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With Joe Wright’s Pan flying into theaters this October, Hollywood may be about to embark on a new romance with the Boy Who Never Grew Up, and Disney is already getting ahead of the crowd with a live-action Tinker Bell spinoff, currently titled Tink. Today brings news that, to help them bring Peter Pan’s pint-sized sidekick to the big screen, the studio is calling on none other than Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon to spread some fairy dust.
Witherspoon is attached to both star in and produce the pic, which is being developed as a new take on a beloved character in the same vein as Disney’s mega-grossing Maleficent (though with a considerably smaller budget, according to reports). It will play with the classic Peter Pan narrative to give Tink (Witherspoon) her own tale, independent from her human-sized companion.
- Isaac Feldberg
Despite its very public slide from Cannes Film Festival opener and much-anticipated theatrical release to Lifetime movie of the week, you could do worse than to spend the waning hours of your Memorial Day watching Grace of Monaco. Especially if you’re a fan of Nicole Kidman and her considerable knack for playing steely stunners. There. Permission granted to watch it and enjoy it. How you handle the rest is up to you. If you approach Grace as a sort of weird amalgamation of golden-hued rags-to-riches princess tale and G-rated political-intrigue drama/mystery — rather an accurate biography of the cool blond Hollywood ingénue turned misunderstood princess — you’ll … Continue reading →
The post Grace of Monaco premieres Monday night on Lifetime appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Lori Acken
New on Netflix this June: "Sense8," the new sci-fi drama from Andy and Lana Wachowski ("The Matrix" trilogy) and "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Straczynski, in which eight strangers suddenly find themselves mysteriously connected. Also, look for the return of Netflix original series "Orange Is the New Black" on June 12.
As for movies, you won't want to miss Jake Gyllenhaal's terrifyingly great turn in "Nightcrawler." Also new: "Life of Crime" and "Cake" with Jennifer Aniston; Philip Seymour Hoffman's last completed film, the spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man"; Gina Prince-Bythewood's acclaimed film "Beyond the Lights" starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a rising singer; not to mention the critically panned "Grace of Monaco," starring Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace.
Below is a full rundown of what's new on Netflix in June 2015, provided by Netflix. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change. We've also go you covered »
- Sharon Knolle
With his off-kilter sensibility (Stupid Pet Tricks?) and his penchant for the oddball (what other host runs across the stage in silhouette before starting a show, or strikes up a telephone relationship with a woman who works in an office across the street?), David Letterman has left everyone who enjoys latenight television in stitches. Now, he’s about to leave them in splinters.
When Letterman signs off CBS’ “Late Show”for the last time early Thursday morning, he will deprive TV of its last direct link to Johnny Carson and an era when just one, then two, hosts could dominate the period. The arrivals of Jimmy Kimmel at ABC, then Jimmy Fallon at NBC, and, soon, Stephen Colbert at CBS have given rise to talk of a third generation of late-night talent (if Carson, not Jack Paar or Steve Allen, is to be seen as the root of this particular »
- Brian Steinberg
While there’s a film festival going on in Cannes, so much of the festival and the buzz comes, like it is with Sundance, from purchases and pickups of many of the titles being screened there, and even those that aren’t. There are countless deals being struck, but we did our best to round up just a few of the more notable titles that will some day be arriving stateside.
First up, Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe will be distributed in the U.S. by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Atom Egoyan’s Remember, starring Christopher Plummer, was picked up by A24. The comedy Geezer, starring Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, has been picked up by Hyde Park International. Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman has been picked up by Atlas Distribution for a planned September release. »
- Brian Welk
PhotosTrue Detective First Look: Season 2 Posters Deliver an Ominous Message
The latest incarnation of the series — starring McAdams, Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch — follows a trio of police officers and a career criminal who find themselves navigating “a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”
In the teaser, McAdams shows off some impressive knife skills as Ani Bezzerides, a member of the Ventura County police department who is often at odds with the “poisoned” system »
As Harvey Weinstein unveils his company's slate of 2015 movies at the Cannes Film Festival this week, will the best bet for the Oscars be "Lion"? Based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, a young boy is raised by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman, David Wenham) after being separated from his family in India. The adult version of the boy is played by Dev Patel. With just a small amount of footage at the festival, the praise is already starting for the cinematography and for Kidman, "in a more dowdy and older role" than normal. Other films with a sneak peek were "The Hateful Eight" (Quentin Tarantino), "Southpaw" (Jake Gyllenhaal), "Adam Jones" (Bradley Cooper), "Tulip Fever" (Christoph Waltz), "Carol" (Cate Blanchett), "Macbeth" (Michael Fassbender), and "Hands of Stone" (Edgar Ramirez). HitFix -Break- The final two guests in the talk show career of David Letterman will be familia...' »
The Weinstein Co.’s Cannes presentation is always an early launching pad for fall awards season. But on Thursday afternoon at the Majestic Hotel, Harvey Weinstein actually started handicapping the 2016 Oscars race from the South of France.
Joined by Jake Gyllenhaal onstage, Weinstein said it was an outrage that the star was snubbed for his performance in “Nightcrawler,” which was released by Open Road Films last fall. “We’ll get revenge,” Weinstein said. “This transformation in ‘Southpaw’ is amazing,” Weinstein added about the upcoming summer movie directed by Antoine Fuqua, where Gyllenhaal plays a professional boxer. Weinstein revealed that “Southpaw” had been selected for Cannes, but it couldn’t play in competition because Gyllenhaal is a member of the jury.
- Ramin Setoodeh
Lionsgate has snapped up new drama Genius at the Cannes Film Festival for distribution in the U.S. for around $4 million. Here’s a first look image…
The film, which tells the story of the relationship between book editor Max Perkins, who edited works by the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe, stars Colin Firth (Kingsman: The Secret Service) alongside Jude Law (Black Sea), Nicole Kidman (Before I Go To Sleep), Guy Pearce (The Rover), Dominic West (The Affair) and Laura Linney (The Truman Show).
Directed by debutant Michael Grandage, no release date has yet been set for the film, but we could feasibly see it around awards season later this year.
- Scott J. Davis
Nick or Clark? Clark or Nick? Who will be crowned our 14th and penultimate "American Idol" winner? And why must it take 126 minutes to find out? When "American Idol" was a colossus straddling the TV landscape, this sort of bloated spectacle wasn't just justified, it was practically necessary for Fox. Milk every blessed second out of "American Idol"! But Tuesday night's performance finale lost to "Undateable" in the 18-49 demo. That's a bit sad. But maybe ratings will still perk up for the actual finale. Follow along with me as we go on this lengthy journey to either Clark Beckham or Nick Fradiani's confetti-filled coronation... 8:00 p.m. Et. Nick and Clark are joining Fall Out Boy for a rousing show-opening rendition of "Centuries." Neither seems exactly sure whether or not they're the stars of this this particular performance. Clark in particular lingers in the background in discomfort waiting »
- Daniel Fienberg
The Cannes Film Festival has a spotty history with its opening-night films, which over the years have often been chosen seemingly for their star power than their cinematic artistry — witness last year’s a “Grace of Monaco,” the Nicole Kidman vehicle that still hasn’t gotten a proper theatrical release in the U.S., despite the Weinstein Company having the rights. This year’s choice, “Standing Tall” (or “La Tete Haute” in its native French) was supposed to be different. At the press conference announcing the lineup, festival chief Thierry Fremaux suggested that it could have landed a coveted main competition slot, »
- Steve Pond
Nicole Kidman is in "advanced talks" to re-team with Rabbit Hole director John Cameron Mitchell for his punks and aliens sci-fi romance, How to Talk to Girls at Parties. Ruth Wilson (Luther) and Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids) are also in talks to join previously announced lead Elle Fanning (Maleficent). Mitchell co-wrote the screenplay with Philippa Goslett (Little Ashes) based on Neil Gaiman's Hugo Award-nominated short story of the same name about “a schoolboy punk who uses music and art as a way to escape, and a female alien tourist (Fanning) who wants to escape her tour group and explore the most dangerous place in the galaxy, the London suburb of Croydon.” Speaking with ScreenDaily about the film, Producer Howard Gertler said, “Nicole responded very quickly and enthusiastically to the script when John sent it to her...This is a story that appeals to teens and adults, something John and Neil Gaiman’s work also achieves, »
- Haleigh Foutch
Another pick-up at the Cannes Film Festival for Lionsgate this morning was Michael Grandage's "Genius," which feels like awards bait given the subject matter and the talent involved. The film tells the story of Scribner book editor Max Perkins, who oversaw works by legends like Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald in his time. The script, based on the book by A. Scott Berg, was written by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan ("Gladiator," "The Aviator," "Hugo"). Colin Firth stars in the film as Perkins and there's a roll call of stars playing those top literary names. Jude Law is in as Wolfe, Guy Pearce is Fitzgerald and Dominic West is Hemingway. Nicole Kidman also stars as costume designer Aline Bernstein, who had a four-year relationship with Wolfe and possessed some of his unpublished manuscripts at the time of his death. Laura Linney, meanwhile, plays Perkins' wife, Louise Saunders. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Though she’ll be venturing to the small screen for HBO’s adaptation of Big Little Lies, Oscar winner Nicole Kidman is simultaneously lining up some very promising gigs in Hollywood. Today brings word that she’ll reteam with Rabbit Hole director John Cameron Mitchell for How to Talk to Girls at Parties, an adaptation of the Neil Gaiman short story.
Elle Fanning was already set to lead a cast that now also includes The Affair‘s Ruth Wilson and Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland). The strange-sounding project (I mean, this is Gaiman we’re talking about) will follow an alien tourist (Fanning) who breaks away from her tour group to explore the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon, and a punk schoolboy who uses music and art as a way to escape the doldrums of his daily existence.
The soundtrack is said to be »
- Isaac Feldberg
On any given day, there may be three or four announcements of note regarding projects in the works. But once Cannes opens, they come tumbling, hour after hour. In today's roundup, we hear about forthcoming films by Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam, Ava DuVernay, Pablo Larraín and Marco Bellocchio and other projects featuring Robert De Niro, Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, Anne Hathaway, Reese Witherspoon, Rachel Weisz, Noomi Rapace, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne. » - David Hudson »
The title “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” brings to mind something very specific, yet this movie is not at all what you think it’s going to be. Clue one: it is based on a short story by Neil Gaiman, the writer behind Sandman and Stardust. Clue two: it’ll be co-written and directed by […]
- Germain Lussier
Nicole Kidman is in advanced talks to join Elle Fanning ("Maleficent"), Ruth Wilson ("Luther") and Matt Lucas ("Alice in Wonderland") in John Cameron Mitchell’s anticipated rom-com "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" at See-Saw.
Based on Neil Gaiman's short story, Fanning plays an alien touring the galaxy who breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.
Mitchell ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch") and Philippa Goslett ("Little Ashes") have worked on the screenplay and filming begins this Fall in the UK. Howard Gertler, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will produce.
The production is also in talks with major musicians to score the film while some of the cast are also due to lend their voices to songs.
Source: Screen »
- Garth Franklin
It has been five years since John Cameron Mitchell's powerful "Rabbit Hole," which marked the breakout performance of Miles Teller, and certified that the man best known for "Hedwig And The Angry Inch" had a lot more to say from behind the camera. And it looks like Nicole Kidman is eager to work with her "Rabbit Hole" director once again. She has joined Elle Fanning, Ruth Wilson, and Matt Lucas in Mitchell's "How To Talk To Girls At Parties." The adaptation of the short story by Neil Gaiman follows an alien who finds herself visiting the most unlikely of places: the London suburb of Croydon. The movie is described as a "punks and aliens" movie and will also feature a strong musical element as well, with some big names apparently being courted for the soundtrack, to which the cast will contribute as well. Read More: John Cameron Mitchell Says »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Tony Award-winning theater director Michael Grandage is making his feature film debut with Genius starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce and Dominic West and it was already considered an Oscar hopeful, but now that has become a little more legit as Lionsgate has picked it up for domestic distribution. The announcement comes out of Cannes. amz asin="042522337X" size="small"The screenplay was written by Tony Award-winner and three-time Academy Award-nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator) based on the book "Max Perkins: Editor of a Genius" by Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg and centers on the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Law) and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth). Wolfe, a blazing talent with a larger-than-life personality and Perkins, one of the most respected literary editors of all time, formed a complex, transformative and irrepressible friendship that changed the lives of these brilliant but very different men forever. »
- Brad Brevet
Roadside and Lionsgate have acquired Us rights to The Sea Of Trees in a deal with CAA and Wme Global in the days leading up to Saturday’s world premiere.
Gus van Sant directs the tale of a suicidal widower who experiences a change of heart following an encounter in Japan’s notorious Aokigahara Forest.
Bloom handles international rights and launched sales at the market one year ago.
Meanwhile Lionsgate has also picked up Genius, the upcoming »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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