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The Strangest Thing Johnny Depp Has Done As Capt. Jack Sparrow

3 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After everything Johnny Depp has done in his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, we thought we.d seen it all. Turns out Depp has at least one surprise left for us because the pirate is actually just a big softy. Don.t believe it? Here.s Captain Jack feeding a baby bat. No that.s not a euphemism, he.s actually feeding a baby bat. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Johnny Depp.caught up with us again last week for an update on little Jackie Sparrow (The orphaned bat he is sponsoring). Here is a video of Dad bottle feeding his little orphaned baby. It's so fantastic to see him showing a genuine »

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Venice Jury: Pawel Pawlikowski, Elizabeth Banks Join Alfonso Cuaron On Lido Watch

16 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Venice Film festival is due to unveil its full lineup on Wednesday this week for the 72nd running of the world’s oldest such event. So far, we know that Working Title and Universal’s Everest is on opening night duty September 2, out of competition, with a special out-of-competition screening of Johnny Depp-starrer Black Mass on deck for the first Friday. Venice has found renewed vigor in the past few years, highlighting movies that have gone on to awards-season glory… »

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Johnny Depp Bottle Feeds Baby Bat in Full Jack Sparrow Costume: Watch!

25 July 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Hope it's not rum! Johnny Depp doesn't just look for buried treasure when he's in character as Jack Sparrow. The actor recently wore his Pirates of the Caribbean costume while bottle-feeding a baby bat No, seriously, there's proof! The Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Center posted a sweet video of the star, 52, getting to know his new pal. The bat was wrapped in a green blanket and took sips out of a teeny tiny yellow bottle. Even more adorable, Depp is actually sponsoring the little critter. // Johnny [...] »

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Johnny Depp’s Black Mass to have world premiere at Venice Film Festival

24 July 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the Venice Film Festival slowly confirming its line-up for this year’s 72nd festival, news has come via Variety that Warner Bros. Pictures’ crime drama Black Mass is to have its world premiere out of competition.

Directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace), Black Mass stars Johnny Depp (Public Enemies) as notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger alongside a stellar cast including Joel Edgerton (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), Peter Sarsgaard (Night Moves), Adam Scott (The Overnight), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man) and Kevin Bacon (Cop Car).

See Also: Watch the new trailer for Black Mass

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Watch Johnny Depp Bottle-Feeding a Baby Bat Because Why Not?!

24 July 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

What do you get when you introduce Johnny Depp to a premature baby bat? Well, possibly the cutest thing you've seen all day—maybe even week! The Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Center shared an adorable video of the Pirates and the Caribbean actor snuggling up to a wee little critter in full Jack Sparrow costume, and we can't get enough of it. Depp is seen bottle-feeding the teensy bat and asking the caretakers all the details surrounding the animal's adventure into the world. And it turns out that the actor didn't just stop by for kicks, he actually ended up sponsoring the little fellow—who is appropriately named Jackie Sparrow! "Johnny Depp caught up »

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News Bits: Jem, Happy-ish, Knuckles, Mass

24 July 2015 1:41 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jem and the Holograms

Universal is giving "Jem and the Holograms" fans a chance to appear in the upcoming teen-musical fantasy. Winners of this digital casting call will be selected based on "Jem"-inspired videos posted on social channels like YouTube.

The 'Star in Jem' contest is inviting anyone to post multiple videos of themselves singing or dancing to one of the songs from the movie (after downloading music from the site). For actors, the studio is looking for testimonials addressed to the fictional Jem about "how she has given you courage to be yourself." [Source: Variety]

Happy-ish

Showtime has canceled its freshman dark comedy "Happyish" after one season. Steve Coogan replaced the late Philip Seymour Hoffman who was originally slated to star.

The series launched this spring to just 430,000 total viewers and mixed reviews, and it failed to pick up an Emmy nomination. [Source: The Live Feed]

White Knuckles

"Attenberg" and "Chevalier" helmer Athina Rachel Tsangari »

- Garth Franklin

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Venice Days Announces Impressive Lineup, Including International and World Premieres

24 July 2015 11:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Johnny Depp Heading to Venice Film Festival for 'Black Mass' World Premiere Venice Days, modeled after Cannes' successful Directors' Fortnight, has announced its 2015 lineup, promising an exciting variety of features, shorts and special events.  Spanish first-time director Dani de la Torre will open the section with his action thriller "Retribution." Some highlights of the announcement include world premieres of Matias Bize’s romance-drama, "The Memory of Water," Leyla Bouzid's portrait of a Tunisian girl's political protest through music, "As I Open My Eyes," and Piotr Chrzan's intense Holocaust war drama, "Klezmer." The festival will close with Simon Stone's "The Daughter," about a man tentatively approaching a newly-discovered family secret. The 12th edition of Venice Days will run from September 2-12. The official selection, special events and Miu Miu Women's Tales, which in partnership with »

- Meredith Mattlin

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'Black Mass,' Starring Johnny Depp, Lands Venice Premiere

24 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"Black Mass" (directed by Scott Cooper) presents Johnny Depp in elaborate makeup as usual, as Boston criminal Whitey Bulger, from the 70s through the 90s. He is supposed to be scary in a "Goodfellas" Joe Pesci kind of way. Ahead of the film's September 18 debut from Warner Bros., "Black Mass" will screen on Friday, September 4, in the Sala Grande venue in the Lido's Palazzo del Cinema. Warner Bros. showed the film in rough early form to Cannes, but it wasn't finished in time. At CinemaCon, it looked like Depp is going overboard with the makeup as usual, aging as he goes and wearing strange contact lenses as the Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. Read More: Fall Festival Contenders: What's Coming Up, from Cheadle to Spielberg, and What's Not The screenplay by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, based on the book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, centers on the »

- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio

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Johnny Depp Heading to Venice Film Festival for 'Black Mass' World Premiere

24 July 2015 6:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Johnny Depp Turns Cold-Blooded Mob Boss In The New Trailer For Crime Drama ‘Black Mass’ Just days after the New York Film Festival lined up the world premiere of Don Cheadle's directorial debut "Miles Ahead," the fall film festival circuit continues to take shape thanks to the 72nd Venice Film Festival, which has secured the world premiere of Scott Cooper's "Black Mass." The Johnny Depp-starring drama will screen out-of-competition. Based on the book of the same name by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, the drama stars Depp as notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, who became an FBI informant to eliminate criminal competition from the '70s to the early '90s. The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton and Peter Sarsgaard, among many others. The film will be released on September 18. The Venice Film Festival runs September 2-12. As previously announced, »

- Zack Sharf

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'Black Mass' to get Venice world premiere

24 July 2015 6:23 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Johnny Depp crime-drama biopic will play out of competition at the 72nd Biennale.

Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, which tells the true story of notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, will receive its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival (September 2-12) on September 4 in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema at Venice Lido.

Johnny Depp stars as Bulger alongside Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Of Grey), Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead), Rory Cochrane (Argo), Jesse Plemons (Paul) and Kevin Bacon (Apollo 13).

Edgerton plays an FBI agent who forms an alliance with Bulger in an attempt to take down their mutual rival the Italian mob.

Producers are John Lesher, Brian Oliver, Scott Cooper, Patrick McCormick, and Tyler Thompson, with Brett Ratner, James Packer, Peter Mallouk, Ray Mallouk, Christopher Woodrow, Brett Granstaff, Gary Granstaff, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross serving as executive producers.

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Johnny Depp's 'Black Mass' Will Officially Play The Venice Film Festival Out Of Competition

24 July 2015 4:08 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As it turns out, those early reports were correct. Today, the Biennale di Venezia announced the out-of-competition world premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated drama "Black Mass," directed by Scott Cooper ("Crazy Heart," "Out of the Furnace") at the  72nd Venice International Film Festival. The mobster drama stars Johnny Depp as notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, along with an ensemble cast that features Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, and Kevin Bacon. "Black Mass" makes the second out of competition film announced in Vence after "Everest," the opening night film. Read More: The Fall Festival 50: Our Wishlist For The Venice, Telluride And Toronto Film Festivals "Black Mass" will be screened on Friday September 4th 2015 in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema at Venice Lido. Directed by Alberto Barbera and »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Johnny Depp’s ‘Black Mass’ To World Premiere In Venice

24 July 2015 3:42 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Venice Film Festival organizers today announced that Black Mass, the Johnny Depp-starring biopic of notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, will get its world premiere out of competition at this year’s fest. Directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), the film also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard and Kevin Bacon. The film will screen September 4 in the Sala Grande. Venice’s dates this year are… »

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Johnny Depp-Starrer ‘Black Mass’ To World Premiere At Venice Film Festival

24 July 2015 3:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 72nd Venice Film Festival has confirmed that U.S. director Scott Cooper’s “Black Mass,” toplining Johnny Depp, will world premiere out-of-competition, as predicted by Variety.

Black Mass” will screen on Friday, Sept. 4, in the Sala Grande venue in the Lido’s Palazzo del Cinema.

Black Mass,” which Warner Bros. will release in the U.S. on Sept. 18, is a biopic of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, played by Depp, who became an FBI informant and used this status to eliminate criminal competition during the 1970s, ’80s and early ’90s. The Italian release is scheduled for Oct. 1.

Pic also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton and Peter Sarsgaard, making for a hefty dose of star power likely to be disembarking on the Lido.

Black Mass” is produced by John Lesher, Brian Oliver, Scott Cooper, Patrick McCormick, and Tyler Thompson, with Brett Ratner, James Packer, Peter Mallouk, Ray Mallouk, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Star Freddie Highmore Is All Grown Up—See What He Looks Like Now!

22 July 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Remember the little boy who starred opposite Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? It's been 10 years since Tim Burton's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory remake hit theaters, but former child star Freddie Highmore is all grown up now! Highmore, who you might also remember from 2004's Finding Neverland and 2007's August Rush, is 23, and as you can see from the cover of Attitude magazine's Summer 2015 issue, he's definitely not a little boy anymore! The handsome Brit, who currently stars as Norman Bates on A&E's Bates Motel, acknowledged his mature new look. "I think in a way, being judged as a sex symbol and being famous almost go hand in hand but it is »

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Jimmy Kimmel Has Little Kids Explain Adultery and They Couldn’t Be More Wrong (Video)

22 July 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Extramarital dating website Ashley Madison was hacked recently, so Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets of Hollywood to get kids’ perspective on cheating.  ask children about adultery and cheating. “What is adultery?” the man on the street asked in the latest “Kids Explain” segment, and as usual, the answers were both adorable and hilarious. One little girl took aim at Johnny Depp, who recently married actress Amber Heard after ending his longtime relationship with French singer Vanessa Paradis. See video: Jimmy Kimmel Has Little Kids Explain Gay Marriage And It's Pretty Incredible “Do you know anyone who’s an adulterer? »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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'Fantastic Four', 'Victor Frankenstein' and 'Adderall Diaries' in Today's MPAA Ratings

21 July 2015 4:07 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I learned something with today's ratings bulletin beyond the actual ratings for a trio of upcoming films. I learned Amber Heard and Johnny Depp got married, and not necessarily all that recently... back in February. On top of that, she is apparently going by Amber Heard Depp now, or at least that's how IMDb is referring to her. Yeah, pretty exciting stuff. I found this out because Heard stars in Pamela Romanowsky's upcoming film The Adderall Diaries (as Amber Heard) alongside a large list of names including James Franco, Christian Slater, Wilmer Valderrama, Ed Harris, Jim Parrack, Cynthia Nixon and Timothee Chalamet. The pic played the Tribeca Film Festival and will be released by A24 later this year, but no official date has yet been set. Next we have a PG-13 rating for a couple of upcoming 20th Century Fox features, first off there's Fantastic Four and its "sci-fi »

- Brad Brevet

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'Black Mass,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa,' And More Expected To Hit Venice Film Festival

21 July 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In just over a month, the Venice Film Festival will be kicking off, and in just a couple short weeks, organizers will be revealing their first slate of films making their starry bows on the Lido. And as always, some pretty high profile titles are expected to get the fall film festival rolling in style. According to Variety, cinephile's can expect Johnny Depp's gangster tale "Black Mass" to debut, along with "I Am Love" helmer Luca Guadagnino's "A Bigger Splash," and Charlie Kaufman's crowd-funded, stop-motion animated "Anomalisa" (get full cast and details here) to be in the lineup, with films by international auteurs Alexander Sokurov, Amos Gitai, Marco Bellocchio and Pablo Trapero also likely. That's a pretty juicy lineup. And don't forget, the Jake Gyllenhaal starring "Everest" is already slated to open the fest. And with Telluride and Toronto yet to unveil their lineups, it's going to »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Venice Film Festival: Johnny Depp’s ‘Black Mass’ And New Works From Charlie Kaufman, Alexander Sokurov Expected At 72nd Edition

20 July 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – With less than ten days to go before the Venice Film festival reveals its lineup, several high-profile U.S. studio/specialty titles appear to be secured, including Scott Cooper-directed Johnny Depp gangster drama “Black Mass,” from Warner Bros., and Luca Guadagnino’s Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton-starrer “A Bigger Splash, which Fox Searchlight is releasing stateside.

Also likely to be Lido-bound are Charlie Kaufman’s stop motion animation “Anomalisa” and new works from international heavyweight auteurs Alexander Sokurov, Amos Gitai, and Marco Bellocchio, as well as younger directors like Argentinian Pablo Trapero’s hot crimer “The Clan,” which Fox will release in Latin America.

Word on what pics will surface at Venice is more muted than usual this year, with artistic director Alberto Barbera believed to be making down to the wire decisions and several potential contenders, including Sean Penn-directed Liberia-set romance “The Last Face,” thought instead not to be ready. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Watch Johnny Depp Bring Captain Jack Sparrow to an Australian Children’s Hospital

20 July 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The internet has been rather charmed in the past by the charitable activities of Marvel Studios’ stars Chris Pratt and Chris Evans, stopping by a couple children’s hospitals as Star-Lord and Captain America respectively. But now another iconic Disney actor has been captured using his stardom to bring joy to some kids who need it […]

The post Watch Johnny Depp Bring Captain Jack Sparrow to an Australian Children’s Hospital appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Johnny Depp Surprises Children’s Hospital as Captain Jack Sparrow

18 July 2015 3:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Maybe Jack Sparrow isn’t such a bad pirate after all.

Johnny Depp recently took some time away from shooting the the next “Pirates of the Caribbean” to visit the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.

Dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow, Depp and actor Stephen Graham visited with the children and their families for over three hours.

“Now, if there’s other people in it, why do you call it a selfie?” Depp asked one child, while posing for a picture.

The special meet-and-greet was put together by the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” hits theaters July 7, 2017.

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- Variety Staff

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