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'Fantastic Beasts' Shortlists Target Kate Upton, Dan Fogler, Dakota Fanning & More

19 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

With Eddie Redmanye in final negotiations to lead Warner Bros.' Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, attentions now shift towards filling out the rest of the cast. And it looks as though they are shooting for the fences here, as Kate Upton and Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) are up for the same part, Saoirse Ronan and Dakota Fanning go head-to-head for another and Dan Fogler is rumored for an antagonist part. The Wrap reported on the female casting. Ronan, Fanning, Lili Simmons ("True Detective") and Alison Sudol ("Transparent") all are up for the part of Tina. Upton, Waterston and Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), meanwhile, are sought to play Tina's older sister, Queenie. While the schedules for these different actresses vary in availability, some already have test deals and script readings with Redmayne set for the next week or so. This is just an initial shortlist though, »

- Will Ashton

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Watch our Editors clash over Emmy predictions (video slugfest)

25 May 2015 10:51 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Our Editors really come out swinging when Tom O'Neil, Rob Licuria and Daniel Montgomery take on Charles Bright and Ralph Galvan for refusing to agree that Jeffrey Tambor ("Transparent") will win Best Comedy Actor at the Emmys. Bright's betting on a repeat by "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons, who's prevailed four times in the past six years; Galvan foresees an upset by "Shameless" thesp William H. Macy. That is just where the arguments begin. Throughout the rest of the slugfest, these hot-headed pundits also clash over the other top Emmy categories for drama and comedy series. Click the following links to see their individual predictions: Tom O'Neil, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, Charles Bright, Ralph Galvan. Disagree with them? Make your predictions here and enter our contest to win $1,000 for best picks for Emmy nominations. -Break- Media Alternative: Listen to the audio podcast version.   »

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Cannes: Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden Drama Lands Worldwide Sales (Exclusive)

12 May 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Wild Bunch has closed major pre-sales on a pair of anticipated movies: Mel Gibson starrer “Blood Father” and Olivier Stone’s untitled Edward Snowden project. Wild Bunch will unveil exclusive footage of both films at Cannes.

Wild Bunch pre-sold Stone’s film to about 40 territories including France (Pathe), Canada (Elevation), Germany (Universum/Rtl), Spain (Vertigo), Italy (Bim), Scandinavia (Scanbox), the Cis (Central Partnership), Latin America and Australia (Kick In), Japan (Gaga), Korea (Activers) and Hong Kong (Edko).

Blood Father” has been snatched up for more than 50 territories including France (Snd), Germany (Splendid), Spain (Vertigo), Cis (Central Partnership), Switzerland (Impuls), Canada (Remstar), Latin America (California) and Australia (Icon).

Stone’s movie, which toplines Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, was picked up for the U.S. by Open Road, which has committed to giving the movie a wide release on Dec. 25. Meanwhile, “Blood Father,” directed by Jean-Francois Richet (“Mesrine”), was acquired at script stage by Lionsgate. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Cannes: Fabrication Films caught 'Stealing Cars'

11 May 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Prison drama is from the producer of Dallas Buyers Club and exec producer Mark Wahlberg.

La-based sales company Fabrication Films has acquired foreign distribution rights to Stealing Cars and will be selling the prison drama at the Cannes Marche.

The film is from the producer of Dallas Buyers Club and executive producers Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson.

Directed by Bradley Jay Kaplan and written by Will Aldis and Steve Mackall the film stars Emory Cohen, John Leguizamo, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Heather Lind, Mike Epps and Paul Sparks.

The story centres on a troubled teen (Cohen) whose criminal activities, including stealing cars, lands him in a ruthless prison for youth offenders. Consumed by a death wish, the youngster inspires his fellow inmates and rallies them to bring down the corrupt institution and it’s manipulative warden (Leguizamo).

Miriam Elchanan, Svp negotiated the deal on behalf of Fabrication with Tristen Tuckfield and Laura Lewis at CAA and Producers »

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

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Alexandra Daddario Joins Kate Upton in Comedy ‘The Layover’

7 May 2015 6:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alexandra Daddario has joined Kate Upton to star in director William H. Macy’s road-trip sex comedy “The Layover.”

Producers are Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures and Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios. Executive producers are Patricia Cox and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance.

Also starring are Rob Corddry, Kal Penn, Matt Jones and Matt Barr.

Macy will direct from a script by David Hornsby and Lance Krall, who have collaborated on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” for which Hornsby was the writer, executive producer and co-star. Daddario and Upton will play a pair of lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation, only to find that their plane has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning.

Daddario stars opposite Dwayne Johnson in “San Andreas,” opening May 29. She’s appeared in HBO’s “True Detective” and the “Percy Jackson” series.

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- Dave McNary

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Rob Corddry, Kal Penn, Matt Barr Join William H. Macy's 'The Layover' (Exclusive)

7 May 2015 2:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rob Corddry, Kal Penn and Matt Barr have joined The Layover, William H. Macy’s road-trip comedy. The movie, which began shooting this week, stars Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton as a pair of lifelong best friends on vacation who find that their plane has been rerouted to St. Louis due to a hurricane. Corddry will play a principal — and a nemesis to Daddario’s character — while Penn will play a hotel manager. Barr will play the male lead of the movie, a young man for whose affection the girls ruthlessly compete. Macy will also appear in the movie. Keith

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- Borys Kit

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Time Machine: Pre-Ted Wahlberg - Bypassed for Best Actor Oscar - and Super-Model Wife on the Red Carpet

7 May 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham on the Oscars' Red Carpet Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham at the Academy Awards Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham in a red-and-golden outfit are pictured above on the 2011 Academy Awards' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony was held on Sunday, Feb. 27. Wahlberg, decades ago known as underwear model Marky Mark, was an Oscar nominee as one of the producers of Best Picture contender The Fighter – which ultimately lost to odds-on favorite The King's Speech. Mark Wahlberg was the only major player in the David O. Russell-directed boxing drama who failed to be nominated for an Academy Award in the acting categories. Co-stars Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, and Christian Bale were all shortlisted; Leo and Bale ended up winning in their respective supporting categories. Wahlberg, however, was a Best Supporting Actor nominee four years ago: for »

- D. Zhea

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Page 2: Star Wars, Mad Max, Fight Club, Firefly, Twilight Zone, Fast & Furious, Labyrinth, William H. Macy, Scott Pilgrim

30 April 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 43 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Dad Builds Millennium Falcon Cockpit […]

The post Page 2: Star Wars, Mad Max, Fight Club, Firefly, Twilight Zone, Fast & Furious, Labyrinth, William H. Macy, Scott Pilgrim appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Perfect Supercut Reminds The World William H. Macy Is Film's Ultimate Loser

29 April 2015 7:23 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If ever there were a patron saint of being down on your luck - and we mean really down and out, Charlie Brown sort of misfortune - it'd have to be William H. Macy. In the three decades-worth of film appearances shown in the video below, it becomes clear that he's perhaps had more misfortune than any actor. Relive his struggles in this supercut, proclaiming him, "Cinema's Number One Loser." The Huffington Post Movie Mashups YouTube channel released this video today, edited together by Oliver Noble and Ben Craw, highlighting some of the highest lows that William H. Macy has played in his career. It's one thing to say that William H. Macy is really good at playing a loser, but it's another to really look at the ways his characters have explored the depths of loserdom. He's been all over the map of Loserville, USA; and he's had some »

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Watch: Supercut Celebrates William H. Macy's Perfect Performances As Our Favorite Cinematic Losers

29 April 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A few years ago, in a conversation about Stanley Kubrick’s “The Killing,” a friend said of character actor Elisha Cook Jr., “It’s always fun watching him get abused and humiliated.” Not everyone can convincingly play losers and lowlifes so that you both pity and loathe the characters. One modern-day actor who has picked up where Cook Jr. left off, albeit with much more sadness, is William H. Macy. And a new video tribute highlights the sad and pathetic characters the actor plays. Read More: William H. Macy's Impressive Feature Directorial Debut 'Rudderless' Subtitled “Cinema’s Number One Loser,” the Macy tribute from Huffington Post’s Oliver Noble and Ben Craw (via Uproxx) runs just over four minutes and features the most famous sad sacks the actor has played, including Jerry Lundegaard of “Fargo,” Little Bill in “Boogie Nights,” George Parker in “Pleaseantville,” the desperate-for-love Quiz Kid Donnie Smith in “Magnolia, »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Here's an exclusive sneak peek at the Showtime Emmy Awards campaign'

28 April 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In a Gold Derby exclusive, Showtime has revealed the category placements of its key Emmy Awards contenders this year. -Break- Last year, the premium network earned major nominations for its drama programming "Homeland" (Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin), "Masters of Sex" (Lizzy Caplan, winner Allison Janney, Beau Bridges), and "Ray Donovan" (Jon Voight). On the comedy side, it saw bids for "Episodes" (Matt LeBlanc), "House of Lies" (Don Cheadle), "Nurse Jackie" (Edie Falco), and "Shameless" (William H. Macy, Joan Cusack). How will Showtime fare at this year's Emmy Awards? Hurry -- make your predictions now. You could win our $1,000 prize, earn a place of honor on our leaderboard, and a leading role in next year's Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year's Emmys). Below, the complete list of Showtime submissions across the drama and come...' »

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‘San Andreas’ Star Alexandra Daddario Joins William H. Macy’s ‘The Layover’ (Exclusive)

24 April 2015 11:03 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

San Andreas” star Alexandra Daddario has been cast in director William H. Macy‘s road trip sex comedy “The Layover,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. David Hornsby and Lance Krall wrote the script after previously collaborating on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures and Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios are producing, while Macy’s “Rudderless” collaborator Patricia Cox will executive produce with Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance. Also Read: Dwayne Johnson Watches California Crumble in New 'San Andreas' Trailer (Video) Story follows two young girls who go on vacation, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Mamet's "Speed-The-Plow" Gets A Film

7 April 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

David Mamet is set to turn his own 1988 Tony-nominated, Hollywood-skewering stage play "Speed-The-Plow" into a feature film for Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Winkler Films & The Fyzz Facility. Mamet will adapt the script for the work which boasts two lead male and one lead female roles.

The story follows newly appointed studio chief Bobby Gould who is under pressure to deliver a hit. His longtime colleague Charlie Fox gives him a tip that will enrich Fox and enable him to land a superstar at a rival studio.

But as the men discuss, they involve an attractive temp secretary who becomes the subject of a bet between them. Turns out she has her own angle to rise up the Hollywood ladder, and manipulates both of them.

Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver and Madonna were the stars of the original Broadway hit, and the play scored a recent successful revival on London's West End. »

- Garth Franklin

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David Mamet Adapting Speed-The-Plow For Screen

6 April 2015 5:17 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

First performed in 1988, David Mamet's Speed The Plow has been a hit on Broadway and in London's West End, and is now finally making the jump to the very industry it satirises. Mamet himself is writing a film adaptation. Randall Emmett, George Furla and Irwin Winkler, the team behind Martin Scorsese's Silence, will produce along with Wayne Marc Godfrey (London Fields).Speed-The-Plow involves new studio chief Bobby Gould, who's in the market for a hit to shore up his tenuous position. His colleague Charlie Fox comes to him with a project that he guarantees will snare a star who usually only works for a rival studio. But the pair then get distracted by a bet over which of them can sleep with Fox's secretary Karen, who they've involved in their creative process and has her own industry agenda.The original Broadway run starred Ron Silver, Joe Mantegna and Madonna, »

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William H. Macy To Direct Lea Michele And Kate Upton In Road Trip Comedy The Layover

26 March 2015 2:51 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

William H. Macy, star of TV’s Shameless, is continuing to gear his future efforts toward directing. His first major foray arrived in the shape of 2014’s musical drama Rudderless starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin and Felicity Huffman, and scored the actor a wealth of good reviews. Next on his slate is the Jane Fonda-starrer Krystal – of which we know very little – which will then be followed by The Layover.

Described as a road trip sex comedy, because there’s definitely a shortage of those, The Layover has now snared two high profile actors for its leading roles. Glee’s Lea Michele and The Other Woman star Kate Upton will be frolicking about as “a pair of lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation, only to find that their plane has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning. To make matters worse, the »

- Gem Seddon

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William H. Macy to Direct Lea Michele & Kate Upton in 'The Layover'

26 March 2015 1:16 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Most romantic comedies are pretty formulaic and predictable, but every now and then one comes along to shake things up a bit. I'm hoping that's the case with a new road trip sexy comedy called The Layover being produced by Unified Pictures and Bron Studios. Kate Upton (The Other Woman) and Lea Michele ("Glee") will star in the film about two lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation only to find that their plane has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning. Things are made even more complicated when they both fall for the same gentleman at the airport they're stuck at in St. Louis. William H. Macy, fresh off directing Rudderless, is set to direct the film with a script from David Hornsby and Lance Krall, both of whom write for "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (the former actually executive produces and co-stars occasionally as well. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Kate Upton & Lea Michele Team for Sex Comedy 'The Layover'

25 March 2015 9:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lea Michele and Kate Upton will star in director William H. Macy's road trip sex comedy entitled The Layover, it was announced today by producers Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures and Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios. The Layover is written by David Hornsby and Lance Krall. The two have collaborated in the past on the popular TV series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, for which Hornsby was the writer, executive producer, and co-star.

Michele and Upton will play a pair of lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation only to find that their plane has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning. To make matters worse, the two friends find themselves in a hilarious battle for the same guy during an extended layover in St. Louis. Here's what producers Kjarval and Gilbert had to say in a joint statement.

"We're delighted to »

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Lea Michele and Kate Upton Join William H. Macy’s Sex Comedy The Layover

25 March 2015 7:03 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Lea Michele and Kate Upton are teaming up with William H. Macy for his upcoming road trip sex comedy The Layover. Macy is set to direct and appear in the film from a script by David Hornsby and Lance Krall. The writing duo previously collaborated on the hilarious FX comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, on which Hornsby is a writer, producer and co-star. Macy previously directed the rock-n-roll drama Rudderless in 2014. Michele and Upton are set to play a pair of life-long friends whose dream vacation goes off the rails when their plane is rerouted due to a hurricane warning. While stuck in an extended layover in St. Louis, the pals find themselves competing for the same guy. [caption id="attachment_365738" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via FX[/caption] On the casting of his leading ladies, Macy says: The minute I met Lea and Kate, the film began to focus for me. They are singular, ambitious funny women in full. »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Lea Michele, Kate Upton, William H. Macy Team For Road Trip Comedy ‘The Layover’

25 March 2015 4:14 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Lea Michele and Kate Upton will star in The Layover, the William H. Macy-directed road trip sex comedy scripted by David Hornsby and Lance Krall. Production is imminent with Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures and Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios producing. Michele and Upton play a pair of lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation only to find that their plane has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning. To make matters worse… »

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Emmy appeal sends 'Orange Is The New Black' to Drama, credibility out the window

20 March 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On Friday (March 20) morning, I assembled a one-person appeals board and by a unanimous decision, I've decided that the TV Academy and its genre classification system is/are a Comedy, because darned if those clowns don't make me laugh, which is more than I can say for undisputed comedy "Nurse Jackie." For a few years, the TV Academy has had difficulties with Emmy classification, because nobody on the Emmy rules committee is capable of accepting that sometimes things that are dramatic can also offer comedic elements and sometimes things that are comedic can often have dramatic elements and sometimes things that have a running time of between 44 minutes and an hour can be comedies and, in occasional extremes, it's even been known for half-hour things to be dramatic. It's almost as if life itself is neither wholly dramatic or wholly comedic and sometimes tone is fungible. But don't expect for »

- Daniel Fienberg

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