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David Strathain (Good Night and Good Luck), Peter Riegert (The Mask), Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black) and Valorie Curry (The Following) have all joined the cast, and will team up with the already announced Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), Dakota Fanning (Night Moves) and McGregor himself.
Based on Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the book follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, “a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.”
American Pastoral is scheduled to start filming within the next month for a 2016 release.
- Scott J. Davis
With Ewan McGregor busy preparing to make the Philip Roth adaptation American Pastoral as his directorial debut, he’s adding more cast members to the ensemble. In his latest round of hires, he has Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba ready to jump aboard alongside David Strathairn, Peter Riegert and Valorie Curry.Set during the Vietnam War years, American Pastoral follows Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov (McGregor), a once all-conquering high-school athlete, who’s married to a beauty queen (Jennifer Connelly) and runs the business he’s inherited from his dad. All seems well in Swede’s world until his daughter Merry (Dakota Fanning) joins the countercultural clamour of the time, signing up as a revolutionary and committing a fatal act of violence that throws all their lives into chaos.Lakeshore Entertainment has been trying to get this one on to screens since 2003, as it had been languishing at Paramount »
Lakeshore Entertainment announced additional casting on American Pastoral with David Strathairn as “Nathan Zuckerman,” Peter Riegert as “Lou Levov,” Uzo Aduba as “Vicky” and Valorie Curry as “Rita Cohen.”
American Pastoral follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.
American Pastoral’s adapted screenplay was written by John Romano (Lincoln Lawyer) with filming scheduled for September 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pa. American Pastoral will be produced by Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi.
Strathairn won the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival and earned nominations from the Academy, »
- Michelle McCue
Lakeshore Entertainment’s American Pastoral has beefed up its cast, adding David Strathairn, Uzo Aduba, Peter Riegert and Valorie Curry, who join Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, and Dakota Fanning in the Vietnam War drama, Based on the Pulitzer-winning novel by Phillip Roth, the film follows a family torn apart when a legendary former high school athlete’s seemingly perfect life is shattered after his rebellious daughter’s antiwar activism turns to violent political… »
Uzo Aduba, David Strathairn, Peter Riegert and Valorie Curry will join Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in McGregor’s adaptation of Philip Roth‘s novel “American Pastoral,” Lakeshore Entertainment announced Wednesday. Strathairn will play Nathan Zuckerman, the Roth alter ego and former classmate of Jewish American businessman at the center of the story. Aduba will play Vicky, Riegert will play Lou Levov and Curry will play Rita Cohen. Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing “American Pastoral,” which was adapted by John Romano. Production is about to start in Pittsburgh, with McGregor making his directorial debut. »
- Jeff Sneider
Lakeshore Entertainment has added David Strathairn, Peter Riegert, “Orange Is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba and Valorie Curry to the cast of “American Pastoral,” with Ewan McGregor directing and starring.
Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning have been previously announced as the female leads. McGregor will direct from John Romano’s adaptation of the Philip Roth novel, with filming scheduled for later this month in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The story follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. His perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.
- Dave McNary
Uzo Aduba is attached to co-star in Lakeshore Entertainment's adaptation of "American Pastoral," the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Philip Roth, which follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War. Aduba joins David Strathairn, Peter Riegert, Valorie Curry, Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning, in a film that will be directed by McGregor, from a script penned by John Romano »
- Tambay A. Obenson
John Romano adapted the screenplay to American Pastoral, Roth’sPulitzer Prize-winner about an immigrant whose daughter brings tragedy and shame upon the family when she joins an anti-Vietnam terror group.
Patton Oswalt, Ana Gasteyer, Jon Cryer, Mira Sorvino, Brandon Routh, June Diane Raphael, Adam Pally, Dean Cain, Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro and Jenny Slate have joined the Netflix single camera original comedy series Lady Dynamite.The film will stream in 2016. »
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Exclusive: Wme has signed actress Naomie Harris. In Skyfall, she shot and nearly killed James Bond and became Moneypenny, a role she reprises in the upcoming Spectre. Harris played Winnie Mandela in Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom. She just wrapped Our Kind Of Traitor, playing the female lead opposite Ewan McGregor, and Jungle Book: Origins for Warner Bros. Harris continues to be repped by Untitled, Melanie Cook and Jamie Afifi of Ziffren Brittenham, and Angharad Wood in… »
A24 is financing and owns worldwide rights with filming to take place in Miami in the fall. Jenkins directed 2009’s “Medicine for Melancholy.”
A24 announced in June that it was producing real-estate drama “The Liar’s Ball” with director J.C. Chandor, Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb. A24’s top box office performers have been “Ex Machina,” which has crossed $25 million domestically, and James Franco’s “Spring Breakers,” which grossed $14 million in 2013.
- Dave McNary
Though we still have some burning questions about the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie, we also have a lot of important details about the film starring Emma Watson, including the release date and all the new cast members. This weekend, a few lucky fans (including us!) got a peek at some footage of the film at Disney's D23 event, and we have the best news to report: the yellow dress is in the movie! Here's everything else we know. The Release Date The film will come out on March 17, 2017. It's shooting now, as evidenced by an Instagram pic shared by Josh Gad. It'll Be in 3D Disney has confirmed that the film will be in 3D, with "the help of transformative CG magic." How much CG, though, is still one of our questions. The Cast Members Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are playing the titular beauty and the beast, »
When we saw them in the first season of "Doll & Em," the fictional versions of actress Emily Mortimer and her less successful Bff Dolly Wells were on the outs after Doll's short tenure as Em's personal assistant turned into an "All About Eve" situation. The show's sophomore season finds the two on more equal footing, with the lifelong pals in NYC attempting to launch an off-Broadway play about themselves. Olivia Wilde and Evan Rachel Wood guest star as themselves, angling to play Doll and Em, while bold-namers Ewan McGregor and Harvey Weinstein also appear in the trailer. But the heart of the show is an exploration of how their professional partnership impacts their grown-up friendship, which becomes more and more complicated with success. "Doll & Em" Season 2 premieres Sunday, September 13 at 10:30pm on HBO.
- Inkoo Kang
The film became available Aug. 13 for 72-hour rental in Blu-ray format for $12.99 and in standard-definition for $11.99.
Mendelsohn plays a troubled gambler whose luck turns when he meets Reynolds’ nonchalant poker player. They embark on a road trip and visit seemingly every bar, racetrack, casino and pool hall they can find.
“Mississippi Grind” is one of the highest-profile films to emerge from the 2-year-old A24-DirecTV partnership to release movies exclusively on the satellite TV provider before they hit theaters. Other titles have included Charlize Theron’s thriller “Dark Places”; the Aubrey Plaza-starrer “Life After Beth”; Atom Egoyan’s “Captive,” starring Ryan Reynolds; and Julius Avery’s directorial debut, »
- Dave McNary
From Star Wars and Captain America to Pirates Of The Caribbean and Alice Through The Looking Glass, Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 Expo 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The presentations, which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, were aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted the highly anticipated biennial event.
“It’s quite something to be able to have Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm all on the same stage, and it’s tremendously gratifying to unveil our upcoming projects to our most dedicated fans first,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “We always have an incredible time at the D23 Expo.”
- Michelle McCue
Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks, will make its World Premiere at the 53rd New York International Film Festival, running from September 25 to October 11. The film was one of 26 announced as part of the festival’s main slate, along with one of four World Premieres.
Some of the main slate highlights include Todd Haynes’s Carol, featuring Cannes Best Actress Winner Rooney Mara alongside Cate Blanchett, Miguel Gomes’s three part saga Arabian Nights, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s The Assassin, the Us premiere of Michael Moore’s latest Where to Invade Next, Michel Gondry’s French film Microbe et Gasoil, and the World Premiere of the documentary Don’t Blink: Robert Frank, about the life of the fames photographer and filmmaker.
- Brian Welk
In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits: Ewan McGregor responds to rumors that he will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Star Wars Anthology film. His answer may surprise you a bit. Is a new Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game being worked on for 2016 release? See two […]
- Peter Sciretta
Michael Caine young. Michael Caine movies: From Irwin Allen bombs to Woody Allen classic It's hard to believe that Michael Caine has been around making movies for nearly six decades. No wonder he's had time to appear – in roles big and small and tiny – in more than 120 films, ranging from unwatchable stuff like the Sylvester Stallone soccer flick Victory and Michael Ritchie's adventure flick The Island to Brian G. Hutton's X, Y and Zee, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth (a duel of wits and acting styles with Laurence Olivier), and Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men. (See TCM's Michael Caine movie schedule further below.) Throughout his long, long career, Caine has played heroes and villains and everything in between. Sometimes, in his worst vehicles, he has floundered along with everybody else. At other times, he was the best element in otherwise disappointing fare, e.g., Philip Kaufman's Quills. »
- Andre Soares
The biopic stars Don Cheadle in the title role, and also marks the Boogie Nights actorls directorial debut. It tells the story “of a few lost days in the life of the trumpet icon as he bursts out of his silent period, conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (Ewan McGregor) to steal back his music, and relives the years he had with his great love Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi).”
No release date has yet been announced by Sony, but the film has its world premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival on October 11th, where it closes the festival.
- Scott J. Davis
Miles Ahead tells the story of a few lost days in the life of Davis as he bursts out of his silent period, conspires with a Rolling Stone writer to steal back his music and relives the years he had with his great love, Frances Taylor.
Spc tends to premiere its choice films in Telluride, although the film’s official world premiere has already been set for October 10 as the New York Film Festival closing night gala.
Cheadle, Lenore Zerman, Pamela Hirsch, Daniel Wagner, Robert Ogden Barnum, Darryl Porter and Vince Wilburn, Jr produced, while Mark Amin, Baigelman, Jonathan Gardner, Davis’ son Erin Davis and daughter Cheryl Davis, serve as executive »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Sony Pictures Classics stepped up to acquire as many available territories as possible--a priority for seller UTA--including North America for Don Cheadle’s directorial debut "Miles Ahead." The biopic will world premiere on closing night of the upcoming Nyff (September 25 – October 11). Cheadle stars as legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, during his crazy Manhattan days in the late-70s, opposite Emayatzy Corinealdi as his great love Frances Taylor and Ewan McGregor as Dave Brill, a Rolling Stone reporter who cons his way into Miles’ apartment. Spc co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard have such a healthy awards slate for 2015 that they will not add this one to their awards docket, preferring to wait until 2016, when one-time Best Actor nominee Cheadle ("Hotel Rwanda") could be a strong acting contender. On the foreign side, always a strong suit for Spc, are Cannes award-winner "Son of Saul," the official Oscar submission from »
- Anne Thompson
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