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Are you getting restless about all these halfway posts? We're almost done. The Power of List compels me. There's one more halfway post to go that's basically 'The Oscar Charts are Updated!' as the coding problem I mentioned is fixed and the updates are happening behind the scenes as you read this. We must get all this halfway business behind us by Saturday morning so that we can ape out all weekend with Andy Serkis & Co and start this second half of the year off right.
The Greatest Performances Of 2014's First Half
Best Leading Actress: Keira Knightley does her most relaxed and fluid work ever in Begin Again as a musician at a crossroads, never letting any one aspect of the character's situation pigeonhole her emotional responses; Agata Kulesza is an abrasive and evasive presence in her first scenes in Ida as a cynical woman who is »
- NATHANIEL R
“Hail, Caesar!” is shaping up as one of the Coen brothers’s finest ensembles. A few weeks after securing Ralph Fiennes, Channing Tatum, and Tilda Swinton — who are joining already-cast alumni George Clooney and Josh Brolin — the production has, according to Variety, two promising additions. Following a brief collaboration with the Coens on 2001’s “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” Scarlett Johansson is negotiating toclimb on board "Hail Caesar!" along with Jonah Hill, who would return to orbit with his “Jump Street” co-star Tatum. True to some rumored behind-the-scenes shifts made on “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Johansson — here said to have a small part — would portray “an actress who suddenly becomes pregnant as her film is about to go into production.” Details on Hill’s potential involvement are sketchy. A story of classic Hollywood that we can only expect will have plenty of the siblings’ bite, “Hail, Caesar!” puts »
- Nick Newman
Scarlett Johansson is in talk to join the Coen brothers' next big film project Hail Ceasar!. Jonah Hill also announced on Twitter that he has been cast in the film, saying, "Hail, Caesar! So damn excited to get to work with the Coen Brothers!"
The film follows a 1950s Hollywood fixer named Eddie Mannix who is working to keep a studio’s stars in line. If cast, Johansson will play an actress "who suddenly becomes pregnant as her film is about to go into production." Hill's part in the story has not been revealed yet.
The film is expected to go into production this fall. Here's a more detailed description of the story from the initial announcement:
"The famed 1950s private investigator who worked for Confidential magazine »
- Joey Paur
Movie News - Scarlett Johansson is being lined up to star in 'Hail Caesar!' The actress is in talks to join the Coen brothers' new movie alongside confirmed cast members Josh Brolin and George Clooney. The 'Match Point' star is expecting her first child with French journalist Romain Dauriac and will incorporate her pregnancy into the storyline since she is expected to play an actress who suddenly discovers she's with child. Funnyman Jonah Hill is also reported to be negotiating a part in the 1950s set comedy, Variety reports, although details of his role are being kept under wraps. Meanwhile, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes were all recently revealed to be close to joining the movie's line-up. The story follows a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who works to keep a film studio's actors in line. 'Hail Caesar!' goes into production this »
The Coen brothers have added another couple of names to the cast of their upcoming film Hail, Caesar!, with Scarlett Johannson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Jonah Hill (22 Jump Street) signing on to the long-gestating project.
Johansson and Hill join the previously announced George Clooney (Gravity), Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street), Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) and Ralph Fiennes (Skyfall) in the film, which is set during Hollywood’s Golden Age and sees Clooney as a “fixer” responsible for keeping celebrity scandals out of the press.
Hail, Caesar! is set to start filming later this year, for a release in 2015.
Source: The Playlist
- Gary Collinson
As if you need any more reason to get excited for Joel and Ethan Coen's Hail, Caesar!, the cast seems to be growing exponentially. The lovely Scarlett Johansson has been reported to be looking at a role, and now it seems as if Jonah Hill is in negotiations to star as well. Hill would be joining George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Channing Tatum. The story itself is that of a 1950s Hollywood fixer, Eddie Mannix (Clooney), who spends his days looking over and »
- Sean Wist
Wes Anderson’s critically acclaimed The Grand Budapest Hotel is available now Digital HD on 30 June and Blu-ray and DVD now from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and we’ve got a great exclusive clip to share with you!
With a show stopping cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of M Gustave (Ralph Fiennes: Skyfall, The Invisible Woman), a legendary and enigmatic concierge at the famous European hotel and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori: The Perfect Game), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend during the wars. Told by an older Zero (F Murray Abraham: Amadeus, Scarface) in retrospect to a young writer (Jude Law: Sherlock Holmes, The Holiday) we learn the history of it all.
It’s undoubtedly one of the best films I’ve seen this year, so highly recommend picking up a copy! Here’s that clip that explores what it »
- Dan Bullock
Add a second handsome thespian to Carole Radziwill's little black book! The Real Housewives of New York City star—who famously dated George Clooney—also had a summer romance with English actor Ralph Fiennes. On the July 8 episode of the hit Bravo reality show, the author hinted that a passage in her new book, The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating, was inspired by her real-life romance with The Grand Budapest Hotel actor. "It was long ago and far away … over a summer I was living in [...] »
The pair are the latest in a growing list of high-profile actors connected to the George Clooney-starring period piece, reports Variety.
The comedy follows a fixer named Eddie Mannix who protected the stars of 1950s Hollywood.
Johansson will play an actress who reveals that she is pregnant just as her new film is about to begin production. Hill's role is yet to be revealed.
Johansson will next be seen in Lucy. Hill most recently reunited with Tatum in 22 Jump Street.
Hail Caesar! will begin shooting in the autumn. »
No, it’s not the title of another Planet Of The Apes movie, but the latest movie from Joel and Ethan Coen (who write and direct) Hail, Caesar is set to have an absolutely top notch cast. It’s a period comedy about a fixer (think Ray Donovan…sort of) who worked for the Hollywood Studios in the 1950s. Jonah Hill is currently in negotiations to join the likes of George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton. Oh, and Scarlett Johansson is having a chat about signing on as well. Can you imagine how awesome this cast would be, spouting out Coen dialogue? In a 1950’s Coen envisioned Hollywood! Take our money! Now! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill are the latest actors to join the Coen Brothers film Hail Caesar. The period comedy would reunite Hill with his 22 Jump Street co-star Channing Tatum, who is also set to star. The film also includes George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes.
Hail Caesar tells the story of a man named Eddie Mannix in his job as a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s. Johansson will play an actress who becomes pregnant just before production begins on a major movie. As a side note, earlier this year Johansson revealed that she was pregnant so the role seems fitting for her current situation. As for Hill, his role has yet to be revealed.
The Coen Brothers plan to make this film later this year.
- Laura Frances
Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill are both in talks to join the Coen brothers' forthcoming Hollywood Golden Age flick Hail Caesar!, about a fixer who helps keep movie studios' stars in line. The impressive cast already includes George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, and Ralph Fiennes. In a fine example of art imitating life, Johansson would play an actress who suddenly gets pregnant when her film is about to begin production. Still no word on what character Hill will play — Channing Tatum's Bff, perhaps? »
- Anna Silman
The darkly comedic tale follows Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
• Jonah Hill is in talks to join 22 Jump Street co-star Channing Tatum in the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! The film follows a 1950s Hollywood fixer, working to keep the studio’s stars in check. George Clooney and Josh Brolin will star. Tatum, Tilda Swinton, and Ralph Fiennes are in negotiations, and Scarlett Johansson is in talks to join the film. [The Wrap]
• Penelope Cruz is in final negotiations to join Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby. Louis Leterrier is directing Sony’s spy comedy, which follows a James Bond type (Mark Strong) who has to hide in his hometown and team with his goofy, »
- C. Molly Smith
Joel and Ethan Coen are in the process of putting together one of the best actor ensembles they've ever worked with for their upcoming film - and that's saying a lot given their history. George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes have all been named as being attached to the film, and now two more incredibly talented stars. Both The Wrap and Variety are reporting that Jonah Hill and Scarlett Johansson are now both in talks to join the cast of Hail, Caesar!, the new Coen brothers period comedy. Based on an original screenplay by the directors, the movie is set in the 1950s and follows Eddie Mannix, a behind the scenes Hollywood player who works to try and keep celebrity scandals away from the tabloids. Clooney will be playing Mannix, Tatum is playing a movie star, Fiennes is playing a director, and Swinton is playing »
While no details were given for Jonah Hill's role, Scarlett Johansson is playing an actress who becomes pregnant just before her latest film is about to start production. Scarlett Johansson herself is actually pregnant, expecting her first child with fiancee Romain Dauriac, although her role isn't believed to take too long to shoot.
The story is set in the 1950s, following a fixer named Eddie Mannix, who works with all of the major Hollywood movie studios to help their major stars from avoiding scandals. We reported in May that the character is loosely based on Fred Otash, a private investigator who dug up dirt on all the major celebrities for Confidential Magazine by using his wiretapping techniques.
Update: 22 Jump Street star Jonah Hill is also in negotiations to join the cast. His role is currently unknown.
Original: She’ll be kicking ass and taking names in this summer’s action tentpole Lucy, but A-lister Scarlett Johansson may get the chance to prioritize dramatic pathos over karate chops for her next non-Marvel acting gig. Word has it that the actress is in early talks with the Coen Brothers to join the already-announced George Clooney and Josh Brolin in their comedy Hail, Caesar!
The Avengers star’s role is being kept under wraps, but Hail, Caesar!, set in 1950s Hollywood, focuses on a fixer to the stars by the name of Eddie Mannix (Clooney). Though he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty if need be, Eddie’s main job involves keeping gossip columnists from running with headlines about the most salacious scandals involving the era’s biggest stars. »
- Isaac Feldberg
After filming all of her Avengers: Age Of Ultron work in one big block to avoid the production having to shoot around her pregnancy, Scarlett Johansson has found a way to incorporate it in to a future role. Or rather, the Coen brothers have, as she’s in talks to play an actress who discovers she’s with child just as she’s about to start her new film in their latest, Hail Caesar!.The film, which already boasts Coen veterans George Clooney and Josh Brolin, with Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum and Ralph Fiennes in negotiations, revolves around a 1950's private eye / fixer who digs up and covers up scandals for studios to keep the stars in line.According to Variety, Jonah Hill is also now in talks, though his role is being kept quiet. Fiennes will be a director under contract to one of the studios, while Tatum is a Gene Kelly-type star. »
The cast of Joel and Ethan Coen’s Hail, Caesar! already has an extremely impressive line-up which includes George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes, but now two more actors are said to be in talks to join them. The Coen Brothers’ latest big screen caper is described as being set in the 1950s and focusing on a “fixer” who worked for the studios to protect the stars of the day.
According to Variety, Her star Scarlett Johansson will play an actress who suddenly becomes pregnant as her film is about to go into production. This mirrors real-life as the actress announced that she was expecting back in March, just weeks before Avengers: Age of Ultron was set to begin shooting.
The Wrap adds that we should also expect a 22 Jump Street reunion as Jonah Hill is in talks to play one of the actors who »
- Josh Wilding
Jonah Hill is in negotiations to join the all-star cast of Hail, Caesar!, the Hollywood-set period comedy being made by Joel and Ethan Coen, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Caesar tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s, and has a roll call that includes George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton. List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Also, Scarlett Johansson is in early talks to join the production as well. The Coens are producing under their Mike Zoss Productions banner alongside Working Title Films'
- Borys Kit
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