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Kidman, Firth, Fassbender Team On "Genius"

10 April 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Railway Man" stars Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth are set to re-team on the long-developing drama "Genius" which also stars Michael Fassbender.

Based on A. Scott Berg's National Book Award winning biography "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius", the story deals with the real-life tender and complex friendship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Fassbender) and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth).

Wolfe became famous from a young age for both his talent and larger-than-life personality. Perkins is one of the most respected literary editors of all time who discovered talent such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.

While most writers struggle with their words, Wolfe had the opposite problem and butted heads with Perkins who demanded he keep to a tight word limit. It was a volatile relationship, but one that changed both their lives.

John Logan ("Skyfall," "Gladiator") penned the script This would mark Kidman and Firth's third collaboration together, »

- Garth Franklin

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Nicole Kidman Joins Genius; Adrien Brody Boards The Septembers Of Shiraz; Mark Rylance Is the Mad Hatter’s Father in Alice In Wonderland 2

9 April 2014 7:17 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A few casting notices to report: Nicole Kidman will reportedly join the cast of Genius, which centers on the relationship between author Thomas Wolfe (Michael Fassbender) and his editor Max Perkins (Colin Firth). Adrien Brody will star opposite Salma Hayek and Shoreh Aghdashl in the thriller The Septembers of Shiraz, set during the Islamic revolution in Iran. Mark Rylance is in negotiations to play the Mad Hatter's father in the Alice in Wonderland sequel. Hit the jump for more on each project. Kidman and Forth have joined forces for three 2014 releases: The Railway Man, Before I Go to Sleep, and Paddington.  The Daily News spoke to Firth and casually notes that Kidman is on board for Genius too.  Michael Grandage will direct Genius.  Here is the press release synopsis: Based on the National Book Award winning biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, by A. Scott Berg, Genius centers on the »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Firth & Kidman Reunite Yet Again in 'Genius' with Michael Fassbender

9 April 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After starring in both The Railway Man (hitting limited theaters this weekend) and Paddington (arriving this holiday season), Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman are getting together on the big screen yet again. NY Daily News has learned that Kidman will join Firth in Genius, a film about literary editor Max Perkins (who worked with the likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe). The film follows the relationship between Perkins (Firth) and Wolfe, played by Michael Fassbender. But it's not clear what role Kidman will have in the drama from Hugo writer John Logan, adapted from Perkins' biography. Back in November of 2012, the film was said to depict Perkins as a man who "served these authors not only as editor extraordinaire but also as critic, psychoanalyst, father-confessor, and devoted friend." Michael Grandage, a theater director, is making his feature film debut with the film that Firth says solidified Kidman as his "work wife. »

- Ethan Anderton

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TV highlights 07/04/2014

6 April 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Cycling: Tour Of The Basque Country | Great British Menu | Coffee Shop Hotshots: Business Boomers | Undeniable | Banged Up & Left To Fail? | Rule Britannia! Music, Mischief And Morals In The 18th Century | Made In Chelsea | Shut Your Facebook

This annual cycling tour has a grand tradition, having first been held in 1924 and earning a mention in Ernest Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises. It's gruelling for the riders, though, containing virtually no flat stages and so favouring those hardy competitors who relish a climb. Last year, the tour was dominated by Colombians, including winner Nairo Quintana and they, along with the Spanish, are likely to figure again this year. David Stubbs

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- David Stubbs, Hannah Verdier, Andrew Mueller, Julia Raeside, Bim Adewunmi, Ali Catterall and Hannah J Davies

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Ant-Man: 10 Potential Roles For Corey Stoll

1 April 2014 2:38 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Universal Pictures

The Us House Of Cards actor and notable bald man Corey Stoll is currently in talks with Marvel Studios to appear in next year’s Ant-Man movie directed by Edgar Wright. Significant in that it’ll be the next ‘fringe’ Marvel movie to be made after this summer’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, it’s unclear what to expect from the film as the story – written by Wright and Attack The Block writer/director Joe Cornish – has so far been kept under wraps, aside from the information that Michael Douglas will play original Hank Pym and Paul Rudd his successor (at least in the comics) Scott Lang.

Ant-Man’s certainly not a household name – not yet, at least – so it’ll be interesting to see what fruits his translation to the silver screen will bear, as it’s unlikely a superhero film made by the director of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World »

- Mark Allen

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'House of Cards' Corey Stoll to join Edgar Wrights 'Ant-Man'

25 March 2014 3:03 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Variety reports that "House of Cards" actor Corey Stoll is currently in negotiations to join Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" in an unspecified role. If cast, Stoll would be the latest actor confirmed to join the long-anticipated Marvel Studios film, which currently stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.   Though best known for his role as Representative Peter Russo in the Emmy-nominated Netflix series "House of Cards," Stoll has had many recurring roles in television procedurals, and also played Ernest Hemingway in "Midnight in Paris" and has been cast as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather in FX's "The Strain" pilot.   Stoll joining "Ant-Man" would make him the third male actor to join the film, which has yet to officially announce a female lead. Among names rumored to be in contention are "Lost" alum Evangeline Lilly and "Parks and Recreation" actress Rashida Jones.   With a script by Wright and Joe Cornish, »

- Steve Sunu, Comic Book Resources

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‘House of Cards’ Alumnus Joins Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

25 March 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The cast of Marvel’s Ant-Man just got a little more talented. Corey Stoll, so excellent as Congressman Peter Russo on House of Cards, is about to join the project. According to Variety, he’s in negotiations for unknown role in the Edgar Wright film, which all ready has stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas onboard.

Stoll recently appeared in Liam Neeson’s latest action flick, Non-Stop, and earned raves for his performance in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris where he played literary legend Ernest Hemingway. His star is definitely on the rise.

Ant-Man, which Wright co-write with Joe Cornish, has kept its plot quite a secret up to this point so it’s anyone’s guess who Stoll might be playing. Other actors said to be in the running for roles in the movie that’s been described as a “heist film” are Michael Peña (whose excellent Cesar Chavez »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Corey Stoll Joins 'Ant-Man' & Chris Evans Teases 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plot Detail

25 March 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

First up, comes news from The Wrap that Corey Stoll—aka Ernest Hemingway in “Midnight In Paris” and Congressman Russo from the first season “House of Cards”—is circling an undisclosed role in next year’s Edgar Wright-helmed “Ant-Man.” Due to the secrecy, could Stoll’s role be important in Marvel’s grand plan moving forward? We won’t know until Stoll actually commits and joins Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas in the superhero film officially. Now, moving on to a Marvel film that’s nearer to release: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” During an interview with The Scotsman, a digression between the writer and Chris Evans about the cool period jackets the superhero wore in the first film—and is briefly glimpsed in the second at a Smithsonian exhibit—may have inadvertently lead to a “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” spoiler. We’ll let the writer lay it out »

- Cain Rodriguez

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House Of Cards star Corey Stoll in Ant-Man talks

25 March 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Ant-Man looks to be making some further casting moves, with The Wrap reporting that House Of Cards star Corey Stoll is in talks over an undisclosed role. Having appeared as Ernest Hemingway in Midnight In Paris, Stoll has recently been wowing small-screen audiences in House Of Cards, and could be the latest name to join Edgar Wright’s superhero project. One name who will definitely be joining the party is Evangeline Lilly, with The Wrap confirming that the Lost actress has closed her deal to star in the film. Official details...

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- George Wales

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House of Cards actor Corey Stoll in talks for Ant-Man movie

24 March 2014 8:34 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Corey Soll has joined the cast of the upcoming Ant-Man movie.

The Edgar Wright directed superhero film's cast so-far includes Patrick Wilson, Michael Douglas, and Paul Rudd in the title role.

Written by Wright and Joe Cornish, details on the movie's plot have yet to be revealed, though test-footage was recently released.

Stoll is finalising negotiations for an unspecified role in the ensemble piece, according to Variety.

The actor generated buzz with his performance as Ernest Hemingway in Woody Allen's 2012 hit Midnight in Paris.

He recently starred in the Emmy-nominated series House of Cards opposite Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey. »

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‘House of Cards’ Actor Joins Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

24 March 2014 5:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

House of Cards” thesp Corey Stoll is in negotiations to join the cast of Marvel’s “Ant-Man” starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas.

Edgar Wright is directing the superhero film, with Kevin Feige producing. Wright also co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish. Production is set to start in April.

Plot details are still vague, but fans have suspected Wright is taking a different approach. It is also unknown what role Stoll would be playing.

If a deal closes, Stoll would round out what looks to be a full ensemble with production to begin next month. Patrick Wilson, Michael Pena and Evangeline Lilly are also in talks to join the cast. Marvel had no comment on the casting.

Stoll gave s scene-stealing perf as Ernest Hemingway in 2011′s “Midnight in Paris.” He gained more name recognition as troubled politician Peter Russo in the first season of Netflix’s  ”House of Cards »

- Justin Kroll

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20 Most Rewatchable Movies Of The 21st Century

21 March 2014 4:03 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Columbia Pictures

Movies can be rewatchable for all kinds of reasons, but the one constant is that they engage; whether that be on an intellectual, emotional or awesome car chase level, there needs to be something that keeps bringing the viewer back. These films are often different, then, to what’s considered ‘quality’ cinema in the eyes of awards bodies and the like. You wouldn’t watch 12 Years a Slave or There Will be Blood on repeat, even though they are exceptional pictures.

Rewatchable movies, on the other hand, have something to see you returning for more – they can be feel good films to help to keep your mood up, complex mysteries requiring your intense investigation, comedies that only get funnier with every watch, or simply damn entertaining genre pictures with stories well told.

There have already been thousands of movies released in the 14 years of this new millennium; here, »

- Brogan Morris

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Their type? The writers who fell for film stars

14 March 2014 1:50 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Siegfried Sassoon and Ivor Novello to Gore Vidal and Fred Astaire, a surprisingly large number of writers have paired off with film stars

On Monday, a raunchy letter from Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich – a surreal fantasy about her, reflecting what he called an "unsynchronised passion" that endured for more than 25 years – is part of an online auction of Dietrich's possessions. Although their relationship remained platonic, many other authors did have movie-star lovers …

F Scott FitzgeraldLois Moran

Fitzgerald's affair in the 1920s with this Zelda lookalike, a silent screen actor who was 17 when he first met her, infuriated his wife – she once threw a jewellery gift from him out of a train window while raging about Moran – but inspired Dick Diver's romance with the actor Rosemary Hoyt in Tender Is the Night.

Siegfried SassoonIvor Novello

The war poet's relationship with Novello – now remembered mostly as a songwriter, »

- John Dugdale

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Ernest Hemingway letter to 'dearest Kraut' Marlene Dietrich to be sold

11 March 2014 5:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Surreal correspondence reveals intense but 'un-synchronized passion' between the literary and cinema icons

A surreal, graphic letter from Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich, in which the author addresses the film star as "Dearest Kraut" and imagines her "drunk and naked", is set to be auctioned to the public next week.

The pair first met on the New York-bound liner Île de France in 1934 and went on to enjoy a lifelong friendship. Although their letters to each other were full of feeling, they never became lovers, with Hemingway once calling them "victims of un-synchronized passion. Those times when I was out of love, the Kraut was deep in some romantic tribulation, and those occasions when Dietrich was on the surface and swimming about with those marvellously seeking eyes, I was submerged".

In his 1955 letter to Dietrich, signed Papa, the Nobel prize-winning writer responds to her complaints about her Las Vegas show, »

- Alison Flood

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Jen Krueger: Checking in to The Grand Budapest Hotel

11 March 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Sometimes living in L.A. has great perks, and one of the most recent I’ve enjoyed is the fact that of the four theaters in the U.S. that had The Grand Budapest Hotel on limited release this past weekend, one was just a few blocks from my apartment. I know Wes Anderson isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but as someone who’s been a fan of his films for more than a decade, I find myself increasingly annoyed by the most frequent criticism of his work: he’s making the same movie over and over again. The most common things cited to support this complaint are the look and themes of his films, but I don’t find either of these to be valid arguments.

Usually, an individual cinematic style is considered the mark of an auteur. Spike Jonze, Stanley Kubrick, and Baz Luhrmann all have »

- Jen Krueger

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Bizarre Love Letter From Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich Goes to Auction

11 March 2014 2:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A personal letter sent by Ernest Hemingway to screen siren Marlene Dietrich in 1955 has surfaced in a trove of memorabilia set to go to online auction later this month. The surreal, at times explicit missive is signed "Papa" and is thick with the Nobel prize-winning author's characteristic machismo. Video: Charlize Theron Stars with Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich in New Dior Ad Dietrich and Hemingway first met aboard a cruise liner from Paris to New York in 1934 and became lifelong friends. They never became lovers, but their lengthy correspondence is full of mutual longing and affection.

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- Patrick Brzeski

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DVD Review: 'Starlet'

10 March 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ New on DVD this week through Soda Pictures, Sean Baker's Starlet (2012) is a sun-drenched La-based drama that's almost as warm and glamorous as its geographical setting. Starring Dree Hemingway (the great-granddaughter of novelist Ernest Hemingway) in her first leading role, Baker's film may contain the same adult iconography of his TV puppet show Greg the Bunny, yet couldn't be further apart in tone and mood. Hemingway stars as Jane, who has recently moved from Jacksonville, Florida, to enhance her career within the flourishing 'adult entertainment' industry. On arrival, she rents a room from her friend and work colleague Gracie (Liz Beebe).


- CineVue UK

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Hirst adapting Hemingway’s Moveable Feast

6 March 2014 3:50 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast is being adapted for the big screen by Elizabeth screenwriter Michael Hirst and actress Mariel Hemingway.

The film version of A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway’s memoir about his time as a young writer in Paris in the 1920s, is edging closer toward production.

A script is now being written by Michael Hirst, the award-winning British writer of Working Title’s Elizabeth and Elizabeth The Golden Age and creator of historical drama series Vikings.

The project is being developed with actress and author Mariel Hemingway, who was Oscar nominated for her role in Woody Allen’s Manhattan and is the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway.

“I have waited years and years for that to be set up. Mariel Hemingway has set that up for me and I am enjoying it enormously,” Hirst commented of the project.

“It is just the greatest love story ever written - the most painful love story »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Blu-ray Review: 'The Killers'

5 March 2014 6:00 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆Don Siegel was one of the key directors in the undervalued period of American cinema that took place just before the New Hollywood palette cleanser. His 1964 effort The Killers is pure pulp bliss; a testosterone-driven comic book noir that simmers with violent intent. It's the second Hollywood adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway short story and, while Robert Siodmark's 1946 version is more faithful to the source material, Siegel's rendition is arguably more interesting for exposing the surprising proximity between Hemingway's unadorned minimalism and the hard-boiled rat-a-tat of a cheap novel.


- CineVue UK

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Film Review: Non-Stop

28 February 2014 8:23 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

With Non-Stop, Liam Neeson continues his “Old-Grizzled Man Against the World” phase—a neo-Charles Bronson personality that isn’t afraid to kick ass and take names. Largely typecast for weighty biopics early on in his career with a slight Phantom Menace stopover dotted right in the middle, it is most obviously the out-of-nowhere 2008 megahit Taken that has largely defined the timbre of his recent output (save for a few outliers like the ridiculously good Lego Movie). Who could have thought Oskar Schindler could be such a badass?

All kidding aside, Neeson has managed to whittle his usually slender Irish visage and dulcet brogue into a brawny sexagenarian persona battered by body and mind alike through thrillers like The Grey or Unknown (also directed by Non-Stop helmer Jaume Collet-Serra) quite nicely. It’s a mixture of Neeson’s preternatural ability to both make you sympathize with him via his acting »

- Sean Hutchinson

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