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“The Infiltrator,” which will be released in France by Arp Selection, turns on the true story of a U.S. customs official who infiltrated the drug trafficking network of Pablo Escobar.
“The Infiltrator” will have its French premiere at the festival, along with David McKenzie’s “Hell or High Water,” James Franco’s “In Dubious Battle,” John Michael McDonagh’s “War on Everyone” and Todd Phillips’s “War Dogs” with Jonah Hill and Bradley Cooper.
Michael Moore will be honored at the festival, along with James Franco and Stanley Tucci. The homage to Moore, which underscores the festival’s willingness to have a greater political undertone than in previous years, will be followed by the French premiere of “Where to Invade Next.”
Spanning 14 films, the competition includes »
- Elsa Keslassy
"Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne are developing a drama about the rise of terrorism in Europe," reports Variety's John Hopewell. Also in the works: David O. Russell's TV series with Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, Gary Ross's Ocean's Eight, which so far has Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, and "deals are close with Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina," a possible third Scarface directed by Antoine Fuqua, a possible sequel to World War Z directed by David Fincher, Brie Larson's direction debut, Brady Corbet's next project—and more. » - David Hudson »
Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present, and future.
IndieWire recently published a pair of lists that singled out 25 working female filmmakers that we deemed “ready” to make a blockbuster. From many readers, we got this response: “But do they even want to?”
It seemed like a strange question: Has anyone ever wondered, much less asked, if male directors were interested in big-budget movies? Nevertheless, we reached out to the filmmakers on our lists, and the response was nearly unanimous: Yes, of course they do.
That said, it wasn’t the first time they’d been asked. And, as it turns out, there are a number of reasons that might make them decide to steer clear.
“That Dream Is Not Gendered”
“Most filmmakers dream of breaking into Hollywood with a short film or indie feature and then getting recruited by the studios to make bigger movies, »
- Kate Erbland
After months of rumour and speculation, Warner Bros. has announced a star-studded cast for its upcoming female led Ocean’s Eleven reboot/sequel/spin-off Ocean’s 8.
Deadline is reporting that the Gary Ross-directed project will see the previously announced Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett joined by Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina (a.k.a. Nora Lum).
The site reports that casting continues – with one of the titular eight roles still to be filled – while “there is every possibility” that stars from the original Steven Soderbergh-directed trilogy of films could also appear in cameo roles.
Soderbergh is on board to produce the film, while Ross has co-written the script with Olivia Milch. As yet, there’s no word on a potential release date, but we’ll keep you posted.
- Gary Collinson
According to The Tracking Board, TriStar Pictures has tapped screenwriter Michael Vukadinovich (The Three Misfortunes of Gepetto) to pen a big screen adaptation of the classic 1961 children’s novel The Phantom Tollbooth by writer Norton Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer.
The Phantom Tollbooth “tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo who unexpectedly received a magic tollbooth one afternoon and, having nothing better to do, decides to drive through it in his toy car. The tollbooth transports him to a land called the Kingdom of Wisdom, where he acquires two faithful companions, has many adventures, and goes on a quest to rescue the princesses of the kingdom from a castle in the air.”
The project has been in development for several years now, and was initially set up at Warner Bros., where The Hunger Games director Gary Ross was attached alongside screenwriter Alex Tse (Watchmen). An earlier live-action »
- Gary Collinson
An all-female offshoot of Ocean's Eleven is in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, seven of the eight main roles have already been cast for the upcoming Ocean's Ocho caper film.
Gary Ross, who cowrote the script with Olivia Milch, will helm the film. As with the reboot franchise's previous movies, Ocean's Ocho will be a star-studded affair. Rihanna is among the stars to have signed on to the Warner Bros. movie, along with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and rapper/actress Awkwafina, »
Deadline reported this morning that actors Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Helen Bonham Carter and musical entertainers Rihanna and Awkwafina will join Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in Gary Ross' Ocean's Eleven spin-off Ocean's 8 (or Ocean's Ocho). The female driven caper spin off will add one more leading lady to the cast and consider the possibilities of cameos from any of the previous versions. Steven Soderbergh will produce a script written by Ross and newcomer scribe Olivia Milch. With the recent news of a female-led Summer blockbuster falling short thus a sequel not likely to happen (no doubt the vigorous bullying and campaigning against that film had some effect) does the news of a female-led Oceans spin-off destroy anyone's childhoods? The door is that way. ...
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Warner Bros. says the female-led Ocean's 8 will start filming in October, and they've lined up an interesting cast. But could they not find three more actors? Directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games), the film is being produced by Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh with a script from Ross and Olivia Milch. We actually don't know much at this point how the film itself will play out but Deadline reports on the latest casting news: Aside from the previously identified Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, deals are close with Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina. The latter is the hip hop moniker of Asian American rapper and actress Nora Lum, who most recently had a role in Neighbors 2. And yes, you didn't miscount, that's only seven actors. They'd still need one more to make their title true unless George Clooney is going to jump back in. »
- Jill Pantozzi
These are the ladies who heist. News broke in October that an all-female version of Ocean's Eleven led by Sandra Bullock was in the works, and Entertainment Weekly has learned that Warner Bros. is closing in on its principal cast for the project, titled Ocean's Eight. Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling and Nora Lum (better known by her moniker Awkwafina) will be joining Bullock in the star-powered reboot, fulfilling seven of Ocean's Eight. The film, helmed by The Hunger Games director Gary Ross, will continue the Ocean's Eleven trilogy, which starred George Clooney and Brad Pitt »
- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_
In the tradition of Ghostbusters, Hollywood looks to be turning another franchise into a female-driven one -- Ocean's Eleven. This time around, the Ocean in question will be played by Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock. However, unlike with Ghostbusters, Ocean's Eight will not be set in a different universe as the 2001 George Clooney film, but will take place within the same one.
It's been almost a year since the idea of this film has been announced, and in that time, the studio has rounded out most of the cast, and set a start date, Deadline reports. Here's who we'll have joining the illustrious eight:
Sandra BullockAnne HathawayRihannaAwkwafinaHelena Bonham CarterCate BlanchettMindy Kaling
Nora Lum (a.k.a. Awkwafina)
As you can see, this gives us seven lead players, making us one lady shy of the needed eight, so it's only a »
- Joseph Medina
Simon Brew Aug 11, 2016
Ocean’s 8, the all-female spinoff of the Ocean’s Trilogy, looks to add Anne Hathaway and Rihanna to its line-up.
Now we hear of further additions to the cast, too. Anne Hathaway, Rihanna and Nora ‘Awkwafina’ Lum are the newest recruits, with the story reportedly set in New York this time around.
There’s still, if our maths is correct, one more of the eight to cast. Elizabeth Banks had been rumoured, but she’s no longer being mentioned in association with the project.
Ocean’s Eight is likely to »
The “Ocean’s Eleven” reboot is getting even more interesting, thanks to the addition of more A-list cast members. Deadline reports that Anne Hathaway, Rihanna and Awkwafina are in negotiations to join previously announced Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling in the female-led version, “Ocean’s Eight.” The picture is still casting the eighth person.
The film will be directed by Gary Ross and Olivia Milch is penning the script. No plot details have been confirmed by Warner Bros., but previous reports stated that the film is a continuation of the George Clooney-led franchise, with Bullock playing Danny Ocean’s ex-con sister. Blanchett, who will be the equivalent of Brad Pitt’s Rusty, is supposedly her right-hand woman. The premise is that they will form a team to steal a necklace from the Met Ball in order to frame a villainous gallery owner. There have »
- Liz Calvario
There’s an all-woman “Ocean’s Eleven” film in the works, which will be titled “Ocean’s Eight,” and will be directed by Gary Ross. In development for at least a couple of years, with “Ocean’s Eleven” director Steven Soderbergh, star George Clooney… Continue Reading → »
With Ghostbusters launched as a successful all-female franchise for Sony, Warner Bros. is moving full-steam ahead on it's girl-centric Ocean's Eleven reboot. Titled Ocean's Eight and headlined by Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, this quasi-sequel will begin shooing in October in New York. Gary Ross will direct.
The caper thriller will feature some of today's leading actresses in secondary roles as they pull off the heist of a lifetime. Previously announced actresses Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling will now be joined by Anne Hathaway, singer Rihanna and Asian American rapper and actress Nora Lum, who many know better as Awkwafina. She first made her mark on Hollywood this past summer in the comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.
This comedy reboot is still casting even more high-profile actresses to fill out its powerful roster. According to an earlier report from Deadline, Elizabeth Banks was also interested in taking on a role, »
Grand larceny has never looked so good. Director Gary Ross (“The Hunger Games”) is very close to sealing a starry ensemble for a female-led take on George Clooney‘s “Ocean’s” franchise, TheWrap has learned. Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Nora Lum (who goes by the rap name Awkwafina) and Mindy Kaling, will join Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in a movie titled “Ocean’s 8,” an individual familiar with the project said. Nearly all of the talent deals are in final negotiations for the Warner Bros. project, and filming is set to begin in October on the East Coast. »
- Matt Donnelly
Consider it a rumor no more: Ocean’s Eight, the female-fronted crime caper spinoff that has set up shop at Warner Bros., has all but completed its casting spree, with Deadline confirming today that Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina – otherwise known as Asian-American rapper and actress Nora Lum – are on the verge of closing deals.
They’re set to join Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in the feature, with the core pair assuming roles similar to that of George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Steven Soderbergh’s original action trilogy. Speaking of which, the filmmaker is on board to produce Ocean’s Eight, though has instead passed on directing duties to Gary Ross (Free State of Jones), who penned the script for this all-new offshoot alongside Olivia Milch.
You may notice that Warner’s ensemble is currently one short of the title ensemble. That’s because casting is still underway, »
- Michael Briers
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, and Mindy Kaling, who had been previously been linked to the Warner Bros. project, are officially in the film. Nora Lum (better known by her rap name Awkwafina) has also boarded the spinoff from director Gary Ross (“The Hunger Games”).
The film will follow a similar path to the George Clooney-starrer about group of thieves and cons led by Bullock who try to pull off a major heist.
“It’s a pretty similar tone. You know, Steven Soderbergh and I are incredibly close friends, and we would not have done this if we weren’t. I don’t think he would’ve wanted »
- Justin Kroll
Warner Bros is moving forward with its all-female spinoff of Ocean's Eleven, this time dubbed Ocean's Ocho, and has filled seven of the eight titular spots, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett — both of whom have been long rumored to star in the movie — will head up the cast of the Gary Ross-helmed heist film that is scheduled to begin production in October in New York. Like the Ocean's Eleven films, the rest of the ensemble is stacked with major stars, including Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. Mindy Kaling also is
- Tatiana Siegel
The full line-up for the forthcoming Ocean’s 8 movie has been revealed. Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are signed to star, while deals are said to be close with Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina. That’s just even I hear you cry – well, yes indeed so it’s not quite a full line-up, but producers are said to be close to signing an unnamed eighth key cast member for the film which is a reboot of the Ocean’s Eleven movie.
There are no key details around the story, but you may remember that the 2001 movie, which was directed by Soderbergh, itself a remake of a 1960s Rat-Pack movie, revolved around a gangster by the name of Danny Ocean (played by »
- Paul Heath
Helena Bonham Carter also circling Warner Bros spin-off.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the development on Tuesday. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
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