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Farahani stung by Scorpions

21 November 2014 6:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Paris-based Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani will star in Qissa director Anup Singh’s upcoming drama Mantra - The Song Of Scorpions.

Farahani will play a singer and scorpion healer from the Manganiar community of Rajasthan in the Switzerland-France-India co-production.

Geneva-based Saskia Vischer is lead producer on the project, which will be co-produced by Thierry Lenouvel of France’s Cine Sud Promotion and Rakesh Mehra of India’s Kriti Productions. Lenouvel was a co-producer and Mehra the line-producer on Qissa.

Farahani was nominated as most promising actress at this year’s Cesar Awards in France for her role in Atiq Rahimi’s The Patience Stone. Her credits also include Asghar Farhadi’s About Elly (2009) and Hiner Saleem’s My Sweet Pepper Land (2013). She also starred in Ridley Scott’s Body Of Lies (2008) alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

Scheduled to shoot next year, Mantra - The Song Of Scorpions is a contemporary folktale set in the desert of Rajasthan. The film »

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Saving Virunga by Anne-Katrin Titze

21 November 2014 1:11 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Virunga director Orlando von Einsiedel; "What I can tell you is, good journalism requires that you put your allegations out there…" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Leonardo DiCaprio has come on board as executive producer for Virunga, Orlando von Einsiedel's documentary on the plight of Virunga Park Director Emmanuel de Merode and the mountain gorillas of the Congo. Von Einsiedel was feted by Netflix, with a luncheon this week in the Harbor Room of the 21 Club in Midtown Manhattan and gave me an update on where we are today.

Last week the New York Times published an article, called Oil Dispute Takes a Page From Congo's Bloody Past, on the struggles to keep Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo safe from oil exploration at Lake Edward which falls in its boundaries. Virunga is Africa's oldest national park and a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Virunga 21 Club Netflix Orlando von Einsiedel »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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"Gone Girl's" Rosamund Pike To Receive Major Palm Springs Film Fest Award!

21 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Rosamund Pike nearly stole the show in David Fincher's "Gone Girl" but he stole the hearts of the Palm Springs International Film Festival's committee members. The actress is getting the Breakthrough Performance Award! Last year, "12 Years A Slave's" Lupita Nyong'o received the same award and walked all the way to Oscar glory!

Pike is joining recently announced recipients Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, and J.K. Simmons. Here's the press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 21, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Rosamund Pike with the Breakthrough Performance Award, Actress at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Simmons. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.Rosamund Pike perfectly taps into Gillian Flynn.s »

- Manny

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Watch: 20-Minute Documentary 'The Real Wolf of Wall Street?' Explores Another Inspiration For Martin Scorsese's Film

20 November 2014 1:21 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last winter, Leonardo DiCaprio got dressed up in expensive clothes and proceeded to do drugs, have wild sex with women, and commit no shortage of financial fraud in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street." While the movie is based on the life of Jordan Belfort, whom DiCaprio studied for the role, that hedonist lifestyle wasn't a completely mystery to him either. This Vice documentary, "The Real Wolf Of Wall Street?," explores another figure that may been (and likely was) a source of inspiration for the actor. You might not know the name Dana Giacchetto, but just Google it and you'll get a quick record of his notoriety. Founding the Cassandra Group in the '80s, he rode quick wave to financial success in the '90s working with name brand clients like Sub Pop, Smashing Pumpkins, Alanis Morissette, Phish, Victoria Williams, Q-Tip, and R.E.M., and hanging »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Steve McQueen to direct Widows

20 November 2014 11:02 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New Regency is reuniting with the director of its Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave on the heist thriller as the studio continues to assemble its stable of prestige filmmakers.

Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films are producing Widows, based on Lynda La Plante’s 1980s TV series that aired on Thames Television about the wives of four armed robbers who come together to finish a robbery after their spouses are killed.

McQueen will also write and produce the feature, scheduled to start pre-production by the end of the year.

New Regency, led by Brad Weston, is riding high on awards buzz for its current releases Birdman from Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and Gone Girl by David Fincher, which Fox Searchlight and Fox are distributing, respectively.

Iñárritu is currently in production for New Regency on The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, a 2016 Oscar hopeful set to open through Fox on December 25, 2015.

The studio is also in »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Even the Studio Has Dropped Out of Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Biopic

20 November 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Aaron Sorkin's Jobs has already seen David Fincher, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Christian Bale drop out for various reasons, and now Sony has decided to follow in their footsteps. The studio has put the project in turnaround, which means that this is officially the part in the rom-com where Sorkin sits alone crying and listening to Whitney Houston. (Deadline reports Universal is interested.) Maybe if they take off Steve Jobs's glasses, someone will realize how beautiful this movie has been all along. »

- Nate Jones

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Steve Jobs Biopic Gets Dropped By Sony

20 November 2014 1:05 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic just underwent a new drastic change. Sony has dropped the film. Thankfully Universal Pictures has expressed strong interest and it looks like the project won't have to suffer a whole lot due to the change.

The film is an adaptation of the bestselling Walter Isaacson biography, and Slumdog Millionaire‘s Danny Boyle is set to direct. Michael Fassbender is the latest actor to be rumored to play Steve Jobs. Previously, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale were attached to play the Apple genius. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.

For the most part, projects that undergo lots of changes don't have a very pleasant ending. But this is Steve Jobs we're talking about and Aaron Sorkin, plus Danny Boyle is at the helm. We don't know the reasons for the changes, but we still have high hopes for this biopic. »

- Laura Frances

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'Steve Jobs' Biopic Has Been Dropped by Sony

20 November 2014 12:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In a rather surprising turn of events, Sony Pictures has pulled the plug on their highly-anticipated Steve Jobs biopic, putting the project into turnaround, with Universal Pictures eyeing to quickly pick up the project and issue a green light. No reason was given for Sony's sudden move, in which even the Academy Award-winning power of writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle couldn't save.

While most projects that get unceremoniously dumped by a studio often have a long road to get to the big screen, sometimes waiting years to find the right home, Universal's quick pick-up may be a blessing in disguise, with Deadline reporting that Universal may close the deal as early as tomorrow.

The news is quite shocking since there has been active news on the casting front, with Michael Fassbender being courted to play the title character, and Seth Rogen also in talks to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. »

- MovieWeb

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Sony drops Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie

19 November 2014 11:38 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In a bit of shocking news, Sony has dropped Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs film. Though details are limited, a source from THR claims that Boyle needed the film to begin production in January, but Sony couldn’t commit to that start date. Also, it appears that Annapurna PicturesMegan Ellison, who was involved as a partner on the film, backed out.

This isn’t the first roadblock the film has faced thus far, Sony had quite a bit of trouble with finding an actor to play the former Apple founder; Leonardo diCaprio and Christian Bale were involved at one point, but passed. Recent reports put Michael Fassbender in the role.

Despite Sony dropping the film, there is still hope that it will get picked up by another studio. Universal is currently regarded as the frontrunner and is interested in getting the movie made in time »

- James Garcia

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Sony drops Steve Jobs movie, Universal may save it

19 November 2014 11:01 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The planned biopic of Steve Jobs has been dropped by Sony. Could Universal still make it happen?

Sony seems to have reached the end of its tether with its planned biopic of Steve Jobs. Based on Walter Isaacson's biography, it recruited Aaron Sorkin to pen the screenplay for the film, and the idea was to reunite him with his The Social Network director, David Fincher.

Fincher, however, has been one of a line of people who have passed on the project. For some time, Leonardo DiCaprio was linked with playing Jobs, for instance, before opting for other projects. Then Christian Bale was also linked, but that came to nothing.

Sony did attract Danny Boyle to direct the film, and Seth Rogen is believed to be taking on the role of Steve Wozniak in the movie. Furthermore, Michael Fassbender is now the running favourite to play Jobs himself.

Yet Sony has had enough. »

- simonbrew

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Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic dropped by Sony Pictures

19 November 2014 8:17 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sony Pictures has pulled out of the Steve Jobs biopic.

The movie - which had Danny Boyle attached as director and Aaron Sorkin managing the script - has been put into turnaround, reports Deadline.

Christian Bale was due to play the late tech pioneer but withdrew after deciding that he wasn't the right man to portray Jobs.

Michael Fassbender was hotly-tipped to replace Bale, while Seth Rogen was said to be playing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak alongside Interstellar's Jessica Chastain in an unspecified role.

Leonardo DiCaprio was also previously linked to the project, which would have seen him reunite with his Beach director Boyle.

It is understood that Universal Pictures may now make a bid for the movie.

Sorkin has used Jobs's authorised biography by Walter Isaacson for the film, which focuses on three stressful, high-profile Apple product launches including the first Macintosh in 1984 and the iPod in »

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Sony Drops Steve Jobs Biopic Scripted by Aaron Sorkin; Universal Likely to Acquire Project

19 November 2014 8:10 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic script has attracted a lot of attention from the likes of David Fincher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Seth Rogen, Jessica Chastain, and most recently Michael Fassbender.  Yet even with Oscar winner Danny Boyle on board to direct, Sony apparently had too much trouble trying to get the project off the ground. In a surprising development, Sony has ceased development put the project into turnaround. Sony briefly shopped the project around and immediately found a buyer in Universal. More after the jump. Deadline hears Universal is on track to close a deal to acquire the Steve Jobs biopic by tomorrow at the latest.  So fear not, the project will likely live to see another day and hopefully secure a cast in the near future.  If the end result is Boyle directing Fassbender, Rogen, and Chastain with a Sorkin script, I predict we will gloss over »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Black List Celebrates 10 Years as Haven for Screenwriters

19 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a business where the highest praise is often reserved for directors and stars, the Black List aims to be a haven for writers — an archive where the creators of concept, characters and content are given their due.

Perhaps the best testament to the credibility and effectiveness of the list, an annual compilation of Hollywood’s most popular unproduced screenplays, is that it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary. Out of the 970 scripts it has included over the past decade, 270 have been produced. Among that 28% to hit the bigscreen, nearly 200 (or 74%) received Oscar nominations, three of the last six won best picture and eight of the last 14 were voted best screenplay. The collective box office bounty generated by those productions totals $23.2 billion.

Even in an ever-shrinking movie market, with theater attendance on the downswing and studios releasing fewer pictures — predominantly franchisable event movies and superhero spectacles — the Black List has remained »

- Valentina I. Valentini

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The Steve Jobs Biopic Is Not Going To Be About Who We Thought

18 November 2014 2:14 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It.s now becoming harder and harder to keep track of Aaron Sorkin.s Steve Jobs biopic. Both Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale have pulled out of playing the titular character and now Aaron Sorkin has teased that the biopic will actually be as much about Steve Jobs. daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, as much as it will revolve around the Apple Icon. Aaron Sorkin had previously revealed that whoever takes the lead role in his Steve Jobs film would star in every single frame, but that now only seems more interesting following recent remarks the writer made during an interview with The Independent. He has revealed that he was actually drawn to writing a film about Steve Jobs because of the entrepreneur.s relationship with his daughter. This was despite the fact that she wasn't interviewed for Walter Isaacson 2011 book, Steve Jobs, which was a big influence on the screenplay. »

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J.K. Simmons Receives Big Honor from Palm Springs International Film Festival

18 November 2014 8:39 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

He has been Spidey's boss, a mean prisoner in "Oz," Juno's daddy, and lately, Farmer's Insurance spokesperson, but now, J.K. Simmons is going to be a Palm Springs International Film Festival awardee.

The actor is currently making waves for his brilliant performance in "Whiplash," just in time for the Academy Awards season. Simmons will be joining previously announced winners, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.

Here's the complete press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 18, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present J.K. Simmons with the Spotlight Award, Actor at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.Throughout his career J.K. Simmons had played a wide range of »

- Manny

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Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Film Is Not A Biopic

17 November 2014 10:14 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite being loosely based on Walter Isaacson’s authorised biography of legendary entrepreneur Steve Jobs, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has explained that, not only will the upcoming film not be a biopic in the traditional sense, but it will greatly benefit from the insight of Jobs’ own daughter, who declined to be involved in the book. This unconventional structure, coupled with personal oversight from Lisa Brennan-Jobs, suggests the finished project will be a fascinating movie indeed.

Speaking to Collider, Sorkin explained his intention to structure the narrative as three 30 minute scenes that are shot in ‘real time’ – each taking place just before a major product launch. The first will be the Mac, the second will be the NeXT, and the third will be the iPod. These particular products, and the moments of their respective launches, give specific insight into three very different stages of Jobs’ life and career – the Mac made his name, »

- Sarah Myles

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Aaron Sorkin Talks Steve Jobs Biopic; Says Jobs’ Daughter Lisa “Is the Heroine of the Movie”

17 November 2014 9:58 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Danny Boyle's untitled Steve Jobs movie is still looking to land a lead actor (after moving through Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale, the production is now trying to get Michael Fassbender to play the late Apple co-founder), but screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is still enthusiastic about the project, and had more to say about it while doing the press rounds for the final season of The Newsroom.   Speaking to The Independent, he revealed that the screenplay is 181 pages (since a single script page usually equals a minute of screentime, this movie is currently running around three hours), and about 100 of those pages is Steve Jobs. However, this movie will go beyond just the Apple CEO and also look at his relationship with his daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs.  Hit the jump for more. As we've previously reported the hook of the film is that it's only three scenes, and each »

- Matt Goldberg

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When Did Nick Jonas Get Hot?

14 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As the publicity blitz for his new album keeps reminding us, Nick Jonas is sexy now. For adults who didn't grow up idolizing the Jonas Brothers, it's a disconcerting transition — that adorable, promise-ringed moppet has turned into a shirt-doffing, penis-grabbing hunk. How did this happen? And, just as important, when? For casual observers, one date will live in infamy: July 30, 2013, the day a 20-year-old Jonas showed off the Jonabs in an instantly viral shirtless Instagram. But for how long before that had Jonas's hotness been lurking in the shadows, biding its time until it could be revealed in one heavily edited cell-phone snap? That's what we're going to find out. Here's how it will work: In the spirit of our exploration of Leonardo DiCaprio's changing face, we'll go year by year through Jonas's career until we can find the specific year his hotness was made known to the world. »

- Nate Jones

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Who’s In The Running To Be People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive?

13 November 2014 8:25 AM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

People magazine is about to reveal this year’s Sexiest Man Alive. According to sources, Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Chris Pratt is on the shortlist. But could someone else take the coveted spot? Watch the video above for more and check out the gallery below to see Pratt’s style transformation.

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In other news, Kourtney Kardashian recently held a fashionable baby shower, themed after the classic movie Breakfast At Tiffany’s. The reality star and her famous sisters gathered to celebrate the upcoming bundle of joy. The Gossip Table’s panelists have the details in the video below.

And in today’s last nugget of news, Leonardo DiCaprio had been keeping details about his 40th birthday party under wraps. But then newscaster Larry King, who was invited to the shindig, blabbed about the location on Twitter before arriving! Learn more about the hilarious story in the clip below. »

- Rahsheeda Ali

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Aaron Sorkin to Adapt Poker Memoir 'Molly's Game'

13 November 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

With Aaron Sorkin hard at work (I'm assuming he's working hard) on the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic to be directed by Danny Boyle, he has already lined up another true story to put his fast talking banter into. This next project would be an adaptation of Molly Bloom's poker memoir "Molly's Game". amz asin="B00DB32V4G" size="small"Here's the book description, and when it talks celebrities it's referring to the likes of Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alex Rodriguez, Matt Damon and Tobey Maguire, whom Bloom has described as a great player but a sore loser and worse tipper. Molly Bloom reveals how she built one of the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker games in the world--an insider's story of excess and danger, glamour and greed. In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a twentysomething petite brunette from Loveland Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game Hollywood »

- Mike Shutt

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