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The studio has acquired the movie rights to the upcoming novel by Karen Cleveland, who has worked as a CIA analyst. The yet-to-be published book centers on a wife and mother who works as a CIA analyst who discovers a threat to herself and her family while searching for a Russian sleeper cell in the U.S.
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Theron’s upcoming films include Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious,” opening April 14, and Focus’ spy thriller “The Coldest City,” launching July 28. Theron is producing and starring in “The Coldest City,” with James McAvoy, Toby Jones, »
- Dave McNary
Oscar statuettes have been far from the only stunners dripping in gold.
While stars like Mila Kunis and Jennifer Lawrence put their names on the fashion map with their stunning lilac and red dresses in 2011, over the years, it's been shades of yellow that have dominated the Oscars red carpet.
Photos: 12 Best Dressed Stars at the 2016 Oscars
While white dresses made a major mark on the red carpet last year, Alicia Vikander made sure everyone knew she was a fashion force to be reckoned with when she turned up at last year's awards show in a custom-made strapless Louis Vuitton number that made her look like a real-life princess -- Belle, specifically -- even she saw the uncanny resemblance.
"That was my thought!" she told Et on the red carpet, after being told she was inspiring comparisons already.
Not that she was upset about it... "I think if you would've asked 5-year-old Alicia what her biggest dream was »
Karen Cleveland’s upcoming CIA-centric novel, Need to Know, is yet to hit store shelves and already, Universal has swooped to acquire rights for an adaptation.
Deadline has the scoop, confirming that Max Mad: Fury Road alum Charlize Theron has signed on to produce and headline the pic as a talented CIA analyst. Juggling her time at the agency with life at home, Theron’s wife and mother then stumbles upon a “shocking discovery” while combing through CIA files in the hope of unmasking a Russian sleeper cell in the U.S. – a discovery that in turn threatens her job, her family and her life. Corruption? A web of conspiracy that stretches all the way to the top, perhaps?
- Michael Briers
Charlize Theron will rep the CIA in her newest project. The Oscar-winning actress is set to star in and produce Universal’s adaptation of…
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- Laura Berger
Mmmmm ... Charlize. Sorry, okay, here's the score. Today, Universal Pictures has announced that Imperator Furiosa herself, Charlize Theron, will star and produce Need To Know - a spy-related thriller based on the upcoming novel by Karen Cleveland. The story centers around a wife and mother who works as a CIA analyst. One morning, while digitally searching files with the purpose of... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
“Mad Max: Fury Road” actress Charlize Theron will star in Universal Pictures’ upcoming spy thriller “Need to Know.” Based off an upcoming novel by former CIA analyst Karen Cleveland, the film will feature Theron as a wife and mother who works for the CIA. One day, she begins to suspect that there’s a Russian sleeper cell in the agency and starts digging through files to find evidence. What she discovers will put her life and her family in danger. Theron is also producing the film with Beth Kono and Aj Dix. Universal’s Senior Vice President of Production Kristin Lowe will oversee the. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Beth Kono, Aj Dix and Theron will produce through their Denver & Delilah Films banner. Universal’s senior vp production Kristin Lowe will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
The upcoming novel by Karen Cleveland centers on a young wife and mother who works as a CIA analyst. While digitally searching files in hopes of unmasking a Russian sleeper cell in the U.S., she makes a shocking discovery that threatens her job, her family and her life.
Cleveland has worked as »
- Ashley Lee
Exclusive: Universal Pictures has landed Need To Know, with Charlize Theron attached to star in and produce the upcoming novel by Karen Cleveland. The thriller is about a wife and mother who works as a CIA analyst. One morning while digitally searching files in hopes of unmasking a Russian sleeper cell in the U.S., she makes a shocking discovery that threatens her job, her family and her life. Beth Kono, Aj Dix and Theron will produce through their Denver & Delilah Films… »
It may be a little hard to believe, but the eighth movie in The Fast and the Furious franchise will be coming out in a little under two months. Somehow, Universal has turned a couple of movies about good looking people, fast cars and crime into one of the most successful and long-running franchises ever. The upcoming installment, The Fate of the Furious, is going to be a massive movie in more ways than one. Not only will it be big on action and spectacle, but the movie is reportedly going to be nearly three hours long.
IMDb recently updated The Fate of the Furious movie page and now has the movie listed with a reported run time of 160 minutes. Yes, if this new information is true, Fast and Furious 8 is going to be by far the longest movie in the franchise and one of the more lengthy movies to be released in recent memory. »
Between the countless absurd action sequences, fist-pumping one-liners and monologues about family, you’d think each Fast & Furious film had a lengthy runtime, but such is not the case — at least not yet. According to European movie site Cinemarx, the upcoming eighth entry in the beloved franchise, The Fate of the Furious, will be the longest film yet.
Over time, the Fast & Furious movies have generally been getting longer, while still remaining at a reasonable length, with the first four films in the series all running in the 100-minute range and the three more recent movies in the 130-minute range. In fact, Furious 7 was the previous title holder of longest in the series, coming in at 137 minutes. Despite this trend, »
- Justin Cook
Clouds of Sils Maria star Chloë Grace Moretz premiered her latest project, Brain on Fire, at Toronto International Film Festival last year and ahead of a Netflix release, the first trailer has landed. Directed by Gerard Barrett (Glassland), the film explores the true story of Susannah Cahalan, a journalist in New York City who was inflicted with serious health issues, including seizures and hallucinations (scientifically diagnosed as anti-nmda receptor encephalitis).
As one can see in the trailer, her condition worsens over the course of weeks and she quickly goes from violence to catatonia. It’s not until having numerous misdiagnoses and a hospitalization, when a doctor finally gives her a diagnosis with the hope she can rebuild her life. Also starring Jenny Slate, Thomas Mann, Tyler Perry, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Richard Armitage, check out the trailer below for the Charlize Theron-produced drama.
One morning, 24-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up in a hospital bed. »
- The Film Stage
Oscar frontrunner “La La Land” continued its awards momentum, taking best contemporary hairstyling Sunday night at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards.
However, in terms of the Oscar race, makeup and hairstyling nominees “Suicide Squad” and “Star Trek Beyond” were both big winners, grabbing period/character make-up and special make-up effects, respectively.
Other movie winners were “Nocturnal Animals” for contemporary make-up and “Hail, Caesar!” for period hair styling.
TV winners included “Westworld,” ” Game of Thrones,” The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” “American Horror Story: Roanoke,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again,” and “Dancing With the Stars.”
Make-up artist Leonard Engelman (“Ghostbusters”) and hair stylist Barbara Lorenz (“La La Land”) were feted for their lifetime achievements, while “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy received the Distinguished Artisan Award.
Winners for Feature Length Motion Picture (Feature Films):
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- Bill Desowitz
Ryan Murphy (“Feud,” “American Crime Story,” “American Horror Story”) received the guild’s Distinguished Artisan Award, while makeup artist Leonard Engelman and hairstylist Barbara Lorenz picked up lifetime achievement honors.
The ceremony was held at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. Comedian Loni Love hosted for the second year in a row.
This year’s Oscar nominees for makeup and hairstyling are “A Man Called Ove,” “Star Trek Beyond” and “Suicide Squad.” Last year’s Emmy winners in makeup categories were “American Horror Story: Hotel,” “Game of Thrones” and “Key & Peele.”
Full list of winners below. »
- Kristopher Tapley
The Oscars are the grand finale of award season, and this year, we have more to look forward to than ever. La La Land is up for an astonishing (and recording-tying) 14 awards, Viola Davis has already broken a record, and unless one of them doesn't show up for their nominated categories, ex-couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield will be in the same place at the same time. (It's exciting, Ok?) If you're looking forward to the big show, take a look at all the need-to-know details below! The Nominees The best picture race is incredibly tight, with Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight all in the running. At least one actor from each of those movies is up for an individual nod, including Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Casey Affleck, Denzel Washington, and Viola Davis. There are »
- Maggie Pehanick
Hollywood's biggest night is right around the corner!
The new presenters to join an already diverse group include Javier Bardem, David Oyelowo, Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron.
They join previously announced presenters Halle Berry, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael Garcia Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Kate McKinnon, Shirley MacLaine and Hailee Steinfeld.
The 2017 Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel will air on Sunday, Feb. 26 on ABC.
Amy Adams, Dwayne Johnson and Emma Stone are among the latest crop of A-list presenters at this month’s Oscar telecast, producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced Thursday. Other newly-named presenters include Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo and Charlize Theron. “No matter who you are or where you live, movies bring us together,” De Luca and Todd said in a joint statement. “Through indelible, fearless performances these extraordinary actors help make it happen. We are thrilled to welcome them to the 89th Oscars stage.” Also Read: No, Rin Tin Tin Didn't Really. »
- Thom Geier
The third slate of presenters for the Feb. 26 telecast was announced on Thursday, and 11 more stars were invited to read the winners’ names.
- Karen Mizoguchi
In less than two weeks, the 2017 Oscars will bring out the brightest stars in Hollywood. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced the third slate of presenters Thursday morning, with Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron joining fellow actors Halle Berry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Brie Larson, Shirley MacLaine, Kate McKinnon, Mark Rylance, Hailee Steinfeld and Alicia Vikander onstage. "No matter who you are or where you live, movies bring us together. Through indelible, fearless »
The 2017 Oscar nominees: Breaking down the Best Animated Feature raceThe 2017 Oscar nominees: Breaking down the Best Animated Feature raceJenny Bullough2/16/2017 10:01:00 Am The race for the Best Animated Feature Oscar isn't usually one that gets a lot of attention, partly because it's seemed like Disney/Pixar has had a lock on the award for as long as anyone can remember. This year, however, there are some very serious contenders for the coveted statue, and with Finding Dory -- Pixar's biggest movie of 2016 -- surprisingly left off the list of nominees, just two of the nominated films are from the Mouse House. Will the two nominated Disney features split votes causing an outlier to win the statue? To help you win your Oscar pool, or just make predictions for the fun of it, we're breaking down the nominees for Best Animated Feature film. Kubo and the Two Strings Praised by »
- Jenny Bullough
After expressing her surprisingly deep love for the series, Helen Mirren joined F. Gary Gray’s action sequel – formerly known as simply Fast 8 – in a mystery role last year and ever since, fans have been clamoring to find out exactly who she’ll be playing come April 14th. Well, wonder no more, as Yahoo! has confirmed that Mirren will portray the mother of Owen and Deckard Shaw, and is considered crucial in the plot.
Now that Vin Diesel’s musclebound Dominic Toretto has gone rogue, the remainder of Universal’s crew is forced to set aside old squabbles and partner with Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) if they’re to stand any chance of taking down Charlize Theron’s Cipher. That ought to ensure Mirren has plenty of »
- Michael Briers
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