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Lupita Nyong'o and Ava DuVernay Touted for Sci-Fi Thriller 'Intelligent Life'

9 February 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

After winning an Academy Award as best supporting actress for her sterling performance in the historical drama 12 Years a Slave in 2014, Lupita Nyong'o has taken a different path than might be expected. Barely 20 years of age, Nyong'o only had a scant few screen credits when she landed her startling role in Steve McQueen's harrowing drama about slavery. Since then, she appeared in a supporting turn as a flight attendant in the Liam Neeson action thriller Non-Stop and then showed up as the motion-captured character Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Next she's set to costar in Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book, voicing the mother wolf Raksha; that's set for release on April 15. But when will the very promising actress get a role that's worthy of...

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- Peter Martin

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Berlin: Market Forces Reshape Indie Biz — Again

9 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2016 European Film Market isn’t without star power. Richard Gere toplines the Protagonist Pictures-sold psychological drama “The Dinner,” from Oren Moverman; Adam Driver (Rylo Ken to “Star Wars” fans) stars in Jim Jarmusch comedy “Paterson” from K5 Intl.; James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander grace Wim Wender’s “Submergence,” from Embankment.

But as indie film execs are getting ready for the market, which runs concurrently with the Berlin Intl. Film Festival from Feb. 11 to 21, nobody expects to see a bonanza of English-language star-laden vehicles for sale.

“There likely won’t be a crop of bigger new movies,” says Im Global’s Stuart Ford. “There will be a few. But I don’t think we’ll see a sudden boom.”

Blame the market forces within the international indie biz. In 2012, multiple sales companies launched as institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals moved into independent film finance — and needed sales agents to match equity with pre-sales. »

- John Hopewell

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Lupita Nyong'o and Ava DuVernay Touted for Sci-fi Thriller 'Intelligent Life'

9 February 2016 5:47 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

After winning an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her sterling performance in the historical drama 12 Years a Slave in 2014, Lupita Nyong'o has taken a different path than might be expected. Barely 20 years of age, Nyong'o only had a scant few screen credits when she landed her startling role in Steve McQueen's harrowing drama about slavery. Since then, she appeared in a supporting turn as a flight attendant in the Liam Neeson action-thriller Non-Stop and then showed...

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Ben Stiller's Female Viagra Ad Airs on The Tonight Show After Being "Bumped" From Super Bowl 50 at the Last Minute

9 February 2016 4:02 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There was nary a Super Bowl commercial without a celebrity in it. From Liam Neeson shilling LG Electronics to Steve Harvey getting laughs for T-Mobile, stars cashed in while promoting products during one of the most watched television events of the year. Ben Stiller also filmed a spot for the big game, but as the Zoolander 2 actor explained on NBC's The Tonight Show Monday, "They just bumped it. They didn't show it at the last minute." "That's not fair," host Jimmy Fallon said. "What was it for?" "Female Viagra," Stiller replied. "Female Viagra?" Fallon asked. "I didn't know they made commercials for that." "Yeah. I »

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Liam Neeson’s Mystery Co-Star in LG Super Bowl Ad? His Son (Video)

8 February 2016 9:42 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Liam Neeson‘s LG Super Bowl ad was quite the family affair. The hot young guy playing Neeson’s younger self in the futuristic commercial was in fact his own real-life 20-year-old son, Micheál Neeson. Moreover, the ad’s executive producer Ridley Scott teamed up with his son, Jake, who directed the spot. Jake has previously directed many Budweiser commercials, while Ridley directed the famous Apple “1984” commercial — as well as many feature films, including Oscar nominee “The Martian.” The LG commercial shows Liam Neeson as a man from the future giving advice to his present-day self while promoting the new technology of the. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Goldie Hawn In Talks To Return To The Big Screen For The First Time In Over A Decade With Amy Schumer Comedy

8 February 2016 9:34 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A comedy superstar in the '80s who slowed down her output but no was no less a presence in the 1990s, Goldie Hawn was last seen on the big screen in 2002's "The Banger Sisters." Since then, the actress has quietly stepped away from the limelight, and her time away from movies has only grown. However, Hawn isn't some kind of Malick-like recluse. A few years ago, she had a pilot brewing at HBO called "The Viagra Diaries" in which she would've starred, but she exited the developing series; and she was attached to an early cast of Adam Shankman's "This Is Where I Leave You," but again, she didn't stick around. And now there's another project which may mark her return. Read More: Watch: Super Bowl Ads Featuring Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, And More First reported by Kyle Buchanan at Vulture, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Super Bowl Ads Featuring Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, And More

8 February 2016 6:05 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There was a game last night between two teams, and one of them took home a trophy, but the real winners of Super Bowl Sunday were the advertisers, whose various multi-million dollar campaigns arguably dominated the social media sphere more than the sports match. And as per usual, the campaigns were expensive, and star-studded. Read More: Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis, And Bill Hader Team For Space Comedy 'The Something' Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, Kevin Hart, Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, and more all cashed some likely decent sized checks to put their faces to everything from beer to Apartments.com, and we've gathered them all below. And oh yeah, that Audi commercial featuring David Bowie's "Starman"? It was directed by Craig Gillespie ("Lars And The Real Girl," "The Finest Hours") so we've included that below to. Watch 'em all, and let us know your favorites in the comments section. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Super Bowl Ads Featuring Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, And More

8 February 2016 6:05 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

There was a game last night between two teams, and one of them took home a trophy, but the real winners of Super Bowl Sunday were the advertisers, whose various multi-million dollar campaigns arguably dominated the social media sphere more than the sports match. And as per usual, the campaigns were expensive, and star-studded. Read More: Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis, And Bill Hader Team For Space Comedy 'The Something' Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Christopher Walken, Kevin Hart, Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, and more all cashed some likely decent sized checks to put their faces to everything from beer to Apartments.com, and we've gathered them all below. And oh yeah, that Audi commercial featuring David Bowie's "Starman"? It was directed by Craig Gillespie ("Lars And The Real Girl," "The Finest Hours") so we've included that below to. Watch 'em all, and let us know your favorites in the comments section. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Hulk teaming up with Ant-Man is easily this year’s best Super Bowl commercial

8 February 2016 5:15 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Aside from movie trailers, the Super Bowl is always fun for some unique and star studded commercials. Everyone from Liam Neeson to Ryan Reynolds showed up in those this year, but Coca Cola and Marvel won the day with their Captain America: Civil War partnership. Featuring Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, the pint-sized superhero makes the

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Airlift Clutches You By Your Guts – Subhash K Jha reviews

7 February 2016 7:05 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

For my money and time, Akshay Kumar is the most watchable star in Bollywood today. See Airlift. You will know why. Unlike the other superstars, his growth is constant. Every film — and I include his steady stream of comedy films — finds him touch base with new depths of emotions within himself.

In Airlift, to play Ranjit Katyal, the unsung unknown hero who masterminded the evacuation of thousands of Indians stranded in Kuwait in August 1990 when Saddam Hussain’s battle-drunk army decided to take over, Akshay delivers a performance that is subtle and skilled. He weaves his way around the crisis, looking for centre to his war-torn conscience-stricken character. When he finds that centre, the actor builds a character who uses his negotiating skills as an entrepreneur to rescue innumerable lives from danger.

It’s a role clearly inspired by Liam Neeson in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. And Akshay »

- Subhash K Jha

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Super Bowl Commercials: Reviewing the Best, Worst and Many In Between

7 February 2016 3:47 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The time is nigh for the Super Bowl, where every year advertisers toss big bucks (now a solid $5 million per 30-second spot!) to wave their wares in front of 110 million viewers.

Who drafted famous faces to shill? Who played it for laughs? Who went for waterworks? And which advertisers still believe that S-e-x sells?

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Read our quick take on many of the commercials from Super Bowl 50, ranked from Touchdowns to Fumbles, and then share your own reviews in Comments.

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"John Wick" Producers Unleash "Smoke"

6 February 2016 7:15 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"John Wick" and "Sicario" producers Thunder Road are assembling the action thriller "Smoke on the Water" which Basil Iwanyk and Kent Kubena will produce.

The script by Trey Callaway ("I Still Know What You Did Last Summer") and Rick Parks ("Ever After") deals with the worlds of offshore boat racing, high-tech open water drug trafficking and the so-called 'nautical narcotic highway' from Cuba to Key West.

The film has more of a "Fast and Furious" than "Sicario"-style tone of energetic and fun action, and will reportedly make good use of the still cinematically untapped world of Cuba as a filming location.

Thunder Road is currently developing "Gang Story" with Liam Neeson, "A Star is Born" with Bradley Cooper and "Splinter Cell" with Tom Hardy.

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Kimberly Fox to launch MadRiver sales arm

5 February 2016 9:34 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Megan Ellison’s sales chief is joining Marc Butan’s MadRiver Pictures as a partner and will launch the international sales arm in Berlin.

The new division will handle sales on all MadRiver films and those from Christopher Woodrow’s Vendian Entertainment, which has made a strategic investment in MadRiver Pictures following the $30m revolving equity investment it committed to when the company launched last May.

MadRiver’s upcoming slate includes Burr Steers’ new release Pride & Prejudice & Zombies starring Lily James, John Hillcoat’s imminent crime thriller Triple 9 with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson, and James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z starring Charlie Hunnam.

The company is in pre-production on Peter Landesman’s Felt, which was announced during the Afm last November and stars Liam Neeson. Sierra/Affinity handles sales on that title.

Fox will continue to run the Annapurna International label, whose titles include Richard Linklater’s upcoming SXSW opener [link=tt »

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Berlin: Annapurna’s Kimberly Fox Launches MadRiver Sales Operation

5 February 2016 4:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kimberly Fox of Megan Ellison’s Annapurna International is joining Marc Butan’s MadRiver Pictures as a partner and launching its international sales arm at the Berlin Film Festival.

The operation will handle sales and distribution on all MadRiver films as well as films from Vendian Entertainment, which has made a strategic investment in MadRiver Pictures.

MadRiver titles include Burr Steers’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” starring Lily James and set for release Friday; John Hillcoat’s “Triple 9,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul and Anthony Mackie, which will be released by Open Road Films on Feb. 26; and James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z,” starring Charlie Hunnam.

The company is in pre-production on Peter Landesman’s “Felt,” starring Liam Neeson.

Fox will separately continue to run the Annapurna International label and represent all Annapurna Pictures titles for the international marketplace, including Annapurna »

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Scott Frank Says His Long Developing Western 'Godless' Will Be A 6-Hour Netflix Miniseries

4 February 2016 10:58 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you need your daily reminder to never give up on your dreams, today's lesson comes from Scott Frank. The writer/director has no shortage of terrific credits to his name ("Minority Report," "Out Of Sight," "The Lookout," "Get Shorty"), but for over a decade, he's been looking to get his 1888-set western "Godless" made, in particular convincing directors to take it on, including Steven Soderbergh. Read More: Review: 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' Starring Liam Neeson And Dan Stevens "He didn't want to shoot people on horses," Frank told us in 2014 about Soderbergh turning down the gig, also adding that Sam Mendes had looked at the project too. "I begged him to direct it. And by the way —that's happened twice now. I wasn't going to direct 'The Lookout.' I had gone through two other directors, and the last one was [David] Fincher. When he left, I »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Scott Frank Says His Long Developing Western 'Godless' Will Be A 6-Hour Netflix Miniseries

4 February 2016 10:58 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you need your daily reminder to never give up on your dreams, today's lesson comes from Scott Frank. The writer/director has no shortage of terrific credits to his name ("Minority Report," "Out Of Sight," "The Lookout," "Get Shorty"), but for over a decade, he's been looking to get his 1888-set western "Godless" made, in particular convincing directors to take it on, including Steven Soderbergh. Read More: Review: 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' Starring Liam Neeson And Dan Stevens "He didn't want to shoot people on horses," Frank told us in 2014 about Soderbergh turning down the gig, also adding that Sam Mendes had looked at the project too. "I begged him to direct it. And by the way —that's happened twice now. I wasn't going to direct 'The Lookout.' I had gone through two other directors, and the last one was [David] Fincher. When he left, I »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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"Taken," "Texas" Pilots Score Directors

4 February 2016 5:37 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Alex Graves ("Homeland," "Terra Nova," "Fringe") has been set to direct and executive produce the pilot episode of NBC's straight-to-series adaptation of the Liam Neeson-led hit movie franchise "Taken".

The TV series will serve as a modern-day prequel to the film franchise and depicts how Bryan Mills developed and sharpened his particular skill set.

EuropaCorp TV USA and Universal Television are producing the series on which Alex Cary ("Homeland") will serve as writer and executive producer. Luc Besson, Matthew Gross, Edouard de Vesinne and Thomas Anargyros will also executive produce.

That isn't the only high-profile pilot scoring a helmer today as Niels Arden Oplev ("Mr. Robot," the Swedish "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") has been hired to direct and executive produce the pilot for NBC's supernatural drama "Minight Texas" based on the novel trilogy by "True Blood" author/creator Charlaine Harris.

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‘Taken’ NBC Series: Alex Graves To Direct

3 February 2016 2:07 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Alex Graves has been tapped to direct and executive produce the pilot episode of Taken, NBC’s straight-to-series adaptation of the hit movie franchise from EuropaCorp TV USA and Universal Television. Written and executive produced by Alex Cary (Homeland), who serves as showrunner, the Taken TV series is a modern-day prequel to the film franchise that depicts how Bryan Mills — played in the movies by Liam Neeson — developed and sharpened his particular set of… »

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‘Cruel Intentions’ Revival Series Lands Formal Pilot Order at NBC

2 February 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC is stepping into the nostalgia trend this pilot season, ordering a pilot for a “Cruel Intentions” sequel series, Variety has learned.

The potential show picks up 15 years after the movie left off and centers around the teenage son of the film’s characters made famous by Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon.

The original writer and director of “Cruel Intentions,” Roger Kumble, is attached to the pilot as director. He will also serve as exec producer, along with Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross who co-wrote the script for the modern-day reboot. Hailing from Sony Pictures Television and Original FilmNeil Moritz and Pavun Shetty are also EPs.

NBC’s “Cruel Intentions” follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil, the character played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the ’90s flick, as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey who is the son of her brother, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Jaume Collet-Serra to reunite with Liam Neeson on The Commuter

2 February 2016 9:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in September it was announced that Liam Neeson has signed on to star in The Commuter, a new thriller from Unknown and Non-Stop producers Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, and now it has been announced that Jaume Collet-Serra, director of the two aforementioned movies, has joined the reunion.

The Commuter will see Neeson as “a businessman on his daily commute home, who unwittingly gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy. It threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.”

Collet-Serra is currently in post-production on his latest thriller In the Shallows, while Neeson will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s passion project Silence, which is slated for release later this year. »

- Gary Collinson

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