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Insiders claim that the couple plans to marry while spending time in South Africa this summer working on The Last Face in which Theron, 35, is starring and Penn, 53, is directing. "They want to get married very soon," a source told Us Weekly.
Theron, already a mother to adopted son Jackson, 2, apparently always planned to give him a little brother or sister. The actress "always intended to have another child,” according to the source, who added, “Sean is revitalized with Charlize.”
Theron and Penn went public with their relationship roughly eight months ago following nearly two decades of friendship. "Charlize has seen Sean grow up, »
Sometimes the movie industry is just that predictable. Martin Scorsese has made three straight hits with Paramount Pictures, so when he got started on the independent production Silence, it was only a matter of time until the studio came calling. Now, on the brink of the film's production start, it appears as if Paramount is ready to leap aboard Marty's latest project - with a fully-detailed plan for commercial and critical success. Deadline reports that Paramount has come aboard Silence with the intention to distribute the film in the U.S., eying a November 2015 release date. The film, an adaptation of the Shusako Endo novel, concerns two Jesuit priests in the 17th century who attempt to spread Christianity to Japan, only to encounter swift and harsh pushback. Names like Gael Bernal, Daniel Day-Lewis and Javier Bardem have been linked to the project, but currently, the cast includes Liam Neeson, Andrew »
This month marks Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem's fourth wedding anniversary and we are celebrating by looking back at all of the gorgeous couple's best moments. From their tropical beach trips to romantic strolls through their beloved Madrid, this pair loves to pack on the Pda. Penélope and Javier first met in 1992 when they appeared in Jamon, Jamon together, but they didn't start a romantic relationship until 2007. They got married in July 2010, welcomed son, Leo, in January 2011 and had daughter, Luna, in 2013. Keep scrolling to see all the best snaps of Penélope and Javier's love! »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s black comedy stars Michael Keaton.
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton, has been selected as the opening film of the 71st Venice Film Festival (Aug 27 - Sept 6), where it will play in competition.
The film will receive its world premiere on August 27 in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema at the Lido, following the opening ceremony hosted by Luisa Ranieri.
The black comedy tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The black comedy, about a washed-up actor (Keaton) who once played an iconic superhero and must overcome his ego and family trouble as he struggles to mount a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory, will world preem in competition at the fest on August 27.
“Birdman” is a Fox Searchlight Pictures/New Regency presentation of a New Regency/M Productions/Le Grisbi production. The U.S. release date is October 17, while it will be going out internationally in early 2015. The producers are Inarritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, and James W. Skotchdopole.
“Birdman” is the first foray into »
- Nick Vivarelli
An Oscar-winning actress is an exceptional artist no matter what shade, race or ethnicity she represents. For the sake of this written piece we will concentrate on those actresses of color whose achievement in cinema (and ultimate success of capturing the golden statuette) has made them revered commodities in the motion picture industry.
For some of these minority Oscar-winning actresses being spotlighted they have either excelled at their craft early in their careers or may have enjoyed limited success in the aftermath of their glory. Whatever the case it remains certain that these feminine recipients of Academy Award distinction left a legacy on the big screen in a capacity that cannot be taken away or dismissed.
The You’re in the Minority: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actresses of Color are (in alphabetical order according to film titles):
Won the Academy Award for »
- Frank Ochieng
Update: Hardy is now officially confirmed as part of the cast, according to Variety. Initially rearing its head as a John Hillcoat project way back in 2010, Western The Revenant passed to director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful, Babel) twelve months later. After a couple of years of being loosely "attached", Leonardo DiCaprio then signed on to star in April. Now, in a potential Inception reunion, Tom Hardy is in talks to join him.Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith have adapted the film from Michael Punke’s 2003 novel, which follows an ill-fated fur trapping expedition to chilly 1820s South Dakota. Hunter Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is mauled by a bear in the harsh climate, and his companions leave him for dead. The two men assigned to bury his body then decide tojust rob him and abandon him instead. But Glass recovers, and swears bloody revenge.Sean Penn had been considering playing one of the thieving burial party, »
James Bond always has had a license to kill. But does he also have a license to be funny? The last James Bond adventure, Skyfall, had a brilliant mixture of danger, thrills and humor . particularly in the colorful interplay between 007 (Daniel Craig) and the menacing Silva (Javier Bardem). And with Sam Mendes back in the director.s chair for the announced James Bond 24, you can see why he.d like to tap into some of the same magic. Which is why The Daily Mail reports that Mendes has brought Skyfall original writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade back to Bond 24 to punch up the screenplay turned in by Oscar-winning screenwriter John Logan. Specifically, according to reports, Purvis and Wade were asked to "sprinkle in more gags, emphasizing the witty repartee between Daniel Craig.s 007 and Naomie Harris.s Miss Moneypenny, and focusing on the interplay between Bond and »
Barcelona – StudioCanal, the European film distribution and production giant owned by France's Vivendi, on Tuesday presented here at CineEurope for the first time in the company's and the event's history armed with first footage of Stephen Frears’ untitled Lance Armstrong movie and an appearance on stage by The Gunman director Pierre Morel. He talked the exhibitors in attendance through three exclusive clips from his action film starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba and Javier Bardem. He also showed a taped message from Hugh Bonneville for the studio’s biggest movie rollout to-date, Paddington. Photos 2014's Most Anticipated Movies European exhibitors also got a first look
- Stuart Kemp
Who says that movie-making talent cannot run within the same family? In the film industry when one reaches the pinnacle of success in achieving the ultimate reward in the motion picture business–winning an Academy Award–it is considered an individual milestone for any actor’s big screen career. However, when one’s gene pool produces the capacity to draw Oscar’s attention their way in keeping the golden statuette “in the family” it is living proof that the thespian’s apple does not fall from the street.
Whether through the relationship of blood relatives or marital unions “Relative”-ly Speaking: The Top 10 Oscar-winning Family Combinations looks at ten famous family member combos that won an Oscar through the methods of acting or directing. Let’s take a look at the top ten familial tandem that pulled off such an achievement in winning the coveted Oscar as it stands proudly on the family mantle. »
- Frank Ochieng
Alejandro Amenábar, despite having made only a few films, has quite the resume. One of his early features was remade by Cameron Crowe as Vanilla Sky, and he directed The Sea Inside (which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, and helped introduce Javier Bardem to global audiences) and The Others. Now he returns this year with a new film called […]
- Russ Fischer
Post-Harry Potter, none of the main actors have done better than Emma Watson, who went from playing wizard Hermione Granger to portraying (in short order) a kind-hearted wardrobe assistant, a radiant girl next door, a vapid socialite, herself and the adopted daughter of Noah. All of those performances were sublime and proved that Watson has more up her sleeve than just magic spells. However, her greatest challenge as an actor appears to be yet to come, now that we’ve gotten our first look at her abused lead character in Alejandro Amenábar’s thriller Regression.
Starring alongside Ethan Hawke, Watson plays a young girl named Angela who accuses her father of commiting a terrible crime. When investigator Bruce Kenner (Hawke) peers closer, he uncovers a terrifying mystery that stretches far beyond just one family. The first image from the film, above, finds a devastated Angela being comforted by Kenner. It »
- Isaac Feldberg
It’s perhaps easy to have forgotten filmmaker Alejandro Amenábar, but he’s done some terrific work. He won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film for “The Sea Inside” (which helped turn Javier Bardem into a bigger international star) and he also helmed one of the best recent horror/ghost movies, “The Others,” which also featured one of Nicole Kidman’s finest performances. Meanwhile, his breakout feature “Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos)” caught the eye of Cameron Crowe and Tom Cruise who remade it as “Vanilla Sky,” however, 2009’s “Agora” was less successful and came and went (though it did feature an early pre-fame Oscar Isaac performance). But in short, his talent is always one to keep an eye on, and the filmmaker is back with “Regression.” Amenábar´s penned the original screenplay for this one, and with principal photography recently wrapping, The Weinstein Company have revealed »
- Edward Davis
Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna) is a filmmaker I'll follow for the rest of his days, as he's absolutely won me over with his artistic eye, respect for film scores (and how they work within a movie), as well as his superb casting choices. When Pan was first announced, we waited for the usual casting news (Peter Pan, Hook, etc) and were a little caught off-guard when Blackbeard was mentioned as the main antagonist of this flick. While Javier Bardem was first approached to take »
- Sean Wist
Paris – London-based sales-finance house WestEnd Films has closed multiple pre-sales off Cannes on the upcoming “A Perfect Day,” starring Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko and Melanie Thierry.
In early deals off a title WestEnd Films picked up in March in the build-up to Cannes, early territories closed include
France (TF1/Ugc), Germany (X-Verleih), Benelux (Wild Bunch), Switzerland (Praesens), Israel (United King), Middle East (Ecs), Greece (Spentzos Film), Malaysia (Suraya), South-Africa (M-Net), and ex-Yugoslavia (Vti).
Further territories are under negotiation; initial discussions have begun for a sale to North America.
“Perfect Day’s” producers are finalizing Spanish distribution rights with a major Hollywood studio. The film is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2014.
Del Toro, Robbins, Kurylenko and French actress Thierry (“Babylon Ad”) topline as conflict-zone aid-workers caught in a race against time to save the water supply of a divided community. The four contrasting personalities must deal »
- John Hopewell
Penélope Cruz was almost unrecognizable on the set of her new movie in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday. The actress debuted a short wig for her role in Ma Ma. In an interview at the Cannes Film Festival in May, Penélope spoke about the significance of the project, which she is producing. "It's the first time I portray a character who's not a woman and lover but a mother," she said. "Maternity is key in Ma Ma." It's been a little over 11 months since Penélope gave birth to Luna, her first daughter and second child with Javier Bardem. The mom turned 40 in late April, and in honor of her big milestone, we rounded up her hottest moments on the beach and beyond. Keep scrolling to see Penélope's latest pictures. »
- Nick Maslow
Is that you, Penélope Cruz? While filming her new movie Ma Ma in Madrid today, the 40-year-old actress was spotted sporting super-short hair that made her look almost unrecognizable! Dressed in blue jeans and a baggy purple plaid shirt, the Oscar winner's signature long locks were nowhere in sight. Instead, Cruz modeled a pixie-like cut that was only a few inches long, a look unlike anything we've ever seen on her before. But don't worry, the shocking short 'do isn't a new haircut. It's a wig for her film role. If you need proof, Javier Bardem's other half was photographed on set just one day earlier with her long brunette hair flowing in the wind. Instead of her »
There are plenty of fantastical villains in this year’s summer movies. But in terms of horribly believable evil, it will be hard to top the performance of actor Gene Jones as “Father” in director Ti West’s thriller The Sacrament, which lands in cinemas this Friday.
Inspired by 1978′s infamous Jonestown mass suicide — in which almost a thousand People’s Temple cult members died from cyanide poisoning — the movie stars Jones as an avuncular-seeming church leader who reveals a far darker side when he is investigated by a pair of fictional Vice journalists (Aj Bowen and Joe Swanberg). “He believes absolutely poisonous things, »
- Clark Collis
The Gunman: A new photo for The Gunman reveals Sean Penn ready for action. The action movie, in which Penn plays a former Special Forces soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, has now been scheduled for release on February 20, 2015. Javier Bardem and Idris Elba also star in the European-set thriller. [Collider] Daredevil: Writer-director Drew Goddard has departed Marvel's upcoming small-screen version of Daredevil. Goddard was set as showrunner last November, but since then he got the job of writing and directing the Spider-Man spin-off movie The Sinister Six. In his place, Steven DeKnight has been hired as Daredevil showrunner; he and Goddard worked together on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. More recently, DeKnight served as...
- Peter Martin
The military thriller is slated to hit cinemas on February 20, 2015.
Penn is starring as an ex-special forces soldier and military contractor who must chase across Europe in order to clear his name.
Penn most recently appeared on the big screen as a globe-trotting photographer in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Watch a trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty below: »
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