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New Projects: ‘The Birds’, ‘Monopoly’, and ‘Ashley’s War’

2 July 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Every time it feels like Hollywood has decided to remake a property that couldn’t be more sacred, they one up the ante. Michael Bay has been prepping a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense/horror classic The Birds, and Variety reports that the project has now found its director: Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen. Van Rooijen has directed the thrillers Tape and Daylight previously, but never a film in the English language.

Hitchcock’s film from 1963, arguably his last great movie and the story of how birds terrorized a small town in Northern California, has never been officially remade, but its influences are everywhere. Heck, even Jurassic World has a scene with pterodactyls worthy of Hitch.

No details on additional plot points or when production is expected to begin have yet been revealed.

So far the list of movies based on board games includes Clue, Battleship, Jumanji, and maybe someday, »

- Brian Welk

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Paul Thomas Anderson to Write Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Pinocchio’ Remake

1 July 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Thomas Anderson is writing the screenplay for Warner Bros. and Team Downey’s “Pinocchio” live-action reimagining.

Although Anderson has only been hired to pen a draft for the script, there’s a possibility that he could direct the movie as well. The director has written few movies without also helming the projects.

The Giver” scripter Michael Mitnick wrote the most recent draft, and Robert Downey Jr., along with his wife and producing partner Susan Downey, will produce alongside Dan Jinks.

Downey is onboard to play Geppetto in the tale about a wooden puppet who wants to become a human boy. He’s been developing the project for some time, but recently revived interest, given Disney’s surge of live-action retellings of animated classics and fairy tales.

Disney has already struck box office gold with “Alice in Wonderland,” whose sequel “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is slated for 2016; “Maleficent”; and “Cinderella. »

- Justin Kroll

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Aussies and Kiwis invited to join AMPAS

30 June 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Four Australians and three Kiwis have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A record 322 screen practitioners from the Us and around the world have been invited to join the organisation. The previous high was 276 in 2013.

The Down Under contingent comprises visual effects wizards Tim Crosbie and Daniel Barrett, producers Bruna Papandrea and Rebecca Yeldham, sound mixers David Lee and Jason Canovas and writer-director Niki Caro.

Despite the Academy.s efforts to diversify its membership, out of the 25 actors invited to join only seven are women.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, .It.s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry. This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization..

This year Crosbie was nominated for an »

- Don Groves

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Aussies invited to join AMPAS

30 June 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Three Australians and one Kiwi have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A record 322 screen practitioners from the Us and around the world have been invited to join the organisation. The previous high was 276 in 2013.

The Down Under contingent comprises visual effects wizard Tim Crosbie, producers Bruna Papandrea and Rebecca Yeldham and writer-director Niki Caro.

Despite the Academy.s efforts to diversify its membership, out of the 25 actors invited to join only seven are women.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, .It.s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry. This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization..

This year Crosbie was nominated for an Oscar for best achievement in visual effects for X-Men: Days of Future Past, »

- Don Groves

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Abi Morgan To Adapt ‘Ashley’s War’ For Fox 2000 And Reese Witherspoon

30 June 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Fox 2000 has set Abi Morgan to adapt the Gayle Tzemach Lemmon book Ashley's War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On The Special Ops Battlefield. The studio, led by Elizabeth Gabler, won an auction in March at a time when several military-themed books were selling after the outsized grosses of American SniperPacific Standard's Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea are producing with Natalie Krinsky, and the expectation is that Witherspoon will… »

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Reese Witherspoon Fighting Ashley's War

30 June 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Reese Witherspoon continues to find interesting projects to produce and potentially star in. And now she along with Fox 2000 have The Iron Lady and Suffragette writer Abi Morgan aboard to adapt Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s book Ashley’s War. The nonfiction book, which carries the subtitle The Untold Story Of A Team Of Women Soldiers On The Special Ops Battlefield, follows what happened when the Us Army Special Operations Command created a pilot programme to allow elite female soldiers on the battlefield alongside the likes of the Green Berets serving in Afghanistan. The unit, known as Cst-2, put its potential Army candidates through a rigorous selection process that resulted in the troops seeing action. First Lieutenant Ashley White became the first Cst member killed in action. Witherspoon may well take a role in any eventual film, but Morgan will have to write the script first. She has Suffragette, with Sarah Gavron directing, »

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Khloé Kardashian Third Wheels With Kylie and Tyga

30 June 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Check out the Instagram featuring Khloé, Kylie, and Tyga - HuffPost Celebrity Are Nick Young and Iggy Azalea going to last? - Ok! A Kim Kardashian sex tape image shows up at Kanye West's UK set - Us Weekly 13 of Hollywood's hottest men - Et Wait, Katy Perry is battling nuns now? - Gossip Girl Jeremy Renner's intense Playboy interview - Lainey Gossip Bella Thorne reacts to the realest situations - BuzzFeed The things Reese Witherspoon can't live without - People Is Amy Schumer a racist? - The Frisky »

- Jessica-Chassin

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The O.C. Musical Is Happening And We Feel Very Strongly About It

29 June 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

"Californiaaaaaaaa, here we cooooooooome."  Those had better be some of the lyrics to one of the songs performed in the musical version of The O.C. that is definitely, for real, being developed.  We're not even joking about that. The Cohens are back on August 30 when The O.C. Musical hits Los Angeles.  Produced by the same geniuses, Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin, that brought us the Cruel Intentions musical (attended by stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair), the O.C. musical will feature characters from the show performing songs from the early 2000's. Despite the fact that the musical is only a couple of months away, only the roles of »

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Tina Fey Headlining ‘Produced By’ New York Conference

29 June 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tina Fey will headline the Producers Guild of America’s upcoming second annual Produced By: New York conference.

The October 24 event will feature an in-depth discussion with Fey in the “Conversations With” series.

Fey is an executive producer on the Netflix comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and was an exec producer on the NBC sitcom “30 Rock.” She’s also a producer on her upcoming film “Sisters.”

Last year’s inaugural Produced By: New York included Darren Aronofsky, Jake Gyllenhaal, Don Lemon, Morgan Spurlock, Harvey Weinstein and Terence Winter.

The PGA’s seventh annual Produced By conference in Los Angeles included presentations by Reese Witherspoon, Tyler Perry and Jason Blum in May.

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- Dave McNary

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Tina Fey to Headline PGA’s Produced By New York Conference

29 June 2015 10:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tina Fey has been named the featured speaker at the Producers Guild of America’s Produced By New York conference, taking place October 24 in Manhattan. An east coast off-shoot of the PGA’s packed Los Angeles conference, the event will take place for a second time at the Time Warner center, hosted by the publisher and HBO. Also Read: Reese Witherspoon Gets Sassy Over Gender Equality, Calls for Female Hires at Entry Level in Film “The Produced By Conference has proven to be a tremendous opportunity for producers of film, TV and digital media content to share industry acumen with their peers in. »

- Matt Donnelly

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There's Going to Be a Parody Musical About 'The O.C.,' Bitch

29 June 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Fresh off the success -- and Reese Witherspoon approval -- of "Cruel Intentions: The Musical" comes word that another beloved piece of pop culture is getting the parody stage show treatment.

Variety reports that teen soap "The O.C." will take the stage for a one-night-only musical extravaganza, also produced by the "Cruel Intentions" parody team, and will apparently offer a meta take on the early 2000s, Southern California-set show. According to the trade, "O.C." creator Josh Schwartz will be a character in the production, though he won't be singing.

The role of Schwartz has already been cast, as have the parts of Cohen family matriarch Kirsten and Marissa's high school flame Luke (who uttered the show's instantly-iconic catchphrase, "Welcome to The O.C., bitch!"). No word yet on who has taken those roles, and who the production is eyeing for the rest of the bunch. (Could Adam Brody just appear as Seth Cohen? »

- Katie Roberts

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Kevin Costner Enters the TV Game with Amazon's 'The Trial'

27 June 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Netflix gets most of the press for their streamed original content, but between the excellent "Transparent" and what I've seen thus far from their newly imported arrival "Catastrophe," Amazon's got more than a few aces in their sleeves to place them firmly into the competition. Having Woody Allen on board to make his first-ever television series, as well as producing Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch and Terry Gilliam's latest movies, is also a big plus. And it looks as though they've got some more good eggs in their basket coming up, as Kevin Costner is in talks to frontline David E. Kelley's ("Ally McBeal," "The Practice," "Boston Legal") latest legal drama "The Trial." Even though Amazon's model consists primarily of letting users decide whether or not a show gets a full-season order based on their pilots, should Costner sign on it would get a straight-to-series order. The two-time Academy »

- Will Ashton

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Mark Wahlberg versus Mark Wahlberg: A tale of two actors

26 June 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

How many Mark Wahlbergs are there? I ask because I like the guy who showed up in this week's "Ted 2." I like goofball Mark Wahlberg. I like belligerent Boston Mark Wahlberg. I like dancing silly Mark Wahlberg. I like dim bulb but well-meaning Mark Wahlberg. I do not, however, care for "I'm smarter than I look" Mark Wahlberg. I do not like humorless Mark Wahlberg. I do not particularly care for serious action mode Mark Wahlberg. And when I look at the ones I don't like side-by-side with the ones I like, I find it hard to reconcile that this is all one person. So again… I ask… how many Mark Wahlbergs are there? When Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" was released, it was a breakthrough for the young actor, part of a banner year in his nascent acting career. He had made a few films before that, including »

- Drew McWeeny

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Kevin Costner in Talks to Star in David E. Kelley’s Amazon Legal Drama

25 June 2015 4:11 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Kevin Costner may be headed back to the smallscreen.

Costner is in talks to star in Amazon’s new legal drama from David E. Kelley, Variety has learned. Costner has been in talks for the role for the past few weeks, sources say.

“The Trial” marks one of the biggest shows to date for the streaming service and would be Amazon’s first straight to series order. The site usually allows audiences to watch and provide feedback on what pilots should be ordered to series.

This would also mark Costner’s first-ever regular series. His starred in the History Channel miniseries “Hatfield & McCoys.” Costner will play a reputable-lawyer-turned-alcoholic who’s fired from the high-profile firm he co-founded.

David Semel (“Ally McBeal,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “Madam Secretary”) is rumored to direct the pilot, written by Kelley. Costner would also executive produce. Kelley’s most recent credits include CBS’ “The Crazy Ones. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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This Week's Cutest Celebrity Candids

25 June 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

This week, your favorite celebrities shared photos from their amazing travel adventures. Sophia Bush was spotted in Uganda, while Kate Hudson enjoyed drinks with friends in Germany. Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara traveled to Mexico City to promote their movie Hot Pursuit, and the cast of Orange Is the New Black came back together to film season four! Keep reading to see the rest of this week's cutest celebrity candids, and be sure to follow Popsugar on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! »

- Marina-Liao

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News Bits: Narnia, Napkin, Nightingale, Ferals

25 June 2015 4:50 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

In a social media posting the other day, "Life of Pi" screenwriter David Magee revealed that he has finished his work on the script for the fourth film in "The Chronicles of Narnia" series:

"Completed the final draft of The Silver Chair today. I've had the immense pleasure to work on the project for over a year now. So fulfilling." [Source: NarniaWeb]

Napkin Notes

Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea's Pacific Standard production company is developing a film adaptation of Garth Callaghan's memoir "Napkin Notes" for New Line. The pair will produce the project.

Callaghan's book deals with how he began writing short inspirational notes on napkins to put in his daughter Emma’s lunchbox daily. It became more significant when he was given five separate cancer diagnoses. [Source: Variety]

The Nightingale

Ann Peacock ("The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe") has just »

- Garth Franklin

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Reese Witherspoon Developing ‘Napkin Notes’ Memoir for the Screen

24 June 2015 3:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea’s Pacific Standard banner is developing a film adaptation for New Line of Garth Callaghan’s memoir “Napkin Notes: Make Lunch Meaningful, Life Will Follow.”

Witherspoon and Papandrea will produce “Napkin Notes,” which New Line optioned last September. Mike Binder, whose credits include “Black or White,” “Reign Over Me” and “The Upside of Anger,” has come on to adapt the script. Toby Emmerich, Andrea Johnston and Richard Brener are overseeing for New Line.

Callaghan’s book, published by HarperCollins, details how he began writing short inspirational notes on napkins to put in his daughter Emma’s lunchbox daily to connect with his daughter. The practice took on far more significance after Callaghan was diagnosed first with kidney cancer and subsequently received four other cancer diagnoses.

“Napkin Notes” is Pacific Standard’s ninth development project. Witherspoon and Papandea formed Pacific Standard in 2012 in order to remedy »

- Dave McNary

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14 Celebrity Kids Blowing Up Instagram

24 June 2015 1:45 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

They grow up so fast! This saying seems to ring especially true for celebrity kids, who sprint through their childhoods in the spotlight. Just this year, we've been mesmerized by how much Ava Phillippe has taken after her parents, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, and how Brandon Lee is already a heartbreaker like Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. The surprises keep on coming as these famous kids join Instagram and give us a behind-the-scenes look at their worlds. Read on to learn about what they share on social media, then see celebrity children following in their parents' footsteps on the red carpet. »

- Nick-Maslow

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The Ultimate Celebrity Tattoo Gallery

23 June 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Celebrities like David Beckham and Reese Witherspoon are sporting body art of some kind, from tiny markings to full sleeves. There are even stars who've gotten inked for their significant others and famous dads who wear permanent tributes to their children on their skin. Keep reading to see all the celebrity tattoos, then check out a bunch of real-girl tiny tattoo ideas! »

- Maria-Mercedes-Lara

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All the Times Reese and Sofia Proved That Work BFFs Are the Best

23 June 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara had so much fun promoting their comedy, Hot Pursuit, that we began to think that they weren't actually working. Whether they were traveling to their multiple press stops or popping up on talk shows together, the women proved to be quite the dynamic duo; we've loved getting a glimpse at their social media snaps, and their award show appearances were nothing short of adorable. The two also posted a hilarious lip sync clip to Instagram that had us in stitches. They recently embarked on another press tour to promote the film in Mexico, so we're taking another look at the photos that will make you wish you could get in on Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon's adventures. »

- Brittney-Stephens

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