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Reese Witherspoon will play Tinkerbell in Disney's live-action remake of the film. The 39-year-old actress will star as the little fairy - made famous in 'Peter Pan' - in 'Tink', and will be replacing Elizabeth Banks, who has been attached to the film since 2010, as the producer as well, alongside Victoria Strouse - co-writer of Pixar's upcoming 'Finding Dory' - writing the script. According to the Hollywood Reporter, this latest take on Tinkerbell will ''play with the idea and timeline of the well-known Peter Pan narrative,'' and will take the angle of telling ''the story you don't know'', just like 'Maleficent' did with Angelina Jolie. However, 'Tink' is being developed with a more modest mid-range budget as opposed to 'Maleficent''s $180 million and 'Cinderella''s $95 million. Since Elizabeth announced she was playing Tinkerbell with a ''mischievous nature'' in 2010, Disney has released 'Maleficent', »
Reese Witherspoon is attached to tell a live-action version of Tinker Bell's story, The Hollywood Reporter writes. The project is in development, but, yes, in one of the more solid cartoon-to-live-action casting moves in recent memory, Witherspoon would play the titular fairy. Like the Peter Pan movie hitting theaters soon, this one also has a fun, one-word name: Tink. Finding Dory screenwriter Victoria Strouse is penning the screenplay, which will reportedly tell us the story we don't know (think Angelina Jolie's Maleficent). Drama. Most other details are under wraps for now, but Witherspoon is set to produce the film with Bruna Papandrea. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Actually, this picture of Reese was kind of my face when I saw this news.
The Hollywood Reporter broke on Thursday that Witherspoon is set to star in yet another live-action property from Disney. This time, they are bringing in the actress to play Tinkebell in the movie Tink, an adaptation of the Peter Pan character. Witherspoon will also produce the picture.
This isn’t the first live-action adaptation that Disney has set for the future. They already have a slate that includes live action Jungle Book, Mulan, Pinocchio, and Dumbo, which all come after adaptations of their own animated features with Maleficent and Cinderella. While all of those properties have big name directors behind the projects, right now no director is attached to helm Tink.
According to THR, »
- Zach Dennis
Tink! Reese Witherspoon is set to star in Disney’s live-action Tinker Bell movie, The Hollywood Reporter exclusively revealed on Thursday, May 21. The Oscar winner will also produce the take on Disney’s classic Peter Pan character with her production partner Bruna Papandrea. According to THR, Victoria Strouse (Finding Dory, New Best Friend) is penning the script for the project, which is still in the beginning phases of development. The project is reportedly going to center on the character and her origins in the vein of Disney and Angelina [...] »
Disney has been enjoying some success with its live-action versions of popular fairy tales, and is looking to keep the magic and the money flowing. Reese Witherspoon is attached to star in and produce a new take on Tinker Bell, which is in development under the name Tink.The Mouse House has Finding Dory co-writer Victoria Strouse at work on a script that will aim to do for Tink what Maleficent did for, well, Maleficent. The unexplored side to the occasionally temperamental sprite will fill a story that has yet to be specified and there’s no director on board right now. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, this will be a more modest film than the lavish spectacle of the Angelina Jolie-starring fairy tale revamp. Peter Pan’s fairy pal has been well used by the company since she rose to more prominence in its 1953 Disney 'toon of his adventures, »
Denis Villeneuve to direct sci-fi sequel.
Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow (May 22) reteams with Villeneuve.
Deakins received his latest Oscar nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. He was previously nominated for Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo, The Man Who Wasn’t There, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men and True Grit; Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption; Martin Scorsese’s Kundun; Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; Stephen Daldry’s The Reader, which he shared with Chris Menges; and, more recently, Prisoners and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
While we know next to nothing about the plot for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, we do know that at the very least, it's going to look gorgeous, as renowned cinematographer Roger Deakins has joined the team. Come inside to learn more.
Blade Runner 2 is moving full steam ahead. Just a couple months ago it was announced Denis Villenueve had been hired on to direct the sequel, with Harrison Ford set to return, and it looks like they're starting to build up the rest of the necessary behind the scenes crew to get production moving. Announced at Cannes, Roger Deakins, the cinematographer behind Prisoners, Skyfall, Fargo, and Many others has been hired on as the Dop for the new movie. Deakins has worked with Villenueve on his last two movies, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
The original Blade Runner is still a visually striking movie, and »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
As if we weren’t already excited enough about Blade Runner 2, today brings word that cinematographer Roger Deakins has signed on to shoot the long-awaited sci-fi sequel, reteaming with director Denis Villeneuve after two extremely fruitful collaborations on Prisoners and Sicario.
The 12-time Oscar-nominated lenser is without a doubt the best in the business. Over the years, he’s teamed with everyone from Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) to Stephen Daldry (The Reader). A frequent collaborator of the Coen Brothers and Sam Mendes, Deakins has excelled in every genre he’s ever attempted, never failing to create atmospheric, fully realized worlds for filmmakers to explore.
He’s certainly not best known for futuristic dystopias, having shot just two films – In Time and Nineteen Eighty-Four – that can be considered sci-fi, but it’s going to be absolutely thrilling to see how Deakins recreates the world of Blade Runner (previously lensed by »
- Isaac Feldberg
Roger Deakins has been tapped by director Denis Villeneuve to be cinematographer on Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel, reteaming the Dp and helmer who did Prisoners together and most recently Sicario, the drug-trafficking drama that just knocked it out of the park at its Cannes Film Festival competition premiere. Deakins has been nominated for 12 Oscars including for the Angelina Jolie-directed Unbroken last year, but he’s never won — a shocker when Sicario star… »
Deakins will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22. Deakins teamed with Villeneuve on Alcon’s “Prisoners” and “Sicario,” starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro, which is in competition at Cannes.
Deakins received his latest Academy Award nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken.” He was previously nominated for “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “No Country for Old Men,” “True Grit,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Kundun,” “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “The Reader,” “Prisoners” and “Skyfall.”
- Dave McNary
12-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will reteam with director Denis Villeneuve on Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to “Blade Runner,” Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson announced Wednesday. Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22, reteams with Villeneuve on what will be their third feature collaboration. They previously worked together on Alcon’s kidnapping thriller “Prisoners” and the drug-trafficking drama “Sicario,” which is in competition at Cannes. Deakins received his latest Oscar nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie‘s “Unbroken.” He was previously nominated for. »
- Jeff Sneider
It's hard to think of a more glamorous place for a romantic rendezvous than Cannes, France. Over the years, the annual Cannes Film Festival has attracted famous Hollywood couples to the South of France, with stars showing sweet Pda on the red carpet. With this year's festival underway, we're spreading the love with a look at past and present twosomes who made the guest list. Natalie Portman stole the Cannes spotlight last week when she stepped out with her husband, Benjamin Millepied, and who could forget when Angelina Jolie showed off her baby bump alongside Brad Pitt, or Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds's flawless appearance last year? Keep reading to see cute Cannes couples past and present, then see all the glamorous stars at this year's festival! »
★★★★☆ Once upon a time, fairytales were folk tales. Then they became children's stories, were made into Disney cartoons and now star Angelina Jolie or Charlize Theron. Into the woods (and in competition at the Cannes Film Festival) strides Matteo Garrone's Tale of Tales (2015), an anthology of 17th century folk tales by Giambattista Basile told with a verve and commitment to the strange. Best known for his neo-neo-realism with such films as the Naples based gangland drama Gomorrah (which showed in the Un Certain Regard sidebar in 2008) and Reality, which showed in competition in 2012, Tale of Tales is Garrone's first feature in English, but in a way the film is in an older language.
- CineVue UK
“It’s best not to think of her as a woman. That would be a mistake.”
These words are uttered by Kenneth (Ewan McGregor) to freelance operative Paul (Michael Fassbender) in a scene somewhere toward the end of Steven Soderbergh’s truly excellent but much ignored action movie Haywire. The woman they are referring to is Mallory Kane (Gina Carano) and the reason they are trying to divorce themselves from the notion of her femininity is she is far too dangerous to underestimate. Interestingly, this line also has another meaning; that dwelling at the heart of the film is an argument for gender equality, not only in the world of the film but action movies in general. Critically praised but snubbed by audiences, could the failure of Haywire’s attempt to cement Gina Carano as a bona fide action star be blamed on Hollywood’s oversaturation of familiar tent pole franchises, »
- Liam Dunn
Dennis died in his Portland, Ore. home, according to the American Film Institute. AFI was unable to confirm the date of his passing at this time.
Dennis also wrote the screenplays for Walter Murch’s “Return to Oz” (1985) and Judy Davis’ drama “On My Own” (1991), in addition to penning and directing Angelina Jolie’s thriller “Without Evidence” (1995) and the 1973 film “Intermission.” On the TV front, he did the teleplay for the 1996 TNT Western “Riders of the Purple Sage” and wrote the Showtime miniseries “Home Fires.”
Dennis was a 1969 graduate of the AFI Conservatory’s first class, which also included Terrence Malick, David Lynch and Caleb Deschanel. He returned to AFI in 1997 as a master filmmaker-in-residence and taught the incoming class this past September. His students took to Twitter to express their grief. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
While there’s a film festival going on in Cannes, so much of the festival and the buzz comes, like it is with Sundance, from purchases and pickups of many of the titles being screened there, and even those that aren’t. There are countless deals being struck, but we did our best to round up just a few of the more notable titles that will some day be arriving stateside.
First up, Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe will be distributed in the U.S. by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Atom Egoyan’s Remember, starring Christopher Plummer, was picked up by A24. The comedy Geezer, starring Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, has been picked up by Hyde Park International. Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman has been picked up by Atlas Distribution for a planned September release. »
- Brian Welk
Natalie Portman lifts her Hebrew-language directorial debut from Israeli scribe Amos Oz's 2002 memoir of the same name that chronicled his upbringing in Jerusalem during Israel's early days as a state. After she met Oz, whose mother she plays in the film, Portman spent eight years writing the movie and securing funding to keep it in Hebrew. Her namesake should be enough to secure the film distribution—but does this herald a promising directorial career? Cannes reviews, below, have been mixed. While The Guardian compares Portman's efforts to Angelina Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Honey," also a personal passion project and also lukewarmly received, other writers like Indiewire's Eric Kohn fear this is a "bland, earnest period piece," the kind of film you might call handsomely made — but emotionally bereft. Read More: Career Watch: Natalie Portman Decides to Go Big or Go Home Variety: It’s perfectly »
- Ryan Lattanzio
"Because of the feeling, fixed by social example, that (Violence) was the only quite correct, the only really decent relief for wounded honor—the only one which did not imply some subtle derogation, some dulling and retracting of the fine edge of pride, some indefinable but intolerable loss of caste and manly face.” —Wilbur Cash, The Mind of the SouthThe first thing we see either in the show or the movies is the fabled warning about the stunts that are about to be performed—which indicates a priestly marking off of sacred space. These are priests or something or other. Only they can do this. This most High Tomfoolery. So there is always that, but what makes Jackass 3D unusually moving, even pathos-ridden, is it’s clear this is a sort of Last Hurrah. This is a movie of wheezing, ancient man-child priests, like Jean-Luc Godard. The gang are clearly »
- Uncas Blythe
Ashley Benson might score some major hotties on Pretty Little Liars, but in real life, she's a tad pickier. The 25-year-old actress opens up to Fashion magazine about her love life and her career and admits that she doesn't necessarily want to date a fellow celebrity because it might add up to too much spotlight for the young star. She does, however, credit a very A-list couple for managing their relationship and the fame that comes with it. "I don't think I would be able to date a high-profile actor the way Angelina Jolie has," she tells the mag. "Her and Brad [Pitt] have done a good job at keeping private, but I'm sure that takes work. It's too much attention when two powerful people »
The Barry Levinson-directed comedy Rock The Kasbah starring Bill Murray as a rock manager who has seen better times, is being moved up from November 13 to October 23, which looks like a very good date as it is it not competing with any adult comedies. The move comes after Universal last week put Angelina Jolie’s drama By The Sea (starring Brad Pitt) into the November 13 date, which now has four other films in release that weekend, including Warner Bros’ The 33. The film… »
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