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Back in 2012, before Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence co-starred in David O. Russell's Oscar-winning "Silver Linings Playbook" and its follow-up "American Hustle," the duo shot period drama "Serena," which was once going to star Angelina Jolie with director Darren Aronofsky. Oscar-winning Danish auteur Susanne Bier ("A Better World") took the helm for producers Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's 2929 Productions, and has been delayed trying to finish it. Based on Ron Rash's 2008 novel, the film is set in 1929 North Carolina and follows George and Serena Pemberton, ambitious newlyweds with their hearts set on a timber empire. They become obsessed with success, and their lives take a Shakespearean turn when Serena finds that she can't get pregnant and tries to harm her husband's illegitimate son. Why the delays? "Once it finished shooting we've all been busy," Bier told me in Toronto, which invited "Serena," »
- Anne Thompson
We have to wait till Christmas to see newcomer Jack O'Connell as an Olympian-turned-war hero in Angelina Jolie's hot Oscars contender "Unbroken." He has had featured roles in two other films this year and stars in "71," an intense war drama that debuts on Sept. 27 at the New York Film Festival. This early exposure can't hurt when hits the Oscar campaign trail later this year. -Break- Angelina Jolie & Ava DuVernay could make this a historic year for female directors at Oscars In "'71," he plays Gary Hook, a young British soldier stationed in Belfast, Northern Ireland just weeks before the Bloody Sunday massacre on Jan. 30, 1972 ignited the Troubles. The film takes him from boot camp to moments of near-certain death, though the film is more of a showcase for rookie director Yann Demange. O'Connell delivers an emotional performance despite the script giving us only limited detail about hi...' »
We recently opened our predictions for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, and the early favorite is "Unbroken," Angelina Jolie's upcoming drama about Olympian-turned-World War II-hero Louis Zamperini. Our experts, editors, and users all favor it to win, giving it 9/4 odds overall. -Break- Oscars Best Picture race led by 'Boyhood,' 'Unbroken,' 'Birdman,' 'Foxcatcher' (Photo Gallery) It's no wonder "Unbroken" is out front for the screenplay award; it has one of the strongest writing pedigrees of any film this season. Adapted from the nonfiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, who also wrote the source material for Oscar-nominated "Seabiscuit," it's credited to four writers, all of whom are familiar to academy voters. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are already four-time Oscar champs, including a pair of writing wins for "Fargo" (1996) and "No Country for Old Men" ...' »
Entertainment Weekly shared some exclusive photos of the upcoming Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt romantic drama By the Sea. It’s the couple’s first on-screen collaboration since they met working on Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005, and it’s Jolie’s third time in the director’s chair. She also wrote the film and is producing (with Pitt coproducing). Jolie and Pitt are newlyweds, but the film centers on a couple at the end of their rope who take a vacation in order to save their marriage. The film is set in France during the mid-1970s in a quiet, seaside town. Jolie plays a former dancer named Vanessa, while Pitt plays husband Roland, an American writer. “As a kind of found-family is assembled amid these maritime...
- Alison Nastasi
Plot: A young British soldier (Jack O.Connell) finds himself separated from his unit and trapped behind enemy lines in 1971 Belfast at the height of .The Troubles.. Review: Lightening really did strike twice at Tiff this year. I say this because last year, in the dwindling days of the fest, I was totally taken off-guard by Starred Up, a nifty thriller starring British newcomer Jack O.Connell, who was quickly snapped up by none other than Angelina Jolie to star in Unbroken. O.Connell.s »
- Chris Bumbray
Updating the Best Director category isn't as easy as it was last week when I took a look at the acting and Best Picture categories. On the heels of the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals there were a few films and performances that clearly rose in significance, but when it comes to direction I tend to feel we're looking at something a little different. It seems like a chance for the Academy to award a director whose film may have been a little more challenging, a little less The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game, while, at the same time, we also have some strong female directors in the field this year, which could also spice up the race as gender politics continue to heat up in the industry. When it comes to my top five in the category, the names remain the same while some of the positions have changed. »
- Brad Brevet
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally tied the knot last month . and apparently the duo decided the best way to celebrate was by collaborating on a moody, romantic drama titled By the Sea. We.re sharing the first pics, and the early plot details, from the new production. The film, which is Pitt and Jolie.s first work together since 2005.s Mr. and Mrs. Smith (the film where they became a real-life couple), is a period piece set in the 1970s according to a newly published piece over at EW. By the Sea takes place in France, where Jolie and Pitt play a married couple who are drifting apart. However, things begin to change and passions rekindle when they stop in a small French village and interact with the local inhabitants. Jolie will not only headline the film, but also handle the writing and directing duties for By the Sea. »
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are celebrating their recent marriage in a most unusual way: by co-starring in a film about a marriage in decline. The two are currently shooting By the Sea, their first film together since 2005′s Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the first pics have just hit the web. In addition to […]
- Angie Han
Plot details are obviously being kept under wraps, but the synopsis reads: “Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.”
The cast also includes Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, and Michael Caine. That’s a very impressive line-up and a release date for Interstellar has been set for November 7th, 2014.
- Josh Wilding
abstew here with some random thoughts on the just released new stills from the newest directorial effort of Oscar winner Angelina Jolie, By the Sea. EW received the exclusive pics (hence the magazine's watermark on the photos) and a mini-interview with the writer/director/producer and star that pairs her up on screen with new husband Brad Pitt (their first on-screen partnering since the film that brought them together and launched a million tabloid magazine covers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith). Set in the 1970's, Jolie stars as a former ballet dancer travelling France with her American husband (that would be Pitt, naturally). Their marriage is beginning to show signs of strain and they find themselves drawn to the inhabitants of a small costal town on their journeys...and comedy ensues! (But probably not):
Damn. I feel like they just announced this film was in the works and we already »
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have the first photos from "By the Sea," which stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in their first team-up since "Mr and Mrs Smith." Check out the photos below. Plot: Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/cafe-keeper and hotel owner. The new movie is written and directed by Jolie and is set to hit theaters on December 25th. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
Set during the 1970s in France, the film stars Jolie as Vanessa, a former dancer who has grown distant with her long-term husband Roland (Brad Pitt). After travelling the country together, though, the pair grow attached to the residents of a quaint seaside town that subsequently make them look at their own relationship from a different perspective.
In a statement provided to EW, the actress-cum-director spoke of her fondness for the 1970s, and how the era and its liberating context is integral to the story of By The Sea.
“I chose to set By the Sea in the 1970s, not only because it is a colourful and alluring era, but because it removes many of the distractions of »
- Michael Briers
The 18th season of “The View” premiered on Monday morning with a new set and a new panel, but some of the best one-liners never made it on TV. At the first commercial break, Rosie O’Donnell jumped out of her seat. “The stand-up in me can’t resist a microphone and a crowd,” she said, before launching into an impromptu comedy routine.
“They put the finishing touches on the set 10 minutes before you walked in,” she told the audience. She compared the auditioning process for the new co-hosts to “The Hunger Games” (“they made people knife each other in the green room, and these are the two that won”). When asked if a fifth co-host would join the table, she mocked outrage. “This isn’t enough for you?” she asked. “Get the fuck out. The show is 37 minutes. Four is enough.”
O’Donnell is part of a revamped panel »
- Ramin Setoodeh
The first three photos have been released from "By the Sea," Angelina Jolie's third directorial effort which began production a few weeks ago in Malta. The project marks the first on screen re-teaming of Jolie with husband Brad Pitt since 2005's "Mr. and Mrs. Smith". EW, which published the photos, has also included a synopsis:
"Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper (Niels Arestrup) and hotel owner (Richard Bohringer)."
Production is slated to continue through mid-November. Universal Pictures has the worldwide rights to the film which hasn't set a release date as yet.
- Garth Franklin
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are finally sharing the big screen together again, and now EW has revealed the first images from that effort, “By the Sea.” The film is set in the 1970s and follows former dancer Vanessa (Jolie) and American writer Roland (Pitt), a married couple who drift apart in their travels but find renewed passion when they linger on a small island inhabited by eccentric residents. Also read: Angelina Jolie First Wedding Photos Flood Internet on Labor Day “I chose to set ‘By the Sea’ in the 1970s, not only because it is a colorful and alluring era, »
- Linda Ge
- Jazz Tangcay
Angelina Jolie got a red carpet welcome while touring a Maltese Navy ship yesterday. The 39-year-old Oscar winner spent Sunday meeting with sailors, crewmembers and other government officials aboard a battleship in Gharghur, Malta. Dressed casually in a black dress and top with black flats, Jolie was all smiles while walking around the ship as shipmen saluted her like Hollywood royalty. The actress also learned about the equipment aboard the vessel. "She was very kind and gracious," an eyewitness tells E! News of her visit. "She listened to what everyone had to say and was very interested." "Angelina looked amazing as always, she was dressed very simple but classy," the source adds. »
Right in the middle of this summer, we learned that Angelina Jolie would direct husband Brad Pitt in her third turn as director with an intimate drama called By the Sea. This marks the first time Jolie has starred in a film with Pitt that she is also directing, not to mention writing the script, and even though her sophomore effort Unbroken is due in theaters until this winter, production has already begun on the new film and EW has the first photos and details on the story. Following their real-life marriage last month, Pitt and Jolie are playing a couple whose marriage is on the brink of falling apart as they travel around France. Here's the first photos from Angelina Jolie's By the Sea from EW: More specifically, here's what EW says of the film: Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, »
- Ethan Anderton
The new Richard Linklater film "Boyhood" was 12 years in the making. Will that magic number help it to follow last year's Best Picture champ "12 Years a Slave" to the top prize at this year's Oscars? -Break- Take a tour through our new photo gallery below to see the top 20 contenders for the 2014 Best Picture race. The order of the photos is determined by the current Gold Derby rankings for this category (from Experts, Editors, and Users). After great critical reviews earlier this year, "Boyhood" is in the first position with 11/2 odds at this stage. It was shot over a dozen years and follows the story of a boy (Ellar Coltrane) growing into a young man. Just behind it with 6/1 odds, is the Angelina Jolie directorial effort "Unbroken," the true World War II story of a war hero and Olympic star (Jack O'Connell). Will "Birdman" finally be an Oscar ticket for director Alejandro Gonz. »
Back in July, Universal Pictures acquired the worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie's third directorial effort, By the Sea, which reunites the actress with her husband Brad Pitt for the first time on screen since 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith. With production already under way, Entertainment Weekly has released the first three photos, featuring Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their co-star Niels Arestrup. Check out the images below, then read on for more details from the director.
Production began September 8 in Malta, just a few weeks after Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married after a decade-long relationship. While no plot information was given in the July report, Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first story details below.
"Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, »
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