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Scott Eastwood and Raymond Olubowale Added to the Cast of Suicide Squad

30 March 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Suicide Squad is about to go into production, but director David Ayer is still adding to the cast. We’ve already got Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as The Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, but now, according to The Toronto Sun and etalk (via ComingSoon), we can add Scott Eastwood and Raymond Olubowale to the roster as well. There's been no confirmation on who they’re playing, but with filming coming up, hopefully we’ll get some official details soon. Eastwood has been building up his resume big time since appearing in some of his father’s films including Flags of Our Fathers and Gran Torino. He stars in the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation, The Longest Ride, which is due in theaters on April 10th, and he also »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Shailene Woodley Talks Insurgent and Oliver Stone’s Snowden

27 March 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With director Robert Schwentke’s Divergent sequel, Insurgent, opening last weekend, I recently sat down with Shailene Woodley for an exclusive interview. She talked about what it was like on the set of the sequel, deleted scenes, collaborating with Schwentke and bigger scope of the sequel, working with Oliver Stone on Snowden with Joseph Gordon-levitt, and more. In The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the second in what will be a four-film adaptation of author Veronica Roth’s dystopian sci-fi series, the principal characters are on the run in the fringes of society and searching for answers after breaking open the world as they knew it. The film stars Theo James Miles TellerAnsel ElgortNaomi Watts, Octavia SpencerJai CourtneyKate WinsletDaniel Dae KimMaggie QRay Stevenson, and Zoe Kravitz. For more on the film, watch the trailers. Here’s Woodley followed by bullet points of what we talked about. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Hollywood mentors for tyro Aussie producer

25 March 2015 3:10 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Producer John Kassab, in character, on the set of Like Lambs.

Photographed by Johanna B Kelly, the film's Australian production designer.

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Los Angeles-based Australian producer John Kassab is completing his first narrative feature, Like Lambs, with the help of some Hollywood tech wizards.

Visual effects maestro Douglas Trumble, sound designers Wylie Stateman, Richard King and Per Hallberg and editor Joe Hutshing (whose credits include Oliver Stone.s W. and Savages and Cameron Crowe.s upcoming Aloha) have mentored Kassab.

The feature debut of Us writer-director Ted Marcus, the film follows students at an elite boarding school who take a stand against government corruption and demand radical action when the over- leveraged Us economy implodes.

The cast includes Liam Aiken (Ned Rifle, The Killer Inside Me), Connor Paolo (Mystic River, Gossip Girl, Revenge), Justin Chon (Twilight, 21 and Over), Chanelle Peloso (TV.s Incredible Crew, Zapped) and Godfrey (Louie, Soul Plane, Zoolander »

- Don Groves

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One Of The Beastie Boys Got Stoned And Auditioned For The Doors

24 March 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Though he is best known as one-third of hip hop group Beastie Boys, Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, has also maintained a sporadic acting career through the years. He’s mostly appeared in smaller indie fare and offbeat comedies, but in 1990 he auditioned for a role in Oliver Stone’s The Doors, and it did not go particularly well. It definitely sounds like it was Horovitz’s fault, as he showed up intoxicated. Talking to the New York Times about his upcoming role in Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, Horovitz shared his story about his brief meeting with the Natural Born Killers director, saying: I was definitely stoned, and as I walked in I looked at him and I was like, ‘You’re not going to cast me in this movie, right?’ He’s like, ‘No, I don’ »

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Bend It Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?

22 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Cast your minds back to 2002 - a time when Pop Idols didn't need to have The X Factor, Fifty Shades of Grey were just colours on a paint sampler chart and David Beckham was a mere international superstar rather than global megastar.

Bend It Like Beckham, with a modest estimated budget of £3.7 million, opened that same year and became a critical and commercial success - breaking box office records and scoring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as making household names of many of its stars.

As the cast continues preparing for the West End stage adaptation of Gurinder Chadha's screen hit ahead of previews on May 15, find out what the movie's ensemble cast went on to achieve - including who is coming back for the musical...

Parminder Nagra (Jess Bhamra)

Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards on the back of the movie's success, Parminder went »

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to head to ‘Fraggle Rock’ as a star and producer

20 March 2015 10:23 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Have you ever wanted to watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt to sing and dance with a host of Jim Henson creations? Because if that was some weird dream of yours, you hit the nail right on the head, and could probably be a studio executive with that kind of mind.

Variety reported on Thursday that Gordon-Levitt will produce and star in a live-action Fraggle Rock movie. The site adds that the bigscreen adaptation of the musical puppet series created by the late Jim Henson has been in the works for nearly a decade, but the attachment of Gordon-Levitt constitutes a major boost.

Fraggle Rock debuted on TV in 1983 as a co-production by British TV company Television South, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., HBO and Henson Associates. It centered on the adventures of cave-dwelling creatures called Fraggles who have to deal with the industrious Doozers and furry giants called Gorgs.

Henson’s oldest son, »

- Zach Dennis

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to produce and star in Fraggle Rock movie

20 March 2015 2:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in and produce the upcoming live-action Fraggle Rock movie.

The Dark Knight Rises actor will work alongside New Regency, The Henson Co and Lisa Henson on producing the film, reports Variety.

The adaptation of the television series, which was created by the late Jim Henson, has been in the pipeline for nearly a decade now.

Fraggle Rock, which first aired in 1983, focused on a group of Muppet-like creatures called Fraggles who spend their lives exploring and playing together.

Gordon-Levitt spoke of his delight at joining the project, saying: "The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street, and then on Fraggle Rock. Jim Henson's characters make you laugh and sing, but they're also layered, surprising, and wise.

"From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I've never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, »

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to produce and star in Fraggle Rock movie

20 March 2015 2:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in and produce the upcoming live-action Fraggle Rock movie.

The Dark Knight Rises actor will work alongside New Regency, The Henson Co and Lisa Henson on producing the film, reports Variety.

The adaptation of the television series, which was created by the late Jim Henson, has been in the pipeline for nearly a decade now.

Fraggle Rock, which first aired in 1983, focused on a group of Muppet-like creatures called Fraggles who spend their lives exploring and playing together.

Gordon-Levitt spoke of his delight at joining the project, saying: "The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street, and then on Fraggle Rock. Jim Henson's characters make you laugh and sing, but they're also layered, surprising, and wise.

"From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I've never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, »

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Produce And Star In Live-Action Fraggle Rock Movie

19 March 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is currently hard at work on Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden pic, an experience that seems to have left him keen for lighter fare. Per Variety, the actor is now involved in a live-action Fraggle Rock movie for New Regency and The Henson Company. In addition to producing the feature the Don Jon star is also taking the lead role.

Here’s what Gordon-Levitt had to say on his foray into Henson’s magical kingdom:

“The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock,’. Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I’ve never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, and on into adulthood. Collaborating with Lisa Henson makes me confident we can do something that Jim would have loved. »

- Gem Seddon

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Guillermo del Toro to Be Honored by San Francisco Film Festival

19 March 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The San Francisco Film Society has selected Guillermo del Toro as the recipient of its Irving M. Levin directing award.

The trophy will be presented to del Toro at the San Francisco Film Festival’s awards night April 27 at the Armory. He will also be honored at “An Evening With Guillermo del Toro” on April 25 at the Castro Theatre with an interview, selection of clips, a sneak peek at upcoming projects and a screening of “The Devil’s Backbone.”

Guillermo del Toro’s remarkable ability to shift between intimate political drama and blockbuster action is shared with only a very few select filmmakers at the top of the field,” said Noah Cowan, executive director of the society, in a statement. “This award is a tribute to his boundless imagination and to his deep understanding of cinema history. Del Toro is both a great teacher and a boisterous communicator of why »

- Dave McNary

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring in ‘Fraggle Rock’ Movie (Exclusive)

19 March 2015 12:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce and star in the live-action “Fraggle Rock” movie for New Regency, The Henson Co. and Lisa Henson.

The bigscreen adaptation of the musical puppet series created by the late Jim Henson has been in the works for nearly a decade, but the attachment of Gordon-Levitt constitutes a major boost.

Fraggle Rock” debuted on TV in 1983 as a co-production by British TV company Television South, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., HBO and Henson Associates. It centered on the adventures of cave-dwelling creatures called Fraggles who have to deal with the industrious Doozers and furry giants called Gorgs.

The property was set up at New Regency in 2011. Montecito Pictures is no longer involved with the project.

“The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock,'” Gordon-Levitt said. “Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, »

- Dave McNary

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Modern-Day 'Scarface' Remake Set in Los Angeles Gets Green Light

18 March 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Perhaps the bloodiest rags-to-riches story in cinema history, the saga of Scarface has twice been shown on the silver screen, first with Paul Muni in the role of the criminally savvy immigrant shooting his way to the American Dream, then 50 years later with Al Pacino portraying Tony Montana in the classic Brian De Palma-directed, Oliver Stone-penned version. Now, Universal has announced plans to bring the Scarface story to modern times with a new film penned by Straight Outta Compton screenwriter Jonathan Herman, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

Director Pablo Larraín, »

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Juliette Lewis on Why Sitcom TV Almost Made Her Give Up Acting

13 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When she was just 17, Juliette Lewis got the attention of Martin Scorsese, landing a role in “Cape Fear” — then won an Oscar nom for impressively holding her own against Robert De Niro. But it was an even earlier part, at age 13 — in Showtime’s TV movie “Home Fires” — that earned her her first Variety mention, with our critic singling out her “sure performance.” “I was shocked to see it was the first job I’d ever done,” says Lewis, now starring in ABC’s “Secrets and Lies.”

You were so young. Did you always want to be an actor?

My dad (Geoffrey Lewis) is a character actor, so I always knew of the acting business as a line of work. You never have the same job twice; you work long hours, you get to work with interesting, colorful people. I always was connected to acting in that way — not from reading about it in magazines. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Juliette Lewis on Why Sitcom TV Almost Made Her Give Up Acting

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

When she was just 17, Juliette Lewis got the attention of Martin Scorsese, landing a role in “Cape Fear” — then won an Oscar nom for impressively holding her own against Robert De Niro. But it was an even earlier part, at age 13 — in Showtime’s TV movie “Home Fires” — that earned her her first Variety mention, with our critic singling out her “sure performance.” “I was shocked to see it was the first job I’d ever done,” says Lewis, now starring in ABC’s “Secrets and Lies.”

You were so young. Did you always want to be an actor?

My dad (Geoffrey Lewis) is a character actor, so I always knew of the acting business as a line of work. You never have the same job twice; you work long hours, you get to work with interesting, colorful people. I always was connected to acting in that way — not from reading about it in magazines. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Russian producers plan film on murdered TV journalist

10 March 2015 6:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film will focus on Russian journalist and TV presenter Vladislav Listyev; Oliver Stone eyed as director.

Russian producers Alexander Kulikov (Marins Group Entertainment) and Oleg Teterin (Teterin Film) are planning to make a feature film, Listyev – Hope is The Last To Die, about the prominent Russian journalist and TV presenter Vladislav Listyev who was murdered by unknown assassins on March 1, 1995.

According to Teterin, they are considering Oliver Stone along with Russian film-makers as a possible candidate to serve as the film’s director.

“We hope that the participation in a project of such significance for Russia as a film about Vladislav Listyev will be a natural way for Oliver Stone to continue strengthening his cinematic ties with Russia,” said Teterin whose company last year acquired the rights to Stone’s The Untold Story Of The United States which was later broadcast on Russia’s First Channel.

Established screenwriters and debutants are now invited to enter a competition »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Shailene Woodley Learned to Pole Dance for 'Snowden', Praises Edward Snowden

9 March 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

If there's one thing Shailene Woodley has accomplished it's the ability to speak her mind, which I can certainly appreciate. She's also managed to star in one of the worst young adult adaptations I've seen in Divergent while also managing to not only continue to impress me as an actress in such dreck, but also in her other features such as her breakout role in The Descendants as well as her work in The Spectacular Now and The Fault in Our Stars. Next she's working opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden picture, simply titled Snowden and she had a few thing to say about the picture in which she plays Snowden's girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. Speaking with E!, Woodley was quick to praise the Nsa whistleblower, "I define a hero as somebody, who against the judgment of other people, if they believe something will positively impact the »

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Early Look at 43 Movies Vying for Best Picture

9 March 2015 8:26 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As always, March is too early to get any kind of firm grasp on what will or won't be an Oscar contender come the end of the year, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun to speculate. Last year, only two of the nine films I predicted out of the gates actually ended up receiving Best Picture nominations at the 2015 Oscars -- Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel -- which goes to show just how much we know in advance. In fact, looking at the films I had on the outside looking in, only Best Picture winner Birdman was listed. But hey, at least I had three of the top contenders in the early year conversation, that's something... rightc When it comes to this year, I feel even less certain than I did last year. I'm not sure that's saying a whole lot since only two of the 43 films on »

- Brad Brevet

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Shailene Woodley: Edward Snowden Is “A Hero”

9 March 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | GossipCop | See recent GossipCop news »

Shailene Woodley called Edward Snowden a “hero” while promoting Oliver Stone’s upcoming biopic Snowden about the 31-year-old whistleblower. In the movie, Woodley plays Snowden’s girlfriend Lindsay Mills. As Gossip Cop reported, after leaking classified National Security Agency documents to the media and facing espionage charges in the U.S., Snowden fled the country and has been living in Moscow since 2013. »

- Minyvonne Burke

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Shailene Woodley: Edward Snowden Is a Selfless Hero

9 March 2015 7:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Shailene Woodley is playing Edward Snowden's longtime girlfriend, Lindsay Mills, in Oliver Stone's film about the whistleblower. Woodley had a lot of kind words about Snowden when she spoke with E! Online recently. "I define a hero as somebody who, against the judgment of other people, if they believe something will positively impact the world and they choose to do it and honor their integrity, that's what I sort of consider a hero, no matter how big or mall a feat they create," Woodley said to E!. "And in that light, absolutely I think that Edward Snowden is a hero."

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- Lorena O'Neil

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Shailene Woodley Praises Edward Snowden as a "Hero," Plays His Girlfriend in New Oliver Stone Movie

9 March 2015 6:36 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The U.S. government may believe that Edward Snowden is a criminal, but Shailene Woodley doesn't. In fact, the Insurgent star, who plays Snowden's longtime dancer-acrobat girlfriend Lindsay Mills in Oliver Stone's upcoming drama about the National Security Agency whistleblower, thinks he should be celebrated for his work. "I define a hero as somebody, who against the judgment of other people. if they believe something will positively impact the world and they choose to do it and honor their integrity that's what I sort of consider a hero, no matter how big or mall a feat they create," she told me this weekend while promoting Insurgent (in theaters on March 20). "And in that light, »

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