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London — “Welcome!” a soldier shouts at B (Tim Robbins), Mambru (Benicio del Toro) and interpreter Damir (Fedja Stukac) as their jeep approaches a military checkpoint. “Tell them not to wash the car: We don’t have any money. It’s a joke, tell them,” B urges Damir, who hesitates then does; the soldiers, 30 years younger than B or Mamru, who are grizzled vets, stare back eyes glazed, light automatic weapons in hand.
Joining Del Toro and Robbins, Oscar winners for “Traffic” and Mystic River” respectively, are Olga Kurylenko (“To the Wonder,” “Quantum of Solace”), Melanie Thierry (“The Zero Theorem”) and Stukac (“In the Land of Blood and Honey”), who round up a top-notch ensemble cast. »
- John Hopewell and Leo Barraclough
Oscar winner Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, National Treasure) are in final negotiations to star in the romance feature film This Man, This Woman, to be directed by Isabel Coixet whose new film Nobody Wants The Night opens the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, it was announced today by Fortitude International co-founders, Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum, and producer Mike Lobell (The Freshman, Striptease).
Fortitude International is financing the film and will handle foreign sales on the project being introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next month.
De Barros and Barnum serve as executive producers. Lobell is producing the film.
CAA is representing domestic rights.
An estranged man, Matt Heller, and a woman, Martha Parks (Cruz »
- Michelle McCue
Sean Penn: Honorary César goes Hollywood – again (photo: Sean Penn in '21 Grams') Sean Penn, 54, will receive the 2015 Honorary César (César d'Honneur), the French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts has announced. That means the French Academy's powers-that-be are once again trying to make the Prix César ceremony relevant to the American media. Their tactic is to hand out the career award to a widely known and relatively young – i.e., media friendly – Hollywood celebrity. (Scroll down for more such examples.) In the words of the French Academy, Honorary César 2015 recipient Sean Penn is a "living legend" and "a stand-alone icon in American cinema." It has also hailed the two-time Best Actor Oscar winner as a "mythical actor, a politically active personality and an exceptional director." Penn will be honored at the César Awards ceremony on Feb. 20, 2015. Sean Penn movies Sean Penn movies range from the teen comedy »
- Steve Montgomery
Paris — Sean Penn is set to receive an honorary Cesar award in Paris during the 40th edition of the ceremony on Feb. 20.
“A mythical actor, an activist and an exceptional director, Sean Penn is a unique icon of American cinema. A living legend,” declared the Cesar Academie, France’s equivalent to the Oscars.
Penn has always enjoyed great popularity in France as an actor and a director. Nick Cassavetes’ “She’s So Lovely” earned him a best actor nod in Cannes, and the last film he directed, “Into the Wild,” was an arthouse hit in France. Penn served as president of Cannes Film Festival’s jury in 2008.
The actor, who won two Oscars for his performances in Clint Eastwood’s “Mystic River” and Gus Van Sant’s “Milk,” will next star in “Gunman,” Studiocanal’s high-voltage thriller directed by French helmer Pierre Morel. It will be released in March in the U. »
- Elsa Keslassy
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After a stellar first instalment, the quality of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies would quickly decline. However, with a haul of over $3.7 billion worldwide in total, Disney aren’t going to let this franchise go the way of a sinking ship any time soon!
The fifth movie is still very much moving ahead then, with Johnny Depp set to reprise the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, and Geoffrey Rush returning as Captain Barbossa. Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner is also rumoured to make a comeback.
New additions include Maleficent star Brenton Thwaites as a British soldier who finds himself working alongside Sparrow, but specific details are sparse, and all we really know for sure is that his character in the movie is named Henry!
- Josh Wilding
Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted over the weekend that Kaya Scodelario of The Maze Runner and Skins has been enlisted for the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Scodelario joins The Giver's Brenton Thwaites as new blood added to the franchise, while Johnny Depp will once again play Captain Jack Sparrow. Javier Bardem has been in talks to play a villain in the movie. »
- Esther Zuckerman
Sets are currently being built in Australia for the next Pirates Of The Caribbean movie, which is said to go under the title Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The movie will see Johnny Depp reprise the role of Captain Jack Sparrow (for which he was once Oscar-nominated), with Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg directing this time.
Filming on Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 is set to formally begin in February, and as such, the rest of the cast is starting to fall into place. And producer Jerry Bruckheimer has now confirmed who the female lead in the movie will be.
Update: Jerry Bruckheimer has hit Twitter to announce that Scodelario has officially joined the cast. Filming is set to kick off next month.It may not be sailing into cinemas this year or even next, but Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales clearly has the wind in its sails and is gathering up cast members. The latest potential recruit – because she’s still at the “early talks” stage – is The Maze Runner’s Kaya Scodelario.While almost nothing is concrete about the plot at this point, we do know that Kon-Tiki directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are marshalling together a production that will include Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow (natch), Geoffrey Rush likely as Barbossa, Brenton Thwaites as a dashing British soldier and a murderous ghostly villain named Captain Brand. The likes of Javier Bardem and Christoph Waltz have been approached for that role, but »
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer announced on Twitter that Scodelario would star in the fifth instalment of the film series.
Filming for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will take place in Australia in February, with a release date set for July 7, 2017. »
Disney has cast Kaya Scodelario as the female lead in the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer announced the casting of Scodelario via Twitter.
— Jerry Bruckheimer (@Bruckheimerjb) January 24, 2015
Pre-production on “Pirates” is already under way in Australia, where the big-budget sequel will be shot. The film will bow in July 2017.
Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, who helmed “Kon Tiki,” will direct.
- Marc Graser
Documentaries “How to Change the World” and “(T)error” have won this year’s Candescent Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
The grant is awarded by Candescent Films in partnership with the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. Created by Lilly Hartley, the award goes to “powerful social-issue films” that premiere at the festival and have been supported during production by the Dfp.
“How to Change the World,” from Day One Film and directed by Jerry Rothwell, centers on the eclectic group of young pioneers who founded Greenpeace organization and defined the modern green movement.
“(T)error” is directed by Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe and exec produced by Eugene Jarecki. It marks the first time that filmmakers have had access to an active counterterrorism sting, documenting the action as it unfolds on the ground.
Candescent Films supports documentaries that illuminate social issues through character-driven stories. Past projects include »
- Dave McNary
Everyone knows Woody Allen. At least, everyone thinks they know Woody Allen. His plumage is easily identifiable: horn-rimmed glasses, baggy suit, wispy hair, kvetching demeanor, ironic sense of humor, acute fear of death. As is his habitat: New York City, though recently he has flown as far afield as London, Barcelona, and Paris. His likes are well known: Bergman, Dostoevsky, New Orleans jazz. So too his dislikes: spiders, cars, nature, Wagner records, the entire city of Los Angeles. Whether or not these traits represent the true Allen, who’s to say? It is impossible to tell, with Allen, where cinema ends and life begins, an obfuscation he readily encourages. In the late nineteen-seventies, disillusioned with the comedic success he’d found making such films as Sleeper (1973), Love and Death (1975), and Annie Hall (1977), he turned for darker territory with Stardust Memories (1980), a film in which, none too surprisingly, he plays a »
- Graham Daseler
Skins star Kaya Scodelario is in talks to join the cast of Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, according to Deadline. The actress, who has credits in films like Moon, Clash Of The Titans and last year’s The Maze Runner, will be up to play the female lead in the sequel.
The film, which has a subtitle ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales,’ will start shooting in Australia next month.
Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Javier Bardem and Brenton Thwaites are already cast in the film, which will be once again be released by Walt Disney Pictures. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing for a summer 2017 release.
Source: Deadline »
- Paul Heath
One day after reporting that Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner) is in talks to take the female lead in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, her co-star Brenton Thwaites has offered up new details about the script. The actor signed on in November to play a young British soldier who teams up with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), but not much more was known about the plot at that time. Now, Brenton Thwaites reveals that he's heading to Australia next month for pre-production, while teasing new details about the ploy.
"I don't know much about the story, they're quite tight about that stuff. I'm heading back to Australia to begin [pre-production] in a month. It's about a young man who wants to reconnect with his father, Davy Jones. There's a curse that prevents him from doing that. I think it's about how he goes around that and tries »
Disney is taking its time with the upcoming fifth installment of its massively successful Pirates series, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, hopefully because the studio recognized the need to reorient the franchise after 2011’s middling On Stranger Tides. We’ve heard from Orlando Bloom that the fivequel may act as a soft reboot, and that many new actors will board the franchise in major parts. Now, we’ve learned that Disney is zeroing in on The Maze Runner actress Kaya Scodelario for the lead female role.
Scodelario, who starred on the popular British series Skins before making the lead to blockbuster fare in last fall’s dystopian Maze Runner, is in early talks for the gig, according to Deadline. No details yet on who she will play outside of that the character will serve as a love interest for recently cast Brenton Thwaites, but Scodelario seems »
- Isaac Feldberg
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" may have found its female lead.
The film has been quickly shoring up its cast in recent months, with Javier Bardem rumored to be playing the villain, Captain Brand. Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites has also reportedly joined the ensemble, and original series star Orlando Bloom may also be returning to the franchise.
Of course, all that is secondary to Captain Jack Sparrow, who'll be played once again by Johnny Depp. It's unclear what sort of shenanigans the pirate will find himself involved in this time around, but at this point in the series's life, does the plot really matter?
The fifth outing in the franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is due in theaters on »
- Katie Roberts
Scodelairo was mentioned last month as one of five finalists for the role alongside Lucy Boynton, Alexandra Dowling, Jenna Thiam and Gabriella Wilde. Should she sign, she is expected to play the main love interest for Brenton Thwaites' character. Thwaites plays a British soldier who teams up with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).
Hints came last month that Orlando Bloom may return as Will Turner, who took on the mantle of Davy Jones at the end of the third film. They also suggested Thwaites may play the son of Bloom and Knightley's characters.
Thwaites seemed to confirm the reports in an interview with The Mirror last week saying the film "is about a young man who wants to reconnect with his father, »
- Garth Franklin
Last month we learned Kaya Scodelario was one of the actresses up for the female lead in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and now Deadline is reporting that she is in talks for the role. If Scodelario lands the gig, she'll star alongside Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, and Javier Bardem in the fifth installment of the Potc series. Kaya Scodelario starred as Teresa in The Maze Runner, and will reprise her part in the upcoming sequel, but the British actress got her »
- Jesse Giroux
The Maze Runner star Kaya Scodelario is in early talks to take on the female lead in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The news comes just one month after she was named as one of five finalists for the role, alongside Gabriella Wilde (Endless Love), Lucy Boynton (Miss Potter), Jenna Thiam (The Returned) and Alexandra Dowling (The Musketeers). The female lead role is said to be the main love interest for Brenton Thwaites' character, a British soldier who teams up with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).
Javier Bardem is also on board as the villainous Captain Brand, a ghost who seeks revenge against Jack for the death of his brother. Original Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom also hinted last month that he may be back as Will Turner, and that Disney may be eyeing the project as a potential reboot of the entire franchise. »
Exclusive: Kaya Scodelario is in early talks for the female lead in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The British actress got her big break in the cast of the original UK series Skins. She starred in The Truth About Emanuel and then in The Maze Runner. She is shooting the sequel to the latter film, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
Disney’s fifth installment of Pirates is being directed by the Kon-Tiki duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing and Johnny Depp reprises with Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom also in the mix. She’s repped by CAA, Curtis Brown, 3 Arts and attorney Gregory Slewett.
- Mike Fleming Jr
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