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Broad Green Adds Drug-Sting Thriller 'The Infiltrator,' Starring Bryan Cranston, to Its Bulging Release Slate

22 May 2015 9:10 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Fledgling indie distributor Broad Green Pictures, which has staffed up to around 60, has acquired U.S. distribution rights at the Cannes market for "The Infiltrator," starring Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") as undercover U.S. Customs agent Robert Mazur, who used mob ties to make his way into some of the world's largest drug cartels during the 1980s. Adapted by Ellen Brown Furman from Mazur's autobiography and directed by Brad Furman ("The Lincoln Lawyer"), "The Infiltrator" is one of several recent high-profile pickups by the company, including Ramin Bahrani's "99 Homes," with Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern, and Michael Shannon, and Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups," starring Christian Bale and natalie Portman, which debuted in Berlin. In addition to Cranston, the cast includes Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, and Amy Ryan. Good Films' Miriam Segal produced.  Broad Green will finally open its first »

- Anne Thompson and Matt Brennan

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Adam Driver to Be Feted at Maui Festival

20 May 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Adam Driver will receive the Shining Star Award at the Maui Film Festival, running June 3-7. The award will be presented at the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course on June 5.

Fest founder and director Barry Rivers described the honoree as “an actor’s actor and chameleon.” Driver, currently working on the fifth season of HBO’s “Girls,” has recently wrapped production on Martin Scorsese’s film “Silence”; upcoming projects include in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII.” The actor is co-founder of the nonprofit organization Aitaf (Arts in the Armed Forces).

Other Maui honorees this year are Laura Dern, Colin Farrell and Louie Psihoyos, while Scott Eastwood and Teresa Palmer will receive Rising Star awards.

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- Tim Gray

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'Twin Peaks'' Log Lady on the cast's fierce loyalty: 'We stick behind David'

19 May 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As chance would have it, the news of David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" re-return hit only a few hours after I got off the phone with Catherine E. Coulson, better known as the series' enigmatic "Log Lady." I had just spoken with the actress at length about the Showtime revival, which at the time of our interview remained in limbo following Lynch's declaration last month that he had pulled out of the project over a budget dispute. It was truly an odd coincidence, and came at a time when many fans of the original series had all but given up hope that the revival would ever make it to air. But it's clear that the dogged loyalty shown by Coulson and a number of her "Twin Peaks" co-stars, including Sheryl Lee, Dana Ashbrook, Sherilyn Fenn, James Marshall, Madchen Amick and Kimmy Robertson -- all of whom participated in a video »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Stone (Thrillingly) Assassinates Truth While Investigating Kennedy Assassination

14 May 2015 6:22 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'JFK' movie with Kevin Costner as Jim Garrison 'JFK' assassination movie: Gripping political drama gives added meaning to 'Rewriting History' If it's an Oliver Stone film, it must be bombastic, sentimental, clunky, and controversial. With the exception of "clunky," JFK is all of the above. It is also riveting, earnest, dishonest, moving, irritating, paranoid, and, more frequently than one might expect, outright brilliant. In sum, Oliver Stone's 1991 political thriller about a determined district attorney's investigation of the assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy is a slick piece of propaganda that mostly works both dramatically and cinematically. If only some of the facts hadn't gotten trampled on the way to film illustriousness. With the exception of John Williams' overemphatic score – Oliver Stone films need anything but overemphasis – JFK's technical and artistic details are put in place to extraordinary effect. Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia's editing »

- Andre Soares

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Time Machine: Spielberg and Daughter (with 'Indiana Jones' Actress Capshaw) on Oscars Red Carpet

14 May 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »

- D. Zhea

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Maui Fest Salutes Scott Eastwood, Teresa Palmer

14 May 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scott Eastwood and Teresa Palmer will receive the Rising Star Award at the Maui Film Festival, running June 3-7 at the Wailea Resort. The awards will be presented at the opening night at the outdoor Celestial Cinema.

Eastwood currently stars in “The Longest Ride,” adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel, and will soon be seen in the David Ayer-directed “Suicide Squad” and the untitled Oliver Stone film about Edward Snowden. Palmer stars in the upcoming remake of “Point Break” as well as “Triple Nine” with Kate Winslet and the Terrence Malick film “Knight of Cups” with Christian Bale.

Fest director Barry Rivers founded the Maui Film Festival in 2000. Other honorees this year include Laura Dern and Colin Farrell.

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- Tim Gray

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Atlanta Now Casting ‘The Founder’ and Upcoming Auditions

14 May 2015 6:22 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Talent is currently being sought for the feature film “The Founder.” “The Founder” is about Roy Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, and stars Michael Keaton and Laura Dern. Two roles being cast for this production, including a stand-in for Michael Keaton, and submissions are being sought from Atlanta, Ga. This is a paid gig! For more details, check out the casting notice for “The Founder” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Atlanta audition listings! »

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Laura Dern set to star in McDonald’s drama The Founder

13 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has exclusive news this evening with word of that Oscar nominee Laura Dern (Wild) is in talks to join The Founder, the new drama which tells the story of the rise of McDonald’s and its vast food empire.

Fellow Oscar nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman) stars in the film as Ray Kroc, the man who joined forces with Mac and Dick McDonald and their speedy burger operation in South Carolina, before taking over the company and turning it into the huge billion-dollar empire it is today. Dern would play Kroc’s first wife, Ethel.

John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) is directing the film from a script by Robert Siegel (The Wrestler), and it is set for release by The Weinstein Company in November 2016.

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Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman joins McDonald's biopic The Founder

13 May 2015 12:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nick Offerman is the latest star to board the upcoming McDonald's biopic.

The Parks and Recreation actor joins Michael Keaton and Laura Dern in The Founder, which charts the fast food restaurant's transformation into a global franchise.

He will play Dick McDonald, who is coerced into giving more of the business over to investor Ray Kroc (Keaton), who goes on to take full control.

Kroc worked alongside Mac and Dick McDonald at their fast food restaurant in southern California, before buying the company and turning it into a household name.

The Founder will be directed by John Lee Hancock, who has previously worked on Saving Mr Banks and Snow White and the Huntsman.

It was recently announced that The Founder will be released in the Us on November 25, 2016. »

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Laura Dern Is In Talks To Join The Founder With Michael Keaton

12 May 2015 4:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It seems that director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, Saving Mr Banks) likes a good reality-based tale, and in this specific trend continues to attract top-level talent to his projects. Such is the case with The Founder, which is about to begin production with a 2014 Blacklist script by Robert Siegel. It is a dramatic re-telling of the phenomenal rise to global domination of the McDonalds restaurant chain, and the man that masterminded its success, Ray Kroc.

Kroc – a Chicago-born entrepreneur who drove Red Cross ambulances in the first World War – spotted the franchise potential of a restaurant operation run by Richard and Maurice McDonald. After opening the inaugural location of McDonalds Inc in Illinois, Kroc quickly built a reputation for aggressive business strategies, and eventually managed to take the empire from the brothers – building it into a worldwide success. Kroc was married three times, and two-time Academy Award nominee »

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Laura Dern in talks to join Michael Keaton in McDonald's biopic The Founder

12 May 2015 1:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Laura Dern is set to join Michael Keaton in McDonald's biopic The Founder.

The actress will likely star as the first wife of Keaton's Ray Kroc, the man who transformed the fast food chain into a global franchise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will depict the struggles in their marriage as Kroc becomes consumed with his ambition for McDonald's.

The Founder will be directed by John Lee Hancock, who has previously worked on Saving Mr Banks and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Kroc worked with Mac and Dick McDonald at their fast food restaurant in southern California, before buying the company and turning it into a household name.

It was recently announced that The Founder will be released in the Us on November 25, 2016. »

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Laura Dern Joins McDonalds Biopic

11 May 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As recently announced, Saving Mr. Banks' director John Lee Hancock's next film will be The Founder, a corporate bopic about the early years and rise to global domination of the McDonald's fast food corporation. Michael Keaton is in place at the top of the cast as Ray Kroc, the Illinois businessman who liked the company so much he bought it. And now Laura Dern is in talks to join the project as Kroc's first wife Ethel.The story revolves around Kroc, who encountered Mac And Dick McDonald running a small but efficient burger business in 1950s California. Recognising franchise potential in their business method, Kroc went into partnership with the brothers, and eventually bought their share of the business for a reasonably paltry $3m in 1961. He then went about turning it into the ubiquitous multi-billion dollar corporation we know today, by the sound of it rather neglecting Ethel in the process. »

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Stream Joyce Chopra's Vintage Feminist Short 'Joyce at 34' (Exclusive)

8 May 2015 8:35 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Documentary streaming service SundanceNow Doc Club is now hosting the digital premiere of Joyce Chopra's pioneering 28-minute film about modern motherhood, "Joyce at 34," a groundbreaking short in 1972 during the seas changes of second-wave feminism. Unveiled on Doc Club in time for Mother's Day, the film looks at what it means to be a working mother in the 1970s. "Over 40 years later, as balancing a career and family continues to be a hot button topic for men and women, the film stands as a vital document for stirring discussion," said Doc Club curator and doc whiz Thom Powers. Chopra has since written and directed myriad films including Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Smooth Talk" (1985) with Laura Dern, and "The Lemon Sisters" (1989) starring Diane Keaton. "Joyce at 34" is part of MoMA's permanent collection, and you can stream it for the first time here. Watch a clip below. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Bravetown | Review

7 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Home of the Brave: Duran’s Debut a Neutered Examination of Grief During Wartime

There’s a war going on, though not one specifically referenced, mentioned or discussed. But then Daniel Duran’s directorial debut, Bravetown, seems happy examining exactly that, the ways in which people are unable to communicate clearly their emotions relating to the traumas that war has inflicted on them. Perhaps in an effort to elevate the material to a timeless realm, screenwriter Oscar Orlando Torres (Instructions Not Included) remains curiously vague on details, the only definitive reference pertaining to the Gulf War.

Josh Harvest (Josh Till) is a moderately troubled teen living with his single mother (Maria Bello) in New York. A rising DJ, a mistaken overdose lands him in court with a mandated sentence of twelve months rehabilitation. His overworked mother is done worrying about him and sends him off to live with his »

- Nicholas Bell

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Premieres galore at Sydney Film Festival

5 May 2015 5:40 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Neil Armfield.s Holding the Man, Simon Stone.s The Daughter, Jeremy Sims. Last Cab to Darwin and Jen Peedom.s feature doc Sherpa will have their world premieres at the Sydney Film Festival.

The festival program unveiled today includes 33 world premieres (including 22 shorts) and 135 Australian premieres (with 18 shorts) among 251 titles from 68 countries.

Among the other premieres will be Daina Reid.s The Secret River, Ruby Entertainment's. ABC-tv miniseries starring Oliver Jackson Cohen and Sarah Snook, and three Oz docs, Marc Eberle.s The Cambodian Space Project — Not Easy Rock .n. Roll, Steve Thomas. Freedom Stories and Lisa Nicol.s Wide Open Sky.

Festival director Nashen Moodley boasted. this year.s event will be far larger than 2014's when 183 films from 47 countries were screened, including 15 world premieres. The expansion is possible in part due to the addition of two new screening venues in Newtown and Liverpool.

As previously announced, Brendan Cowell »

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Mongrel Boards Laura Dern-Starrer ‘The Tale'; Camera d’Or Jury Set – Cannes Briefs

5 May 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Mongrel International has boarded sales on Blackbird Film's The Tale, written and directed by Beirut: The Last Home Movie's Jennifer Fox. Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Koch and Elizabeth Debicki star in the drama that begins principal photography this summer. It's produced by Lawrence Inglee and Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart), along with Fox. The story sees Jennifer, a globetrotting journalist living in New York City, who effortlessly balances work and life… »

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The Fox Trot: Laura Dern & Ellen Burstyn Spin “The Tale”

5 May 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

We imagine that for plenty of docu-helmers (take the tumultuous past couple of years in that Laura Poitras had to undergo) that sometimes life is indeed truer than fiction. A documentarian who has made several trips to Sundance (Beirut: The Last Home Movie, An American Love Story and Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman) is now turning the lenses on her own experience….one that digs into childhood and adulthood. Screen reports that will direct Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Sebastien Koch (The Danish Girl) and Elizabeth Debicki (Kurzel’s Macbeth) in an investigative thriller called The Tale. Principal photography is set for this summer, with the multi-talented Oren Moverman producing alongside Lawrence Inglee and Fox. Marc Almon and Sol Bondy serve as co-producers.

Gist: Based on an episode from her own life, Jennifer (Dern?), a globetrotting journalist living in New York whose mother finds a story she wrote aged 13 describing »

- Eric Lavallee

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Mongrel International tells ‘Tale’

4 May 2015 6:09 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Recent Oscar nominee Laura Dern will star alongside Ellen Burstyn and Sebastian Koch in Jennifer Fox’s investigative thriller The Tale that Charlotte Mickie and her team will introduce to the Croisette.

Fox, who earned the Sundance grand jury best documentary prize in 1988 for Beirut: The Last Home Movie, will fly into Cannes to talk to buyers about the project, based on an episode from her own life.

Principal photography is set for this summer, with Oren Moverman producing alongside Lawrence Inglee and Fox. Marc Almon and Sol Bondy serve as co-producers.

The Tale centres on Jennifer, a globetrotting journalist living in New York whose mother finds a story she wrote aged 13 describing a sexual triangle with two adult coaches.

When Jennifer attempts to locate everyone connected to the story, she discovers her recollection of events are far removed from her teenage account. Elizabeth Debicki also stars.

Fox plans to shoot The Tale with a “fresh »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Mongrel International to sell ‘The Tale’

4 May 2015 6:09 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Recent Oscar nominee Laura Dern will star alongside Ellen Burstyn and Sebastien Koch in Jennifer Fox’s investigative thriller that Charlotte Mickie and her team will introduce to the Croisette.

Fox, who earned the Sundance grand jury best documentary prize in 1988 for Beirut: The Last Home Movie, will fly into Cannes to talk to buyers about the project, based on an episode from her own life.

Principal photography is set for this summer, with Oren Moverman producing alongside Lawrence Inglee and Fox. Marc Almon and Sol Bondy serve as co-producers.

The Tale centres on Jennifer, a globetrotting journalist living in New York whose mother finds a story she wrote aged 13 describing a sexual triangle with two adult coaches.

When Jennifer attempts to locate everyone connected to the story, she discovers her recollection of events are far removed from her teenage account. Elizabeth Debicki also stars.

Fox said she planned to shoot The Tale with a “fresh »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Jurassic World bringing back original T-rex from Jurassic Park

1 May 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jurassic World may not be bringing back beloved franchise stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, but the sequel will feature one notable returning character.

It's been confirmed that the Tyrannosaurus Rex who tore apart John Hammond's theme park 22 years ago will be back to terrorise the cast of this summer's blockbuster.

Director Colin Trevorrow told Slash Film that the dinosaur won't have mellowed with age in Jurassic World.

"We took the original design and obviously, technology has changed. So, it's going to move a little bit differently, but it'll move differently because it's older," Trevorrow explained.

"And we're giving her some scars and we're tightening her skin. So, she has that feeling of an older Burt Lancaster. And this movie is her Unforgiven."

"Must go faster!" Watch the T-rex chase Ian Malcolm in the original Jurassic Park

Trevorrow recently revealed that Jurassic World will be a direct sequel to 1993's Jurassic Park, »

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