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10 items from 2015


Manish Dayal To Star In New York-set boxing film ‘Uppercut’

27 March 2015 8:30 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Manish Dayal (“The Hundred-Foot Journey”) is attached to star in the New York-set boxing story, “Uppercut,” penned by Black List writer Neeraj Katyal (“The Amazing Adventures of the Monogamous Duck”).

In the wake of “Hundred-Foot” finding success at the global box-office, Dayal expressed his passion for “the sweet science” to New York-based producer Atit Shah (“A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island”). Longtime friends, Dayal and Shah, subsequently began putting the project together via Shah’s Create Entertainment banner.

Dayal will play Shiva Singhavi, a young boxer raised in the blue-collar, Queens neighborhood of Jackson Heights. As he moves up the ranks of fighters, Singhavi struggles to navigate the gritty underworld of fixed fights, grimy gyms, and dirty cops. Racial tensions escalate following a shooting that Shiva is the sole witness to, and the street-smart athlete soon finds himself caught between a police force that protected him and the community that raised him. »

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Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa signs new deal

25 March 2015 6:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Executive’s portfolio expanded to CEO of Lionsgate’s European office.

Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa has signed a long-term agreement to stay at the company and has taken on the role of CEO of Lionsgate’s European office.

In his expanded role Kamasa will spearhead Lionsgate’s strategic growth initiatives and new business development across Europe, including potential coproduction arrangements, M&A initiatives and entry into new lines of business.

Lionsgate UK recently expanded its distribution slate to include Summit as well as Lionsgate releases (for Summit titles produced after July 2015). 

Lionsgate has also relocated its international sales and distribution headquarters to London.

“Zygi is one of the entrepreneurial executives playing a leadership role in moving Lionsgate forward around the world,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. “He and his team have grown Lionsgate UK into a vibrant and diversified company, and his expanded mandate for Europe underscores our commitment to continue building Lionsgate into a next »

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

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Juliette Lewis on Why Sitcom TV Almost Made Her Give Up Acting

13 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When she was just 17, Juliette Lewis got the attention of Martin Scorsese, landing a role in “Cape Fear” — then won an Oscar nom for impressively holding her own against Robert De Niro. But it was an even earlier part, at age 13 — in Showtime’s TV movie “Home Fires” — that earned her her first Variety mention, with our critic singling out her “sure performance.” “I was shocked to see it was the first job I’d ever done,” says Lewis, now starring in ABC’s “Secrets and Lies.”

You were so young. Did you always want to be an actor?

My dad (Geoffrey Lewis) is a character actor, so I always knew of the acting business as a line of work. You never have the same job twice; you work long hours, you get to work with interesting, colorful people. I always was connected to acting in that way — not from reading about it in magazines. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Juliette Lewis on Why Sitcom TV Almost Made Her Give Up Acting

13 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When she was just 17, Juliette Lewis got the attention of Martin Scorsese, landing a role in “Cape Fear” — then won an Oscar nom for impressively holding her own against Robert De Niro. But it was an even earlier part, at age 13 — in Showtime’s TV movie “Home Fires” — that earned her her first Variety mention, with our critic singling out her “sure performance.” “I was shocked to see it was the first job I’d ever done,” says Lewis, now starring in ABC’s “Secrets and Lies.”

You were so young. Did you always want to be an actor?

My dad (Geoffrey Lewis) is a character actor, so I always knew of the acting business as a line of work. You never have the same job twice; you work long hours, you get to work with interesting, colorful people. I always was connected to acting in that way — not from reading about it in magazines. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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The Hundred-Foot Journey DVD Review

6 March 2015 3:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Lasse Hallström

Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah

Certificate: PG

Running Time: 122 Minutes

In The Hundred-foot Journey director Lasse Hallström explores how opening a new food-related business in a small French village causes plenty of drama, just like in his film Chocolat (2000). Based on the novel by Richard C. Morais, the story centres around the Kadam family from India, who drift around Europe after fleeing from their home and restaurant after it was burnt down. When they eventually arrive in France, they believe their Indian restaurant could work among the traditional French cuisine on offer to the locals but it isn’t an easy ride for Papa (Om Puri) and his family, as they coincidentally set up their restaurant just across from Madame Mallory’s (Helen Mirren) high-class establishment. 

The idea of bringing Indian food and culture to France, who are famous all »

- Louise Tooth

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Another Oscar? Eddie Redmayne Plays A Transgender Icon In The Danish Girl Image

27 February 2015 11:33 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Michael Keaton should just take the year off. No matter how good the Birdman star is in this fall’s Boston Globe drama Spotlight, next year’s Best Actor Oscar could quite possibly be Eddie Redmayne’s for the taking once again. The first image from Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, which stars the Theory of Everything actor (who last partnered with Hooper on Les Misérables) as a transgender pioneer, has surfaced online, finding Redmayne looking radiant as always.

Redmayne stars in the pic as Einer Wegener, who would later rename herself Lili Elbe, one of the first men to undergo a sex reassignment surgery. Adapting David Ebershoff’s novel, The Danish Girl specifically looks at the complicated relationship between Elbe and her wife Greta (Alicia Vikander), who became a famed artist for painting Elbe in drag.

The project has been a hot commodity for years, with such respected »

- Isaac Feldberg

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First Picture of Eddie Redmayne in 'The Danish Girl'

27 February 2015 6:48 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Eddie Redmayne has what may be the first of many Oscars on his mantle after winning the statue for his performance in The Theory of Everything, but only time will tell if this will become a trend for the young actor. Then again, it looks like he is already primed for at least another nomination as he stars in The Danish Girl for Oscar winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) and just above is the first picture of the actor in character. Redmayne takes on the role of Einar Wegener, a Danish artist who became the first ever sex-change patient. The film tells of Einar and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) and how their marriage took a sharp left turn after Einar stood in for a female model that Gerda was set to paint. This film has seen plenty of changes over the years with Tomas Alfredson (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, »

- Brad Brevet

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First Look: Eddie Redmayne goes from Oscar to 'The Danish Girl'

26 February 2015 6:25 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It took a long time to get off the ground, but the big screen adaptation of David Ebershoff's novel "The Danish Girl" is finally in production.  The fictionalized account Lili Elbe's life features Eddie Redmanye in the title role and reunites him with his "Les Miserables" director Tom Hooper.  The first image of this year's Best Actor winner as Elbe has now been revealed. Elbe is known as being one of the first people to have sexual reassignment surgery (or at least have it publicly revealed).  The movie centers on her relationship with her wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) and how her transition affected their lives.  The project has been in the works for years with Tomas Alfredson and Lasse Hallström both attached to direct at one time and Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard and Charlize Theron all potentially on board to play Elbe. The film also features Amber Heard and »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Elliot Goldenthal, Deborah Lurie Tapped for Ascap Honors

10 February 2015 1:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Elliot Goldenthal will receive the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ Founders Award at the performing rights organization’s 30th annual Film & Television Music Awards, taking place March 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The honor is reserved for songwriters and composers “who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators,” according to Ascap.

Goldenthal, who has composed for the stage, screen and opera house, won an Oscar for his score to “Frida,” directed by frequent collaborator Julie Taymor. His other scores include Taymor’s “The Tempest,” “Across the Universe” and “Titus”; Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” and “Heat”; and Gus Van Sant’s “Drugstore Cowboy.”

Having been designated for the Founders Award, he follows in the footseps of past recipients Quincy Jones, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Elmer Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

“Elliot’s staggering body of »

- Steve Chagollan

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This Year’s Five Strangest Golden Globe Film Nominations

9 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

By separating the dramas from the musicals and comedies, the Golden Globes present an opportunity for a wider range of films to be recognized. The Globes also provide a place where expected nominees may be cast aside for relatively-unknown films. Some categories, such as those involving musicals or comedies, are harder to fill due to blurred definitions. Every year there are surprises — some thrilling and others confusing. Here are five of this year’s strangest nominations:

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical: Christoph Waltz for Big Eyes

Waltz was previously nominated for — and won —  Golden Globes for his supporting roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012). His nomination for Tim Burton’s Big Eyes is his first lead actor nomination. Waltz portrays Walter Keane, painter Margaret Keane’s husband who took credit for his wife’s iconic paintings. The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy said, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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