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Melissa McCarthy's "Spy" Recreates Eurovision

4 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

British actor/comedian Peter Serafinowicz, Bollywood regular Nargis Fakhri, Swedish comedian Bjorn Gustafsson and Ukrainian drag queen pop star Verka Serduchka have all joined the cast of the Melissa McCarthy-led comedy "Spy".

Paul Feig ("Bridesmaids," "The Heat") helms the film about the unlikely espionage abilities of McCarthy's character as she deals with threats to the world. Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Bobby Cannavale, Miranda Hart, Nia Long and 50 Cent have already been cast.

Serduchka, a character creation of Andriy Danylko, memorably represented Ukraine in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest and came in second place. That famously wacky performance of 'Dancing Lasha Tumbai', which you can see below, will reportedly be recreated for the film which is currently shooting in Budapest.

The comedy is currently slated to open next May.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Erin Moriarty to star opposite Mel Gibson in 'Blood Father'; Plus, Paul Feig, Mark Strong, more

8 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

True Detective’s Erin Moriarty will star opposite Mel Gibson (The Expendables 3) in the upcoming thriller Blood Father. Penned by The Town’s Peter Craig, the upcoming film focuses on an ex-con who reunites with his 16-year-old daughter in order to protect her from the drug dealers trying to kill her. [Variety]

Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) is in talks to join Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) in his next comedy Grimsby. Strong would play a British Black Ops agent who must go on the run with his long-lost brother, played by Baron Cohen, who co-wrote the script with Phil Johnston »

- EW staff

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Jane gets a release date

9 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Relativity Media has set a Us date for Jane Got A Gun, the long-gestating Western starring Natalie Portman that made headlines last year due to the comings and goings of director and stars.

The film will now open theatrically on February 20, 2015. 

Portman plays the titular character who tries to escape her nemesis when her husband is injured in a shoot-out by resorting to the help of an old flame.

Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton and Noah Emmerich star.

Gavin O’Connor directs the Western after replacing the UK’s Lynne Ramsay, who walked out on the first day of shooting.

The film had previously been set to star, at various times, Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper and Jude Law.

A law suit between the producers and Ramsay went away when the parties settled out of court in March. »

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It's Official: 'Jane Got a Gun' Pushed Back to Early 2015

12 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Relativity Media and The Weinstein Co. are officially pushing back the release of the Natalie Portman Western Jane Got a Gun from Aug. 29 to Feb. 20, 2015. Relativity recently announced it would be relocating Jane Got a Gun, but didn't name a new date. Story: Relativity Pushes Back 'Jane Got a Gun,' Dates 'November Man' Jane Got a Gun, which co-stars Noah Emmerich, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton, made headlines as filming began when director Lynne Ramsay dropped out and the project underwent numerous cast changes as Michael Fassbender left, and Jude Law and Bradley Cooper both joined

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Peter Serafinowicz Will Spy

13 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though the cameras are already rolling, Paul Feig is making sure international audiences pay attention to his latest collaboration with Melissa McCarthy, Spy, by recruiting a variety of talent from around the globe. New to the cast are Peter Serafinowicz, Bollywood regular Nargis Fakhri and Swedish comedian Bjorn Gustafsson.And as if that wasn’t enough to add to the Eurovision (well, world-vision, given Nargis) flavour, Feig is also hiring Ukrainian pop star Verka Serduchka, who scored second place in the Eurovision event back in 2007. She’ll be recreating the performance with her dancers for the film.Spy focuses on the unlikely espionage abilities of McCarthy’s character, Susan Cooper, as she deals with threats and assistance from the likes of Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Bobby Cannavale, Miranda Hart, Nia Long and 50 Cent. “There are so many actors worldwide that I’ve been dying to work with and Nargis, »

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Paul Feig Taps Offshore Talent For Melissa McCarthy Spy Tale

14 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: An international spy comedy needs some offshore talent, and director Paul Feig has found his for Spy, the comedy that stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Bobby Cannavale, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and Miranda Hart. Feig has added Bollywood star Nargis Fakhri, British comic actor Peter Serafinowicz and Swedish comedian Bjorn Gustafsson. “There are so many actors worldwide that I’ve been dying to work with and Nargis, Peter and Bjorn have always been at the top of my list,” Feig said. “Peter and Bjorn are comic geniuses and Nargis is cool, funny and drop-dead gorgeous, which ironically are three adjectives that have been used to describe me. So, I feel a special kinship with her.” Feig also added Verka Serduchka, the transgender Ukrainian pop star famous for coming in second place in the Eurovision song competition in 2007. She and her dancers are going to re-create that performance in this movie. »


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The James Clayton Column: picture the post-human future

19 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature James Clayton 25 Apr 2014 - 06:27

The arrival of Transcendence leaves James pondering AI computers in the movies and our post-human future...

Johnny Depp undergoes a metamorphosis and inhabits the persona of someone or something completely different. He does this frequently and is so renowned for it that he's come to be acclaimed and appreciated as a 'chameleon' actor. This very talented and charismatic man completely immerses himself in his roles, his essential Johnny Depp-ness very present but clothed in the form of someone or something wholly other than himself.

Flicking back through his varied and colourful career, we find that Depp has become real people like gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson, children's author Jm Barrie and transvestite B-movie director Ed Wood, Jr. He has become an artificial man with scissors for hands. He has become a rogue rock star pirate. He has become a Mad Hatter, a loopy Comanche, »

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Nargis Fakhri on her Hollywood project

22 April 2014 3:25 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The very beautiful Nargis Fakhri has returned from the Us after shooting her first international film. The film entitled Spy directed by Paul Feig will feature Nargis in her first action role. Apparently Nargis kicked some serious ass in Los Angeles. Speaking about her role and the film Nargis bluntly lets out, "I don't know why some sections of the Indian media have written that I've shot with Jude Law. Because I haven't! He is in the film but I haven't shot with him yet. There are also Jason Statham and Melissa MacCarthy in Spy with me. I can't reveal what I am playing until the producers make their announcement. But I can tell you they're planning a global campaign with actors from various parts of the world. I'd be representing this part of the world." Nargis loved working with Paul Feig. "He's directed Bridesmaid and Heat. He was amazing to work with. »

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Haven't shot with Jude Law yet: Nargis Fakhri

22 April 2014 1:18 AM, PDT | | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, April 22: Nargis Fakhri has returned from the Us after shooting her first international film entitled "Spy". Directed by Paul Feig, the film will see Nargis in her first action role.

Apparently, Nargis kicked some serious ass in Los Angeles.

Speaking about her role and the film Nargis said, "I don't know why some sections of the Indian media have written that I've shot with Jude Law. Because I haven't! He is in the film, but I haven't shot with him yet."

"There are also Jason Statham and Melissa MacCarthy in 'Spy' with me. I can't reveal what I am playing until the producers make their announcement.. »

- Leon David

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‘Dom Hemingway’ Review

20 April 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Luca Franzoni, Nick Raggett, Simeon Moore, Glenn Hirst | Written and Directed by Richard Shepard

For a long time Jude Law was a character actor stuck in stale leading man roles. Recently he has loosened those restraints with work in recent films like Contagion. In his latest film Dom Hemingway  he not only breaks those restraints he gleefully shoves them down the throats of anyone who may have doubted his talents. If only the movie surrounding him was better. With a lingering narrative that never amounts to much Dom Hemingway  is somewhat a chore to get through. Luckily Law’s ferocious performance is enough to make it worth a watch.

In a character introduction that immediately grabs tight of your attention, Dom Hemingway loudly makes his presence known with a diatribe on the wonder of his personal favorite appendage. Vulgar, violent, and unrestrained Hemingway is id personified. »

- Dan Clark

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87th Academy Awards Dates and Early Predictions: Another Streep?

18 April 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 dates (Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced yesterday, April 17, 2014, the Oscar 2015 dates. The Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC on February 22, 2015 — or about ten days earlier than the Oscar 2014 ceremony. Key Oscar 2015 dates are as follows: Saturday, November 8, 2014 The Governors Awards (where Honorary awards are handed out). Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Official Screen Credits and music submissions due to the Academy. Monday, December 29, 2014 Oscar 2015 nominations voting begins 8 a.m. Pt. Thursday, January 8, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations voting ends 5 p.m. Pt. Thursday, January 15, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations announced. Monday, February 2, 2015 Oscar 2015 Nominees Luncheon. Friday, February 6, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners begins 8 a.m. Pt. Saturday, February 7, 2015 Scientific and Technical Awards. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners ends 5 p.m. Pt. Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015 87th Academy Awards begins 7 p.m. Et/ 4 p.m. Pt. As in previous years, the Oscar »

- Steve Montgomery

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‘Dom Hemingway’ Review

18 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

In Dom Hemingway, the titular character (played by Jude Law) is back on the streets of London after refusing to rat on his criminal associates in a money heist gone south. In spite of his nasty temper, Hemingway’s loyalty (and subsequent twelve year prison stay) earned the respect of crime boss, Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bichir) – but dealt a painful blow to an already rocky relationship between Dom and his daughter, Evelyn (Emilia Clarke).

Reuniting with his former best friend Dickie Black (Richard E. Grant), Dom sets out to right the wrongs of the last decade: beating his (now deceased) ex-wife’s second husband to a pulp, enjoying an all expenses paid weekend of cocaine and hookers, as well as seeking financial reparations from Fontaine. However, when Dom’s high-octane “money first” lifestyle comes back ...

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- Ben Kendrick

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Under The Skin – The Review

18 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

So this weekend we’ve seen Jude Law take a walk on the wild side in the title role of Dom Hemingway. Now, we also get a new film starring a stateside screen beauty, Scarlett Johansson as she takes a walk on the weird side. Very weird. She stars in almost every minute of  Under The Skin from director Jonathon Glazer who gave us the enormously entertaining Sexy Beast (Ben Kingley’s character might have been “mates” with Dom!). But Skin is no look at the cockney criminal class. This film is based on a 2000 science fiction novel from Michel Faber. Now we’re used to seeing Ms. J dashing about in CG backdrops in big budget blockbusters like Michael Bay’s The Island  and over at Marvel Studios as the sublime Shield agent the Black Widow in, so far, three epics. But this film’s not in the same »

- Jim Batts

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Movie Review: Dom Hemingway

17 April 2014 9:49 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The tale of Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) is a vibrant, loud, transparent mix of character study and black comedy. Dom Hemingway tells the story of Dom, a convict who has spent twelve years in prison for keeping his mouth closed regarding a job he did for crime boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bichir). After he is released from prison (in an opening that resembles a Quentin Tarantino film; full of quick dialogue, a grand entrance, vibrant colors, and a punchy song in the background), Dom spends the rest of the film trying to regain what he feels he is rightfully owed.

Although the film began with a promisingly funny segment of Dom comparing his junk to Renior and Picasso, most aspects of Dom Hemingway baffled me. From the odd change in pace of the script to the title cards, I was dumbfounded. Dom Hemingway, as a character, does not have much of an arc. »

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Dom Hemingway – The Review

17 April 2014 3:14 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Oh, the curse of being an attractive film star! Nobody takes you seriously. Those poor, pretty people! Enough with the bitter sarcasm, I know, but there’s more than a bit of truth in it, especially for actresses. Often Oscar has rewarded them for “glamming-down”! Charlize Theron gained weight, wore fake choppers, and endured hours in the make-up chair for Monster and took home the gold as did Nicole Kidman when she donned a phony “schnozzola” in The Hours. And there’s reward in tackling a role from the down-trodden classes as Halle Berry did in Monster’S Ball. Of course, this is not exclusive actress strategy. Brad Pitt scored a nomination for his twitchy turn in 12 Monkeys and just a few weeks ago mega-hunk Matthew McConaghuey grabbed Best Actor for going gaunt and sickly for Dallas Buyers Club. With Dom Hemingway Brit glamour guy Jude Law has forsaken his »

- Jim Batts

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Watchmen's long journey from page to screen

17 April 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Mark Harrison 22 Apr 2014 - 06:46

Alan Moore always said his graphic novel was unfilmable, and for a while, that almost looked true. Mark looks at attempts to adapt Watchmen

It's now been just over five years since Zack Snyder brought Watchmen, the acclaimed comic series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, to the big screen. Whatever you think of the final film, you could hardly say that the source material was easy to adapt.

Moore's thought-provoking script and Gibbons' detailed artwork came together to make one of the most acclaimed comic series ever created- frequently referred to as comics' answer to The Godfather. Some argue that the comic book movie genre got its Godfather with The Dark Knight in 2008, but studios were trying to adapt Watchmen long before that.

In fact, Hollywood's flirtations with the material date all the way back to the period when Tim Burton's Batman became a huge hit, »

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The Grand Budapest Hotel becomes Wes Anderson's highest-grossing film

16 April 2014 3:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The whimsical comedy, starring Ralph Fiennes alongside various star cameos, has overtaken The Royal Tenenbaums as Andersen's most financially successful film with $104m

Wes Anderson interviewed: "The Grand Budapest Hotel is pretty straightforward storytelling"

With a global box office taking of $104m and rising, The Grand Budapest Hotel has become Wes Anderson's highest-grossing film. It's the first to take over $100m, beating The Royal Tenenbaums' haul of $71m in 2001 and Moonrise Kingdom's $68m in 2012.

The film, inspired by Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, stars Ralph Fiennes as the proprietor of the titular hotel,who becomes embroiled in a madcap caper after one of his aged guests  who he has slept with the previous night is found dead in suspicious circumstances. A panoply of Hollywood stars including Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel and Bill Murray crop up in cameo roles throughout. Guardian and Observer critics were united in their praise, »

- Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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New Movie Role for Keira Knightley in The Typist?

14 April 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Movie News - British Actress Keira Knightley is considering a role in a new movie - Fox's adaptation of 'The Typist'. The 29-year-old actress is in talks to star in the forthcoming film based on Michael Knight's 2010 book of the same name, which chronicles the early rehabilitation of the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War. The screen beauty said: ''There's a book called 'The Typist' which the lovely people at Fox are kindly trying to develop for me. My agents found it and gave it to me to read. It has two really good female roles in it, so we shall see.'' Knightley was catapulted to the spotlight following her role in 'Bend It Like Beckham', before hitting the big screen in a number of big Hollywood hits opposite A-listers including Pirates of the Caribbean's Johnny Depp, Atonement's James McAvoy and Anna Karenina's Jude Law, »

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Beauty Vs Beast - Choose Life Choices

14 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Ja from Mnpp here with a new round of "Beauty Vs. Beast" for us to play... this week's inspiration? It's the 54th birthday of one of my favorite actors, Scotsman slash raving lunatic Robert Carlyle. Alright yes he's (probably) just acting the "raving lunatic" part... over and over again... so well... by all accounts he's a very nice gentleman. Think how sweet he seemed romancing Linus Roache in Priest! That was the first place I ever saw him - it was two years later where he'd cement the scary status he'd carry on to roles in Ravenous and 28 Weeks Later (which I actually prefer to the original) with the one and only terror that was Begbie in Danny Boyle's 1996 phenom Trainspotting.

Did I say "one and only"? Make that twice and doubly - now that Ewan and Danny have finally made up following DiCaprio-Gate (Boyle cast Leo over Ewan in The Beach, »

- JA

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‘Dom Hemingway’ Review: Jude Law Entertains, the Film Struggles to Keep Up

14 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Dom Hemingway opens with the eponymous character locked away in prison receiving oral pleasure from a fellow inmate. While the inmate continues satisfying Hemingway (Jude Law), our protagonist delivers a rousing monologue about the aesthetic merits of his cock — comparing his genitals to the transformative works of Renoir and Van Gogh. Coincidentally this terribly overlong introduction is prophetic in nature. Like the rambling speech, Richard Shepard’s initially amusing, genre-less piece of filmmaking tragically expends its virtues thin by about the 30-minute mark. Law plays an infamous safecracker who has spent the last 12 years of his life in a prison cell. His sentence could’ve been reduced, but Hemingway was a loyal soldier and kept his mouth shut when the authorities asked him to rat out his accomplices. But silence has a price. Aside from being locked in captivity for a dozen years, Hemingway has missed out on the childhood of his daughter Evelyn (Emilia Clarke), subsequently »

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