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Not funny enough, or too hip for the house? I found the Coen Bros.' send-up of old-fashioned movie madness good fun, with some great new actors. If you like droll comedy combined with spot-on recreations of old movie genres, this show can't lose. And there has to be somebody out there who wants to see George Clooney in a skirt. Hail, Caesar! Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date June 7, 2016 / 34.98 Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Veronica Osorio, Heather Goldenhersh, Max Baker, Clancy Brown, Fisher Stevens, Patick Fischler, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lambert, Robert Trebor, Michael Gambon (voice), Dolph Lundgren. Cinematography Roger Deakins Film Editors Ethan and Joel Coen Original Music Carter Burwell Produced by Tim Bevan, Ethan and Joel Coen, Eric Fellner Written and Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen »
- Glenn Erickson
London — Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Steve Coogan are among 290 actors, directors, writers, musicians and other leading lights of the world of entertainment, the arts and culture calling for the U.K. to remain part of the European Union in an open letter published on British news sites Friday.
Britons vote in a June 23 referendum on whether to withdraw from the E.U., and the letter is the latest effort by those against a “Brexit” to sway public opinion. Polls show the vote too close to call.
Among the other actors signing the letter, derided as “luvvies” by the right-wing Daily Mail, are Helena Bonham Carter, “12 Years a Slave” star Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Stewart and “The Wire” star Dominic West.
The letter states: “From the smallest gallery to the biggest blockbuster, many of us have worked on projects that would never have happened without vital E. »
- Leo Barraclough
Exclusive: Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are planning a caper pic about the unlikely gang of retirees that pulled off the daring Hatton Garden jewelry heist of 2015. They’ve closed a deal for a Vanity Fair article by Mark Seal headlined”The Over the Hill Mob,” which was published in the March issue. The robbery brought a loot haul of up to $300 million, leading to theories that the culprits were a precision team of super-thieves who had pulled off the… »
Inking a deal that will also see him produce the feature adaptation, Hooper’s latest creative venture has set up shop at Universal Pictures and Working Title, who together will lure the Jellicle Cats out to play at some point in 2017.
To unearth the origins of the stage show you’d have to go back further than Webber’s ever-popular musical – all the way back to T.S. Eliot’s poetry collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. It first walked the boards of the West End in 1981, and in offering a new lease of life to the felines, Working Title has appointed Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner to produce, alongside Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, who produced music for the original. »
- Michael Briers
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is heading to the big screen. The word from Variety is that Tom Hooper (Les Miserables, The Danish Girl) has been set to direct and produce a film adaptation of the long-running musical for Universal and Working Title. Hooper will also produce the project with Debra Hayward, and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner from Working Title. Based on T.S. Eliot’s poetry collection... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
"Les Miserables" and "The Danish Girl " helmer Tom Hooper is set tackle another film adaptation of an iconic musical, this time a film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic "Cats" for Universal Pictures and Working Title says EW.
Premiering in 1981, the musical is inspired by a T.S. Eliot book and follows a group of cats who come together for an annual event where one of the felines is chosen to ascend to the 'Heaviside Layer' and be reborn. The musical produced such notable songs as "Memory," "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats," "Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer" and "Mr. Mistoffelees".
It won Best Musical at both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards and ran for twenty-one years on the West End and eighteen years in London. To this day it remains the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history behind only "Phantom of the Opera," "Chicago" and "The Lion King" but »
- Garth Franklin
Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) is set to helm a film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed long-running musical Cats, reports The Wrap. Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are behind the film, and previously worked with director Hooper on 2012’s Les Miserables.
Lloyd Webber’s Cats is based on the collection of poetry by T.S. Eliot called Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and was first performed in 1981. It tells the story of “a tribe of cats called the Jellicles who must decide which one of them will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.”
The Sun had previously reported that Hooper was circling the project.
- Scott J. Davis
Hooper teamed with Universal and Working Title for the 2012 movie adaptation of “Les Miserables,” starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. The film was a box office success with $440 million worldwide and critical triumph with three Academy Awards, including Hathaway for best supporting actress.
The musical “Cats” is based on T.S. Eliot’s poetry collection “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” and centers on a tribe of cats called the Jellicles who must decide nightly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. The show was first performed in London in 1981 and ran on Broadway from 1987 to 2006.
Hooper won the best directing »
- Dave McNary
Tom Hooper is attached to direct and produce a feature adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s musical “Cats” that is quickly coming together at Universal Pictures and Working Title, an individual familiar with the situation has told TheWrap. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce for Working Title along with Debra Hayward and Hooper. Cameron Mackintosh, who produced the original “Cats” musical, is also expected to produce the feature adaptation, just as he did with Universal and Working Title’s “Les Miserables.” “Cats” is based on T.S. Eliot’s poetry collection “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” First performed in the West End in. »
- Jeff Sneider
Naomi Watts will begin to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives in the upcoming psychological thriller series, ‘Gypsy.’ The two-time Academy Award nominee’s casting in the show has been announced by Netflix, which will stream the 10 one-hour episodes of the drama’s first season next year. The new series is being presented by Universal Television, Working Title and creator-writer Lisa Rubin. ‘Gypsy’ will follow Watts’ character, Jean Holloway, a therapist who begins to develop connections with her patients’ friends and family members. In addition to writing the drama, Rubin will also serve as an executive producer, along with Liza Chasin, Watts, Tim Bevan, Eric [ Read More ]
The post Naomi Watts Becoming a Gypsy in Netflix Psychological Thriller Series appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
Universal Television, Working Title and Netflix are assembling a roster of talent for next year’s ten-part psychological thriller, Gypsy, with news emerging today that Naomi Watts has been cast in the lead role.
After picking up a straight-to-series order ahead of a premiere in 2017, Watts will assume the role of Jean Holloway, a tenacious therapist “who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives.”
Beyond that, there’s little-to-no plot information for the moment, though welcoming an actress of Watts’ calibre is no doubt a major coup for Universal and Netflix’s series. Sam Taylor-Johnson of Fifty Shades of Grey fame will helm the first two episodes, while Sean Jablonski of Working Title is on board as showrunner. Lisa Rubin, meanwhile, penned the script.
Part and parcel of the deal will ensure that Naomi Watts also serves as executive producer on Gypsy, alongside Rubin, »
- Michael Briers
Netflix has lured another A-list movie star to the small screen.
Naomi Watts has signed on to headline Gypsy, a 10-episode psychological thriller that, save for the title, shares absolutely nothing in common with the iconic musical. The two-time Oscar-nominated actress will play Jean Holloway, a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives.
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Watts will play therapist Jean Holloway, a woman who begins to develop dangerous relationships with people who are involved in her patients’ lives, in the 10-episode season of the one-hour thriller. “Fifty Shades of Grey” helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the first two episodes of the series, created by Rubin. Rubin will exec produce with Watts, Liza Chasin, and Working Title’s Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and TV chief Andrew Stearn.
Watts is currently starring in the drama “Demolition” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. She also recently filmed “About Ray” with Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning; Gus Van Sant’s “Sea of Trees” with Matthew McConaughey; Colin Trevorrow’s “The Book of Henry”; and the psychological thriller “Shut In.” She will next star in Destin Daniel Cretton’s “The Glass Castle »
- Variety Staff
Netflix has cast Naomi Watts in its latest original series, “Gypsy,” the streaming service announced on Monday. Watts will star in the psychological thriller as Jean Holloway, a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. Sam Taylor-Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) will direct the first two of of the 10 one-hour episodes. Also Read: Naomi Watts Joins Brie Larson in 'The Glass Castle' Liza Chasin and Lisa Rubin will executive produce the Netflix series from Universal Television and Working Title. Rubin will also serve as the writer. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Oscar nominee Naomi Watts will star in the ten-episode psychological thriller series "Gypsy" which Universal Television, Working Title and writer Lisa Rubin are producing as a Netflix original series.
Watts will star as Jean Holloway, a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives.
Rubin, Watts, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Andrew Stearn and Liza Chasin will serve as executive producers while Sam Taylor-Johnson ("Fifty Shades of Grey") is directing the first two episodes. The series is currently targeting a 2017 premiere.
Source: Netflix »
- Garth Franklin
Deadline is reporting that the one and only Gary Oldman is in talks to star as Winston Churchill in the World War II drama Darkest Hour. Joe Wright (Pan, Hanna) will direct the Working Title production from a script by The Theory Of Everything scribe Anthony McCarten, who is also producing with Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chiefs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and filming is scheduled to begin this July. Days... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Joe Wright is directing “Darkest Hour,” derived from Churchill’s phrase to describe the period of World War II between the fall of France in June 1940 and the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union a year later in 1941, when the British Empire stood alone against Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers in Europe. During that period, the United Kingdom was under threat of invasion and bombardment with over 1,500 civilians dying in London alone in a single night from Lufwaffe bombing raids on May 10, 1941.
Churchill became Prime Minister in May 1940, and was under pressure to appease Germany. Three weeks after taking office, a quickly assembled British fleet of more than 800 boats saved more than 335,000 soldiers who had been cut off by the German army at Dunkirk on the French coast. »
- Dave McNary
Syfy has announced an April 18th premiere date for the thirteen-episode second season of its critically-acclaimed time-travel thriller series "12 Monkeys". Set to return is the likes of Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines), Barbara Sukowa (Katarina Jones) and Todd Stashwick (Deacon). [Source: Deadline
Jon Bernthal, Graham Greene, Julia Jones and Gil Birmingham are set to join Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen in "Sicario" scribe Taylor Sheridan's directorial debut "Wind River" for Thunder Road, Film 44 and Savvy Media Holdings. Basil Iwanyk, Peter Berg and Matthew George are producing and shooting has begun in Park City, Utah.
The story follows a rookie female FBI agent (Olsen) who teams up with a veteran local game tracker with a haunted past (Renner) to investigate a murder on a remote Native American reservation in the hope of avenging the girl's death. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Working Title acquired the rights the book, which Ephron will adapt for the screen.
Ephron’s story follows two couples and a child who take a vacation on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea in Italy.
Penguin Books imprint Blue Rider Press will publish the novel in July.
Gomez-Rejon has attracted the attention of studio execs following the critical success of last year’s Sundance pic “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” Some of the films he has attached himself to in the past year include “The Current War,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal, and “A Foreigner,” starring Oscar Isaac. He is repped by Wme and Lbi Entertainment. »
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: Working Title has acquired film rights to Delia Ephron's upcoming novel Siracusa. Ephron will adapt and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct. Working Title’s Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan and Liza Chasin will produce, and Ephron will be exec producer. The novel will be the lead title for the Penguin Books imprint Blue Rider Press in July. Siracusa follows a marriage and the deceit involved as two couples and a child head for vacation… »
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