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The Linkae

11 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

After Ellen "Return of the Lesbian Villain"

/Film Sharon Stone does Mrs Robinson at The Graduate live-read

Kcrw Tilda Swinton guest DJ special. She's a fan of Marilyn Manson, Björk & Bowie. We could have guessed as much!

Vanity Fair Daniel Radcliffe does the Proust Questionnaire 

What is your greatest regret? I’m 24! I think it’s a little early for all that

Pajiba Cameron Diaz vs Kiki Dunst in the battle of the vapid remarks

Av Club Tony Kushner working on another Steven Spielberg project The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. Sounds intriguing but anything that keeps Tony away from writing that Viola Davis as a politician movie is a problem for me

Judgmental Maps NYC by stereotype

Variety a new memoir on Ethel Merman. When is she getting a biopic for chrissakes?

i09 Why were there so many giant insect movies in the 1950s? 

/Film on potential superhero crossover movies. »

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News Bites: First 'Jersey Boys' Trailer; 'Maleficent' Sneak Peek and More

12 hours ago | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Jersey Boys Trailer: The first trailer for Clint Eastwood's big-screen version of smash-hit stage musical Jersey Boys has dropped and, frankly, it sparkles. It's inspired by the true story of pop group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who enjoyed many chart-topping hits in the 1960s; the movie opens on June 20. [Movie Clips] Boyhood: Richard Linklater filmed his latest project, Boyhood, just a few days at a time, over a period of years, exploring the effects of divorce and coming of age upon a boy as he grows up. Ethan Hawke and young Ellar Coltrane are featured in two new photos from the critically acclaimed movie, which will be released in theaters on July 11. [The Playlist]   The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara: Steven Spielberg plans to...

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Steven Spielberg's Next Movie May Be Religious Drama 'The Kidnapping of Eduardo Mortara'

13 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

While it's seemingly been an eternity since Steven Spielberg's last directorial effort, 2012's "Lincoln," the filmmaker has yet to lock down his next gig behind the camera. According to the Hollywood Reporter, one potential project has just cropped up in the form of "The Kidnapping of Eduardo Mortara," a historical religious drama based on a true story and written by his "Lincoln" and "Munich" collaborator Tony Kushner. Currently Spielberg is producing the project but he might direct, with the eventual film being a coproduction between the Weinstein Company and Spielberg's own DreamWorks.

The plot for "The Kidnapping..." concerns "the true-life story of an Italian Jew who became the center of an international controversy in 1858 when he was removed from his parents at the age of 7 by authorities of the Papal States and raised as a Catholic. He went on to become a priest in the Augustinian order." So... You know. »

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Spielberg and Tony Kushner Board Project They’ll Maybe Get To One Day

16 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Steven Spielberg is one of those directors who piles different projects onto his schedule, sometimes taking decades to come together and finally become a movie. Ridley Scott probably has this problem the worst, but Spielberg does it to. The newest project that sounds cool but is no-where on a realistic schedule is a story called The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara with a script being written by Munich and Lincoln‘s Tony Kushner.

Here’s how Variety describes it:

The script is based on David Kertzer’s nonfiction book about the true-life story of an Italian Jew who became the center of an international controversy in 1858 when he was removed from his parents at the age of 7 by authorities of the Papal States and raised as a Catholic. He went on to become a priest in the Augustinian order.

It’s still being written, with Spielberg’s next movie probably being »

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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse’ May Be Moving Forward Again

17 hours ago | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

We’re been waiting to see what film Steven Spielberg directs next, to follow his seventh Oscar nomination for directing (two resulted in wins) for the historical drama Lincoln. The filmmaker legend was originally prepared to jump right into making the sci-fi apocalyptic blockbuster Robopocalypse, but budgetary and creative concerns resulted in the project being indefinitely delayed; since then, Spielberg has circle an eclectic collection of scripts, including the true-story drama American Sniper (which Clint Eastwood is now directing instead) and, most recently, a prospective remake of the classic musical West Side Story.

Robopocalypse is a cinematic adaptation of the book written by Daniel H. Wilson; a World War Z-style oral history novel, Wilson’s source material details the human ...

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Movie News: 'Boyhood' Images; Steven Spielberg's New Religious Movie; Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' Trailer

18 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Boyhood: Richard Linklater filmed his latest project, Boyhood, just a few days at a time, over a period of years, exploring the effects of divorce and coming of age upon a boy as he grows up. Ethan Hawke and young Ellar Coltrane are featured in two new photos from the critically acclaimed movie, which will be released in theaters on July 11. [The Playlist]   The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara: Steven Spielberg plans to produce a religious drama titled The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, with an eye toward directing it as well. Tony Kushner, who previously worked with Spielberg on Lincoln and Munich, will write the screenplay, based on a novel by David Kertzner. It's inspired by the real-life account of a young Italian-Jewish boy in the 19th century who was taken...

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Steven Spielberg joins religious drama 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

19 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Steven Spielberg’s already-full plate just got a little more crowded: The celebrated director is currently developing a religious drama titled The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara.

Spielberg may not direct the drama, according to Variety – but he does plan to have a hand in producing. The Oscar winner is currently wrapped up in two potential projects that may take precedence over Edgardo: Robopocalypse and another historical drama, Montezuma.

The film would be co-produced by DreamWorks and the Weinstein Co and the script, based on David Kertzer’s nonfiction book, comes from Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner. Kertzer’s book tells »

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News Bites: First 'Jersey Boys' Trailer; 'Maleficent' Sneak Peek and More

20 hours ago | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Jersey Boys Trailer: The first trailer for Clint Eastwood's big-screen version of smash-hit stage musical Jersey Boys has dropped and, frankly, it sparkles. It's inspired by the true story of pop group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who enjoyed many chart-topping hits in the 1960s; the movie opens on June 20. [Movie Clips] Boyhood: Richard Linklater filmed his latest project, Boyhood, just a few days at a time, over a period of years, exploring the effects of divorce and coming of age upon a boy as he grows up. Ethan Hawke and young Ellar Coltrane are featured in two new photos from the critically acclaimed movie, which will be released in theaters on July 11. [The Playlist]   The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara: Steven Spielberg plans to...

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Steven Spielberg Developing 1800s Jewish Priest Movie

20 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Variety reports that Steven Spielberg has begun developing an adaptation of the 1997 nonfiction book The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. Born Jewish in 1851, Mortara was given an emergency baptism by a servant, who was worried about a childhood illness. At age 7, the Catholic Church took him from his family, as it was against the law for non-Catholics to raise a Catholic. Adopted by the Pope, he went on to become a priest. Tony Kushner, who wrote Lincoln and Munich for Spielberg, will handle the script. It's not clear whether this will be the next movie Spielberg directs, as he is frequently taking on new projects. According to Variety, some are saying he hasn't made a decision, while others say the oft-postponed Robopocalypse is the frontrunner now that a rewrite has happened. There is also the Javier Bardem–starring Montezuma-Cortés movie. Not to mention his idea for that movie where he »

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Steven Spielberg Reteams With Tony Kushner For The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara

21 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Steven Spielberg is no stranger to docudramas. When the three-time Academy Award winner gears up to bring a true story to the big screen, he tends to have his pick of talent in front of and behind the camera. For his latest dive into docudrama, Spielberg is reuniting with Tony Kushner, who penned Spielberg's Oscar-winning Lincoln as well as his critically praised Munich. Variety reports Spielberg and Kushner will collaborate on The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, a religious drama which will be produced by DreamWorks and the Weinstein Company. The film will follow the story of Edgardo Mortara, a Jewish boy who was taken from his parents by the Papal State of Italy in 1858 so he would be raised as a Catholic. Kushner will be adapting the screenplay from the nonfiction book The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, written by David I. Kertzer. Read the book's Amazon synopsis below: "Bologna: nightfall, »

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Steven Spielberg attached to The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

23 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Steven Spielberg has added a new project to his upcoming slate, with Variety reporting that he’s attached himself to the religious drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, which is currently being written by Tony Kushner (Munich, Lincoln).

According to the report, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara is based on a nonfiction book by David Kertzer and tells the “true-life story of an Italian Jew who became the center of an international controversy in 1858 when he was removed from his parents at the age of 7 by authorities of the Papal States and raised as a Catholic. He went on to become a priest in the Augustinian order.”

It’s said that Spielberg will produce the film, and may also direct, although his next directorial offering is thought to be between Robopocalypse and Montezuma, with Robopocalypse the front runner. Chris Hemsworth is attached to star in the adaptation of the sci-fi novel by Daniel H. Wilson, »

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Spielberg's next Robopocalypse? Also wants to direct Edgardo Mortara drama

18 April 2014 2:10 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Steven Spielberg has a few different projects he would like to direct, and now you can add another to the list. Variety is reporting Spielberg will re-team with his Lincoln and Munich screenwriter Tony Kushner for a religious drama called The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara. The film will be based on David Kertzer's nonfiction novel, which is about an Italian Jew who was raised Catholic after being removed from his parents in 1858 at the age of seven by authorities of the Papal »

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Director Gareth Edwards talks taking Godzilla seriously in new featurette

18 April 2014 1:10 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's obvious Gareth Edwards' Godzilla will be a little different compared to other movies featuring the kaiju, but in a new featurette, the director says he doesn't think the original film is silly or campy like some think, and wanted to make his film just as serious as the first movie. Edwards goes on to says the goal was to make the most realistic Godzilla film possible, and references Steven Spielberg as an influence. He also comments on how easy it is to be »

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Steven Spielberg Is Plotting The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara

17 April 2014 10:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It may come as a surprise to some that, a full year after his phenomenal biopic Lincoln landed in theaters, legendary director Steven Spielberg still hasn’t locked down his next big screen venture. At this point in his career, the prolific helmer (behind such classics as Raiders of the Lost ArkClose Encounters of the Third KindJaws and E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, in addition to many more) can certainly afford to be choosy with his projects, but such a long gap is unusual for Spielberg. Now, it appears he’s added another buzzy possibility to the already huge list of films he has expressed interest in: a historical drama titled The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara.

Based on David Kertzer’s book of the same name, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara will tell the story of a young Jewish boy who, in 1858, is taken from his family by officers of the Inquisition. »

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Steven Spielberg Considering 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

17 April 2014 9:23 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It's been well over a year since Lincoln hit theaters, and director Steven Spielberg still hasn't figured out his next project. However, at least one more possibility has surfaced as Variety reports the filmmaker is considering reteaming with writer Tony Kushner, the man behind the Best Picture nominated presidential biopic's screenplay and also Spielberg's powerful Munich for another religious drama called The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. As of now Spielberg at least plans to produce the co-production between DreamWorks and The Weinstein Company, and he's considering the project as a directing gig too. The film would be based on David Kertzer's non-fiction book, and here's the synopsis: Bologna: nightfall, June 1858. A knock sounds at the door of the Jewish merchant Momolo Mortara. Two officers of the Inquisition bust inside and seize Mortara's six-year-old son, Edgardo. As the boy is wrenched from his father's arms, his mother collapses. The reason for »

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Spielberg To Helm "Edgardo Mortara" Tale?

17 April 2014 8:09 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Steven Spielberg has signed on to produce and potentially direct the religious drama "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara" at DreamWorks and The Weinstein Company.

"Lincoln" and "Munich" screenwriter Tony Kushner is adapting the script from David Kertzer non-fiction book about a seven year old Italian-Jewish boy.

In 1858, the boy was controversially removed from his parents by the authority of the Papal States and raised as a Catholic. He went on to become a priest in the Augustinian order.

Kushner only recently began work so this won't be Spielberg's immediate next project, that is more likely to be either "Robopocalypse" or "Montezuma" with the former said to be the front runner.

Source: Variety »

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‘Godzilla’ Rival Monster Revealed; New Poster & ‘Serious’ Video

17 April 2014 7:48 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

By now, about a month out from the theatrical release of Godzilla, you’d imagine we’d have heard everything director Gareth Edwards had to say about his upcoming reboot of cinema’s most famous giant lizard. Edwards has previously touched on how much he admires Toho’s first Godzilla and has mentioned the ways in which his movie will hearken back to that 1954 film. He’s also named director Steven Spielberg as an influence and his films’ Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Jaws specifically in regards to Godzilla.

Now, linking those earlier comments together is this latest featurette (above) in which Edwards discusses how his Godzilla is a “serious” film, very much like the original, and how he’s given the film a Spielbergian scope, combining practical and digital effects to best avoid Godzilla looking like another campy monster movie.

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Steven Spielberg Eyes Religious Drama 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

17 April 2014 7:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Steven Spielberg has signed on to produce and possibly direct the religious drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, a project which reunites him with his Lincoln and Munich screenwriter Tony Kushner. The project will be a co-production between DreamWorks and The Weinstein Company.

The story is adapted from the David Kertzer book that tells the true story of a seven year old Italian-Jewish boy, who, in 1858, was controversially removed from his parents by the authority of the Papal States, who raised him as a Catholic. He went on to become a priest in the Augustinian order.

Steven Spielberg has not directed a movie since 2012's Lincoln, and the filmmaker is reportedly anxious to get back behind the camera. However, Tony Kushner is currently in the early stages of writing the script for The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, which will definitely not be his next project.

He is currently deciding between Robopocalypse, »

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Steven Spielberg to develop new film from 'Lincoln' screenwriter

17 April 2014 6:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

For me, there are two immediately interesting takeaways from the news that Steve Spielberg will be developing the religious drama "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara." The first is that it would mark his third collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner after "Munich" and "Lincoln." The other is that the project would be a co-production between DreamWorks and The Weinstein Company. DreamWorks, quietly celebrating a 20th anniversary this year after being concocted by entertainment magnates Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, saw some interesting Oscar battlefield time opposite Harvey Weinstein back in the Miramax days. Round one went to Weinstein, as "Shakespeare in Love" shocked "Saving Private Ryan" to win the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1998. But Spielberg and company won rounds two and three with "American Beauty" topping "The Cider House Rules" in 1999 and "Gladiator" blowing past "Chocolat" in 2000. (DreamWorks also co-produced the 2001 Best Picture winner, »

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Steven Spielberg Adds Religious Drama 'The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara' To List Of Possible Directorial Projects

17 April 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

So what is Steven Spielberg going to direct next? That's a question even he probably doesn't quite know the answer to yet, not that he isn't giving himself options. "Robopocalypse," which was supposed to be his next project, is on hold while he's also got "Montezuma" and a possible "West Side Story" remake to consider, and now he's throwing another on the pile. The Weinstein Company and DreamWorks have teamed up, nabbing the rights to David Kertzer's book "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara," slating Tony Kushner ("Lincoln," "Munich") to write the screenplay, for Spielberg to possibly direct. Not a bad way to start, and the material is pretty compelling. It tells the story of a young Jewish boy, who in 1858, is snatched by the authorities from his home, winds up being raised Catholic and becomes a priest. Here's the full blown book synopsis from Amazon:  Bologna: nightfall, June 1858. A knock »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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