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Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore join David O. Russell cop show

8 August 2016 8:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Aug 10, 2016

David O. Russell is bringing in Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore for a new cop series, which doesn't have a title or a network yet...

Robert De Niro will be transitioning to the small screen for his next collaboration with David O. Russell

De Niro - who previously popped up in Russell’s films Silver Linings Playbook and Joy - has signed up to star alongside Julianne Moore, in a serialized limited TV series that is expected to hit the marketplace later this month. That is to say, potential broadcasters will be trying to buy it. Lots of them, we'd wager, with all of that talent involved.

There aren’t many details about the project, which is being produced by Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Megan Ellison. Rumours say it will be a crime thriller set in the 1990s that is designed to run for multiple seasons. »

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Barbra Streisand’s ‘Gypsy’ Loses STX Entertainment Backing

3 August 2016 5:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

STX Entertainment has backed away from financing Barbra Streisand’s remake of “Gypsy” with Barry Levinson directing and Joel Silver producing.

Stx had no comment about the project. In April, Variety reported that the two-year-old studio had come on board “Gypsy” after picking it up out of turnaround from Universal, where it had been in development for several years.

Streisand was to produce the film with Silver, best known for the “Lethal Weapon” franchise.  Richard Lagravenese was attached to write the film, with Streisand involved in developing the script.

“It’s Barbra Streisand doing one more, if not the last, movie musical of her career,” Stx’s Adam Fogelson told Variety in April.

“Gypsy” tells the story of  the burlesque legend Gypsy Rose Lee, based on her 1957 memoir about her career and hard-as-nails stage mother. That book served as the inspiration for the highly successful 1959 musical, starring Ethel Merman, with »

- Dave McNary

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Barbra Streisand’s ‘Gypsy’ Parts With Distributor & Co-Financier Stx

3 August 2016 5:45 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Stx Entertainment is exiting its role as distributor and co-financier of Gypsy, the Barry Levinson movie that had Barbra Streisand attached to play the iconic Momma Rose. The move comes less than four months after the studio boarded the musical project, a long-gestating one that it picked up after Universal put it into turnaround last fall after a long development period. It looks like Stx’s exposure grew on this picture, after a major part of the puzzle exited. Sources… »

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STX Entertainment Drops Barbra Streisand’s ‘Gypsy’ Remake (Exclusive)

3 August 2016 4:03 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

STX Entertainment has dropped plans to finance Barbra Streisand‘s musical remake of “Gypsy” with Barry Levinson directing, a person familiar with the situation told TheWrap. Streisand is still attached to star and produce with Joel Silver (“Lethal Weapon”), who will be shopping the project to other companies. “Gypsy” has had a troubled development history dating back to STX motion picture group chairman Adam Fogelson‘s days as head of Universal Pictures. The studio spent years developing “Gypsy” — at one point Streisand planned to direct as well as star as the ultimate stage mother, Mama Rose — but put the project into. »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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Stx Entertainment pulls out of 'Gypsy'

2 August 2016 8:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio will no longer distribute and co-finance the Barbra Streisand project about Momma Rose, according to reports.

Stx chairman of the motion picture group Adam Fogelson acquired the film in turnaround from his former employers Universal Pictures after that studio struggled to get the project off the ground.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the proposition became riskier for Stx after sources said financier Len Blavatnik pulled out of funding up to one-third of the $50m-plus production.

Streisand, director Barry Levinson and producer Joel Silver will continue to shop the project around Hollywood.

Richard Lagravenese adapted the screenplay from the Stephen Sondheim musical about a tough mother who drives the vaudeville careers of her two children, one of whom becomes the legendary striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Meg Ryan directed a movie!

28 July 2016 6:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes and clips and puts it all in perspective. It's not usually surprising when a well known actor tries their hand at directing. They're already creative people, they spend all day on set, they have a lot of experience with the performance aspect of filmmaking, so it makes a lot of sense.  Meg Ryan's directorial debut Ithaca is a little more unexpected because she's been around so long and hasn't done any high profile producing or much else on the other side of the camera until now. That doesn't mean she doesn't have the chops, it's really cool to see a well known creative person do something different. From my admittedly myopic standpoint, the only indication she had a yearning to break into new territory was her performance in Courage Under Fire. Cast way against type, Meg Ryan played a tough-as-nails, »

- Jon Davis

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‘Indignation’ Review: Ex-Focus Boss James Schamus’ Directorial Debut Is Exceptional

25 July 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Having written more than 30 books, including the Pulitzer Prize winner American Pastoral, it is somewhat surprising that there haven’t been more film adaptations of Philip Roth’s work. Portnoy’s Complaint, Goodbye Columbus, The Human Stain and more recently Barry Levinson’s The Humbling have been among the few to make it to the screen. But this year with American Pastoral (October 21) and this week’s release of Indignation, Roth is a hot commodity in cinemas. As I say in… »

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‘Neon Demon’s’ Alessandro Nivola Joins Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘You Were Never Really Here’

25 July 2016 11:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alessandro Nivola is set to join Joaquin Phoenix in Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here.” He has also nabbed a co-starring role opposite Juno Temple in Liz Garcia’s “One Percent More Humid.”

Based on the Jonathan Ames novel, the story follows Albert Votto (Nivola), a New York politician who finds himself at the center of a sinister web of organized crime. Ramsay will write and direct the film, which Amazon Studios is financing and distributing, and Page 114 is producing.

Nivola plays Gerald McCann in “One Percent More Humid,” a literature professor who has an affair with a grieving student (Temple). Julia Garner and Olivia Luccardi are also set to star.

Garcia is writing and directing, as well as producing, along with Joshua Harto.

Nivola was recently nominated for a Tony Award for his performance opposite Bradley Cooper in “The Elephant Man” on Broadway. Upcoming films include Barry Levinson »

- Justin Kroll

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The 20 Best American Political Films of the Last 20 Years

29 June 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Upticks in the volume or quality of movies about American politics aren’t particularly good news; historically, it’s a pretty reliable warning sign that things in the real world aren’t going so well. And so, in the 20 years since IndieWire launched, we’ve seen a barrage of great movies about American politics. Yay?

Watch enough of them, and it’s hard to imagine how this country actually functions (or endures). These films can form a grim echo chamber that might seem it leaves us with little to celebrate.

And yet, there’s real joy to be found if you know where to look. Many of these movies are comedies — our increasingly absurd times inspire increasingly absurd movies. “Wag the Dog” seemed like outlandish satire when it premiered in 1997, but 19 years later it feels like a stone’s throw away from the truth. On the other hand, if 1997 audiences »

- David Ehrlich, Chris O'Falt, Liz Shannon Miller, Ben Travers, Eric Kohn, Steve Greene, Kate Erbland, Zack Sharf, Kate Halliwell, Sarah Colvin, Russell Goldman and Anne Thompson

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Jennifer Lopez and Felicity Huffman Open Up About ‘Mommy Guilt’

2 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Two working mothers bonded about how they balance career and family, dealing with “mommy guilt” and the rules they set for themselves. There are no easy answers to any of those questions, even if you’re named Jennifer Lopez and Felicity Huffman. During their revealing conversation at Variety’s “Actors on Actors” studio, the stars of NBC’s “Shades of Blue” and ABC’s “American Crime” also talked about the challenges of playing complex characters who may not always do what’s right — and why they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Jennifer Lopez: I think that as an actor the thing you want most is to work with talented writers, directors and get great material. We’re nothing without that.

Felicity Huffman: It’s all on the page and the stage.

Lopez: It’s so challenging to do hour-long dramas. It’s probably the hardest job in our field. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Cause of desire by Anne-Katrin Titze

20 May 2016 3:26 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Alessandro Nivola plays a fashion designer in Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

From Sally Potter's Ginger And Rosa with Elle Fanning and Christina Hendricks, cinematography by Anders Refn, to Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon with Fanning and Hendricks, Alessandro Nivola's thread continues with costume designer Erin Benach and a wedding suit. Refn's Drive, Ryan Gosling's Lost River, Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine and upcoming film The Light Between Oceans, Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special and Loving, all have Benach habiliments.

Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling teamed up for Only God Forgives and Drive Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Barry Levinson's The Wizard Of Lies, starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer is up next for Alessandro and he has a future project involving Géza Röhrig, star of László Nemes' Oscar-winner Son Of Saul. Before »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Cannes 2016: Full jury announced

25 April 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Today, the full jury for the 69th Cannes Film Festival was announced. The announcement comes after George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) was confirmed to head up the jury for this year’s festival, which kicks off in the south of France in just a couple of weeks.

Joining Miller are:

Arnaud Desplechin (Director, Writer – France), Kirsten Dunst (Actress – United States), Valeria Golino (Actress, Director, Writer, Producer – Italia), Mads Mikkelsen (Actor – Denmark), László Nemes (Director, Writer – Hungaria), Vanessa Paradis (Actress, Singer- France) ,Katayoon Shahabi (Producer – Iran), and Donald Sutherland (Actor – Canada).

Keep it Thn over the newxt few weeks for extensive Cannes coverage, which kicks off from May 11th, 2016.

Here’s the full press release.

Cannes has always sought to adopt a universal and international approach, and in tune with this tradition, George Miller will be surrounded by eight luminaries of world cinema, from Iran, Denmark, United States, Italia, France, »

- Paul Heath

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Cannes reveals Competition jury

25 April 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Donald Sutherland, Arnaud Desplechin, Vanessa Paradis among those to join president George Miller.

The 69th Cannes Film Festival jury, presided over by Mad Max director George Miller, will be made up of eight luminaries of world cinema, from Iran, Denmark, United States, Italy, France, Canada and Hungary.

The jury, made up of four women and four men, will comprise a collection of directors, actors and writers. They will decide on the prizes for the 21 films in Competition.

The jury:

George Miller – President

(Director, Writer, Producer – Australia)

Arnaud Desplechin (Director, Writer – France)

Kirsten Dunst (Actress– United States)

Valeria Golino (Actress, Director, Writer, Producer – Italia)

Mads Mikkelsen (Actor – Denmark)

László Nemes (Director, Writer – Hungaria)

Vanessa Paradis (Actress, Singer – France)

Katayoon Shahabi (Producer – Iran)

Donald Sutherland (Actor – Canada)

Arnaud Desplechin, Director, Writer (France)

Arnaud Desplechin became an official competitor at Cannes with The Sentinel, his first feature film. He then made My Sex Life… or How I Got »

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

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Cannes reveals 2016 jury

25 April 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Donald Sutherland, Arnaud Desplechin, Vanessa Paradis among those to join president George Miller.

The 69th Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Mad Max director George Miller, will comprise eight luminaries of world cinema, from Iran, Denmark, United States, Italy, France, Canada and Hungary.

The jury, made up of four women and four men, comprises directors, actors and writers.

The jury:

George Miller – President

(Director, Writer, Producer – Australia)

Arnaud Desplechin (Director, Writer – France)

Kirsten Dunst (Actress– United States)

Valeria Golino (Actress, Director, Writer, Producer – Italia)

Mads Mikkelsen (Actor – Denmark)

László Nemes (Director, Writer – Hungaria)

Vanessa Paradis (Actress, Singer – France)

Katayoon Shahabi (Producer – Iran)

Donald Sutherland (Actor – Canada)

Arnaud Desplechin, Director, Writer (France)

Arnaud Desplechin became an official competitor at Cannes with The Sentinel, his first feature film. He then made My Sex Life… or How I Got into an Argument, which introduced a new generation of actors. The artists in his films have regularly been awarded the most »

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

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Cannes 2016 Reveals Competition Jury With George Miller, Kirsten Dunst, Mads Mikkelsen & More

25 April 2016 10:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

We have what should now be the full line-up for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, featuring many of our most-anticipated films of the year. Coming next in line is the announcement of the competition jury, which director George Miller will be presiding over, returning to Cannes after delivering one of the best films of the festival last year, Mad Max: Fury Road.

Made up of four women and five men, they include Arnaud Desplechin (returning after last year’s My Golden Days), Kristen Dunst, Italian actress Valeria Golino, Mad Mikkelsen (Cannes Best Actor winner for The Hunt), Grand Prix-winning Son of Saul director László Nemes, actress/singer Vanessa Paradis, Iranian producer Katayoon Shahabi, as well as actor Donald Sutherland. Check out their biographies below as we look forward to seeing what they award the Palme d’Or, and beyond.

Arnaud Desplechin, Director, Writer (France)

Arnaud Desplechin became an official competitor at Cannes with The Sentinel, »

- Jordan Raup

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The Second Civil War

23 April 2016 6:35 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Is satire obsolete? Our appalling present political reality has surpassed some of the wildest jokes in director Joe Dante's 'exaggerated, outrageous' 1997 cable movie. An immigration squabble snowballs until a renegade state governor closes his border and threatens to secede from the Union. It's a 'political idiocy' version of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World ... and nineteen years later, we're stuck living it. The Second Civil War DVD (2005) HBO Video 1997 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 96 min. / Street Date August 30, 2005 / 14.98 Starring Beau Bridges, Joanna Cassidy, Phil Hartman, James Earl Jones, James Coburn, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Peña, Denis Leary, Ron Perlman, Kevin Dunn, Brian Keith, Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller, William Schallert, Catherine Lloyd Burns, Jerry Hardin, Roger Corman, Rance Howard, Robert Picardo, Alexandra Wilson, Belinda Belaski, Jennifer Carlson, Sean Lawlor. Cinematography Mac Ahlberg Film Editor Marshall Harvey Original Music Hummie Mann Written by Martyn Burke Produced by Guy Riedel Directed by Joe Dante »

- Glenn Erickson

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Q&A: It's a zoo in here.

16 April 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Hello! It's your host Nathaniel checking in from a screening frenzy. I'm at the Nashville International Film Festival briefly to serve on their New Directors jury but coming back to you, dear readers, on Monday night. Meanwhile here in New York, Jason and Manuel have already lept into Tribeca Film Festival reporting.

For this week's Q&A column I asked readers for a few animal questions since Monty, my baby boy and the world's first Oscar predicting cat (unfortunately he was never a very committed pundit), has been ill. While he's on the mend (hopefully) it's hard to pull my thoughts away from our four legged friends. Herewith 9 reader questions, some animal themed some not...

James: Ever named a pet after an on-screen animal (or human)? 

My cat is named after Montgomery Clift and unfortunately the name suited him because he has been quite a moody thing from his teensiest days until now. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Barbra Streisand to Bring Back ‘Gypsy’ With Barry Levinson for Stx Entertainment

11 April 2016 4:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Barbra Streisand and Barry Levinson are in advanced negotiations to revive Stx Entertainment’s “Gypsy,” TheWrap has learned. Levinson will direct, while Streisand is set to produce with Joel Silver. Streisand will also be involved in the script, which Richard Lagravenese is writing. Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim‘s musical “Gypsy” tells the true story of Momma Rose and her two daughters, whom she is pushing to become stars of the vaudeville stage — one as the burlesque legend Gypsy Rose Lee. Also Read: Stx Entertainment's 'Bye Bye Man' Moved Up to June It is considered one of the best musicals ever made. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven and Matt Donnelly

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Barbra Streisand, Barry Levinson to Make 'Gypsy' for Stx Entertainment

11 April 2016 4:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Barbara Streisand has found a new home for her long-planned screen version of the musical Gypsy at Stx Entertainment as well as a director for the project in Barry Levinson. Streisand would play the classic stage mother Mama Rose in a new screen adaptation of the classic 1959 musical by Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents that contains such signature anthems as “Some People,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and the show-stopping “Rose’s Turn.” Streisand, who will produce with Joel Silver, through his Silver Pictures, had been developing the project at Universal, but that studio put

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- Gregg Kilday

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Barbra Streisand’s ‘Gypsy’ Back On At Stx

11 April 2016 3:51 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Stx Entertainment is taking on the task of reviving Gypsy for the big screen, with Barbra Streisand still attached to star as Momma Rose and Barry Levinson aboard to direct Richard Lagravenese’s script, which Streisand also is involved in. Studio sources confirmed that a deal is being finalized now after Deadline broke the story last fall that Universal had put the musical project into turnaround after a long development period. Uni had rights to the project as far back… »

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