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First Look: Meryl Streep & Hugh Grant in 'Florence Foster Jenkins'

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Well aren't these two looking adorable? Pathé and BBC Films have debuted a first look photo at the film Florence Foster Jenkins, the latest from director Stephen Frears following Philomena, Lay the Favorite and Tamara Drewe. In Florence Foster Jenkins, Meryl Streep plays the legendary New York heiress who became an opera singer. Hugh Grant plays her partner St Clair Bayfield. The two can be seen riding in the back of a car, heading home from (what seems like) a night at Carnegie Hall. No release date is set yet, and the film just barely started shooting, so this is a very early first look and we likely won't see this until 2016. Anyway, take a look at the two in full below. Photo sent out directly from Pathé and BBC Films' publicity. Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively »

- Alex Billington

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Meryl Streep & Hugh Grant In ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ – First-Look Photo

3 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Stephen Frears is currently shooting Florence Foster Jenkins in the UK. Pathé today has released the first look (see below) at Meryl Streep in the eponymous role and Hugh Grant as her partner and manager, St Clair Bayfield. This has been a hot seller for Pathé International since it was unveiled just prior to the Afm and was a buzzy title coming into Cannes. Pathé has retained UK, French and Swiss distribution rights. A U.S. deal is still to come. The biopic centers on… »

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First Image: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant in Stephen Frears’ ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Pathe has released the first image of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Stephen Frears’ “Florence Foster Jenkins,” which is shooting in the U.K.

The still depicts Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins with Grant as her partner St. Clair Bayfield.

The film is the true story of the New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her “husband” and manager, St. Clair Bayfield, an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.

Florence Foster Jenkins” is directed by Frears from a screenplay by Nicholas Martin. The cast also includes Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda. The »

- Leo Barraclough

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First Look At Meryl Streep As Florence Foster Jenkins

11 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Like a live-action version of Tintin’s Bianca Castafiore, opera singing socialite Florence Foster Jenkins is an real-life example of what happens when passion and resources outstrip talent. Not so much the "Milanese Nightingale” as the "Pennsylvania pane shatterer”. Meryl Streep plays her in Stephen Frears’ new eponymous movie and Pathé has released a first-look image of her in full 1940s get-up. Click on the thumbnail for a much closer look. The eagle-eyed will have spotted Hugh Grant’s presence in the snap too. He plays Jenkins’ partner and manager St. Clair Bayfield, the loyal aristocratic type who ushers her towards her crowning glory: a night on the Carnegie Hall stage in 1944 that prompted an unlikely stampede at the box office.Florence Foster Jenkins is currently shooting the UK with Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda also aboard. Tune in to Meryl Streep's Empire Podcast interview for more on the movie. »

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Focus Revives Gramercy Pictures for Genre, Launches with ‘Insidious 3′

20 May 2015 1:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has revived the Gramercy Pictures label — last seen in 2002 — as the genre brand for its action, horror and sci-fi movies.

Insidious: Chapter 3,” which opens June 5, will be the first title to carry the Gramercy brand. Focus, which went through an extensive reorganization two years ago, is a division of NBCUniversal.

“This renewed label reinforces Focus Features’ commitment to bringing a broad spectrum of entertainment to audiences that encompasses both commercial and specialty fare,” Focus said. “As audiences’ consumption habits continue to evolve, the need for the targeted branding of entertainment content and the cultivating of a loyal fanbase becomes imperative. This branding is important not only during the theatrical windows, but also across ancillary and digital distribution platforms.”

Focus said it isn’t adding staff as a result of reviving Gramercy Pictures. Its slate include sci-fier “Self/Less,” starring Ryan Reynolds and opening July 10; “Sinister 2,” opening Aug. »

- Dave McNary

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George Clooney on attending Comic Con during his honeymoon: 'It didn't go down well'

20 May 2015 2:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

George Clooney's decision to interrupt his honeymoon with a trip to New York Comic Con didn't go down very well with new wife Amal Alamuddin.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, the Tomorrowland star said that it wasn't easy to explain to his bride that he would be spending part of his holiday with "people dressed up like Captain Kirk".

"I got the call while on my honeymoon and was told it was really important that I fly in," Clooney said. "First I had to explain that to my wife, which didn't play well.

"And then, the whole idea of spending part of your honeymoon with people dressed up like Captain Kirk and Star Wars characters somehow wasn't easy to explain to my new bride. But, I showed up and it was actually fun."

Clooney, who is well known for pranking his famous co-stars, also told Norton about his »

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The Voice Recap: And the Winner Is... Plus — Season 8 Finale Awards!

19 May 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

There were three losers and only one winner on The Voice‘s Season 8 finale — that is, if you chose to look at the Starbucks-sponsored plastic cup as half full.

VideosAmerican Idol Champ Nick Fradiani Talks Agt Past, Thwarted Rap Covers, ‘Give and Take’ With New Boss Borchetta

If, however, like Blake, your glass had even a splash of moonshine left in it, maybe there were no losers at all.

After all, as Joshua “My Infant’s Fave Toy Is a Pair of Noise-Cancelling Headphones!” Davis, Koryn “My Ad-Libs + Pharrell’s Face = Magic” Hawthorne, Sawyer “Mortal Enemy of Men Without Hats »

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The Top Ten Most Stressed-Out Characters in Movie History

19 May 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

Stress kills, goes the old saying, and can cause a host of maladies before it does. Hypertension, heart disease and even Bruxism, otherwise known as grinding of the teeth, can be its unfortunate products. In that spirit, here are ten examples of stress in on-screen, and its most masterful portraits.

1. Jack LemmonSave the Tiger (1973)

Jack Lemmon took home a Best Actor Academy Award for his incendiary turn as Harry Stoner, a once-prosperous businessman who finds his carefully-tailored life crashing down around him. His garment business in downtown La is going bust, his marriage is dead in the water, and the crazy hippies who hitchhike on the Sunset Strip just don’t match his Ww II era sensibilities. When Harry decides to have his business “torched” for the insurance money, he goes on a self-destructive odyssey through early ‘70s La. His word association game with a cute »

- The Hollywood

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'American Sniper', 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' & New Chaplin from Criterion on DVD & Blu-ray This Week

19 May 2015 8:20 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

American Sniper Sean offered up his review of the new American Sniper Blu-ray and seems to generally agree with my take on the film itself, but does seem to give it a little leeway thanks to one of the disc's few special features. I'll never watch this movie again, but I'm sure it will do gangbusters with the crowd that propelled it to become the highest grossing domestic release of 2014 at $349.6 million, topping The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 by $12 million.

Limelight (Criteron Collection) I started watching this one just last night and I hope to have a review for you no later than the end of the week along with The Rose below as I neglected my Criterion duties this weekend in favor of watching "The Wire" and I even admit to watching a few more episodes of "The Wire" last night when I should have been watching this. »

- Brad Brevet

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The Week in Blu-ray: UK Edition – A Most Violent Year, Foxcatcher, Into The Woods, Orange Is The New Black Season 2

19 May 2015 12:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Senior Staff Writer and Blu-ray nut Scott Davis takes his weekly look at what’s new and hot in the world of Blu-ray…

In this week’s UK edition, we have Steve Carell and Channing Tatum wrestling in Foxcatcher, lots of singing in the woods with Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick in Into The Woods, and arguably the best film of 2015 so far, A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain

A Most Violent Year

One of the outstanding films of 2015 so far, J.C. Chandor’s magnificent epic stars Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks and is set in 1981, New York City’s most violent year ever.

See Also: Read our review of A Most Violent Year here


Acclaimed with a huge standing ovation at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, director Bennett Miller’s excellent sports drama was not as successful »

- Scott J. Davis

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Ten Weddings and No Funerals: The Greatest Cinematic Nuptials

18 May 2015 5:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

There are few rituals in life more chaotic, confounding and magical than the wedding. Appropriately, marriages have provided the backdrop for many a story spun through the ages. Whether it’s sending out multitudes of wedding invitations, choosing the right dress, or whether to seat Aunt Mabel next to her second or fifth ex-husband at the reception, weddings both in life and on film are almost always guaranteed to bring forth a surge of emotions. Below are a few of our favorite cinematic nuptials:

1. The Searchers (1956)

John Ford’s western masterpiece is full of many iconic moments, not the least of which is one of the screen’s greatest knock-down, drag-out fights between Jeffrey Hunter and Ken Curtis for the hand of comely Vera Miles. Martin Scorsese loved this scene so much, he paid homage by having his characters watch it in Mean Streets (1973).

2. Rachel Getting Married »

- The Hollywood

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Watch: Jonathan Demme Hauntingly Lenses 'Another Telepathic Thing' Performance in First Trailer

18 May 2015 2:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Meryl Streep Faces the Music in First 'Ricki and the Flash' Trailer Though he'll certainly get more attention this year for his Meryl Streep-starring tragicomedy "Ricki and the Flash," Jonathan Demme has some other intriguing projects in the pipeline worth checking out. One of those projects is a filmed live performance of "Another Telepathic Thing," the dance-theater performance piece that premiered to great acclaim a little over a decade ago.  The production's synopsis reads: "Inspired by Mark Twain's morality tale 'The Mysterious Stranger,' 'Another Telepathic Thing' is a prismatic and complex dance-theater parable. At once cynical and spiritual, the work centers on a charismatic stranger whose visit shatters the peace of a mythic hamlet. The medieval setting is echoed by a contemporary Hollywood reality, with a script that braids Twain’s sublime writing with 'found' text from years of auditions. It culminates in a subtle and. »

- David Canfield

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Miles Teller Boxing Biopic 'Bleed for This' Picked Up by Open Road

18 May 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

When I think of Miles Teller, the first thing I think of is definitely not world-champion, Italian-American boxer Vinny Pazienza, or more commonly known as Vinny Paz. I am not saying he is wrong for the part. It just makes me do a double take at my computer screen when I read it. However, the guy is extremely talented, so I look forward to seeing it. And I will see it because Bleed for This, the Ben Younger directed film that features this performance, was picked up by Open Road for a whopping $4 million. That's a lot of doughnuts. You might have to freeze some so they don't go bad. This purchase comes after studios were shown a mere twelve minute sizzle reel at Cannes, as the film is still in post-production. Open Road's big pickup at last year's Cannes was Nightcrawler, so here's hoping they are two-for-two with quality. »

- Mike Shutt

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Interview: Thn Talk ‘Into The Woods’ With Tony Award-Winner James Lapine

18 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Into The Woods follows our favourite fairy tales – Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and The Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood – in a twist on the usual ‘happily ever after’ as a witch (Meryl Streep) tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.

We spoke to Tony Award winning writer and director James Lapine about his role in Into The Woods coming to life.

What drew you to adapting the musical into something as big as a Disney movie?

Uh… money? [laughs] No. The thing that was great about it was there were no constraints as there are when you do things on the stage. The fun part was taking something that we had dreamed up that had the limitations of having to be on the stage, and reimagining it visually to be able to do pretty much anything we wanted. »

- Hannah Ross

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‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Box Office: Movies by Women For Women Work

17 May 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood got the memo. Women like movies too.

It’s a “duh” moment, but one that took a shockingly long time to arrive. The opening weekend numbers for”Pitch Perfect 2,” which annihilated the competition with a staggering $70 million bow, illustrate the financial power of this frequently ignored consumer group.

“It’s a validation of the fact that if you make movies by women for women starring women they’re going to do well,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at

What makes “Pitch Perfect 2″ something of a rarity is that it not only stars women like Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick, but its behind the scenes talent, director Elizabeth Banks and writer Kay Cannon, are also female.

The film’s success over male-dominated “Mad Max: Fury Road” prompted Lynda Obst, the producer of “Sleepless in Seattle,” to engage in a bit of chest thumping on Twitter. »

- Brent Lang

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Trailer: Ricki and the Flash

17 May 2015 6:23 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in Ricki and the Flash.

Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife. »

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

15 May 2015 12:44 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The world is practically Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s oyster; after thriving as a fashion and lingerie model ever since she first made her debut in 2006, she has since been cited as one of the most desirable women on the planet – and she’s a Hollywood actress, too!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley first came to people’s attention when she replaced Megan Fox as Shia Labeouf’s love interest in the third Transformer movie – a case of Michael Bay seemingly swapping out one actress hired for her look for another. Because Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had no real prior acting experience – at least, not professionally.

When the movie arrived, teenage boys who felt agonised over Megan Fox’s departure presumably found something new to find comfort in: namely, Huntington-Whiteley’s bum.

That’s to say, her character, Carly Spencer, was introduced by way of a tight close-up of her buttocks – the reasoning behind Michael Bay »

- Sam Hill

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Time Machine: Drop Dead Dazzling Adams 'Always the Bridesmaid Never the Bride' on the Oscars' Red Carpet

15 May 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Amy Adams drop dead gorgeous on Oscars' Red Carpet Amy Adams at the 83rd Academy Awards Looking drop dead gorgeous, Amy Adams is pictured above donning a scintillating blue dress while arriving at the 2011 Oscar ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in the fast-thumping heart of Hollywood. Adams was – for the third time in six years (more info below) – a Best Supporting Actress nominee. This time around, she was shortlisted for her performance in David O. Russell's The Fighter, a generally well-regarded and surprisingly successful (in the U.S.) boxing drama that earned fellow supporting actress Melissa Leo the evening's Oscar. Another The Fighter actor, Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar statuette. In fact, the film's only major cast member left without an Oscar nomination in the acting categories was lead Mark Wahlberg (pictured with wife) – though he did »

- D. Zhea

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Charlize Theron: 5 Awesome Performances & 5 That Sucked

15 May 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros.

Hollywood has a nasty habit of pigeon-holing actors. If you want charismatic, delightfully haired action heroes you call Tom Cruise, everyman, easy charm? Mr Hanks. An Oscar nomination? Meryl Streep. That’s just how the great circle of cinema works.

Attempting to add any kind of reductive label on Charlize Theron has so far been nigh impossible. Not content with showing the kind of range that makes categorisation redundant, the actress seems to have a provocative defiance about some of her professional decisions.

This is she who chose to pursue playing Aileen Wuornos, and then followed it up with an anime-inspired action film. Who seems – and rightly so – to dare anyone to limit her appeal to aesthetics by chasing wounded, morally murky and occasionally downright nasty characters. And who stunningly accepted George Miller’s call to play the real hero of his Mad Max: Fury Road project. But then, »

- Simon Gallagher

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

15 May 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Moore -- our four most recent winners in this category -- all have extremely baiting new films coming out this year, and it's entirely possible that they all come back and make this an epic race of almost all very recent winners. Though Saorise Ronan, Charlotte Rampling, Lily Tomlin and Blythe Danner (who have all never won -- though Ronan and Tomlin each have one nomination) are coming off of rave reviews for performances that debuted at Sundance or Berlin... It's just a matter of whether they can hang in there given how much competition is coming. Check out predictions in other categories here. Strong Contenders (At Least On Paper): Cate Blanchett, "Carol" Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy" Julianne Moore, "Freeheld" Charlotte Rampling, "45 Years" Saorise Ronan, "Brooklyn" Meryl Streep, "Ricky and the Flash" Lily Tomlin, "Grandma" Reasonable »

- Peter Knegt

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