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Hilary Swank Toplining Sci-Fi Thriller “I Am Mother”

23 hours ago | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Swank in “Mary and Martha

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has lined up her next role. Variety reports that Swank will star in “I Am Mother,” a mother-daughter story with a sci-fi twist. The feature has already begun production at South Australia’s Adelaide Studios.

I Am Mother” also stars Clara Rugaard (“Still Star-Crossed”) as “the first of a new generation of humans raised by ‘Mother’ — a kindly robot designed to repopulate the earth following the extinction of mankind.” The young woman’s bond with Mother and entire worldview come into question when Swank’s blood-soaked character bursts on the scene.

Director Grant Sputore came up with the original idea for “I Am Mother” and Michael Lloyd Green penned the 2016 Black List script. Producing the film are Anna Vincent, Southern Light Films’ Timothy White, the Penguin Empire’s Kelvin Munro, and Green. Rhea Films’ Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas, and Jean-Luc De Fanti are exec producing, as are Bryce Menzies, Philip Wade, John Wade, and Sputore.

Mister Smith Entertainment will manage “I Am Mother’s” international sales, and Wme Global’s Graham Taylor will handle its U.S. sales. Studiocanal is responsible for the film’s Australia and New Zealand distribution.

“It is a privilege to welcome Hilary Swank to our film,” Sputore said. “She is a remarkable performer who always brings tremendous commitment and honesty to the screen. I’m excited about the journey ahead with Hilary and the talented Clara Rugaard.”

Swank won Academy Awards for her lead performances in sports drama “Million Dollar Baby” and Kimberly Peirce’s transgender-themed biopic “Boys Don’t Cry.” You can catch Swank next in Elizabeth Chomko’s all-star directorial debut, “What They Had,” currently in post-production. Her character returns home to help her brother (Michael Shannon) take of their Alzheimer’s-stricken mother (Blythe Danner) and father (Robert Forster), who is in denial about his wife’s condition. Swank’s recent credits include “Logan Lucky,” “You’re Not You,” and “The Homesman.”

Hilary Swank Toplining Sci-Fi Thriller “I Am Mother” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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10 Oscar Underdogs Who Stand the Best Chance at Gold

16 October 2017 4:19 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ten months into the year, it’s hard out here for an Oscar contender. Being worthy of remembering, or being watched by Academy members, demands a warm film-festival reception, rave reviews, effective marketing and distribution, strong theater attendance, and word of mouth. Check out this curated (alphabetical) selection of long-shot performers who are worthy of Oscar consideration, but may see their movies get lost in the intense competitive awards shuffle.

1. Bryan Cranston

Category: Best Actor

Awards: Nominated for Best Actor by SAG and the Oscars for “Trumbo,” Cranston won three Best Actor in a Drama Emmys for playing Walter White in “Breaking Bad” and won SAG Best Actor in TV movie as Lbj in “All the Way.”

Last Hit: “Why Him?” ($60 million domestic)

Title: “Last Flag Flying” (Amazon Studios)

Bottom Line: This layered New York Film Festival opener stars Cranston in one of his signature large, colorful, entertaining performances as Sal, »

- Anne Thompson

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10 Oscar Underdogs Who Stand the Best Chance at Gold

16 October 2017 4:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ten months into the year, it’s hard out here for an Oscar contender. Being worthy of remembering, or being watched by Academy members, demands a warm film-festival reception, rave reviews, effective marketing and distribution, strong theater attendance, and word of mouth. Check out this curated (alphabetical) selection of long-shot performers who are worthy of Oscar consideration, but may see their movies get lost in the intense competitive awards shuffle.

1. Bryan Cranston

Category: Best Actor

Awards: Nominated for Best Actor by SAG and the Oscars for “Trumbo,” Cranston won three Best Actor in a Drama Emmys for playing Walter White in “Breaking Bad” and won SAG Best Actor in TV movie as Lbj in “All the Way.”

Last Hit: “Why Him?” ($60 million domestic)

Title: “Last Flag Flying” (Amazon Studios)

Bottom Line: This layered New York Film Festival opener stars Cranston in one of his signature large, colorful, entertaining performances as Sal, »

- Anne Thompson

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Gwyneth Paltrow Narrates New Documentary About 9/11 Hero Whose Uncle Played a Pivotal Role in Her Life

8 September 2017 5:13 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Signing on to narrate Man in Red Bandana, a poignant new documentary about a young hero who lost his life while saving others on 9/11, turned out to be a case of six degrees of separation for Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Oscar-winning actress had never heard of Welles Remy Crowther when she said yes to narrating the film, which premieres Friday, about the 24-year-old equities trader who helped people escape from the World Trade Center’s burning south tower before it collapsed, Matthew Weiss, the film’s first-time writer-director, tells People.

Weiss says he was “tickled pink” when Paltrow agreed to »

- KC Baker

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Patrick Melrose: Blythe Danner Joins New Showtime Series

14 August 2017 7:57 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Patrick Melrose has some new company. Deadline reports Blythe Danner has joined the upcoming Showtime TV show.Based on the novels by Edward St. Aubyn, the limited drama "skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery." The cast also includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Anna Madeley, and Allison Williams.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TV News Roundup: Connie Britton to Appear on Showtime’s ‘Smilf’

14 August 2017 4:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Connie Britton and Miguel Gomez have been cast on “Smilf,” while Adriana Lima’s “American Beauty Star” lands a premiere date.

Casting

Connie Britton will appear in a multi-episode guest arc on Showtime’s “Smilf,”  while Miguel Gomez has landed a series regular role. “Smilf” stars writer, director, and executive producer Frankie Shaw. Britton will play Ally, Bridgette’s (Shaw) unstable boss who struggles with boundaries and finds herself in a constant pursuit of self-betterment. Her expectations for Bridgette’s role in her life go far beyond tutoring her kids. Gomez will play Rafi, a recovering addict in his 20s who is trying to navigate the new world of being a good ex-boyfriend to Bridgette and father to their 2-year old son, Larry. In addition, Raven Goodwin will recur as Eliza, Bridgette’s best friend and sometimes roommate who is in pharmacy school, and Mark Webber will recur as Father Eddie, a »

- Rebecca Rubin

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TVLine Items: Evil Jessica Jones Encore, Kristen Bell Visits Family Guy and More

14 August 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jessica Jones is in for a bad case of déjà vu.

David Tennant, who famously and nefariously played Season 1’s Kilgrave (and was just named our Performer of the Week for Broadchurch Season 3), will reprise his role as the mind-warping villain in Season 2 of the Netflix/Marvel drama, EW.com reports.

Kilgrave was last seen in the Season 1 finale, where Krysten Ritter’s titular heroine — spoiler alert! — snapped his neck and killed him.

RelatedThe Defenders: New, Action-Packed Trailer Premieres at Comic-Con

In typical Marvel fashion, details of Tennant’s involvement are being kept quiet. Last month it was »

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Production begins on 'The Chaperone'

1 August 2017 5:58 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Elizabeth McGovern stars in the 1920s era film based on Laura Moriarty’s novel. 

Principal photography has begun on Michael Engler’s 1920s-set film The Chaperone.

PBS, Masterpiece and Fibonacci Films in association with Rose Pictures, Hamilton Entertainment and Anonymous Content are producing the film with Arclight Films handling international sales.

PBS Distribution is planning a theatrical release of The Chaperone in the Us in 2018.

The film centres on a woman whose life is changed forever when she chaperones a young and soon-to-be-famous Louise Brooks to New York.

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes adapted the script based on Laura Moriarty’s novel of the same name.  

Michael Engler directs the film that stars Elizabeth McGovern (pictured above), Haley Lu Richardson, Victoria Hill, Campbell Scott, Geza Rohrig, Blythe Danner and Miranda Otto.

McGovern, who is also a producer, optioned the novel and worked with Fellowes to adapt it for the big screen. The pair worked »

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Haley Lu Richardson Joins Elizabeth McGovern’s PBS Movie ‘The Chaperone’

1 August 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Split” star Haley Lu Richardson has joined Elizabeth McGovern in on the period drama “The Chaperone” — the first film from PBS Masterpiece.

Principal photography has started, producers announced Tuesday. “The Chaperone,” based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, is scripted by Julian Fellowes, directed by Michael Engler, and will air on PBS stations nationwide after its initial theatrical run.

McGovern, who is also a producer, optioned the novel and worked with Fellowes to adapt it for the big screen. McGovern portrays a woman whose life is changed forever when she chaperones a young and soon to be famous Louise Brooks — played by Richardson — to New York in the early 1920s.

Brooks, an icon of the 1920s for popularizing the bob haircut, would go on to star in 25 films, including “Pandora’s Box,” “Diary of a Lost Girl,” and “Miss Europe” before retiring in 1938.

Other cast members include Victoria Hill, Campbell Scott (“House of Cards”), Geza Rohrig, Blythe Danner »

- Dave McNary

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Production begins on 'The Chaperone' with Elizabeth McGovern

31 July 2017 5:58 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 1920s era film is based on Laura Moriarty’s novel. 

Principal photography has begun on Michael Engler’s 1920s-set film The Chaperone.

PBS, Masterpiece and Fibonacci Films in association with Rose Pictures, Hamilton Entertainment and Anonymous Content are producing the film with Arclight Films handling international sales.

PBS Distribution is planning a theatrical release of The Chaperone in the Us in 2018.

The film centres on a woman whose life is changed forever when she chaperones a young and soon-to-be-famous Louise Brooks to New York.

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes adapted the script based on Laura Moriarty’s novel of the same name.  

Michael Engler directs the film that stars Elizabeth McGovern (pictured above), Haley Lu Richardson, Victoria Hill, Campbell Scott, Geza Rohrig, Blythe Danner and Miranda Otto.

McGovern, who is also a producer, optioned the novel and worked with Fellowes to adapt it for the big screen. The pair worked together on Downton Abbey alongside Engler »

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Nick Offerman to star in musical 'Hearts Beat Loud'

27 July 2017 1:22 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette to co-star.

Park Pictures, Burn Later Productions and Houston King Productions have announced that Nick Offerman will star in Brett Haley’s Hearts Beat Loud

The film, co-written by Haley and Marc Basch, is the story of Frank and Sam, a father and daughter who form an unlikely songwriting duo in the last summer before the daughter leaves for college. 

This marks Offerman’s first leading role as he reunites with Haley after the two collaborated on The Hero.

Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette will also join the previously announced Kiersey Clemons.  

Haley’s film The Hero starring Sam Elliott is currently in theatres. The Hero and Haley’s previous film I’ll See You In My Dreams, both co-written with Basch, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Offerman is an actor, writer, and woodworker best known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBC »

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Nick Offerman to Star in Music Drama ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ With Kiersey Clemons

27 July 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nick Offerman will star in Brett Haley’s upcoming musical drama “Hearts Beat Loud” opposite Kiersey Clemons.

Park Pictures, Burn Later Productions, and Houston King Productions also announced on Thursday that Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner, and Toni Collette are also joining the cast. Clemons will play the daughter of Offerman’s character as they form a songwriting team during the  summer before she leaves for college.

Hearts Beat Loud” will include four original songs and a score by Keegan DeWitt. Offerman and Clemons will both sing in the film.

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‘The Flash’ Actress Kiersey Clemons to Star in Drama ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ (Exclusive)

The movie will be produced by Houston King, Sam Bisbee, and Sam Slater. The executive producers include Franklin Carson, Paul Bernon, David Bernon, Theodora Dunlap, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Danny Rifkin, Frank Brenner, and Offerman. Amy Jarvela and Rowan Riley are co-producing.

The drama will shoot in New York City in »

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Nick Offerman To Be The Hero Of ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

27 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Nick Offerman has been set as the lead of Hearts Beat Loud, a music-driven indie film that will reunite him with his The Hero director Brett Haley. Kiersey Clemons co-stars in the pic that has also cast Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette. Haley and Marc Basch co-wrote the script and shooting in set to begin next month in New York City. In his first feature lead role, Offerman plays Frank, who with his daughter Sam (Clemons) forms an unlikely… »

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Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons Are Going to Play the Coolest Father-Daughter Singing Duo in Hearts Beat Loud

27 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Ted Danson, American Honey star Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner, and Toni Collette will co-star. »

- Hunter Harris

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Nick Offerman to Star in Music-Themed 'Hearts Beat Loud'

27 July 2017 6:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Nick Offerman has landed his first big-screen lead in Brett Haley's upcoming musical Hearts Beat Loud for Park Pictures, Burn Later Prods. and Houston King Prods.

Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette also join the cast that already included Kiersey Clemons.

Co-written by Haley and Marc Basch, the film centers on a father (Offerman) and daughter (Clemons) who form an unlikely songwriting duo in the last summer before she leaves for college. Hearts Beat Loud will feature four original songs and a score by award-winning composer-songwriter Keegan DeWitt. Offerman and Clemons will both sing in the film.

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- Tatiana Siegel

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Her Mom Blythe Danner Attend Goop Event in Matching Prada Pantsuits

21 July 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Talk about a twinning moment!

Gwyneth Paltrow and her mother Blythe Danner were spotted in the Hamptons Thursday wearing matching floral Prada pantsuits for a Summer Soirée event at the Goop Mrkt pop-up. The mother-daughter duo arrived at the party, which was hosted by the 44-year-old actress, alongside her two kids Apple, 13, and Moses, 11.

Related Photos: Olivia Culpo, Gwyneth Paltrow and More Sizzling Celeb Swimwear Pics!

Both stars wore pajama-inspired Prada outfits featuring bright floral prints. Paltrow rocked a green-and-white combo consisting of a button-up shirt tucked into tailored pants. Danner, 74, opted for a red-and-black color palette with a longer »

- Briana Draguca

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Mother Blythe Danner Rock Matching Print Outfits at Goop Event -- See the Pic!

21 July 2017 8:46 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Like mother, like daughter!

Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a Goop event in the Hamptons on Thursday, and while she's known for making a fashion statement, she took it to the next level by coordinating outfits with her mother, Blythe Danner.

Watch: Gwyneth Paltrow Looks Fab in a Black Bikini as She Flaunts Her Fit Body on a Yacht

The mother-daughter duo dressed to impress in matching printed Prada ensembles. Paltrow donned a green-and-white two-piece combo, while her mom opted for a black-and-red jacket and dress pants.

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Paltrow, 44, and Danner, 74, were joined by the actress' ex-husband, Chris Martin, at the event, along with their two kids, Apple, 13, and Moses, 11.

Watch: Gwyneth Paltrow Looks Fab in Floral on Fun Family Vacation With Ex Chris Martin & Son Moses

Last month, the amicable exes appeared to be having a blast soaking up the sun during a family vacation in the South of France.

Hear more (and see the pics!) in the video »

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More 4th of July Escapism: Small-Town Iowa and Declaration of Independence Musicals

4 July 2017 11:58 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

(See previous post: Fourth of July Movies: Escapism During a Weird Year.) On the evening of the Fourth of July, besides fireworks, fire hazards, and Yankee Doodle Dandy, if you're watching TCM in the U.S. and Canada, there's the following: Peter H. Hunt's 1776 (1972), a largely forgotten film musical based on the Broadway hit with music by Sherman Edwards. William Daniels, who was recently on TCM talking about 1776 and a couple of other movies (A Thousand Clowns, Dodsworth), has one of the key roles as John Adams. Howard Da Silva, blacklisted for over a decade after being named a communist during the House Un-American Committee hearings of the early 1950s (Robert Taylor was one who mentioned him in his testimony), plays Benjamin Franklin. Ken Howard is Thomas Jefferson, a role he would reprise in John Huston's 1976 short Independence. (In the short, Pat Hingle was cast as John Adams; Eli Wallach was Benjamin Franklin.) Warner »

- Andre Soares

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The Hero – Review

30 June 2017 5:06 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sam Elliott as Lee Hayden and Laura Prepon as Charlotte in The Hero.

Photo by Beth Dubber. Courtesy of The Orchard ©

Sometimes one role can define an actor’s career. Sam Elliott plays such an actor in late life, facing his own mortality and coming to grips with his life and career, in the sometimes funny, sometimes touching drama The Hero. The Hero is an intimate personal drama that draws on universal human concerns in a story that is by turns comic, bittersweet or moving. Writer/director Brett Haley’s thoughtful film has the same feel of authenticity as his previous one, I’LL See You In My Dreams, in which Elliott co-starred with Blythe Danner. Like that film, The Hero is a life-affirming film that portrays older adults as fully rounded individuals living in this present world instead of two-dimensional types, human beings with brains, a sense of humor and romantic lives. »

- Cate Marquis

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Interview, Audio: Director Brett Haley Discovers ‘The Hero’

13 June 2017 10:09 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The familiar character actor and voiceover artist, Sam Elliott, has been breaking out in that latter part of his career. Known for his cowboy roles, smooth bass-tone voice and epic mustache, the icon has been seen lately in diverse roles in “Grandma,” “Digging for Fire,” “Grace and Frankie” and his latest – and perhaps greatest – “The Hero.”

Brett Haley and Sam Elliott on the Set of ‘The Hero

Photo credit: The Orchard

“The Hero” is co-written (with Marc Basch) and directed by Brett Haley, who had previously directed Elliott, opposite Blythe Danner, in “I’ll See You in my Dreams.” Haley must have been inspired, because he wrote “The Hero” expressly for Elliott, and uses the actor’s cowboy character past as a basis for the role of Lee Hayden, an old actor with a broken past, and a health condition that changes everything. Elliott is masterful as the lead in the film, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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