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Lifetime Attempts To Trump Their Aaliyah Movie with More Awful Biopics

18 November 2014 9:15 AM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

By now we all know that Lifetime’s Aaliyah movie was an atrocity. The network has a long history of going for camp — choosing true Hollywood stories that are famous for their salacious details. Sometimes they hit (see: Joan Allen‘s Emmy nomination for 2009′s Georgia O’Keeffe), but most of the time it’s a big mess. And the casting is almost always terrible.

We love pop culture, so we took it upon ourselves to dream up some Lifetime movie subjects of our own — complete with questionable casting choices. Lindsay Lohan‘s charmed fall from grace (full of drug and shoplifting accusations, and even a dip in the lady pond) is the perfect vehicle for fellow Disney redhead Bella Thorne. Obviously Beyoncé will want to play herself in any and all future representations of her life (as well as write, direct, and produce), and who better to step into »

- Emily Exton

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Writers Guild Italia & The Black List Pact; Ed Guiney Set For Efa Honor: Global Showbiz Briefs

17 November 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Writers Guild Italia and the Black List have formed a new alliance, paving the way for Wgi members to list their scripts in the Black List database. The Black List has similar partnerships with the WGA West and East, the Writers Guild of Great Britain and the Writers Guild of Canada. However, this is the first time it has partnered with a non-English-speaking guild – a sign that good unproduced ideas come in many forms. An Italian film, The Great Beauty, of course won the Foreign Language Film Oscar last year — returning the statue to the country for the first time in 15 years — and local comedies are consistently hot at the box office. The Black List notes that although most Wgi members write primarily in Italian, many have great facility with the English language. Given the fluid language barriers, plus translation, and the unique point of view, culture, and style »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Ed Guiney to receive Efa award

17 November 2014 3:37 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Irish producer behind The Guard and Frank to receive European Co-production Award.

Irish producer Ed Guiney, who has recently worked with Lenny Abrahamson and Yorgos Lanthimos, is to receive the European Co-production Award - Prix Eurimages.

The award, which will Guiney will receive at the European Film Awards in Riga on Dec 13, acknowledges the role of co-productions in the European film industry.

Guiney co-founded Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe in 2001 and has offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Element has been involved in the production and distribution of more than 30 feature films.

Current and upcoming Element productions include Room, an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s award-winning best-selling novel, directed by Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen and William H.Macy; Yorgos Lanthimos’ first English language film, The Lobster starting Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux and Ben Wishaw; Gerard Barrett’s Glassland, starring [link=nm »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Irish Producer Ed Guiney to Receive European Co-Production Award

17 November 2014 2:20 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bydgoszcz, Poland — The European Co-Production Award — Prix Eurimages, which honors an individual working in the vanguard of European movie co-productions, will go to Irish producer Ed Guiney.

The award will be presented during the European Film Awards ceremony in Riga, Latvia on Dec. 13.

Guiney co-founded Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe in 2001. Today, Element has offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition.

Element has been involved in the production and distribution of more than 30 feature films. Current and upcoming Element productions include Yorgos Lanthimos’ first English-language film, “The Lobster,” starting Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux and Ben Whishaw, “Room,” an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen and William H. Macy, Gerard Barrett’s “Glassland,” starring Jack Reynor, Toni Colette and Will Poulter, and Jerzy Skolimowski’s “11 Minutes.”

Recently completed Element productions include Abrahamson’s “Frank, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Casting: Zurer, Greer, Robertson, Macy

11 November 2014 8:52 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ben-Hur

Ayelet Zurer ("Man of Steel," "Angels and Demons") is in negotiations to join Timur Bekmambetov's "Ben-Hur" remake at Paramount and MGM. Zurer would play Naomi, the mother of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston).

Huston plays the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his onetime friend Messala (Toby Kebbell). He fights his way to freedom and vengeance. [Source: Heat Vision]

Geezer

Judy Greer, Fred Armisen, Selma Blair, Dallas Roberts, and Chris Messina will join Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong in Lee Kirk's music drama "Geezer" which has begun shooting in New York City. The film will include new songs written and performed by Armstrong.

The story centers on the mid-life crisis of a husband and father who, on his fortieth birthday, decides to revisit his punk-rock past by throwing an extravagant party in the Drake Hotel's presidential suite. He soon encounters his beautiful ex-girlfriend and former bandmates who have »

- Garth Franklin

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William H. Macy And Joan Allen Join Brie Larson In Room

11 November 2014 12:41 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Even after her incredible lead performance in last year’s Short Term 12Brie Larson is still flying just under the radar. The actress’s star is sure to rise in coming months, though, as she appears opposite Mark Wahlberg in possible Oscar contender The Gambler then takes the lead role in musical comedy Basmati Blues. However, Larson’s biggest chance to break out would seem to be in the upcoming Room, adapted from the controversial bestseller by Emma Donoghue.

Now, it has been announced that Larson will be joined in the drama by William H. Macy, Joan Allen and child star Jacob Tremblay (The Smurfs 2), all of whom are taking on key roles. Donoghue’s 2010 novel centered on a five-year old boy (Tremblay) who lives inside a small “Room” with his Ma (Larson). To the boy, Room is home, but Ma knows the truth – that, seven years ago, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Judy Greer Joins Musical Drama Geezer; William H. Macy and Joan Allen Go for Room; Alexander Payne Wants Alec Baldwin for Downsizing

11 November 2014 8:49 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’ve got three new casting reports well worth sharing.  Here’s what’s coming at a glance: Judy Greer, Fred Armisen and Selma Blair are all joining Billie Joe Armstrong in the musical drama Geezer. William H. Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay have joined Room starring Brie Larson. Alexander Payne wants Alec Baldwin to join Matt Damon in Downsizing. Hit the jump for more on all three films. The Geezer news comes from Variety with the outlet reporting that director Lee Kirk has begun filming in New York City.  Tim Perell of Process Media and Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee of Let It Play are producing the project about a husband and father who’s going through a mid-life crisis.  On his 40th birthday he decides to tap into his punk-rock past by throwing an epic party in the presidential suite at the Drake Hotel.  While there, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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William H. Macy, Joan Allen join Brie Larson in captive drama 'Room'

11 November 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Emma Donoghue's "Room" is a tremendous book. Centering on a mother and son locked up against their will in a finished shed, under watch by a man they know little about, the story blossoms from a self-contained kidnapping narrative into an emotionally complex character study as psyches crack. The novel’s structure would prove difficult to adapt in typical three-act screenplay structure. That isn’t stopping "Frank" and "What Richard Did" director Lenny Abrahamson, who starts shooting his adaptation of "Room" with a cast capable of tacking its physically demanding roles. Brie Larson will star in the film alongside just announced castmembers William H. Macy, Joan Allen, and "Smurfs 2" actor Jacob Tremblay as the son. Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park also join the cast. Hoping for Gillian Flynn-like results, Donoghue adapts from her own novel. The film begins shooting this week at Pinewood Studios. A24 picked up U. »

- Matt Patches

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William H Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay join Room adaptation

11 November 2014 6:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

William H Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay have been cast in Room.

They will join Brie Larson in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's award-winning 2010 novel.

Lenny Abrahamson is directing the tale of a 5-year-old boy (Tremblay) who lives with his mother (Larson) in a single room.

While to him the room is the entire world, she knows it is a prison, and that it will not hold them forever.

Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park have also been added to the cast.

Macy recently made his directorial debut on Rudderless, and will be seen in the upcoming Cake and Dial a Prayer.

Allen's most recent projects include The Bourne Legacy, The Killing and Luck.

Room is currently in production in Toronto. »

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Wiliam H Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay join Room adaptation

11 November 2014 6:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

William H Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay have been cast in Room.

They will join Brie Larson in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's award-winning 2010 novel.

Lenny Abrahamson is directing the tale of a 5-year-old boy (Tremblay) who lives with his mother (Larson) in a single room.

While to him the room is the entire world, she knows it is a prison, and that it will not hold them forever.

Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park have also been added to the cast.

Macy recently made his directorial debut on Rudderless, and will be seen in the upcoming Cake and Dial a Prayer.

Allen's most recent projects include The Bourne Legacy, The Killing and Luck.

Room is currently in production in Toronto. »

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Joan Allen and William H. Macy join the cast of 'Room'

10 November 2014 1:32 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

EW has confirmed that Joan Allen and William H. Macy have been added to the cast of Room, the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's 2010 book of the same name, which is based on the 2008 kidnapping case of Elisabeth Fritzl. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will center around the titular room and its inhabitants; Brie Larson stars as Ma, a woman kidnapped as a teenager for seven years with her 5-year old son, Jack (Jacob Tremblay). The film will be told from the perspective of Jack, who sees the room as his home, while Ma sees it as a prison. »

- Teresa Jue

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William H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Brie Larson in ‘Room’

10 November 2014 12:40 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Production has commenced on Lenny Abrahamson's “Room” starring Brie Larson. Jacob Tremblay has signed on to play Larson's character's son, while Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park round out the cast. Also read: Brie Larson, Ben Kingsley to Join Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Brooklyn Bridge’ Based on the Emma Donoghue novel of the same name and told through the eyes of 5-year-old-Jack (Tremblay), “Room” follows the boy and his mother who have been held captive for years. To Jack, Room is the world. It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma (Larson) eat, »

- Linda Ge

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Joan Allen & William H Macy Book ‘Room’

10 November 2014 11:08 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Joan Allen, William H Macy and Jacob Tremblay have been added to the cast of Room, Element Pictures and No Trace Camping’s adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s 2010 bestseller that Lenny Abrahamson is directing. Brie Larson stars in the pic, for which A24 acquired U.S. right at Cannes this year. Shooting is underway at Pinewood Studios and on location in Toronto.

Larson stars as Ma, a woman kidnapped as a teenager who has been held captive for years in a tiny room where she lives with her 5-year-old son Jack. To the boy, it’s the only home he’s ever known. But as Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation, she knows that room cannot contain either indefinitely. Donoghue adapted the script from her book, itself partially inspired by the case of Austrian woman Elisabeth Fritzl, who escaped from a basement in 2008 after a 24-year »

- Patrick Hipes

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Room goes into production

10 November 2014 11:05 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park have joined Brie Larson on the cast of Element Pictures and No Trace Camping’s drama, which has started production. A24 holds Us rights and FilmNation sells internationally.

Lenny Abrahamson directs from a screenplay that Emma Donoghue adapted from her book about a young boy who grows up with her mother incarcerated in a small chamber.

The cast includes Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen and William H Macy. Elevation Pictures will distribute Room in Canada.

The shoot takes place at Pinewood and in Toronto, with Screen Scene in Dublin handling post-production.

Element PicturesEd Guiney produces with David Gross. Executive producers are Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures and Jeff Arkuss and Jesse Shapira for No Trace Camping, as well as Emma Donoghue, Rose Garnett and Tessa Ross.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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AFM: William H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Brie Larson’s ‘Room’

10 November 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

William H. Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay have joined Brie Larson in the cast of family drama “Room.”

Room,” based on Emma Donoghue’s 2010 novel, is told from the viewpoint of a 5-year-old boy — portrayed by Tremblay — being held captive with his mother in a small room. The book has sold more than two million copies worldwide.

Lenny Abrahamson has started production in Toronto and is directing from Donoghue’s script. Larson plays the mother; Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park have also joined the cast.

Element PicturesEd Guiney and David Gross are producing. Exec producers are Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures and Jeff Arkuss and Jesse Shapira for No Trace Camping along with Donoghue, Rose Garnett and Tessa Ross.

A24 acquired U.S. rights to the film at Cannes. Elevation Pictures is distributing the film in Canada. UTA handled the domestic sale. FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales at Afm. »

- Dave McNary

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William H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Brie Larson in 'Room'

10 November 2014 10:36 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

William H. Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay are joining Brie Larson in Room, the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's popular novel. Frank's Lenny Abrahamson is directing the film based on a screenplay written by Donoghue. The book, published in 2010, is told from five-year-old Jack's (Tremblay) perspective. He describes the small "Room" he lives in with his Ma (Larson). He considers it home, but to Ma, it's a prison. She has managed to create a childhood for her son in their 10-by-10-foot space, but as Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation — she

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- Rebecca Ford

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William H. Macy Heads For Room

10 November 2014 9:35 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Looking to craft something very different from his quirky musical comedy drama Frank, Lenny Abrahamson is starting to crank the cameras on his latest, Room. He’s just added William H. Macy, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park to the cast.Room is based on the 2010 novel by Emma Donoghue, which is itself based loosely on the real life case of Elisabeth Fritzl. Fritzl was imprisoned in a secret basement space by her appalling father Josef for 24 years, bearing him several children, which he explained as foundlings. She was discovered in 2008, and her father was jailed for life in 2009.In Donoghue's Booker-shortlisted version, this becomes the story of Ma (Brie Larson), seven years a prisoner with a five-year-old son called Jack (Jacob Tremblay), who is also the novel's narrator. Their captor remains offstage, given little attention, since the focus is Jack's worldview, having never known anything but »

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The Men Who Would Be Hughes (Plus Hepburn and the end of Rko)

6 November 2014 1:37 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Howard Hughes movies (photo: Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in 'The Aviator') Turner Classic Movies will be showing the Howard Hughes-produced, John Farrow-directed, Baja California-set gangster drama His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum, Hughes discovery Jane Russell, and Vincent Price, at 3 a.m. Pt / 6 a.m. Et on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Hughes produced a couple of dozen movies. (More on that below.) But what about "Howard Hughes movies"? Or rather, movies — whether big-screen or made-for-television efforts — featuring the visionary, eccentric, hypochondriac, compulsive-obsessive, all-American billionaire as a character? Besides Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays a dashing if somewhat unbalanced Hughes in Martin Scorsese's 2004 Best Picture Academy Award-nominated The Aviator, other actors who have played Howard Hughes on film include the following: Tommy Lee Jones in William A. Graham's television movie The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977), with Lee Purcell as silent film star Billie Dove, Tovah Feldshuh as Katharine Hepburn, »

- Andre Soares

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Stephen King’s A Good Marriage | Review

3 October 2014 6:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Golden Years: Askin Adapts Stephen King’s Domestic Dilemma

For those hoping for resurgence in the quality of Stephen King stock, the unique promise of A Good Marriage is not the ticket. Sporting King’s first adapted screenplay of his own work since 1989’s Pet Sematary, his customary flourishes are stamped all over it, including the predilection for the perspective of the underdog and plenty of trawling around in the private headspace of the favored character, which inevitably leads to moments of exaggerated artificiality. True, King has (or had) a unique flair for creating intriguing and sometimes empowered female protagonists, but the suburban housewife anchoring the lukewarm scenario here isn’t nearly as well-honed as the film necessitates.

Married for twenty five years, Darcy (Joan Allen) and Bob (Anthony Lapaglia) seem to have found the secret to success. Celebrating with friends and associates, including their daughter, Petra (Kristen Connolly »

- Nicholas Bell

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Btk Serial Killer's Daughter: Stephen King Is 'Exploiting My Father's 10 Victims'

3 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The daughter of the notorious Btk serial killer has a bone to pick with author Stephen King and his upcoming movie A Good Marriage, adapted from one of his short stories that he admitted was inspired by her murderous father. "He's exploiting my father's 10 victims and their families," Kerri Rawson told The Wichita Eagle in her first interview since her dad Dennis Rader was captured in 2005. The movie, which opens Friday and stars Joan Allen and Anthony Lapaglia, revolves around a wife who discovers that her husband is a serial killer. Rawson has never visited her father at El Dorado Correctional Facility in Kansas, »

- Johnny Dodd, @Johnny_Dodd

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