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Republic Records and Im Global have launched a multiple picture co-financing and co-production deal for music-driven feature film titles.
The first movie under the deal will be urban comedy “Rollin’ Thunder” to be directed by Bille Woodruff and produced by Im Global Music chief David Schulhof, Republic’s Monte Lipman and Im Global’s Matt Jackson, and co-produced by hip-hop artist Nelly and actor/comedian Nick Cannon.
The story centers on a bowling champ-turned ex-con who sees in a bowling tournament a chance to get back in the game, prove his innocence to the tycoon who owns Atlanta’s biggest bowling alley, and mend his relationship with his estranged teenage daughter.
The film will be set amid the Atlanta hip-hop scene, contain a major musical component and is scheduled to go into production this summer.
- Dave McNary
Television icon Leonard Nimoy died at age 83 today, but there's no questioning whether his work will live on for eternity. Spock is the thinking man's Fonz, a source of gravitas and cool wisdom whose appearances are deceiving. To celebrate, let's enjoy a Leonard Nimoy film fest that's entirely available to stream online riiiiight now. Here are some prime picks. "Star Trek II-vi" (Netflix) Something tells me you haven't indulged in Khan's wrath recently. It takes just a quick viewing of (gasp) Spock's funeral scene in the second film to make you remember how easy it is to get attached to these characters. Did you read Obama's small tribute to Spock? I was weeping in my car like Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole" over that one. "Tj Hooker" (Crackle) You do realize that Nimoy and Shatner faced off on a pair of "Tj Hooker" episodes, don't you? It's elementary to point out, »
- Louis Virtel
There’s no rest for an Oscar winner.
Less than a week after taking home the Best Actor trophy at Sunday’s Academy Awards for his role in The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne is back on set of The Danish Girl, looking very un-like himself.
Redmayne stars as Danish-born Einar Wegener, one of the very person people known to have undergone gender reassignment surgery. Born male, Wegener travelled to Germany and began gender surgery to become the artist known as Lili Elbe as early as 1930. But the film looks at more than just Wegener’s transformation to that of a woman- it is a story of his marriage to Gerda (played by Alicia Vikander) in an intimate look at what it means to have the person you love desperately seek a dramatic change.
Redmayne seems poised to earn his second Best Actor nod with his role in the film »
- Rachel West
Michael Keaton should just take the year off. No matter how good the Birdman star is in this fall’s Boston Globe drama Spotlight, next year’s Best Actor Oscar could quite possibly be Eddie Redmayne’s for the taking once again. The first image from Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, which stars the Theory of Everything actor (who last partnered with Hooper on Les Misérables) as a transgender pioneer, has surfaced online, finding Redmayne looking radiant as always.
Redmayne stars in the pic as Einer Wegener, who would later rename herself Lili Elbe, one of the first men to undergo a sex reassignment surgery. Adapting David Ebershoff’s novel, The Danish Girl specifically looks at the complicated relationship between Elbe and her wife Greta (Alicia Vikander), who became a famed artist for painting Elbe in drag.
The project has been a hot commodity for years, with such respected »
- Isaac Feldberg
You've never seen newly minted Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne quite like this. The 33-year-old actor is currently working on The Danish Girl, which follows the story of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe (played by Redmayne) who was one of the first recipients of sex reassignment surgery, almost a century ago. And now, the production company behind the film has released the first photo of Redmayne in the role - in full makeup and curly red wig. The film, which is currently in production, is being directed by Tom Hooper, whom Redmayne worked with in 2012's Les Misérables. The project is being »
- Tim Nudd, @nudd
Eddie Redmayne has what may be the first of many Oscars on his mantle after winning the statue for his performance in The Theory of Everything, but only time will tell if this will become a trend for the young actor. Then again, it looks like he is already primed for at least another nomination as he stars in The Danish Girl for Oscar winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) and just above is the first picture of the actor in character. Redmayne takes on the role of Einar Wegener, a Danish artist who became the first ever sex-change patient. The film tells of Einar and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) and how their marriage took a sharp left turn after Einar stood in for a female model that Gerda was set to paint. This film has seen plenty of changes over the years with Tomas Alfredson (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, »
- Brad Brevet
In The Danish Girl, Redmayne will play Lili Elbe, a transgender pioneer and one of the first people to undergo sexual reassignment surgery.
Hitting theaters in 2016, the film is based on an award-winning book of the same name, which tells a fictionalized version of Elbe’s story. This is Redmayne’s first major role to follow The Theory of Everything (and will hopefully erase any memory of Jupiter Ascending).
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Some of the greatest (or at least heavily favored) American television shows got the big screen treatment when they were selected to have their small screen following turn into a cinematic experience. Unfortunately, for every beloved nostalgic television show that translated successfully in movie theaters (The Brady Bunch Movie, Star Trek, Batman, etc.) there are boob tube stinkers that overtake the good crop. Sure, there are middle-of-the-road movie adaptations of television programs that have a mixed bag reception (1997’s Leave It To Beaver, 1987’s Dragnet, 2012’s Dark Shadows, etc.). Nevertheless, it is always the unflattering fare that receive the bulk of the attention (do you register, 1999’s The Wild, Wild West ?).
In Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows we will take a look at the top ten televised offenders that dared to venture into cinema’s stratosphere only to end up floating down shamefully »
- Frank Ochieng
With his Oscar safely stowed, his suit mothballed and the grin presumably yet to fade, Eddie Redmayne is back in his day job. In the short term that involves Tom Hooper's intriguing period piece The Danish Girl, the first still from which has emerged via The Wrap. If you've ever wondered what the newest Best Actor might look like as Best Actress, wonder no more. Click below to take a closer look. The film, a story of identity, art and sensation in mid-20th century Europe, has been simmering away for a number of years. Nicole Kidman, Tomas Alfredson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Charlize Theron have all been linked and unlinked at various stages but it's now officially underway with Redmayne in the title role. He plays Einar Wegener, a Danish-born artist who was one of the first known people to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Born male, she underwent a »
It took a long time to get off the ground, but the big screen adaptation of David Ebershoff's novel "The Danish Girl" is finally in production. The fictionalized account Lili Elbe's life features Eddie Redmanye in the title role and reunites him with his "Les Miserables" director Tom Hooper. The first image of this year's Best Actor winner as Elbe has now been revealed. Elbe is known as being one of the first people to have sexual reassignment surgery (or at least have it publicly revealed). The movie centers on her relationship with her wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) and how her transition affected their lives. The project has been in the works for years with Tomas Alfredson and Lasse Hallström both attached to direct at one time and Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard and Charlize Theron all potentially on board to play Elbe. The film also features Amber Heard and »
- Gregory Ellwood
The first of these films, an untitled thriller from micro-budget maestro Jason Blum (“The Purge”), will debut on July 31. It stars Bateman and Rebecca Hall (“Iron Man 3″) as a married couple whose lives are upended when a high school acquaintance reappears in their lives. It will face off against “Mission: Impossible 5,” sci-fi thriller “Self/Less” and boxing drama “Southpaw” with Jake Gyllenhaal.
That will be followed on October 23 by “The Secret in Their Eyes,” a remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinian film of the same name, with Roberts, Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”). The film centers on a team of FBI investigators who must search for the killer of a colleague’s teenage daughter. “The Secret in Their »
- Brent Lang
Conan O’Brien is a lot of things… a former Simpsons writer, a veteran talk show host, and now… a registered member of Grindr?
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On Tuesday’s Conan, Billy on the Street’s Billy Eichner helped the TBS host (aka Frecklef—ker) sign up for the gay hook-up app, giving him the chance to find the Sanjaya to his Melinda Doolittle. (For what it’s worth, TVLine’s Reality Check co-host was tickled by the multiple shout-outs!)
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The Oscars party doesn't wait for Sunday to start! Last weekend, Julianne Moore and Olivia Munn caught up at the Still Alice and Grey Goose bash, and Matt Bomer and Chris Pine teased everyone with their hot looks at Armani and Cate Blanchett's event. Over at the Chanel and Charles Finch dinner, Kristen Stewart went all-out glam, and Keira Knightley had that pregnancy glow next to her husband, James Righton. Earlier last week, Leonardo DiCaprio chatted up Oprah Winfrey at an event for the documentary Virunga, and Nicole Kidman and Chris Evans hit up the Gold Meets Golden bash. Other star-studded fêtes have brought together dynamic duos like Kate Hudson and Gladys Knight, Kerry Washington and Alfre Woodard, and Zoe Saldana and Rosario Dawson - and this all happened before the big show! »
Looking back over the awards season that ended with the Oscars Feb. 22, the red carpet was a little less luminous owing to the loss of two of fashion’s brightest lights: designers Oscar de la Renta and L’Wren Scott.
Between them, de la Renta, 82, who lost his almost-decade-long battle with cancer in October, and Scott, 49, who passed tragically in March, have dressed the evening’s biggest stars, including Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Garner.
“You always knew there was going to be a great Oscar dress on the red carpet,” says Elizabeth Saltzman, stylist to Gwyneth Paltrow. “He was the epitome of class and style and taste. I adored him. It’s for his clothing I would save my money, knowing how timeless each piece is, how beautifully made, how worthy, and chic, and not trendy.”
De la Renta’s timelessness, says Eric Daman, »
- Claire Coghlan
While Harvey Weinstein is generally known as Mr. Oscar, this year he had a relatively quiet time at the awards ceremony, with The Weinstein Company walking away with just two trophies. But Harvey is a man with a plan, and he already has a lot of potential contenders on his plate for next year, including "Macbeth" with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," and "Lion" with Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel. And never one to have a couple more options at his disposal, he's apparently eyeing Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor biopic for the awards season. The news comes from Pryor's widow Jennifer Lee, who recently stopped by the "Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend" podcast (via FilmDrunk) and provided an update on the status of the Lee Daniels directed picture about the late comedian. Mike Epps is in the lead role, with Kate Hudson as Jennifer Pryor, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The #AskHerMore campaign gained momentum leading up to the Academy Awards and Et talked to stars including Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong'o and Nicole Kidman about the importance of the message.
News: Et's Complete Oscars Coverage
The campaign, launched by The Representation Project in February 2014, draws attention to how top stars are often asked more questions about fashion than acting, especially compared to male celebrities.
The stars gave us five great reasons why #AskHerMore should be more the norm.
News: 16 Questions We Still Have After Watching the 2015 Oscars!
1. What an actress wears is only a fraction of who she is. "I think it's important to ask everybody more than what they're wearing. Ask them what they're thinking. What their work is about," Oscar winner Julianne Moore said.
2. Many actresses have seen the world and have unique views on it. "I think it's great to kind of highlight the fact that women are multifaceted -- that we »
The only thing brighter than the celebrities' smiles at last night's Oscars was the jewelry! The red carpet was lit up by celebs sporting some major bling. And that caught the attention of The Real Housewives of Miami star Lea Black, who was ready to offer an opinion. From Zoe Saldana's $1 million worth of Neil Lane diamonds to Nicole Kidman wearing nearly $7 million worth in gems, all that bling meant that no star was safe from Black's judgment. So without further ado, here is Black's verdict on the night's best and worst jewelry looks... Black called Cate Blanchett's statement necklace a "shame!" "What a missed »
Proving that even A-list Hollywood status doesn’t make you immune to selfies and #gpoy, the nominees, presenters, and attendees of the 2015 Oscars took to Instagram to share their behind-the-scenes snapshots of the evening.
From sneak peek’s of their red carpet looks to backstage posing, and post-ceremony parties. Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, nominees Mark Ruffalo and Naomi Watts, and presenters Anna Kendrickand Jennifer Lopez, were just a few of the big stars who captured their nights for social media fans and followers.
Check out some of our favourite backstage photos and behind-the-scenes looks shared by stars at the 2015 Oscars: »
- Rachel West
Stop-and-stare ensembles! Simple gowns are nice, but they don't pack the punch that is necessary to go down in history. Red carpet mainstays like Lady Gaga and Gwyneth Paltrow know this, so they wisely chose the statement-makers that we'll surely be discussing for years to come. From Paltrow's garden-approved dress to Gaga's scrubbing gloves, have a look at the riskiest looks of the Oscars 2015. Nicole Kidman — and her shoulder-length bob — hit the red carpet in a head-turning look. The Queen of the Desert actress, 47, [...] »
As all 29 of our Oscars Experts predicted, Julianne Moore won Best Actress for "Still Alice" on Sunday night. She played the title character, a linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, a role that had already earned her a slew of awards: she won at the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice, SAG, and BAFTA Awards. -Break- This was Moore's fifth attempt at Oscar glory. She first contended in 1997 for her supporting role in "Boogie Nights" but lost to Kim Basinger ("L.A. Confidential"). Two years later, she reaped the first of her Best Actress bids for "The End of the Affair" but was edged out by Hilary Swank ("Boys Don't Cry"). And in 2002, she contended in both categories -- lead for "Far from Heaven" and supporting for "The Hours" -- but was defeated by Nicole Kidman ("The Hours") and Catherine Zeta-Jones ("Chicago"), respectively. It »
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