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Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber Split: Inside Their 11 Year Romance and its Sad Final Chapter

26 September 2016 7:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have split up after 11 years as one of Hollywood's most enduring couples. The former duo, who have two children together, Alexander (Sasha) Pete Schreiber, 8, and Samuel Kai Schreiber, 7, announced their breakup in a joint statement to People on Monday. "Over the past few months we've come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple," read the statement. A source on the set of Schreiber's Showtime series Ray Donovan tells People, "They have been on the rocks for quite a while." While they appeared happier »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber Split: Inside Their 11 Year Romance and its Sad Final Chapter

26 September 2016 7:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have split up after 11 years as one of Hollywood's most enduring couples. The former duo, who have two children together, Alexander (Sasha) Pete Schreiber, 8, and Samuel Kai Schreiber, 7, announced their breakup in a joint statement to People on Monday. "Over the past few months we've come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple," read the statement. A source on the set of Schreiber's Showtime series Ray Donovan tells People, "They have been on the rocks for quite a while." While they appeared happier »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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All sewn up by Anne-Katrin Titze

25 September 2016 5:45 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jocelyn Moorhouse with Sue Maslin and Anne-Katrin Titze, on Grey Gardens: "Definitely. I was inspired by that." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Kate Winslet and Judy Davis working together, Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Visit and Jack Nicholson in Sean Penn's The Pledge, Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns, Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, Albert Maysles and David Maysles' Grey Gardens - Jocelyn Moorhouse, director of A Thousand Acres (Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Robards, Colin Firth), and Proof (Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot, Russell Crowe) and The Dressmaker producer Sue Maslin, who reunited with novelist Rosalie Ham, discuss cinematic links and small-town logistics.

Molly (Judy Davis) and Tilly (Kate Winslet), the Dunnages: "You can just see these two great actresses at the height of their power."

"If the dream, according to the interpretation, represents a wish fulfilled, what is the cause of the peculiar and unfamiliar manner in which this fulfillment is expressed? »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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De Palma review – frank and unfettered

25 September 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Noah Baumbach’s charming documentary about Brian De Palma is enhanced by the veteran film-maker’s relish for an anecdote

This documentary about the career of Brian De Palma takes a suitably forthright approach: De Palma’s work is explored in his own words, and his words only, uncluttered by talking heads and critical evaluations. And frankly, De Palma is such an entertaining and open raconteur, his words are all you need. High points include an anecdote about Sean Penn and Michael J Fox on the set of Casualties of War; his thoughts on the size of the drill bit that perforated Deborah Shelton in Body Double and De Palma’s trademark exclamation of “Holy mackerel!”

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- Wendy Ide

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A touch of glamour by Anne-Katrin Titze

22 September 2016 2:34 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The Dressmaker director Jocelyn Moorhouse on Sophie Theallet: "I met her because we are both good friends with Rupert Everett." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Loving Billy Wilder, watching Sunset Boulevard, an Audrey Hepburn Sabrina remodeling, Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Visit and Jack Nicholson in Sean Penn's The Pledge, Sergio Leone, Alice B Toklas in Paris, South Pacific, David and Albert Maysles' Grey Gardens, consulting with Sophie Theallet about Madeleine Vionnet and Cristóbal Balenciaga - Jocelyn Moorhouse and producer Sue Maslin revealed the underpinnings of The Dressmaker.

Kate Winslet as Tilly Dunnage: "We're entering a fable. Although the story, of course, is very truthful and universal."

Based on the novel by Rosalie Ham, screenplay Pj Hogan and Moorhouse, starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, and Hugo Weaving with Sarah Snook, Kerry Fox (Alison Maclean's The Rehearsal), Gyton Grantley, Alison Whyte, Shane Bourne, and Barry Otto (Gracie Otto and »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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‘Between Two Ferns’ With Hillary Clinton: Watch Zach Galifianakis Grill Her About Trump, Emails & Obama

22 September 2016 8:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Zach Galifianakis’ online talk show “Between Two Ferns” features the host and a celebrity guest trading barbs and awkward exchanges each episode. While the majority of the guests have been fellow actors such as Jon Hamm, Bradley Cooper, or Sean Penn, the show garnered a higher profile when Galifianakis interviewed President Barack Obama in 2014 to encourage citizens to go visit Healthcare.gov. But for the latest “Between Two Ferns,” Galifianakis sits down with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to discuss all the “important” issues. Watch the episode below.

Read More: Watch: Somehow ‘Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis’ Booked President Obama

Galifianakis begins the interview with, “Critics have questioned some of your decision making recently, and by you doing this show, I hope it finally lays that to rest,” to which Clinton shoots back, “Oh, I think it absolutely proves their case, don’t you?”

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- Vikram Murthi

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‘Between Two Ferns’ With Hillary Clinton: Watch Zach Galifianakis Grill Her About Trump, Emails & Obama

22 September 2016 8:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Zach Galifianakis’ online talk show “Between Two Ferns” features the host and a celebrity guest trading barbs and awkward exchanges each episode. While the majority of the guests have been fellow actors such as Jon Hamm, Bradley Cooper, or Sean Penn, the show garnered a higher profile when Galifianakis interviewed President Barack Obama in 2014 to encourage citizens to go visit Healthcare.gov. But for the latest “Between Two Ferns,” Galifianakis sits down with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to discuss all the “important” issues. Watch the episode below.

Read More: Watch: Somehow ‘Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis’ Booked President Obama

Galifianakis begins the interview with, “Critics have questioned some of your decision making recently, and by you doing this show, I hope it finally lays that to rest,” to which Clinton shoots back, “Oh, I think it absolutely proves their case, don’t you?”

Other highlights of the interview »

- Vikram Murthi

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Garry Shandling -- Generous with Sean Penn in Life and Death

21 September 2016 12:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Garry Shandling was so moved by Sean Penn's passion for the people of Haiti, he made sure the actor's charity got a chunk of his fortune when he died. TMZ's obtained a copy of the late comedian's will and he's giving away some of his fortune to Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Garry was a longtime supporter of Penn's charity, attending fundraisers and making countless contributions. Garry donated a whopping $10k just to »

- TMZ Staff

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Austin Abrams Joins Ben Stiller in ‘Brad’s Status’ (Exclusive)

20 September 2016 5:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Austin Abrams (“The Walking Dead”) will star opposite Ben Stiller in writer/director Mike White’s indie film “Brad’s Status,” Variety has learned exclusively.

“Brad’s Status” is produced by White, Dede Gardner and David Bernard in association with Plan B and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. White is directing from his own script with Stiller portraying a father who contemplates what might have been on the roads not traveled in his own life while taking his son on a tour of colleges.

Abrams will play the role of Brad’s only son and the repository of his father’s hopes and dreams, whose academic and artistic talents make him a shoe-in at the best universities in the country, including Harvard.

Stiller came on board the project in January. Producers plans to shoot in Montreal and Massachusetts.

White’s feature credits include writing “School of Rock.” “The Good Girl” and “Nacho Libre »

- Dave McNary

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt on ‘Snowden’: What He Did Was a Really Positive Thing for the Country

14 September 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“I would consider it an honor to tell his story,” said Joseph Gordon-Levitt at the New York City premiere of “Snowden” at AMC Lincoln Center Tuesday night.

Levitt plays Edward Snowden in the political drama surrounding the whisteblower’s untold story of how he came to reveal illegal surveillance activities performed by the National Security Agency.

“First off, I was just flattered. But I really had a lot of learning to do. My personal opinion is what he did was a really positive thing for the country,” added Gordon-Levitt.

The Oliver Stone-directed film also stars Shailene Woodley, Zachary Quinto, Scott Eastwood, Lakeith Stanfield, and Ben Schnetzer.

Stone, who visited Russia nine times and consulted with the real-life Snowden on the project, told Variety that this film was created to shed light on the “human being” who is often called either a “traitor” or “hero.”

“I want to know what he was thinking, »

- Sade Spence

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Jimmy Kimmel Interview: The Emmy Host on Pickle-gate, ‘Stranger Things’ and His Future at ABC

13 September 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nearly 14 years after the launch of his late night talk show, a slim and trim Jimmy Kimmel is in the best physical shape of his life. Nonetheless, the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host admits that these days, he feels a bit more like an “old, grizzled veteran.”

The hosts that Kimmel competed against for more than a decade are now mostly retired. And the late night wars are pretty much a thing of the past, now that most viewers are watching highlight clips the next morning on social media. (How peaceful is it now? Kimmel is even executive producing the ABC game show “Big Fan,” hosted by competitor Conan O’Brien’s sidekick, Andy Richter.)

Of course, Kimmel has felt a bit like that “old, grizzled veteran” since the moment his show launched in 2003. “It was nothing like I expected it would be,” he recently reflected in his Hollywood office, after »

- Michael Schneider

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Jimmy Kimmel Interview: The Emmy Host on Pickle-gate, ‘Stranger Things’ and His Future at ABC

13 September 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nearly 14 years after the launch of his late night talk show, a slim and trim Jimmy Kimmel is in the best physical shape of his life. Nonetheless, the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host admits that these days, he feels a bit more like an “old, grizzled veteran.”

The hosts that Kimmel competed against for more than a decade are now mostly retired. And the late night wars are pretty much a thing of the past, now that most viewers are watching highlight clips the next morning on social media. (How peaceful is it now? Kimmel is even executive producing the ABC game show “Big Fan,” hosted by competitor Conan O’Brien’s sidekick, Andy Richter.)

Of course, Kimmel has felt a bit like that “old, grizzled veteran” since the moment his show launched in 2003. “It was nothing like I expected it would be,” he recently reflected in his Hollywood office, after »

- Michael Schneider

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7 Hilarious Jimmy Kimmel Moments to Get You Pumped For the Emmys

12 September 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A seasoned awards show emcee and late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel will surely make the 2016 Emmy Awards a side-splitting affair. It'll be the Jimmy Kimmel Live! star's second time at the helm of the annual television honors since his 2012 debut, and the latest in a long list of hosting gigs that have proved he's one of the best masters of ceremony in Hollywood. While we wait to see what Kimmel has in store for Sunday's big show, we're holding ourselves over with a look back at some of his best hosting moments ever, from awards shows and black »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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Saban Films Acquires Jonathan Mostow’s ‘The Hunter’s Prayer’

9 September 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Two days after acquiring Sean Penn’s The Last Face, Saban Films has now picked up U.S. distribution rights to Jonathan Mostow’s The Hunter’s Prayer starring Sam Worthington and newcomer Odeya Rush (The Giver, Goosebumps). The action thriller, which was directed by Mostow (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), will be released sometime in the first quarter of 2017. The Hunter’s Prayer follows a solitary assassin (Worthington) hired to kill a young woman (Rush) who is… »

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Saban Films picks up 'The Hunter's Prayer'

9 September 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Saban Films has acquired Us rights to Jonathan Mostow’s action-thriller starring Sam Worthington and newcomer Odeya Rush.

John Brancato and Michael Ferris adapted the screenplay to The Hunter’s Prayer from Kevin Wignall’s novel For The Dogs, about a hitman who forms a bond with a target and sets out to find her family’s killers.

Wme Global and CAA co-represented Us rights and Sierra/Affinity handles international sales.

Navid McIlhargey produced with Anthony Rhulen, Chris Milburn, John Schwarz, Michael Schwarz, Sam Worthington, Tove Christensen, Michael Wexler, Juan Garcia Peredo, Jimmy Costas, Paul Rock and Paul Leyden.  

Executive Producers include Gavin Poolman, Duncan Reid, Hugo Heppell, Norman Merry, Peter Hampden, IIdiko Kemeny, David Minkowski and Jack L. Murray.

Earlier in the week Saban announced it had picked up North American rights to Sean Penn’s The Last Face. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto: Sam Worthington Thriller ‘Hunter’s Prayer’ Bought by Saban

9 September 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the thriller “The Hunter’s Prayer,” starring Sam Worthington and newcomer Odeya Rush, for an undisclosed price.

“Prayer” is directed by Jonathan Mostow from a script by John Brancato and Michael Ferris, based on  Kevin Wignall’s novel “For the Dogs.” Saban announced the deal on Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Worthington portrays a solitary assassin, hired to kill a young woman (played by Rush), who is unaware that her family’s questionable business dealings have cost them their lives. But when he can’t bring himself to pull the trigger, the two form a bond and escape across Europe together, hunted by those responsible for her family’s murder.

“The Hunter’s Prayer is a global adventure, with the talented Sam alongside one of the hottest up-and-comers Odeya,” said Saban FilmsBill Bromiley. “The film is action packed »

- Dave McNary

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Saban Films acquires 'The Last Face'

8 September 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

In a deal that closed before Toronto, the distributor said on Thursday it had acquired North American rights to Sean Penn’s Cannes competition selection.

The Last Face is set against the backdrop of war-torn Liberia and stars Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem as an aid agency chief who falls in love with a doctor amid a humanitarian crisis.

Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jean Reno and Jared Harris round out the cast and Erin Dignam wrote the screenplay.

River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad produced with FilmHaven Entertainments’ Matt Palmieri and Bill Gerber. Jon Kuyper served as executive producer.

Saban FilmsBill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal with CAA. Lionsgate handles international sales. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sean Penn’s ‘The Last Face’ Scores Saban Films Distribution Deal

8 September 2016 2:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sean Penn‘s war-torn-romance story “The Last Face” now has a North American distributor, as Saban Films acquired the movie’s distribution rights at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, which Penn directed, chronicles a love story between the director of an aid organization (Charlize Theron) and a doctor (Javier Bardem), which blossoms while the two are working in Liberia. They are not only living through extreme stress but are diametrically opposed in their opinions on how to stop the conflict. “The Last Face” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year, where it was viciously panned by numerous critics, »

- Matt Pressberg

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Saban Films To Distribute Sean Penn’s ‘The Last Face’

8 September 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Sean Penn’s The Last Face, a love story set in the war-torn areas of Africa and starring Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem. The film, which will be released theatrically in the first quarter, premiered at Cannes in May. News of the acquisition comes as Saban has two films premiering at the Toronto Film Festival: Walter Hill's (Re) Assignment, which stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub and… »

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Sean Penn’s ‘Last Face’ Starring Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem Lands at Saban

8 September 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to the romantic drama “The Last Face,” starring Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem.

Sean Penn directed from a script by Erin Dignam (“The Yellow Handkerchief”). Adèle Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”), Jean Reno, and Jared Harris also star.

The movie made its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it received primarily negative reviews. Saban announced the deal on Thursday, the opening day of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Set against the backdrop of war-torn Liberia in 2003, “The Last Face” centers on a love affair between the director of an international aid organization (played by Theron) and Bardem’s relief-aid doctor. Together, they must find a way to keep their relationship alive in the extraordinarily difficult conditions that surround them, while battling their diametrically opposed opinions on how to solve the conflict, and their mutual passion for life. »

- Dave McNary

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