardust (RTE)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Television
Liam Cunningham - Murphy's Law (TigerAspect)
Allen Leech - Legend (Ice Box Films)
Gary Lydon ? The Clinic (Parallel Film Productions Ltd.)
Christopher O'Dowd - Showbands (S2) (Parallel Film Productions Ltd.)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Television
Leigh Arnold - The Clinic (S4) (Parallel Films)
Ruth Bradley - Stardust (RTE)
Gemma Craven - The Clinic (S4) (Parallel Film Productions Ltd.)
Tina Kelleher - Showbands (S2) (Parallel Film Productions Ltd.)
AWARDS IN TELEVISION
Best Single Drama / Drama Serial
Fallout (Frontier Films)
Hide & Seek (Accomplice Television Ltd.)
Legend (Ice Box Films)
Best Drama Series / Soap
The Clinic (Parallel Film Productions Ltd)
Murphy's Law (TigerAspect Productions Ltd.)
Ros na Run (EO Teilifis/Leirithe Thir Eoghain)
Showbands (Parallel Film Productions Ltd.)
Best Current Affairs / News Program
BBC Newsline Special: Death of George Best (BBC Northern Ireland)
Prime Time Investigates: A National Emergency (RTE)
Prime Time Investigates: Homelessness (RTE)
Prime Time Investigates: Sex Traffic (RTE)
Best Children's / Youth Program
Aifric (Telegael Media Group)
Dustin's Daily News (RTE)
Tri Shule an Chait (Tobar Productions/Green Inc)
The Ugly Duckling & Me (Magma Films)
Jokerman - Tommy Tiernan Takes on America (Power Pictures)
Naked Camera (Scratch Films)
The Panel (RTE)
The Podge & Rodge Show (RTE)
Best Factual Entertainment
Des Bishop, Joy in the Hood (Peer Pressure Productions Ltd.)
In Search of The Pope's Children (Tyrone Productions Ltd.)
Rip Off Republic (Independent Pictures Ltd.)
Wild Trials (S3) (Crossing the Line Films)
Best Sports Feature
Brian Kerr's World Cup Story (RTE Television Sport)
The Dubs, Story of A Season (RTE Television Sport)
Leagues Apart with Ardal O'Hanlon (Sideline Productions)
Micheal: The Sound of Sunday (Motive Television)
Best Single Documentary
The Brothers (Nemeton Television Productions)
Flann O'Brien: The Lives of Brian (Mint Productions)
The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut (Tile Films Ltd)
NO GO - The Free Derry Story (Open Reel Productions Ltd.)
Tails from America (Midas Productions)
Best Documentary Series
The Family Silver: Bawnmore (Liberty Films)
Junior Doctors (Mint Productions & Flame Television)
The Legend of Liam Clancy (Crossing the Line Films)
Made in America (Coco Television Productions Ltd)
Best Irish Language
Aifric (Telegael Media Group)
An Gealigoir Nocht (Telegael Media Group)
Mairtin O Cadhain: Ri an Fhocail (RTE)
Ros na Run (EO Teilifis/Leirithe Thir Eoghain)
AWARDS ACROSS FILM & TELEVISION
The BSE/IFB & NIFTC Breakthrough Talent Award
Padraic Delaney - Actor (The Wind That Shakes the Barley)
Orla Fitzgerald - Actress (The Wind That Shakes the Barley)
Domhnall Gleeson - Actor (Studs)
Niall Heery - Writer/Director (Small Engine Repair)
Brian Kirk - Director (Middletown)
Lucy Kennedy - TV Presenter (The Podge and Rodge Show)
Best Editing in Film / TV Drama
Dermot Diskin ? Showbands (Parallel Film Productions Ltd)
Cuan MacConghail - Studs (Brother Films)
Stephen O'Connell - Stardust (RTE)
Ray Roantree ? Fallout (Frontier Films)
Best Sound in Film / TV Drama
Peter Blayney, Patrick Drummond, John Fitzgerald, Mervyn Moore ? Lassie (Element Films)
Michelle Cunniffe, John Fitzgerald, Nikki Moss, Simon Willis - Middletown (Chapter Four)
John Fitzgerald, Peter Blayney, Jon Stevenson & Dan Birch ? Stardust (RTE)
Brendan Deasy - The Tiger's Tail (Merlin Films)
Best Short Film
Bongo Bong (Venom Films)
The Faeries of Blackheath Woods (Once Off Films)
Joyriders (Half Light Productions)
The White Dress (Brazen Films)
Best Short Animation
Badly Drawn Boy (Jam Media)
Horn Ok Please (Flickerpix LTD)
Pilgrim (Monster Animation and Design)
16 items from 2007
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