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Exclusive: Michael Moore’s latest documentary has closed deals for the UK, Australia, Germany and multiple other territories.
Alex Walton and his team reported an enthusiastic response to the Oscar-winner’s latest polemic, led by deals with Dogwoof for the UK, Madman for Australia and New Zealand, and Falcom for Germany and Switzerland.
Elsewhere rights have gone in: Scandinavia and Iceland (Scanbox); Benelux (Dutch Filmworks); Cis (Paradise); Portugal (Nos Lusomundo); Japan (Kadokawa); Middle East (Front Row); Italy (Good Films); and South Korea (Pancinema).
Further deals were closed in: Spain (Avalon); Hong Kong (Edko); former-Yugoslavia (Discovery and Cinemania); Greece (Odeon); Israel (United King); and Thailand (Movies Matter (Documentary Club)).
Where To Invade Next sees Moore play the role of invader as he tours the globe to learn how the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
We definitely hit the movie awards season deep in the heart this weekend because the Ee British Academy Film Awards 2016 are here and it really shows us that, in London, we put on a classy show at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. In the past few years the respect for the BAFTAs has continued to grow and grow across the world because, frankly, we seem to pick the right winners. Is that Oscar fighting talk? I think so.
Once again hosted by the multi-rambling and intelligently talented Stephen Fry, the ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD at 21.00 this Sunday 14 February. The Hollywood News, or call us Thn if you fancy it, will be there bringing you as much as we viably can so keep track over on our dedicated Twitter feed.
But I think you’re here for this attendees? So… Nominees confirmed »
- Dan Bullock
George Clooney may be in town for the international premiere of Hail, Caesar! that opened the Berlin Film Festival tonight, but it’s his next project Suburbicon that’s getting buyers’ pulses racing here. That pic, with Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Josh Brolin attached, is one of the hottest acquisition titles on the market along with Steven Soderbergh’s hillbilly heist caper Logan Lucky, set to star Channing Tatum and Michael Shannon. With premium content like those two… »
As far as first impressions go, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina proved to be quite a remarkable directorial debut. Blending button-pressing themes of artificial intelligence and a breakout performance from Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, the screenwriter more than proved that his talents aren’t restricted to a pen and paper. Imagine our excitement, then, now that Garland’s next feature film is shaping up to be a doozy.
Entitled Annihilation, the film will bring Jeff VanderMeer’s acclaimed sci-fi novel to the silver screen – the first book in the Southern Reach trilogy – and over the past few months Garland has been quietly assembling his cast. From Creed star Tessa Thompson to Natalie Portman and Gina Rodriguez, the female-centric feature focuses on a crack team of scientists – a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor – who throw caution to the wind and venture into a patch of American land known as Area X. »
- Michael Briers
More news on the American awards front for superstar Priyanka Chopra! After winning a People’s Choice Award and presenting at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, PC will now be presenting at the Oscars — arguably the most coveted awards event in the U.S.
“These artists have enriched the international movie going experience with a range of memorable work from the comic to the profound,” Oscars’ producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said in a statement.
“In the process, they have won over millions of fans, and we count ourselves among them.”
Priyanka, who most recently took the west by storm with her starring role in ABC’s drama series Quantico, tweeted her reaction to the news:
Looking forward @TheAcademy !! This will be an insaaaane night! https://t.co/zaHmPsK »
- Chandni Brunamonti
The last time I went to the restaurant in the Regency Hotel on Park Avenue was to meet Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth for their film 20,000 Days On Earth and Nick Cave stopped by for a greeting. Atom Egoyan's terrifically paced thriller Remember, written by Benjamin August, starring Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau with Bruno Ganz, Heinz Lieven, Dean Norris and Jürgen Prochnow is structured in the spirit of a cumulative tale. We spoke about the residual idea of The Sound Of Music, North By Northwest and Slavoj Žižek, meeting Son Of Saul director László Nemes in Sarajevo, Christopher Nolan's Memento and Leviticus.
Christopher Plummer as Zev Gutman
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Read More: Indiewire Awards Season Spotlight Much of the early news surrounding the best actress race centered on where Oscar voters would place Rooney Mara ("Carol") and Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl") on their ballots. The pair were both nominated for supporting actress at the SAGs and Critics Choice, and both as lead at the Golden Globes. Now that nominations have been announced, we know that both have been regulated to the category for which they campaigned, which left the door open for Charlotte Rampling ("45 Years") and Jennifer Lawrence ("Joy") to make the cut. Regardless, the best actress race seems pretty much like a head-to-head battle between Brie Larson ("Room") and Saoirse Ronan ("Brooklyn"). Both actresses are rising stars that give two of the year's most resonant performances. Larson won the Globes, though she's certainly not as big of a frontrunner as Julianne Moore and Blanchett have »
Sony Pictures Classics did not sit on the Sundance sidelines as Amazon and Netflix gobbled up media attention. They left this year's fest with four films to fill out their 2016 release slate, not to mention the two high-profile movies they showcased at the fest, Don Cheadle's jazzy bio-portrait "Miles Ahead" (April 1)— which they picked up for the world after it was scheduled to close the New York Film Festival— and Rebecca Miller's romantic triangle comedy "Maggie's Plan" (May 20), starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore as brainy and confused New York academics. Watch: 'Maggie's Plan' Director Rebecca Miller on Finding Herself Through Her Films At Sundance, Barker and Bernard snapped up worldwide rights to Meera Menon's Wall Street drama "Equity," which features "Breaking Bad" star Anna Gunn as a high-powered senior investment banker who is trying to come out ahead on a controversial Ipo »
- Anne Thompson
Time to check in to see which movies we all can check back in with or catch up with now that they've hit the home market. The big title, Oscar wise is Steven Spielberg's 10th Best Picture nominee as a director, the cold war drama Bridge of Spies with Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance both doing fine work as a lawyer and the spy he must bargain with for a prisoner of war trade. Only one of Spielberg's directorial efforts has ever won Best Picture (Schindler's List, 1993) but which is your favorite? I'd rank them like so...
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Schindler's List (1993) Jaws (1975) E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982) Lincoln (2012) The Color Purple (1985) Bridge of Spies (2015) Saving Private Ryan (1998) Munich (2005) War Horse (2011)
With the disclaimer that everyone knows I'm not a Spielberg aficionado really (the top three are the only ones I'm completely wild about from this list »
- NATHANIEL R
George Clooney and The Coen Brothers sure do love working together. Not only has the actor appeared in four films directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, but now his next directing gig is going to be written by them. It was announced some time ago that the trio was working on a film called Suburbicon. Well, the production is picking up steam and has now added A-list talent like Matt Damon and Julianne Moore to its cast. That's not all, but we now know some of the plot details for the upcoming dark dramedy.
According to The Wrap: "When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal." Set in the fictitious town of Suburbicon, the film will take a darkly humorous look at what seemingly ordinary people are capable of when the context is just right.
This will be Clooney's first directing gig since the underwhelming The Monuments Men, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
The TV presenter recalls the lessons of a life in the spotlight in a new book, Stop the Clocks. She joined us to answer your questions in a live webchat – from life and work lessons to the House of Lords via marriage and power naps, catch up with her answers here
Many thanks to everyone who posted questions, and to Joan for her time and her generous answers. Until next time!
Time to go. I've enjoyed the challenge of talking to you all... and each one of you. Goodbye.
Do marriage vows mean anything?
Vows matter to those who believe in them. I think we all accept that to take an oath in a court of law binds us absolutely to tell the truth. And indeed there is a punishment if we are found not to be doing so. Marriage vows are between two people, »
- Guardian Staff
Released two weeks after premiering at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Peter Sollet’s awards-baiting Lgbt drama Freeheld failed to command an Oscar campaign. Raking in just under six hundred thousand at the domestic office following a demure roll-out from distributor Lionsgate, this depiction of Laurel Hester’s 2005 fight for equality plays like a civil rights footnote eclipsed by more meaningful instances from the past decade. Despite some honorable performances from the likes of Julianne Moore and Michael Shannon (not to mention some woefully clichéd support from Steve Carrell), the film is fettered by its desperation to remain relevant and appealing, though it never captures the gravity clearly seen in Cynthia Wade’s documentary short, which provided the basis for this film.
As far as the importance of awareness and acceptance goes, these films are still important, now that some distance from the period allows the chance for significant introspection »
- Nicholas Bell
We’ve got just over a week until the 66th Berlin Film Festival kicks off in Germany. We’ll be in Berlin for full coverage of this year’s festival, a first for The Hollywood News.
Today, the full Berlinale International Jury was announced. Meryl Streep will be serving as Jury President this year, and the Berlinale International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2016 Berlinale Competition.
Berlinale International Jury 2016
The other members of the International Jury will be actor Lars Eidinger (Germany), film critic Nick James (United Kingdom), photographer Brigitte Lacombe (France), actor Clive Owen (United Kingdom), actress Alba Rohrwacher (Italy) and director Ma?gorzata Szumowska (Poland).
Here’s their respective career essentials.
Meryl Streep, Jury President, USA
Meryl Streep has appeared in over 40 films and is considered one of the world’s most talented and versatile actresses. She has received countless awards and nominations, »
- Paul Heath
Months after it was announced, story details regarding George Clooney's next film as director have finally emerged via The Wrap.
Joel and Ethan Coen penned the script the film which: "is set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon, a place where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal."
- Garth Franklin
Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the second slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC.
The presenters, including Oscar winners and nominees, are:
“These artists have enriched the international moviegoing experience with a range of memorable work from the comic to the profound,” Hudlin and Hill said. “In the process, they have won over millions of fans, and we count ourselves among them.”
The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. Et/4 p.m. Pt. The Oscar presentation also will »
- Michelle McCue
Based on a script from frequent collaborators Joel and Ethan Coen – the trio will soon partner for this weekend’s Hail, Caesar! – The Wrap has learned that Matt Damon and Julianne Moore are primed to star in the Clooney-helmed flick, which places a laser focus on one seemingly ordinary family thrust into extraordinary circumstances.
Stylized in the vein of the Coen Brothers’ Blood Simple, it’s understood that the actor-director’s new film will be akin to a black comedy, one that explores a home invasion in the quiet, titular town. According to the official logline, Suburbicon hosts the “best and worst of humanity” though “when a home invasion turns deadly, a picture perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge, and betrayal. »
- Michael Briers
George Clooney may be starring in two of the most anticipated movies of the year — the Coen Brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" (out Friday) and Jodi Foster's financial drama "Money Monster" (May 13) — but he's already in the thick of planning his next directorial effort, "Suburbicon." The noir drama will be Clooney's sixth outing in the director's chair and his first since the disappointing "The Monuments Men" in 2014. Read More: George Clooney Weighs In on Controversial #OscarsSoWhite Debate Scripted by the Coen Brothers and reportedly inspired by the atmosphere of their debut "Blood Simple," the project is quickly taking shape as both Matt Damon and Julianne Moore are now confirmed to star in it. Clooney and creative partner Grant Heslov ("Argo") will be producing alongside Silver Pictures' Joel Silver and Black Bear Pictures' Teddy Schwarzman. Paul Thomas Anderson's longtime cinematographer Robert »
- Zack Sharf
While "Suburbicon" has been knocking around for years, what hasn't been known are the plot details to the Coen Brothers penned script. But with a lead cast of Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Josh Brolin now in place, and George Clooney set to direct, financing is coming together, and with it plot details to boot. Read More: Watch: First Trailer For Coens' 'Hail Ceasar!' With George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson And More Previously described as a '50s set thriller in the vein of "Blood Simple," The Wrap reveals the story is about a home invasion that finds a family engaging in blackmail, revenge and betrayal, in what is described as a story where "the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people." The title also refers to the small town in which it is set, so presumably it »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Previous Oscar winners Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons and Reese Witherspoon are among the second set of presenters announced for the Oscar ceremony this month. Moore and Simmons took home trophies last year for "Still Alice" and "Whiplash," respectively. Leto was a winner the prior year for "Dallas Buyers Club." Witherspoon won Best Actress for the 2005 film "Walk the Line." -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Other names unveiled on Monday are Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Olivia Munn, Margot Robbie, Jason Segel, Andy Serkis and Kerry Washington. Previously announced presenters include Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, Charlize Theron and Jacob Tremblay. Performers announced for the 88th Academy Awards show slated for February 28 on ABC include Lady Gaga ("Til It Happens to You&q..." »
Bloom has acquired the sales rights for international markets and will launch sales at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is handling U.S. rights.
Joel and Ethan Coen have written the script for “Suburbicon,” which is currently in pre-production. Joel Silver will produce under his Silver Pictures banner alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures label, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures.
The movie will be set in the quiet family town of “Suburbicon,” where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.
- Dave McNary
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