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Bob Dylan Turns 74: His 5 Most Memorable Moments in Film (Video)

12 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bob Dylan may be best known as a legendary singer-songwriter, but he's also earned the title of director, actor and inspiring film subject over the span of his five-decade career. To commemorate the singer's 74th birthday, THR rounds up Dylan's most memorable movie moments. 1. Masked and Anonymous (2003) Dylan played the role of Jack Fate, a former rock legend with a dying career who is forced to make a comeback, in the Larry Charles-directed music drama. The film, also starring Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Lange, Luke Wilson and John Goodman, featured a soundtrack comprised almost entirely of covers

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- Meena Jang

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'Yakuza Apocalypse' makes Euro sales

19 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Key deals for Backup Media on Cannes Directors’ Fortnight entry.

French finance outfit Backup Media, which represents Takashi Miike’s Directors’ Fortnight entry Yakuza Apocalypse, has closed deals on the action-horror with German-speaking territories (Koch), France (The Jokers) and Benelux (Cineart).

Nikkatsu is handling Asian rights to the film about a yakuza vampire boss, starring The Raid’s Yayan Ruhlan and Riri Furanki (Like Father, Like Son).

Paris-based financier Backup, run by Joel Thibout, Jean-Baptiste Babin and David Atlan-Jackson, joined the project last Afm as part of a push for high-profile Asian art-house and genre films.

The outfit has backed a host of ambitious French, European and Us films to date, including Nicolas Saada’s Taj Mahal, Yann Gozlan’s thriller A Perfect Man, Benoit Jacquot’s Diary of a Chambermaid, Ma Ma, starring Penelope Cruz, Pablo Virzi’s Human Capital and Martin Koolhoven’s upcoming thriller Brimstone.

Prolific cult Japanese director Miike played in competition »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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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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New Projects: Anne Hathaway to star opposite a giant lizard

14 May 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

This week’s biggest upcoming project was one so weird that we needed a few days to process it. It has been called Godzilla meets Being John Malkovich and Adaptation (possibly even Lost in Translation for good measure), and if it seems like those two titles don’t add up in anyway whatsoever, you’re not far off.

The movie is Colossal, and THR reports is set to star Anne Hathaway. Hathaway plays a woman returning to her hometown from New York after losing her job. Upon returning home, she discovers that a giant lizard is attacking Tokyo, and she feels strangely connected to the incident via her mind.

Colossal isn’t even some tongue-in-cheek Spike Jonze project but coming from Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes), and aiming to be sold at this year’s Cannes Film Festival market. “Colossal is my most ambitious script so far, and probably also the most personal one. »

- Brian Welk

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Javier Bardem And Penélope Cruz On For Escobar

13 May 2015 5:36 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

What is it about infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar that keeps filmmakers hooked on his story? He certainly led an interesting life, and now yet another movie will be made about him, this time starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz.Writer/director Fernando León de Aranoa is on board to adapt the script from Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar, with Aranoa also directing the biopic.The film, called Escobar, will see Bardem playing the man himself in a story that charts his days in the Medellin and Cali cartels, his dealings with dictators and the growth of the cocaine industry. Cruz is set to play Vallejo, who had a relationship with him and testified on some of his actions during a 2008 investigation into the 1985 Palace of Justice siege, which left 100 people dead. This is yet another project backed by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp and the rights will »

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Fortitude International boards ‘State Like Sleep’

13 May 2015 1:41 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Rebecca Hall, Michael Shannon and Ben Foster will star in the mystery that Fortitude International is selling in Cannes.

Meredith Danluck will direct from her screenplay and Eddie Vaisman produces the drama, scheduled to start shooting in July.

State Like Sleep follows a woman who grapples with the consequences of her celebrity husband’s double life after he commits suicide.

ICM Partners represents Danluck, packaged the film and will represent Us rights.

Fortitude co-founder Nadine De Barros is introducing the project to buyers, supported by vice-president of international Katie Irwin and director of international sales and marketing Samantha Peel.

Fortitude’s Cannes slate includes Henry-Alex Rubin’s upcoming football biopic Robin Friday to star Sam Claflin; The Runner with Nicolas Cage that gets its market premiere screening here; Barton & Charlie, to be directed by and star Rupert Friend opposite Emily Blunt; and This Man, This Woman from Isabel Coixet starring Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Javier Bardem Got the Pablo Escobar Movie!

13 May 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Javier Bardem is a real-life Vincent Chase, and has been trying to play Pablo Escobar for years now. He's been forced to pull out every time, after, we assume, his childhood friend turned manager inevitably clashed with each film's talented-but-mercurial director. But likely thanks to a chance meeting with a Hollywood big shot, Bardem is now attached to star in Fernando León de Aranoa's upcoming biopic Escobar, based on Virginia Vallejo's memoir, Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar. That's right: Javier got the movie! Even better: Since Bardem's wife Penélope Cruz is also attached, there's a good chance his brother and driver get to come along as well. Oh yeah! »

- Nate Jones

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EuropaCorp adds ‘Escobar’ to Cannes slate

13 May 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz will star in the biopic about the drug lord, which the company has introduced to buyers on the Croisette.

EuropaCorp will finance, distribute and co-produce with Pinguin Films and Dean Nichols Productions.

Fernando León de Aranoa will direct from his adapted screenplay charting the drug lord’s rise to power based on Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 Spanish-language bestselling memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar.

Dean Nichols, Javier Bardem and EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert produce, while Jere Hausfater, Dany Boon and Todd Nichols serve as executive producers. The producers anticipate a 2015 start.

Bardem and Cruz have collaborated on several films including Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

On Tuesday EuropaCorp announced the French graphic novel adaptation Valerian to star Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, set to commence production at the end of this year. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Daily | In the Works | De Niro, Larraín, Bellocchio

13 May 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

On any given day, there may be three or four announcements of note regarding projects in the works. But once Cannes opens, they come tumbling, hour after hour. In today's roundup, we hear about forthcoming films by Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam, Ava DuVernay, Pablo Larraín and Marco Bellocchio and other projects featuring Robert De Niro, Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, Anne Hathaway, Reese Witherspoon, Rachel Weisz, Noomi Rapace, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne. » - David Hudson »

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Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz to Star in Escobar

13 May 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Pablo Escobar was one of the most successful drug kingpins of all time if not the most successful. That doesn’t necessarily make him interesting, but people are going to keep trying to tell his story. According to THR, the latest Escobar biopic, creatively titled Escobar, is set to star Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. The story will be based on Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 best-selling Spanish-language memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar. Fernando Leon de Aranoa (A Perfect Day) will write and direct with filming expected to begin later this year. Although THR doesn’t specifically mention casting, I think it’s safe to assume that Bardem will play Escobar while Cruz will play Vallejo. The lead actors have my interest, but again, there’s still the problem of Escobar as a character. What makes Escobar different than any other paranoid, manipulative drug lord? His most fascinating aspect is his relationship to the people, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz Starring in Pablo Escobar Movie

13 May 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz will star in EuropaCorp’s Pablo Escobar biopic, “Escobar,” with shooting starting later this year.

EuropaCorp announced Wednesday at Cannes that it will finance, distribute and co-produce with Pinguin Films and Dean Nichols Productions.

The film will be based on Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 bestselling Spanish-language memoir “Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar.” Spanish director Fernando León de Aranoa (“A Perfect Day”) will direct from his own script.

Producers for the film are Dean Nichols, Javier Bardem and EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert. Executive producers are Jere Hausfater, Dany Boon and Todd Nichols. International sales for the film will be launching in Cannes.

Bardem and Cruz teamed previously on “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” for which Cruz won a best supporting actress Oscar. Bardem worked with León de Aranoa on “Mondays in the Sun.”

A Perfect Day,” the Spanish director’s first English-language film, will premiere as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors Fortnight. »

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Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz Starring in EuropaCorp’s ‘Escobar’

13 May 2015 8:12 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz will star in EuropaCorp’s “Escobar,” the studio announced Wednesday from the Cannes Film Festival. EuropaCorp will finance, distribute and produce the drama based on Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 best-selling Spanish language memoir “Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar” with Pinguin Films and Dean Nichols Productions. Written and directed by Fernando León de Aranoa (“A Perfect Day”), the film will follow the rise of Pablo Escobar — one of the most powerful drug lords of all time. Also Read: Cannes Buyers Will Have to Scramble for Market's Few Big Projects Bardem is producing with Dean Nichols and EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert, »

- Greg Gilman

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Cannes: Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz to Star in Pablo Escobar Biopic

13 May 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Luc Besson's EuropaCorp announced Wednesday in Cannes that it will finance, distribute and co-produce with Pinguin Films and Dean Nichols Productions the Pablo Escobar biopic Escobar, starring Academy Award winners Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. Based on Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 best-selling Spanish-language memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar, Fernando Leon de Aranoa (A Perfect Day, Mondays in the Sun, Familia) will write and direct the biopic of the Colombian drug lord. Producers are Dean Nichols, Bardem and EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert. Jere Hausfater, Dany Boon and Todd Nichols will serve as executive producers. Read More Cannes: Jake Gyllenhaal

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Javier Bardem & Penelope Cruz To Star In Pablo Escobar Pic For EuropaCorp – Cannes

13 May 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is popping its second big movie announcement in as many days. The studio has just set up power couple Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz to star in Escobar, which will be the latest pic about the rise of Colombian drug cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar. The biopic will be based on Virginia Vallejo's 2008 Spanish-language memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar. Vallejo is the Colombian journalist whose career came to a halt in the mid-1990s after it was… »

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Bardem, Cruz Star In Escobar Biopic

13 May 2015 6:11 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

EuropaCorp has announced that Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz are set to star in "Escobar," a new biopic about Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar which it will finance and produce with Pinguin Films and Dean Nichols Productions.

Based on Virginia Vallejo's 2008 best-selling Spanish-language memoir "Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar," Fernando Leon de Aranoa will pen and direct the story which will follow the rise of Escobar on his way to become one of the most powerful drug lords of all time.

Dean Nichols, Christophe Lambert and Bardem will produce. Filming aims to begin later this year.

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Cineart snaps up Cannes selection

12 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Benelux distributor Cineart has been on its usual pre-Cannes buying spree, picking up several high profile arthouse and Us indie titles both in official selection and in the market.

Among its acquisitions from the competition are Mia Madre from Nanni Moretti (sold by Films Distribution), Mon Roi from Maïwenn (sold by Studiocanal) and Marguerite and Julien from Valerie Donzelli (sold by Wild Bunch).

Cineart has also Un Certain Regard opening film An from Naomi Kawase, sold by MK2.

From the Midnight Screenings. it has taken Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse doc Amy (sold by Sunray) and Gaspar Noe’s Love, sold by Wild Bunch.

Another new pick up is Critics’ Week entry La Vie En Grand from Mathieu Vadepied, sold by Gaumont.

Cineart is already aboard the new project from the Dardennes, The Unknown Girl.

Its other pre-buys include Captain Fantastic (from eOne), Nicolas Winding Refn’s Neon Demon (sold by Gaunt and Wild Bunch), Julio Medem’s Ma ma »

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

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Time Machine: Remember K Stewart's 'Dirty Dancing'? Fabricated Lois Lane Rumors?

9 May 2015 3:34 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' dancing, with Garrett Hedlund on the right Down memory lane: Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' images At the time best known as The Twilight Saga's conflicted human Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart was cast as the exuberant Marylou in Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's iconic 1950s novel On the Road. Salles had been impressed with Stewart's pre-Twilight work in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. Based on LuAnne Henderson, Kerouac's close buddy Neal Cassady's first wife, Marylou is described as a "beautiful little sharp chick." Apparently, one who also likes to move seductively to the sound of music – as can be attested by the Kristen Stewart picture above, which first came out online in early 2011. Besides Stewart, On the Road also features Garrett Hedlund – at the time best known for Tron: Legacy – as Dean Moriarty, »

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Time Machine: Sensational Scarlett J. in Purple

7 May 2015 8:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Scarlett Johansson Oscar dress Scarlett Johansson at the Oscars Looking great in a long purple dress, Scarlett Johansson displays her tight-fitting costume and bare back at the 83rd Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Oscar 2011 co-host and Best Actor nominee James Franco (for Danny Boyle's 127 Hours) thus introduced Johansson and fellow Oscar presenter Matthew McConaughey: "I am six degrees of Kevin Bacon away from our next two presenters. Figure it out on the Internet." Well, if you're lucky. Some have remarked that Franco was a more effective Oscar host online, where he tweeted some of the evening's to-dos, than on the stage of the Kodak Theatre. His fellow equally panned Oscarcast host was actress Anne Hathaway. Scarlett Johansson movies Scarlett Johansson has been featured in more than 40 films since her debut at age 10 in Rob Reiner's North, back in 1994. Johansson, in fact, »

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Fortitude lines up football biopic ‘Robin Friday’

7 May 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cannes: Nadine de Barros and her team will kick off talks on the Croisette on the upcoming Sam Claflin starrer about one of the great cult heroes of English football.

Murderball director Henry-Alex Rubin will helm Robin Friday, which North American rights holder CAA packaged and arranged financing.

Global Film PartnersDaniel Koefoed and Guirec van Slingelandt, Telegael’s Paul Cummings and 9Magnan’s Meghana Gupta are among the financiers.

Robin Friday will chart the short-lived career of the hard-partying 1970s player whose on-field brilliance ensured lowly Reading got promoted to the Third Division in the 1975-76 season.

Friday was named “all-time cult hero” for Reading and Cardiff in a 2004 BBC poll and died of a heart attack in 1990 aged 38.

Paolo Hewitt and Julian Stone adapted the screenplay from Hewitt’s book The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw: The Robin Friday Story.

Production is set for this autumn in the UK. The project »

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Fortitude to sell ‘Robin Friday’

7 May 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nadine de Barros and her team will kick off talks on the Croisette on the upcoming Sam Claflin starrer about one of the great cult heroes of English football.

Murderball director Henry-Alex Rubin will helm Robin Friday which North American rights holder CAA packaged and arranged financing..

Global Film PartnersDaniel Koefoed and Guirec van Slingelandt, Telegael’s Paul Cummings and 9Magnan’s Meghana Gupta are among the financiers.

Robin Friday will chart the short-lived career of the hard-partying 1970s player whose on-field brilliance ensured lowly Reading got promoted to the Third Division in the 1975-76 season.

Friday was named “all-time cult hero” for Reading and Cardiff in a 2004 BBC poll and died of a heart attack in 1990 aged 38.

Paolo Hewitt and Julian Stone adapted the screenplay from Hewitt’s book The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw: The Robin Friday Story.

Production is set for this autumn in the UK. The project »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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