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Julia Roberts Bringing Batkid Story To Theaters

21 hours ago | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

The heartwarming real-life Batkid story is coming to the big screen with Julia Roberts set to produce and star, according to Variety.

5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott captured the hearts of people worldwide in November 2013, when San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City to bring his Make-a-Wish dream to life.

The pint-sized superhero even caught the attention of celebrities and politicians, including "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" star Ben Affleck and President Obama.

Watch: Christian Bale Reacts To Batkid & Offers Batman Advice To Ben Affleck

"Batkid. Best Batman ever. #SFBatKid #MakeAWish @SFWish," Ben ...

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Julia Roberts Signs On to Make ‘Batkid’ Movie

23 January 2015 7:37 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

After saving San Francisco, Batkid is now getting the Hollywood treatment.

It was announced Friday that Julia Roberts and her production company Red Om Films are officially attached to the remake rights for documentary film Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World.

News: Cancer-Stricken 'Batkid' Saves San Francisco

Batkid Begins tells the story of Miles, a 5-year-old boy who was diagnosed with leukemia and, through the Make-a-Wish foundation, realized his dream of becoming Batman for a day. The entire city of San Francisco pitched in and over 25,000 residents turned out to watch Miles stop a bank heist, take down notorious villains The Penguin and The Joker, and make a special visit to At&T Park, all while accompanied by the Caped Crusader himself.

The feel-good phenomenon went worldwide, thanks to over 2 billion social media users posting pictures, videos and tweets from the event.

"It's thrilling to me that Ms. Roberts and her »

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Julia Roberts to produce and star in Batkid movie

23 January 2015 5:19 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Julia Roberts is to produce and star in a movie adaptation of the upcoming documentary about Batkid.

The doc, Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard around the World, recounts the real-life adventures of Miles Scott - a 5-year-old diagnosed with leukaemia who wanted to be Batman for a day.

Christian Bale on 5-year-old Batkid: 'It's so touching'

In November 2013, the Make-a-Wish Foundation famously transformed San Francisco into Gotham City to fulfil Miles's dream, as he was dressed up as Batkid and defeated both the Riddler and the Penguin.

The doc has been directed by Dana Nachman and will debut at Slamdance Film Festival today (January 24).

A feature film remake is now on the way, with Roberts producing alongside partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill through their Red Om Films banner.

"It's thrilling to me that Ms Roberts and her team watched our film and were so moved by it that »

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Gary Sinise And More Rumoured To Join The ‘Suicide Squad’

23 January 2015 11:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The upcoming Suicide Squad adaptation from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of the next few years. Not only will David Ayer (Fury) helm the large scale project, but the film also boasts an all-star cast consisting of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Jared Leto.

However, this past week has seen the production hit a minor speed bump with the unexpected departure of Tom Hardy. It was initially assumed that Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) would replace the Dark Knight Rises star in the role of Rick Flag, however it has since been revealed that he declined the invitation. Now, two more potential candidates for the part of Flag have arisen, and they are certainly interesting choices!

Ayer is reportedly considering both Jon Bernthal and Joel Edgerton as Hardy’s replacement in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation. While Bernthal will be »

- Ben Read

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7 Beloved Movies You Didn't Know Debuted At Sundance

23 January 2015 12:49 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah has always been a place for independent spirit, unique storytelling and movies that challenge the so-called "rules" of film making.

Often, this translates to weird, unmarketable character studies that either never see the light of day or are shoved off onto VOD platforms without so much as a single advertisement. But this isn't always the case. In fact, some of the most beloved, iconic films of the last 20 years got their start in the many hallowed screens scattered across the small snow-covered city.

News: 9 Sundance 2015 Films We Are Dying to See

Here are seven hugely popular films that you'd never guess came out of the Sundance Film Festival.

Reservoir DogsQuentin Tarantino's debut feature – about the aftermath of a botched diamond heist and the paranoia that grows between the culprits when it's revealed that one of them is secretly a cop – premiered at Sundance in 1992, where it quickly »

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Joel Edgerton & Jon Bernthal Wanted for 'Suicide Squad' Role?

22 January 2015 5:45 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Suicide Squad is one of the most high profile films WB/DC have in their upcoming cinematic universe but recently actor Tom Hardy dropped from the role of Rick Flag leaving the spot open for another actor. Jake Gyllenhaal was rumored to be interested in the role but he also declined.

Now, according to Cinemablend, WB and director David Ayer are looking into two possible candidates to replace Hardy: Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal. Edgerton recently appeared alongside Christian Bale in the Ridley Scott directed epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings while Bernthal, better known for his role as Shane in The Walking Dead was part of the ensemble of the film Fury, also directed by Ayer.

Suicide Squad has several A-list names attached such as Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto and Cinemablend reports that the character of Rick Flag will not be as prominent as the other three »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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'Aquaman' Eyes Karl Urban and '300' Director Noam Murro?

22 January 2015 3:11 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The aftermath of the massive Sony hack not only revealed inside information about several of the studio's projects, but even a few that were being put together elsewhere. Last month, leaked documents revealed that Warner Bros. is eyeing Jeff Nichols (Mud) to direct their Aquaman movie, which has Jason Momoa attached to star. Today, a new report from Latino Review reveals that Jeff Nichols is still in the running to direct, but now Noam Murro (300: Rise of an Empire) has emerged as another directorial candidate, with Warner Bros. also eyeing Karl Urban for a supporting role that may be the villain.

Warner Bros. is reportedly waiting for Karl Urban to start and finish production on Star Trek 3 sometime this year, so they can lock him in to join the cast of Aquaman. The studio has set a July 27, 2018 release date for Aquaman, but it isn't known when they may actually start production. »

- MovieWeb

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Suicide Squad: Will One Of These Actors Play 'Rick Flag'? 'Deathstroke' Contender Rumored

22 January 2015 1:01 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Those weren't exactly subtle hints so you've probably figured out that both Jon Bernthal and Joel Edgerton are the next names being lined up to star as Rick Flag in Suicide Squad, according to Cinemablend. Bernthal came to our attention as the doomed Shane Walsh on AMC's The Walking Dead, and also worked with director David Ayer in his WWII drama, Fury. Meanwhile Egerton has starred in a number of great flicks over the years, most recently playing Christian Bale's nemesis in Exodus: Gods And Kings. The site also reckon they've confirmed the Gary Sinise rumor, and the actor has indeed signed on to appear in the film -- but not as General Eiling! They don't say which character he will play, but it won't be Deathstroke either, as they hear former True Blood wolfman Joe Manganiello is "in contention" for that role. So quite a bit of news here, »

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Iñárritu Offers First Look at 'The Revenant' Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

22 January 2015 9:50 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Alejandro González Iñárritu has certainly not allowed success to make him complacent. The Mexican filmmaker, who rose to prominence following 2000's Amores Perros, is at the peak of his popularity at the moment. His film, the Michael Keaton-starrer Birdman, is currently lighting up the awards circuit. In that film, he employed an extremely sophisticated and technological style of visual storytelling that made the entire movie feel like it was shot all in one continuous take. For his next film, Iñárritu continues to push his storytelling limits.

The film in question is The Revenant, for which he attracted an impressive cast lead by Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domnall Gleeson, and Will Poulter

What visual flare is he going to bring this time around? According to a recent first-look the director offered Entertainment Weekly, the production can only shoot a few hours a day because they're filming using only natural light, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Model and Actor Plitt, Killed in Train Accident, Was Original 'Body' of Watchmen's Dr. Manhattan

21 January 2015 5:38 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Fitness model Greg Plitt killed in train accident: Plitt was the 'body' of Dr. Manhattan in 'Watchmen' movie Fitness model Greg Plitt, best known for adorning countless fitness magazine covers and for his participation on the reality TV show Work Out, was killed by a passenger train while being videotaped last Saturday afternoon, January 17, 2015, in Burbank, about 20 kilometers northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities are now trying to figure out how Plitt and his two-person crew were able to access a restricted area -- without a filming permit -- and what exactly they were doing there. Online tabloids claim to have the answer, asserting that Greg Plitt's death was the result of a failed thrill-seeking stunt. The athletic Plitt, who had previously shot at least one workout video on a train track, was purportedly trying to outrun the passenger train, but tripped and fell on the tracks. »

- Zac Gille

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Exodus: Gods and Kings movie review: whites only

21 January 2015 6:50 AM, PST | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Simultaneously the dullest and the most insulting version of itself it could possibly be. If only it had managed to be campy, that’d be something… I’m “biast” (pro): have been a fan of Ridley Scott in the past…

I’m “biast” (con): …but not so much lately

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I think I’ve finally figured out what Exodus: Gods and Kings is all about. I don’t mean how it’s a painfully boring, too-literal adaptation of a Biblical fantasy that’s been told plenty often before, and was not calling out to be told again. I mean how it’s possible that Ridley Scott could have made such a stodgy flick, and one that’s utterly tone-deaf to modern sensibilities. Cuz Scott used to be ahead of the curve, not decades behind it: This is the guy who »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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The rise of Bradley Cooper: How the American Sniper star hit the A-list

20 January 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The vast column inches and pixels dedicated to Clint Eastwood's American Sniper of late may have questioned its celebratory portrayal of a man who took hundreds of lives and how it racked up an astonishing $90 million box office debut, but one aspect of the film's fallout has been overlooked entirely: Bradley Cooper is now a bona fide A-list movie star.

American Sniper's financial records keep stacking up. Best ever three-day opening for a Best Picture Oscar nominee, biggest ever January opening, an IMAX bow that beats 2012 blockbuster Prometheus and a career best for its 84-year-old director.

All this is vindication for Cooper, who picked up the film rights to Navy Seal sharp-shooter Chris Kyle's memoir in 2012 with a view to producing a film starring Chris Pratt in the lead role. Warner Bros backed the project on the proviso that Cooper himself play Kyle, while the star's Silver Linings Playbook »

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Celebrity Showdown Director Edition: Clint Eastwood vs. Michael Mann

18 January 2015 10:55 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

On Friday, director Clint Eastwood's American Sniper went head-to-head against director Michael Mann's new release Blackhat at the box office, and it was a bit of a bloodbath.

American Sniper, which technically opened Dec. 6 but only in limited release, stars Bradley Cooper, while Blackhat stars People's Sexiest Man Alive Chris Hemsworth -- but Hemsworth's dreamy looks weren't enough to take down Cooper and his sniper rifle.

News: Celebrity Showdown -- Jake Gyllenhaal vs. Matthew McConaughey

In its first weekend of wide release, American Sniper snagged a staggering $90.2 million and earned itself the box office top spot. Meanwhile, in it's opening weekend Blackhat came in 10th with a disappointing $4 million.

However, Mann is considered to be one of the best action-thriller directors of our generation, with films like Heat and Collateral securing his legacy. Eastwood, on the other hand, is a legend in the field of filmmaking and has created a slew of Oscar-winning movies.

Is Mann's »

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Daily | In the Works | To, Fincher, Mills

17 January 2015 10:23 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Word comes from Twitch's Todd Brown that Johnnie To is currently at work on three projects. He'll direct a crime thriller, co-produce another and contribute to an eight-part omnibus film on the history of Hong Kong since the 1940s. The other seven directors are Tsui Hark, John Woo, Ringo Lam, Anne Hui, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-ping and Patrick Tam. Also: Steve Carell "in talks" to join Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale in The Big Short, the adaptation of the Michael Lewis bestseller. Gone Girl team David Fincher, Ben Affleck and screenwriter Gillian Flynn are working on a remake of the 1951 Hitchcock classic Strangers on a Train. And Annapurna Pictures will produce Mike Mills's 20th Century Women. » - David Hudson »

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Steve Carell joins Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling for The Big Short

16 January 2015 6:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After news broke earlier in the week that the heavyweight trifecta of Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling were teaming for new drama The Big Short, the ensemble has swelled even more with news from The Hollywood Reporter that newly-crowned Academy Award nominee Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) is in talks to join them.

The film, which is a adaptation of Michael Lewis’ (Moneyball) book, would see Carell play “Steve Eisman, a money manager who shorted subprime mortgages” in a movie that “chronicles multiple storylines and juggles various characters against the backdrop of the housing and credit bubbles of the 2000s that led to the 2007-08 global financial crisis.”

Anchorman and Step Brothers director Adam McKay is writing and directing the film, with Pitt’s production company Plan B, producing the film. No filming schedule has yet been confirmed, but early word suggests a 2016 release.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Check Out Patrick Bateman's Archived Emails From 'American Psycho'

15 January 2015 2:37 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, here’s some good old heebie jeebie juice for you. Or, you know, brilliant marketing—depending on how you look at it. In the month leading up to the April 14, 2000 release of “American Psycho,” Patrick Bateman emailed fans eagerly awaiting the adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ book. That’s right, the homicidal, investment banking, psychopathic protagonist of Mary Harron’s film (played by Christian Bale) helped promote the movie by sharing his inner musings with anyone who wanted. The emails were a unique, creative, and quite creepy strategy Lions Gate Films employed starting March 15th of that year. The correspondences, which were approved, but not written by Ellis, find Bateman sharing his thoughts in the then-present of 2000, a decade-plus later than when “American Psycho” takes place. And they run the gamut of topics. What does the Huey Lewis fan think of other musical acts? Tue 4/4/00 1:21 Pm Subject: The »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Emilie Cherpitel on ‘Eva & Leon,’ A ‘Mother-Meets-Son’ Movie

15 January 2015 9:57 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The art decoration of “Eva & Leon” is sublime, its impact immediate in the measured static shots of Eva’s chic and huge arrondissement Paris flat, classical in the carefully contrasting tones of white, gray, blue and salmon, setting off of furniture, curtains, drapes, sofas, cushions, gray and walls, high ceilings. A life-size flamingo stands by the mantelpiece. But such luxury is not enough. Eva, 35 (Clotilde Hesme), svelte, a dandy, an flaneur, cultured, immature, no children, absent mother, recluse father, termigant sis, lives a privileged life few can dream of, at least  seriously. But, as the film suggests, she needs Leon, 10, an orphan who has escaped from his reception miles away outside France to try to find his birth-mother, to give her life an emotional anchor. Emilie Cherpitel’s film portrays their growing relationship of an odd couple. Distributed in France and sold abroad by Pyramide, one of Europe’s top arthouse production-distribution-sales companies, »

- John Hopewell

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Casting: Steve Carell Joins Ensemble Of 'The Big Short,' John Krasinski Will Spend '13 Hours' With Michael Bay And More

15 January 2015 7:34 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling — what more do you need? Well, when it's a studio-driven drama about the housing bubble and financial crisis that features no superheroes, you'll take as many people as you can get. And thus, Steve Carell has joined the Adam McKay-directed "The Big Short." The adaptation of the Michael Lewis bestseller will find the Oscar-nominated "Foxcatcher" actor playing "Steve Eisman, a money manager who shorted subprime mortgages" in a movie that "chronicles multiple storylines and juggles various characters against the backdrop of the housing and credit bubbles of the 2000s that led to the 2007-08 global financial crisis." No word yet on when filming will begin. [THR] Legendary Pictures is developing an adaptation of the 2011 Rolling Stone article "American Drug Lord" as a vehicle for Charlie Hunnam. Oscar-nominated Jason Hall ("American Sniper") will pen the screenplay about »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Steve Carell in talks to join Pitt, Bale and Gosling in The Big Short

15 January 2015 4:11 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Steve Carell has entered talks for The Big Short.

The actor is in line to join Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling in the newly-announced financial drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will adapt Michael Lewis's bestseller The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, with Anchorman's Adam McKay writing and directing.

The book explores the build-up of the housing and credit bubble, leading up to the beginning of the financial crisis in 2007.

Pitt's Plan B will produce the film. Its previous credits include 12 Years a Slave, Selma and Moneyball.

Carell can currently be seen in the drama Foxcatcher, for which he received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. »

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Casting Net: Bruce Willis takes lead in 'Wake,' Steve Carell in talks for 'The Big Short'

14 January 2015 7:09 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Bruce Willis has signed on to star in Wake. In the action-thriller, Willis will play a sociopath who returns to his hometown on a remote island for his brother's wake. Willis must save the family he is estranged from when the island comes under attack. Shooting is to begin in Cleveland in February. [Variety] Steve Carell is in talks to join Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Ryan Gosling in The Big Short. The film (adapted from Michael Lewis' book) centers around the housing and credit bubbles of the 2000s and the following financial crisis. Carell would play Steve Eisman, "a money »

- Jennifer Maas

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