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Meryl Streep's Set to Sing Off-Key (& Other News)

18 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Manuel here with some Streeptastic news.

Meryl Streep has just signed on to play Florence Foster Jenkins in an upcoming Stephen Frears film. Florence will follow the eponymous protagonist, a New York heiress whose lack of musical talent didn’t stop her from pursuing a career in opera in the early twentieth century. This should be good news for us Streep fans because it means we may get three back-to-back-to-back musically-centered Meryl films in a row. Remember she’s set to play Maria Callas for Mike Nichols’ HBO adaptation of Terence McNally’s Master Class while she’s currently filming Ricky and the Flash, the Diablo Cody-penned Jonathan Demme film about an aging rock-star. More thrillingly, the Frears/Demme/Nichols triple punch is the closest we’ve gotten in a while to Streep committing to working with top-tier directing talent (no offense to David Frankel, Philippa Lloyd and Philip Noyce »

- Manuel Betancourt

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A look at Screen Actors Guild predictions

21 October 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

I’ve been tackling Academy Award and Golden Globe predictions for a substantial portion of the year now, but there are of course other awards and/or precursors worth mentioning. Over the rest of the season, I’ll be trying to figure those out too, with today marking the starting point as I attempt to decode what the Screen Actors Guild might do. SAG is one of the most important precursors, mainly because it shows off what the acting branch of the Academy might be thinking. This year, with such a wide open race in almost all categories, you have to imagine that SAG will be one of the biggest guild announcements of the year. Below you’ll see my predictions in all of the SAG categories, but keep in mind that it’s early and they’re completely subject to change. For example, I’ve hung back on some »

- Joey Magidson

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St. Vincent – The Review

16 October 2014 9:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Bill Murray has always played the nice guy. Whether on-screen in one of his many iconic roles or off-screen singing karaoke with fans or giving spontaneous bachelor party speeches (yes… that has happened), Bill Murray seems to wander intermittently in and out of our lives like that stoic but occasionally goofy uncle that you’ve always admired. His career has been partially eclipsed by his public reputation as of late, but St. Vincent is here to tarnish it with a bad-boy image. Well… maybe just a little.

Bill Murray plays a crotchety boozer named Vincent. His thrown-together appearance and house in shambles is just the start of the deeper problems that lie within. Around every corner is another person who he’s indebted to (one of which is a fellow gambler from the racetrack played by Terrence Howard). Vincent sees an opportunity to get himself out of the hole when »

- Michael Haffner

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Who is Jack O’Connell?

16 October 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Jack O’Connell isn’t going to be a name people forget anytime soon. The 24-year-old English actor is involved with three feature films that have made — or will make — their debuts in 2014 and was the lead in Starred Up, which was released in August after first premiering in 2013.  After a decade of acting, O’Connell’s career is heading to the next level.

O’Connell started off with a soccer dream, but after being persuaded to audition for television roles, he appeared in an episode of Doctors, a British soap opera, in 2005. His first film appearance followed in 2006 with This is England.

One of his most recognized roles was as James Cook in the third, fourth and seventh seasons of the British drama Skins.

After some more TV and film roles, O’Connell was cast as the leads in Starred Up (2013) and ’71 (2014), which were shot simultaneously; however, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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In the Supporting Actress Race, How Much Does Size Matter?

15 October 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The old adage tells us there are no small parts, only small actors—but a background extra might take umbrage to that statement. Still, there is a long history of actors breaking out with a minimum of screen time. And when it comes to the Oscar race, there is always the question of whether an actor has “enough” to be nominated. Of course, Judi Dench famously scored a supporting actress statuette for less than 10 minutes of screen time in “Shakespeare in Love,” but does anyone question it was a worthy performance? It’s not even the shortest to win—that would be Beatrice Straight, who landed the trophy for a six-minute scene in 1976’s “Network.”

This year, there are a handful of performances that have pundits wondering if there’s enough screen time to earn a nomination. One of the most discussed is Laura Dern, an adored veteran of the screen, »

- Jenelle Riley

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Angelina Jolie Receives Honorary Damehood, Meets With Queen Elizabeth

10 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Angelina Jolie met with Queen Elizabeth II on Friday at Buckingham Palace, where she received an honorary damehood.

Angelina Jolie's Honorary Damehood

Jolie's honorary title was announced on Twitter by the British Monarchy’s official handle, which also provided a picture of the momentous event.

"Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when Hm presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood," read the tweet.

Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when Hm presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood pic.twitter.com/JvdeOwcOnp

— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 10, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II presented Jolie with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George in the 1844 Room of Buckingham Palace.

Receiving the honorary title of dame is the female equivalent of an honorary knighting. Jolie received the honor from the queen because of »

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Molinare wins post on Marigold Hotel 2

9 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Molinare wins picture post for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

Film post-production house Molinare has been appointed by Fox Searchlight to undertake the picture post on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

The grading will be undertaken by colourist Gareth Spensley, chosen by director of cinematography Ben Smithard. Spensley previously worked with Smithard grading recent period drama Belle.

Molinare will begin grading the film for spring 2015 release.

John Madden returns to direct the sequel from an original screenplay by Ol ParkerBlueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent and Peter Czernin produced the film, with Participant’s Jeff Skoll serving as executive producer. Fox Searchlight Pictures has worldwide rights and co-financed the film in association with Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey with David Strathairn and Richard Gere joining the ensemble.

The first film »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Molinare to handle post on Marigold Hotel 2

9 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Molinare wins picture post for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

Film post-production house Molinare has been appointed by Fox Searchlight to undertake the picture post on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

The grading will be undertaken by colourist Gareth Spensley, chosen by director of cinematography Ben Smithard. Spensley previously worked with Smithard grading recent period drama Belle.

Molinare will begin grading the film for spring 2015 release.

John Madden returns to direct the sequel from an original screenplay by Ol ParkerBlueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent and Peter Czernin produced the film, with Participant’s Jeff Skoll serving as executive producer. Fox Searchlight Pictures has worldwide rights and co-financed the film in association with Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey with David Strathairn and Richard Gere joining the ensemble.

The first film »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Red Arrow Aims For Shows That Can Travel

8 October 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Red Arrow Intl., which is the global distribution arm of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, is a mini-studio with major ambitions, which are reflected in its sales slate at the content market Mipcom in Cannes.

The distributor, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, is following the strategic objectives set out by its umbrella group, and those of its powerful parent, European broadcast network ProSiebenSat.1 Group.

The focus of its Mipcom slate is English-language taped shows that can travel, and formats — both scripted and unscripted — that are adaptable for markets in every continent.

The lineup is headlined by three scripted shows that demonstrate the strength of its ambitions.

First there’s “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot,” which the Weinstein Co. has picked up in the U.S. It stars Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench, and was adapted by Richard Curtis and is produced by Hilary Bevan Jones, who worked with Curtis previously »

- Leo Barraclough

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Stephen Frears to receive BFI Fellowship

7 October 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director of The Queen, Philomena and the upcoming Lance Armstrong biopic to receive honour at BFI London Film Festival.

British director Stephen Frears is to receive a BFI Fellowship on Oct 18, ahead of the close of the 58th BFI London Film Festival.

The BFI Fellowship is awarded to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to film or television and is the highest honour bestowed by the organisation.

BFI chairman Greg Dyke described Frears as one of the UK’s most important directors.

“Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen has produced a body of work which never fails to surprise – from sweeping costume drama to powerful social realism, his films strike a perfect balance between drama, humour and pathos helping to make them a hit with audiences and critics alike,” added Dyke.

Frears said he was “thrilled” to be receiving the honour. “I’ve spent much of my life in the cinema and quite a lot of it at »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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British Film Institute to Fete Stephen Frears with Fellowship

7 October 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Film Institute is to fete Stephen Frears with its Fellowship, the highest honor the organization can bestow.

The award will be given during the closing ceremony of the BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 18. The Fellowship is awarded to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to film or television.

BFI chairman Greg Dyke said: “Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen has produced a body of work which never fails to surprise — from sweeping costume drama to powerful social realism, his films strike a perfect balance between drama, humor and pathos helping to make them a hit with audiences and critics alike. He is one of the U.K.’s most important directors and we are delighted to honor him.”

Frears said: “I’ve spent much of my life in the cinema and quite a lot of it at BFI Southbank. I am thrilled by this Fellowship.”

Frears made his name in TV drama, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive Charlie Chaplin Award, should be in more movies

7 October 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Why isn't Julia Louis-Dreyfus in more movies? Yes, there are likely personal and professional reasons that keep one of the funniest ladies in Hollywood away from the big screen, but allow us to throw up our arms and demand more. Louis-Dreyfus has dominated television since the '80s (revisit her "Saturday Night Live" work and prepare to go bananas), "Seinfeld" making her a household name and providing a curse that only she could break. The success of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Veep" rests entirely on Louis-Dreyfus shoulders. Maybe the weekly format provides a comfort, maybe Hollywood just isn't writing roles for funny women (that's not really a maybe, but let's not digress), but we're tired of the small screen having all the Julia Louis-Dreyfus fun. Her latest accolade only rubs it in. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles announced Monday that Louis-Dreyfus would »

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Receive Britannia Award for Comedy

6 October 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy at the 2014 Britannia Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles announced on Monday. Louis-Dreyfus, best known for her Emmy-winning appearances on “Seinfeld,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and most recently “Veep,”  is the first of this year's Britannia honorees to have a career largely in television. Other recipients, who were previously announced, are Robert Downey Jr., Mike Leigh, Emma Watson, Mark Ruffalo and Dame Judi Dench. Also read: Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Mike Leigh to Receive Britannia Awards “Her ability to create. »

- Steve Pond

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Oscar Nominations Rare for Portrayals of the Same Character in the Same Film

6 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

[Warning: Potential spoilers ahead for Interstellar.]

Only two times in Oscar history have there been Oscar nominations for two actors playing the same character in the same film. The first time this happened was in 1998 when Kate Winslet received a lead actress nomination for her portrayal of a young Rose in Titanic (1997) and Gloria Stuart received a supporting actress nomination for Old Rose. Winslet did it again in 2002 when she was nominated for her supporting role as Young Iris Murdoch in Iris (2001) and Judi Dench was nominated for her lead role.

More often than not, when there are multiple portrayals of a character in a film, there is a child actor and the adult who gets the more prominent role and the Oscar nomination, such as with Forrest Gump (1994). Tom Hanks won an Oscar for his portrayal of Forrest Gump, while Michael Conner Humphreys played Young Forrest.

Should Christopher Nolan’s »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Benedict Cumberbatch Is A Sexy Richard III In The Hollow Crown

3 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If all you have ever seen of Shakespeare’s Richard III is Laurence Olivier’s limping, leering, badly made-up monstrosity of a king, then you’re going to have to revise your idea of this most fabulous villain. Richard as Shakespeare wrote him may have been bad, and he may have been twisted, but in his newest iteration he’s far from unattractive. Given that he’s being played by Benedict Cumberbatch, that should hardly be surprising.

The actor has taken on the role of Richard in the BBC’s adaptation of the play as part of the final section of their series The Hollow Crown, which covers all of Shakespeare’s “War of the Roses” plays, beginning with Richard II. Cumberbatch is just the latest in a long line of excellent contemporary actors to take on parts in The Hollow Crown: everyone from Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, and »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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First look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in The Hollow Crown

2 October 2014 2:19 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The first picture of Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC Two's The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses has been released.

The actor - who is playing the lead role of Richard III in one of the channel's three new Shakespeare films - is seen on horseback in the first-look image.

BBC Two is working on three films as part of this second Hollow Crown series of Shakespeare's historical plays: Richard III and Henry VI in two parts.

Cumberbatch is joined in Richard III by Dame Judi Dench, after he personally asked the actress to join him on the project.

On Wednesday (October 1), it was announced that Cumberbatch's Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott will play King Louis in Henry VI and Richard III.

Michael Gambon, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge are among the other stars who will appear in the upcoming films.

Cumberbatch will »

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First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in 'Hollow Crown: Wars of the Roses'

1 October 2014 6:38 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Benedict Cumberbatch is mounting up as Richard III. The "Sherlock" star sports long locks as the English monarch in the first image from "The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses" (embedded below), a followup to 2012's BAFTA-winning BBC telefilms "The Hollow Crown." This new installment of Shakespeare adaptations will feature filmed versions of the playwright's first tetralogy of historical plays: "Henry VI, Part I," "Henry VI, Part II," "Henry VI, Part III" (the three of which will be released in two parts) and "Richard III." Principal photography on the films began Wednesday in the U.K. In addition to the image, a round of new cast members have been announced for the adaptations including Michael Gambon, Philip Glenister, Andrew Scott, Jason Watkins, Samuel West, Stanley Townsend, Adrian Dunbar, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Ben Daniels, Ben Miles, Sam Troughton, Stuart McQuarrie, Anton Lesser, Kyle Soller, Phoebe Fox, James Fleet and Lucy Robinson. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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"Hollow Crown: War of Roses" Begins Production

1 October 2014 5:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Principal photography is now underway on "The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses," the upcoming second set of telemovies based on Shakespeare's historical plays. Neal Street, Carnival/NBCUniversal and Thirteen are producing the project for BBC Two with shooting to take place in locations around the UK.

The three film adaptations cover Henry VI (in 2 parts) and Richard III. Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge are already set for the project which will be transmitted on PBS.

Also announced today are Michael Gambon, Philip Glenister, Andrew Scott, Jason Watkins, Samuel West, Stanley Townsend, Adrian Dunbar, Geoffrey Streatfield, Ben Daniels, Ben Miles, Sam Troughton, Stuart McQuarrie, Anton Lesser, Kyle Soller, Phoebe Fox, James Fleet and Lucy Robinson.

The first official image is also out of actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in the production. You can see that below:

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- Garth Franklin

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First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Hollow Crown'

1 October 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has begun on The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses, a Neal Street co-production with Carnival/NBCUniversal and Thirteen for BBC Two, filming in locations around the UK.

In the Us, the series will be transmitted on PBS by Great Performances, produced by Thirteen Productions LLC for Wnet.

Following an outstanding critical and audience reaction to the BAFTA Award-winning The Hollow Crown series in 2012, Neal Street Productions and Carnival Films/NBCUniversal bring the concluding part of this ambitious cycle of Shakespeare's History plays to the screen in three further filmed adaptations, Henry VI (in 2 parts) and Richard III.

Assembling some of the UK's finest acting talent and, in addition to the stellar cast recently confirmed - Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge - new names revealed today are - Michael Gambon as Mortimer, Philip Glenister as Talbot, »

- MovieWeb

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Hair Is All Untamed Again, Just the Way We Like It, for His Role as Richard III in The Hollow Crown

1 October 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Thumbs up all around! Adding to the excitement, as if any needed to be added, Cumberbatch is starring opposite Sherlock nemesis Moriarity—aka Irish thesp Andrew Scott—as King Louis in the production from Carnival/NBCUniversal, Sam Mendes' Neal Street Productions and Thirteen. Judi Dench, Tom Sturridge, Hugh Bonneville, Sophie Okonedo, Sally HawkinsMichael Gambon, Keeley HawesPhilip Glenister and Jason Watkins round out the none-too-shabby cast. And for those keeping track of the Sherlock cast's dalliances with Shakespeare in the off-season: Martin Freeman, the Watson to Benedict's titular sleuth, starred in Richard III this summer on »

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