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Garbus to direct Niederhoffer comedy

7 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Goldcrest to bring comedy Taxonomy to Afm.

Oscar-nominated documentary producer and director Liz Garbus is to direct feature comedy Taxonomy, an adaptation of the Galt Niederhoffer novel, with Goldcrest bringing the project to the Afm.

Written for the screen by Amy Lippman (Masters of Sex), Taxonomy is produced by Niederhoffer (Infinitely Polar Bear) and by Amy Hobby (Secretary) for Tangerine Entertainment

The adaptation follows the Barnacle sisters—Bell, Bridget, Benita and Beth—who have been raised in New York in a gigantic apartment overlooking Central Park.

Their father Barry is Darwin obsessed, self-made and increasingly frustrated by the unending chaos of being surrounded by beautiful, teenage daughters and their adventures - hilarious and poignant  - in love and life.

To ensure the survival of the fittest Barry devises a test of wits and wills that should at long last address what is to Barry the most essential of all issues: nature or nurture?

Goldcrest’s [link »

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

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Liz Garbus to direct Galt Niederhoffer comedy

7 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Goldcrest to bring comedy Taxonomy to Afm.

Oscar-nominated documentary producer and director Liz Garbus is to direct feature comedy Taxonomy, an adaptation of the Galt Niederhoffer novel, with Goldcrest bringing the project to the Afm.

Written for the screen by Amy Lippman (Masters of Sex), Taxonomy is produced by Niederhoffer (Infinitely Polar Bear) and by Amy Hobby (Secretary) for Tangerine Entertainment

The adaptation follows the Barnacle sisters—Bell, Bridget, Benita and Beth—who have been raised in New York in a gigantic apartment overlooking Central Park.

Their father Barry is Darwin obsessed, self-made and increasingly frustrated by the unending chaos of being surrounded by beautiful, teenage daughters and their adventures - hilarious and poignant  - in love and life.

To ensure the survival of the fittest Barry devises a test of wits and wills that should at long last address what is to Barry the most essential of all issues: nature or nurture?

Goldcrest’s [link »

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

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First TV Spots for Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

16 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox has released the first two TV spots for Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings."

The film starst Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Sir Ben Kingsley.

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Scott directed the Biblical epic story from a screenplay written by Steve Zallian, Adam Cooper, and Bill Collage.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is set to hit theaters on December 12, 2014.

Have a look »

- Kellvin Chavez

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WestEnd enters Green Room

29 October 2014 12:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK sales outfit boards thriller starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots.

UK sales outfit WestEnd Films has boarded Blue Ruin writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s buzzed-about thriller Green Room.

Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots star alongside Patrick Stewart in the thriller which began shoot this month and will be among the most in-demand elevated genre scripts at the Afm.

The film charts the story of a punk four-piece called The Ain’t Rights, who on the final days of a failed concert tour get more than they bargained for when they accept a shady last-minute gig at an isolated venue in the wilds of Oregon.

Their survival journey then sees white supremacists pitted against anarchists with Stewart on board to play the unflinching leader of the ferocious white supremacist fiefdom.

Principal photography began this month in and around Portland, Oregon.

Saulnier’s acclaimed 2013 thriller Blue Ruin debuted at Sundance and then went on to play in Cannes in the »

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

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WestEnd enters Saulnier’s Green Room

29 October 2014 12:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK sales outfit boards thriller starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots.

UK sales outfit WestEnd Films has boarded writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s (Blue Ruin) buzzed-about thriller Green Room.

Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots star alongside Patrick Stewart in the thriller which began shoot this month and will be among the most in-demand elevated genre scripts at the Afm.

The film charts the story of a punk four-piece called The Ain’t Rights, who on the final days of a failed concert tour get more than they bargained for when they accept a shady last-minute gig at an isolated venue in the wilds of Oregon.

Their survival journey then sees white supremacists pitted against anarchists with Stewart on board to play the unflinching leader of the ferocious white supremacist clan.

Saulnier’s acclaimed 2013 cult thriller Blue Ruin debuted at Cannes in the Directors’ Fortnight strand where it won the Fipresci Prize and went on to rack up a string »

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

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Contender Conversations, Animation: ‘Boxtrolls,’ ‘Dragon 2′ and ‘Lego Movie’

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

Boxtrolls

Oregon-based Laika is heading into awards season with the stop-motion “The Boxtrolls.” Having earned Oscar nominations for its first two efforts, “Coraline” (2009) and “ParaNorman” (2012), the studio is aiming to remain on a roll. Producer (and Laika CEO) Travis Knight (in photo above center) was joined by directors Anthony Stacchi (left) and Graham Annable (right) in a talk with Variety’s Andrew Barker for a Q&A at the Variety Screening Series on September 18.

“Boxtrolls” unfolds in an underground world with a large cast of eccentrics, including a grotesque character voiced by Ben Kingsley. The film required elaborate character choreography — a daunting challenge for animators engaged in the labor-intensive process of stop-motion. Stacchi admitted: “The most difficult sequence was one that Graham and I weren’t aware was going to be difficult. We believed that a big mecha-drill-attack at the end of the film would involve the most effects and require the most difficult animation. »

- Ellen Wolff

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Method Characterization and Haunted Doorknobs: A First Time Writer/Director’s Trial by Fire. Part #2

28 October 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | Hope for Film | See recent Hope for Film news »

Recap: This series chronicles my wide-eyed and crushingly insecure processes that pulled back the curtain on my ideas about filmmaking – revealing what it really takes to write and direct my movie, Recess. Occasionally I gain productive insights that plant me on less insecure ground. Others I still talk to my therapist about. Perhaps the most important insight I’ve kept – from teething as a writer – the idea that creating detailed, well-drawn characters with original voices can make even a script about a haunted doorknob compelling. I realize there may be infinite approaches more resolute but, for me, the haunted doorknob concept puts character development into perspective.   

Of course, the doorknob thing hadn’t graced me yet when I sat before my laptop to write my movie, convinced I possessed all right tools: My plot was solid; I could clearly see my principal characters and the world they were to inhabit. »

- Craig Abell-Champion

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Entertainment Geekly Mailbag: Batman vs. Superman vs. Captain America vs. Iron Man

27 October 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Two weeks ago, in the span of about 24 hours, the universe of superhero movies rapidly expanded in a series of bizarre new directions. First came news that Marvel was actively considering making the next Captain America movie into the next Iron Man movie, in a story arc that would cull material from the mid-2000s mega-crossover "Civil War." Coincidentally or probably not, Warner Bros. chose that precise cultural moment to announce that they were planning a whole bunch of DC superhero movies. Wonder Woman? Aquaman? Cyborg? Check, check, checkeroo! Several readers wrote in with their own thoughts on the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes. »

- Darren Franich

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Ridley Scott on Exodus: Gods And Kings

27 October 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Exodus: Gods And Kings just two months away, Ridley Scott has been chatting about the film...

Before he gets to work on his next endeavour, The Martian, Ridley Scott has started promotional work for this December's biblical epic, Exodus: Gods And Kings.

The film is released on December 26th in the UK, and it stars Christian Bale as Moses, leading an uprising against Ramses (played by Joel Edgerton).

The cast has no shortage of talent, including Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley and Emun Elliott. And we've managed to get our paws on this special video featurette, where Ridley Scott chats about the film.

Without further ado...

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Production Begins on Alexandre Aja’s ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’

27 October 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With movies like the revenge-via-circular-saw High Tension and the skin-shredding Piranha remake, director Alexandre Aja has memorably dunked his characters in the blood bucket. But Aja’s next project, an adaptation of The 9th Life of Louis Drax, is more a supernatural thriller than a blood-and-bones picture, and principal photography on the film has now begun.

“Vancouver and London, October 27, 2014 – Miramax, the global film and television producer and distributor, along with the film’s producers AntColony Films and Brightlight Pictures announced today the start of principal photography on the supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed, Triple Nine) and Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-man 2).

Joining Dornan, Paul and Gadon in supporting roles are Oliver Platt (X-Men: First Class, Chef, Frost/Nixon) playing Louis Drax’s psychologist, Dr. Perez; Molly Parker (House of Cards, »

- Derek Anderson

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Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton Go Head-to-Head in Latest Exodus: Gods And Kings Posters

27 October 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Come December 5th, Christian Bale’s Moses and Joel Edgerton’ Ramses will go head-to-head in Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, and these latest posters for the film really play up the conflicting tactics of the two.  Even though they grew up together, almost like brothers, Ramses is the one who’s born to rule Egypt whereas Moses is destined to lead 600,000 slaves out of the region. Similar to just about every single promo we’ve seen from the film thus far, including the first set of posters, the visuals here are bold and striking, but we’ve still got a little over a month to go until we find out if the heavy eyeliner and flashy armor translate into a worthy retelling of the story - although I am very hopeful Scott pulled it off.  Hit the jump to check out the new Exodus: Gods and Kings posters. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Posters Show Christian Bale at War

27 October 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One was born to rule while the other was destined to lead! Three new character posters have arrived for director Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, featuring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Pharaoh Ramses.

A grand adventure in the tradition of old Hollywood, Exodus: Gods and Kings tells the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Ridley Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

In theaters this holiday season, the stirring action-packed drama also features Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley and John Turturro. Take a look as Moses and Rames face off in these exciting new one-sheets, »

- MovieWeb

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New Posters Hit for Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

27 October 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A few days I got to see one of these posters at the lobby of a theater here in NYC, but now 20th Century Fox has released not only one but three new posters for Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings."

The film starst Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Sir Ben Kingsley.

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Scott directed the Biblical epic story from a screenplay written by Steve Zallian, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Three new posters for Exodus: Gods and Kings

26 October 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With two months to go until its release, 20th Century Fox has debuted three new posters for Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, which feature Christian Bale (American Hustle) as Moses and Joel Edgerton (Warrior) as Ramses…

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Exodus: Gods and Kings is set for release on December 12th in the States and on Boxing Day in the UK, with Christian Bale (American Hustle) and »

- Gary Collinson

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Shahid Kapoor on Haider Winning at Rome Film Festival: “It’s a moment of immense pride.”

26 October 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

We earlier told you that Haider produced by Utv Motion Pictures and Vb Pictures won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ in the Mondo Genre

(World Genre) at the Rome Film Festival. Now we have more about win and quotes from Shahid and director Vishal Bhardwaj.

The Mondo Genre had a selection of feature films of young or already successful directors this year and the festival gave priority to films that are world premieres. The movies selected were from countries like Italy, USA, Brazil and France. Out of the seven films that featured under this genre, Haider was the only Asian film selected across the globe.

Haider is a classic Shakespearean tale retold with Kashmir in India as its backdrop, it’s a story that we would like to take to the world and to get this award now is a proud moment for the entire team of Haider,” says Director Vishal Bhardwaj. »

- Stacey Yount

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The Wide Open Spaces of Best Supporting Actor

24 October 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

With only six presumed major contenders yet to be screened by these eyes (Unbroken, Big Eyes, Into the Woods, A Most Violent Year, Selma, American Sniper) it's awfully late in the year for there to be so little in the way of clues as to what the full Supporting Actor lineup might look like. In a more competitive year Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), and Edward Norton (Birdman) probably wouldn't seem like cast iron locks in October. But they do. 

Kingsley (Exodus), Waltz (Big Eyes), Caine (Interstellar), Duvall (The Judge). 19% of the nominees in this category in the past 20 years have been previous winners.

In the fantasy world inside my head, the Academy board of governors throws up their hands and admits defeat, making a special ruling that from this day forward there will be 7 Supporting Actress nominees each year and only 3 Supporting Actors because everyone knows that's the »

- NATHANIEL R

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Review: Stonehearst Asylum Offers Pleasant Darkness But Little Else

23 October 2014 10:01 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Despite a cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, and Kate Beckinsale, and a noteworthy director in Brad Anderson, Stonehearst Asylum feels like a high-class 1970s TV movie. Anderson remains in my mind as a director of independent genre movies like Session 9 (2001), The Machinist (2004), and Transsiberian (2008), but he transitioned (mainly) to television years ago. That's not entirely a bad thing; Anderson's recent credits as producer and director include the enjoyable science-fiction shows Fringe and Almost Human. Yet it's a reminder that even an experienced helmer and a game cast cannot make up for an anemic script. Adapted by Joe Gangemi from Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether," first published in 1845, Stonehearst Asylum moves...

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Stonehearst Asylum Movie Review

23 October 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: ‘Stonehearst Asylum’ Director: Brad Anderson Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine and Brendan Gleeson Intriguingly revealing only trivial pieces of personal information to the people around you for your own personal benefit is an intricate process society believes can only be achieved by the most deceptive schemers who are trying to better their own lives. But when even the seemingly most inept people can cunningly and surprisingly deceive many of the people who are trying to repress them, contending with the ramifications they unleash on humanity can be harrowing and disconcerting for everyone. The distinct characters in helmer Brad Anderson’s new thriller, ‘Stonehearst Asylum,’ which is  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Why Gotham Nominee 'Under the Skin' Took a Decade to Make (Videos)

23 October 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

UK music video star Jonathan Glazer took a decade to follow up his first two films, 2000's paeon to kinetic violence, "Sexy Beast," which earned raves and gave Sir Ben Kingsley and Ray Winstone careers as villains, and 2004's reincarnation drama "Birth," starring Nicole Kidman, which met a more mixed reaction. (For his part, Toh's Ryan Lattanzio defends it.)  So what took Glazer so long to finish the visually stunning "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alluring alien trawling for human specimens in the foggy crags of Scotland? The director insisted on making his own the film adaptation of Michael Faber's 2001 novel brought to him by longtime producer Jim Wilson--while testing his ideas on various music videos and commercials. Over the years he worked his way through various writers including Milo Addica and then ad writer Walter Campbell, who moved from two characters (Brad Pitt was going to play one) and a. »

- Anne Thompson

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Stonehearst Asylum | Review

23 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Crazy in Love: Anderson’s Gothic Sprinkled Romance Deserves to be Tarred and Feathered

Fresh off the surprise box office success of 2013’s Halle Berry headlined The Call, director Brad Anderson returns to the creepy confines of the mental ward with Stonehearst Asylum, reminiscent of his well received 2001 film, Session 9. Assembling another terrific cast for this period piece, those familiar with a fine tradition of Gothic cinema will immediately begin to pick up on the threads of Edgar Allan Poe that inspired the macabre switcheroo generating the dramatic conflict. But even before we get to that point, Anderson’s latest arrives Doa, a cold, tepid turkey that isn’t ever sure of the mood it wishes to generate. Scenes fluctuate rapidly, and we’re left to decide whether this is supposed to be a prim and proper brooding romance of stiff corsets and constricted consecrations, a downright queasy »

- Nicholas Bell

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