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14 September 2017 11:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Bullock will produce with Michael Bostick of Rocket Science Entertainment. Currently untitled, the project will feature a script by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse, the married duo who wrote Parental Guidance and the upcoming Robert De Niro family comedy The War With Grandpa. The pair just wrote and directed the Michael Caine comedy Coup d'Etat, due out next year.
Warner Bros. production and development president Courtenay Valenti will oversee for the studio. Bullock realigns with Warners after just wrapping the starry ensemble spinoff Ocean's Eight, directed by Gary Ross, »
- Ashley Lee
Exclusive: Sandra Bullock has signed on to star in and co-produce an untitled original high-concept comedy for Warner Bros. This puts her back in business with the studio where she made Gravity, Miss Congeniality and the just-wrapped Gary Ross-directed Ocean’s Eight. She will produce the film with Michael Bostick. The script is being written by Lisa Addario & Joe Syracuse, the married duo who scripted Parental Guidance and Surf’s Up and just wrote a remake of Look Who’s Ta… »
Sometimes it isn’t what a film’s about or its style that’s surprising, but who’s in it and where it came from. Were Mother! an obscure genre piece from Europe or South Korea, its weird, wild excesses would probably be welcomed without the bat of an eyelid. But this is a relatively mainstream piece distributed by a major American studio (Paramount) and starring some of the biggest stars currently working in Hollywood: Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as two partners trapped in an increasingly hellish relationship. All of this might explain why the movie's been greeted with a mixture of critical adulation and horrified disbelief since its festival debut.
Then again, it's arguable that director Darren Aronofsky’s been making off-beat horror movies off and on since his »
Top 7 Sports Movies Inspired by True StoriesTop 7 Sports Movies Inspired by True StoriesAmanda Wood and Jenny Bullough8/21/2017 10:00:00 Am
Sports movies are a dime a dozen these days, but not all of them are able to claim the highly-coveted title of true stories. Battle of the Sexes is one such lucky film, as it tells the very true tale of the rivalry between tennis stars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in this ‘70s-set story of competition, commitment, and conviction.
There are plenty of other sports movies based on true stories that we love, and we’ve made a list to put all of our faves in one place. A wide variety of sports are represented here, with movies about baseball, football, wrestling, horse racing and more getting entries on our list.
Check it out below to see if your favourites made the list, »
- Amanda Wood and Jenny Bullough
Anne Hathaway Producing, Starring in Romantic Comedy for Stx
Producers are seeking a director for “O2.” Christie LeBlanc has written the script, in which a woman wakes up inside a cryogenic chamber with no memory of how she got there while the air in the chamber begins slowly running out. The script was named to the 2016 Black List in December.
Im Global is shooting “Serenity” with Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey, in which McConaughey plays a fishing boat captain living in the Caribbean whose questionable past comes back to haunt him, ensnaring his life in a new reality that may not be »
- Dave McNary
Throughout his decorated career, Woody Harrelson has developed a habit of declining major roles (see: The Hunger Games, Kong: Skull Island), and sure enough, while chatting to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor recalled the moment when he turned down Han Solo…twice.
Disney and Lucasfilm’s second Star Wars anthology pic has been in the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons, when Kathleen Kennedy announced the abrupt firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller and subsequent appointment of Ron Howard, who has now been tasked with shepherding the origin story toward its May 2018 release date. Production is back underway on the film’s set, and since he climbed on board, a steady stream of photos have trickled out through Howard’s personal Twitter feed.
- Michael Briers
17 years after Steven Soderbergh gave us one of the most charismatic casts to grace the screen in the 21st century with Ocean’s 11, we’ll see a new team of thieves form in Ocean’s Eight. Director Gary Ross put together a hell of a crew, too, with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and […]
The post ‘Ocean’s Eight’ Adds Another ‘Ocean’s 11’ Cast Member appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
Gary Ross' Ocean's Eight, a spin-off of Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven franchise, already boasts a quite impressive cast, but as we know, it's the law for a spin-off to include at least one or more cameo appearance from members of the main franchise. Break that rule, and if it's off to the Phantom Zone with you. It has already been revealed that... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
The League and Legion’s Katie Aselton is among those set to star in a movie described as a “basically like a softcore version of Pleasantville,” according to Variety. To clarify: This is a wacky-sounding, high concept project called Deep Murder, about denizens of the porn world who start to develop beyond their stereotypes once a serial killer is in their midst. So essentially, the murderer takes on Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire’s job in the aforementioned Gary Ross picture. In addition to Aselton, the film is also set to feature reliable character actor Christopher McDonald; Johnny Simmons of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World; Stephanie Drake, otherwise known as Mad Men secretary Meredith; and two of its own writers, Josh Margolin and Quinn Beswick.
- Esther Zuckerman
“When facing a flat landscape I see nothing but eternity. Am I the only one to see it?” “Existence can’t be without reason.” – Vincent Van Gogh, 1888
Rocket Science announced today that Golden Globe Winner Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before Night Falls) will direct At Eternity’S Gate, which will star Academy Award Nominee Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, John Wick) as Vincent van Gogh.
Based on a screenplay by Schnabel and Jean-Claude Carrière, the story focuses on the time in Vincent’s life that he spent in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
Academy Award Nominee Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games franchise, Babel) will produce the film, which will be shot on location in France. Rocket Science is handling international sales and CAA is representing the U.S rights.
“This is a film about painting and a painter and their relationship to infinity. It is told by a painter. »
- Michelle Hannett
Even though the character was grossly mishandled in the god-awful Spider-Man 3, Sony Pictures have been trying to get a spin-off for fan favourite villain Venom for years now. The Hunger Games director Gary Ross was eyed to take the helm in 2007, and while no real word has been given as to why the project fell, you have to believe the poor critical and fan reaction to Spider-Man 3 has to have something to do with it. The film was resurrected in 2013 as part of a shared universe stemming out The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but again, no dice. Now, Sony are hoping third time’s the charm with the announcement that Reuben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) will be serving as director for the movie that will be part of its own universe and not associated with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which the studio is co-producing with Marvel Studios. But the big news »
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16 May 2017 11:04 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The indie is being helmed by Robin Bissell — the longtime partner of filmmaker Gary Ross — who is making his directorial debut and comes with a slew of producers including Tobey Maguire and Danny Strong, the latter of whom showruns Henson’s Fox TV hit Empire. Also producing are Matt Berenson, Fred Bernstein, Dominique Telson, »
- Borys Kit
Simon Brew May 9, 2017
With summer blockbuster season 2017 in full swing, and with Fast & Furious 8 speeding over the $1bn mark already, a bunch of filmmakers are furiously putting together their films for release this time next year (or thereabouts). Here, as things stand, is the state of summer blockbuster season 2018. We’ve veered towards UK release dates on the whole, but as always, things can quickly change.
Also, we’ve not included unnamed films: Universal, for instance, has reserved a slot for one of its classic monster universe movies, but not told anybody what it is yet. As more information pops up, we’ll keep this list up to date…
March Tomb Raider (March 16th)
Summer blockbuster season effectively kicks off in March in 2018, with the Warner Bros-backed big »
Every year industry heavyweights descend on Champaign, Ill., to pay tribute to Roger Ebert’s lasting legacy in the world of film.
Ebertfest, the annual week-long celebration of all things cinematic, was founded by the late Chicago Sun-Times critic and his wife, Chaz, who presides over the event with fest director Nate Kohn in collaboration with the University of Illinois College of Media.
Such legends as producers Norman Lear and Irwin Winkler; actress Isabelle Huppert; cinematographer Caleb Deschanel; and directors Charles Burnett, Gary Ross and Robert Townsend will be feted by cheering fans at screenings and scholarly panels.
Yet hoopla aside, guests can’t stop talking about another legend: Roger, the man with the big thumbs-up, whose truth goes marching on.
“It was clear how much he loved film,” Lear says. “It’s one thing to criticize, another to criticize out of love. To know his work is to know »
- Bob Verini
Universal Pictures’ Classic Monsters shared universe is set to get underway this June with the release of The Mummy, and now it looks like the studio is stepping up development on another instalment, tapping Aquaman screenwriter Will Beall to pen Creature from the Black Lagoon.
The remake of the 1954 classic has been in development for several years at the studio, with The Hunger Games director Gary Ross (son of the original’s co-writer Arthur A. Ross) attached at one point, and previous rumours suggesting that Universal was courting Scarlett Johansson for the female lead. The last we heard about the project was back in August 2015, when Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) came on board to pen a new draft of the screenplay.
The original Creature from the Black Lagoon followed a group of scientists on an expedition to the Amazon, who discover the titular creature – a.k.a. Gill-Man »
- Gary Collinson
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.
– Exclusive: The 12th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival announced its official selections for the 2017 event featuring films with Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott, John Cleese, Daphne Zuniga and more. Opening night will feature Michael Mailer’s newest film, “Blind,” a romantic-drama, starring Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore and Dylan McDermott. Closing night will wrap up the festival with “Albion: The Enchanted Stallion,” a family fantasy adventure, starring John Cleese, Debra Messing, Jennifer Morrison and Stephen Dorff.
Retrospective Screenings will include Daphne Zuniga appearance at the festival honoring the 30th anniversary of “Spaceballs.” Also in this category will be “The Greatest Show on Earth,” from 1952 directed by Cecile B. DeMille, which won the Oscar for Best Pictures and Best Writing in 1953. The screening will honor the closing of the Ringling Bros. »
- Kate Erbland
Will Matt Damon ever return to the hidden underworld of CIA conspiracies and double-crossing agents? That largely depends on whether the next Jason Bourne movie comes packing a “pretty incredible story.”
Toronto Sun caught up with the Hollywood veteran recently in anticipation of Chinese epic The Great Wall, and it didn’t take long before the conversation veered toward Paul Greengrass’ blistering action series. After capping off their original trilogy of intellectual thrillers with the rather excellent Ultimatum back in 2007, Damon and Greengrass circled back to the series nine years later to craft Jason Bourne, a solid, if unremarkable franchise revival that garnered mixed reviews and a $415 million box office tally.
And though Universal is reportedly keen to push on with a Jason Bourne sequel, which would technically be the sixth entry in the high-octane juggernaut, Matt Damon seems to be hedging his bets, after telling Toronto Sun that he »
- Michael Briers
So far, the writer-director has tapped Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis (Fences), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez (The Fate of the Furious), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), and Andre Holland. But the casting spree doesn’t end there, as Variety brings word that Liam Neeson, star of Taken and upcoming thriller The Commuter, has entered negotiations to play the part of Davis’ husband.
Marking McQueen’s first foray behind the lens since collecting the Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, Widows heralds a creative collaboration with Gillian Flynn, the author best known for nervy page-turners in the vein of Gone Girl and Dark Places – two novels that went on to receive big-screen adaptations of their own. She’ll work closely with McQueen to adapt Lynda La Plante’s 1983 crime miniseries, »
- Michael Briers
"I've never been a goal-oriented person. I never have in my entire life set one goal, I don't think," admits Josh Hutcherson. We're meeting at his publicist's office in West Hollywood and I've just asked if, after spending half a decade playing, promoting and generally being Peeta from The Hunger Games, the 24-year-old wrapped up his time on the franchise with an idea of the next steps he wanted to take in his career. Hutcherson, his dark hair tousled and scruff dusting his square jawline, leans forward as he elaborates, "I think that the idea of a goal means that you're focused on getting there, instead of being in the moment."
While Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemswoth leveraged their franchise clout to land more blockbuster jobs, traversing the galaxy in action-adventure rom-coms or fighting off alien resurgences, Hutcherson took a step back. "It wasn't about, like, proving to people I could do something else, as much as »
By now, you’ve no doubt heard that the latest property in Hollywood to get the female-led treatment is Ocean’s 11. Coming to us from director Gary Ross in the form of Ocean’s Eight, the new spin on the heist story will star an enviable cast made up of Hollywood’s hottest actresses, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson and more. But it won’t only be the ladies who appear on screen.
We’ve head that Matt Damon, who starred in the Ocean’s 11 remake and its two sequels, will show up in some capacity as well. However, if you’re expecting him to have a substantial role in the film, you might be disappointed. That’s because the actor has revealed that it’s really just more of a quick cameo. While speaking to Collider about his new film The Great Wall, which is a bit of a disappointment, »
- Mark Cassidy
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