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Steven Spielberg Is Plotting The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara

4 hours ago | 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. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Steven Spielberg Considering 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

5 hours ago | 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 »

- Ethan Anderton

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Spielberg To Helm "Edgardo Mortara" Tale?

6 hours ago | 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 »

- Garth Franklin

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

6 hours ago | 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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- Sarah Moran

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

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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, »

- MovieWeb

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Steven Spielberg to develop new film from 'Lincoln' screenwriter

8 hours ago | 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, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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

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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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Steven Spielberg Reteaming with Tony Kushner for The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara; May Return to Robopocalypse for Next Project

8 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Though we still have no definitive word on what Steven Spielberg’s next project will be, the filmmaker is adding another incredibly promising project to his potential slate.  Variety reports that Spielberg plans to direct and produce the religious drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara for The Weinstein Company and DreamWorks, and he has enlisted his Lincoln and Munich scribe—not to mention Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright—Tony Kushner to pen the script.  Based on the non-fiction book by David Kertzer, the story concerns an Italian Jew who, in 1858, was forcibly removed from his parents at the age of six by authorities of the Papal States and raised as a Catholic.  He later became a priest in the Augustinian order, but the ordeal set off an international controversy. Though the religious pic certainly sounds like fascinating material for Spielberg and Kushner, Edgardo Mortara will not be Spielberg’s next project.  He »

- Adam Chitwood

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Steven Spielberg, Weinstein Co. to Adapt 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

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

Dreamworks has partnered with The Weinstein Co. to adapt the David Kertzer novel The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara as a religious period drama. Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner, who worked on Lincoln and Munich together, are looking to reteam for the film. Photos: The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' Kushner was brought onboard to adapt the project back in 2008, but switched his focus to Lincoln when Spielberg decided to make the Oscar-nominated film his next project. This project is being made with Spielberg in mind to direct, but it's not likely to be his next project.

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- Rebecca Ford, Borys Kit

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Steven Spielberg To Direct ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’

8 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Steven Spielberg‘s last collaboration with screenwriter Tony Kushner was so successful, the pair are teaming up again. Spielberg plans to direct The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara based on a screenplay by Kushner. Mortara was an Italian Jew who made international headlines when he was removed from his home and raised as a Catholic in 1858. […]

The post Steven Spielberg To Direct ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Steven Spielberg to Direct ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’ (Exclusive)

9 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Though he’s still mulling what his next directing gig will be, Steven Spielberg has added another project to his development slate: a religious drama titled “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara,” written by “Lincoln” and “Munich” scribe Tony Kushner. Spielberg plans to direct and produce the drama, which would be a co-production between DreamWorks and the Weinstein Co.

The pic is based on the David Kertzer novel revolving around the true life story of an Italian Jew who in 1858 became the center of an international controversy when he was removed from his parents at the age of seven by authorities of the Papal States and raised as a Catholic. He went on to become a priest in the Augustinian order.

Spielberg and Kushner also teamed on historical dramas “Munich” and “Lincoln,” both of which landed best picture nominations. Spielberg is said to be very anxious to get back behind the camera, »

- Justin Kroll

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Watch: Director Gareth Edwards Talks "Serious" 'Godzilla' In Featurette Plus New Poster

12 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In case you haven't noticed, the forthcoming "Godzilla" doesn't have a whiff, suggestion or note of the campiness some of the previous incarnations of the movie monster may have had. And there's a very specific reason for that. In a few featurette for the upcoming film, director Gareth Edwards discusses the approach, and wanting to take the material seriously. Why? In his view, because the original Toho Productions movie did, serving as much as an allegory as a thrillride, and it's something Edwards respected. Even more, the filmmaker takes sci-fi in general quite seriously, and it's refreshing to hear him reference Steven Spielberg in terms of the scale and craft he wants to bring to the movie hitting next month. Still, the marketing department is having a bit of fun with this new, old school style poster. "Godzilla" crushes cars on May 16th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Gorillas, Alternate Endings, Michael Jackson – The Untold Story of the making The Goonies

18 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With a name like HeyUGuys, it’s hard for us to hide our love of The Goonies and after being talked about for years and last week Richard Donner (known by everyone as Dick Donner) confirmed to the world that a Goonies sequel is in the works. We’ll still believe it when we see the cameras start to roll but for now, a fantastic documentary entitled ‘The Making of a Cult Classic, The Unauthorized Story of The Goonies’ has been released on YouTube.

In 2010 the home of the Goonies, Astoria Oregon played host to the 25th anniversary of the movie where many stars from the film gathered to celebrate it’s awesomeness. During that event, the photo you see atop of this post was taken and the documentary was played to a crowd of people who had flown from all over the world to be there.

The documentary is »

- David Sztypuljak

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Cannes Slate Boasts New Films From Michel Hazanavicius, Tommy Lee Jones And More

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

This year marks the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival, an assemblage of the best and brightest in the film world. Last year marked a heavy period of controversy when Steven Spielberg presided over a jury that awarded the coveted Palme D'Or to Blue Is The Warmest Color. This year, the jury is presided over by Jane Campion, and onlookers are curious to see if controversy strikes again. Cannes has announced that a lot of big names are participating in this year's festival. Recent Oscar winner for Best Director Michel Hazanavicius has returned with The Search, a remake of the 1948 drama from Fred Zinnemann, and the follow-up to his silent hit The Artist. Also debuting will be Olivier Assayas' Clouds Of Sils Maria, which features Juliette Binoche opposite Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. And Tommy Lee Jones is starring in, and directing, The Homesman, which teams him with a »

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Cannes selections: the breakdown

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Croisette regulars veterans Jean Luc Godard, Ken Loach and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne will compete alongside Competition first-timers Alice Rohrwacher, Xavier Dolan and Damian Szifron at the Cannes Film Festival next month.

Artistic director Thierry Fremaux announced the Official Selection of the 67th edition on Thursday (17) at a packed press conference at the Normandie Cinema on the Champs Elysées in Paris.

“Anyone who makes a film of more than one hour in duration, has the right to submit a film to Cannes… this year we received some 1,800 films in total – all of which were screened,” said Fremaux.

He announced 49 titles in total from 28 countries and hinted a further two or three could be announced ahead of Cannes. [Click here for the full list.]

Fremaux, who tied up the line-up at 1am local time ahead of the announcement, said films were arriving later and later for consideration due to digitisation of filmmaking.

“It used to be that January was late,” he said. “Now »

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Cannes Competition mixes veterans and debutants

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Palme d’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne and Ken Loach compete alongside Grand Salle debutants Alice Rohrwacher and Naomi Kawase.

Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux announced the Official Selection of the 67th edition on Thursday (April 17) at a packed press conference at the Normandie Cinema on the Champs Elysées in Paris.

“Anyone who makes a film of more than one hour in duration, has the right to submit a film to Cannes… this year we received some 1,800 films in total – all of which were screened,” said Fremaux.

In total, Fremaux announced 49 titles from 28 countries and promised another two or three additional titles could be announced ahead of Cannes. [Click here for the full list]

Competition

The 18-title selection included Palme d’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night, starring Marion Cotillard [pictured], described by Fremaux as a “Belgian western”; and Ken Loach’s Jimmy Hall, which the veteran director has announced will be his last feature film.

“The »

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Steven Spielberg Eyes The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

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Steven Spielberg is set to produce and potentially direct a big screen adaptation of David Kertzer's The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara , Variety reports. Tony Kushner, who worked with Spielberg on both Munich and Lincoln , will adapt the screenplay from Kertzer's 1997 novel, officially described as follows: Bologna, 1858: A police squad, acting on the orders of the Inquisitor, invades the home of a Jewish merchant, Momolo Mortara, wrenches his crying six-year-old son from his arms, and rushes him off in a carriage bound for Rome. His mother is so distraught that she collapses and has to be taken to a neighbor's house, but her weeping can be heard across the city. With this terrifying scene -- one that would haunt this family forever -- David I. Kertzer begins his »

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Smokey And The Bandit Rebooted on this weeks podcast (#34)

16 April 2014 7:02 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

This weeks podcast is as per usual full to the brim. On the Ultimate Reboot, Recast we take on Smokey And The Bandit. We’ve got reviews of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Calvary, The Quiet Ones and The Raid 2 as well as Tom’s Trivia Three, which has a rather epic piece of trivia about Steven Spielberg. All that and much more including our critically acclaimed screen actor having a go off that famous speech in Braveheart. And if that wasn’t enough, theres plenty of movie news and discussion to boot! So to listen to this amazing hour of movie madness and banter its really simple. And best of all its Free! Subscribe on iTunes – Click here (Click view in iTunes and the click Subscribe) If you’re already a subscriber, the latest episode is ready to download. iPhone / iPad Users– Click here to open the podcast app and click Subscribe! »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Artax, Silver, Joey, Shadowfax: 11 greatest movie and TV horses

16 April 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We were saddened by the news that Gandalf's faithful grey horse Shadowfax - real name Blanco - had died after suffering from an illness last week.

So we thought we'd take the opportunity to stop mourning and instead celebrate Shadowfax and ten other great fictional horses on TV and the silver screen below:

1. Silver

"Hi-Yo Silver! Away!" were the trademark commands of the Lone Ranger to Silver, the magnificent fictional white stallion from the iconic Us radio show and TV series.

A chestnut mare called Dusty was Silver's original predecessor, which is revealed in the 1938 episode The Legend of Silver. When the Lone Ranger saves Silver's life from a savage buffalo, Silver gives up living in the wild, wild west to instead carry the masked former Texas Ranger as his loyal equestrian companion.

2. Seabiscuit

"Let's go, Pops!" Seabiscuit was a real racehorse during the Great Depression in the Us who »

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Artax, Silver, Mister Ed, Joey, more: 11 Greatest fictional horses

16 April 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We were saddened by the news that Gandalf's faithful grey horse Shadowfax - real name Blanco - had died after suffering from an illness last week.

So we thought we'd take the opportunity to stop mourning and instead celebrate Shadowfax and ten other great fictional horses on TV and the silver screen below:

1. Silver

"Hi-Yo Silver! Away!" were the trademark commands of the Lone Ranger to Silver, the magnificent fictional white stallion from the iconic Us radio show and TV series.

A chestnut mare called Dusty was Silver's original predecessor, which is revealed in the 1938 episode The Legend of Silver. When the Lone Ranger saves Silver's life from a savage buffalo, Silver gives up living in the wild, wild west to instead carry the masked former Texas Ranger as his loyal equestrian companion.

2. Seabiscuit

"Let's go, Pops!" Seabiscuit was a real racehorse during the Great Depression in the Us who »

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