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Oscar winner Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, National Treasure) are in final negotiations to star in the romance feature film This Man, This Woman, to be directed by Isabel Coixet whose new film Nobody Wants The Night opens the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, it was announced today by Fortitude International co-founders, Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum, and producer Mike Lobell (The Freshman, Striptease).
Fortitude International is financing the film and will handle foreign sales on the project being introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next month.
De Barros and Barnum serve as executive producers. Lobell is producing the film.
CAA is representing domestic rights.
An estranged man, Matt Heller, and a woman, Martha Parks (Cruz »
- Michelle McCue
Good news for Tom Cruise fans! Paramount Pictures has moved the impending sequel Mission: Impossible 5 from it's Christmas Day 2015 release slot to a much more appealing summer date. The shift was presumably made to get the movie out of the way of next winter's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is set to open a week earlier on December 18.
Mission: Impossible 5 moves from December 25 to July 31, a full five months earlier than expected. While no plot details have been officially divulged at this time, it is known that Tom Cruise will return as Ethan Hunt. He will be joined by past franchise stars Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg. Director Christopher McQuarrie, who worked with Tom Cruise on the 2012 adaptation Jack Reacher, has already completed principal photography on Mission: Impossible 5, and is in the midst of pos-production on the film. A trailer is expected to arrive shortly. »
It's no secret that Matthew Vaughn was, under the original plan, going to move on to X-Men: Days Of Future Past after his success with X-Men: First Class. But instead, the director of Kick-Ass, Stardust and Layer Cake opted for Kingsman: The Secret Service instead.
In a chat ahead of the release of the new film, he tells us about why, about queuing up for effects shots, and the Stardust sequel that never was...
When I saw the film you came in and did a brief introduction. You described it then as the film you're most proud of doing to date. But why? Given some of the films you've made in the past, what made this one so special to you?
Because it was a culmination of everything »
Nicolas Cage has been cast in Osama Bin Laden hunt comedy Army of One.
Cage will play construction worked Gary Faulkner, who made several attempts to sneak into Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The semi-scripted film is expected to diverge from the original narrative.
Cage was most recently seen in Dying of the Light. »
Sony Pictures and The Weinstein Company have pulled the ol’ switcheroo in trading release dates for Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy Grimsby and the Jake Gyllenhaal-led boxing drama, Southpaw. Initially, Cohen’s football hooligan film occupied the July 31 spot, though Sony has opted to push the comedy back into February 2016, where it will go toe to toe with Ben-Hur.
In its place, The Weinstein Company quickly snapped up the vacant release date, which means that it is Gyllenhaal’s sports film that will make its bow on July 31, 2015. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, Southpaw will step into the boxing shoes of Billy “The Great” Hope, a talented fighter who teeters on the edge of a breakdown following a family tragedy. Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker are also on board for the flick, and Fuqua sung the praises of his leading man in a recent interview.
Jake is going to change how people see him. »
- Michael Briers
In response, The Weinstein Company has now slotted in Antoine Fuqua's boxing drama "Southpaw" for that July 31st release date. Coming off his emaciated look in "Nightcrawler," Jake Gyllenhaal buffed up for "Southpaw" which deals with a middleweight boxing champion who struggles after he experiences a personal tragedy.
The move offers something one normally doesn't get in the middle of summer - a serious, dramatic piece targeting adults. A welcome move though in some quarters.
Source: Box-Office Mojo »
- Garth Franklin
Before you get too excited: no, Nicolas Cage won't be playing the infamous terrorist Osama Bin Laden in this movie - although that would admittedly be pretty amazing.
THR reports that Cage will star in a satirical comedy called Army of One for Borat director Larry Charles. And though this will be based on a true story, don't expect anything serious along the lines of American Sniper or Zero Dark Thirty.
Army of One is loosely based on Chris Heath's GQ magazine article recounting the real-life misadventures of Gary Faulkner, a Colorado construction worker who took it upon himself to find Bin Laden, including trying to sneak into Pakistan and Afghanistan numerous times.
Sounds a little like the Morgan Spurlock documentary Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, but hopefully Cage's...let's call it "unique" brand of acting will give this film a life of its own. Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph, »
- Ben Pearson
Paramount Pictures has pushed its spy comedy Grimsby from its originally-slated July 31, 2015 release date to February 26, 2016. The spy comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen was set to go up against Warner Bros. Point Break remake, Focus Features' Selfless and The Weinstein Company's Southpaw on July 31, 2015. Now it will face Paramount's Ben-Hur remake next winter.
Grimsby centers on a British secret agent (Mark Strong) who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown with his dim-witted soccer hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen). Penélope Cruz also stars as a benevolent corporate leader who is hiding a secret. Annabelle Wallis, Rebel Wilson, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas and Isla Fisher round out the supporting cast.
Aside from a small cameo in Anchorman 2, Sacha Baron Cohen hasn’t been seen on the big screen since 2012. And that’s not going to change this year, either, as his soccer hooligan comedy Grimsby has just been moved to 2016. More on the new Grimsby release date after the jump. Exhibitor Relations noted the […]
- Angie Han
After being originally slated for release this summer, Sacha Baron Cohen's spy and soccer hooligan comedy Grimsby has been pushed back seven months and won't arrive until February 26th, 2016. We're not sure what the hold up is, especially since the film was shooting last summer (get a first look here), but maybe test screenings aren't working out so they're going to reshoot some stuff. It's much easier to do that kind of thing with a comedy than a blockbuster. Or maybe it's just not a good summer release. That's really just speculation on our part, but now we know why we hadn't seen any official photos from the film yet. Here's the Twitter update from Erc Box Office announcing the release date change: Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby has been pushed back 7 months and will now open Feb. 26, 2016 instead of this summer.— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) January 21, 2015 For those who don't know, »
- Ethan Anderton
Former agent draws on media career in push to become Labour MP; calls for Cornwall production hub.
Former agent Michael Foster is drawing on the skills he learnt from decades in the film and media industries in his pursuit to become a Labour MP.
Industry veteran Foster, who still works closely with the likes of UK presenter Chris Evans, Sacha Baron Cohen and Anne Robinson, is standing for election in the Cornwall constituency of Camborne and Redruth, which is currently a Conservative seat.
“I’ve always been involved in social enterprise and I’ve worked with charities for a long time,” Foster told Screen about his decision to enter politics.
“Cambourne and Redruth is the third poorest constituency in the country,” he continued. “The average wage here is £14,000. Poverty is very apparent. And it’s being controlled by complacent people.”
Foster, who sold his stakes in talent and rights business The Rights House and literary agency Pfd in »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
One of Reese Witherspoon’s breakout roles was as the ambitious and persnickety Tracy Flick in Alexander Payne’s second film Election. Since then, the pair has yet to work together, but Deadline reported Wednesday that Witherspoon has joined Payne’s latest film, the much delayed Downsizing.
According to The Playlist, Downsizing was first conceived back in 2008 as a sci-fi social satire in which “enlightened,” possibly pretentious humans choose to shrink themselves down to 1/8 their size in an effort to scale back on Earth’s rapidly depleting resources. Witherspoon was originally attached along with Paul Giamatti, Meryl Streep, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
- Brian Welk
Alexander Payne began development on his then-next project, Downsizing, in 2009 before moving onto The Descendants. The troublesome social satire scripted by Payne and long-time writing partner Jim Taylor already had Paul Giamatti and Reese Witherspoon attached before it went belly-up. For whatever reason, 20th Century Fox were reluctant to invest in the story or its heavy use of CGI and lodged the flick into a permanent hiatus.
Late last year, the film underwent a shake-up. When news arrived that Matt Damon had relinquished his role in Zhang Zimou’s China-set epic, The Great Wall, in favour of the lead in Payne’s drama, the project returned to Fox’s development slate. Now, in a strange turn of events, Deadline reports that Witherspoon is back on board as the female lead. Together, the two will play a happily married couple who decide to shrink themselves out of financial concerns. Their logic? »
- Gem Seddon
The film is set in a near future in which Norwegian scientists discover a method of shrinking human beings to an eighth of their size.
The method is adopted to reduce consumption and overpopulation, settling the shrunken humans in miniature cities, but dire consequences slowly emerge for big and small people alike.
Downsizing is yet to announce filming or release dates. »
Reese Witherspoon has signed on to follow up her critically-acclaimed performance in Wild with Downsizing. Ironically, the actress was initially attached way back in 2009 when we first reported on the project. Paul Giamatti and Sacha Baron Cohen were also attached to star at the time for director Alexander Payne, but it never moved forward, as the filmmaker went on to make Best Picture nominee The Descendants just a few years later. Matt Damon signed on to star back in November, playing a man who believes his life would be far better off if he shrunk himself, in what is described as a social satire.
Back in 2009, Reese Witherspoon was set to play a woman who met the shrinking man, then played by Paul Giamatti. It isn't known if she will still play the same role in this incarnation. Deadline reports that timing may be an issue with Reese Witherspoon, since »
Waaay back in the day (circa 2008), Alexander Payne was mounting a new ambitious socio-political satire with sci-fi-ish elements called “Downsizing.” It was set in a not-too-distant future world where scientists had learned to shrink human beings down to miniature size in hopes that all of society would follow and that the depletion of Earth’s natural resources would slow down for millions of years (everything would be small, the carbon footprint included). The cast of that early iteration was to star Paul Giamatti, Sacha Baron Cohen, Meryl Streep, Gong Li and one Reese Witherspoon from Payne’s “Election.” Fast forward almost seven years and Payne made two movies in the interim, “The Descendants” and “Nebraska.” Of course, now he’s back on the hill making “Downsizing” again, this time with Matt Damon in the lead. But at least one actor named in the original cast is back. Deadline reports that Reese Witherspoon, »
- Edward Davis
Hello there! Pregnant Isla Fisher (and her growing baby bump!) hit the beach with husband Sacha Baron Cohen on Monday, Jan. 5. The London-based couple, married since 2010, went barefoot as they took a stroll near the Hawaiian coastline. Cohen, for his part, was all smiles while taking snapshots of the scenery. Fisher, 38, wore a plunging navy top with a long cardigan paired with dark jean shorts during the sunny outing. Cohen went shirtless and wore camouflage printed shorts. Us broke news in October that Fisher and Cohen, [...] »
Sacha Baron Cohen has pissed off local politicians in the English town of Grimsby -- all over reports that he's using enormous fat women to play Grimsby soccer fans in his new movie. Cohen is reportedly using a gang of "revolting" 300-pound ladies in his upcoming scripted flick "Grimsby" -- based around a soccer hooligan who lives in the real U.K. town of Grimsby. Now, Austin Mitchell -- a local member of parliament -- »
- TMZ Staff
What's the best way to relax before giving birth to a healthy baby? Traveling to Hawaii, of course! For the past 10 days, Isla Fisher and her husband Sacha Baron Cohen have been enjoying complete paradise as they vacation in Kauai. While savoring the summer-like temperatures and beautiful scenery, the twosome couldn't help but hide their affection for one another. "The two seemed really relaxed," an eyewitness told E! News. "They were just enjoying some family time. The two were with their daughter." The eyewitness added, "Isla and Sasha enjoyed walking on the beach together. The two showed off some Pda by kissing, but nothing over the top." Cohen did manage to find »
Isla Fisher is kicking off 2015 in paradise with her husband, Sacha Baron Cohen. The two were spotted on a Hawaiian beach together on Monday afternoon, when Isla covered her growing baby bump in a v-neck shirt and Sacha snapped photos with a camera. News about Isla's third pregnancy was released in September, and shortly after, she was photographed sporting a bump while running errands around London. Isla and Sacha are already parents to two daughters, 7-year-old Olive and and 4-year-old Elula, and will welcome their newest family member sometime this year. »
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