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HBO's Spielberg Documentary Trailer Explores the Genius Behind the Director

24 September 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

HBO has released the new trailer for its upcoming documentary Spielberg. One of the most famous filmmakers in the world, Steven Spielberg pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever before in the exclusive HBO presentation Spielberg. The feature-length documentary examines Spielberg's filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time. Directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, this unprecedented chronicle debuts Saturday, October 7, exclusively on HBO. The documentary will also be available on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films over the course of his nearly 50-year career. Charting the evolution of this iconic figure, Lacy draws on nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his bittersweet childhood and lifelong obsession with moviemaking, his precocious early work as a TV "wunderkind, »

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HBO releases trailer for its Spielberg documentary

24 September 2017 10:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Next month, HBO is set to delve into the life and career of legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg with the feature length documentary Spielberg from director Susan Lacy, and we’ve got the poster and first trailer for you here; check them out…

Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films over the course of his nearly 50-year career. Charting the evolution of this iconic figure, Lacy draws on nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his bittersweet childhood and lifelong obsession with moviemaking, his precocious early work as a TV “wunderkind,” his rise to fame through an incredible string of blockbusters, his later forays into more serious dramatic films, and the personal and professional relationships he’s cultivated through the years. […] The result is a remarkably intimate portrait that combines Spielberg’s compelling first-person narrative with an in-depth exploration of the creative process »

- Gary Collinson

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'Split' Actress Haley Lu Richardson Joins Oscar Isaac in Nazi Thriller 'Operation Finale' (Exclusive)

14 September 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Haley Lu Richardson, one of the stars of M. Night Shyamalan's Split, has joined the mission of Operation Finale, MGM's story of the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Oscar Isaac is leading the cast of the thriller, with Ben Kingsley playing Eichmann and Joe Alwyn playing Eichmann's son. 

Chris Weitz is directing the drama, which is said to echo thrillers such as Argo and Munich. Matthew Orton wrote the original screenplay. 

Eichmann was considered one of the architects of the Holocaust and oversaw the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Jews. After World War II, he fled to Argentina, where he lived in »

- Borys Kit

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‘Oslo’ Tony Winner Michael Aronov Joins Cast Of Eichmann Film ‘Operation Finale’

14 September 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Michael Aronov, Tony winner for last season’s best play, J.T. Rogers’ Oslo, has been cast as an Israeli operative hunting for Adolf Eichmann in MGM's upcoming film Operation Finale, joining a cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley (as Eichmann), Melanie Laurent and Nick Kroll. The film chronicles the hunt and eventual capture by Israeli operatives of Hitler’s lieutenant and self-described “Jewish specialist.” Aronov will play Zvi Aharoni, an intense and… »

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Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ to Open Austin Film Festival

13 September 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Austin Film Festival has selected A24’s “Lady Bird,” starring Saoirse Ronan, as its opening night film on Oct. 26.

Lady Bird,” directed by Greta Gerwig in her feature debut, premiered on Sept. 3 at the Telluride Film Festival, then showed on opening night at the Toronto Film Festival. Gerwig has been confirmed to attend the Austin screening.

The film focuses on the edgy relationship between Ronan’s brash high schooler and her mother, played by Laurie Metcalf. The comedy-drama, set in 2002 in Sacramento, Calif., also stars Tracy Letts in the father role and Lucas Hedges and Timothee Chalamet as the romantic interests. A24 opens “Lady Bird” on Nov. 10.

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Peter Debruge of Variety gave the film a strong review: “The real surprise is just how honest and personal this film proves to be — again, par for the course with Gerwig, and yet, fairly rare among first-time directors, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Billy Lynn’ Star Joe Alwyn Joins Russell Crowe in ‘Boy Erased,’ Oscar Isaac in ‘Operation Finale’ (Exclusive)

8 September 2017 11:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” star Joe Alwyn has landed roles in two highly anticipated films.

The actor has joined Russell Crowe and Lucas Hedges in Focus’ drama “Boy Erased,” directed by Joel Edgerton. He’s also boarded MGM’s “Operation Finale,” starring Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley in the true story of the hunt for Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.

Boy Erased” is based on “Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family” by Garrard Conley, who serves as a consultant on the film.

The movie will follow Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents, played by Nicole Kidman and Crowe. At age 19, he is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program, or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

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Mélanie Laurent, Nick Kroll Join Operation Finale

7 September 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Ilich Mejía

Back in March, Oscar Isaac first announced he would be producing and starring in Chris Weitz's Operation Finale. Weitz (Rogue OneThe Golden Compass) will be directing a script written by newcomer Matthew Orton. Set in 1960's Argentina, the film is based on the true story of a number of Israeli spies on a mission to capture Nazi official Adolf Eichmann (history as spoilers if you've been meaning to get to those History Channel documentaries, but keep watching Barefoot Contessa instead). Actress turned director Mélanie Laurent and comedian Nick Kroll join the already announced cast of Isaac and Ben Kingsley as real estate brokers looking to buy major acreage in next year's Oscar race »

- Ilich Mejia

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Film News Roundup: Melanie Laurent, Nick Kroll Join ‘Operation Finale’

6 September 2017 3:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s film news roundup, Melanie Laurent joins “Operation Finale,” “Game of Thrones” actor Eugene Simon is on board the drama “Resonance,” and Aden Young will star in the comedy drama “Elsewhere.”

Castings

Melanie Laurent and Nick Kroll have joined Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley in MGM’s “Operation Finale,” the historical drama about the capture of Adolf Eichmann.

Chris Weitz is directing the drama from Matthew Orton’s screenplay about the capture of Eichmann, who was one of the major architects of the Holocaust. Eichmann organized the transport of Jews from countries all over Europe to concentration camps, where an estimated 6 million died.

When World War II was ending, Eichmann fled to his home country of Austria and then moved to Argentina. Eichmann was captured in Argentina in 1960 by the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service. Following a trial in Israel, he was found guilty of war crimes and hanged in 1962 at the age of 56.

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- Dave McNary

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Melanie Laurent & Nick Kroll Hunt Eichmann In MGM’s ‘Operation Finale’

6 September 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Melanie Laurent has been set to play the female lead and Nick Kroll has been set to play an Israeli operative in Operation Finale. They join Oscar Isaac in the MGM drama about the successful hunt and capture of notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in the 1960s. Ben Kingsley is playing Eichmann, and the film will begin production October 1 in Argentina. Laurent will play Hanna, an anaesthesiologist and the only female member of the Mossad team… »

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'Fauda' Star Lior Raz Joins Oscar Isaac in Nazi Thriller 'Operation Finale' (Exclusive)

30 August 2017 12:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Lior Raz, the co-creator and star of the acclaimed Israeli TV political thriller Fauda, is joining Oscar Isaac in MGM’s Operation Finale, the story of the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Chris Weitz is directing the drama, which is said to echo thrillers such as Argo and Munich, and has Ben Kingsley set to star as Eichmann. Matthew Orton wrote the original screenplay.

Eichmann was considered one of the architects of the Holocaust and oversaw the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Jews. After World War II, he fled to Argentina, where he lived in hiding. Israel’s spy agency Mossad eventually discovered Eichmann's »

- Borys Kit

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Film News Roundup: Robert Knepper, Armin Amiri to Star in ‘1st Born’ (Exclusive)

30 August 2017 12:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s film news roundup, Robert Knepper and Armin Amiri join “1st Born,” Cynthia Erivo will star in “Bad Times at the El Royale,” Lior Raz joins “Operation Finale,,” SXSW announces more speakers, Mark Duplass’ “Creep 2” gets a release date and “Dunkirk” gets a special promotion this weekend for the U.S. military.

Castings

Robert Knepper (“Prison Break”) and Armin Amiri have joined Val Kilmer, William Baldwin, and Jay Abdo in the comedy “1st Born,” Variety has learned exclusively.

“1st Born,” a joint feature film co-production between Iran and Hollywood, is set to start filming in Los Angeles next month. It centers on a newlywed couple — Iranian-born Ben and American Kate — who are living the American dream in sunny California. When their first pregnancy has complications, it brings the whole family together.

Amiri will portray Ben and Abdo will play his father. Knepper’s character is a Iraqi War veteran who befriends Abdo’s character »

- Dave McNary

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‘Speilberg’ to debut October 7th on HBO

28 August 2017 7:44 PM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

‘Speilberg‘, an intimate portrait of the iconic film director Steven Spielberg, is set to be released on October 7th. The documentary, which is set to premiere on all HBO platforms, will examine the director’s filmography in depth like never before. I’m a massive fan of documentaries – especially ones that examine filmmakers – so this should be a treat for cinephiles such as myself.

Directed and produced by documentarian Susan Lacy, this film covers the 50 year career of the director. ‘Spielberg‘ also includes insights from members of Spielberg’s family, as well as friends and colleagues, plus clips and behind-the-scenes footage from many of his milestone films. Some of his filmography that is included in the doc: ‘Jaws,’ ‘Raiders of the Lost Arc,’ ‘Et: The Extra-Terrestrial,’ ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Schindler’s List,’ ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘Bridge of Spies’ and many more.

Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films »

- Taylor Salan

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Doctor Who and tabloid rumours: when have they got it right?

23 August 2017 1:58 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Aug 24, 2017

When have tabloid rumours been spot on about Doctor Who, and when have they been, er, less accurate?

“Look Who's the Doc's new assistant!” On Tuesday, the Mirror's front page trumpeted an exclusive reveal that Bradley Walsh would be Jodie Whittaker's companion in the new series of Doctor Who.

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The one-time Sarah Jane Adventures guest star would be the first companion actor to have hosted a quiz show with the same name as a 1960s serial, but beyond trivia, the report has been fairly well received as far as we can see – Walsh is a decent actor, who's worked with incoming executive producer Chris Chibnall before on Law & Order UK, and a fun screen presence. But given the source, might it all be a load of bobbins? »

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‘Han Solo’ Cuts Michael K Williams’ Role

22 August 2017 12:33 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael K. Williams’ role has been cut from the still untitled “Star Wars” Han Solo film because his schedule won’t free him up for reshoots.

The actor told Deadline that the Han Solo film’s production schedule was conflicting with his commitment to “The Red Sea Diving Resort,” which is now shooting in South Africa with Ben Kingsley and Chris Evans.

New director Ron Howard, who took over the film from fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller in June, is handling the reshoots. “When Ron Howard got hired to finish out the film, there were some reshoot issues »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Endemol Shine North America Names Spike TV Vet Sharon Levy President of Unscripted, Scripted TV

22 August 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Endemol Shine North America has named Sharon Levy as its new president of unscripted and scripted television, the company announced Tuesday.

“Sharon is one of our industry’s most well-respected executives and brings with her a tremendous amount of experience developing and producing hits across a wide array of genres,” said Cris Abrego, chairman of Endemol Shine Americas and CEO of Endemol Shine North America. “We’re thrilled to have her joining our team here at Endemol Shine and leading our programming efforts going forward.”

Levy was most recently at Spike TV for 12 years, seven of which where spent as executive vice president of original series. During her seven years as executive vice president she oversaw the acquisition, creation and production of all entertainment throughout the network’s evolution. Levy transformed Spike’s programming lineup with hits such as “Ink Master,” “Bar Rescue” “Auction Hunters” and “Deadliest Warrior.”

“I’m truly excited to be returning to my »

- Joe Otterson

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‘The Night Of’ Emmy Nominee Michael Kenneth Williams On Nephew’s Experience Of “Heavy World” Behind Bars

22 August 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

When Michael Kenneth Williams calls from the South African set of his latest movie, The Red Sea Diving Resort, he's about to head out to dinner with co-stars Sir Ben Kingsley and Chris Evans for what is presumably a much-needed night off in Williams' extremely busy schedule. Currently Emmy nominated for his turn as long-term prisoner Freddy in HBO's The Night Of, a role partly inspired by his nephew's experiences in prison, Williams is also now in the process of putting… »

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‘The Night Of’ Emmy Nominee Michael Kenneth Williams On Nephew’s Experience Of “Heavy World” Behind Bars

22 August 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

When Michael Kenneth Williams calls from the South African set of his latest movie, The Red Sea Diving Resort, he's about to head out to dinner with co-stars Sir Ben Kingsley and Chris Evans for what is presumably a much-needed night off in Williams' extremely busy schedule. Currently Emmy nominated for his turn as long-term prisoner Freddy in HBO's The Night Of, a role partly inspired by his nephew's experiences in prison, Williams is also now in the process of putting… »

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Michael Kenneth Williams’ Role Cut From ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Movie Amid Reshoots

22 August 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Michael Kenneth Williams, an Emmy nominee for his supporting role in HBO’s The Night Of, will not be in the new Star Wars stand-alone Han Solo movie after all. His part has been cut amid the reshoots now underway with new director Ron Howard. Williams said the revamped production schedule conflicted with his commitment to spy drama The Red Sea Diving Resort, his new movie now shooting in South Africa with Ben Kingsley and Chris Evans. "I felt great about what I… »

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Nordic Content Powers Up Haugesund Market

18 August 2017 10:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Haugesund, Norway — A record number of 440 Nordic and international film professionals have registered for the 23rd New Nordic Films market at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, now the largest Nordic film market. 

It opens on Tuesday Aug. 22 at Haugesund’s Edda Theatre with the announcement of the nominations for the Nordic Council Film Prize, one of the largest and most prestigious awards in the Nordic countries.

“In the last couple of years, the international focus on Nordic content has been increasing, which is the main reason for the growing participation,” said market director Gyda Velvin Myklebust, who has been in charge of the operation for 15 years. 

She added that another reason was the market’s presentation of films “on four levels”: Graduation movies from Nordic film schools; screenplays for new features; works-in-progress and completed features – as well as the projects in the Nordic Co-Production and Finance Market.”

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- Jorn Rossing Jensen

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The Pastor Brothers Board Mediapro, Dramacorp’s TV Drama Project ‘The Head’

10 August 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Madrid  — Spanish writer-director brothers Alex and David Pastor have joined high-concept TV drama project “The Head,” a co-production by Spain’s Mediapro with Sweden’s Dramacorp, the Patrick Nebout-Beta Film joint venture.

“The Head” was presented as a project at April’s Series Mania forum in Paris.

A survival thriller, “The Head” follows ten scientists trapped in a mobile science laboratory at the South Pole who realize that one among them is a killer. The Pastors will be responsible for developing the project.

Barcelona-born, the Pastors already boast a solid film and TV track-record, including Paramount Vantage’s “Carriers,” the Wild Bunch-sold apocalyptic thriller “The Last Days,” both written and directed by the duo, and Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds-starrer “Self/Less,” directed by “The Cell”’s Tarsem Singh, which they wrote.

They recently made their TV drama debut creating, and partially writing and directing, “Incorporated,” (pictured »

- Emiliano De Pablos

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