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Leaked Deadpool 2 Concept Art Shows Brad Pitt as Cable?

23 March 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Who will play Cable in Deadpool 2? That has been an ongoing guessing game ever since the first movie debuted over a year ago. In the months since, we've heard plenty of big names tossed about. Yesterday, it was reported that Michael Shannon was 20th Century Fox's top choice. Though, Brad Pitt was also in the mix. Some speculated that Michael Shannon was being sold in the media as the front runner to force Pitt's hand in signing. Now, today we get supposedly leaked concept art from the set which shows Pitt as Cable.

This art is rumored to have leaked from the Deadpool 2 production offices on the 20th Century Fox lot. And they are shared by fan art maestro Boss Logic, who doesn't exactly know where these arrived from. As the man has started to make a living off his own art, these weren't made by him, and don't feature his signature look. »

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18 Facts You Didn’t Know about the Movie Gladiator

23 March 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

I’ve gone on record in saying that Gladiator was on my favorite films that I’ve ever seen in the theater.   I felt that the film was nearly “flawless” in that every actor put on a great performance (except for Lucius).  Joaquin Phoenix was far and away the most entertaining (and even funny at times, “I’m terribly vexed).  Ridley Scott absolutely nailed it and Russell Crowe’s Maximus will go down in history as being one of the toughest characters portrayed on film.  However, there are a few things to consider about this film.  The first is that it was made in

18 Facts You Didn’t Know about the Movie Gladiator »

- Nat Berman

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The Weinstein Company Schedules ‘Mary Magdalene,’ ‘The Current War’ for Awards Season

17 March 2017 4:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Weinstein Co. has scheduled a prime awards season date for “Mary Magdalene,” the second film from “Lion” director Garth Davis. Starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix, the biblical biopic is set to be released on Nov. 24.

Weinstein announced several other dates for its 2017 slate on Friday.

Historical drama “The Current War” is set to open Dec. 22, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse. Despite earlier reports that it had dropped the title, TWC will nonetheless release Taylor Sheridan’s directorial debut “Wind River” with Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen following its world premiere in January at Sundance. The thriller will hit theaters Aug. 4.

From the team behind “Lion,” “Mary Magdalene” chronicles the story of Mary (Mara), who defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Phoenix). “Mary Magdalene” was written by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett, »

- Sarah Ahern

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Rooney Mara's 'Mary Magdalene', Benedict Cumberbatch Thomas Edison Biopic 'The Current War' Get Release Dates

17 March 2017 4:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A year after it released Garth Davis’ Oscar-nominated Lion, The Weinstein Co. will bring the director’s second feature, Mary Magdalene, to the screen Nov. 24 — the new film, starring Rooney Mara as the biblical heroine, will effectively open on the same weekend on the calendar that TWC used to launch Lion last year.

Mary also stars Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus of Nazareth and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter. It tells the tale of how Mary became one of Jesus’ followers. The film was written by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett, and after opening in limited release in November will expand throughout December.

Staking out another spot on the awards »

- Gregg Kilday

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'Mary Magdalene', 'The Current War' land prime awards slots

17 March 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Weinstein Company adds trio of films to 2017 pipeline.

Lion director Garth Davis’s follow-up Mary Magdalene will open in limited release on November 24 and expand throughout December, the Weinsteins announced on Friday.

Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix star in the biblical biopic that recounts how Mary broke free from the strictures of her life to follow the movement led by Jesus of Nazareth that ultimately led her to Jerusalem.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim, and Ryan Corr also star. Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett wrote the screenplay.

The Current War stars Benedict Cumberbatch as pioneer Thomas Edison and is set to open on December 22.

Michael Shannon plays rival George Westinghouse in the story of the battle for electricity supply in the late 1880s. Alfonso Gomez‐Rejon directs from a screenplay by Michael Mitnick.

Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfayden, and Tuppence Middleton also star. The Current War will get a “moderate” expansion on January 19, 2018.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘Mary Magdalene’, ‘Current War’ & ‘Wind River’ Get 2017 Release Dates From Weinstein

17 March 2017 3:58 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Weinstein Company has dated its Rooney Mara-starring biblical biopic Mary Magdalene, setting a November 24 limited release for the pic from Lion director Garth Davis. Joaquin Phoenix plays Jesus of Nazareth, and Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Peter. Meanwhile, the company today also set its Benedict Cumberbatch-Michael Shannon pic The Current War for December 22. TWC also slated its Sundance pickup, Taylor Sheridan's directorial debut Wind River starring Jeremy Renner and… »

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Who Are the Best Director-Actor Duos Working in Movies Today? — Critics Survey

13 March 2017 11:12 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of “Personal Shopper,” which finds Olivier Assayas re-teaming with his “Clouds of Sils Maria” star Kristen Stewart, who is the best director / actor duo in the movies today?

Mark Harris (@markharrisnyc), Vulture and Film Comment

Every time Matthew Broderick shows up in a movie directed by Kenneth Lonergan, I smile. It might seem an odd choice given that Lonergan has directed just three movies (“You Can Count on Me,” “Margaret,” and “Manchester by the Sea”) in 17 years, and also given that Broderick has played only supporting roles in those films. But Lonergan understands Broderick so well — his haplessness, his beleaguered, flawed decency, »

- David Ehrlich

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Is James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’ Already an Oscar Contender?

13 March 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The SXSW Film Festival continues to grow in scope, as a launching pad for broad studio comedies and blockbusters — see “Bridesmaids,” “Neighbors,” and “Trainwreck” — but it’s never unveiled a major Oscar contender before. That might have changed on Sunday night, with the “work-in-progress” premiere of James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist.”

On paper, the movie should be a niche story — a comedy about the making of what’s widely regarded as the worst movie of all time, the 2003 cult indie “The Room,” starring an outsider named Tommy Wiseau, who financed the project and directed it, too. But to say the Austin crowd was ecstatic at the premiere is an understatement. I don’t think I’ve ever heard such thunderous rolls of laughter at the Paramount Theatre, thanks to a tour-de-force (and career-best) performance by Franco, who also (how method!) directed the upcoming Warner Bros. release.

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- Ramin Setoodeh

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Cannes 2017: who's in the running?

13 March 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen investigates which films from around the world could launch on the Croisette, including on opening night.

With just over a month to go before the line-up for this year’s Cannes Film Festival is unveiled in Paris, Croisette predictions and wish lists are hitting the web thick and fast.

Screen’s network of correspondents and contributors around the world have been putting out feelers to get a sense of what might or might not make it to the Palais du Cinéma or one of the parallel sections.

Just like the Oscars, this year’s festival is likely to unfold amid a politically-charged atmosphere. Beyond Trump and the rise of populism across the globe, France will be digesting the result of its own presidential election on May 7. Against this background, the festival will be feting its 70th edition.

Below, Screen reveals which titles might - and might not - be in the running for a place at the »

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Ridley Scott teases Gladiator 2, knows how to bring Russell Crowe back

10 March 2017 7:20 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Spoilers if you haven't seen Gladiator, which, by the way, isn't too far off from celebrating its twentieth anniversary. How's that for making you feel old. Back in 2000, Ridley Scott's historical epic told the story of Maximus (Russell Crowe), a Roman General who found himself reduced to slavery when Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), the power hungry son of Emperor... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Brie Larson Defends Her Reaction to Casey Affleck’s Oscar Win

10 March 2017 1:35 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Brie Larson handed Casey Affleck the best-actor Oscar last month, her body language caught the attention of many, as she didn’t clap while the crowd gave the “Manchester by the Sea” star a standing ovation.

Speculation emerged that Larson’s muted reaction to his win was a sign of solidarity with the two women who accused Affleck of sexually harassing them during the filming of “I’m Still Here” in 2010. The suits were settled that same year. Larson, an activist for sexual assault survivors, stood quietly while Affleck took the stage.

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Larson addressed her reaction during the Los Angeles premiere of “Kong: Skull Island.”

“I think that whatever it was that I did onstage kind of spoke for itself,” she told Vanity Fair on Wednesday. “I’ve said all that I need to say about that topic. »

- Sarah Ahern

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

9 March 2017 11:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 2018 Oscar Predictions

It’s way too early to make any predictions.

But a scan of upcoming projects yields a long list of Best Actor candidates. They range from such lauded industry heavyweights as Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Gary Oldman, and Joaquin Phoenix, to rising stars looking to get their first Oscar break (Chadwick Boseman, Timothée ChalametJason Clarke, Armie Hammer, Domnhall Gleeson).

Back in January, Sundance broke Chalamet and Hammer in Luca Guadignino’s critics’ darling “Call Me By Your Name,” which Sony Pictures Classics will push hard with audiences and Academy voters. Other well-reviewed Sundance performances include writer-comedian Kumail Nanjiani (Amazon Studios’ “The Big Sick”), Jason Clarke (Netflix’s “Mudbound”), and  veteran Sam Elliott (The Orchard’s “The Hero”).

As always, Cannes and the fall festivals will bring the race into clearer focus. Boseman, Carell, Cumberbatch, and Oldman are in period biopic mode as young Justice Thurgood Marshall, »

- Anne Thompson

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The Weinstein Company 2017 Release Calendar: Here’s the Oscar Hopefuls, and the Damaged Goods

9 March 2017 9:29 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

May 2015 was the last time Harvey Weinstein hosted a Cannes presentation at the Majestic Hotel. Among the titles was a preview of Justin Chadwick’s “Tulip Fever,” with the then white-hot Swedish actress Alicia Vikander on hand. A romantic triangle period piece costarring Christoph Waltz and Dane DeHaan, Weinstein later pushed the release from July 2016 to February 2017. Now, two years later, it’s booked for August 25 — the dog days of summer.

Last year, the Weinstein Co. had so few bonafide Oscar contenders on the docket that they didn’t mount their usual Cannes show-and-tell at all. Garth Davis’s “Lion” did yield six nominations and, like critics’ darling “Carol” the year before, no wins. The lengthy awards season did pay off for “Lion” at the box office; it’s made $103 million worldwide. However, it also represents a rare tick in the ‘win’ column for TWC, which is struggling to maneuver in these challenging times. »

- Anne Thompson

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The Weinstein Company 2017 Release Calendar: Here’s the Hopefuls, and the Damaged Goods

9 March 2017 9:29 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

May 2015 was the last time Harvey Weinstein hosted a Cannes presentation at the Majestic Hotel. Among the titles was a preview of Justin Chadwick’s “Tulip Fever,” with the then white-hot Swedish actress Alicia Vikander on hand. A romantic triangle period piece costarring Christoph Waltz and Dane DeHaan, Weinstein later pushed the release from July 2016 to February 2017. Now, two years later, it’s booked for August 25 — the dog days of summer.

Last year, the Weinstein Co. had so few bonafide Oscar contenders on the docket that they didn’t mount their usual Cannes show-and-tell at all. Garth Davis’s “Lion” did yield six nominations and, like critics’ darling “Carol” the year before, no wins. The lengthy awards season did pay off for “Lion” at the box office; it’s made $103 million worldwide. However, it also represents a rare tick in the ‘win’ column for TWC, which is struggling to maneuver in these challenging times. »

- Anne Thompson

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Logan Director Explains Why There Was No Post-Credit Scene

5 March 2017 3:39 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Audiences came out in droves to see Logan, which marks Hugh Jackman's final performance as Wolverine, with an impressive box office opening with $85.3 million, which surpassed both 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine and 2013's The Wolverine. While the movie was widely praised by fans and critics alike, there is one aspect of the movie that some fans were disappointed in. Contrary to previous rumors, there isn't actually a post-credit scene in Logan, with James Mangold explaining in a new interview why he decided not to use a post-credit scene.

Director James Mangold has said in the past that Logan will be a much different superhero movie than fans are used to seeing, and the filmmaker revealed in a new interview with The Toronto Sun that part of being different was leaving out a post-credit scene. There had been rumors that the movie does in fact feature a post-credit scene, but »

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Mark Webber Joins Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant’s John Callahan Biopic

2 March 2017 11:35 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Green Room” actor Mark Webber has joined the cast of Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” a biopic about quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan.

Joaquin Phoenix is set to play the film’s lead role.  Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black are also on board to star.

Iconoclast and Anonymous Content are producing the film, which is based on Callahan’s autobiography of the same name. The title is taken from one of Callahan’s cartoons, which often touched on taboo topics.

Webber will play Mike, a fellow Vietnam veteran and friend of Phoenix’s character who he meets during his AA meetings.

Callahan became paralyzed following a car accident at the age of 21. He turned to art as a form of therapy, drawing by clutching a pen between his two hands. He died in 2010 at the age of 59.

Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, »

- Justin Kroll

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Casey Affleck Breaks Silence on Sexual Harassment Allegations

1 March 2017 9:48 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Casey Affleck is speaking out about sexual harassment claims against him that have shadowed his Best Actor Oscar win on Sunday.

The allegations against Affleck stem from 2010 lawsuits filed by two women who worked with him on his controversial film starring Joaquin Phoenix, I'm Still Here. He has denied the claims, and the suits were settled out of court.

The 41-year-old actor talked about the lawsuits in a new interview with The Boston Globe. Affleck said that both sides are not allowed to comment on it, and that those commenting on the claims online don't know what happened.

Watch: Casey Affleck Reveals His One Oscar Acceptance Speech Regret

"I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else," Affleck tells the newspaper. "There's really nothing I can do about it. Other than live »

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Casey Affleck’s Survival Drama ‘Light of My Life’ Sells in Multiple Territories

28 February 2017 4:11 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Casey Affleck’s independent survival drama “Light of My Life” has been sold in multiple territories.

Affleck announced the project at the Toronto International Film Festival prior to a Sept. 13 special presentation of “Manchester by the Sea.” He won the best actor Academy Award on Sunday for his role as a grief-stricken janitor in “Manchester.”

“Light of My Life” stars Affleck, who’s also directing and writing the film. Teddy Schwarzman is producing and financing through his Black Bear Pictures banner. Sierra/Affinity launched foreign sales in February at the European Film Market in Berlin and principal photography began earlier this month in Vancouver.

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“Light of My Life” centers on a father and his young daughter, who are trapped in the woods after a deadly pandemic radically alters the world. As the father struggles »

- Dave McNary

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13 films that could be in the running for an Oscar in 2018

28 February 2017 12:07 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Like it or not, the awards race 2018 is already underway.

Painful as it may sound, the awards marathon is at least a 12-month proposition these days. With Sundance in the rear-view mirror, the talk of potential 2018 Oscar candidates is already underway in industry circles.

Below, Screen runs through 13 films that could be heading to the dance this time next year (the Oscars will be held one week later in 2018, on March 4).

Downsizing

Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz (all previously nominated) star in awards perennial Alexander Payne’s social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. Currently in post-production, the film is slated for a December 22 release through Paramount, which is financing. Payne’s last six films have been Oscar-nominated.

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Black Swan and Requiem For A Dream director Aronofsky returns to a more intimate setting after 2014 blockbuster Noah with the story of a couple »

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

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What You Should Know About the Disturbing Allegations of Sexual Harassment Against Casey Affleck

23 February 2017 12:50 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Laura Cavanaugh Casey Affleck is currently riding high on the Oscar nomination and Golden Globe win for his latest film, Manchester by the Sea, but his skyrocketing career isn't the only part of the 41-year-old's life that's been pulled into the spotlight. Amid all of the rave reviews for his dark, emotional performance, serious allegations of sexual harassment made against him by two women in 2010 have come back to haunt him. In October 2016, Variety ran a cover story on Affleck, and squeezed in between stories about his childhood and glowing praise for his acting abilities was a brief blip about the lawsuits, which were brought against him by the female producer and the cinematographer of his 2010 mockumentary I'm Still Here. "People say whatever they want," he told Variety when asked about the charges, which were later settled out of court. "Sometimes it doesn't matter how you respond »

- Quinn Keaney

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