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The 21 Grams director is in line for a new live action adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic, reports Deadline.
Harry Potter writer Steve Kloves will produce the movie, with his daughter Callie making her screenwriting debut.
The Jungle Book was published in 1894, based on Kipling's experiences of India.
Disney famously released its animated movie in 1967. A live action film followed in 1994.
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Kipling's exceedingly popular tale. 21 Grams and Babel director Alejandro González Iñárritu is in early talks to helm a live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. The two-time Oscar nominee, who had his first success with Amores Perros, is better known for directing adult dramas but his latest - Birdman with Emma Stone and Edward Norton - is a comedy. »
The story centers on an Indian boy named Mowgli, who was raised by wolves and lived among the animals in the jungle. It first appeared in magazines in 1893-94 and was written by Rudyard Kipling. Walt Disney made an animated film centering on the boy in 1967 and a live-action film in 1994. They are currently working on another unknown reboot with Jon Favreau directing and Justin Marks providing the screenplay.
Alejandro González Iñárritu previously directed 21 Grams and Babel. His next project is a comedy titled Birdman and stars Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.
No production schedule has been released. »
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (21 Grams, Biutiful and the upcoming Birdman with Michael Keaton and Edward Norton) might be heading to the jungle. According to Variety, the director is in negotiations to direct a live-action version of The Jungle Book for Warner Bros. The site says Inarritu is "very intrigued" by the property, however the studio wanted to talk with him first to make sure he's the right man for the job. We could be seeing two different adaptations of »
- Jesse Giroux
The two-time Oscar nominee is best known for directing lyrical adult dramas, including 21 Grams, Biutiful, Amores Perros, and Babel, but seems to be expanding his repertoire lately. Iñárritu is currently in post-production on his first major comedy, Birdman, which stars Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, and Michael Keaton.
Warner Bros. declined to comment on the news.
Little is known about the project at this point, but telling the story of the young »
- Lindsey Bahr
Universal Pictures has handed out an August 14, 2015 release date for their Untitled Jason Bourne Sequel, a follow-up to last year's The Bourne Legacy. The sequel will be going up against The Smurfs 3 in that date.
Jeremy Renner is reprising his role as Aaron Cross in the action-thriller, with Justin Lin coming on board last month to direct. Anthony Peckham is writing the script based on characters created by novelist Robert Ludlum. No story details have been released at this time, and it isn't known when production may begin.
Writer-director Luc Besson's film stars Scarlett Johansson as a young woman who develops into a dangerous assassin after being taken captive. Morgan Freeman and Min-sik Choi co-star in the action project, which is currently in production. »
Actress, singer and comedienne, Jane Kean, died on Tuesday, one of her representatives from Sbv Talent told TheWrap. Se died at the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank where she was taken to the hospital after a fall led to a hemorrhagic stroke. The actress is best remembered for starring with Jackie Gleason in his 1970s revival of “The Honeymooners” and later TV movies. She played Trixie Norton, wife to Art Carney’s Ed Norton. Also read: Tony Musante, ‘Oz’ Star, Dead at 77 An accomplished singer, Kean first met Gleason while performing Vaudeville in the 1940s. Her television credits also include several guest-starring roles. »
- Jethro Nededog
So sad. The iconic actress who played Trixie on ‘The Honeymooners’ passed away on Nov. 26 in Burbank, Calif. She was 90 years old.
Jane Kean, who gained notoriety in the 1960s for starring in the revival TV series The Honeymooners alongside Jackie Gleeson and Art Carney, died on Nov. 26 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif.
Jane Kean: Actress Dies At 90
The 90-year-old actress passed away after suffering complications from a fall, according to the Los Angeles Times. Her niece, Deidre Wolpert, confirmed her death.
Jane Kean Interview
Most will remember Jane as Trixie, the long-suffering wife of Ed Norton on The Honeymooners. “There’s something about the show — people relate to it,” she told the Los Angeles Times in 1991. “People believed the show was real, and that we really were the characters we played.”
But Jane was not a one-role actress. She played many different characters over the span of four decades, »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
Hollywood icon Jane Kean passed away on Tuesday (Nov. 26). She was 90.
Best known as Ed Norton's wife Trixie on the TV revival of "The Honeymooners," Kean passed away at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank where she was taken after complications from a fall. Deirdre Wolpert, her niece, confirmed the death on Thursday (Nov. 28) to The Huffington Post.
Kean enjoyed a long career in music and comedy which she began at 16, when she appeared in her first Broadway show. She worked for years in musical theater but achieved nation fame for her work on "The Honeymooners."
In addition to Wolpert, she is survived by a stepson, Joseph Hecht Jr., his family, and Wolpert's husband and two children. »
Jane Kean, who was best known for playing Ed Norton's wife on The Honeymooners has died. The 90-year-old died of complications from a fall, according to her niece, Deidre Wolpert, the Los Angeles Times reports. Kean, who had a four-decade-long career that included performing on Broadway and singing with her sister, Betty, in a nightclub act, played Art Carney's wife in the 1960s TV revival of the Jackie Gleason hit. (The role of Trixie was originally played by Joyce Randolph.) Born in Hartford, Conn., Kean's career began on stage in the 1940s, and she first started working with »
- K.C. Blumm
Kean died Tuesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank where she was taken after a fall that led to a hemorrhagic stroke, her niece, Deirdre Wolpert, said Thursday.
Kean first started working with Gleason in the 1940s, when they were both on the vaudeville circuit.
Her big break, however, came in 1966 when Gleason moved to Miami and resurrected “Honeymooners,” expanding it to an hour and adding musical numbers.
Kean, a talented singer with a belting voice, starred on the show for five years as Ed Norton’s beleaguered wife Trixie. Joyce Randolph played the role in the classic 1955-56 “Honeymooners” segs opposite Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Gleason.
Kean often spoke about her “Honeymooners” stint and »
- Associated Press
The writer has discussed the plot of the project for the first time since it was announced at Comic-Con International in July.
"The sequel will be told from the - at first - submerged perspective of Tyler Durden as he observes the day-to-day tedium of the narrator's life," he told Hustler (via The Cult).
"Because 20th Century Fox created the convention of calling the protagonist Jack, I'm calling him Cornelius. He's living a compromised life with a failing marriage, unsure about his passion for his wife. The typical midlife bulls**t.
"Likewise, Marla is unsatisfied and dreams of accessing the wild man she'd once fallen in love with. She tampers with the small pharmacy of drugs that her husband needs to suppress Tyler, and - go figure - Tyler re-emerges to terrorise their lives."
Palahniuk previously said »
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 28 Nov 2013 - 06:04
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2000, and another 25 overlooked gems...
The new millennium brought with it an eclectic range of hit films. Hong Kong action director John Woo brought us Mission: Impossible II, the most profitable film of the year at the box office. Ridley Scott enjoyed one of the biggest critical and financial successes of his career with Gladiator, while Robert Zemeckis created a memorable drama with Tom Hanks and a ball named Wilson in Cast Away.
From a comic book movie standpoint, 2000 was also a key year. X-Men not only established a successful film franchise which is still going, with X-Men: Days Of Future Past out next year, but also headed up a wave of big-budget Marvel adaptations which shows no sign of slowing down.
As ever, we've travelled far outside the »
I know, we.re not supposed to talk about Fight Club, but I think it.s ok to talk about Fight Club, as in the book, the movie and the anticipated sequel that author Chuck Palahniuk is penning. We learned this summer that author Chuck Palahniuk was writing a sequel to the 1996 novel Fight Club . a book that was later adapted into the film by David Fincher, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. What.s more, instead of a traditional novel, the follow-up to the story will be a graphic novel series, which is probably what made this news a perfect fit for Comic-Con last summer. At that time, we heard a few details about the plot of the sequel, but Palahniuk has since shared more, which explain how Tyler Durden manages to make his return. Back in July, we learned that the sequel to Fight Club would be a »
Now, before we get into this we have to acknowledge a few things: First, I realize I'm breaking the key rule by even talking about this. Duly noted. Second, it's to note that the sequel to Fight Club, both the novel and the 1999 film from director David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, is actually going to be in graphic novel form, although written by the same author, Chuck Palahniuk. Could there be a film version to follow? Sure. But, as of now, we're talking about a graphic »
- Paul Shirey
After Bruce Banner/The Hulk was already played by two different actors within five years of eachother, it’s safe to say that people were skeptical when Mark Ruffalo was announced as the third actor to play the character in Marvel Studios’ The Avengers.
Bruce Banner was previously played by Eric Bana in 2003′s Hulk and Edward Norton in 2008′s The Incredible Hulk, and although I think that both films are ludicrously underrated Mark Ruffalo most certainly won the audience over in The Avengers. After his terrific performance his interpretation of the character is widely regarded as the best by fans and critics alike. Ruffalo also made a memorable cameo in the post-credits sequence of this years Iron Man 3 making him the only actor to play Banner on film more than once.
Now everyone is wondering where Joss Whedon will take the character in his upcoming sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron. »
- Ben Read
Josh Hutcherson helped celebrate Catching Fire’s triumphant opening weekend by hosting Saturday Night Live, and the 21-year-old actor most definitely didn’t coast. He was eager and playful, willing to poke fun at his slightly obscure character, Peeta, as well as his own slight physical bearing. EW’s Hillary Busis compared his performance to “one of those poor kids who dies in the melee outside the Cornucopia — just minutes after the Games begin,” but as Jennifer Lawrence demonstrated last January, hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time isn’t easy. There’s a steep learning curve, and if »
- Jeff Labrecque
Host star power is key in drawing viewers to Saturday Night Live. The venerable late-night show proved it this weekend when it was hosted by Josh Hutcherson, known primarily for his role in the Hunger Games franchise. But while the second movie in the franchise was setting box office ratings, SNL with Hutcherson was soft. Despite him being one of the youngest hosts to take the SNL stage (he just turned 21), the Saturday show only drew a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with people meters, down 23% from last week when Lady Gaga was emcee/musical guest and a season low. In the metered markets, SNL with host Hutcherson and musical guest Haim averaged a 4.1 rating, down 14% from last week and the second lowest result for the season behind the October 26 show hosted by Ed Norton. For comparison, the hosting stint of Hutcherson’s Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Every year, the SNL crew assembles for the American Museum of Natural History Gala (boss Lorne Michaels is a gala chairman). This time around, because it took place the night before the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, we asked a handful of the castmembers if they were conspiracy theorists. Seth Meyers was the only person who said he was not. "I like to just believe the reported story because it’s so much easier than having to do any digging as to whether or not it’s the truth," he said. "I’ve never been a conspiracist. I guess conspiracy theorist. I combined the two into conspiracist." Find out what Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan had to say about it. Plus, Kate McKinnon on roaches and recent host Ed Norton on that time Jonah Hill made him feel safe among sharks. »
- Jenni Avins
Blue Is the Warmest Colour, the award-winning French film, is already notorious for its fisticuffs between stars and director. It's the latest in an unhappy tradition of histrionics and control-freakery. Here are some vintage feuds
Directors and actors being what they are, they like a good argument. On one side are obsessive perfectionists, on the other self-involved exhibitionists – or so the theory goes. It's often proved a combustible mix in the past, with what is euphemistically termed "creative tension" often adding to the dynamic of the final film.
The media, obviously, is the silent third partner in all this; though you, the reader, ought to be equally ashamed, gleefully drinking in all the foul-mouthed resentment and high-decibel score-settling. You don't have to look far: actors Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopolous turned on Blue Is the Warmest Colour director Abdellatif Kechiche, accusing him of traumatising them during the extended periods shooting sex and fight scenes. »
- Andrew Pulver
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