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Nicole Kidman is here in Cannes, so is Ang Lee, and Audrey Tautou, and a second-generation Jagger, and Justin Timberlake, and Cindy Crawford, and Cheryl Cole, and Pelé, and all of them have been rained on, stubbornly, for days. Rain at Cannes used to be rare, regulars say. Russell Crowe has an anecdote about sitting in a screening wearing sodden zip-ups back in 1991, and Bruce Willis got splashed by a freak wave in 2006 – but for a couple of decades straight, at least, this festival was a dry deal, screenings and parties staged outdoors, everyone "cooked to a turn" (as F Scott Fitzgerald described the local way of sunbathing). Then last year the roof of the Soixantième theatre blew off. »
- Tom Lamont
Every week, Vulture faces the big, important questions in entertainment and comes to some creative conclusions. This week, we gave you the lowdown on upfronts, a farewell to The Office, and much as we can to feed your Arrested Development appetite. You may have read some of these stories below, but you certainly didn’t read them all. We forgive you.Q: Ahhhhhhh! Arrested Development is coming back next week. What will I do until then?A: First, obsessively analyze the season 4 trailer with Lindsey Weber. Second, read Will Leitch's essay about being in the cult of Arrested Development. Third, determine your mood about the upcoming season using our Arrested Development "How Are You Feeling Today?" chart. Finally, see how much of a fan you really are by taking Zach Dionne's Arrested Development superfan quiz. Q: Should I have mocked or applauded Leonardo DiCaprio's big, over-the-top Great Gatsby reveal? »
- Vulture Editors
The Great Gatsby, 2013.
Directed by Baz Luhrmann.
A young writers life is forever changed when he meets the mysterious and elusive Jay Gatsby.
When Baz Luhrmann was handed the reigns to F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic piece of literature, many wondered if he could handle it with the substance and nuance that is required. The results are mixed as The Great Gatsby is a cross between peaks of brilliance and troughs of shallow, fancy visuals.
The film opens with Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) beginning to recount the events of his Summer in 1920's New York, as he leaves his creative writing endeavours and the American Midwest behind in favour of seeking fortune in the booming stock market which occurred after the first World War. Moving in to a small house on West Egg, »
- Flickering Myth
The Cannes Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday and the South of France has officially been flooded with celebrities. Jennifer Lawrence popped up at the festival with costars Liam Hemsworth and Sam Claflin for a Catching Fire photocall. Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio kicked off the festivities at the Opening Ceremony and The Great Gatsby premiere, while Emma Watson took her trip down the red carpet at The Bling Ring premiere on Thursday. The action wasn't only on the red carpet as Solange Knowles partied it up at the Belvedere bash last night. Other stars like Justin Timberlake, Isla Fisher, Nicole Kidman, and Octavia Spencer have also been getting in on the Cannes fun this week. Be sure to check back for more Cannes Film Festival photos, and don't forget to vote for your favorite stars in our Popsugar 100 bracket! View Slideshow › »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
It was an exciting week for stars between film festivals, family, and bikini fun. Miranda Kerr got sexy in a swimsuit for a hot Miami photo shoot, while Leonardo DiCaprio linked up with his The Great Gatsby costars for a glamorous photocall in Cannes. Jennifer Aniston hit the pavement in NYC for a shopping trip with fiancé Justin Theroux, and Jennifer Lopez turned up the heat during her performance on the American Idol finale. That's not all the fun to go down this week - click through the rest of the great snaps! View Slideshow › »
- Meghan Rooney
We have an exclusive interview with actor Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the surprisingly sadistic servant Stephen to Leonardo DiCaprio’s devilish plantation owner Calvin Candie in Quentin Tarantino’s revisionist western, Django Unchained. A few questions were put to actor about his controversial role in what is his fourth time in working with the Oscar-winner director.
Q. Do you think this film could serve as the younger generation’s “Roots” and does it have a social message?
A. I’m sure there is but not in, like, a “Roots” way. It deals with slavery in a way that we haven’t seen slavery dealt with cinematically in a very long time. I guess, at the deep end of it, you understand that slavery wasn’t just this hard time in the lives of black people. They weren’t just out in fields picking cotton and singing songs and trying to make it. »
- David Agnew
After a tiring but nonetheless thrilling day spent attending press call, giving bytes and interviews to media gathered from all over the world, Amitabh Bachchan joined his cast and crew for the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival’s opening show ‘The Great Gatsby’, in which he plays a cameo. As he and co-star Leonardo DiCaprio stepped onto stage to declare the festival officially open, Amitabh Bachchan had a sweet surprise in store as he went on to address the audience in Hindi.
After thanking the Cannes film festival, Amitabh Bachchan spoke a few quick lines in Hindi dedicating it to his countrymen. ‘Indian Cinema has completed 100 years and on this occasion, I would like to express to Cannes Film festival my gratitude and thank them for inviting me here today and for honoring us in such a huge function’
The gesture was well appreciated by the organizers too, »
- Pooja Rao
The thing that must annoy Tarantino's detractors more than anything else is that he's usually right. Here, he makes an overlong, bloody, talky movie in a genre no one touches these days (the western). Then he goes and scores the biggest hit of his career with it.
Set in the antebellum American south, Jamie Foxx's slave Django is freed by Christoph Waltz's cheerful and charming bounty-hunting ex-dentist Dr King Schultz. They team up to find Django's wife and rescue her from plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio, clearly enjoying a rare villainous role) and his devious house slave Stephen (an utterly terrifying Samuel L Jackson). Tarantino is far too much of a chatterbox to let so much as a few seconds go by without dialogue (westerns usually have a lot of space). No matter, he »
- Phelim O'Neill
The Great Gatsby (12A)
No one's disputing that Luhrmann can put on a show, but can he tell a story? In a way, F Scott Fitzgerald's 1920s parable is a perfect fit: a study of surfaces and seduction and the hollowness of the wealthy. The hedonism and vulgarity are ravishing to behold and the hand-tinted-photo aesthetic is gorgeous. When the fireworks die down, however, that artificiality works against the romantic tragedy, and the characters are too flat to really stir any great emotions. Maybe that's the point.
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- Steve Rose
The Popsugar 100 bracket is on! With so many A-listers in one spot, it's hard to pick a favorite, so we're breaking it down by revealing a few of the stars that are landing near the top of the list. It's no surprise that Kate Middleton and Brad Pitt are among the celebrities who are getting your votes, and Hollywood staple Gwyneth Paltrow is a natural fit for a winning spot. Leonardo DiCaprio is even edging in - but all these famous faces and more will still need your help if they're going to be crowned the winner of our 2013 competition. Play the Popsugar 100 bracket now to help determine this year's No. 1, and you may even win a Victoria Beckham handbag! »
- Lauren Turner
Isla Fisher was missing in action. The last time I interviewed the petite star was for 2009.s .Confessions of a Shopaholic.. And then she retired for a little bit, enjoying motherhood with spouse Sacha Baron Cohen. But now, we can.t escape her! Especially this summer! First, she nearly stole .The Great Gatsby. from Leonardo DiCaprio (I don.t know about you, but her Myrtle character has far more resonance), and then, she.s the fierce Henley in Summit.s .Now You See Me..
And on my way to New Orleans to interview the cast of .Now You See Me,. guess what I found as a reading material? American Airlines. American Way where Isla was the front cover! I can.t escape her indeed!
In this interview, we talked about:
*** Her semi-hiatus
*** What attracted her to doing .Now You See Me.
*** Doing her own stunts
*** The stunt that almost killed her! »
Another movie based on a conspiracy behind the assassination President John F. Kennedy is going into development. The movie will be called Legacy of Secrecy, and it will be written and directed by David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook).
The movie is being set up at Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company by his dad George DiCaprio. Apparently, the movie will "blow the lid off of what really happened in Dallas in November 1963." It's looking like DiCaprio and Robert De Niro could star in the film as well. The movie is based on a book of the same name written by Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann.
The news comes from showbiz411, who says it follows "the saga of FBI informant Jack Laningham. DeNiro would play Mafia kingpin Carlos Marcello, who confided to Langingham that he ordered the hit on Kennedy. Marcello died in 1993. But back during the days following the assassination, »
- Joey Paur
Online gallery to showcase works by Bill Gold and others for movies including Pulp Fiction and The Exorcist
A gallery that should comfort any struggling young graphic artist is revealed for the first time today: the ones that got away, rejected original versions of posters for some of the most famous films of recent decades, including Batman, Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist and Cool Hand Luke.
The last three were the work of the remarkable Bill Gold, who over a 70-year career created the images that sold more than 1,000 movies.
As a 21-year-old in the art department of Warner Bros, he was asked to come up with a poster for a vehicle for one of its stars, Humphrey Bogart. His poster for Casablanca became as classic as the film itself: black and white, the other characters in a misty background, Ingrid Bergman looking yearningly towards Bogey, and Bogey in the foreground, »
- Maev Kennedy
A live outdoor television broadcast from the Cannes Film Festival was briefly interrupted Friday when what sounded like gunshots sent crew and spectators scurrying for cover.
Television footage showed Auteuil and Academy Award winner Waltz – a member of the Cannes festival jury – scrambling from the seaside stage with dozens of others as a voice said “there’s someone shooting.”
When transmission resumed minutes later, host Michel Denisot said the noise had been caused by blanks. »
- Associated Press
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire share the big screen as pals Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby, which hit theaters last week and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, but their real-life relationship started long ago. Leo and Tobey have been friends for 25 years, after meeting at an audition in the late '80s. Getty Leo Recalls Their First Meeting Fondly "After I met Tobey at an audition, I felt like I wanted this guy to be my friend. I remember driving back from school and he was doing Hot Rod Brown Class Clown with Whoopi Goldberg outside Hollywood High. It was a high school. And I jumped out of my car in the middle of the scene, as they were shooting, practically." Leo added, "I was like, 'Tobey! Tobey! Tobey! Give me your number.' He was like, 'Yeah, who are you again?'" For quotes - and video! »
- Lauren Turner
In the fall of 2010, news surfaced that Leonardo DiCaprio was going to star in and produce Legacy of Secrecy, an adaptation of Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann's non-fiction book of the same name. The actor's father brought the book to his attention which includes new and recently disclassified information from the FBI and National Archives which hypothesizes a motive behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Since then we haven't heard anything about the project, but Showbiz 411 caught up with DiCaprio's father at Cannes, and reportedly David O. Russell is going to write and direct the film now. In the film, DiCaprio would play FBI informant Jack Van Laningham who apparently witnessed the confession of Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello for the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The confession came about after a dangerous and long-secret undercover operation, wherein the FBI positioned Van Laningham to become confidant to Marcello, who »
- Ethan Anderton
The phase “Like Buses” is an often overused expression, certainly here in the UK. However, it must definitely apply in this case as The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell is the latest filmmaker lining up conspiracy thriller centred on the infamous assassination of John F. Kennedy. I’m a sucker for the fascinating subject, with Oliver Stone’s JFK right up in my own top 5 of all time.
David Mamet has recently cast Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett in modern-set, cloak and dagger thriller Blackbird, in which a woman, following her fathers death, discovers he may have been involved in the cover-up. There is also debut writer/director Peter Landesman’s Parkland, the recently completed all-star thriller (which includes James Badge Dale, Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti and Billy Bob Thornton) that looks at the chaotic aftermath of the tragic event.
Russell’s film will be based on the the non-fiction book, »
- Craig Hunter
Long-gestating JFK assassination conspiracy film "Legacy of Secrecy" is reportedly finally coming to fruition, with director David O. Russell at the helm. First announced in 2010 by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way banner, the film centers on FBI informant Jack Laningham and Mafia kingpin Carlos Marcello (to be played by Robert De Niro) who confided to Laningham that he ordered the hit on Kennedy. No specific word on who would play Laningham, but the Playlist understandably presumes it would be DiCaprio. The film is based on the book by Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann, and adapting it has long been a passion project for DiCaprio's father, George. November of this year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination, and a number of JFK-oriented projects have wheels spinning. "Parkland," starring a sprawling cast including Paul Giamatti, Jacki Weaver and Billy Bob Thornton, and produced by Tom Hanks, went into production in January, »
- Beth Hanna
Based on the book by Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann, the story posits the theory that Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello told FBI informant Jack van Laningham that he was behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in November 1963.
Leonardo DiCaprio was attached to the project a few years ago and is seemingly still onboard to play van Laningham. Russell is also bringing his "Silver Linings Playbook" star Robert DeNiro on to play Marcello.
Source: Showbiz 411 »
- Garth Franklin
Though director David O. Russell is currently busy helming his follow-up to last year’s Silver Linings Playbook, it appears that he’s lining up another high-profile project for the near future. A report has surfaced claiming that Russell is attached to both write and direct the long-in-the-works JFK conspiracy film Legacy of Secrecy. The film is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann, which asserts that Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello confessed to FBI informant Jack Van Laningham to having ordered JFK’s assassination. As part of a dangerous and long-secret undercover operation, the FBI positioned Van Laningham to become confidant to Marcello, who ruled organized crime in Louisiana and most of Texas for decades. Leonardo DiCaprio came onboard to produce and star in the pic back in 2010, and is expected to play Van Laningham. Hit the jump for more, including the »
- Adam Chitwood
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