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After stunning audiences and critics alike with his gripping, grotesque performance in Foxcatcher, Steve Carell is taking on another dramatic project that will move the Office actor further from his comic roots. Carell will star in Robert Zemeckis’ Marwencol, a feature adaptation of the 2010 Jeff Malmberg documentary.
When Zemeckis was first mentioned in association with the project back in 2013, he and Universal were said to be eyeing Leonardo DiCaprio for the lead role, and though that evidently didn’t pan out, Carell has been making dramatic waves of his own in recent years.
The actor will star as Mark Hogancamp, who is assaulted and left with severe amnesia, unable to remember his life prior to the attack. Searching for meaning, he begins to construct an elaborate, miniature model of a World War II-era Belgian village called Marwencol. Becoming invested in the stories of the little dolls he places in Marwencol, »
- Isaac Feldberg
As usual, it's a question of cred: awards, box office, ratings, activism or twitter trending. Here are some of the notable pairings and highlights from this year's Time 100: Oscar contenders: Bradley Cooper ("American Sniper"), Reese Witherspoon ("Wild," "Gone Girl"), Julianne Moore (Best Actress winner, "Still Alice"), Richard Linklater ("Boyhood"). Mindy Kaling on Reese Witherspoon: “Reese is an artist, but she is also a hustler, a quality I recognized in her the first time I met her. She’s impatient that Hollywood won’t generate the kind of quality roles she wants to play, so she creates quality roles by creating quality movies. That resourcefulness is what makes her someone I not only admire, but someone who inspires me. And that is influence." Oliver Platt on Bradley Cooper: “It’s hard to make people, especially your friends, forget who you are on-screen. But Bradley’s that good. And I. »
- Anne Thompson
“War Room,” which focuses on the transformational role that prayer can play in an individual’s life, is directed by Alex Kendrick from a script he co-wrote with brother Stephen Kendrick. The film stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer (“Praise the Lord”), T.C. Stallings (“Courageous”), Beth Moore (“Living Proof Ministries”) and Karen Abercrombie (“Remnant”).
“War Room” will open in theaters on Aug. 28.
“Pitch Perfect 2” is directed by Elizabeth Banks and features the returning cast led by Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp and Banks herself. The film will open May 15.
Davis announced the event in January with the aim of highlighting diversity. The Arkansas festival is touting itself as the only film competition »
- Dave McNary
Steve Carell dipped his feet deep in dramatic waters last year with Foxcatcher, and it looks like the Oscar nominee's not ready to get out of the pool just yet. He signed on to star in Robert Zemeckis' next project, a narrative remake of Jeff Malmberg's 2010 assault documentary Marwencol. Under a screenplay by Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands), Carell will play Mark Hogancamp, a man whose memory is wiped clean after vicious attacks. Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard. The upcoming film is under Zemeckis' ImageMovers banner, housed by Universal, and Malmberg is attached to the project as an executive producer. This appears to be Zemeckis' next directorial effort, once he finishes up on another documentary remake The Walk, based on the Oscar-winning Man on Wire and scheduled to be released on Oct. 2. This will not be Carell's follow-up to Foxcatcher, »
- Will Ashton
Time Magazine have released their Top 100 Most Influential people list. Boyhood’s director Richard Linklater, Julianne Moore who won this year’s Best Lead Actress for her role in Still Alice and Interstellar Director, »
- Jazz Tangcay
Maps to the Stars - Focus Features - Blu-ray and DVD Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams,John Cusack, Robert Pattinson. Full cast + crew If you only know David Cronenberg from movies like The Fly, The Dead Zone, and A History of Violence, then you are not only missing the majority of his career, but you're missing out on one of the most consistently engaging and disturbing filmmakers alive who loves to flay the skin from the bones of humanity to see what's underneath. Maps to the Stars is his latest, and it's an engrossing look at the demented, interconnected lives of actors, their families, their fans and their managers. It not only has an incredible cast, but they're each giving some...
- Peter Hall
Cate Blanchett is explaining why she refuses to show off her manicure on the Mani-Cam -- and she isn't holding back! "Since I've been struttin' the red carpet, things have changed a lot," the 45-year-old star tells Harper's Bazaar Australia. "The way women are asked about those red-carpet moments. Oh my God. It's just a dress!" "People forget the fact that women are up there [at the Academy Awards] because they've given extraordinary performances," she continues. "It's a wonderful excuse to dress up and have F.U.N. But let's not forget the work." The Oscar-winning actress is always one to watch on the red carpet, but she's not a fan of news outlets getting up close and personal with her. "Next it will be, 'What brand tampon are you wearing?" she jokes, when asked about the infamous Mani-Cam. "How much more intimate can they get? 'Show us your knickers'? There is a line. »
- tooFab Staff
Pic is produced by Borderline Films, the company behind “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” and turns on James White, a troubled twenty-something whose hedonistic lifestyle in New York City gets turned upside down after his mother starts battling a serious illness.
Variety’s Brent Lang described “James White” as the “anti-‘Terms of Endearment.” “In Hollywood movies, death is often a beatific experience. In ‘James White,’ the edgy indie drama from Josh Mond, it’s filled with night sweats, moments of incontinence, hallucinations, and a few moments of grace,” wrote Lang.
“We saw the film in Sundance and fell in »
- Elsa Keslassy
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
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Amy Adams won a Golden Globe for her performance as Margaret Keane, the true 1950s artist of big-eyed waif portraits, with Christoph Waltz playing her husband, Walter, who took all the credit. Tim Burton's drama was released as a digital download on April 3 but it's on DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand as of April 14. The DVD and Blu-ray releases include "The Making of Big Eyes," and the Blu-ray also includes Q&A Highlights.
Director David Cronenberg's satire of the Hollywood film industry was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.K. and France last year and Germany in March, but it's finally getting a U.S. release on April 14. Julianne Moore leads the dark comedy's all-star cast, »
- Gina Carbone
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced a handful of award show dates on Friday, including the slate for the next three installments of the Ee British Academy Film Awards.
In 2016, the Ee British Academy Film Awards will air Feb. 14, followed by the next installment on Feb. 12, 2017. The 2018 awards will air Feb. 18.
These ceremonies will all take place in London at the Royal Opera House. BBC is set to broadcast the proceedings. BAFTA’s film awards sometimes serve as Oscar indicators; Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons, Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette all won for their performances at the most recent ceremony.
The announcement included information about BAFTA/La’s Britannia Awards: that ceremony will take place Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton. The Britannia Awards honor those in the industry for their commitment to collaboration between the U.S. and U.K. film industries. Past honorees include Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, »
- Marianne Zumberge
2015 MTV Movie Awards, Latest Movie News
Maybe the second most anticipated movie of the summer is Jurassic World, in part because Hollywood’s newest, biggest star, Chris Pratt, gets the chance to headline yet another blockbuster. But if you watched the trailer some weeks ago, you might’ve noticed how grim, self-serious and decidedly not Andy Dwyer/Starlord-esque charming and funny Pratt’s character was.
The first sigh of relief came this week when the first clip for the film was released this week, which you can watch above. Pratt is playfully flirting with Bryce Dallas-Howard in the scene, hinting at why the two of them never had a second date. Charming and funny? Maybe. Badly written? Arguably. Cliche? Probably. But is it sexist?
- Brian Welk
Hayden Christensen is set to star in filmmaker Rob Cohen's fantasy-action thriller "Marco Polo" at Paramount Pictures, China Film Group, Yuehua Entertainment, Huahua Film & Media Culture, and Phoenix Entertainment.
Christensen would play the Venetian merchant who embarked on a 24-year journey into China in the 13th century. This would mark the actor's first U.S. studio film since 2010's "Takers". [Source: Heat Vision]
- Garth Franklin
Somewhere in 2015-16, Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore could fall on hard times. The actress is attached to take on the role of Lee Israel (this NYTimes piece paints the picture on an interesting career choice for the biographer in question) in Nicole Holofcener’s sixth feature film, Can You Ever Forgive Me? for Fox Searchlight. Anne Carey who previously executive produced Holofcener’s Friends with Money will produce. Holofcener is probably on the last drafts of the project and we can almost guarantee that muse Catherine Keener is being considered for a supporting player part.
Gist: Based on the 2008 memoir by Lee Israel, Israel was a respected biographer who fell on hard times and turned to counterfeiting the letters of deceased writers and celebrities (Humphrey Bogart, Ernest Hemingway and a laundry list of other greats) in order to pay her rent. When the forgeries started to raise suspicion, she turned »
- Eric Lavallee
Nicole Holofcener always goes her own way. In between writing and directing her female-led indies about ordinary American people — from "Walking and Talking" and "Lovely and Amazing" to "Please Give" and 2014 Golden Globe nominee "Enough Said" — she has directed smart, for-hire TV including "Sex and the City," "Six Feet Under," "Parks and Recreation" and Tina Fey's new Netflix comedy "The Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt." In her first film since "Enough Said," Holofcener has cast Julianne Moore in "Can You Ever Forgive Me," an adaptation of Lee Israel's 2008 memoir about her hardscrabble life as a biographer turned forger of letters of dead writers and celebrities. Israel began stealing actual letters from archives and selling them through an ex-con as the FBI closed in on her scheme. Read More: "Enough Said" Q&A with Nicole Holofcener and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Archer »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Fresh off winning an Oscar for her stirring performance in Still Alice, the wonderful Julianne Moore has lined up her next project. Variety reports the Boogie Nights star is in talks to lead Can You Ever Forgive Me, an adaptation of Lee Israel's 2008 memoir of the same name that's set up at Fox Searchlight. The story certainly sounds different as it follows Israel's real-life exploits as a respected biographer who fell on hard times and began creating counterfeit letters "written" by deceased authors and celebrities in order to sell them just so she could pay her rent. However, the forgeries raised some eyebrows, so she changed her game. Israel decided to steal the actual letters from library archives and sell them through an ex-con she met at a bar, all while the FBI is getting close to tracking her down. Enough Said director Nicole Holofcener will write and direct the film, »
- Ethan Anderton
Albert Serra's Catalonia in Venice: Singularity has been commissioned by the Institut Ramon Llull as a Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale. More projects in the works: James Gray's Hard Apple, "an adult-skewing animated series," Brad Bird's The Incredibles 2, Robert De Niro as Enzo Ferrari, Nicole Holofcener’s Can You Ever Forgive Me with Julianne Moore, Spike Lee's Chiraq with Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Piven, Common and Kanye West, Guillermo del Toro's Haunted Mansion with Ryan Gosling, Carl Franklin's Tupac biopic, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's take on Casanova with Diego Luna, Ben Daniels and Miranda Richardson and Italian television series based on Django and Dario Argento's Suspiria. » - David Hudson »
BAFTA also announces date for the next Britannia Awards in Los Angeles.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed the dates for its film awards for the next three years.
The Ee British Academy Film Awards will take place on February 14 2016, February 12 2017 and February 18 2018.
The awards will again be held at London’s Royal Opera House and broadcast by the BBC. This year, the four performance winners – Eddie Redmayne, Jk Simmons, Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette – also went on to win Oscars.
The ratings for this year’s film awards increased in the UK and were broadcast in every major territory in the world and seen for the first time on Youku Tudo, China’s leading internet television broadcaster.
The announcement came just a day after the dates for the next three Academy Awards were revealed.
It was also announced that the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards will take place on Friday »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
After many years of almosts and nearlys, February saw Julianne Moore finally win an Academy Award for her performance in Still Alice. Now, the actress is setting about picking her post-Oscar projects, with Variety reporting that the actress may have found one in the lead for the adaptation of Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Lee Israel’s 2008 memoir of the same name. In addition, Enough Said and Friends With Money director Nicole Holofcener is set to helm the film.
Published by Simon & Schuster, the original books synopsis is:
Before turning to the criminal life, running a one-woman forgery scam out of an Upper West Side studio shared with her tortoiseshell cat, and dodging the FBI, Lee Israel enjoyed a celebrated reputation as an author. When her writing career suddenly took a turn for the worse, she conceived of the astonishing literary scheme that fooled even many of the experts. Forging »
- Scott J. Davis
Holofcener is also writing the pic which based on the 2008 memoir by Lee Israel.
Israel was a respected biographer who fell on hard times and turned to counterfeiting the letters of deceased writers and celebrities in order to pay her rent. When the forgeries started to raise suspicion, she turned to stealing the actual letters from library archives and sold them through an ex-con fence she met in a bar, while the FBI was closing in on the scam.
Anne Carey will produce the pic.
The film will be Moore’s first since her best actress Oscar win for “Still Alice.” This year, she will appear in “Hunger Games: »
- Justin Kroll
It's hard to believe that Kristen Stewart turns 25 on April 9. With the "Twilight" franchise behind her, she has been enjoying the freedom to make her own choices without worrying about commercial considerations. She recently scored raves as Oscar-winner Julianne Moore's daughter in "Still Alice," and has lined up a healthy slate of movies, from Oscar-winners Woody Allen and Ang Lee to indies Kelly Reichardt ("Wendy and Lucy") and Drake Doremus ("Crazy Love"). Truth is, Stewart has always made smart calls. Clearly, she is no longer chasing such studio efforts as "Snow White and the Huntsman," a franchise she has left behind in more ways than one. And while some of her indie efforts ("On the Road," "Yellow Handkerchief," "Camp X-Ray") proved to be box office disappointments, they were noble ones--and she learned from all of them. Her latest film, well-reviewed Cannes competition entry »
- Anne Thompson
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