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Helen Mirren Targets ‘Trumbo’ Role Opposite Bryan Cranston

14 April 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It has been reported that Helen Mirren is seeking out a role in Trumbo, starring opposite Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston. Walter White, erm, Cranston has been attached to the project for a while, playing the lead role of Dalton Trumbo with Mirren said to be eyeing the role of Cleo, Trumbo’s wife.

With Jay Roach as director, Trumbo tells the story of famed screenwriter and author, Dalton Trumbo. He was blacklisted after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. However, he kept on writing under several different aliases and went on to winning Academy Awards for his efforts, he won for both Irving Rapper’s The Brave One and William Wyler’s Roman Holiday.

Mirren’s most recent screen outing was in Red 2 and will soon return to the screen again in Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred-foot Journey, which is due to be released in September of this year. »

- Ciham Messouki

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Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection Review And Giveaway

3 April 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection is another of those set releases that is the best and worst of all possible worlds. Serious fans are going to be happy to get collectible postcards, and a “personal letter from Nicholas Sparks,” but they already own the movies, and the discs don’t have any new bonuses.

On the other hand, if you don’t already own the movies (or only have one or two), this is a great collection to bring them all home at once. While there aren’t new bonuses, and the films aren’t remastered, or otherwise jazzed up with new treatments, most of the films include some solid bonuses anyway, and even the aging Message in a Bottle looks pretty good.

The Collection includes:

Message in a Bottle A Walk to Remember The Notebook Nights in Rodanthe Dear John The Lucky One Safe Haven

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- Marc Eastman

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New Cast Join Affleck, Cavill in Superman/Batman Flick

3 April 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Director Zack Snyder has added Oscar-winning character actress Holly Hunter to the cast of the still untitled Superman/Batman movie that Warner Bros. has wisely pushed back to May 6, 2016. He has also cast muscled action players Callan Mulvey ("300: Rise of an Empire") and Tao Okamoto ("The Wolverine"). Departing from the established DC canon (something Marvel rarely does), all three actors will play characters newly created for the film.  Snyder said he has long wanted to work with the Oscar-winning actress ("The Piano") ever since he met her. She recently played a SAG-nominated supporting role in Sundance Channel's "Top of the Lake" for her "Piano" director Jane Campion. She was also nominated for "Broadcast News," "The Firm," and "Thirteen." She can do comedy (the Coens' "Raising Arizona") or drama (Lasse Hallstrom's "Once Around"). Snyder met Australian actor Callan on "300" sequel "Rise of an Empire." Callan also starred in "Zero Dark Thirty" and appears. »

- Anne Thompson

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International Star You Should Know: Charlotte Le Bon

28 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Leave ’Em Laughing

Former model Charlotte Le Bon, a 27-year-old Canadian, got her start onscreen giving a burlesque gag-laden weather forecast on Canal Plus’ primetime talkshow. Her first movie appearance was in 2012’s comedy “Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia.”

Born Into It

Le Bon didn’t grow up dreaming of life as a thesp; she experienced the reality of it. “Both my parents are actors, and I saw them struggle with work, waiting for phone calls,” she says.

City Of Light

She was working as a model in Canada for eight years before launching her acting career, and says she came to France because that’s where the most offers came from. “I didn’t choose Paris,” she explains. “I like to think that the city chose me.”

A Different Journey

Like many Canadians, Le Bon is bilingual in French and English. She recently made her English-language acting debut »

- Elsa Keslassy

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The Oscars' youngest winners and nominees: Where are they now?

26 February 2014 9:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

There's just days to go before Ellen DeGeneres hosts the biggest event in the movie world's calendar - the 86th annual Academy Awards.

This year's nominees include newcomers Lupita Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi, who are recognised for their supporting breakthrough performances in 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips respectively.

Ahead of Sunday's (March 2) glittering ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, we reminisce upon other breakthrough roles from some of the youngest Oscar-nominated stars in history - and what they've gone on to do since - below:

Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history, picking up the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the tender age of 10 for her role as strong-willed tomboy Addie in Paper Moon (1973), in which she appeared opposite her father Ryan O'Neal.

The actress went on to appear in successful movies such as The Bad News Bears Nickelodeon with Burt Reynolds, and »

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DiCaprio, Breslin and Foster: Breakthrough Oscars stars then and now

26 February 2014 9:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

There's just days to go before Ellen DeGeneres hosts the biggest event in the movie world's calendar - the 86th annual Academy Awards.

This year's nominees include newcomers Lupita Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi, who are recognised for their supporting breakthrough performances in 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips respectively.

Ahead of Sunday's (March 2) glittering ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, we reminisce upon other breakthrough roles from some of the youngest Oscar-nominated stars in history - and what they've gone on to do since - below:

Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history, picking up the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the tender age of 10 for her role as strong-willed tomboy Addie in Paper Moon (1973), in which she appeared opposite her father Ryan O'Neal.

The actress went on to appear in successful movies such as The Bad News Bears Nickelodeon with Burt Reynolds, and »

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'Gilbert Grape' at 20: When Johnny met Leo...

16 February 2014 6:30 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

One of the downsides of living in a movie landmark with a half-mile long driveway is that obsessed fans who can’t get a satisfactory peek from the road will occasionally think nothing about rolling up to your front door. Jim Lutz and Alex Carrillo have lived in their 100-year old farmhouse in Manor, Texas, since 1977, raising five children, running a jewelry business, and occasionally lending their rustic home to a movie or television production. But the tourists who come knocking aren’t imposing on their hospitality because of Roadie, the 1980 movie starring Art Carney and Meat Loaf that filmed there. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Film Comment Selects 2014: Ecclectic Mix of Critics' Darlings and Rediscoveries

14 February 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Each year, Film Comment Magazine holds a film series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, its selection of films assembled from festivals around the world by its esteemed editors. In its 14th year, Film Comment Selects 2014 consists of 22 films (17 of them local premieres) from all corners of the cinema spectrum, including genre tropes, new films by seasoned and upcoming filmmakers, well-deserved revivals and Jane Campion's much praised TV show Top of the Lake in its entirety. Specifically, the selection includes new films from Lukas Moodyson, Hong Sang-soo, Denis Villeneuve, Lasse Hallström, Bernardo Bertolucci, Ti West and much more. It will also feature two earlier works (Wolfsberg and Ghosts) of the lead figure in Berliner Schule, Christian Petzold, The City of Pirates...

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Like A Wolf: Leonardo DiCaprio Turned Down 'Hocus Pocus' To Star In 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape?'

13 February 2014 12:30 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While "Titanic" is generally understood as the movie that launched Leonardo DiCaprio into the stratosphere, he had to make a few career moves to get there first. "This Boy's Life," "The Basketball Diaries" and "Romeo + Juliet" paved the way, but how would things have gone if he had done "Hocus Pocus"? It's a question for the ages, and the actor reveals that following "This Boy's Life," he was offered “more money than I ever dreamed of” to join Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker in the Disney family movie about witches. But he turned down the mouse house to make "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" instead. “I don’t know where the hell I got the nerve,” he told Variety. “You live in an environment where you’re influenced by people telling you to make a lot of money and strike while the iron’s hot. But if there »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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John D. Rockefeller Biopic in Development at Relatively Media

12 February 2014 3:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Relatively Media has announced that they will be developing a a biopic based on American business magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. They've hired Lasse Hallstrom (My Life as a Dog, Cider House Rules) to direct the movie, and Dallas Buyers Club screenwriter Craig Borten to write the script.

The film will be an adaptation of Ron Chernow’s 1998 book Titan: The Life Of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. In case you're not up to speed on your American history, Rockefeller co-founded Standard Oil Co. in 1870 and revolutionized the oil industry. It made him the world’s first billionaire. He also ended up giving away most of his fortune.

I strongly suggest you watch the History Channel event series The Men Who Built America if you want a solid and entertaining rundown of Rockefeller and several other men that took America to the next level of greatness in terms of business and industry. »

- Joey Paur

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Lasse Hallstrom & 'Dallas Buyers Club' Writer Set Sights on Rockefeller

12 February 2014 1:35 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Though director Lasse Hallstrom has struggled to find decent work outside of melodrama over the past few years, maybe working with an Oscar-nominated write can up his game. Hallstrom has been behind the camera for sappy films like Dear John, Safe Haven and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, but Deadline reports he will next team up with Craig Borten, fresh off his Oscar nomination for scripting last year's Dallas Buyers Club starring Matthew McConaughey. What are they working on? Well, they will adapt Ron Chernow's biographical book Titan: The Life Of John D. Rockefeller for Relativity Media. Read on! The man whose name has become synonymous with wealth, the shrewd businessman made his riches in Standard Oil, but was pursued by the likes of Teddy Roosevelt for his business practices for 30 years from the 1870s to late 1890s. In his book, Chernow describes Rockefeller, "What makes him problematic—and why »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Seashore,’ ‘Baby’ and ‘Moon’ Lensing in France in 2014

12 February 2014 5:52 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hunger Games-helmer Francis Lawrence will be trekking to Gaul to lens “Seashore” in 2014.

Other high profile pics already greenlit by the revamped Trip tax rebate scheme include NBC’s mini-series “Rosemary’s Baby” and Bill Mechanic-produced “The Moon and the Sun.”

Cnc topper Frederique Bredin expects 2014 to be a record year in terms of international productions. “It’s still very early to tell, because decisions on location shooting are taken in a very short timeframe, and projects are kept confidential,” she explains. “But I can already tell you that 5 international productions, recently approved by the Trip scheme, will generate 100 days of filming in 2014, which is a very good start for the year.”

Since the scheme was introduced in 2009, more than 70 foreign productions from 14 countries have benefited from Trip.

In 2013 Trip-qualified foreign shoot spend in France exceeded $136.7 million – 7% of global French production spend.

A total spend of $497 million has been »

- Martin Dale

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Dallas Buyers Club Screenwriter Cashing In For John D. Rockefeller Biopic

12 February 2014 4:56 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Screenwriter Craig Borten knows a little something about success, as his first produced screenplay for Jean-Marc Vallée.s Dallas Buyers Club, co-written with Melisa Wallack, has earned him worldwide acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. For his next film, he.ll be taking on another biographical tale for the monolithic story of John D. Rockefeller, as he.ll be adapting Ron Chernow.s 1998 book Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, which Relativity has recently optioned. There.s nothing that keeps me more humble than watching millionaire.s making money playing billionaires. As Deadline states, directorial duties for this project have been given to Lasse Hallström, the Swedish filmmaker whose early career and eventual breakout film What.s Eating Gilbert Grape are immensely more interesting than his last few English flicks, which include the two Nicholas Sparks. adaptations Safe Haven and Dear John, as »

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Dallas Buyers Club Writer to Next Pen John D. Rockefeller Biopic

12 February 2014 1:32 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Relativity Media just acquired the film rights to Ron Chernow's book "Titan: The Life of John D Rockefeller" and has hired director Lasse Hallstrom (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, What's Eating Gilbert Grape) to tell the story of America's first billionaire. Rockefeller was ruthless in building his company Standard Oil and spent thirty years dodging investigations into his business tactics until Teddy Roosevelt took him on. Rockefeller also turned into a philanthropist who gave away most of his fortune. The script will be written by Craig Borten, who was just nominated for an Oscar for "Dallas Buyers Club." Borten says that there are plenty of similarities between "Dallas Buyers Club" protagonist Ron Woodruff and Rockefeller. "Each saw capitalism as a way to divide and conquer and accumulate but ultimately became most memorable for giving back," he explained. »

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Hallstrom To Helm John D. Rockefeller Biopic

11 February 2014 8:13 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lasse Hallstrom is attached to direct a biopic about America's first billionaire, John D. Rockefeller, for Relativity.

Craig Borten ("Dallas Buyers Club") is adapting the script from the book "Titan: The Life Of John D. Rockefeller" by Ron Chernow.

Rockefeller ruthlessly built the Standard Oil empire, spending decades dodging investigations into his business tactics. He ultimately turned into a philanthropist who gave away most of his fortune.

Matt Alvarez and Robert Kravis will produce.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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John D. Rockefeller Biopic in the Works at Relativity

11 February 2014 2:39 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relatively Media is working on a movie about iconic business magnate John D. Rockefeller and has attached Lasse Hallstrom to direct.

Matt Alvarez and Robert Kravis are producing and “Dallas Buyers Club” screenwriter Craig Borten has been tapped to adapt Ron Chernow’s 1998 book “Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr.”

Rockefeller co-founded Standard Oil Co. in 1870, revolutionizing the oil industry. The world’s first billionaire ultimately gave away most of his fortune.

Relativity’s Tucker Tooley and production president Robbie Brenner are overseeing. Brenner and Rachel Winter produced “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Hallstrom’s credits include “My Life as a Dog” and “Cider House Rules.”

Hallstrom and Borten are repped by UTA.

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- Dave McNary

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The Cider House Rules Director Lasse Hallstrom to Helm John D. Rockefeller Biopic for Relativity

11 February 2014 1:43 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Relativity Media is putting together a biopic of entrepreneur John D. Rockefeller, and the studio has enlisted The Cider House Rules and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape director Lasse Hallstrom to take the helm.  Deadline reports that Hallstrom is attached to direct an adaptation of Ron Chernow’s book Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller with Oscar-nominated Dallas Buyers Club scribe Craig Borten penning the screenplay.  As the world's first billionaire, Rockefeller is certainly one of most fascinating giants of the 19th and 20th centuries.  He founded Standard Oil in 1870 and, as oil became an important resource, saw his fortune rise substantially until Standard Oil gained nearly complete control of the market.  Rockefeller was also a philanthropist, giving away much of his wealth throughout his lifetime. Hit the jump for more, including a synopsis of the book. Hallstrom most recently wrapped the light drama The Hundred-Foot Journey with Helen Mirren »

- Adam Chitwood

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Relativity Sets Lasse Hallstrom, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Scribe Craig Borten For John D. Rockefeller Pic

11 February 2014 12:56 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Relativity has optioned the Ron Chernow book Titan: The Life Of John D. Rockefeller and will develop a feature on America’s first billionaire for Lasse Hallstrom to direct. Script will be written by Craig Borten, who is Oscar-nominated for Dallas Buyers Club. The patriarch of one of the country’s richest families, Rockefeller was ruthless in building Standard Oil, and spent 30 years dodging investigations into his business tactics until Teddy Roosevelt took him on. Rockefeller also turned into a philanthropist who gave away most of his fortune. Hallstrom sparked to telling the story of “the first Rockefeller, John D., and his rise to fame and fortune.” It is a sprawling undertaking, but Borten is used to that. He said he met Dallas Buyers Club protagonist Ron Woodruff in 1992 and had his first script draft done two years later, and it took nearly two decades for the film to get made. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Lasse Hallstrom On To Direct John D. Rockefeller Film

11 February 2014 10:12 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though he’s now the proud recipient of an Oscar nomination alongside co-writer Melisa Wallack for his Dallas Buyers Club script, it took Craig Borten almost 20 years to get that screenplay made. He’ll be hoping that a new project, about the life of John D. Rockefeller, starts shooting a little more quickly. With Relativity Media and Lasse Hallstrom aboard, he has a good chance.Borten is adapting Ron Chernow’s book Titan: The Life Of John D. Rockefeller, which will chart the life of America’s first billionaire. Rockefeller ran one of the country’s most powerful and influential families and dominated the business arena in the late 1800s. Canny and ruthless, he carefully guarded the corporate secrets of Standard Oil as he grew the company to become one of the biggest in the Us, avoiding an investigation into his practices. Until, that is, President Theodore Roosevelt began probing his monopoly. »

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Leonardo DiCaprio Unleashes a Fearless ‘Wolf’ Performance

11 February 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Leonardo DiCaprio apologizes as he reaches for an e-cigarette; he’s spent a long day taking photos and doing interviews, and has been longing for a break. As he relaxes in a suite at the Four Seasons Hotel, he stops to admire the setting Los Angeles sun and offers a simple tribute: “Wow, that’s gorgeous.”

There is something cinematic about the handsome actor against the backdrop of the sunset, and something egalitarian about one of the biggest stars in the world being moved by a simple act of nature. Though he has specialized in larger-than-life characters in recent films like “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Great Gatsby,” DiCaprio comes off as remarkably down to earth.

“When I started acting, I didn’t think of it as a career,” DiCaprio, 39, says of his early start as a pre-teen appearing in commercials. “I always thought Hollywood was this magical »

- Jenelle Riley

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