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Hey Chef! The First Poster for 'Adam Jones' Starring Bradley Cooper Needs More Salt

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

The Weinstein Co. has revealed the first poster for Adam Jones (originally titled Chef), starring Bradley Cooper in the title role as a Parisian chef who loses his job and relocates to London, where he starts building a team to create the greatest restaurant of all time. If we're being honest, the poster does very little, merely featuring its title star in nothing more than a publicity shot. Directed by John Wells (August: Osage County) and written by Steven Knight the film features a stacked cast that reunites Cooper with his American Sniper co-star Sienna Miller along with the likes of Omar Sy, Daniel Bruhl, Emma Thompson, Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey), Lily James (Cinderella), Uma Thurman and Matthew Rhys. readmore postid="170181" Here's the official synopsis followed by the poster. The film is slated for an Oct. 2 release and will likely enjoy a Toronto Film Festival premiere. »

- Brad Brevet

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David Puttnam returning to filmmaking with Arctic 30

21 May 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oscar-winning British filmmaker David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire) is returning to filmmaking for his first feature in 15 years, with Screen Daily reporting that he’s set to produce Arctic 30 alongside Emma Thompson, who is helping to pen the script.

An adaptation of Ben Stewart’s new book Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg: The Extraordinary Story of the Arctic 30, which tells the story of 30 Greenpeace activists who were jailed in Russia after protesting against drilling in the Arctic.

“For me it hits every button,” states Puttnam. “I’m constantly reminded of the remark by Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State to the effect that our children ‘are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last generation that can actually do something about it’.”

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- Gary Collinson

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First poster for culinary comedy Adam Jones starring Bradley Cooper

20 May 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Weinstein Company has released the first poster for Adam Jones, director John Wells’ (August: Osage Comedy) upcoming culinary comedy, which sees Bradley Cooper as a chef who assembles a crew together in an attempt to create the best restaurant ever. Take a look…

Adam Jones is set for release on October 2nd, and sees Cooper leading a cast that also includes Emma Thompson, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy, Daniel Bruhl, Jamie Dornan, Uma Thurman and Riccardo Scamarcio.

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- Gary Collinson

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David Puttnam returns to production with 'Arctic 30'

17 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Chariots Of Fire producer David Puttnam is returning to filmmaking for the first time in more than 15 years

The former Columbia studio boss is to make Arctic 30, a feature about the experiences of 30 Greenpeace activists thrown into Russia’s prison system after protesting against drilling in the Arctic.

The film is based on Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg: The Extraordinary Story of the Arctic 30, a book by Ben Stewart, published earlier this month.

Lord Puttnam and Le Pacte co-owner Hani Farsi of Corniche Pictures have signed a joint venture to produce the film. A director has yet to be announced.

Puttnam credits Emma Thompson, who is involved in the film and is set to help script it, with kickstarting the project.

“We wouldn’t have reached this point without her and it is very much her decision from here on in as to the degree to which she will be involved but she »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Cannes Day 2: First Look At The Hateful Eight

14 May 2015 8:53 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Last night Harvey Weinstein invited industry figures and selected press to see a sizzle reel of The Weinstein Company’s upcoming releases, and a very solid slate they have too. First up was Adam Jones, a kind of Jerry Maguire with pots and pans, starring Bradley Cooper as an American restaurateur who moves to London to change the face of upscale dining (yes, you read that correctly). With a cast that includes Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman and Emma Thompson, mainstream success seems likely. Two boxing movies followed, one fictional, one not. The first, Southpaw, has already gained Oscar buzz for a transformational performance by star Jake Gyllenhaal, and the clips did not disappoint. Rather than a Raging Bull-style biopic, the film suggests more of a psychological drama, with the star playing a former boxer whose life spirals out of control after the death of his wife, returning to the »

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'Hateful Eight' looks good, but 'Lion' may be Harvey Weinstein's secret Oscar player

14 May 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Cannes — Harvey Weinstein appears to be in a good place. The Weinstein Company is, after all, coming off three-straight hits with "The Imitation Game," "Paddington" and "Woman in Gold." Thursday evening the industry titan held court for his annual Cannes preview, noting that he loved this year's slate while insisting that that's not always the case. The highlight of the evening was intended to be the first footage screened of Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," but this pundit was much more impressed with Garth Davis' "Lion."   Based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, "Lion" chronicles how, thanks to his inherent curiosity, a 5-year-old boy is separated from his family in India. Now, 25 years later, Saroo (Dev Patel) has grown up after being raised by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) and begins a search for the biological family he believes is still waiting for him to come home. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Cannes: Harvey Weinstein Vows Jake Gyllenhaal Will Get Oscar Nom for ‘Southpaw’

14 May 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Weinstein Co.’s Cannes presentation is always an early launching pad for fall awards season. But on Thursday afternoon at the Majestic Hotel, Harvey Weinstein actually started handicapping the 2016 Oscars race from the South of France.

Joined by Jake Gyllenhaal onstage, Weinstein said it was an outrage that the star was snubbed for his performance in “Nightcrawler,” which was released by Open Road Films last fall. “We’ll get revenge,” Weinstein said. “This transformation in ‘Southpaw’ is amazing,” Weinstein added about the upcoming summer movie directed by Antoine Fuqua, where Gyllenhaal plays a professional boxer. Weinstein revealed that “Southpaw” had been selected for Cannes, but it couldn’t play in competition because Gyllenhaal is a member of the jury.

COO David Glasser opened the event by telling the international crowd that 2015 would be a strong year for TWC. After a series of clips premiered, Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller (“Adam Jones »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Vote now: Can 8 of our favourite fictional Prime Ministers beat the real one?

8 May 2015 3:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

As Britain digests the results of its General Election, a look back at some of the most memorable prime ministers from TV and the movies reveals a bunch only marginally more disconcerting than some of the real-life options.

Operating on a scale from complete idiocy through to full-blown murderous villainy, were they actually on the ballot paper, you'd probably do well to think twice before putting an X in their box. But you can be sure of one terrifying thought - someone out there would.

So who would you vote for, given the choice between the real prime minister and 8 of TV and film's most memorable premiers? Find out more about our fictional candidates below...

1. Baldrick in Blackadder: Back and Forth

Baldrick became an MP in a rotten borough during the opening episode of Blackadder the Third, mainly thanks to the help of a campaign partner who's especially keen to »

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Vote now: Can 8 of our favourite fictional Prime Ministers beat the real one?

8 May 2015 3:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

As Britain digests the results of its General Election, a look back at some of the most memorable prime ministers from TV and the movies reveals a bunch only marginally more disconcerting than some of the real-life options.

Operating on a scale from complete idiocy through to full-blown murderous villainy, were they actually on the ballot paper, you'd probably do well to think twice before putting an X in their box. But you can be sure of one terrifying thought - someone out there would.

So who would you vote for, given the choice between the real prime minister and 8 of TV and film's most memorable premiers? Find out more about our fictional candidates below...

1. Baldrick in Blackadder: Back and Forth

Baldrick became an MP in a rotten borough during the opening episode of Blackadder the Third, mainly thanks to the help of a campaign partner who's especially keen to »

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'Southside with You' Casts Parker Sawyers as Barack Obama

7 May 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Im Global and producers Robert Teitel, Tika Sumpter and Richard Tanne announced that they have cast Parker Sawyers as the young Barack Obama in Southside with You. The romantic dramedy was inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date. Parker Sawyers joins Tika Sumpter who will play Michelle.

The film covers the eventful date in 1989 when a young associate named Barack Obama was trying to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson on a summer afternoon and evening, that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.

Parker Sawyers, an American actor based in the UK, recently completed Oliver Stone's Snowden with Joseph Gordon Levitt and is about to shoot a supporting role in the feature The Autopsy of Jane Doe, opposite Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch. »

- MovieWeb

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Why Natalie Portman Has No Idea Where Her Oscar Is

6 May 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

You hear all kinds of stories about the unusual places where Academy Award winners subsequently keep their prized statues. Emma Thompson (as well as many others) keeps hers on display in the bathroom, Russell Crowe stores his in the midst of a chicken coop, and others have them stashed out of sight in closets or flaunted them in family trophy cases. The common thread here is, they tend to know where the award is. Natalie Portman, however, has no idea where she left her Oscar. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter about a wide array of topics, ranging from the recent elections in Israel, her directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness, and much more, the subject of Hollywood.s obsession with Oscar came up. When asked if she keeps her in her Paris home, the 33-year-old actress said: I don't know where it is. I think it's in the »

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Robert Carlyle directorial debut to open Eiff by Amber Wilkinson - 2015-05-05 11:57:03

5 May 2015 3:57 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Robert Carlyle in The Legend Of Barney Thomson, which will open Eiff Photo: Courtesy of Eiff The 69th edition of Edinburgh Film Festival will open with the world premiere of Robert Carlyle's directorial debut The Legend Of Barney Thomson on June 17 at the city's Festival Theatre.

Carlyle - who is an honorary patron of the festival - also stars in the darkly humorous Glasgow-set thriller alongside Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtenay, Ashley Jensen and Martin Compston.

Carlyle said: “After a career-long association with Eiff it gives me enormous pleasure to have The Legend Of Barney Thomson chosen as Opening Night film. It really is such an honour for me to have my first feature as director premiered here in Edinburgh at the Festival that has played such a huge part in my life."

The screenplay - based on Douglas Lindsay's The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson - is »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Edinburgh Film Festival to Open with Robert Carlyle’s ‘The Legend of Barney Thomson’

5 May 2015 3:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The Edinburgh Film Festival will open June 17 with the world premiere of Robert Carlyle’s feature film directorial debut, “The Legend of Barney Thomson.”

Carlyle stars in the Glasgow-set thriller alongside Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone. Also appearing in the film are Tom Courtenay, Ashley Jensen and Martin Compston.

Mark Adams, the fest’s new artistic director and a former Variety journalist, said: “We are thrilled to be opening this year’s festival with Robert Carlyle’s wonderful black comedy. It is a marvellously macabre and playful film, impressively directed and with a terrific cast. It is the perfect film to kick off what promises to be an exciting festival.”

The screenplay is by Colin McLaren and Richard Cowan, and is adapted from Douglas Lindsay’s book “The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson.” It is a dark comedy that tells the story of Barney (Carlyle), an awkward barber who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Robert Carlyle's directorial debut will premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival

5 May 2015 3:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Robert Carlyle's directorial debut will receive its world premiere at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff).

The Legend of Barney Thomson will open the 69th year of the annual festival on Wednesday, June 17.

The black comedy - which is set in Glasgow - sees Carlyle star alongside Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Ashley Jensen, Martin Compston and Brian Pettifer.

Carlyle said: "After a career-long association with Eiff it gives me enormous pleasure to have The Legend of Barney Thomson chosen as Opening Night film.

"It really is such an honour for me to have my first feature as director premiered here in Edinburgh at the festival that has played such a huge part in my life."

Mark Adams, the new Artistic Director of Eiff, added: "We are thrilled to be opening this year's festival with Robert Carlyle's wonderful black comedy.

"It is a marvellously macabre and playful film, »

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Edinburgh to open with Robert Carlyle's directorial debut

5 May 2015 3:07 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Legend Of Barney Thomson to world premiere at the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff).

Robert Carlyle’s feature film directorial debut, The Legend Of Barney Thomson, is to open the 69th edition of the Festival on June17 , where it will receive its world premiere. 

Directed by and starring Carlyle alongside Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone, the Glasgow-set thriller will kick off the 12-day festival at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh. 

Co-stars includeTom Courtenay, Ashley Jensen, Martin Compston, Brian Pettifer, Kevin Guthrie, James Cosmo, Stephen McCole and Samuel Robertson, with a screenplay by Colin McLaren and Richard Cowan.

Trainspotting star Carlyle is an honorary patron of the festival and said: “After a career-long association with Eiff it gives me enormous pleasure to have The Legend Of Barney Thomson chosen as Opening Night film. It really is such an honour for me to have my first feature as director premiered here in Edinburgh at the Festival that has »

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

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Alison Thompson, Mark Gooder launch Cornerstone Films

28 April 2015 12:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film industry veterans Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder have unveiled their London and La-based company and strategic alliances with London’s Potboiler Films and Berlin-based X Filme.

Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood’s Potboiler Films and X Filme run by Stefan Arndt and Uwe Schott will each channel up to two films a year for financing and sales into Cornerstone Films.

Thompson will hit the Croisette with the prestige drama Denial starring Hilary Swank and Tom Wilkinson.

As first reported on ScreenDaily, the film is based on Deborah E Lipstadt’s book History On Trial: My Day In Court With A Holocaust Denier about a courtroom clash with the notorious historian David Irving. David Hare has adapted the screenplay.

Thompson will fold her Sunray slate into the new venture, which includes Asif Kapadia’s Midnight selection Amy Winehouse documentary Amy and Vincent Perez’s Alone In Berlin starring Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Mark Gooder, Alison Thompson launch Cornerstone Films

28 April 2015 12:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The film industry veterans have unveiled their London and La-based company and strategic alliances with London’s Potboiler Films and Berlin-based X Filme.

Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood’s Potboiler Films and X Filme run by Stefan Arndt and Uwe Schott will each channel up to two films a year for financing and sales into Cornerstone Films.

Thompson will hit the Croisette with the prestige drama Denial starring Hilary Swank and Tom Wilkinson.

As first reported on Screendaily, the film is based on Deborah E Lipstadt’s book History On Trial: My Day In Court With A Holocaust Denier about a courtroom clash with the notorious historian David Irving. David Hare has adapted the screenplay.

Thompson will fold her Sunray slate into the new venture, which includes Asif Kapadia’s Midnight selection Amy Winehouse documentary Amy and Vincent Perez’s Alone In Berlin starring Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl and Brendan Gleeson

Cornerstone will reveal »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Alison Thompson, Mark Gooder Form Cornerstone Films

28 April 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-Cannes move, veteran film executives Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder have partnered to form Cornerstone Films as a production-finance and sales company with offices in London and Los Angeles.

Conrnerstone will collaborate with Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood’s London-based Potboiler Films and the Berlin-based X Filme, which is run by Stefan Arndt and Uwe Schott. Both production companies will provide up to two films a year for financing and sales through the new company.

Cornerstone will launch at Cannes with Mick Jackson’s recently announced “Denial,” starring Hilary Swank and Tom Wilkinson. The film is based on Deborah E. Lipstadt’s book “History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier,” adapted for the screen by David Hare.

Thompson will fold her existing Sunray slate into Cornerstone Films, bringing over Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy” and Vincent Perez’s “Alone in Berlin,” starring Emma Thompson, »

- Dave McNary

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Time Machine: Burton and Bonham Carter Sporting Matching Hairdos on the Oscars' Red Carpet

24 April 2015 7:44 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »

- D. Zhea

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Stanley Tucci Joins 'Beauty and the Beast' as a New Character

23 April 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The already insanely star-studded cast of Disney's upcoming live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" just added another big name: Stanley Tucci.

Variety reports that the "Hunger Games" star just signed on for the flick, and will be playing a role created specifically for the new version. The character is named Cadenza, and is described by Variety as a "grand piano, a new character to the realm who is described as a neurotic maestro."

Tucci's casting should round out the ensemble, which just added Ewan McGregor earlier this week. "Beauty" stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, and Kevin Kline.

Production is scheduled to start later this year. "Beauty and the Beast" is due in theaters on March 17, 2017.

[via: Variety]

Photo credit: Jon Furniss/Invision/AP »

- Katie Roberts

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