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George Clooney's 'Suburbicon' Release Date Moved Up

21 July 2017 9:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Paramount has moved up the release dates of mother! and Suburbicon, positioning both films for a longer awards run.

Darren Aronofsky's horror film mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence, will get a wide release on Sept. 15, opposite the wide releases of Open Road's Blake Lively drama All I See is You and Lionsgate's Michael Keaton actioner American Assassin, as well as the Annapurna comedy Brad's Status directed by Mike White, IFC's J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye from Danny Strong and the A24 thriller Woodshock, starring Kirsten Dunst. It was previously scheduled to open on Oct. 13.

George Clooney's Suburbicon, starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, will bow »

- Ashley Lee

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Venice: New Films by George Clooney, Guillermo Del Toro, Stephen Frears Expected to World Premiere (Exclusive)

21 July 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Stephen Frears’ “Victoria and Abdul,” and Paolo Virzi’s “Ella and John,” starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, are among the titles strongly tipped to world premiere at the upcoming 74th Venice Film Festival.

Also expected to make their worldwide bows on the Lido are Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed,” Andrew Haigh’s “Lean on Pete,” and Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama.”

Less than a week before the official announcement, the buzz on the Venice lineup remains somewhat muted, though some locked-in titles have surfaced, including Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” which will open the fest. There’s also certainty over the absence of some titles – especially “Blade Runner 2049” and Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!”, both high-profile movies that had been considered as possibilities.

Suburbicon,” starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin, and Oscar Isaac, looks set to be the second Paramount picture to launch from »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Dark Tower Director to Helm Matt Damon’s Robert F. Kennedy Biopic

20 July 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Matt Damon's long-brewing Robert F. Kennedy biopic finds its director in The Dark Tower's Nikolaj Arcel, who also co-wrote the script. »

- Dana Getz

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Matt Damon’s Long Developing Robert F. Kennedy Biopic Gets New Director

20 July 2017 6:44 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Passion projects get that name because whoever is shepherding them, sticks with it through thick and thin. That said, you have to hand it Matt Damon for hanging onto his Robert F. Kennedy biopic, a film he’s been trying to get made for almost as long as this site has existed. Now it looks like he’s a step closer.

“Rfk” now has new life, with Nikolaj Arcel signing up to direct.

Continue reading Matt Damon’s Long Developing Robert F. Kennedy Biopic Gets New Director at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Dark Tower’ Director Nikolaj Arcel Joins Matt Damon’s Robert F. Kennedy Movie

19 July 2017 6:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Matt Damon’s Robert F. Kennedy biopic “Rfk” has picked up momentum as “The Dark Tower” director Nikolaj Arcel has signed on to direct Damon in the Warner Bros. project.

Arcel will direct from a script he co-wrote with Rasmus Heisterberg and Felipe Marino. Damon will produce with Jennifer Todd and Drew Vinton. Production is expected to start next year.

Kennedy ran the successful 1960 presidential campaign for his brother, John F. Kennedy, and served as U.S. Attorney General and top adviser to his brother between 1961 and 1963. He remained in the post for President Lyndon B. Johnson for several months after his brother’s assassination, then resigned to run for the U.S. Senate, representing New York.

Kennedy served until his assassination in June, 1968, while seeking the Democratic presidential nomination on a platform of ending U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

The last day of Kennedy’s life was recapped in the 2006 film “Bobby,” directed »

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Newswire: The Dark Tower’s Nikolaj Arcel to direct Matt Damon’s Robert Kennedy movie

19 July 2017 5:21 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Director Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower is about a legendary hero on a nearly impossible quest to save all of reality from an evil wizard, but it looks like Arcel’s next film will be slightly less fantastical. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll be directing Matt Damon in Rfk, a long-in-the-works biopic about Robert F. Kennedy. Damon is set to play the former presidential candidate, who was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in 1968, with Arcel writing the script.

No other actors are attached to Rfk yet, but hopefully the movie doesn’t spend too much time putting together a big-name cast at the expense of virtually everything else in the production, which is the pit that Emilio Estevez’s Bobby fell into way back in 2006. Or maybe Arcel should just get the same cast (including Martin Sheen, Shia Labeouf, Lindsay Lohan, Anthony Hopkins, and Demi Moore »

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Nikolaj Arcel to Direct Matt Damon's Robert F. Kennedy Biopic

19 July 2017 3:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Matt Damon's Robert F. Kennedy biopic has found a director.

The Dark Tower's Nikolaj Arcel has signed on to helm Matt Damon's long-gestating Rfk film for Warner Bros., The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Arcel wrote the script for Rfk, with Damon on board to play the assassinated presidential candidate, along with Rasmus Heisterberg and Felipe Marino.

Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot at Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968, by Sirhan Sirhan as the senator was celebrating his victory in the California and South Dakota primary elections for the Democratic nomination for U.S. president.

The fateful night was »

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The Dark Tower helmer to direct Matt Damon in Robert F. Kennedy biopic Rfk

19 July 2017 2:55 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel has found his next project after the upcoming Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower, with The Tracking Board reporting that he has signed on to direct the Robert F. Kennedy biopic Rfk, which has Matt Damon attached to the title role.

The younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy served as U.S. Attorney General under JFK and President Lyndon B. Johnson, and was also the United States junior senator from New York between 1965 and his assassination in 1968.

Rfk is described as a long time passion project of Damon’s, who is also producing the project for Warner Bros., and will be based on a script by Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg and Felipe Marino. Production on the film is slated to begin early in 2018, with an eye for an awards-qualifying release later in the year.

Arcel’s next film The Dark Tower is »

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Matt Damon to Team with ‘The Dark Tower’ Director Nikolaj Arcel on Robert F. Kennedy Biopic

19 July 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of Matt Damon's long-time passion projects may finally be coming together. Warner Bros. has recruited The Dark Tower director Nikolaj Arcel to tackle their Damon-led Robert F. Kennedy biopic, Rfk, just weeks before the director's highly anticipated Stephen King adaptation is set to hit theaters. Per The Tracking Board, Arcel also penned the script with Felipe Marino (The Hallow) and Rasmus Heisterberg, who co-wrote the screenplays for a number of Arcel's Swedish films. Damon will produce alongside Jennifer Todd (Jason Bourne) and Drew Vinton (Promised Land). The plan is for the film to … »

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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, and Michelle Williams Join Year-End Oscar Fray

19 July 2017 11:55 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Mid-summer is a crucial time in the life of movies in production. Distributors have to figure out where they belong. Will they pass muster for the crazy competitive primetime award season, when scrutiny and costs are exponentially higher? Already, many movies that need a wider berth are moving into 2018. Some fortunates will be finished in time for the fall festival crucible. And others will just make it into theaters by the end of the year.

Read MoreSave the Dates: Here’s the 2017-2018 Awards Calendar

That list now includes drama “All The Money In The World” (December 8, Sony), four-time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott‘s starry follow-up to “Alien: Covenant.”

Written by David Scarpa  (“The Last Castle,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still”) from the true story of the kidnapping of Getty Oil scion John Paul Getty III, the biopic stars Oscar perennial Michelle Williams (four nominations), two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, »

- Anne Thompson

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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, and Michelle Williams Join Year-End Oscar Fray

19 July 2017 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mid-summer is a crucial time in the life of movies in production. Distributors have to figure out where they belong. Will they pass muster for the crazy competitive primetime award season, when scrutiny and costs are exponentially higher? Already, many movies that need a wider berth are moving into 2018. Some fortunates will be finished in time for the fall festival crucible. And others will just make it into theaters by the end of the year.

Read MoreSave the Dates: Here’s the 2017-2018 Awards Calendar

That list now includes drama “All The Money In The World” (December 8, Sony), four-time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott‘s starry follow-up to “Alien: Covenant.”

Written by David Scarpa  (“The Last Castle,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still”) from the true story of the kidnapping of Getty Oil scion John Paul Getty III, the biopic stars Oscar perennial Michelle Williams (four nominations), two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, »

- Anne Thompson

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Ben Affleck's Hollywood Evolution Will Leave You Dazed and Confused

18 July 2017 2:26 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ben Affleck has been in the spotlight for most of his life. After beginning his career at age 9 when he starred in a PBS educational series, he went on to earn critical acclaim when he won an Oscar for his work on Good Will Hunting in 1997. Not only did the film jump-start his bromance with Matt Damon, but it also put him on the map as one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors. Aside from steaming up the big screen - cough, Pearl Harbor, cough - Ben has also stolen the hearts of some of Hollywood's leading ladies over the years. After ending his engagement to Jennifer Lopez in 2004, Ben married Jennifer Garner in 2005 (they also sadly announced their split in 2015). But despite the many ups and downs of his career, Ben has always been so, so handsome . . . almost to the point of confusion. How can one man stay this good-looking for so long? »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ Lands A24 Awards Season Push

18 July 2017 1:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With “Lady Bird,” brainy actress and screenwriter Greta Gerwig is finally making her solo directorial debut after her collaborations with Noah Baumbach on “Frances Ha” and “Mistress America” and co-directing “Nights and Weekends” with Joe Swanberg.

Read MoreFor ’20th Century Women’ and ‘Jackie’ Standout Greta Gerwig, Playing Real Women Is Its Own Reward — Consider This

The relationship comedy stars Saoirse Ronan as Christine McPherson (Lady Bird, no relationship with the wife of Lbj), a rebellious student at a conservative Catholic Sacramento high school who wants to escape her family and small town constraints to go to college in New York.

Co-stars include Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Tracy Letts, Timothée Chalamet, and Beanie Feldstein.

Read MoreA24: See All of the Distributor’s Dynamic Posters

Gerwig is selling the movie to A24 to release worldwide. Producers are Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and Evelyn O’Neill, and a planned fall berth suggests festival play and awards contention. »

- Anne Thompson

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Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ Lands A24 Awards Season Push

18 July 2017 1:37 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

With “Lady Bird,” brainy actress and screenwriter Greta Gerwig is finally making her solo directorial debut after her collaborations with Noah Baumbach on “Frances Ha” and “Mistress America” and co-directing “Nights and Weekends” with Joe Swanberg.

Read MoreFor ’20th Century Women’ and ‘Jackie’ Standout Greta Gerwig, Playing Real Women Is Its Own Reward — Consider This

The relationship comedy stars Saoirse Ronan as Christine McPherson (Lady Bird, no relationship with the wife of Lbj), a rebellious student at a conservative Catholic Sacramento high school who wants to escape her family and small town constraints to go to college in New York.

Co-stars include Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Tracy Letts, Timothée Chalamet, and Beanie Feldstein.

Read MoreA24: See All of the Distributor’s Dynamic Posters

Gerwig is selling the movie to A24 to release worldwide. Producers are Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and Evelyn O’Neill, and a planned fall berth suggests festival play and awards contention. »

- Anne Thompson

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Color Force Sets Pearl Street’s Margaret Chernin To Head Film Division

18 July 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Pearl Street Films exec Margaret Chernin has been named VP Development at Color Force, the film and TV production company run by Nina Jacboson and Brad Simpson. She already is aboard and will oversee the company’s film productions and development. As Svp Development at Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street, Chernin developed and co-produced Syfy’s Incorporated and helped develop pics including The Trade, Blood and Treasure and Paul the Apostle, all set up… »

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‘Dunkirk’: Why Christopher Nolan’s War Epic Is a Certain Oscar Contender

18 July 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Christopher Nolan and the Oscars have a love-hate relationship. He’s been nominated for only three Oscars, two for Original Screenplay: “Memento” in 2000 and big-scale epic “Inception” in 2010. That year, he was also nominated as a producer of “Inception,” which followed the surprising omission of  “The Dark Knight” for Best Picture contention in 2009. That pushed the Academy to change its rules to allow more Best Picture slots, which might encourage more people around the world to watch the Oscars.

Read More‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Monumental War Epic Is The Best Film He’s Ever Made

Nolan’s films have mostly cleaned up in the technical realm. Cinematographer Wally Pfister was nominated for “Batman Begins,” “The Prestige,” and “Inception,” which landed eight nominations and four wins (for Pfister, sound editing and mixing, and VFX) . The Academy voters punished sequel “The Dark Knight Rises” with no nominations at all. And »

- Anne Thompson

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Meet the Man Who Plays Euron Greyjoy on Game of Thrones

17 July 2017 11:10 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: HBO If you were watching the Game of Thrones season seven premiere and wondered why Joshua Jackson cosplaying as Jack Sparrow is trying to convince Cersei to marry him, you may have been a bit confused. But despite Euron Greyjoy's startling resemblance to a certain Dawson's Creek heartthrob, he is in fact played by a Danish actor who is not well known in the United States. Meet Johan Philip "Pilou" Asbaek, a 35-year-old hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, who joined Game of Thrones in season six as Euron Greyjoy, younger brother to Theon and Yara's father Balon (and also Balon's murderer). Euron is now King of the Iron Islands and has proposed an alliance with the Lannisters at King's Landing, so Asbaek is presumably sticking around Westeros for a while. RelatedGame of Thrones: Rewatch Ed Sheeran's Scene With Arya Stark This is Asbaek's first major TV project outside of his home country. »

- Andrea Reiher

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Alexander Payne's 'Downsizing' to open Venice

15 July 2017 4:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig star in comedy from Sideways director.

Alexander Payne’s Downsizing will have its world premiere as the opening film of the 74th Venice Film Festival (Aug 30 – Sept 9).

Starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau and Kristen Wiig, the comedy follows a Us couple who undergo a controversial procedure, developed as a response to the world’s overpopulation crisis, that shrinks human beings to five inches tall.

Sideways and The Descendants director Payne co-wrote the screenplay with Jim Taylor, who also produced alongside Payne with Mark Johnson. Executive producers are Megan Ellison, Diana Pokorny, and Jim Burke.

Last year’s Venice opener was Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, which went on to win six Oscars. The slot has regularly been an early indicator for awards season success, having previously housed Birdman and Gravity. »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ Starring Matt Damon To Open 2017 Venice Film Festival

14 July 2017 3:19 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We’re just over a month away from the beginning of the fall festival season, that traditionally kicks off with the opening of the Venice Film Festival. Venice tends to land some of the key awards season pictures releasing before the end of the year and the 2017 edition is already no exception.  It’s been revealed today that Alexander Payne‘s latest directorial effort, “Downsizing,” will open la Biennale on August 30th.

Continue reading Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ Starring Matt Damon To Open 2017 Venice Film Festival at The Playlist. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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'Downsizing,' Starring Matt Damon, to Open Venice Film Festival

14 July 2017 3:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Alexander Payne's Downsizing has been selected to open the Venice Film Festival, which runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9.

The satire, written by Payne and his frequent collaborator Jim Taylor, stars Matt Damon as a man who decides to shrink himself in order to find a better life. The cast also includes Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Laura Dern and Jason Sudeikis.

The Venice berth is a first for Payne, whose films have played Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and Sundance, but not the Italian fest, where Downsizing's opening-night slot should position it for high-profile awards-season bid.

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- Gregg Kilday

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