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It’s an understood rule of comedic actors that they can all do drama, as well. Comedy is harder, of course. But then not every comedic actor is truly an actor. Not every comedic performance is about more than good line readings and having the necessary timing to tell a joke. Stand-up comedians often get starring gigs on sitcoms, but that doesn’t mean they’ll wind up with an Oscar nomination someday. (Sorry, Sinbad.) Those who do end up with Academy recognition are those who were always set to shine on the big screen and wound up on TV as a short little detour along the way. Jennifer Lawrence, for example. And Tom Hanks. And Leonardo DiCaprio. But there are also former TV comedy stars who do great work in dramatic movies and never garner Oscar attention, and then they have to go back and do a Dumb and Dumber sequel. There »
- Christopher Campbell
The exclusive deal with Derbez underscores the high stakes of reaching the coveted Hispanic moviegoing audience — a fast-growing demographic at the box office.
Derbez starred in and directed Pantelion’s hit “Instructions Not Included,” the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S. at $44 million. The film grossed another $55 million outside the U.S.
“Pantelion and Televisa can reach my core fan base better than anyone and, with the distribution expertise and brand recognition of Lionsgate, I know we can build on the crossover audience that we began to reach with ‘Instructions,'” Derbez said.
Derbez also starred in 2007’s “Under the Same Moon,” which took in about half of its $23 million worldwide in the U.S.
- Dave McNary
Mexican actor, director, writer and producer Eugenio Derbez, the star of Pantelion Films' breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S., has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Pantelion Films, the collaboration between next generation global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) and Mexican media corporation Grupo Televisa, the parties announced today. Derbez, through his newly-launched 3Pas ('tripas") Studios production company, a partnership with former Pantelion President of Production Benjamin Odell, will focus on Spanish and English-language films targeted at Latino and crossover audiences in the Us.
"We are thrilled to take our longstanding relationship with Eugenio to the next level. He is a true auteur in every sense of the word, and he has an amazing ability to tap into the shared passions of Latino and American audiences. Teaming up with such an enormous talent cements »
- Kellvin Chavez
Eugenio Derbez, writer, director and star of hit Spanish-language comedy Instructions Not Included, has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Lionsgate/Grupo Televisa’s Pantelion Films, staying in business with the label that released his record-setting Spanish-language pic last year. The pact was made via Derbez’s newly launched 3PasStudios, a partnership with former Pantelion president of production Benjamin Odell. 3Pas will focus on Spanish- and English-language films targeted at Latino and crossover audiences in the U.S.
Instructions Not Included became the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S. when it opened last year. Pantelion also is behind biopic Cantinflas which has pulled in $3.6M since it opened last weekend in 382 theaters.
Derbez’s credits include Under The Same Moon, also among the highest-grossing Spanish language films released in the U.S. He and Odell first worked together on Sangre de Mi Sangre in 2006, starring Derbez, which »
- The Deadline Team
After an overly successful stint around this year’s festival circuit, Love Is Strange — Ira Sachs’ poignant tale of longterm partners Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) — has been celebrated by audiences and critics alike since it hit theatres on August 22nd. In his review, our own Matt Donato praised the central performance at the heart of the movie:
Taking place within the Big Apple itself, Sachs’ sixth feature film centers on the aforementioned duo who, after tying the knot in Lower Manhattan, are faced with challenge after challenge that put their idyllic relationship to the test. After George loses his job, the pair are thereby forced to shack up with friends and distant relatives just to make ends meet. »
- Michael Briers
• Let me say it again. Marisa. Tomei. I’ll take her wherever I can get her, and I’d watch The Rewrite if only as a dolled-up delivery system for the most undervalued Oscar-winning actress working today. Why active, actress-friendly directors like David O. Russell and Woody Allen have yet to scoop her up and make a comedic muse out of her is totally beyond comprehension. She’s moving, miffed, and magnificent in Love is Strange, giving a pitch-perfect supporting performance, in the purest sense of the term. And she seems to be serving up her usual best here (i.e. rich, relaxed, and revealing character work) and top-lining (!) the damn thing as Hugh Grant’s »
- Matthew Eng
Hugh Grant is an Oscar winner — well, his character is, anyway — in the upcoming romantic comedy The Rewrite. In the film's first trailer, Grant plays Keith Michaels, a screenwriter who won an Oscar many years ago and is now forced to take a teaching job in a small town to pay the bills. Marisa Tomei co-stars as one of his students who isn't impressed by the level of commitment that the professor is putting forth. Meanwhile, Keith gets himself caught in a web of lies involving Matt Damon and Ryan Gosling. Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons and
- Ryan Gajewski
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
With a lackluster collection of films opening wide in multiplexes this holiday weekend, it’s time to herald an indie gem. Love is Strange debuted at Sundance in January, and opened to the top per-screen average in select theaters last weekend. It expands slightly today, and critics seem to be near-unanimous that it’s worth seeking out.
Directed by Ira Sachs, the film tells the story of George (Alfred Molina) and Ben (John Lithgow), a gay New York City couple who officially tie the knot after 39 years together. But once their relationship is made legal, George is fired by the »
- Jeff Labrecque
Lionsgate has released a new trailer for “The Rewrite” starring Hugh Grant. The film features the actor as Keith Michaels, a once successful Oscar-winning screenwriter who is now desperate and broke enough to take a teaching job at a small college.
Marisa Tomei costars as Holly Carpenter, a middle-aged woman completing her college education. J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney appear in supporting roles. The film is written and directed by Marc Lawrence, who previously directed Grant in “Music and Lyrics,” “Two Weeks Notice” and “Did You Hear About the Morgans?”
- Kevin Noonan
Chicago – It is a time, and the time is now. Leave it to filmmaker Ira Sachs to break a barrier simply by having the right timing. Exploring a long time gay couple, right at the cusp of their now-legal marriage, opens the door to an odd series of ordinary circumstances in “Love is Strange.”
The karma of what the marriage does is the main theme of the film, as employment, family relationships and housing are affected by the opening of the nuptial Pandora’s box. That is not to say the event itself is controversial, but what happens when one thing leads to another afterward, is so simple and human. The acting in the film – led by Alfred Molina and John Lithgow as the couple – expresses a truth about how all can seem well when everything is aligned, and how discombobulated our souls become when that normalcy is challenged. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Today we have the trailer for "The Rewrite" romantic comedy, starring Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney, Chris Elliott and Jk Simmons. Check it out below. Plot: An Oscar-winning writer (Grant) in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom (Tomei) taking classes there. The new movie is written and directed by Marc Lawrence, who previously worked with Grant on "Music and Lyrics" and "Two Week Notice." It's set to hit theaters in October in the UK. A Us release date has yet to be revealed. Trailer: »
Here’s a trailer for The Rewrite, a classic, Hugh Grant–circa–early–aughts rom-com about a sleazy, out-of-work screenwriter who starts teaching a college class so he can hit on younger women and upset people with comments like “I’m just a little bit tired of female empowerment.” Fortunately, age-appropriate crush Marisa Tomei turns up to help him see the error of his ways and to "rewrite" his life. Or something! »
- Anna Silman
Exclusive: Indie distributor XLrator Media is diving into content creation with John Suits and Gabriel Cowan’s film production shingle New Artists Alliance. The companies have inked a three-picture production and distribution deal to co-produce low-budget science fiction action thrillers, starting with the Brandon Routh-Caity Lotz astronaut pic 400 Days, now in post-production.
After seeing a self-described successful digital and VOD return on the $1.5 million-budgeted April sci-fier The Machine, XLrator’s CEO Barry Gordon was seeking similarly budgeted high-concept acquisition titles but found niche offerings to be sparse. He linked up with Naa, the producers behind recent genre pics Bad Milo and SXSW winner Cheap Thrills. The deal gives XLrator a stake in the pipeline driving content tailored to the kind of multiplatform release that made British android pic The Machine an iTunes high performer.
The two companies initially pacted on graphic novel adaptation The Scribbler, the upcoming Suits-helmed »
- Jen Yamato
Film and TV distributor The Orchard has acquired all U.S. rights to Adam Rapp's comedy “Loitering With Intent,” which features Sam Rockwell, Marisa Tomei and Natasha Lyonne, the company announced Thursday. Michael Godere (“The Affair”) and Ivan Martin (“Hollywood Ending”) star in the movie, which portrays the trials and tribulations of two down and out actors in New York. “Loitering With Intent” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and co-stars Brian Geraghty (“The Hurt Locker”) and Isabelle McNally (“House of Cards”). Also read: Sam Rockwell in Early Talks to Star in ‘Poltergeist’ Reboot (Exclusive) Godere and Martin also co-wrote the movie, »
- Jeff Sneider
Who says Americans don’t do irony? In their fourth collaboration, Us writer-director Marc Lawrence has placed actor Hugh Grant in the role of ‘belligerent fish-out-of-water who becomes reluctantly fixated on an unconventional love interest’ – and has called it The Rewrite. That’s pretty ironic, if you ask me, since their previous efforts produced Did You Hear About The Morgans?, Music And Lyrics and Two Weeks Notice.
In this latest turn on the merry-go-round, Grant stars as a washed-up screenwriter who once collected accolades, but is now forced to teach at a college. It is here that he finds himself drawn to a single mother trying to study there. His co-star in this ground-breaking effort is Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei, who fills the inter-changeable role of ‘woman who looks doe-eyed at bumbling Brit while he makes a declaration of love in front of other people.’ The pair is inexplicably »
- Sarah Myles
After Two Weeks Notice, Music and Lyrics, and Have You Heard About The Morgans?, Hugh Grant is teaming writer/director Marc Lawrence for The Rewrite, a romcom about a washed up screenwriter (Grant) forced to take up a teaching job at a small town university. Also starring Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney, and J.K. Simmons, Grant can do this type of movie in his sleep at this stage, but is still extremely affable and charming while doing so. Check it out below. Released: 8th October »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Some Hugh Grant romantic comedies are objectively good (a few of them are even great), others aren’t. But, for some reason, I tend to like them all. Good and bad. Which means I’ll be seeing The Rewrite even though it was directed by Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice), who does not tend to make my favorite Grant movies. The addition of the always-welcome Marisa Tomei evens that out. Going off the trailer, I’m pretty sure I know every single beat of the movie already. It doesn’t appear to be in the league of Notting Hill or About a Boy anything like that, but it also doesn’t look as bad as Nine Months. The film also stars Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons and Chris Elliott. There’s no domestic release date yet but Lionsgate is releasing the pic in the UK on October 8th. Hit the jump for The Rewrite trailer. »
- Evan Dickson
Let’s get one thing clear very quickly, I use ‘entertaining’ in that very Hugh Grant sense of Two Weeks Notice, which is a ridiculously silly rom-com but perfect fodder for Grant’s more direct, British sensibilities and quite enjoyable. You know what I’m saying, so if you’re not a fan of Grant then turn away now but if you like his modest foppishness and comedic timing, then you’ll definitely like this first look at The Rewrite in which he teams up with Marisa Tomei for some relationship discovery and self-learning…it’s how these things work.
Written and directed by Marc Lawrence, of Miss Congeniality and the aforementioned Two Weeks Notice, this new one stars Hugh Grant as screenwriter Keith Michaels, a once successful, Golden Globe winner with a hit movie to his name but that was fifteen years ago and now he’s divorced, broke, »
- Dan Bullock
A second teaser trailer is out for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," the Steve Carell and Channing Tatum-led drama which looks to be one of the biggest players in the upcoming awards season following the film's sterling reception at Cannes back in May.
The first trailer is out for "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart's directorial debut "Rosewater". The story follows Iranian-born Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal), who was arrested for espionage while covering the Iranian elections in 2009 and held for nearly four months. The film, which opens in November, premiered the other day at the Venice Film Festival to respectable but not gushing reviews.
Next comes the trailer for the Hugh Grant-led rom-com "The Rewrite". Grant stars as a former Oscar-winning screenplay writer long past his glory days who takes on a college teaching job. Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons star.
Finally there's »
- Garth Franklin
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