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Martin Freeman And Bill Hader Rumoured For Steven Spielberg’s Bfg

2 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

There’s definitely some new blood getting involved behind the scenes of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of The Bfg with Deadline reporting that Walden Media are now backers on the project. They’re longtime purveyors of young people’s films that have pretty often come with Faith-positive or Christian message – like the Narnia series, for example.

Less definite than this but much more interesting is the possibility of some new names getting involved more visibly. According to a tweet from Film Divider, Bill Hader and Martin Freeman are “likely” to join the cast. There’s no indication on who they would play but I think Freeman will be a good match for Mr. Tibbs, butler at Buckingham Palace.

Officially on the roster so far are Mark Rylance as the Bfg himself, and Ruby Barnhill as his human friend, Sophie. As fans of Roald Dahl’s original novel, or even the Cosgrove Hall animated feature, »

- Brendon Connelly

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Walden Media joins DreamWorks on The Bfg

6 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Walden Media has come on board to co-finance and co-produce the Roald Dahl adaptation with DreamWorks Studios.

Steven Spielberg, who recently wrapped the Tom Hanks Cold War thriller Bridge Of Spies, is set to commence production in March.

The Bfg centres on a young London girl and the giant who introduces her to the wonders of Giant Country.

Melissa Mathison, who last teamed with Spielberg on E.T., wrote screenplay. Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Sam Mercer will produce while Kathleen Kennedy, John Madden and Michael Siegel serve as executive producers. 

Disney distributes in the Us and select international territories while Mister Smith Entertainment will oversee distribution in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. DreamWorks’ partner Reliance, will distribute The Bfg in India »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘Poltergeist’ Reboot Moved Up to May 22, ‘Spy’ Back to June 5

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

Fox is shuffling its summer release schedule, moving MGM’s reboot of “Poltergeist” forward two months to May 22 and shifting Melissa McCarthy comedy “Spy” back two weeks to June 5.

Poltergeist” is directed by “Monster House” helmer Gil Kenan with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Roy Lee producing. Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris and Rosemarie DeWitt star in the reboot in which a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter.

MGM released a trio of “Poltergeist” titles during the ’80s. The first film was produced by Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall and starred Craig T. Nelson and Jobeth Williams as parents terrorized by ghosts who communicate with their youngest daughter through the TV set.

Spy” is directed by Paul Feig with McCarthy portraying a CIA analyst who goes undercover to infiltrate the world of an »

- Dave McNary

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Star Wars Actor Ford Injured in Plane Accident in Los Angeles Area

10 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Harrison Ford injured in plane accident (image: Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff in 'Ender's Game') Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark actor Harrison Ford was supposed to be in critical condition – later reports have upgraded that to "fair" or "stable" condition – following an accident with a small airplane on Los Angeles' Westside. Earlier this afternoon (March 5, 2015), a vintage, one-engine two-seater crash landed at the Penmar Golf Course, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Venice, not far from the Pacific Ocean and just west of Santa Monica Airport. Its pilot, 72-year-old Harrison Ford, was found "seriously" injured. He was alone on the plane. There were no injuries on the ground. As explained in the Los Angeles Times, "fire officials would not identify the victim of the crash but said he was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived." Ford was later transported to an unidentified hospital. Eleven »

- Zac Gille

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Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Bfg’ Takes Giant Step Forward As Walden Comes Aboard

12 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Walden Media has come aboard to co-finance and co-produce DreamWorks StudiosThe Bfg, the Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1982 kids novel about a little girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the Bfg. The three set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world. The addition of Walden, which has produced such tentpole adaptations as as The Chronicles Of Narnia series and Journey To… »

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Walden to Co-Finance Steven Spielberg’s ‘BFG’ With DreamWorks

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

Walden Media will co-finance and co-produce DreamWorks Studios’ “The BFG” with Steven Spielberg starting the shoot later this month.

Mark Rylance was cast in October as the titular benevolent giant in “The BFG,” an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel. Newcomer Ruby Barnhill has been cast as Sophie.

Published in 1982, “The Bfg” — short for Big Friendly Giant — tells the tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and the Bfg, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world. The movie will open in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016.

DreamWorks acquired movie rights to the book in 2010 after Kathleen Kennedy brought it to the company. Melissa Mathison, who teamed with Spielberg and Kennedy on “E.T.,” wrote the screenplay.

Producers are Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Sam Mercer. Kennedy, John Madden and Michael Siegel are exec producing. Kristie Macosko Krieger »

- Dave McNary

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Watch: 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Gets Shot-for-Shot Remake on Vice

20 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In 1982, best friends Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos, then 12 years old, set out to remake Steven Spielberg's action/adventure classic, "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Seven years later, after an odyssey that tested their relationship as well as their filmmaking acumen, the result was a remarkable shot-for-shot replica—except for the airplane fight sequence in the North African desert. Vice's new series "American Obsessions," which unearths stories of the strange cultural phenomena that capture the public imagination, debuts with an 11-minute short about Zala and Strompolos' homemade passion project, including the campaign, thirty years after "Raiders" first appeared in theaters, to shoot the airplane scene. Vice, the irreverent news organization famously taken down a notch by late New York Times media columnist David Carr, is not always quite so brave in its reporting as founder and frequent correspondent Shane Smith seems to think: his "Vice Special »

- Matt Brennan

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Jennifer Lawrence and Steven Spielberg Team for War Photographer Biopic

21 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The world's biggest actress and the world's biggest director are teaming up for a new movie.

Deadline reports that Jennifer Lawrence and Steven Spielberg will collaborate on an adaptation of "It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life Of Love And War," the memoir of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario. Lawrence will star as Addario, whose book describes her work in some of the most dangerous regions of the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, the Congo, and Libya, and her capture by pro-Quaddafi forces in the latter country.

According to Deadline's report, the recently-released "It's What I Do" was a hot commodity in Hollywood when its rights became available, and several other star-studded teams were vying for the property. Lawrence and Spielberg reportedly beat out the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Margot Robbie, George Clooney, and the team of Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman for the project.

Warner Bros. is set to distribute the film. »

- Katie Roberts

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Claire & Masrani Look Out For A Nightmare Inducing Dino In New Jurassic World Still

4 March 2015 5:00 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

While the latest officially released still may not be much, the photo does spark a bit of intrigue as we all know what Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire and Irrfan Khan's Simon Masrani are likely staring out at - The Indominus Rex. We've seen a few leaked images of this man-made beast, but the real thing, which we were able to catch glimpses of in the epic Super Bowl teaser, looked considerably more terrifying in action. While we await the official reveal, check out the new still below: Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.   Jurassic World will feature: Director: Colin Trevorrow Chris Pratt as Owen Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Jake Johnson as »

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Poltergeist Remake Release Date Bumped Up to May 22nd, 2015

4 March 2015 2:34 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They're going to be here earlier than expected. The evil spirits in the Bowen home apparently cannot wait to be unleashed on a new generation of moviegoers, as 20th Century Fox has changed the release date of their Poltergeist remake from July 24th to May 22nd.

"Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever."

The new release date is according to Box Office Mojo. Directed by Gil Kenan off a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, and produced by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Roy Lee, the Poltergeist remake stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams, Saxon Sharbino, Kennedi Clements, and Kyle Catlett. »

- Derek Anderson

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Poltergeist 2015 Moves to May

4 March 2015 2:11 PM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Gil Kenan’s remake of the Steven Spielberg-produced, Tobe Hooper-directed classic hits this spring, instead.  20th Century Fox has shifted the Sam Raimi-produced Poltergeist to May 22, 2015, just two weeks prior to the opening of haunted house sequel Insidious: Chapter 3 and going up directly against the Mark Neveldine-helmed The Vatican Tapes. In the film, starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell,…

The post Poltergeist 2015 Moves to May appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

4 March 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs, »

- Carmel Dagan

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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

4 March 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Round Up: 'Brooklyn' and 'Danish Girl' set dates and Spielberg's latest gets a title

4 March 2015 1:26 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Awards season has transformed into pretty much a 12 month a year event (outside of maybe a few weeks in June) which means there is news to report about some of the more anticipated prestige players of 2015. Fox Searchlight announced today that John Crowley's acclaimed romantic drama "Brooklyn" will hit theaters in platform release on Nov. 6.  The tearjerker was one of the big surprises at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it screened out of competition (read my review here).  Stars Saoirse Ronan, Michael Zegen, Domhnall Gleeson and Julie Walters are all potential acting category contenders and Nick Hornby delivers another wonderful screenplay adaptation after last year's "Wild."  Screenings at Telluride or Toronto seem likely, but a slot at the New York Film Festival just makes too much sense, doesn't it? Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" also found a release date today as Focus Features announced it will open in New »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Steven Spielberg And Tom Hank's Untitled Cold War Thriller Now Has A Title

4 March 2015 1:09 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

I think we were all surprised when the fourth collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks began production with little to no fanfare. What's even more surprising is that it snuck into production without a title, being referred to for the longest time as Untitled Cold War Thriller. But now we know what the film will be called when it hits cinemas, Bridge of Spies. The title refers to a real bridge that links the outer reaches of former West Berlin with the city of Potsdam, that was used by the American and Soviet intelligence agencies in the 60's to perform prisoner exchanges. The movie, working from a script by Joel and Ethan Cohen, will follow lawyer James Donovan (Hanks) as he tries to the negotiate the very first prisoner exchange on the bridge, that of a pilot whose plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. As well reuniting Spielberg with Hanks, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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The Walking Dead, Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut & Hannibal Nominated in 41st Annual Saturn Awards

4 March 2015 11:00 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They've done what they've had to do to survive on AMC's The Walking Dead, brining hope and despair to palpable life on the small screen with gritty realism every week. Covered in grime, splattered in blood, and trudging down the sun-baked backroads and brush-bordered trails this season, the stellar cast and crew of The Walking Dead have paid their dues and then some, and now they're getting a tip of the cap in return with seven nominations for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards.

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, and Andrew J. West have all earned nominations, with the TV series itself receiving one as well. Also recognized in this year's nominations is Scream Factory's Nightbreed: The Director's Cut Blu-ray, NBC's Hannibal TV series, Only Lovers Left Alive, and many more.

Press Release - "The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announces the »

- Derek Anderson

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Vince Vaughn on Moving Into Adult Storytelling with ‘True Detective’

4 March 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vince Vaughn moved to Hollywood at age 18, straight out of high school. And, like many starry-eyed aspiring actors, one of his first stops was Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to see where famous stars like Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe had encased their hands and feet in cement.

More than 25 years later, much has changed. It’s now called the Tcl Chinese Theatre. Many other actors have been added from Jennifer Aniston to Tom Cruise. And Vaughn has gone from struggling actor to bonafide movie star, with hits like “The Lost World,” “Wedding Crashers” and “Old School” on his resume. His latest comedy, “Unfinished Business,” hits theaters March 6.

So when Vaughn was told the theater wanted to encase his hands and feet in cement in the forecourt on March 4, he was thrilled.

“Getting the letter asking me, I thought about growing up and being a fan of all those folks,” he says. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Spielberg reuniting with Tom Hanks & John Williams on Bridge of Spies

4 March 2015 9:23 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks's upcoming project together will see them reunite with composer John Williams.

The Cold War drama's title has also been revealed as Bridge of Spies, named after the bridge between West Berlin and East Berlin's Potsdam, where spy swaps often occurred between the West and Soviet Union.

Producer Marc Platt confirmed the project's name in an interview with The Daily Pennsylvanian.

Williams's involvement has also been confirmed - via his fan club - making Bridge of Spies his 27th collaboration with Spielberg.

The movie tells the true-life story of American lawyer James Donovan, who the CIA used during the Cold War to help rescue pilot U2 Gary Powers from detention in the Soviet Union.

Spielberg will direct from a script written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers.

Bridge of Spies is due for release in the UK on October 9, 2015, and in the Us on »

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Steven Spielberg's Cold War Thriller Has a Title, 'Bridge of Spies,' and the Director Has a Full Slate

4 March 2015 8:05 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In an interview with The Daily Pennsylvanian, producer Marc Platt nonchalantly revealed the title of Steven Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller, which stars Tom Hanks as an American lawyer recruited by the CIA to secure the release of a pilot in the Soviet Union: "Bridge of Spies," the term coined in the media to describe Berlin's Glienicke Bridge, site of several Cold War prisoner exchanges. Set for an October 16 release, in the midst of awards season, the film is but the first in a series of projects with Spielberg in the director's chair, three years removed from "Lincoln." Spielberg is attached to direct Jennifer Lawrence in "It's What I Do," based on the memoir by Pulitizer prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario, and the rumor mill is at full speed since Deadline reported in late January that Disney—which purchased the rights to the famed franchise from paramount in 2013—is "eyeing »

- Matt Brennan

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Spielberg's Cold War Film Gets A Title

4 March 2015 6:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Steven Spielberg's previously untitled and already completed Cold War thriller appears to have finally found a name. The Playlist reports that screenwriter Marc Platt has revealed in an interview that the project will be called "Bridge of Spies".

Tom Hanks plays a lawyer who was pushed headfirst into the Cold War during the 1960s when he had to negotiate for the release of downed U2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers after the airman was shot down over Russia.

The title refers to Glienicke Bridge which connected the divided East and West Germany at the time in which the film is set. Matt Charman and the Coen Brothers penned the script while John Williams has also come onboard as the film's composer

The film is currently slated for a UK release on October 9th, other countries are expected to get the film on or around that time as well. »

- Garth Franklin

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