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Andrew Knight's "insane" year: Hacksaw Ridge and writing Rake on planes

17 hours ago | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge.

If there was an Aacta award for Australia's busiest screenwriter, Andrew Knight would take the prize in a cakewalk..

Last year the veteran of Seachange and Full Frontal worked on three films and two television series.

In between trips to La and London (where he's developing a film with Jonathan Teplitzky, Shakespeare in Love's David Parfitt and Essential's Ian Collie), Knight managed to churn out a new season of Rake and another Jack Irish, the latter of which premieres this Thursday on the ABC.

"It was just insanity", Knight said..

"I'm taking a huge break at the moment. I don't know how long, but I'm taking a long time off. I'm off to India shortly with my wife".

"I was writing Rake scripts on planes, and producing Jack Irish with [Ian] Collie. The year's a blur for me. I think the public's going to be »

- Harry Windsor

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Superficial 'News,' Mineo-Dean Bromance-Romance and Davis' fading 'Star': 31 Days of Oscar

6 February 2016 6:49 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Broadcast News' with Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter. '31 Days of Oscar': 'Broadcast News' slick but superficial critics pleaser (See previous post: “Phony 'A Beautiful Mind,' Unfairly Neglected 'Swing Shift': '31 Days of Oscar'.”) Heralded for its wit and incisiveness, James L. Brooks' multiple Oscar-nominated Broadcast News is everything the largely forgotten Swing Shift isn't: belabored, artificial, superficial. That's very disappointing considering Brooks' highly addictive Mary Tyler Moore television series (and its enjoyable spin-offs, Phyllis and Rhoda), but totally expected considering that three of screenwriter-director Brooks' five other feature films were Terms of Endearment, As Good as It Gets, and Spanglish. (I've yet to check out I'll Do Anything and the box office cataclysm How Do You Know starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Jack Nicholson.) Having said that, Albert Brooks (no relation to James L.; or to Mel Brooks or Phyllis Brooks or Louise Brooks, »

- Andre Soares

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Oscar’S Year Of Visual Effects, and The Art Of Seeing And Believing

6 February 2016 9:16 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

If you have been living and routinely interacting with other human beings over the last month, you’ve probably heard one or two words involving this year’s Academy Awards and the heated controversy over the startling lack of both films and people of color among the nominees. Personally, I think that the real focus of concern ought to be less on the back end-- awards handed out for films which were financed and/or studio-approved, scheduled for production and filmed perhaps as much as two or three years ago-- and more on addressing the lack of cultural and intellectual and experiential diversity among those who have the power to make the decisions as to what films get made in the first place. This is no sure-fire way to ensure that there will be a richer and more consistent representation of diverse creative voices when it comes time for Hollywood »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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TCM's Oscar Series: Phony Oscar-Winning Biopic, Minor Hawn Classic

6 February 2016 3:07 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'A Beautiful Mind' with Russell Crowe. '31 Days of Oscar' on TCM: 'The Wind and the Lion,' 'The Man Who Would Be King' Turner Classic Movies' “31 Days of Oscar” continues on Saturday, Feb. 6, '16, with more recent fare – as in, several films released in the last four decades. Among these are The Wind and the Lion, The Man Who Would Be King, A Beautiful Mind, Swing Shift, and Broadcast News. John Milius' The Wind and the Lion and John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King are both 1975 releases featuring “Westerners” (i.e., white people) stranded in “exotic” and potentially dangerous locales (i.e., places inhabited by dark-skinned non-Christians) in the distant past: the former in early 20th century Morocco; the latter in a remote region in colonial India in the late 19th century. (That particular area, Kafiristan, is located in today's Afghanistan.) The thematic similarities between the two films end there, »

- Andre Soares

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Yet Another Robin Hood Project is in the Works

2 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Having been raised in Nottingham, this writer has spent most of her life surrounded by all things Robin Hood. He and his band of Merry Men have a reputation for stealing from the rich to give to the poor. This behaviour was said to have caused more than a little trouble for the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 16th century.

It’s a story hook that has enchanted Hollywood forever, and the hooded hero has been played by a multitude of actors including Errol Flynn, Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner. It seems that right now the character has taken somewhat on a strangle-hold on the industry as today news has broken that a third Robin Hood themed project in is the works.

Disney are continuing their current trend of turning their animated classics into live action versions with a new Robin Hood tale, Nottingham and Hood. Lionsgate are also working on an origins story, »

- Kat Hughes

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Berlin: George Clooney-Matt Damon’s Dramedy ‘Suburbicon’ Finds Financing

1 February 2016 1:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Black Bear Pictures will finance the comedy-drama “Suburbicon,” starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Julianne Moore with Clooney directing.

Bloom has acquired the sales rights for international markets and will launch sales at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is handling U.S. rights.

Joel and Ethan Coen have written the script for “Suburbicon,” which is currently in pre-production. Joel Silver will produce under his Silver Pictures banner alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures label, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures.

The movie will be set in the quiet family town of “Suburbicon,” where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.

Clooney’s directing credits include “Monuments Men,” “Leatherheads,” “The Ides of March,” “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and “Good Night and Good Luck. »

- Dave McNary

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Bloom to sell 'Suburbicon' at Efm

1 February 2016 1:25 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Alex Walton and his team have dropped a heavyweight into the Berlin market and will commence international sales on dark comedy Suburbicon from director George Clooney starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore.

Black Bear Pictures has come on board to fully finance the project, which is in pre-production and is based on a screenplay by the Coen Bros, whose Hail, Caesar! starring Clooney will open the Berlinale on February 11.

Suburbicon is the name of a fictitious town where a deadly home invasion sends a seemingly perfect family down the path of blackmail, revenge, and betrayal.

CAA handles Us rights.

Joel Silver will produce via his Silver Pictures label alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear.

Bloom and Silver Pictures are in post on Shane Black’s detective thriller The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Warner Bros will distribute the film in the Us. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Natalie Dormer, Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany And More Star In Spy Thriller Official Secrets

29 January 2016 6:12 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Paul Bettany (Avengers film series, Iron Man film series), Natalie Dormer (The Hunger Games trilogy, The Forest, HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit films, upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Sherlock), Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford have joined the espionage thriller Official Secrets which will be produced by Elizabeth Fowler (Devil’S Knot).

Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, The Other Boleyn Girl) will direct the true story based on the best-selling book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun and The Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion. The screenplay is written by Sara and Gregory Bernstein.

The Solution Entertainment Group’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel are executive producing the feature film and are handling the financing and international sales at the upcoming European Film Market. UTA Independent Film Group packaged the project and represents domestic rights.

The film is slated »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Paul Bettany, Natalie Dormer, Martin Freeman, Anthony Hopkins And Harrison Ford Join Official Secrets

28 January 2016 9:40 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paul Bettany (Avengers film series, Iron Man film series), Natalie Dormer (The Hunger Games trilogy, The Forest, HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit films, upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Sherlock), Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford have joined the espionage thriller Official Secrets which will be produced by Elizabeth Fowler (Devil’S Knot).

Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, The Other Boleyn Girl) will direct the true story based on the best-selling book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun and The Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion. The screenplay is written by Sara and Gregory Bernstein.

The Solution Entertainment Group’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel are executive producing the feature film and are handling the financing and international sales at the upcoming European Film Market. UTA Independent Film Group packaged the project and represents domestic rights.

The film is slated »

- Michelle McCue

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Kim Basinger Cast In ‘Fifty Shades Darker’; Denis O’Hare Joins ‘Novitiate’

28 January 2016 3:57 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Kim Basinger has joined the cast of Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to the Universal franchise based on El James’ bestselling books. James Foley is directing the second and third installment (Fifty Shades Freed), which are being shot back-to back, with Niall Leonard adapting both screenplays. Basinger is next up in Shane Black’s The Nice Guys with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Denis O'Hare (American Horror Story: Hotel) has joined the cast of Margaret BettsNovitiate… »

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'Fifty Shades Darker' Lands Kim Basinger as Mr. Grey's Ex-Lover

28 January 2016 2:49 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures has just added its first new cast member for the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey sequel Fifty Shades Darker. Variety reports that Kim Basinger has signed on for the key role of Elena Lincoln, joining Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. Production is slated to begin this spring, with a report from November revealing that both this follow-up and the third adaptation, Fifty Shades Freed, will be shot back-to-back.

The Elena Lincoln character was mentioned in last year's blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey, which sets up the reveal in this sequel. In the E.L. James novels, Elena Lincoln is Christian Grey's (Jamie Dornan) business partner and former lover. While the studio does plan on shooting both sequels back to back, it isn't quite clear when production will begin, but Universal has set a February 10, 2017 release date. It isn't known what other characters have yet to be cast.

The report »

- MovieWeb

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Kim Basinger to Play Christian Grey’s Former Lover in ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ (Exclusive)

28 January 2016 2:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal has now locked in its first new cast member to join its highly successful “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise, with production set to start this spring.

Kim Basinger is set to play the key role of Elena Lincoln, Christian Grey’s Business partner and former lover in E.L James’ “Fifty Shades Darker,” sources tell Variety.

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are returning to reprise their roles of Anastasia Steele and Grey, respectively, with James Foley taking over directing reigns.

Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini are also returning to the cast, with Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca producing along with James and Marcus Viscidi, g. Niall Leonard and James are penning the script.

The character of Lincoln was hinted at in the first installment, setting the stage for a big reveal in the second.

Universal is planning to shoot “Fifty Shades Darker” and the final pic, »

- Justin Kroll

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Flickering Myth’s Big, Fat Movie Checklist of 2016

23 January 2016 1:31 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now that 2015 is over, there are plenty of ‘Best Of’ lists pronouncing the movies you should have seen already. Hell, even we did it at Flickering Myth. But by the end of the year, it’s too late. You suddenly have 50+ films you missed out on to catch up with. Where were the ‘Best Ofs’ as the year was in progress? That’s where Flickering Myth’s Big, Fat Movie Checklist of 2016 comes in.

Suicide Squad is released on 5th August, 2016.

While there are many retrospective lists online, there are very few resources updated regularly for the movies of the year.

Below are the movies worth watching in 2016, based on their current UK release dates (which these days is pretty similar to the Us). Most of the January releases have already come out, many upcoming ones will be pushed back or brought forward. We’ll update the list monthly to »

- Oli Davis

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The Unusual Career of First-Time Oscar Nom Rachel McAdams

21 January 2016 6:02 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

Rachel McAdams earned the first Oscar nomination of her career last week for her role as a Boston Globe reporter in director Tom McCarthy’s journalism drama, Spotlight. The 37-year-old actress has had an interesting career, flirting with bonafide movie star status but never quite reaching the heights of box office draws such as Scarlett Johansson.

Still, her resume is littered with collaborations with big-name stars and respected directors. Often seen as a rom-com or love story drama star, looking back at McAdams roster of films shows that the actress has had a much more diverse career then the public perception would imply.

Now, dead-center in a best supporting actress race with no clear front runner, in which Kate Winslet has won the Golden Globe for Steve Jobs while Swedish breakout Alicia Vikander took home the Critics’ Choice Award for The Danish Girl, McAdams may »

- Patrick Shanley

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Bet Founder Offers Solution to Fix Oscar Diversity Problem

19 January 2016 4:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Black Entertainment Television founder Robert L. Johnson weighed in on the furor surrounding the lack of minority nominees in this year’s Academy Awards race, suggesting the key to better outcomes in the future is encouraging both the movie studios and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to bring more minorities into their ranks.

Johnson did not comment directly on director Spike Lee’s call for a boycott of the Oscar broadcast on Feb. 28. Instead the Bet founder, now chairman of Rlj Entertainment, laid out four reforms to improve diversity:

•Engage the studios to encourage the casting of more African-Americans in films with black themes. “For example, why were ‘Gladiator,’ starring Russell Crowe, or ‘Braveheart,’ starring Mel Gibson, both greenlit, but not films based on the true story of the African general Hannibal or the African chief and warrior Shaka Zulu?” Johnson asked, in a prepared statement. “If »

- James Rainey

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Icon Film Distribution appoints publicity manager

19 January 2016 1:37 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Icon Film Distribution appoints Will Taylor from Organic.

Icon Film Distribution (Ifd) has appointed Will Taylor, formerly of Organic, as publicity manager with immediate effect.

At Organic, which won PR Team of the Year at the Screen Awards 2015, Taylor oversaw offline and online campaigns for Amy, It Follows and unit publicity for Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.

Other titles he worked on include Paddington, Palio and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

Ifd’s slate for 2016 includes The Forest, starring Natalie Dormer; Miles Ahead directed by and starring Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor; Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram For A King starring Tom Hanks; Shane Black’s The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling and Kim Basinger and Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, starring Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves. »

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

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What the Critics’ Choice Awards Can Tell Us About Oscar

18 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

The Broadcast Film Critics Association handed out their Critics’ Choice Awards last evening in Los Angeles and is the first awards ceremony since the Academy released their official nominations last Thursday.

Those looking to the Critics’ Choice Awards in hopes of fleshing out their Oscar predictions will notice a few differences between last week’s Golden Globes and Sunday’s awards in the major categories. Most notably is the fact that Spotlight won best picture after being entirely shut out by the HFPA at the Globes.

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Sylvester Stallone (Creed), and Brie Larson (Room) all repeated their Globes success with acting wins, but Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) took home the best supporting actress award in lieu of Kate Winslet’s (Steve Jobs) win the week before.

Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller took home the night’s best director award, »

- Patrick Shanley

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Olga Kurylenko Signs With Wme

13 January 2016 4:36 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Wme has signed Olga Kurylenko, the former Bond Girl from Quantum of Solace who starred with Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner, with Tom Cruise in Oblivion, and in Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths and Terrence Malick's To the Wonder. She also starred in Magic City for Starz. Kurylenko, who recently wrapped shooting the Giuseppe Tonatore-directed La Corrispondenz, had been repped by CAA. She continues to be repped in the UK by Charles Collier and Camilla de… »

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Olga Kurylenko Signs With Wme

13 January 2016 4:36 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Wme has signed Olga Kurylenko, the former Bond Girl from Quantum of Solace who starred with Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner, with Tom Cruise in Oblivion, and in Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths and Terrence Malick's To the Wonder. She also starred in Magic City for Starz. Kurylenko, who recently wrapped shooting the Giuseppe Tonatore-directed La Corrispondenz, had been repped by CAA. She continues to be repped in the UK by Charles Collier and Camilla de… »

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Jamie Foxx Joins ‘Robin Hood: Origins’ as Little John

11 January 2016 2:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jamie Foxx will play Little John in Lionsgate’s upcoming “Robin Hood: Origins” movie.

Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst is directing from Joby Harold’s script. The film — set in the Sherwood Forest — follows the titular hero as he returns from the Crusades and forms a band of outlaws to deal with corruption. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell through their Safehouse Productions.

Taron Egerton plays the title role and Eve Hewson has been set to play Maid Marian.

Numerous “Robin Hood” movies have been made during the past century. The most recent came in 2010 with Ridley Scott directing Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett in Universal’s “Robin Hood,” which topped $320 million worldwide.

The news about Foxx was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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- Dave McNary

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