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Arrow strikes for Voltage duo

2 March 2015 4:08 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK deals for Nicolas Cage and Jennifer Connelly films.

UK distributor Arrow Films continues to build on recent partnership with Us sales outfit Voltage Pictures with new acquisitions Pay The Ghost, starring Nicolas Cage, and Shelter, Paul Bettany’s directorial debut starring Jennifer Connelly.

In Uli Edel-directed thriller Pay the Ghost, Cage stars as a professor frantically searching for his son who was abducted during a Halloween parade.

Connelly and Anthony Mackie star in drama Shelter, about a couple who fall in love while homeless on the streets of New York.

Both films are due to be released in late 2015, with Voltage’s Good Kill also set for release on April 10th.

Tom Stewart, acquisitions director for Arrow Films, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our very positive relationship with the Voltage team on Pay the Ghost which looks set to be Nic Cage’s most exciting project for years. Likewise, [link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Oscars news: Neil Patrick Harris on secrets of hosting, 'American Sniper' upset?

20 February 2015 3:50 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Richard Horgan reports, "Gearing up for this weekend’s big show, Neil Patrick Harris, the latest Oscar host told both Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday that he was secretly hoping for a huge, last-minute entertainment scandal to help feed the monologue. Especially since Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, via the Golden Globes, took care of all possible Sony/North Korea angles and, pretty much, Bill Cosby as well." FishBowlNY -Break- Updated: Experts' Oscars predictions in 24 categories Michael Musto writes, "An Oscar is a glorious thing, but once in a while it comes with a big mass of contradictory bad vibes attached. The Oscar certainly didn’t seem to help Nicolas Cage, F. Murray Abraham, Haing S. Ngor, Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Connelly or Dorothy Malone that much. Still, I desperately want one! While I’m campaigning for it, let me run down the 10 saddest cases where the Oscar curse rained on someone&rsquo. »

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Ewan McGregor to make directorial debut with American Pastoral

19 February 2015 3:23 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ewan McGregor will make his directorial debut with American Pastoral.

The actor - who will also star in the drama alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning - replaces Phillip Noyce at the helm, Variety reports.

McGregor said: "It's a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth's astounding novel American Pastoral.

"I've wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I 'had' to tell, and in this script I knew I had found that story."

Tom Rosenberg, CEO of production company Lakeshore Entertainment, added: "Ewan's talent goes far beyond his on-screen work, and we're excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of American Pastoral."

Screenwriter John Romano has adapted Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel for the big screen.

The film follows Seymour 'Swede' Levov, a blonde Jewish businessman living in Newark, »

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'American Pastoral' Marks Ewan McGregor's Directorial Debut

18 February 2015 7:23 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ewan McGregor will make his directorial feature film debut in Lakeshore Entertainment's upcoming American Pastoral. McGregor will star with Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in the film adaptation based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Philip Roth. Here's what Lakeshore Entertainment CEO Tom Rosenberg had to say in a statement.

"Ewan's talent goes far beyond his on-screen work and we're excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of American Pastoral."

Ewan McGregor had this to say in his own statement.

"It's a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Philip Roth's astounding novel American Pastoral. I've wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I 'had' to tell and in this script I knew I had found that story. I'm looking forward to the challenge of being »

- MovieWeb

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Ewan McGregor to Make Directorial Debut with 'American Pastoral'

18 February 2015 5:20 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

As of last fall, Salt director Phillip Noyce was still slated to direct the long-gestating Ameircan Pastoral, based on the book written by author Phillip Roth. However, since Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning joined the project last fall, it sounds like Noyce fell away from the project. Because now Deadline reports Ewan McGregor, who was already on board to lead the film, is now set to make his directorial debut with production slated to begin in September in Pittsburgh. Noyce had been trying to get this project off the ground for more than a decade, so it must have taken something pretty drastic to draw him away. The report notes that Fisher Stevens was courted at one point to direct the film, but clearly that didn't work out. McGregor leads the story as Seymour "Swede" Levov, a blonde Jewish businessman living in New Jersey, whose regular life is disturbed by »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ewan McGregor to make directorial debut with American Pastoral

18 February 2015 3:21 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ewan McGregor (Son of a Gun, Moulin Rouge) is set to make his directorial debut this year with an adaptation of Phillip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, American Pastoral with Lakeshore Entertainment. The film, which is set to be released next year, will see McGregor also co-starring alongside Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Dakota Fanning (Night Moves).

Lakeshore’s CEO Tom Rosenburg said this today after the announcement: “Ewan’s talent goes far beyond his on-screen work and we’re excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of American Pastoral.”

“It’s a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth’s astounding novel American Pastoral.”, adds McGregor. “I’ve wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I ‘had’ to tell and in this script I »

- Scott J. Davis

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Ewan McGregor Is Directing a Phillip Roth Adaptation Because They Both Have Similar Interests

18 February 2015 2:30 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

What does a handsome Scotsman know about a Jewish war veteran trying to keep his family together during the political turbulence of the late '60s? We'll find out soon enough, as Ewan McGregor has been tapped to make his directorial debut with the film adaptation of Phillip Roth's American Pastoral. McGregor was already set to star in the film, alongside Jennifer Connelly as his wife, Dakota Fanning as his daughter, and his penis as his penis. »

- Nate Jones

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Ewan McGregor to direct American Pastoral

18 February 2015 1:22 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lakeshore Entertainment has found its director for the Philip Roth adaptation after Phillip Noyce dropped out due to what were understood to be scheduling issues.

Ewan McGregor will make his feature directorial debut in Lakeshore Entertainment’s upcoming Philip Roth adaptation about the death of the American Dream.

As previously reported, McGregor also stars alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning. John Romano adapted the screenplay.

Production on American Pastoral is set to commence in September in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, on the story of an East Coast immigrant during the Vietnam War era whose daughter becomes a radical anti-war protestor.

“Ewan’s talent goes far beyond his on-screen work and we’re excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of American Pastoral,” said Lakeshore CEO Tom Rosenberg, who is producing with Gary Lucchesi

“It’s a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth’s astounding »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ewan McGregor To Direct An ‘American Pastoral’

18 February 2015 12:47 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s been confirmed that Ewan McGregor will direct American Pastoral in place of Phillip Noyce.

The film adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel will also star McGregor, alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning.

American Pastoral follows esteemed high school athlete, Seymour “Swede” Levov. Swede, in typical fashion, marries a former beauty queen and it seems everything is going according to plan, until his daughter decides to join a revolutionary movement and commit an act of terrorism during the Vietnam War.

Filming starts this September in Pittsburgh, more news as hear it.

Source: Deadline »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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Ewan McGregor Will Direct 'American Pastoral,' Phillip Noyce Out

18 February 2015 11:21 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

McGregor will replace previously tapped Phillip Noyce to helm this ambitious adaptation of the 1997 Roth novel for Lakeshore Entertainment. This will mark the actor's feature film debut. With a screenplay by John Romano, filming is slated to begin in Pittsburgh in September 2015 -- pushed back from March now that Noyce is no longer on board. The cast includes McGregor, Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning who, for those familiar with the novel about Vietnam-era malaise in America's upper middle class, will play the pivotal role of Merry Levov. McGregor plays her father, Swede, a postcard-perfect patriarch whose life in New Jersey is shattered by his politically radical daughter's sudden, violent act of terrorism.  Intercut with fragments of Swede's life are dispatches from Rothian alter ego Nathan Zuckerman, who encounters the grown-up Levov at a high school reunion in the mid-90s. Like another high-minded literary property, Jonathan Franzen's "The. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Ewan McGregor Set To Direct American Pastoral

18 February 2015 11:19 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The game of musical chairs that is the directing job on Philip Roth adaptation American Pastoral is not finished. Once slated for Fisher Stevens to tackle, the project has since been taken over by Australian director Phillip Noyce. But he’s also dropped out and now Ewan McGregor will be adding first-time director to his credentials, even as he remains the film’s lead.   Set during the Vietnam War years, American Pastoral follows Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov (McGregor), a once all-conquering high-school athlete, who’s married to a beauty queen (Jennifer Connelly) and runs the business he’s inherited from his dad. All seems well in Swede’s world until his daughter Merry (Dakota Fanning) joins the countercultural clamour of the time, signing up as a revolutionary and committing a fatal act of violence that throws all their lives into chaos.John Romano wrote the script, which McGregor is now looking »

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Ewan McGregor to Make Directorial Debut with ‘American Pastoral’

18 February 2015 11:12 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ewan McGregor will make his directorial feature film debut with Lakeshore Entertainment’s “American Pastoral” in addition to starring with Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning.

The long-in-development project is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Philip RothPhillip Noyce was previously attached to direct.

“Ewan’s talent goes far beyond his on-screen work, and we’re excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of ‘American Pastoral,’” Lakeshore CEO Tom Rosenberg said in a statement.

“It’s a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth’s astounding novel ‘American Pastoral,'” McGregor said. “I’ve wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I ‘had’ to tell, and in this script I knew I had found that story.”

The screenplay was written by John Romano with filming scheduled for September in Pittsburgh. »

- Dave McNary

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Ewan McGregor To Direct ‘American Pastoral’ Too After Phillip Noyce Exits

18 February 2015 11:11 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Ewan McGregor has been tapped to make his directorial feature film debut on American Pastoral, the film adaptation of the Pulitzer-winning Philip Roth novel that stars McGregor, Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning. Lakeshore Entertainment is producing the pic, which now is set to start shooting in September in Pittsburgh. Phillip Noyce previously was attached to direct the pic, adapted by The Lincoln Lawyer scribe John Romano. Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi… »

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Ewan McGregor to Make Feature Directorial Debut With ‘American Pastoral’

18 February 2015 10:59 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ewan McGregor will make his feature directorial debut with Lakeshore Entertainment’s adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “American Pastoral,” the company announced Wednesday. McGregor will also star alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning. “American Pastoral” follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War. See photos: 15 Books That Scored Better Big Screen Titles — ‘Cruel Intentions,’ ‘Die Hard, »

- Jeff Sneider

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McGregor To Direct "American Pastoral"

18 February 2015 8:59 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ewan McGregor is set to make his feature directorial debut on the film adaptation of the Pulitzer-winning Philip Roth novel "American Pastoral" for Lakeshore Entertainment.

McGregor, who also stars in the film alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning, takes over for Phillip Noyce who was attached as director for over a decade.

McGregor plays a legendary high school athlete who grows up to marry a former beauty queen (Connolly) and inherits his father’s business. His seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter (Fanning) rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.

John Romano ("The Lincoln Lawyer") adapted the script and filming is slated to begin in September in Pittsburgh. Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Ewan McGregor to make his feature directorial debut with American Pastoral

18 February 2015 7:25 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

After two decades in front of the camera, Ewan McGregor is stepping behind it for his feature film directorial debut. McGregor will take over American Pastoral which he was set to star in for director Phillip Noyce. Noyce has been involved with the project for over a decade in which time the film has shifted cast-members and filmmakers. McGregor will remain the lead in the film alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning. Here's the synopsis for American Pastoral, based on the »

- Alex Maidy

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‘The Breakfast Club’ at 30: The Best and Worst Films of John Hughes

13 February 2015 2:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Few films have captured the complex inner lives of American teenagers better than John Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club.” Released three decades ago on February 15, the movie, with its expert casting, pitch-perfect dialogue and refreshing sincerity, helped pave the way for others like “Heathers,” “Say Anything” and “Mean Girls,” as well as groundbreaking TV shows like “My So Called Life” and “Freaks and Geeks.” Virtually overnight, Hughes became the poet laureate of teen angst and a passionate chronicler of the modern high school experience. On the 30th anniversary of “The Breakfast Club,” here’s a look back at John Hughes’ 10 finest films, plus five that didn’t quite make the grade.

The Best…

10) Uncle Buck (1989)

John Candy played the title role of a lovable oaf whose babysitting skills are put to the test in this lightweight yet undeniably funny family comedy. The fifth of eight Hughes films in which he appeared, »

- Matthew Chernov

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Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld Lead the Ugly Sweater Trend at Sundance Film Festival 2015

28 January 2015 8:55 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Ugly sweaters are no longer just a Christmas tradition! Lena Dunham, Brie Larson, Hailee Steinfeld, and Jennifer Connelly have promoted films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah this week—and each lady has rocked a funky sweater there, too! Spicing up the style needed to brave the West this time of year, Steinfeld, 18, kicked off the first weekend by wearing Tommy Hilfiger's colorful topper to Kari Feinstein's Sundance Style Lounge on Saturday, Jan. 24. The Ten Thousand Saints actress paired the style with J [...] »

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Berlin Film Festival Reveals International Jury Members, Includes Matthew Weiner

27 January 2015 3:46 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The Berlin Film Festival has revealed the names of the international jury, which is presided over by Darren Aronofsky, as previously announced. The international jury decides who receives the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the Berlinale competition.

The other members of the jury will be “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner, “Rush” actor Daniel Bruhl, “Snowpiercer” director Bong Joon-ho, “Hannibal” producer Martha De Laurentiis, “The Milk of Sorrow” director Claudia Llosa, and “Amelie” actress Audrey Tautou.

Weiner is the creator, executive producer and writer of television series “Mad Men,” whose seventh and last season is running in the U.S. To date, he has received nine Emmys, two Baftas, three Golden Globes and numerous WGA awards. As a director, he has been nominated twice by the DGA for his work behind the camera. “Are You Here,” starring Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler, marks his feature film debut as a writer, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Oscar Acting Races: 5 Box Office Musings

26 January 2015 8:42 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Manuel here to offer some random box office facts about the acting races. The big Oscar box office story continues to be American Sniper’s unprecedented success, so much so that Bradley Cooper garnered a shoutout last night at the SAG Awards despite not being nominated. I’m starting to feel the Best Picture category might not be the only three-way race as we wade deeper into Phase 2. Numbers and statistics junkie that I imagine myself to be, I was curious to see whether the past fifteen years’ worth of box office numbers in the acting categories could help us gleam anything about potential outcomes. Spoiler alert: not much, but enjoy the following random tidbits below. 

As it stands, Bradley, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall (improbably, really) and Meryl Streep hold the title as the highest grossing nominees from their respective races. How might this help Bradley; well, let's take a »

- Manuel Betancourt

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