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Britt Robertson will star in the Netflix Original Series Girlboss, a 13 episode comedy inspired by the NY Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The show will premiere in 2017.
In the series, Robertson portrays Sophia, a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. She stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman. As she builds her retail fashion empire, she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the boss of her own life.
Girlboss is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult) and Laverne McKinnon, of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. Ditter will also direct the series, that is a Netflix production.
Robertson stars in the Stx Peter Chelsom »
- Kellvin Chavez
Lucy Bevan Casting are looking for the young lead role in Disney's 'The Nutcracker', which is due to shoot in the Autumn 2016. Lasse Hallström ('Chocolat', 'The Hundred-Foot Journey', 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape’)is directing, and Mark Gordon and Lindy Goldstein are producing.
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Set in the 1850s in Victorian England, the film is a live action retelling of the classic tale based on the story 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King' by E.T.A. Hoffman
Clara (Female) - aged 13-17 years
Lead role. Clever, creative and independent, Clara goes against female societal conventions of the period. At the beginning of the story she is lacking in confidence, struggling to cope with the death of her mother and trying to find her footing in the adult world. Uninterested in beauty and fashion, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ScreenTerrier)
Walden Media President/CEO Frank Smith said: “David Hoffman’s magnificent and detailed story of cold war espionage couldn’t be more timely. With the prolific producer Akiva Goldsman and rising star, writer Ben August, on board, this is a very exciting project. ‘The Billion Dollar Spy’ is a great fit for Walden as we expand our slate, it’s a story of true patriotism, and the lengths people will go in order to be free from tyranny and oppression.”
Hoffman’s book centers on an ordinary man, Adolf G. Tokachev, who became the Pentagon »
- Dave McNary
Four masked assailants brandishing semi-automatic weapons charged up the steps of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes last month. A savage gunfight erupted, shattering the peace in the seaside resort. As police officers ducked for cover, Swat teams escorted terrified civilians to safety, guiding them over the bodies of people apparently struck down by bullets.
This was just a test, but the elaborately staged display highlights how seriously French officials and Cannes Film Festival organizers are taking security in the wake of terrorist attacks in Brussels in March and in Paris last November.
It also underscores feelings of uncertainty about safety that will inevitably spill into the world’s most glamorous film festival. Woody Allen, director of the opening-night film, “Café Society,” concedes that he’s anxious. “Oh, listen, I worry about that when I go to the supermarket or I get the newspaper,” he tells Variety. “I’m the world’s biggest worry-wart. »
- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh
Having put a host of adaptations of its animated classics into development, Walt Disney Pictures has set five new release dates for its slate of live-action fairy tale movies:
Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action) previously dated on 12/22/17 moves up to 7/28/17
Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action) now dated on 4/6/18
Untitled Disney Live Action now dated on 8/3/18
Untitled Disney Live Action now dated on 12/25/18
Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action) now dated on 12/20/19
As yet, the studio has not revealed which projects will occupy the dates, but it has confirmed that The Jungle Book 2, Maleficent 2 and Cruella, a 101 Dalmations spin-off starring Emma Stone, are all moving forward. That’s in addition to Tim Burton’s Dumbo and the Tinker Bell movie featuring Reese Witherspoon.
- Gary Collinson
Disney is turning more of its classic stories and characters live.
The studio announced it is making nine new live-action films, following the tremendous success of "The Jungle Book," which followed the success of "Cinderella" and "Maleficent." The new projects join the upcoming "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (opening May 27) and Emma Watson's "Beauty and the Beast" (opening March 2017).
The slate boasts a slew of A-list stars, including Emma Stone in "Cruella," Dwayne Johnson in "Jungle Cruise," Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in a "Mary Poppins" sequel, and Reese Witherspoon in "Tinkerbell."
There's also "Maleficent 2," with Angelina Jolie reprising her role; "Dumbo," directed by Tim Burton; "A Wrinkle in Time," directed by Ava DuVernay; "The Nutcracker and Four Realms," directed by Lasse Hallstrom; and "The Jungle Book 2."
None of the newly-announced movies have release dates as of yet.
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- Kelly Woo
Disney has secured five release dates spanning between 2017 and 2019 for new live-action fairy tale movies. Although we don't know exactly which movies will open in these particular slots, two of them will be The Jungle Book 2 and Maleficent 2. There are a number of other projects in various stages of development at Disney, so we'll have to wait and see which other family adventures claim these dates. For now, all we know are the dates themselves.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the first date, July 28, 2017, actually replaces a previous untitled project set to open on December 22, 2017, one week after Star Wars: Episode VIII. The other dates are April 6, 2018, August 3, 2018, December 25, 2018 and December 20, 2019. The July 28, 2017 project will go up against Sony's Jumanji reboot, while all of the other unspecified projects don't have any direct competition in those release dates yet. But that will surely change. Disney had previously set »
Disney just announced a bunch of updates to its movie release calendar, but they’re all untitled movies, so that leaves us to play the guessing game of which movies have been moved to which dates. Here are the changes to the studio’s release calendar, all for live action projects: Untitled Disney fairy tale (live action) previously dated on December 22, 2017 moves to July 28, 2017 Untitled Disney fairy tale (live action) now dated April 6, 2018 Untitled Disney live action now dated on August 3, 2018 Untitled Disney live action now dated on December 25, 2018 Untitled Disney fairy tale (live action) now dated on December 20, 2019 First things first: What does this mean for Star Wars? Star Wars Episode IX was at one point scheduled for May 24, 2019. Then Episode VIII got moved from May 2017 to December 2017, after the massive box office success of a Christmastime release for Force Awakens. After that release date change, Disney CEO »
- Emily Rome
The roster includes the return of Jon Favreau and writer Justin Marks for The Jungle Book 2, a Tinker Bell project with Reese Witherspoon, Maleficent 2 led once again by Angelina Jolie, and Cruella with Emma Stone attached and Kelly Marcel of Saving Mr Banks and Fifty Shades Of Grey fame on board to write.
The slate features theme park adaptation Jungle Cruise pairing Dwayne Johnson with Bad Santa writers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, Tim Burton’s Dumbo project, and adventure A Wrinkle In Time, the Madeleine L’Engle sci-fi book adaptation that last emerged from the Disney vaults as a TV movie in 2003 and sees Ava DuVerney attached to direct from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee.
The slate of reimagined classics includes The Nutcracker And The Four Realms, which »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Disney and Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book continues to do big business at the international box office, having recently sailed past $500 million worldwide. That’s something that hasn’t gone unnoticed at the House of Mouse, and we learned only a fortnight ago that Disney had laid the groundwork for a direct sequel.
Yes, Favreau himself may have cooled talks that a follow-up was in the works, but today brings word that the studio has already nailed down release dates for Jungle Book 2 and a handful of other in-development fairytale movies. First reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the likes of July 28, 2017, April 6, 2018, Aug. 3, 2018, Dec. 25, 2018 and Dec. 20, 2019 have all been claimed by Disney, though there’s no word yet on what specific film will tumble in to each vacant slot.
- Michael Briers
Hot off the blockbuster success of “The Jungle Book,” Disney has been staking out several years worth of live action fairy tales.
In grabbing the release dates, Disney gave a peak at its development pipeline. The studio confirmed that it is planning to make “Cruella,” an “101 Dalmatians” spin-off with Emma Stone, as well as sequels to “Jungle Book” and “Maleficent.” Angelina Jolie is set to return for “Maleficent” with Linda Woolverton, the screenwriter on the first film, handling script duties. “Jungle Book” director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Marks are returning for another trip into the wild.
The company also confirmed that it is moving forward with Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time”, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” with director Lasse Hallstrom (“My Life as a Dog”) and writer Ashleigh Powell attached; a Tinker Bell project with Reese Witherspoon set to star »
- Brent Lang
Lennart Bjorck, who worked for Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures and formed his own company, Bjorck Film Corp., representing international distributors, died March 28 in Morro Bay, Calif. He was 91.
After decades working in international film distribution for various companies, Bjorck moved to Los Angeles in 1975, where he formed his own company, Bjorck Film Corp., a pioneering film company representing international distributors. He created the bridge that was needed culturally and the timing was right as the indie business was in its nascent form. He and his son and partner, Lars Bjorck, became an important part of the business in Los Angeles.
In 2001 Bjorck Film Corp. was purchased by company president Penny Karlin and VP Kelly Green, who formed Karlin-Green Media. Bjorck stayed on for a time as a consultant. At that point the company had recently been involved in projects including Michelle Pfeiffer-Sean Penn starrer “I Am Sam, »
- Carmel Dagan
“The Birth of a Nation” filmmaker Nate Parker will write the movie adaptation of the inspirational wrestling story “Carry On.”
Parker wrote, directed and starred in “The Birth of a Nation,” which debuted at Sundance in January and won the audience award and grand jury prize.
Apex Entertainment co-founder, president and CEO Mark Ciardi (“McFarland, USA”) and Identity Films founder Anthony Mastromauro (“Louder Than Words”) will produce. Campbell McInnes will oversee for Apex and exec produce.
Fenn is an Espn producer who went back to her hometown of Cleveland in 2009 to pursue a story about two disabled wrestlers who attended an impoverished public high school. Dartanyon Crockett, legally blind yet the best wrestler on the team, would carry Leroy Sutton, who had lost both his »
- Dave McNary
Disney is looking to make yet another live-action fairy tale — but this one’s a little different from most of their others, in that it’s not a remake of an existing Disney animated classic. The studio has set Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) to direct The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, based on the classic ballet by Pyotor Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the E.T.A. Hoffmann story […]
- Angie Han
Lasse Hallstrom is set to direct a live-action “The Nutcracker” film for Disney, TheWrap has learned. The project, titled “The Nutcracker and the Four Reals,” adapts the classic ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” by E.T.A. Hoffmann. In the story, Clara gets a doll in the shape of a nutcracker on Christmas Eve. When the clock strikes twelve that night, she is thrust into a fantastical world, stuck in the middle of gingerbread soldiers and mice fighting a war. Also Read: Adam Shankman-Directed 'Nutcracker' Put Into Turnaround at New Line (Exclusive) Mark Gordon »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Disney is developing “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” with Lasse Holstrom set to direct, continuing its model of developing classic fairy tales.
The story, which has been adapted into a wildly popular ballet, follows young girl Clara, who receives a nutcracker doll from her godfather on Christmas Eve. When the girl goes to check on it later that night, the clock strikes 12 and she finds herself thrust into a fantastical world where she is in the middle of a war between gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Powell is currently developing The New York Times best-selling »
- Justin Kroll
Hollywood has been trying to crack the, uh, nut, of a live-action take on the holiday classic "The Nutcracker" for a while now. For example, five years ago, Adam Shankman ("Hairspray," "Rock Of Ages") envisioned an "action-adventure" take on the story, but it didn't get off the ground. Now Disney, who has no shortage of live-action success of late ("Maleficent," "Cinderella"), is going to put their touch on the project. Read More: Lasse Halstrom Gives Bradley Cooper 'A Dog's Purspose' THR reports the studio has tapped Lasse Hallstrom to conjure up their "The Nutcracker." The film has a script by Ashleigh Powell, which apparently mixes elements of the ballet and E.T.A. Hoffmann's original story, "The Nutcracker and The Mouse King," for what is now titled "The Nutcracker And The Four Realms." That title seems to suggest there's a bit of blockbuster sauce being thrown on this story, which »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The classic story follows a young girl named Clara who gets a doll in the form of a nutcracker from her godfather on Christmas Eve.
When the girl goes to check on it, later that night, the clock strikes twelve and she finds herself thrust into a fantastical world where she is in the middle of a war between gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Disney has set Lasse Hallstrom to direct The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, a live-action adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman’s Christmas Eve tale about a young girl who finds a Nutcracker doll among the family's gifts and is charged by her parents to take special care of it. Under the cover of darkness, the Nutcracker comes to life, along with an evil Mouse King with seven heads, introducing Marie to the magical world of toys and the brave Nutcracker who will change her life… »
Lasse Hallstrom is on board to direct a new big-screen version of The Nutcracker. Disney Studios is developing the project, titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which adapts the classic ballet by Peter Tchaikovsky and the accompanying story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The classic story told of a young girl named Clara who receives a nutcracker doll from her godfather on Christmas Eve. When she goes to check on it later that night, the clock strikes midnight, and she finds herself thrust into a fantastical world where she is in the
- Borys Kit
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