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Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult Join ‘Death and Life of John F. Donovan’

6 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult and Thandie Newton have joined the ensemble cast of Xavier Dolan’s “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.”

Previously announced cast members include Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Michael Gambon, Bella Thorne, Chris Zylka and Emily Hampshire.

Producers are Lyse Lafontaine of Lyla Films, Dolan and Nancy Grant of Sons of Manual. Joe Iacono is the executive producer.

Seville International is selling the film at the Berlin Film Festival with the exception of France, where the producers will jointly handle the rights with Seville International, and in the U.S., where the film will be jointly handled by CAA; eOne and Les Films Seville will directly distribute in Canada.

The film will focus on a young actor who recalls his pen-pal relationship with his American TV idol — played by Harrington — who died 10 years earlier, exploring the hardships of fame and hurdles of the movie business. »

- Dave McNary

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Pathe Boards Guillaume Canet’s ‘Rock n’ Roll’ With Marion Cotillard, Johnny Hallyday

11 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlin — Pathe has come on board Guillaume Canet’s “Rock n’ Roll,” a comedy starring Marion Cotillard and famed French singer Johnny Hallyday.

The film, which is currently shooting in and around Paris, is being produced by Alain Attal’s Les Productions du Tresor, the company behind all of Canet’s movies.

“Rock n’ Roll” marks the first collaboration between Pathe and Canet as a director. Pathe is co-producing, handling international sales and will distribute in France. The movie also signals Canet’s return to France after making his English-language debut with “Blood Ties.”

Attal said Canet has requested that the plot of the film remain under wraps. The script of “Rock n’ Roll” is co-written by Philippe Lefebvre, who previously co-penned Canet’s debut “Mon Idole,” a dark comedy, and “Tell No One,” a tense thriller based on Harlan Coben’s novel — both of which were critically acclaimed and commercially successful. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Fassy: "Assassin's Creed" Is A Practical "Matrix"

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

Around three dozen films adaptations of video games have been churned out by Hollywood so far, and the best we've gotten are half-decent films like "Prince of Persia," "Mortal Kombat" and "Silent Hill".

Can Duncan Jones' "Warcraft" or Justin Kurzel's "Assassin's Creed" break that streak and deliver something exceptional? Michael Fassbender, who stars in the latter, tells Empire that 'Creed' is very much an old school action film and draws a comparison to one specific past work:

"I've always thought about The Matrix when we've approached this. This idea of DNA memory elevates it from a basic fantasy genre [piece], because you have something an audience can actually believe in. Then the journey becomes so much more elevated, because you're on board in a different way. There's very little green screen in this, which is highly unusual in these films. We have stunt guys jumping across buildings in (Maltese capital) Valletta. »

- Garth Franklin

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Michael Fassbender compares Assassin's Creed to The Matrix

8 February 2016 3:46 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Successfully adapting a video-game into a feature-film seems to be a rare beast, but Justin Kurzel's Assassin's Creed is hoping that it will be one of the few to get it right; at the very least, it's got one heck of a cast, including Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Michael K. Williams, and Brendan Gleeson. Assassin's Creed recently wrapped production... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Michael Fassbender Compares ‘Assassin’s Creed’ to ‘The Matrix’

8 February 2016 2:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Will Assassin’s Creed break the video game movie curse? World of Warcraft might accomplish that task first, based on director Duncan Jones‘ (Moon) involvement, but later this year, if Jones’ adaptation does disappoint, then director Justin Kurzel has a real shot at shattering the curse. Kurzel reunites with Macbeth stars, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, for this Ubisoft adaptation, which Fassbender says is “old school” and inspired […]

The post Michael Fassbender Compares ‘Assassin’s Creed’ to ‘The Matrix’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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“We’re Not Trying To Make It Too Crazy Violent”: Michael Fassbender Talks Practical Approach To 'Assassin's Creed'

8 February 2016 2:07 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In a climate where blockbusters seem to try and best each other by getting more and more frenzied, it's a bit refreshing to hear of a movie that's taking a more considered approach. The upcoming video game adaptation "Assassin's Creed" has a lot riding on its shoulders as the possible start of a new franchise, but according to Michael Fassbender, the goal is to keep it real, both literally and figuratively.  Read More: Michael Fassbender Fights In New Images From 'Assassin's Creed' “We’re not trying to make it too crazy violent, although obviously there is an element of that, but what is really cool is that our action sequences are on real sets and real locations,” the actor told Empire. Directed by Justin Kurzel and co-starring Marion Cotillard, the movie finds the actor re-teaming with his "Macbeth" pals, but for a project that will draw its influence »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Assassin’s Creed Star Michael Fassbender Compares Upcoming Video Game Film To The Matrix

8 February 2016 11:52 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Justin Kurzel, Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender, fresh off creating one of the finest Shakespearian films in recent memory with Macbeth, will reunite later this year to tackle Ubisoft’s historical epic Assassin’s Creed.

A science fiction franchise at its core, the video game mega-franchise centers around players unlocking the DNA memories of their ancestors, effectively gaining the ability to relive the events of yesteryear. It’s a creative well that has allowed the Assassin’s Creed series to hop between the American Revolution and Ancient Italy, and Fassbender underlined these sci-fi tendencies during a recent interview with Empire.

In fact, the one film that the actor compared Assassin’s Creed to was The Matrix, and while we don’t expect Justin Kurzel’s adaptation to utilize bullet time or jet-black trench coats anytime soon, Fassbender touched base on how the concept elevates the film from your standard fantasy fare. »

- Michael Briers

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Hkiff to host Bruce Lee, Shakespeare screenings

7 February 2016 6:29 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

This year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hkiff) will screen the digitally remastered films of Bruce Lee, as well as a special programme to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Shakespeare Live In Film will showcase three very different interpretations of Macbeth with Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood (1957), starring Mifune Toshiro; Roman Polanski’s The Tragedy Of Macbeth (1971), which proved controversial for its violence and nudity; and Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth (2015), starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

Hkiff will also present other films based on Shakespeare’s plays in its CineFan April and May programme.

The festival’s Bruce Lee focus will present four of the films he made before his untimely death – The Big Boss (1971), Fist of Fury (1972), The Way Of The Dragon (1972) and The Game Of Death (1978) – in a new 4K digital format.

This year’s Hkiff, which marks its 40th edition, will run from March 21 to April 4. The opening night takes »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Paris Images: High-flying Gallic TV Dramas Boosts France’s Epinay Studios Biz

5 February 2016 8:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Founded in 1907 by film lab and production company Eclair, Epinay Studios is France’s oldest studio complex, used by greats such as Marcel Carne, Jean Renoir, Milos Forman and Bertrand Blier. Epinay has four studios, including its famous 16,145 sq. ft. “F” stage, plus two 8,600 sq. ft. stages and one 2,150 sq. ft. stage.

Last year was a strong one for the studio, according to sales executive Eric Moreau. Productions included a major primetime comedy TV series, “PEPs” (a French acronym for “parents, students and teachers”), which has been lensing at Epinay for the past three years, occupying the two 8,600 sq. ft.stages. It has just completed its final season.

Moreau explains that there is increasing demand for studio space to film TV fiction, but that it’s important to reserve space for cinema production. For example, in 2015, Olivier Baroux’s comedy “Entre Amis,” starring Daniel Auteuil, wanted to film at Epinay, »

- Martin Dale

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Colette vs. Mary Magdalene

5 February 2016 8:39 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Here's Murtada speculating very early on the 2017 Oscar race.

There’s usually a real life person in the best actress lineup. It’s not as prevalent as it is in best actor - 4 this year. But we do have Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence). Last year there were Jane Hawking (Felicity Jones) and Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon). Recently we got everyone from Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) to Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) and Edith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) and most famously The Queen (Helen Mirren) and her 80s nemesis Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep). Now we have two more possible candidates for the 2017 Oscar race as two interesting biopics were announced this week with two actresses well known to the Academy. French writer Colette (to be played by Keira Knightley) and Jesus disciple Mary Magdalene (Rooney Mara). 

Colette in 1920s

Colette is the more intriguing figure, at least to this non-believer. Born in 1873 she was a journalist, »

- Murtada Elfadl

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Berlin: Studiocanal to Unveil New Movies by Fatih Akin, Nicole Garcia, Kai Wessel

4 February 2016 9:19 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Euro film-tv group Studiocanal has added to its international sales slate the title “Goodbye Berlin,” the latest movie from Fatih Akin, one of Germany’s best-known popular auteurs (“The Edge of Heaven,” “The Cut”).

A comedic coming of age road movie, “Goodbye Berlin” adapts Wolfgang Herrndorf’s bestselling cult novel, “Tschick” – whose English title is “Why We Took the Car” – one of the biggest literary successes in Germany in recent years, with sales topping two million copies. It has been published in 20 territories.

Starring Anand Batbileg, Tristan Göbel and Nicole Mercedes Müller, “Goodbye Berlin” turns on a 14-year-old misfit who hits the road with an unruly classmate, in a stolen car. Akin commented to Variety in December that when he fully understood in prep what the film was about, he channeled his own childhood experiences into the movie. A director known for his films about troubled adults, Akin also said »

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Jessica Chastain to Star in Sitting Bull Movie ‘Woman Walks Ahead’

3 February 2016 3:08 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to star as an adviser to Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull in 19th Century drama “Woman Walks Ahead.”

Im Global will begin selling international rights at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is handling domestic rights.

Susanna White, who directed “Generation Kill” and “Nanny McPhee Returns,” is on board to direct from a script by Steven Knight. Producers are Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Rick Solomon and Erika Olde.

Black Bicycle Entertainment is financing the project. Production companies are Zwick-Herskovitz’s banner Bedford Falls along with Black Bicycle.

Chastain will portray Caroline Weldon, who moved from Brooklyn to the Standing Rock Reservation in Dakota Territory to help Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull keep the land for his people. Weldon wrote letters to the federal government on behalf of Sitting Bull and lived on the land for several years with her son.

Chastain was most recently seen in “The Martian” and “Crimson Peak. »

- Dave McNary

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Macbeth; Sicario; The Walk; Irrational Man; Life; Miss You Already and more – review

30 January 2016 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender are on fire in Justin Kurzel’s searing Macbeth, Robert Zemeckis takes us up on to Philippe Petit’s high wire, and Dane DeHaan is James Dean

A question: how is it that we seem to get a new screen version of Hamlet once a decade or so, yet Macbeth (Studiocanal, 15) has remained largely untouched since Roman Polanski’s hefty 1971 version? If it wasn’t already the most wildly cinematic of all Shakespeare plays, Justin Kurzel’s stripped-back, blood-caked and fire-breathing new version is certainly out to prove the point. Some have complained that it loses too many words, yet in their place are vivid, scorched-in images: snow and sparks, heaving bodies in tangled states of violence, skies that bleed in saturated scarlet.

I honestly can’t remember which passages are missing. Kurzel finds such an intuitive visual language for the Scottish play that I »

- Guy Lodge

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‘Mad Men’s’ Jared Harris Joins Brad Pitt in Robert Zemeckis Thriller (Exclusive)

28 January 2016 12:57 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jared Harris has joined Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in Robert Zemeckis’ untitled period spy thriller.

Zemeckis is directing the film from a script by Steven Knight.

Graham King, who first developed the project and brought it to Pitt, will produce alongside Zemeckis and Steve Starkey. The movie will be produced through King’s Gk Films banner with New Regency. Executive producers are Knight, Jack Rapke, Patrick McCormick and Denis O’Sullivan.

The pic is set in 1942 and follows a spy (Pitt) who falls in love and marries a French agent (Cotillard) during a dangerous North African mission.

Production is set to start next week in Europe and the film is expected to bow on Nov. 23.

Harris had a busy 2015 with a slate that included “Poltergeist,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “Certain Women.” He can be seen next in “The Last Face.” Besides a strong film career, Harris’ popularity grew »

- Justin Kroll

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New Poster For The Little Prince Comes Online

19 January 2016 6:35 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paramount Pictures has released a lovely new poster for their upcoming film, The Little Prince.

Based on “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the movie is from Mark Osborne, director of Kung Fu Panda.

Before seeing the film, watch director Stanley Donen’s 1974 musical version starring Richard Kiley as The Pilot, Steven Warner as The Little PrinceBob Fosse as The Snake and Gene Wilder as The Fox.

The voice cast of the latest adaptation features Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, Bud Cort, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Paul Giamatti, with Mackenzie Foy and Albert Brooks.

The Little Prince opens in theaters March 18, 2016.

Visit the official site: www.thelittleprincemovie.com

www.facebook.com/TheLittlePrinceMovie

The post New Poster For The Little Prince Comes Online appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.

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- Michelle McCue

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The Little Prince Gets A New Movie Poster

19 January 2016 9:17 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to make sure she’s prepared for it. Her neighbor, The Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of The Little Prince. The new animated film stars Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Benicio del Toro, and Ricky Gervais. “The Little Prince” hits theaters everywhere on March 18.

The post The Little Prince Gets A New Movie Poster appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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Michael Fassbender calls Assassin’s Creed “something special”

19 January 2016 4:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was reported over the weekend that the big screen adaptation of popular video game series Assassin’s Creed has finished filming and has now entered post-production. With video game movie adaptations not having the best of reputations (just look at the performance of last year’s Hitman: Agent 47), gamers are still waiting for that truly ‘great’ video game movie.

Well, Michael Fassbender thinks they’ve got it.

“It was great,” he told the Wall Street Journal of the film’s production.. “It was a huge learning experience. To be a producer on it as well was very educational. I think we’ve got something special. I think we’ve done something original in this genre.”

See Also: Michael Fassbender talks Oscar nominations, Assassin’s Creed protagonist, and Steve Jobs flopping at the box office

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, »

- Luke Owen

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Michael Fassbender talks of the “really special” Assassin’s Creed movie

18 January 2016 11:13 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Michael Fassbender in the Assassin’s Creed movie

Filming has officially wrapped on the Assassin’s Creed movie. The film, which is due in cinemas later in the year, is based on the video game series of the same name, and will be led by Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

Fassbender has been speaking to The Wall Street Journal about the film, and it all sounds really quite positive.

“It was great”, he said. “It was a huge learning experience. To be a producer on it as well was very educational. I think we’ve got something special. I think we’ve done something original in this genre”.

Fassbender also spoke of his character in the film, the central role of Callum Lynch.

“He is an outsider. He’s been institutionalized from his early teens. He’s a little bit of a lost soul of sorts. He starts to identify »

- Paul Heath

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Michael Fassbender talks Oscar nominations, Assassin’s Creed protagonist, and Steve Jobs flopping at the box office

17 January 2016 4:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Michael Fassbender sat down with the Wall Street Journal to discuss a number of topics related to both his Oscar-nominated performance in Steve Jobs and the upcoming video game adaptation of Assassin’s Creed. 

He notes that he had a lot of fun attending the ceremony for his first Oscar nomination (12 Years a Slave) with his family, even receiving the chance to meet many of his idols. The experience according to him is honoring and fun.

Fassbender was also asked if Steve Jobs got a fair shake at the box office, replying “It’s as fair as it can be. People chose to go see it or not, that’s as fair as it can be. I’m not sure why people go see certain films over other films. A lot of the times in the cinema it helps if it’s an event of some sorts. You have to »

- Robert Kojder

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Assassin’s Creed wraps filming

17 January 2016 1:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Azaizia Aymar (Ubisoft’s head of content for the Assassin’s Creed franchise and consultant on the film adaptation) sent out a tweet confirming the wrapping of filming. There’s also a picture of the cast and crew attached.

It is my honor to announce that #assassinscreedmovie last shot was taken minutes ago! Congratulations guys!!! pic.twitter.com/UxsiUDIQQm

— Azaïzia Aymar (@AymarMtl) January 15, 2016

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

Assassin’s Creed is set for release on December 21st 2016. The film reunites Fassbender with Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard, while the cast also includes Michael K. Williams (Ghostbusters »

- Robert Kojder

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