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Amber Heard In Talks To Join Tom Hooper’s ‘The Danish Girl’

2 December 2014 7:13 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Amber Heard is in talks to join Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl for the strong supporting role of Oola opposite Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Alicia Vikander (Testament Of Youth). The film sees director and producer Hooper re-teaming with Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The trio previously worked together with much success on Les Miserables.

Inspired by the novel written by David Ebershoff, Danish Girl is a love story about Danish painters Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda. In 1930, Wegener was one of the first men ever to undergo operations to become a woman. Lucinda Coxon adapted the screenplay. Gail Mutrux developed the film and will produce through her Pretty Pictures banner alongside Anne Harrison and Linda Reisman.

Heard, who is coming off a starring role in the forthcoming Channing Tatum sequel Magic Mike Xxl, is repped by Wme and Karl Austen at Jackoway Tyerman. »

- Ali Jaafar

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tom Hardy

13 November 2014 5:42 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Vertigo Films

In Great Britain, there are plenty of great actors. In the last few years alone, Colin Firth, Christian Bale and Daniel Day Lewis have all walked away from the Academy Awards ceremony with statues in hand. Go back a few more years and you can add the names of Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton, Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren to the list of winners, and there’s no sign of the talent pool drying up any time soon.

This week alone, there are two films opening which showcase two of the finest young talents: The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing; and The Drop, in which Tom Hardy appears alongside the late James Gandolfini. Cumberbatch is currently one of the frontrunners to be nominated in the Best Actor category early next year, while Hardy’s low-key performance is apparently engaging but unlikely to see his name feature among the awards contenders. »

- Jonathan Cordiner

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Oscar Contender and New Marvel Superhero Chadwick Boseman on His Journey to Stardom

29 October 2014 6:36 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

I don’t think I’ve seen a better performance in 2014 than the one that Chadwick Boseman gives as the late James Brown in Tate Taylor’s Get on Up. It is straight-up transformative stuff — Boseman sings, dances and starts to even look just like Brown, “The Godfather of Soul” who died in 2006 — and if anyone is worthy of a best actor Oscar nomination in this remarkably crowded year for the category, he is. Consequently, I was delighted to have the chance to sit down with the 37-year-old in New York earlier this month for an extensive conversation about his rise to stardom.

Boseman hasn’t been in the public eye for very long so he looks, to you and me, like an overnight sensation: he hit most people’s radar in the spring of 2013, thanks to his quiet but stirring portrayal of Jackie Robinson »

- Anjelica Oswald

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StudioCanal brings 3D Crusoe, Russell Brand doc to Afm

27 October 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Russell Brand teams with Michael Winterbottom on financial crisis doc.

StudioCanal will be introducing Afm buyers to 3D animation Robinson Crusoe and Michael Winterbottom doc The Emperor’s New Clothes, starring firebrand comedian Russell Brand.

The latter, produced under Winterbottom’s Revolution Films banner, will see comedian and activist Brand journey from the heart of London’s financial district to New York.

The polemical doc will include documentary, interviews, archive footage and comedy.

Ben Stassen of nWave Pictures and director Vincent Kestelootare are behind the 3D animated update of the Robinson Crusoe tale.

Robinson Crusoe is told from the perspective of Crusoe’s dear companion Tuesday, an outgoing parrot who dreams of discovering the world.

Both titles are currently in production.

The French powerhouse will continue to shop James WatkinsBastille Day, starring Idris Elba, and Tobias Lindholm’s A War.

Max Joseph’s We Are Your Friends, starring Zak Efron, is in post-production »

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

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Three Authors Who Kept Their Visions By Adapting Their Books to Screen

17 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Generations of novelists have been frustrated upon seeing their books interpreted onscreen. But on three recent films, the writers won’t be able to complain that their vision was compromised. Scripts for Dennis Lehane’s “The Drop,” Jonathan Tropper’s “This Is Where I Leave You” and Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” were all written by the book authors.

Why deal with the frustrations of film production? For some, it’s insurance against having their material ruined, which famously vexed authors from Anthony Burgess to Stephen King.

For others, some of whom are already working in TV and film, it’s a way to stay in the loop and stretch their wings.

Though Boston-based crime novelist Lehane has written for TV, other scribes handled the screenplays for “Shutter Island,” “Gone Baby Gone” and “Mystic River,” all films based on his work.

But “The Drop,” which opened Sept. 12 after playing the Toronto Film Fest, »

- Justin Kroll and Pat Saperstein

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James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' to Open Zurich Film Fest

1 September 2014 12:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Get On Up, the biopic of legendary performer James Brown, will open this year's Zurich International Film Festival. The feature from The Help director Tate Taylor looks at Brown's rags-to-riches rise from extreme poverty to topping the music charts as a soul and funk superstar and proponent of black pride. Chadwick Boseman, who played another African American legend, Jackie Robinson, in Brian Helgeland's 42, is the Godfather of Soul in Get On Up. Boseman and Taylor will be in Zurich for the festival premiere on Sept. 25. Taylor is no stranger to Zurich. His Oscar-winning hit The

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- Scott Roxborough

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10 best baseball movies of all time: League of Their Own, Moneyball

30 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A great sports movie should also appeal to those who have no particular interest in sports. Accordingly, some of the best baseball movies could just as easily slot into other genres – they're comedies like The Bad News Bears, historical dramas like Eight Men Out, weepies, biopics, coming-of-age dramas and everything in between.

With this week's release of based-on-a-true-story feel-good drama Million Dollar Arm, Digital Spy takes a look at the ten best baseball movies.

1. Eight Men Out (1988)

John Sayles' 1988 drama tackles Major League Baseball's Black Sox scandal, in which eight underpaid members of the Chicago White Sox (including 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson) conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the 1919 World Series. Sayles' terrific script perfectly captures the time and place and does a superb job of dramatising several elements of a complex story, with impressive attention to detail.

Very much an ensemble piece, the eclectic cast includes John Cusack (as »

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‘A Bigger Splash’ and ‘We Are Your Friends’ Headline Studiocanal’s Glam Toronto Slate

21 August 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Haugesund, Norway– European powerhouse Studiocanal will roll into Toronto with a glam slate of cast-driven, English-language titles led by Luca Guadagnino’s sexy psychological thriller “A Bigger Splash” (Working Title)  and Max Joseph’s coming-of-age drama “We Are Your Friends.”

Wes Bentley has joined Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski (“Gone Girl”) in “We Are Your Friends,” a chronicle of a 23-year-old aspiring DJ who tries to find his voice in the electro music scene and bonds with an older DJ. Working Title is producing the film, which is shooting.

Meanwhile, “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson has joined the cast of “A Bigger Splash,” an edgy and contempo twist on the cult Alain Delon-Romy Schneider starrer  “La Piscine.” Johnson will play opposite Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Matthias Schoenaerts.

“Splash” centers on a glamorous couple whose holiday in Southern Italy takes an unexpected turn with the visit »

- Elsa Keslassy and John Hopewell

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Below-the-Line Bookings

30 July 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Gersh Agency has booked producer Jean Higgins (“Lost”) on Amazon Studios pilot “Man in the High Castle,” helmed by David Semel; production designer Michael Hanan (“The Bridge”) on Spike TV miniseries “King Tut”; and editor Joe Leonard (“Glee”) on Fox series “Empire.”

Innovative Artists bookings include visual effects producer Nikki Penny (“Clash of the Titans”) on Andy Serkis’ “Jungle Book”; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) on Roberto Orci’s “Star Trek 3”; and stunt coordinator/2nd unit director Jack Gill (“Fast & Furious 7”) on Tim Story’s “Ride Along 2.”

iTalent has placed editors Mark Livolsi (“Saving Mr. Banks”) on John Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” and Jeff Betancourt (“Get a Job”) on Woo-ping Yuen’s “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny.”)

Mirisch Agency bookings: visual effects producers Mike Chambers (“Transcendence”) on James Bobin’s “Through The Looking Glass” and Karen Murphy (“The Twilight Saga: »

- Peter Caranicas

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Below-the-Line Bookings

30 July 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Gersh Agency has booked producer Jean Higgins (“Lost”) on Amazon Studios pilot “Man in the High Castle,” helmed by David Semel; production designer Michael Hanan (“The Bridge”) on Spike TV miniseries “King Tut”; and editor Joe Leonard (“Glee”) on Fox series “Empire.”

Innovative Artists bookings include visual effects producer Nikki Penny (“Clash of the Titans”) on Andy Serkis’ “Jungle Book”; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) on Roberto Orci’s “Star Trek 3”; and stunt coordinator/2nd unit director Jack Gill (“Fast & Furious 7”) on Tim Story’s “Ride Along 2.”

iTalent has placed editors Mark Livolsi (“Saving Mr. Banks”) on John Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” and Jeff Betancourt (“Get a Job”) on Woo-ping Yuen’s “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny.”)

Mirisch Agency bookings: visual effects producers Mike Chambers (“Transcendence”) on James Bobin’s “Through The Looking Glass” and Karen Murphy (“The Twilight Saga: »

- Peter Caranicas

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How '42' helped Chadwick Boseman play James Brown in 'Get On Up'

29 July 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In 2013, Chadwick Boseman appeared on the big screen as Jackie Robinson in the Brian Helgeland written and directed "42."  The movie was by no means Boseman's first feature, but it wouldn't be unfair to suggest that it is the movie which thrust him into the public consciousness.  After appearing in "Draft Day" earlier this year, Boseman is now back in a new biopic, "Get On Up."  The movie is about James Brown and directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help").  It counts among its producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger and opens in theaters on August 1st. On a recent Saturday morning, Boseman took some time to sit down with us to talk about the new film, its relation to "42," and where the actor might go from here.  He made it quite clear that there is a whole lot of effort that is needed to get playing someone else right, and that »

- Josh Lasser

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A “Renny Harlin Horror”Double Feature Adventure: Prison/A Nightmare On Elm Street 4!!

28 July 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Alright fright fanatics, it’s Double Feature Adventure time. While my usual sidekick Natty isn’t along for the ride this time (she’s currently hard at work writing the next Pauly Shore film. Not really, but hey, she has big dreams, ok?), I had a jonesin’ for the early horror entries from Finnish director (and obviously my best friend, if only in my childhood dreams), Lauri Mauritz Harjola Aka Renny fucking Harlin. Now before you crazed readers call me out on this one, just take a second and try your hardest to mind-erase the last few films that Harlin has done, and think about how at one time, he was The go-to guy for action films in the ’90s. It would be a lie if I told you that I don’t completely love everything the man did from 1988 to 1999 (which a definite exception given to 1995′s Cutthroat Island, »

- Jerry Smith

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From Depp to Hardy: 9 actors playing notorious real-life gangsters

23 July 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Johnny Depp was recently photographed in full prosthetics to play real-life Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger in the upcoming movie Black Mass.

The 50-year-old actor was wearing a balding wig cap, fake teeth, a blue open shirt with a gold chain, and a black leather jacket as he shot the film's final scenes in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Benedict Cumberbatch recently joined the cast as Whitey Bulger's brother Billy Bulger, along with Parks and Recreation's Adam Scott, who is reported to be playing FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick.

The Scott Cooper-directed crime drama is due for release in cinemas on September 18, 2015.

Bulger spent 16 years at large and 12 years on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list before he was arrested in June 2011, aged 81. Prosecutors indicted him for 19 murders and he is currently serving two life terms.

Here are 9 other actors morphing into some of the world's most notorious real-life gangsters below: »

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Tom Hardy Shoots Scenes For 'Legend'

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

Tom Hardy looked dapper in a suit and tie on the set of Legend in London on Wednesday.

Tom Hardy Films 'Legend'

In Legend, Hardy plays real life London gangsters the Kray twins – Ronnie and Reggie – who had their heyday during the 50s and 60s. The film, bassed off of John Pearson’s book The Profession of Violence, charts the twins successful in their organized crime empire that began in London’s East End and ends with their fall and eventual imprisonment.

While filming scenes for Legend, Hardy donned a sharp navy blue suit and matching tie with a tie clip, and a crisp white shirt. The actor, who bulked up for the roles of the crime lords, wore his hair slicked back. While filming, Hardy also sports prosthetics to more closely resemble the Krays.

On Tuesday, Hardy was joined on set by costars Christopher Eccleston and David Lewis, »

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Tom Hardy Shoots Scenes For Gangster Flick 'Legend'

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

Tom Hardy looked dapper in a suit and tie on the set of Legend in London on Wednesday.

Tom Hardy Films 'Legend'

In Legend, Hardy plays real life London gangsters the Kray twins – Ronnie and Reggie – who had their heyday during the 50s and 60s. The film, bassed off of John Pearson’s book The Profession of Violence, charts the twins successful in their organized crime empire that began in London’s East End and ends with their fall and eventual imprisonment.

While filming scenes for Legend, Hardy donned a sharp navy blue suit and matching tie with a tie clip, and a crisp white shirt. The actor, who bulked up for the roles of the crime lords, wore his hair slicked back. While filming, Hardy also sports prosthetics to more closely resemble the Krays.

On Tuesday, Hardy was joined on set by costars Christopher Eccleston and David Lewis, »

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42

3 July 2014 4:05 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Uplifting biopic of Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) - the Brooklyn Dodgers' legendary Number 42 who was the first black player to take on the institutional racism of American baseball. Harrison Ford plays Dodgers' audacious general manager Branch Rickey, the guiding light behind Robinson's rise. Director Brian Helgeland (writer of La Confidential and Mystic River) never loses sight of the fact that it was Robinson's on-field talent that broke most barriers, authentically recreating the atmosphere and excitement of major league clashes in the 1940s. »

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Italy’s Rai Cinema Boasts Banner Year But Continues To Cut Back On Hollywood Pics

25 June 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Italy’s Rai Cinema is having a banner year, commanding a 15% box office share for the first half of 2014, which makes pubcaster Rai’s film unit the number two Italian distributor after Warner Bros. However Hollywood titles continue to be a low priority, said topper Paolo Del Brocco, unveiling its lineup Wednesday in Rome.

Del Brocco said the Italo film distribution and production powerhouse will be investing some Euros 60 million ($81 million) in Italian productions in 2014, whereas only 4 or 5 million Euros are earmarked for international acquisitions.

That said, Rai Cinema remains an active buyer. In Cannes they picked up Italo rights for Tom Hardy gangster pic “Legend,” to be helmed by Brian Helgeland, produced by Working Title and financed by Studio Canal, which is selling. Rai also has another Studio Canal pic, Sean Penn starrer “The Gunman,” an action thriller helmed by Pierre Morel. And in Cannes they also inked »

- Nick Vivarelli

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See Tom Hardy Play Twins in First Image from 'Legend'

16 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Tom Hardy is no stranger to playing outlaws (Bronson and Lawless, to name only two), but his latest crime movie takes things to the next level by giving Hardy two different roles to play at the same time.  In Legend, Hardy plays Ron and Reggie Kray, twin brothers who ran London's criminal underground in the 1960s. And if that doesn't sound enticing enough, you should know that it's the newest movie from L.A. Confidential and Man on Fire screenwriter Brian Helgeland. Joining Hardy in the film are Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton. And if you'd like to get a jump on the movie (which doesn't have a release date), you could read John Pearson's The Profession of Violence, the book upon which this is based....

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See Tom Hardy As Ronnie And Reggie Kray In First Shot From Gangster Bio-Pic Legend

13 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

It's a double dose of Tom Hardy in the first official image from Brian Helgeland's upcoming Legend, a true life crime story starring Hardy as iconic British gangster twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray. The Krays rose to power in the 1960s as owners of a west end London nightclub before being arrested and jailed in 1968. Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri and Tara Fitzgerald round out the cast.Take a look at the first image of Hardy below and remember you can click to enlarge....

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Legend Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

13 June 2014 6:11 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Tom Hardy plays indentical twins - and London gangsters - Reg and Ronnie Kray in this biopic directed by Brian Helgeland. The Dark Knight Rises star takes on both roles in the movie, which charts the rise and fall of the brothers in the 1950s and 1960s. Based on John Pearson's book The Profession of Violence, it details their involvement running organised crime rackets in London's East End. »

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