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Mike Newell to direct Robert De Niro in The Comedian

22 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Robert De Niro’s long-gestating drama The Comedian is finally moving forward, with Deadline reporting that Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Donnie Brasco) signing on to direct.

The film will see De Niro playing an accomplished insult comic, and has been penned by Art Linson (What Just Happened?), with stand-up material from Jeffrey Ross. Production is expected to get underway in November in New York.

De Niro will next be seen alongside Anne Hathaway in The Intern, while he also has Hands of Stone, Bus 658, Joy and Dirty Grandpa all on the horizon.


- Gary Collinson

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Reese Witherspoon, Neil Patrick Harris Among Celebs Supporting ‘Red Nose Day’

21 May 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Celebrities far and wide, including Reese Witherspoon and Neil Patrick Harris, took over social media Thursday to show support for children’s charities by wearing red noses.

Red Nose Day was launched in the U.K. in 1988 as a Comic Relief event to help the disadvantaged. Nearly three decades later, the charity drive comes to the U.S. for the first time. A three-hour telecast will air Thursday at 6 p.m. Pst on NBC with live musical and comedy performances, taped segments produced by Funny or Die, and short films.

Other celebs to take to Twitter and Facebook wearing red noses include, Eva Mendes, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Williams, Nicole Scherzinger, the bands Coldplay and One Direction, and even a photoshopped image of Elvis Presley.

The NBC telecast will be hosted by Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski, each taking an hour.

As in the U.K., Red Nose Day »

- Reece Ristau

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Anne Hathaway's 'Godzilla' Meets 'Lost In Translation' Movie 'Colossal' Sued For Referencing Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla'

21 May 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Irony is a dish best served with a lawsuit. Voltage Pictures, who have made headlines for their aggressive tactics in suing those who have downloaded their movies illegally, have now been hit with legal actions themselves for ripping off a legendary movie franchise. A couple weeks back it was reported that Anne Hathaway would be starring in "Colossal," the latest film from Nacho Vigalondo ("Timecrimes," "Open Windows," "Extraterrestrial"), which was described as a "Lost In Translation" meets "Godzilla" tale about a New York woman who has just lost her job and her fiancé and heads to Japan upon hearing news of a giant lizard laying waste to Tokyo. It's that latter detail that has "Godzilla" rights owners Toho Co. hot and bothered. They have filed a suit against Voltage for using images from last year's Gareth Edwards' directed Hollywood version of "Godzilla" to try and drum up »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Robert De Niro Will Be The Comedian For Mike Newell

21 May 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The great thing about being Robert De Niro is that any project you want to make will eventually get off the ground, even if based on your star power alone. Such is the case with The Comedian, an Art Linson-scribed drama that De Niro has been trying to make for years, first with Martin Scorsese then with Sean Penn. Now, the two-time Oscar winner is finally moving ahead with the project, having secured Donnie Brasco helmer Mike Newell to sit behind the camera.

De Niro will portray an accomplished insult comic, possibly inspired by Don Rickles. Linson previously penned Hollywood satire What Just Happened (which De Niro starred in), and he’ll also be producing here. Interestingly enough, the stand-up material was written by Jeffrey Ross, best known for his digs during Comedy Central and Friars Club celebrity roasts.

2015 is proving to be an unusually fruitful year for the veteran actor, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Robert De Niro’s ‘The Comedian’ Taps Mike Newell to Direct

20 May 2015 6:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mike Newell has come on board to direct Robert De Niro’s drama “The Comedian,” based on Art Linson’s script, with plans to begin production in New York in November.

Linson will produce with Courtney Solomon and Atmosphere’s Mark Canton, who are both financing.

De Niro will play a Don Rickles-style standup comic who specializes in insults, with the script’s standup material written by Comedy Central Roast mainstay Jeffrey Ross.

De Niro will be seen later this year in Warner Bros.’ “The Intern” opposite Anne Hathaway and in David O. Russell’s “Joy,” playing the father of Jennifer Lawrence’s character.

Newell’s credits include “Great Expectations,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and “Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.”

De Niro is repped by CAA. Newell is repped by Wme and Independent Talent.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.


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Salt-n-Pepa’s Pepa Channels Katy Perry in ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Preview (Video)

20 May 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Salt-n-Pepa’s here, and they’re in effect. Two members of the ’80s-’90s hip-hop trio Salt-n-Pepa face off on Thursday on Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle.” In a new preview of the episode, Sandra “Pepa” Denton does her best Katy Perry impression for a “Firework” performance, parading around the stage as she silently belts the lyrics and thrashes her arms. Also Read: 10 Fiercest 'Lip Sync Battle' Performances: From Dwayne Johnson to Anne Hathaway (Photos) In another sneak peak, Cheryl “Salt” James counters with her own convincing rendition of Run-d.M.C.’s “It’s Tricky.” Though she »

- Kathy Zerbib

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Colossal: Toho Breathes Fire Over Nacho Vigalondo - Anne Hathaway Lizard Pic

20 May 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Legendary studio Toho, which has been bringing Godzilla to the big screen for decades, is suing Voltage Pictures over Colossal, citing infringement and a slew of other charges. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new film that would be directed by Nacho Vigalondo is too close for comfort for Toho. Anne Hathaway, who is attached to star, is on track to play a "woman who realizes her mind is strangely connected to a giant lizard destroying Tokyo."Adding fuel to Toho's claims is an August 2014 interview in which Vigalondo stated he would make "the cheapest Godzilla movie ever."Toho claims that Voltage Pictures printed an image of Gareth Edward's reboot version of Godzilla next to a photo of Hathaway and a giant robot in a Cannes sales...

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Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Fallon Channel John Legend, Bruce Springsteen in ‘Wheel of Musical Impressions’ (Video)

20 May 2015 6:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jamie Foxx channeled other famous entertainers while playing “Wheel of Musical Impressions” with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday’s “Tonight Show.” Foxx started things off strong with a spot-on impression of Mick Jagger singing “Hakuna Matata.” Fallon came right back and did Barry Gibb singing the Barney song “I Love You, You Love Me.” Foxx was up next, this time doing John Legend singing the Toys R Us jingle. “He don’t never get excited!” Foxx said of Legend. See photos: 10 Fiercest 'Lip Sync Battle' Performances: From Dwayne Johnson to Anne Hathaway Fallon’s next impression was easily his best, »

- Joe Otterson

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It's Godzilla vs. Anne Hathaway's "Colossal"

20 May 2015 5:16 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Voltage Pictures, the production company that has made headlines for aggressive lawsuits against internet pirates for copyright infringement of their films like "Dallas Buyers Club" and "The Hurt Locker," has found itself on the other side of the fence this week.

Japanese company Toho, the rights holders to the "Godzilla" franchise, have filed a lawsuit against Voltage for their upcoming monster film "Colossal" which has Anne Hathaway attached to star. In the film, Hathaway will reportedly play a woman who realizes her mind is strangely connected to a giant lizard destroying Tokyo.

In the complaint, filed Tuesday in California, the company claims the filmmakers "are brazenly producing, advertising, and selling an unauthorized Godzilla film of their own." Part of the problem has to do with an e-mail blast sent out ahead of Cannes this month where the film is being sold, an e-mail that includes a photo from the 2014 "Godzilla" reboot. »

- Garth Franklin

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Anne Hathaway Monster Movie Enters Legal Battle With Godzilla

19 May 2015 11:45 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Voltage Pictures's Colossal, currently seeking buyers at Cannes, has become embroiled in a legal showdown with Godzilla, The Hollywood Reporter writes. Toho, the rights holders of the original monster franchise, is suing Voltage because it claims Colossal is so similar to Godzilla that this new movie's essentially an unauthorized rip-off that infringes on Godzilla's copyright, trademark, and content. Described as "Godzilla meets Being John Malkovich," the flick reportedly stars Anne Hathaway "as a woman who realizes her mind is strangely connected to a giant lizard destroying Tokyo." Toho, according to THR, wants to recoup unspecified damages, as well as for Voltage to put the kibosh on producing the project.The complaint was filed Tuesday in California federal court. "The Director's Notes also make clear that Defendants have not only taken the Godzilla Character as their own, but that they also intend to use the Godzilla Character in precisely the »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Anne Hathaway's Sorta Godzilla Knockoff Film Has Pissed Off The Real Godzilla

19 May 2015 5:27 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If you can.t wait to see Anne Hathaway go up against a monster that closely resembles Godzilla in Colossal, then prepare yourself for some bad news, because the production company behind the real Godzilla has started a legal battle with the intriguing flick. Toho believes that the new project is too similar to their most famous monster, and their rivals don.t have the rights to capitalize on their character. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Toho, the Japanese company that owns the rights to Godzilla, has started a legal dispute with Voltage Pictures over Colossal, which has been described as Godzilla meets Being John Malkovich. Intrigued by that description? Of course you are. Anne Hathaway is due to star in the lead as a woman whose mind is connected to a giant lizard that.s destroying Tokyo. I'm sold. Unfortunately for Voltage Pictures and Hathaway, Toho is a »

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Anne Hathaway’s Cannes Monster Movie ‘Colossal’ Sued by ‘Godzilla’ Creators

19 May 2015 3:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Toho, the Japanese production company that created “Godzilla,” has filed a lawsuit against Voltage Pictures that alleges the company used copyrighted images of the famous movie monster to sell their new film, “Colossal” starring Anne Hathaway. The lawsuit was filed in California federal court Tuesday and states “Toho Co. Ltd. … brings this lawsuit because defendants are brazenly producing, advertising, and selling an unauthorized Godzilla film of their own.” Toho is suing Voltage for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trademark dilution, violating the Lanham Act, unfair competition and unjust enrichment. According to the legal documents obtained by TheWrap, Voltage circulated an email to. »

- Joe Otterson

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The Top Ten Most Stressed-Out Characters in Movie History

19 May 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

Stress kills, goes the old saying, and can cause a host of maladies before it does. Hypertension, heart disease and even Bruxism, otherwise known as grinding of the teeth, can be its unfortunate products. In that spirit, here are ten examples of stress in on-screen, and its most masterful portraits.

1. Jack LemmonSave the Tiger (1973)

Jack Lemmon took home a Best Actor Academy Award for his incendiary turn as Harry Stoner, a once-prosperous businessman who finds his carefully-tailored life crashing down around him. His garment business in downtown La is going bust, his marriage is dead in the water, and the crazy hippies who hitchhike on the Sunset Strip just don’t match his Ww II era sensibilities. When Harry decides to have his business “torched” for the insurance money, he goes on a self-destructive odyssey through early ‘70s La. His word association game with a cute »

- The Hollywood

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Ten Weddings and No Funerals: The Greatest Cinematic Nuptials

18 May 2015 5:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

There are few rituals in life more chaotic, confounding and magical than the wedding. Appropriately, marriages have provided the backdrop for many a story spun through the ages. Whether it’s sending out multitudes of wedding invitations, choosing the right dress, or whether to seat Aunt Mabel next to her second or fifth ex-husband at the reception, weddings both in life and on film are almost always guaranteed to bring forth a surge of emotions. Below are a few of our favorite cinematic nuptials:

1. The Searchers (1956)

John Ford’s western masterpiece is full of many iconic moments, not the least of which is one of the screen’s greatest knock-down, drag-out fights between Jeffrey Hunter and Ken Curtis for the hand of comely Vera Miles. Martin Scorsese loved this scene so much, he paid homage by having his characters watch it in Mean Streets (1973).

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Robert De Niro & Anne Hathaway Star In Trailer For Nancy Meyers’ ‘The Intern’

16 May 2015 3:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve got the first trailer for Nancy Meyers’ delightful looking The Intern, which stars Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway.

Meyers writes and directs this comedy that centres around Ben Whittaker (De Niro), a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all he thought.  Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway) and as you’ll see from this trailer, they both start to learn a lot from each other.

This looks to have a lot of heart and although shows a lot through the plot in this trailer, it’s set to hit its audience perfectly and another clever move for both lead actors both creatively and commercially – The latter being a bonus, of course. Watch below:

The Intern opens in the UK on October 2nd.



- Dan Bullock

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Best of the Week: Asa Butterfield Cast as Spider-Man, Essential Horror of the Summer, The Best of 'Mad Max' and More

15 May 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Important News Asa Butterfield will be the next Spider-Man. Selma's Ava DuVernay might direct a Marvel movie. Captain America: Civil War revealed a first look at Crossbones. Diego Luna joined the cast of Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. Daniel Craig might have a cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The New Mutants was announced as the next X-Men spin-off. The Incredibles 2 was announced as Brad Bird's next movie. Ex Machina broke the box office record for its distributor. The Devil Wears Prada is going to be a Broadway musical. Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway is going to be in a monster movie. Luc Besson is making another space epic. Underworld and Shanghai Noon are each getting a new...

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Sos This Week #8: Remakes, Reboots, and Rehashes

15 May 2015 4:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It seems like just about every movie coming out nowadays is either a reboot or remake of a classic film. With a slate of summer movies that includes this week’s Mad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it seems every more likely that Hollywood won’t stop digging into a pot that has already been dug. We discuss whether this trend is good or bad, and what could maybe happen to improve it.

Plus, our Wtf story of the week involving Reese Witherspoon’s shoe from Wild being found and Australia threatening to kill Johnny Depp’s dogs. We also breakdown top stories including: Macbeth‘s first teaser from Cannes, the first trailer for Del Toro’s Crimson Peak, and the upcoming projects for Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway.

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See Julianne and Derek Hough Gross Each Other Out on 'Lip Sync Battle'

15 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Dancing With the Stars standouts Derek and Julianne Hough brought their sibling rivalry to the stage on Thursday's installment of Lip Sync Battle, showcasing their choreography chops while making each other deeply uncomfortable.

For the first round, Derek gave a spirited rendition of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us," making host L.L. Cool J. blush with the dancer's liberal seasoning of pelvic thrusts. Julianne in turn scandalized her brother with a sexed-up performance of "All About That Bass," but stacked the deck a bit by bringing out a »

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Time Machine: Drop Dead Dazzling Adams 'Always the Bridesmaid Never the Bride' on the Oscars' Red Carpet

15 May 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Amy Adams drop dead gorgeous on Oscars' Red Carpet Amy Adams at the 83rd Academy Awards Looking drop dead gorgeous, Amy Adams is pictured above donning a scintillating blue dress while arriving at the 2011 Oscar ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in the fast-thumping heart of Hollywood. Adams was – for the third time in six years (more info below) – a Best Supporting Actress nominee. This time around, she was shortlisted for her performance in David O. Russell's The Fighter, a generally well-regarded and surprisingly successful (in the U.S.) boxing drama that earned fellow supporting actress Melissa Leo the evening's Oscar. Another The Fighter actor, Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar statuette. In fact, the film's only major cast member left without an Oscar nomination in the acting categories was lead Mark Wahlberg (pictured with wife) – though he did »

- D. Zhea

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Robert De Niro is The Intern

14 May 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | | See recent Filmonic news »

Yep, you read that right, 71 year old Robert De Niro is Anne Hathaway’s senior intern in the first trailer for the new Nancy Meyers comedy The Intern. After being Meryl Streep’s assistant in The Devil Wears Prada, Anne Hathaway has definitely turned the tables with Robert De Niro as her intern assistant, not to […]

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