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Jeremy Renner Will Break His Arms If It Lets Him Make a Movie Like ‘Wind River’ — Career Watch

18 August 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jeremy Renner, who stars in Taylor Sheridan’s indie hit western “Wind River” with fellow-Avenger Elizabeth Olsen.

Bottom Line: Renner has built his movie stardom and used it to smart advantage, ranging from archer Hawkeye in “The Avengers” to throwing banter with Simon Pegg in “Mission: Impossible.” Those movies make it possible for him to be a magician in love with a Frenchwoman (Marion Cotillard) in James Gray’s “The Immigrant,” or the pompadoured Camden, New Jersey Mayor Carmen Polito in David O. Russell’s “American Hustle.”

Career Peaks: Renner had been a working actor for 13 years, supporting himself with construction and house-flipping (and roles as serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and zombie killer in Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later”) when he broke out at age 37 as the fearless, »

- Anne Thompson

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Jeremy Renner Will Break His Arms If It Lets Him Make a Movie Like ‘Wind River’ — Career Watch

18 August 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jeremy Renner, who stars in Taylor Sheridan’s indie hit western “Wind River” with fellow-Avenger Elizabeth Olsen.

Bottom Line: Renner has built his movie stardom and used it to smart advantage, ranging from archer Hawkeye in “The Avengers” to throwing banter with Simon Pegg in “Mission: Impossible.” Those movies make it possible for him to be a magician in love with a Frenchwoman (Marion Cotillard) in James Gray’s “The Immigrant,” or the pompadoured Camden, New Jersey Mayor Carmen Polito in David O. Russell’s “American Hustle.”

Career Peaks: Renner had been a working actor for 13 years, supporting himself with construction and house-flipping (and roles as serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and zombie killer in Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later”) when he broke out at age 37 as the fearless, »

- Anne Thompson

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Locarno Critics Academy 2017: Meet This Year’s Aspiring Film Critics

15 August 2017 7:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2017 Locarno Film Festival recently wrapped its 70th edition, where several aspiring film critics participated in the latest edition of the Locarno Critics Academy, an international workshop to educate promising writers in the craft and discipline of contemporary film criticism. This year’s participants will contribute essays on highlights from the festival. Here’s an overview of their backgrounds and interests.

Name: Jaime Grijalba Gómez

Age: 27

Twitter handle: @jaimegrijalba

Home: Santiago de Chile, Chile.

Cinematic area of expertise: Chilean cinema, film festivals, horror cinema

Best movie you’ve seen in 2017: El mar la mar

Favorite book (or piece of writing) about film: Bresson’s “Notes on the Cinematographer”

I’m taking part in the Locarno Critics Academy because… I want to think that criticism today still has a role that goes beyond those interested in film or in making them. It has a role in society, and I want to find it. »

- Eric Kohn

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‘Molly’s Game’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain Plays High Stakes Poker

15 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When it comes to cinema, the folks who are strictly screenwriters don’t typically receive top-billing recognition, at least not among garden-variety moviegoers. The household names tend to be actors and directors, in that order. For years, Aaron Sorkin has been one of the exceptions that prove the rule. He has penned incredible television, from “The West Wing” to “The Newsroom,” and he has penned incredible films, from “A Few Good Men” to “The Social Network.” Come this November, however, Sorkin will no longer be an exception to the rule because he is (finally!) making his directorial debut with Stx Entertainment’s “Molly’s Game.”

Read More: Review: Danny Boyle’s Aaron Sorkin Penned ‘Steve Jobs’ Starring Michael Fassbender’ Is A Rush Of Blood To The Head

While Sorkin is jumping behind the camera for the first time, it doesn’t mean he’s left his old gig in the rearview, »

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London Film Festival adds Emma Stone's 'Battle Of The Sexes'

15 August 2017 2:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stone and Billie Jean King expected to attend European premiere of tennis drama.

Battle Of The Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, is to screen as the American Express Gala at the 61st BFI London Film Festival (Oct 4-15).

The film will receive its European premiere on October 7 at London’s Odeon Leicester Square, with Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton and Billie Jean King expected to attend.

Battle Of The Sexes tells the true life story of the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).

Their match, billed as the ‘Battle Of The Sexes’, was one of the most watched sporting events of all time.

Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming and Elisabeth Shue co-star in the Fox Searchlight Pictures production, which is directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris from a screenplay »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Battle Of The Sexes To Get European Premiere At 2017 BFI London Film Festival

15 August 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Battle Of The Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, will be this year’s American Express Gala at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The film will receive its European Premiere on Saturday 7 October at London’s Odeon Leicester Square, with Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, and the legendary Billie Jean King expected to attend.

There will also be screenings of Battle Of The Sexes with highlights from the festival premiere taking place at cinemas across the UK on Tuesday 10 October.

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the Battle Of The Sexes and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. »

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London Film Festival Serves Up ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Gala Screening

15 August 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Battle of the Sexes,” the tennis movie starring Oscar winner Emma Stone and Steve Carell, will be the American Express Gala screening, and have its European premiere, at the upcoming 61st BFI London Film Festival.

Stone and co-stars Andrea Riseborough and Elisabeth Shue will attend the premiere at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on Oct. 7. “Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton direct the movie and will also be in London for the red-carpet event.

The film is set in the early 1970s and chronicles the tennis match between Billie Jean King (Stone) and former men’s champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Carell). King, who won six Wimbledon titles and became the world’s top-ranked female tennis player, will attend the premiere.

The film tells her and Riggs’ on- and off-court stories as the rivalry between them ramps up ahead of their face-off, which became one of the most-watched televised sports events of all »

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Trailer & Poster

15 August 2017 1:22 AM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

(Aotn) Fox Searchlight have released the official poster and trailer for ‘Battle of the Sexes‘. The comedy-drama, which stars Emma Stone and Steve Carrell, loosely follows the real life events of the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973, which was dubbed “Battle of the Sexes”. The project was announced back in 2015 with Stone and Carrell attached as the leads. After Stone had some apparent scheduling conflicts, Brie Larson was in talks for a short period of time to play King, before Stone was once again confirmed to star in the film.

The film was directed by Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton, and was written by Simon Beaufoy. The project was produced by Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, Robert Graf. In addition to Carrell and Stone, the stellar cast includes Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Natalie Morales, Jessica Mcnamee, Fred Armisen, Lewis Pullman, »

- Taylor Salan

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Explore The Key Scene In Danny Boyle’s ‘Steve Jobs’

14 August 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

An interesting figure of modern technology, Steve Jobs has not only been a catalyst for what is possible in the world of the tech industry, but has also led a life as entertaining as the gadgets he has been responsible for putting in our hands (and the computer I am currently typing this on). Bearing this in mind, it is no wonder the famed creator has been the subject of multiple film interpretations.

Continue reading Explore The Key Scene In Danny Boyle’s ‘Steve Jobs’ at The Playlist. »

- Julia Teti

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Donald Sutherland joins Brad Pitt on the cast for Ad Astra

14 August 2017 8:54 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The cast list for James Gray’s latest, sci-fi adventure, Ad Astra is gathering quite a cast with the announcement of the one and only Donald Sutherland now set to appear alongside Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, and Ruth Negga.

Related: Tommy Lee Jones to join Ad Astra

Stepping into an undisclosed role, Sutherland will join the story which centers on space engineer Roy McBride – played by Brad Pitt – taking on a voyage of our solar system to find his father who, 20 years previously, embarked on a one-way mission to Neptune looking for any signs of extra-terrestrial life. His father, a man who is classed as a renegade scientist, seemingly poses a threat to all mankind.

Sutherland, who played the evil President Snow in the Jennifer Lawrence lead Hunger Games adaptations, will soon be appearing on the big screen opposite Helen Mirren in Sony Pictures Classics The Leisure Seeker, »

- Zehra Phelan

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Leonardo DiCaprio to play his namesake Leonardo Da Vinci in Paramount obtained biopic

14 August 2017 1:40 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Leonardo Dicaprio is all set to play his namesake Leonardo Da Vinci in a forthcoming biopic on the artist’s life after Paramount won a ferocious bidding war against Universal for the rights to Walter Isaacson’s novel which is yet to be released.

Related: The Revenant Premiere Interviews

Leonardo DiCaprio will also produce the film under his Appian Way banner.

Isaacson’s book on Leonardo Da Vinci is based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. The film will explore Da Vinci’s ultimate recipe for creativity, Labelled as being a bit of a misfit fuelling his passion as an illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical man made him the genius many see him as today.

Back in 2015 another one »

- Zehra Phelan

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Leonardo DiCaprio Is Da Vinci in Upcoming Biopic

13 August 2017 3:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Well, this just seems perfect. It has been officially announced that Leonardo DiCaprio will play the painter/scientist and fellow Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci in a biopic based off of author Walter Isaacson's book called, you guessed it, Leonardo da Vinci. As it turns out, Paramount won an intense bidding war for the project over Universal who was reportedly bringing out the big guns to acquire the biopic. DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will produce the movie for their Appian Way banner.

Deadline reported the news while also sharing that DiCaprio was allegedly named after da Vinci. The story goes that DiCaprio's mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in Italy while pregnant with the superstar actor. Legend has it that DiCaprio kicked for the first time while his mother was looking at the painting and gained a name. It is not clear what painting that his mother was looking at, »

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Newswire: DiCaprio to finally play Da Vinci in ultimate Leonardo mashup

13 August 2017 12:25 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Leonardo DiCaprio has been acting for decades, but he has somehow never played the most famous historical figure to share his relatively weird name—other than the turtle, but he’s never played that guy either. Finally, though, Deadline is reporting that Paramount has picked up the rights to Walter Isaacson’s Leonardo Da Vinci after a very heated bidding war, with Leonardo Dicapario attached to star as the man himself. In other words, Leonardo is Leonardo, and it will be a huge misstep if the movie isn’t simply called Leonardo.

Isaacson also wrote Steve Jobs, the book that became the Danny Boyle movie of the same name, and Deadline says that his Da Vinci book uses the man’s own notebooks to “weave a narrative that connects his art to his science and voracious curiosity and imagination.” It also paints Da Vinci as “a bit of a misfit »

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Who might be in the running to direct the next James Bond film?

10 August 2017 8:04 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Speculation is always fun. Especially with top tier projects, it’s enjoyable to let your imagination take over. Even more so with the James Bond franchise, who doesn’t love designing your ideal 007 film? Picking the actor (or actress) to take up the mantle, selecting a director, etc. It all is like fantasy sports, and I dig it as well. Producers currently are doing this for real though, as Bond 25 (though it will be called something else by the time it comes out, obviously) is slowly coming into the world. The pieces are beginning to come together, and that’s what we’ll be going over today. Order up a martini (shaken, not stirred) and let us get on with it… With the official announcement coming recently that Daniel Craig is back, attention can be turned towards the empty director’s chair. Sam Mendes is no longer handling those duties, »

- Joey Magidson

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An Interview with Visionary Indie Filmmaker Kourosh Ahari

7 August 2017 7:39 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com

I recently had a chance to talk with Kourosh Ahari. He’s a very promising young filmmaker that not only appreciates all the facets of good storytelling, but also embraces the technology that would allow him to tell those stories within and outside the realm of known possibilities. That approach has worked pretty well for guys like Spielberg and Cameron, so I relished the opportunity to talk to someone with that same passion at the dawn of their career.

He has already crossed genres with some pretty surreal and powerful stories involving human emotion intersecting with extraordinary circumstances, and now he’s using an innovative new three screen technology in his horror short film The Secret Of 40. Ahari talks with me in this interview about his beginnings, his very impressive body of work thus far, and what may be next for how we watch and enjoy films. »

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'Mustang' casting director wins award in Locarno

4 August 2017 6:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Turkish casting director one of 16 nominated for prize.

Turkish casting director Harika Uygur [pictured] has won the Locarno Film Festival’s European Casting award for her work on Cannes 2015 hit Mustang.

The Oscar-nominated drama charts the coming-of-age of five carefree girls whose conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Uygur was one of 16 European casting directors nominated for the award, which was decided on by the 83 members of the International Casting Directors Network (Icdn), which represents casting directors in 24 countries.

“This casting director created an organic family that was totally believable; the match of characters and actresses was perfect,” the Icdn told Screen in a statement.

The inexperienced young actresses in lauded drama Mustang - Elit Iscan, Gunes Nezihe Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Ilayda Akdogan, and Tugba Sunguroglu - were widely praised for their performances.

Uygur’s recent credits include The Ottoman Lieutenant and Lady Winsley. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Ava DuVernay to Receive Directing Prize at Britannia Awards

3 August 2017 10:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles has selected Ava DuVernay as the recipient of its John Schlesinger Britannia award for excellence in directing.

She joins previously announced honoree Dick Van Dyke, who will receive the award for excellence in television.  The awards will be presented on Oct. 27  at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Ava is both a fearless director and a champion of talent, who has used her platform to shed light on some of the most important issues facing the world today,” said Kieran Breen, chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles. “She has brought together talents from the U.S. and U.K. for her projects, and successfully crafted work that resonates with audiences around the globe, making her incredibly deserving of this honor.”

Past recipients include Ang Lee, Sam Mendes, Mike Newell, Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, David Yates, Quentin Tarantino, and Kathryn Bigelow.

DuVernay has been nominated for an Oscar for the documentary »

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Turkish Casting Director Harika Uygur Wins Locarno’s European Casting Award

3 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Locarno, Switzerland — Turkish casting director Harika Uygur is the winner of the Locarno Film Festival’s European Casting Award for her work on the ensemble cast of “Mustang,” director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s foreign-language Oscar-nominated debut about five sisters contending with conservative mores in contemporary rural Turkey.

Chemistry between the mostly previously unknown talented young actresses — Elit Iscan, Gunes Nezihe Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Ilayda Akdogan, and Tugba Sunguroglu, who also look alike – is considered crucial to making “Mustang” a breakout hit.

Uygur (pictured), who is the founder of an acting studio in Istanbul this year, became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She recently finished casting the Iraqui-Kurdish director’s “Lady Winsley,” a French, Turkish, Belgian co-production.

Uygur was voted the winner among 16 nominated casting directors by the 83 members of the International Casting Directors Network (Icdn), which represents casting directors in 24 countries.

The prize was awarded during a ceremony at Locarno »

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Ava DuVernay to receive BAFTA La honour

2 August 2017 6:41 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director’s credits include Oscar-nominated 13th, upcoming A Wrinkle In Time.

Ava DuVernay will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing presented by The Great Britain Campaign at the 2017 Amd British Academy Britannia Awards presented by American Airlines. 

DuVernay joins previously announced honoree Dick Van Dyke, who will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television. This year’s event will take place on October 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 

Ava is both a fearless director and a champion of talent, who has used her platform to shed light on some of the most important issues facing the world today” BAFTA La chairman Kieran Breensaid. “She has brought together talents from the Us and UK for her projects, and successfully crafted work that resonates with audiences around the globe, making her incredibly deserving of this honour.”

Past recipients include Ang Lee, Sam Mendes, Mike Newell, Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Movie Review – Cardboard Gangsters (2017)

1 August 2017 7:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Cardboard Gangsters, 2017.

Directed by Mark O’Connor.

Starring John Connors, Jimmy Smallhorne, Kierston Wareing, Fionn Walton, and Fiona Twamley Hewitt.

Synopsis:

Four childhood friends have grown up in the Darndale part of Dublin and are now determined to take control of the drug trade from the local crime lord.  It means money, power, women and everything they want.  But it comes at a price.

As the local Mr Big yells after them, they’re nothing but cardboard gangsters – four young men who’ve hung around together since childhood and who are now trying to challenge the established underworld order.

Not that they see it that way.  The lads in Cardboard Gangsters have been brought up in Darndale in Dublin, where a helicopter hovering overhead is an everyday occurrence, where no take away service will deliver and where the houses are identically faceless and grey.  They want the money, the bling, »

- Freda Cooper

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