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Jennifer Lawrence to Play War Photographer in Steven Spielberg's 'It's What I Do'

9 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

How many projects does Steven Spielberg have going onc He has St. James Place coming out later this year, The Bfg coming out in 2016, a probable new Indiana Jones film, a possible West Side Story remake, and many more. Well, he has another project to put up on his bulletin board of movies: an adaptation of war photographer Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do. Many different parties wanted this book, including Reese Witherspoon, Darren Aronofsky (for Natalie Portman), Margot Robbie, and the Weinsteins. Spielberg ultimately came out victorious with Warner Bros., and the person he has attached for his lead is Jennifer Lawrence. You may have heard of her. amz asin="B00L9B7CSM" size="small"Lynsey Addario traveled to Afghanistan post-9/11 and specialized in victims of conflict. Her photographs also include victims of the Iraqi War, the genocide in Darfur, and of rape in the Congo. »

- Mike Shutt

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Watch This: Comparing the Similarities of 'Birdman' & 'Black Swan'

11 hours ago | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Ever since Iñárritu's Birdman won Best Picture (and a bunch of other Oscars) a week ago, the film has received plenty of criticism and negativity. I, however, will defend the film as I think it's an exciting and original look at the struggles of artistry, told through the opening of a stage performance. One of my other favorite films in recent year was another Oscar winner, Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, and it is very similar to Birdman in many ways. Thanks to a tip from Film School Rejects, an editor named Miguel Branco has cut together a video showing side-by-side visual comparisons between Birdman and Black Swan. It's rather mesmerizing to watch set to Alexandre Desplat's lovely "Wong Chia Chi's Theme" from Lust, Caution. Here's the "Blackbird" video comparison showing scenes from both films side-by-side. In full on YouTube: His official description: "New York City — two artists, two opening nights, »

- Alex Billington

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Best of Fest – Docs: Citizenfour Continues Historic Run, Patricio Guzmán Makes Triumphant Return

13 hours ago | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Award season as come to a close, and we’ve all been witness to what is a historic unprecedented run for one urgent film. The ripple became a wave when we were on hand to witness Laura Poitras collect multiple awards at the Cinema Eye Honors, and as predicted, the Academy Awards capped off a historic awards season run with an Oscar win. Here is our roundup and recap of the previous month’s film festival and award season headlines related to the docu film world.

Academy Awards

While Citizenfour took home the award for best documentary of the year, Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry’s Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 was given the Oscar for best short doc.

Berlin International Film Festival - Germany – February 5th – February 15th

When Darren Aronofsky and his presiding jury members announced the Berlinale winners, Patricio Guzmán’s long awaited follow-up to Nostalgia For The Light, »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Lawrence, Spielberg Say "It's What I Do"

15 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. Pictures is closing a deal to produce a film adaptation of Lynsey Addario's memoir "It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life Of Love And War".

Steven Spielberg is attached to direct, Jennifer Lawrence to star and Andrew Lazar to produce the project which deals with a Pulitzer Prize-winning female journalist who goes into the most dangerous places in the world in search of truth.

She explored how Afghans suffered during the Taliban regime and covered the Iraqi War, Darfur victims, mass rape in the Congo, and the Libyan civil war during which she was kidnapped by pro-Quaddafi forces.

Warners appears to have beaten out a bunch of bidders for the project with other major names linked to those potential versions including Darren Aronofsky, George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman and Margot Robbie.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Jennifer Lawrence & Steven Spielberg Team Up For War Drama

18 hours ago | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

It's been reported that Jennifer Lawrence and Steven Spielberg are to work together on a biopic of Lynsey Addario, a photographer who's documented conflicts all around the globe. The movie, It's What I Do, will be based on Addario's memoir, It's What I Do; A Photographers Life Of Love & War.  Spielberg wasn't the only interested party, but he managed to outbid Darren Aronofsky, Margot Robbie and George Clooney who had the backing of The Weinsteins for the project. Given the subject matter it's easy to see why so many were interested in developing the book for the big screen, and with Spielberg and Lawrence now apparently locked in, it's time to start considering renaming the movie All Of The Oscars, as it's surely jumped the queue for a future awards season favourite. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Dave Higgins)

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Steven Spielberg set to direct new Jennifer Lawrence movie

20 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jennifer Lawence may take the lead in It's What I Do, based on the memoirs of a wartime photographer...

Here's a pair who haven't yet worked together. Steven Spielberg looks like he's set to direct a new movie starring Jennifer Lawerence. The project that currently has them both attached is It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life Of Love And War. That's unlikely to be the ultimate movie title, but it's the name of a memoir by Lynsey Addario.

Due for publication at the end of the month, the book tells the real-life story of war photographer Addario as she seeks to photograph modern battles, both before and after conflict strikes. Not only did she fight into a profession generally deemed to be male-dominated, she also has taken pictures of war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Darfur and the Congo. Her desire: to show the truth about war.

The film rights have landed with Warner Bros, »

- simonbrew

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J.Law, Spielberg Tackling War Photographer’s Memoir, It’s What I Do

20 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Warner Bros. has bagged the rights to Lynsey Addario's memoir, It's What I Do, about her Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalism, Deadline reports. The deal — which reportedly had Reese Witherspoon, Darren Aronofsky, Natalie Portman, and the Weinstein Company, among other suitors, knocking at the door — has Steven Spielberg helming and Jennifer Lawrence starring. The latter Oscar-winning badass will play Addario, a combat journalist who, in the face of danger and kidnappings, captured unforgettable imagery from such war-torn areas as Libya, Afghanistan, and the Congo. (If you're already having stress daydreams about the imminent American Sniper–esque trailer for this, you're probably not alone.) »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Indie Filmmakers, Fear and Procrastination

21 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Daniel J. Harris on indie filmmakers, fear and procrastination…

Every aspiring filmmaker on the planet thinks that they have a great idea, great script, a unique story and way of telling it that engages audiences. Otherwise – why would we bother? You must have belief in your own ability – right?

Well, yes and no. In order to give up everything and burn all other bridges to pursue a career as a filmmaker you need to have the minerals – to quote Guy Ritchie’s Snatch. But, as artists we’re insecure and often fragile. Sometimes we don’t want to let go of our little story, or let too many people hear about it for fear of ridicule or rejection. We tell ourselves it’s a great story and it’ll make a great film. But…. Maybe it needs a little more work. Or perhaps… the time isn’t right. Or maybe »

- Gary Collinson

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Steven Spielberg teams with Jennifer Lawrence for war photographer film

23 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Pairing Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Lawrence, the biggest A-list director and arguably the biggest A-list actress today, seems like a no-brainer no matter what they’re working on. But with a property as hot as Lynsey Addario’s memoir, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, it’s got prestige and awards pedigree written all over it.

Deadline is reporting that Lawrence is attached to star in the Spielberg directed project for Warner Bros., and that the pair beat out other actresses bidding for the project from Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Margot Robbie and from directors such as Darren Aronofsky and George Clooney.

Addario has taken photos for everyone from AP, New York Times, Time, National Geographic, and Newsweek, and she’s been to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Israel, and Libya, where she was kidnapped along with three other colleagues, to name just a few of »

- Brian Welk

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News Nuggets: Will a team of Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg be unbeatable at the Oscars?

23 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In a bidding war, Steven Spielberg is now set to direct a hot memoir for Warner Bros. with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. Will Oscar voters take special note of this pairing for the adaptation of "It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War"? The memoir by Lynsey Addario has had no shortage of bidders "for the life of a woman who goes into the most dangerous places in the world in search of truth." Others in the auction included Reese Witherspoon, Darren Aronofsky (for Natalie Portman), Margot Robbie, and George Clooney. Deadline -Break- Is Dame Maggie Smith leaving "Downton Abbey" after the upcoming sixth season? She has won two Emmys for her role as the Dowager Countess on the BBC and PBS drama series. She says her character "certainly can't keep going. To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We're in to the late 1920s. »

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Jennifer Lawrence Says It's What I Do

2 March 2015 6:44 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

A film project with a compelling subject matter – the life experiences of a war photographer – that boasts Jennifer Lawrence is something that in itself would provoke plenty of interest from studios. Add that Steven Spielberg wants to direct it, and you can picture executives falling over each other to throw money at the idea. Such is the case for the adaptation of It’s What I Do. Warner Bros. has won the package deal for the film, which will be adapted from Lynsey Addario’s tome, subtitled 'A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War'. It will feature Addario’s impressive blend of personal and professional lives as she visits some of the most dangerous places on the planet in search of truth through pictures.After she did the rounds of various companies, the likes of Working Title, The Weinstein Company, Darren Aronofsky and actress Margot Robbie all tried »

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Jennifer Lawrence And Steven Spielberg Circling War Memoir It’s What I Do At Warner Bros.

2 March 2015 5:46 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Warner Bros. has snapped up rights to adapt It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, a memoir by Lynsey Addario that the studio has snagged Steven Spielberg to direct and Jennifer Lawrence to star in.

The project has been red-hot ever since an excerpt from It’s What I Do ran in The New York Times Magazine, and the recent media spotlight on the perils faced by war-zone reporters makes it extremely timely as well.

Addario is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose work took her to the most hostile regions on Earth. She reported out of Afghanistan following the U.S.’s invasion there, specifically centering on the human cost of conflict. Some of her stories centered on genocide victims in Darfur, Afghans under the Taliban’s thumb and victims of rape in the Congo. Perhaps the most compelling and harrowing chapter of Addario »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg Win Bidding War for “It’s What I Do”

2 March 2015 4:30 PM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Deadline reports exclusively that Warner Bros and Steven Spielberg have won a heated bidding war to bring Lynsey Addario’s It’s What I do: A Photographer’s Life of »

- Sasha Stone

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Jennifer Lawrence & Steven Spielberg Team for War Memoir

2 March 2015 3:41 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jennifer Lawrence is teaming up with director Steven Spielberg for an adaptation of Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do for Warner Bros. and producer Andrew Lazar. Warner Bros. beat out several other bidders for the project, including Working Title, who wanted to attach Reese Witherspoon to star, director Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman, actress/producer Margot Robbie and The Weinstein Company, who wanted the project for filmmakers George Clooney and Grant Heslov.

Lynsey Addario herself met with all of the prospective suitors personally, and told them her story of her exploits in Afghanistan. She is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who went to Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, and made a name for herself by showcasing victims of the conflict, including Afghans who suffered under the Taliban regime, victims of genocide in Darfur and raped women in the Congo. Her work even lead to her being kidnapped by pro-Quaddafi »

- MovieWeb

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Kino Lorber picks up Jafar Panahi’s Taxi

25 February 2015 2:42 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has acquired all North American rights to Jafar Panahi’s newly annointed Berlinale Golden Bear winner.

In Taxi, the Iranian film-maker set up a cab with a camera and drove around Tehran as he talked to fares about their opinions.

Darren Aronofsky, who served as president of the Berlinale jury said: “Jafar Panahi created a love letter to cinema. His film is filled with love for his art, his community, his country and his audience.”

Kino Lorber will release the film theatrically in the autumn. Taxi also won the Fipresci International Critic’s Prize in Berlin.

“I’m a film-maker,” said Panahi. “I can’t do anything else but make films. Cinema is my expression and the meaning of my life. Nothing can prevent me from making films as when being pushed to the ultimate corners I connect with my inner-self and in such private spaces, despite all limitations, the necessity »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Kino Lorber picks up Taxi

25 February 2015 2:42 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has acquired all North American rights to Jafar Panahi’s newly anointed Berlinale Golden Bear winner.

For his latest film the Iranian film-maker set up a cab with a camera and drove around Tehran as he talked to fares about their opinions.

Darren Aronofsky, who served as president of the Berlinale jury said: “Jafar Panahi created a love letter to cinema. His film is filled with love for his art, his community, his country and his audience.”

Kino Lorber will release the film theatrically in the autumn. Taxi also won the Fipresci International Critic’s Prize in Berlin.

“I’m a film-maker,” said Panahi. “I can’t do anything else but make films. Cinema is my expression and the meaning of my life. Nothing can prevent me from making films as when being pushed to the ultimate corners I connect with my inner-self and in such private spaces, despite all limitations »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Daily | Iñárritu, Griffith, Eastwood

24 February 2015 7:03 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

On the day after the day after the Oscars, we've still got a bit of cleaning up to do. The Skandies countdown is complete. Landing at #1 in the informal poll of critics is Under the Skin—and Jonathan Glazer is 2014's best director, too. We've also got a fresh list from James Hansen. #1: Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language. David Bordwell takes a close look at the structure, technique and intentions behind Birdman. Niles Schwartz suggests that Clint Eastwood's American Sniper is an "incoherent text." Plus Serge Bozon on Luc Mullet, Alexander Stille on Paolo Virzì’s Human Capital, Wim Wenders, Joanna Hogg, Darren Aronofsky and Claudia Llosa, Marcel Ophüls and Joshua Oppenheimer in conversation and more. » - David Hudson »

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Trailer for Victoria, Made Entirely in a Single Shot

18 February 2015 3:23 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Back in 2012, Elizabeth Olsen's "Silent House" horror film was released. It was a remake of a Uruguayan movie that was made a couple years earlier. Both films claimed that they were made with just a single shot, but there's some evidence that there were multiple shots. Today, we have a trailer for "Victoria" that just won an Outstanding Artistic Contribution Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. The filmmakers are calling it the first true single shot project. Check out the trailer below. Darren Aronofsky, who is the jury president at the festival, spoke about "Victoria," stating: "This film rocked my world." "Victoria" is set to be released late summer/early fall. Trailer: »

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Watch First Trailer For Single Shot Action Thriller Victoria

17 February 2015 1:40 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One of the most-talked about elements of this season’s awards darling Birdman is the one fluid shot that makes up the entire movie. In actuality, the seamless feature utilized effects wizardry to cut together different scenes so as to appear like one long tracking shot. If that prospect had you tickled at the ingenuity of cinema, then you’ll definitely want to take a peek at the trailer for action flick, Victoria.

Directed by Sebastian Schipper, and lensed by cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grovlen, the film consists of one, long uninterrupted two-hour take. The very fact that the pair managed to execute such a detailed shoot is staggering, considering the content of the movie. Storywise, it follows a young woman named Victoria (Laia Costa), who meets four young men as she dances her way around the Berlin music scene. One of the lads piques her interest, and the pair begin »

- Gem Seddon

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‘Victoria’ Trailer: This Action Film Is (Really) One Single Shot

17 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The action film Victoria premiered recently in Berlin and immediately drew attention for being a true single-take project. The film, by director Sebastian Schipper and cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, won an Outstanding Artistic Contribution Silver Bear, which was handed to Grovelen. While handing over the trophy jury president Darren Aronofsky said “This film rocked my world,” […]

The post ‘Victoria’ Trailer: This Action Film Is (Really) One Single Shot appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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