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After helping Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto to Oscar success with Dallas Buyers Club, director Jean-Marc Vallee is back in gong season with this year’s Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon. And he’s already looking ahead to more potential awards bait, entering negotiations to direct the long-developing Janis Joplin biopic with Amy Adams in the lead.Joplin’s storied life and music career has been a fascination for filmmakers for years: at one point there were competing projects warbling their way through development. And in its time, the Joplin biopic has attracted the likes of Lee Daniels, Catherine Hardwicke and Fernando Meirelles, with Renee Zellweger seriously interested in the lead.Adams, of course, has the singing ability and has proven her acting chops, so she seems like a good fit. And this current iteration of the project boasts the potential for a reunion of the Dallas Buyers Club creative team, »
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux looked hotter than ever at an event for her upcoming movie Cake in La on Friday. In other fun moments, Taylor Swift made errands look glamorous, Julianne Moore walked the red carpet with her adorable family, and Reese Witherspoon took a selfie with Paula Abdul. Keep reading to see all that and more, and come back later as the weekend fun continues. »
Vallée’s producing partner Nathan Ross told Variety that the movie will shoot during the summer and fall in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where Joplin began recording songs in 1964. She broke out in 1967 as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company.
Adams has been attached to play the late rock singer for several years. Lee Daniels emerged last year as a candidate to direct.
Journal Du Quebec was the first to report on Vallée’s attachment.
Joplin died »
- Dave McNary
West Hollywood — On Wednesday it was Reese. On Thursday it was Shailene. On Friday it was Jennifer… …Aniston. Yes, this year's Best Actress contenders continued to celebrate their films with awards season events and Thursday night featured a special screening of Daniel Barnz's "Cake," where a post-show party at the Sunset Tower Hotel found Aniston, obviously, the center of attention. "Cake" stars Aniston as Claire, a woman whose life has come to something of a stand still because of chronic pain she's suffered from a major car accident. It's an impressive performance by the popular actress that I praised in my review of the film from the Toronto Film Festival a few months ago, and hinted she could be an awards season player. Speaking to Aniston Friday night, she admitted that after some roles, directors and producers "box" you into a certain mold for a certain kind of a movie. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Sometimes in fashion it's all about the basics, which is why I'm not surprised that black-and-white has been ruling red carpet! Many A-list actresses have been seen wearing their own versions of this crisp, clean trend. From Reese Witherspoon's gorgeous Calvin Klein number to Jennifer Lopez's insane Zuhair Murad midi, there was certainly no shortage of chic black-and-white this week. Since this is a classic trend that will never go out of style, don't be afraid to spend a little more than you normally would on one of these monochrome numbers. They are timeless and I promise you will get tons of use out of these staple pieces. Here are some of my personal black-and-white faves: 1. »
Dallas Buyer’s Club was a big film at the end of 2013. This year, Wild, the new film from its director Jean-Marc Vallee, is said to be a powerful movie as well, thanks in part to a great performance from Reese Witherspoon. Now Vallee is setting up to make a new film, and this one will […]
- Russ Fischer
Reese Witherspoon always looks stunning for every occasion, so we’re looking no further than the Oscar-winning mom of three for Thanksgiving wardrobe inspiration!
Reese’s sweater-and-skinnies combo transitions from prepping in the kitchen (with an apron of course), to toasting at the table, to kicking back to watch football after the meal. Don’t have a Hollywood star’s budget? We’ve got you covered.
We found this Reese-inspired Elle soft blue sweater with a delicate beaded flower embellishment at Kohl’s. And you’ll still have cash left over to hit the Black Friday sales!
Complete the look with Jennifer Lopez skinnies, Candies heels, Xoxo sunglasses and Apt. 9 bag, all from Kohl’s. »
The long-in-the-works Janis Joplin biopic, Get It While You Can, will begin shooting in the second half of 2015 in Los Angeles and San Francisco with Amy Adams starring as the singer. Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée is in negotiations to helm the picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ron Terry, who previously executive produced a TV movie about Jimi Hendrix in 2000, and Teresa Kounin Terry wrote the script; Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, who co-wrote Dallas Buyers Club together, are in negotiations to rewrite it.
Rolling Stone first reported »
If Jean-Marc Vallee has proved anything with his last two films, he knows how to direct actors. Dallas Buyers Club earned both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto Oscars, and Reese Witherspoon and possibly Laura Dern are vying for nominations for this year's Wild. I would not say either film is particularly great, but I cannot fault those performances. This news is actually a couple of months old, but thanks to The Playlist, Vallee's interview with Journal de Quebec (via Metro) is now far more public. Vallee will be taking the directorial reigns of the forthcoming Janis Joplin biopic starring Amy Adams, who herself is looking for her sixth Oscar nomination for Big Eyes. Lee Daniels was attached to direct the film and seemed fairly adamant about wanting to make it. Quite frankly, I think Vallee is a more interesting director than Daniels, and after Lee Daniels' The Butler, I am »
- Mike Shutt
Today’s news isn’t exactly fresh, as Jean-Marc Vallee’s interest in helming a Janis Joplin biopic has been kicking around for some time. The Wild helmer spoke out months ago concerning the project he had assembled with Amy Adams in the lead as the infamous singer. Now, however, Deadline claims that it’s absolutely going ahead.
In the past, the untitled biopic had both Fernando Meirelles and Lee Daniels attached to direct from a script by Ron and Theresa Kounin-Terry. With Vallee the third in line to bring Adams’ long-awaited dream of portraying Joplin (she’s been involved in development for years) to the big screen, he’s bringing in familiar faces to help re-shape the existing script. Dallas Buyers Club‘s Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack will be writing a new draft. The pair will be aiming to keep the scope of the pic within the projected »
- Gem Seddon
The Jackie Jorp Jomp Janis Joplin biopic has a new director. Lee Daniels had been attached to helm a film about the Queen of Rock ‘N Roll for a few years with Amy Adams attached to star, but it now appears that Daniels is no longer involved in the project, as Dallas Buyers Club and Wild director Jean-Marc Vallée is set to make the untitled biopic his next project with Adams still attached to star and sing all of Joplin’s songs herself. Vallée is also bringing new writers onto the project as well, as his Oscar-nominated Dallas Buyers Club scribes Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack are due to perform a rewrite of the draft originally written by Ron and Theresa Kounin-Terry. More after the jump. Vallée actually broke the news of his involvement with the Janis Joplin movie a few months ago in an interview with Journal Du Quebec via Metro, »
- Adam Chitwood
For years now, Amy Adams has been more than a little interested in getting a biopic about iconic rock star Janis Joplin off the ground. Reports have been circling since 2010 when Fernando Meirelles (City Of God) was going to direct, and a couple years ago Lee Daniels boarded the film, back when it was being called Get It While You Can. However, now the film scripted by Ron & Theresa Terry is untitled and has a new director. Deadline reports it will be Dallas Buyers Club helmer Jean-March Vallee behind the camera, fresh off his buzzed work on Wild starring Reese Witherspoon, another likely Oscar contender. Read on! Previously, the project was said to only chronicle one day in the life of the singer of songs such as Piece of My Heart and Me and Bobby McGee. But maybe it will employ flashbacks on the day her drug addiction finally led »
- Ethan Anderton
After languishing in development for several years, the Untitled Janis Joplin Biopic starring Amy Adams is finally moving forward, with filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club) now set to direct.
Amy Adams has been attached to star as Janis Joplin for several years, with Fernando Meirelles (City Of God) expressing interest to direct back in 2010, and Lee Daniels entering talks to direct back in 2012.
No details have been given regarding the story, which was written by Ron Terry and Teresa Terry. It isn't known if the biopic will cover her entire life, or a certain period during her career. The singer died in 1970 at the age of 27 from a heroin overdose.
I’m going to keep it short and sweet today folks, or at least a bit shorter than usual in terms of set up. You all know by now that it’s time for my middle of the month Oscar predictions update piece. Sometimes, there’s only a tinker or two to be done, but today…today I have a seismic shift to include, namely in the arrival of Selma on the scene. It’s gone from being shut out (what was I thinking?) to contending for wins in multiple major categories. In fact, more than one of the big eight categories have new winners listed, so this is a definite change in thinking. Some of it might be short lived, but that’s what the upcoming new set of predictions next month is for, right? I’ve also added the three short form categories (Animated Short, Documentary Short, and »
- Joey Magidson
Though The Hollywood Reporter's annual actresses roundtable lacks diversity this year, it certainly has strong-headed women in spades. The full video featuring Reese Witherspoon, Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore, Laura Dern, Amy Adams, Felicity Jones and Hilary Swank has yet to air online, but the clip below shows "Boyhood" Supporting Actress frontrunner Arquette haranguing the "deviant" internet community responsible for leaking nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and others. Arquette, classy as ever, says: "I feel really strongly that there's nothing deviant about two lovers sharing sexual intimacy. That is normal. It's been happening since the beginning of time. Through any different medium. We had paper. Before that, we met behind the bush. You know? What is deviant is when a community decides that they can break into your sexuality, steal that from you, insert themselves, observe your private sexuality." [Via THR] »
- Ryan Lattanzio
After seeing his eight features and speaking to him only briefly, one gets the sense that if director Jean-Marc Vallée gathered $100 million for a tentpole project, $90 million of it would go toward getting the most extravagant soundtrack in history. The filmmaker traffics his character-driven narratives in fluid ideas of music and memory, but none so expertly and audaciously than in his latest film "Wild," which stars Reese Witherspoon as an American woman who seeks spiritual relief by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Dipping in and out of Cheryl’s divorce from her husband, her past with addiction, and the ordeal of her carefree mother’s (Laura Dern) cancer battle, Vallée still keeps the soundtrack — which includes Leonard Cohen, Lucinda Williams, and Portishead — from doing all the heavy lifting. As seen with “Dallas Buyers Club” (which earned Oscars for both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto), he’s targeted a unique, stripped-down shooting style that. »
- Charlie Schmidlin
As much as it pains us to put away our tank tops and daisy dukes, the time has come to whip out our stylish jackets and hit the streets in our latest Trend of the Week: The ever-sophisticated peacoat! This winter staple was seen on three of the hottest celebrities hitting the town this week. Let's take a deeper look into how each leading lady incorporated a perfect peacoat into her wardrobe! Reese Witherspoon is known for her classic style and effortlessness execution. Here, she bundles up in skinny jeans and a peacoat that features an exaggerated collar. She makes the look appear totally natural with a pulled-back hairstyle and sunglasses to match. Plus, the Wild star also does one of our favorite combinations: She mixes »
James Keach, producer of James Mangold's Walk The Line, which starred Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter, joined Kim Campbell and Ashley Campbell at the Bryant Park Hotel for a screening and discussion of Keach's film Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me.
Bill Clinton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Steve Martin, Vincent Gil, The Edge, Jay Leno, Jimmy Webb and Brad Paisley are among those who pay tribute to Glen Campbell, as he and his family embarked on a farewell tour following Glen being diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
James Keach with moderator Anne-Katrin Titze: "I said okay, we'll meet Glen next week and turned around and looked at everything I could on Alzheimer." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
- Anne-Katrin Titze
The Men, Women & Children director and London-based novelist are adapting Skip Hollandsworth's Texas Monthly article 'I Only Rob Banks For My Family', according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It will tell the true story of the Catt family of Houston, who made a living robbing banks until their crimes caught up with them.
Fox Searchlight is producing the film.
It will follow Reitman's work on Hulu series Casual. »
Reese Witherspoon not only stars in Wild, she's also produced the movie. It's her production company's second film after box office hit Gone Girl. Not too shabby! I asked her Wild co-stars at the movie's premiere in Beverly Hills last night what it's like having the Oscar winner as your boss. In short, she sounds pretty darn awesome. Here's what they had to say… Laura Dern, who plays her mom in the big screen adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir of the same name, gushed, "Amazing, like the most generous inclusive, determined, fierce protector of Cheryl Strayed you could ask for." Thomas Sadoski, who plays Witherspoon's husband, said »
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