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Ahead of its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new featurette for Black Mass, the studio’s upcoming biopic about Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger. Check out the video after the plot synopsis down below…
The featurette, which is titled “An Unholy Alliance,” shows interviews with cast and crew members, new footage from the film and teases the partnership between Whitey and his brother Bill Bulger.
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, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.
- Justin Cook
The VMAs are this weekend, and while I'm excited about the upcoming show, I've been reminiscing about my favorite VMAs of all time: 1999. Chris Rock hosted, Smash Mouth and Blink-182 entertained during the preshow, Lauryn Hill was the queen of the moonmen, and Britney Spears joined *Nsync for a medley of ". . . Baby One More Time" and "Tearin' Up My Heart." Fatboy Slim spun to "Praise You," Jay Z performed three of his hits, and the Beastie Boys took home the first-ever hip-hop award. On top of that, presenters included Tom Green, David Bowie, Will Smith, Carson Daly, Janeane Garofalo, Mark McGrath, Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp, and, of course, Paul McCartney. Before this weekend's festivities, let's take a minute to remember what may be the greatest VMAs show of all time. »
Leonardo DiCaprio has legions of fans who have long been clamoring for him to win an Oscar. He's still looking for his first victory, but as user Amg points out in our movie forums, "His role in 'The Revenant' could see him finally take home the gold statuette." Indeed, our current Oscar odds have him in first place, just ahead of last year's champ Eddie Redmayne ("The Danish Girl"). As Amg notes, should DiCaprio win after four losses, "The internet would literally break (and not like that molecular hairline fracture [Kim Kardashian] tried to cause). So if he did win, who would the internet be fan-boying over to seal the deal next? Bradley Cooper? Ryan Gosling? Emma Stone? Johnny Depp?" -Break- Our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, chimed in with their thoughts. Read some of their comments below, then click here to join the fierce debate. And use our »
The final secrets from “Real Housewives of New York City” Season 7 spilled on Thursday, and they weren’t pretty. As the ladies gathered with host Andy Cohen for Bravo’s third reunion show, Luann de Lesseps was mocked for getting caught on camera in St. Barts with a “Johnny Depp” French pirate. “Lets just say Luann learned the pirate lesson,” Bethenny Frankel said, trying to be diplomatic for once about the women busting into her room in during their latest vacation in Turks and Caicos. Also Read: 'Real Housewives' Star Bethenny Frankel Rips Ramona Singer Over Cheating Accusations on NY »
- Debbie Emery
Universal Pictures is having a banner year. They set some pretty big industry records, wrecking the box office with their franchise sequels and one very sly biopic that no one saw coming. Now, they are ready to unleash their fall and holiday slate, which runs from September to November. They're going to tap out early, with nothing set for release in December. That's okay. They've already done better than any other studio in 2015. They could take the rest of the year off, and it still wouldn't matter.
But they're not going to do that. Traditionally, fall movies are all about Oscar. It's the awards season, and most studios are ready to flaunt their drama-heavy fare. Universal is taking a slightly different approach. While they have a few Academy Award contenders coming our way over the course of the next three months, they seem more interested in keeping the big blockbuster train moving. »
Whitey Bulger wore many hats during his ascent to power in Boston: Criminal, drug kingpin, murderer and, of course, rat. Well, almost. In a new featurette, "Black Mass" director and producer Scott Cooper unpacks the mythology of a mastermind, showing us how Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp) became a most wanted man. "Black Mass" is set to world-premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival. When FBI Agent (and childhood friend) John Connolly seeks Whitey's help to alleviate crime in the city, Whitey jumps at the chance to become an informant. Not because he relishes the chance to do some good, but so that he can take out the competition. Bulger equates the move to a cunning "business opportunity... Get the [FBI] to fight our wars — while they protect us, we do whatever we want." With that mantra, Whitey takes aim at the Italian Mafia and prepares to annihilate his adversaries in an all out turf war, »
- Ruben Guevara
This story first appeared in the Sept. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. They say good things come in threes. Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, co-founders of Cross Creek Pictures, sure hope so. The West Hollywood-based film financier and production company has a trio of movies hitting theaters over three consecutive weeks this fall. Johnny Depp's Black Mass (Sept. 18 via Warner Bros.) and the 3D adventure Everest (Sept. 25 via Universal) will premiere in early September at Venice. Legend (Oct. 2 via Universal), which stars Tom Hardy
- Rebecca Ford
We just opened our 2015 Oscar predictions center, but that's not the only place you can voice your opinions about this year's Academy Awards contenders at Gold Derby. Our forums, which are filled with Hollywood insiders, have been buzzing. As some of our best awards analysis comes from our very own users, be sure to consult them before making your picks. To help you out, we editors chose their top 10 comments on the early Oscar frontrunners. Take a gander below (click on each topic to be taken to that page in the forums) and then jump in the ring with them to duke it out over your favorites. -Break- Experts' early Oscar predictions: 'Joy,' 'The Revenant,' Leo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett ... 1. "Johnny Depp [will win Best Actor for] 'Black Mass.' He has several nominations under his belt, and this looks like a return to form for him. Plus this role checks a ton »
Lily-Rose Depp has come out as sexually fluid. The stunning 16-year-old daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis made the announcement via Instagram on Monday, sharing a photo of herself from the Self Evident Truths Project. The concept aims to spread awareness and understanding of the broader spectrum of sexuality and also serves as a photographic record of 10,000 people in the Us who identify "anywhere on the Lgbtqi spectrum." Lily-Rose also posed with her friend iO Tillett Wright, who is the project's founder. iO shared the sweet snap, writing, "I'm so proud of my baby girl @lilyrose_depp. She decided she wanted to be in @selfevidentproject because she falls somewhere on the vast spectrum, and I couldn't be happier to welcome her to the family. She's a tiny gem of a good human. #prouduncle #weareyou." Lily-Rose is the latest celebrity to bring attention to the subject of gender and sexual fluidity. »
World festival roundup: Highlights of the upcoming fall and winter season promise a wide range of cinematic treats around the world. Festivals listed in chronological order.
Aug. 27-Sept. 7
World Film Festival
Fest will open with the world premiere of “Muhammad,” the 171-minute epic from Iranian director Majid Majidi, shot by Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. Mwff has received a record number of short films — over 1,200 (an increase of 42% over 2014) from some 64 countries, “evidence of the vitality of today’s young filmmakers,” notes Mwff president Serge Losique. Fest is adding a Chinese Cinema section with more than 10 new features.
The fest, above, nestled in the mountains of Colorado, has always been an intimate, casual, carefully curated event that isn’t just a competition but also a celebration of the best in film. Even though the festival doesn’t announce its lineup until the day before it begins unspooling, »
- Iain Blair
Though last year’s two biggest stars, Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch, are nowhere to be found on the official, confirmed list of stars attending this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, you can’t say that Toronto will be left wanting in terms of star power.
Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, and Kevin Bacon will be in town promoting their Boston-set crime flick, Black Mass, in co-star Cumberbatch’s absence. Also, though Iron Man won’t make it up north for the Festival, Marvel’s Kate Mara (Fantastic Four) and Sebastian Stan (Captain America) will be backing up Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, and Chiwetel Ejiofor on the red carpet for this year’s undisputed big ticket, The Martian. Jake Gyllenhaal will also be on-hand in support of Tiff's opening film, Demolition.
There is also a large contingent of Hollywood legends also heading to Toronto this year, including Michael Caine, »
- Sasha James
Lily-Rose Depp is continuing to do her own thang at age 16. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis’ teen daughter came out as sexually fluid via Instagram on Monday, Aug. 24. The up-and-coming model posed for Self Evident Truths Project and according to her pal and the project’s founder, iO Tillett Wright, Lily-Rose doesn’t identify as 100 percent straight. “I’m so proud of my baby girl @lilyrose_depp. She decided she wanted to be in @selfevidentproject because she falls somewhere on the vast spectrum, and I couldn't be happier to [...] »
What a SummerSlam! Oh, wait, that was on Sunday. Well, last night sure felt like the real prestige affair, as there were debuts, returns and celebrity cameos galore.
Not necessarily a ton in the way of wrestling, of course, unless you were among those who enjoyed the broadcast's sidebar into house-show territory with that inconsequential eight-man tag toward the end. But I digress. In fact, I'll go one better, skip the formalities and segue straight into the five key things (in addition to the usual Twitter-friendly sidebar observations) that I »
Lily-Rose Depp is making a statement in her new modeling campaign. Instead of getting glam for a world-renowned designer, the famous daughter to Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis is partnering up with the Self Evident Project to show her support for the Lgbtqi community. While posing for several photographs, the 16-year-old kept things casual and comfortable as she wrapped her arms around two friends while wearing a "We Are You" T-shirt. "These sweet teen dreams joined the Self Evident Project family over the weekend," the organization wrote on Instagram. "The entire point of this project is to help young people feel good being true to themselves, so to us this is the ultimate »
Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the 2nd episode of "The Walking Dead" companion series, "Fear The Walking Dead", titled "So Close, Yet So Far", airing August 30, 2015 on AMC, directed by Adam Davidson, starring Johnny Depp look-alike Frank Dillane as 'Nick Madison', a quick-thinking teenage junkie and Kim Dickens ("Gone Girl") as his supportive mother 'Madison':
The August 23, pilot episode aired delivered 10.1 million live/same day viewers, becoming the #1 series premiere in cable television history for total viewers and all key demos.
"...in 'So Close, Yet So Far', 'Madison' struggles to keep 'Nick' from a crippling withdrawal...
"...while 'Travis' ventures out to find his son before the city of Los Angeles falls..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Fear The Walking Dead: So Close, Yet So Far"...
- Michael Stevens
Lily-Rose Depp just made a big statement in a quiet way. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis' daughter is the latest celeb to star in Tillett Wright's Self Evident Truths Project, a photo series documenting 10,000 people who identify "as Anything Other than 100% straight." The 16-year-old was featured on the photographer's Instagram, flashing a smile as she gets a piggyback ride from the activist. She keeps it casual in a pair of jeans, a tee and sneakers as the pair pose against a black backdrop. While Depp herself hasn't commented on the photo, Wright explained the young model's involvement in the photo caption. "I'm so proud of my baby girl @lilyrose_depp. She decided she wanted to be in @selfevidentproject because she falls somewhere on the vast spectrum, and I couldn't be happier to welcome her to the family. She's a tiny gem of a good human. #prouduncle #weareyou," he captioned the snap. »
- tooFab Staff
You might think you can do a decent Christopher Walken, but really, you can't touch the professionals. Here, from Kevin Spacey to Steve Coogan, are the very finest impersonators in the business (of other people in the business).
1. Kevin Spacey
To know Kevin Spacey is to know his impersonations. Willing to bust out a Brando at the drop of a hat, the former Old Vic head honcho was more than willing to obey James Lipton's commands during his appearance on Inside The Actors Studio.
On the 28th anniversary of that legendary dance lift, the actress has since dated some of Hollywood's biggest A-listers, won a Us reality TV show and starred in no fewer than 11 TV movies. But it was a dramatic "nose job from hell" that meant that her star faded and her burgeoning career took a very different path.
What she did first
8 celebrity couples who tried to nail Dirty Dancing's iconic lift scene
Jennifer's early career saw her bag roles in some stone-cold '80s classics. She made a fleeting appearance in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club before teaming up with Patrick Swayze on Red Dawn. You'll also remember her from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, playing »
As we reported earlier several South Asian films are being featured at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. One of the most exciting is Leena Yadav’s Parched, which is Ajay Devgn’s first international production. Set in rural India, the film follows the lives of three ordinary women who begin to break free from the century-old traditions.
“It’s an honour to be selected at this prestigious film festival and to be in the august company of such a great line up of films,” says director Leena Yadav.
Leena adds, “Parched transcends boundaries »
- Stacey Yount
Forbes has posted their annual list of the highest paid actors and actresses around the world with Robert Downey Jr. and Jennifer Lawrence topping their respective lists - not a surprise considering their track records.
The surprises are the non-Americans - Bingbing Fan, Jackie Chan, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar - who've made it quite high on the list thanks to a combination of not just films but endorsements and other forms of income which helped push their salaries past the likes of names like Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp. The lists are as follows:
Highest Paid Actresses:
Jennifer Lawrence: $52 million
Scarlett Johansson: $35.5 million
Melissa McCarthy: $23 million
Bingbing Fan: $21 million
Jennifer Aniston: $16.5 million
Julia Roberts: $16 million
Angelina Jolie: $15 million
Reese Witherspoon: $15 million
Anne Hathaway: $12 million
Kristen Stewart: $12 million
Cameron Diaz: $11 million
Gwyneth Paltrow: $9 million
- Garth Franklin
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