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Paul Greengrass Directing Berlin Wall Drama ‘The Tunnels’ (Exclusive)

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

FilmNation Entertainment has acquired film rights to Greg Mitchell’s book proposal for Berlin Wall drama “The Tunnels” and attached “Captain Phillips” director Paul Greengrass to helm.

Mark Gordon (“The Messenger,” “Saving Private Ryan”) will produce the escape drama with FilmNation, which is continuing to amplify its production and financing activity on high-profile projects.

“The Tunnels” is the untold true story of a great escape before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. The story focuses on a group of West Germans trying to get their loved ones out of East Berlin, with the unlikely help of American news networks, who funded their expedition.

The deal was brokered by Aaron Ryder and Alison Cohen on behalf of FilmNation, and CAA.

“Finding an untold true story of this caliber is such a rarity,” Ryder said. “Greg’s proposal will make for a very human and cinematic experience. We have no doubt that Mark »

- Dave McNary

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Casting Net: Megan Fox takes female lead in 'Zeroville' opposite James Franco

9 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Megan Fox will take the female lead in Zeroville, starring opposite James Franco, who is also directing. Adapted from the novel by Steve Erickson, the story follows a film-obsessed man (Franco) who arrives in Hollywood in 1969, hoping to break in to the business just as the industry is at a major turning point. Fox will play a Hollywood starlet with an uneasy past who becomes the romantic interest and obsession of Franco’s character. Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Will Ferrell, Jacki Weaver, and Horatio Sanz also star. Vince Jolivette of Rabbit Bandini is producing along with Caroline Aragon, »

- C. Molly Smith

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Casting News: Claflin, Stan, Rogen, Segan

11 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Their Finest Hour and a Half

Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games") and Lily James ("Cinderella") are circling the lead roles in "An Education" director Lone Scherfig's "Their Finest Hour and a Half" for BBC Films.

Based on Lissa Evans' 2009 novel, the story follows a WW2 British movie crew trying to boost morale in the wake of the London Blitz. Gabby Chiappe ("Shetland," "The Paradise") is penning the script. Shooting is scheduled to take place in summer 2015. [Source: Deadline]

Ricki and the Flash

Sebastian Stan ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier") is set to play the estranged son of Meryl Streep in the Jonathan Demme-directed, Diablo Cody-penned "Ricki and the Flash". Kevin Kline and Rick Springfield also star.

Streep plays a woman chasing her dreams of being a rock star, which resulted in losing her family. Now a grocery store clerk, she gets one final shot at fulfilling her rock and roll destiny. »

- Garth Franklin

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Sebastian Stan To Star Alongside Meryl Streep In Ricki And The Flash

11 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sebastian Stan is on his way to becoming just as much of a household name as his Captain America co-star Chris Evans. After his badass performance as the titular badguy in The Winter Soldier, it looks like his stock went up considerably. Just yesterday we brought you the news that the actor had joined the immense cast of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi adaptation, The Martian, and today he’s gone and signed onto another corking pic! Thanks to Deadline, we now know he’ll be joining Meryl Streep in Ricki And The Flash.

In the film, set to be directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence Of The Lambs), Stan will play Streep’s estranged son. The Oscar-winning actress will topline the movie as ageing rocker, Ricki, who plays in a local dive bar with her band The Flash. After a chat with her ex-husband (Kevin Kline), she decides she wants to »

- Gem Seddon

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Sebastian Stan Joins Meryl Streep for 'Ricki and the Flash'

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after signing on to Ridley Scott's The Martian, Sebastian Stan has landed a role in Ricki and the Flash opposite Meryl Streep.

We first reported on this project in April, when Meryl Streep signed on to play a woman chasing her dreams of being a rock star, which resulted in losing her family. Now this grocery store clerk gets one final shot at fulfilling her rock and roll destiny. Sebastian Stan is playing the woman's estranged son, joining a cast that also includes Kevin Kline and Rick Springfield.

Jonathan Demme (Rachel Getting Married) is directing from a screenplay by Diablo Cody (Young Adult), with Marc Platt and Mason Novick producing. It isn't known when production may begin.

Sebastian Stan most recently starred in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, a role he will reprise in Captain America 3.

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Head ‘Into the Woods’ With Meryl Streep & More In New Featurette

14 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If I’m honest, I don’t always ‘get’ musicals and although I understand their place – I get easily distracted if they’re on. However, Into The Woods is definitely an exception and I’ve never been as excited to see something really impressive up on the big screen, despite initial reservations. What’s turned my doubt into positive thoughts is the whole cast and team putting Sondheim’s superb fantasy together.

It’s been confirmed there will changes from the stage version into the final film but these have been written by Sondheim himself. There’s a wonderful looking design going on and the cast all look like they fit the role, that includes perfect casting for Johnny Depp as the Wolf and James Corden as the Baker. Alongside those two, is a top A-List cast that includes Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Pine.

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- Dan Bullock

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Movie News: Watch Meryl Streep Sing in New 'Into the Woods' Video

14 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Into the Woods Video: Meryl Streep sings! She stars as a witch in the big-screen version of Into the Woods, an adaptation of the Broadway musical, and a new behind-the-scenes video includes snippets of her lovely singing voice, previously heard in 1990's Postcards from the Edge and 2008's Mama Mia. Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, James Corden and Johnny Depp also star; the movie heads to theaters on December 25. [Movies Coming Soon]   Therese Raquin: Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut in Thérèse Raquin. The actress (above in Anna Karenina) is not a complete novice to stage acting; she previously starred in two West End productions in London. The play will open in October 2015. In the meantime, she stars...

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- Peter Martin

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PopWatch Confessional: Which classic (or 'classic') film have you never seen?

15 hours ago | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The Terminator was released 30 years ago this weekend—but our Hillary Busis hadn’t seen it until this past week. (Of course, she's not alone; everyone has at least one shameful gap in their pop cultural knowledge. So we opened up the question to our staffers: What’s a classic (or "classic") film that you’ve missed? Read through our choices—and feel free to chime in with your own. Kyle Ryan, EW.com editor: It won Best Picture in 1962 and is No. 7 on the AFI's "100 best films" list, but not only have I never seen Lawrence of Arabia, I »

- EW staff

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News Briefs: Watch Meryl Streep Sing in New 'Into the Woods' Video; 'Wonder Woman' Director Buzz

16 hours ago | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Into the Woods Video: Meryl Streep sings! She stars as a witch in the big-screen version of Into the Woods, an adaptation of the Broadway musical. A new behind-the-scenes video includes snippets of her lovely singing voice, last heard in 2008's Mama Mia and 1990's Postcards from the Edge. Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp also star; the movie heads to theaters on December 25.    Therese Raquin: Keira Knightley will make her Broadway...

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Week in Review: Disney’s ‘Moana’ sets sail for 2016

17 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Disney’s Princesses are some of the most beloved cartoon figures in history, but even they have come under scrutiny as Hollywood pushes for more diversity in their films. Disney’s latest princess will be the first of Pacific Islander descent (unless you count Lilo of Lilo & Stitch as a princess). The CG-animated film is Moana, the story of a born navigator who travels through ancient Oceania along with a demi-God pal named Maui in order to find a secret island.

Deadline reported Monday that the film would be aiming for a November 2016 release date and would be directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog). In the meantime, we’ll be awaiting Pixar’s Inside Out and Finding Dory, both anticipated for 2015. And Deadline reported back in 2013 several other slots for two other Disney and Pixar films in both March and »

- Brian Welk

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First featurette for Disney’s Into the Woods

20 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this holiday season, Disney has started stepping up the promotion for director Rob Marshall’s (Chicago) musical fantasy Into the Woods. Yesterday we got a batch of new images from the film, and now we have the first featurette which you can watch below after the official synopsis…

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. »

- Gary Collinson

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Go Behind the Scenes of 'Into The Woods'

23 October 2014 5:47 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Et has exclusive and stunning new clips of the highly anticipated movie Into The Woods.

Et has exclusive and stunning new clips of the highly anticipated movie Into The Woods, featuring the all-star cast of stars including Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Emily Blunt.

Based on the Broadway musical, Into the Woods follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, when a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Blunt) want to begin a family despite their interaction with a witch (Streep), who put a curse on them.

News: Get Your First Look at Disney's Into the Woods

Johnny Depp, who plays The Wolf, had nothing but good things to say about director Rob Marshall (Chicago).

"His approach is very pure and he's out there to make something beautiful," said Depp. "He's the real thing."

Anna Kendrick, who plays Cinderella, has big plans »

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Things Get Musical In An Into The Woods Featurette

23 October 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The promotional materials for Rob Marshall’s Into The Woods have so far not so much hidden as obscured the idea that the new film, adapted from Stephen Sondheim’s stage musical actually contains music itself. The trailers have yet to include any of the songs, but a new featurette lets the cast show off their pipes at last.Riffing on the stories of the Brothers Grimm, Into The Woods is about a childless baker who attempts to lift a family curse by journeying woods-ward to confront Meryl Streep's harpy. Along the way they encounter classic characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack (of beanstalk notoriety) and Red Riding Hood, played by newcomer Lilla Crawford.James Corden is the Baker, with Emily Blunt as his wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinders' handsome prince, a furry Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Annette Crosbie as Grandma, »

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Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick Singing in Into the Woods Is Like Magic

23 October 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Into the Woods has been everywhere this week. It's on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, fantastical new pictures came out, and now there's a featurette with all the actors. In case you're still wondering why everyone cares about the musical adaptation so much, this footage will have you aboard the Into the Woods train faster than you can say "I wish." There are interviews with Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, and more, but the real highlight is getting to hear them sing. There's a bit of Anna Kendrick singing with other characters, but you have to hear Streep putting her spin on "Stay With Me." Just try not to fall in love too fast; the movie doesn't come out until Christmas Day! »

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Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick Sing in New ‘Into the Woods’ Teaser (Video)

23 October 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Disney's big-screen adaptation of “Into the Woods” is coming clearer into focus. In a new behind-the-scenes video posted by EW, all-star cast members of the Rob Marshall film show off their vocal chops for the first time, singing some of Stephen Sondheim's classic songs from the Tony-winning musical. See photos: Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine Go ‘Into the Woods’ in First Look at Rob Marshall's Musical Meryl Streep gets the biggest spotlight as the witch, with James Corden and Emily Blunt as the Baker and his wife, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine as Cinderella and her Prince, Broadway star Lilla Crawford as Little. »

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Extended Featurette For Into The Woods Finally Includes Singing

23 October 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There’s two months to go before the year is out, and we’ve still got a clutch of big titles scheduled for release within that timeframe. One of the most intriguing is definitely Rob Marshall’s Into The Woods. A live-action spin-off of Stephen Sondheim’s smash musical, it boasts a starry cast that includes some of Hollywood’s biggest hitters. With that in mind, Disney are gearing up the marketing machine for their holiday sing-a-long that’s guaranteed to win over the masses. Yesterday, we were finally given a proper look at Johnny Depp as The Wolf, and today we’ve got a new, full-length featurette.

Considering the flick is based on a musical, it’s difficult to sell that aspect to audiences in advance through posters and stills. Thanks to this latest behind the scenes video though, the dazzling visuals and sharp vocal talents of the cast are finally given a preview. »

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Movie News: First Look at Johnny Depp in 'Into the Woods'; Creepy 'Woman in Black 2' Trailer

23 October 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Into the Woods: Heading to theaters on December 25, Into the Woods is an ambitious stage-to-screen adaptation featuring a plethora of familiar storybook characters. New photos from the musical showcase Johnny Depp (as a wolf), Anna Kendrick (as Cinderella), Emily Blunt (as the Baker's Wife), and Meryl Streep (as a witch), all looking quite colorful. [EW.com]   I.Q. 83: Charlie Kaufman, known for offbeat movies (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation), will next tackle a rewrite of I.Q. 83, based on a 1978 novel by Arthur Herzog. Steve Carell is set to star as the leader of a group of scientists who inadvertently unleash a virus that steadily lowers the intelligence of its victims. Kaufman is planning a satirical version of the straightforward novel...

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Get A First Look At Into The Woods

23 October 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Check out Into The Woods on four exclusive Entertainment Weekly Holiday Preview covers with the inside feature they call “An exclusive look at this winter’s most wickedly beautiful film” which  includes interviews with the filmmakers and cast as well as photos.

EW.com debuts the featurette “A look inside Into The Woods” with additional interviews and new film footage.

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Into The Woods  is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker »

- Melissa Thompson

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Watch: Peek 'Into the Woods' with Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep

23 October 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Stephen Sondheim's sprawling Broadway fairytale "Into the Woods" gets the big-screen treatment this Christmas Day. Director Rob Marshall leaves the "Pirates of the Caribbean" to return to his musical "Nine" and "Chicago" roots, leading a top-drawer cast that includes Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp as various characters from Grimm stories. The musical was adapted by James Lapine, who co-wrote the original book to accompany Sondheim's music and lyrics. This new featurette from EW is basically a puff piece touting the efforts of Marshall, whose "Chicago" won Best Picture in 2003. But the video offers our first real sense of "Into the Woods" aside from the trailer--and includes plenty of singing from the witch (Streep) and Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), especially. (Toh! contributor Susan Wloszczyna breaks down the film's Oscar and box office prospects here.) »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Watch: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick And More Sing In Featurette For 'Into The Woods'

23 October 2014 11:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The number of big movies left in the year yet to be seen is getting smaller and smaller, and one of the most intriguing on the way from Disney is "Into The Woods." Based on the smash hit musical and featuring an all-star cast and gnarly twist on classic fairy tales, the film has all the ingredients for a big holiday success. But can this ensemble hit the right notes? Well, a new featurette for the film is here, and it contains some of the first footage of the cast getting into the musical mood. Anna Kendrick and Meryl Streep in particular are highlighted, and while thanks to "Pitch Perfect" and the upcoming "The Last Five Years" we know the former can belt out a number, the latter Oscar winning actress shows that she's been practicing as well. The promo also features a nice bit of footage, finding director Rob Marshall »

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