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Cast announced for The Briny

8 July 2014 6:09 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lucy Kirkwood’s directorial debut stars the likes of Francesca Annis, Larry Lamn and Stephen Campbell Moore.

Francesca Annis is in the cast in Film4-backed short film The Briny.

Lucy Kirkwood’s directorial debut has just wrapped filming in Suffolk and also stars Larry Lamb, Stephen Campbell Moore, Emma Fielding and Anna-Maria Nabirye.

Olivier award-winning playwright and screenwriter Kirkwood directs from her own original script, which tells the story of a woman who believes herself to be suffering from a sympathetic pregnancy to the Royal baby.

“Our shorts slate epitomises what Film4 exists to do in finding new voices in British film - giving distinctive creative talent the chance to take their first steps into film-making with full support from industry professionals,” commented Eva Yates, senior development executive at Film4.

In preparing for the shoot, Kirkwood shadowed Paolo Sorrentino on the set of the Film4-backed Youth which is currently shooting and stars Michael Caine, [link »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Being Flynn

4 July 2014 3:40 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

An A-list cast help About A Boy director Paul Weitz take a more serious look at the father-son dynamic in this adaptation of Nick Flynn's offbeat memoir Another Bulls**t Night in Suck City. Paul Dano plays Nick, a young writer living in the psychological shadow of his suicidal mother (Julianne Moore) and largely absent father, Jonathan (Robert De Niro). So when Jonathan suddenly reappears in Nick's life, it gives both the chance to break the family cycle of addiction and unfulfilled dreams. »

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Michael Caine, Jane Fonda And Harvey Keitel Star In ‘Youth In Venice’

3 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A truly diverse cast has been assembled by director Paolo Sorrentino for Youth In Venice, the follow up to his critically-lauded Italian odyssey The Great Beauty. Boasting two of the world’s best jobbing actors, Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel, the story concerns a pensionable film director and composer who go on a break to the mountains, where presumably some stunning scenery will fuse with meditations on life and art. The subject matter may have less discerning cinemagoers rolling their eyes, but the pairing of these performers from very different backgrounds should generate enough electricity to power the French Riviera come festival season.

Sorrentino hasn’t skimped on the rest of the cast either, with Jane Fonda making one of her sporadic returns to the big screen. Rachel Weisz, last seen romancing the elderly with Bill Nighy in Page Eight, and Paul Dano (Prisoners) round off the talent-heavy roster. Shooting »

- Steve Palace

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‘Midnight Rider’: ‘We Are, Sarah Jones’ PSA Highlights Safety Awareness

30 June 2014 5:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Feb. 20 on-set fatality that claimed the life of Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, has continued to inspire the Hollywood community to seek increased awareness of safety issues.

The latest effort is a two-minute “We Are, Sarah Jones” public service video with a wide variety of actors and below-the-line crew members. None of the participants speak — instead, they simply hold placards with slogans such as “We are Sarah,” “Safety for Sarah,” “Slates for Sarah” and “Never forget, Never Again.”

Participants include Nina Dobrev, Paul Dano and sister Sara Dano (a set costumer), Wendi McLendon-Covey, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Heather Locklear, director Jake Scott, producer Jennifer Brooks, Sam Underwood, makeup artist Micah Laine and second A.D. Casey Madigan.

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- Dave McNary

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Hollywood Rallies In ‘Safety For Sarah’ PSA: Video

30 June 2014 2:14 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev, Paul Dano, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Eddie Kay Thomas, and director Jake Scott are a few of the film and TV names lending their support to the cause in a new “Safety For Sarah” PSA created to draw awareness to on-set safety following the February death of Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones. Jones died February 20 in a train collision on the set of Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider in Georgia. Her death is still under investigation by state authorities. The tragedy sparked a grassroots call for increased safety and accountability on film and TV sets […] »

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Will the 271 new members of the Academy result in a different type of nominee?

27 June 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Yesterday the Academy sent out a press release announcing 271 individuals who have been invited to join their hallowed ranks. This happens each and every year and is something very nice to see. I always like finding out which members of the industry are invited to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This year, with 271 individuals seen fit for acceptance into their ranks, I sort of wonder if they’ll be able to impact voting in some way and change who and what are nominated for Oscars. You can see the full list of who’s been invited to join at the end of this piece, but a number of names stand out to me and got me thinking about this. Who are some of the folks on the invite list? Well, they include the likes of Paul Dano, Michael Fassbender, Clark Gregg, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lupita Nyong’o, »

- Joey Magidson

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The Academy Invites 271 New Members for 2014

26 June 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Academy has announced the new class of invited members for 2014 and, as is typical, many of which are among last year's nominees, which includes Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb in the Actors branch not to mention curious additions such as Josh Hutcherson, Rob Riggle and Jason Statham, but, okay. The Directors branch adds Jay and Mark Duplass along with Jean-Marc Vallee, Denis Villeneuve and Thomas Vinterberg. I didn't do an immediate tally of male to female additions or other demographics, but at first glance it seems to be a wide spread batch of new additions on all fronts. The Academy is also clearly attempting to aggressively bump up the demographics as this is the second year in a row where they have added a large number of new members, well over the average of 133 new members from 2004 to 2012. As far as »

- Brad Brevet

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Oscars: Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Hutcherson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Clark Gregg, and More Added to Academy Voting Body

26 June 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its list of actors, filmmakers, and others involved in the moviemaking industry that have been invited to join the Academy’s membership.  271 artists made the cut this year, ranging from recent winners and nominees like Lupita Nyong’o and Michael Fassbender to more eclectic choices like Rob Riggle, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Josh Hutcherson, and even Jason StathamChris Rock also finally gets a ballot years after hosting the ceremony, and Clark Gregg will bring some Marvel pedigree into the fold.  On the filmmaking side, brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, David Gordon Green, Denis Villeneuve, and Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees) join the directors branch, while Dp Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave) has been added to the cinematographers group.  Eddie Vedder and Pharrell Williams (sans hat) are also now Academy members should they accept their invitations.  The full list is still disappointingly short on females, »

- Adam Chitwood

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271 Invited To Join The Academy

26 June 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014.

“This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.”

The 2014 invitees are:

Actors

Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips

Clancy Brown – “The Hurricane,” “The Shawshank Redeption”

Paul Dano – “12 Years a Slave,” “Prisoners

Michael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave,” “Shame

Ben Foster – “Lone Survivor,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”

Beth Grant – “The Artist,” “No Country for Old Men

Clark Gregg – “Much Ado about Nothing,” “Marvel’s The Avengers

Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine, »

- Michelle McCue

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Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o among 271 Academy invitees

26 June 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave were two of the 271 artists and industry leaders invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which determines nominations and winners at the annual Oscars. The entire list of Academy membership—which numbers about 6,000—isn’t public information so the annual invitation list is often the best indication of the artists involved in the prestigious awards process. It’s worth noting that invitations need to be accepted in order for artists to become members; some artists, like two-time Best Actor winner Sean Penn, have declined membership over the years. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Josh Hutcherson, Lupita Nyong'o, Pharrell and 268 others invited to join the Academy

26 June 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pop quiz: What do Chris Rock, Claire Denis, Eddie Vedder and Josh Hutcherson all have in common? Answer: They could all be Oscar voters very soon. The annual Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences invitation list always makes for interesting reading, shedding light on just how large and far-reaching the group's membership is -- or could be, depending on who accepts their invitations. This year, 271 individuals have been asked to join AMPAS, meaning every one of them could contribute to next year's Academy Awards balloting -- and it's as diverse a list as they've ever assembled. Think the Academy consists entirely of fusty retired white dudes? Not if recent Best Original Song nominee Pharrell Williams takes them up on their offer. Think it's all just a Hollywood insiders' game? Not if French arthouse titans Chantal Akerman and Olivier Assayas join the party. It's a list that subverts expectation at every turn. »

- Guy Lodge

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Academy Invites 271 New Members

26 June 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org’s determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.

Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar nominees. That’s true this year as well, with letters going out Wednesday to a cross-section of people including 2013 contenders Barkhad Abdi, Lupita Nyong’o, Hayao Miyazaki, Pharrell Williams, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, plus such creatives as Megan Ellison, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steve Coogan, Jason Statham, William Chang Suk Ping, Joan Sobel, Tracey Seaward, Mads Mikkelsen and Chantal Akerman.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs told Variety Thursday, “This is a continuation of an initiative to bring in new voices. Filmmaking has gotten more diverse, and audiences have been responding. There are terrific filmmakers around the world at the top of their game and we want to recognize them and bring them into the Academy. »

- Tim Gray

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Academy Invites 271 New Members (Full List)

26 June 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to 271 artists and executives to join the organization. Those who accept will be the only additions to the Academy in 2014. "This year's class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today," says Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. "Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy." Invitees include last year's Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong'o, Supporting nominees June Squibb, Sally Hawkins, Barkhad Abdi and Michael Fassbender, and more. (In other news, AMPAS recently shook up its Original Song category rules.) The 2014 invitees are: Actors Barkhad Abdi – “Captain PhillipsClancy Brown – “The Hurricane,” “The Shawshank Redeption” Paul Dano – “12 Years a Slave,” “PrisonersMichael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave,” “ShameBen Foster – »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Universal and Legendary Sign a New 15 Movie Deal with IMAX

5 June 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

IMAX Corporation, Legendary Entertainment and Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast Corp., today announced an agreement to release up to 15 of the studios' upcoming films in IMAX theatres through 2017 under an extension of the companies' long-running relationships.

Under the agreement, IMAX will be part of Universal and Legendary's release strategy for the studios' most highly anticipated live-action tentpole films, including Dracula Untold (October 2014), Seventh Son (February 2015), Fast & Furious 7 (April 2015), Jurassic World (June 2015), Everest (September 2015), Crimson Peak (October 2015) and Warcraft (March 2016).

Here's what Thomas Tull, Legendary's Chairman and CEO, had to say about the IMAX deal in a statement.

"Rich, Greg and IMAX have been important partners for a long time. The IMAX platform has performed over and over again for Legendary, and through this deal we will continue to deliver an unparalleled filmed entertainment experience, as well as showcase the work of our directors in a way that resonates with audiences around the world. »

- MovieWeb

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Ben Foster Talks 'Warcraft' and the Lance Armstrong Biopic | Exclusive

3 June 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

I recently had the chance to speak with actor Ben Foster about his role as Matt "Axe" Axelson in the harrowing action-thriller Lone Survivor, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today, June 3. During our chat, he also offered a few brief updates on two upcoming projects, the video game adaptation Warcraft and the Untitled Lance Armstrong Biopic, where he plays cyclist Lance Armstrong, who admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his his reign as Tour de France champion.

Duncan Jones is directing the video game adaptation Warcraft, which producer Thomas Tull revealed earlier this month employs "next generation" technology in the lengthy post-production process. While Ben Foster wouldn't offer any details regarding the story or his character, he did echo Thomas Tull's earlier statement about how director Duncan Jones is pushing the envelope with the technology they are using.

"It's big (Laughs). I just saw what the Ilm guys have brought back, »

- MovieWeb

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Ben Foster Reveals Warcraft Plot Details

1 June 2014 3:44 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

In a new interview with IGN, Ben Foster spoke about the upcoming "Warcraft" movie, which is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and is based on the popular "War of Warcraft" video game. The actor revealed that he'll play Medivh, who is a sorcerer and comes from an ancient life of protectors bestowed with great powers to do battle with the agents of the Burning Legion. "[Medivh] came up in a time protecting an area, and the way he protected this area was through magic," said Foster. "As peace returned to this land he took a break. We meet him as his friends are returning asking for his help in a battle. What's exciting about Duncan Jones' take on this video game is that it shows both sides of the war. It's not just a video game turned into a movie. It's asking, hopefully, an important question of, where »

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Ben Foster Talks His "Warcraft" Character

31 May 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Actor Ben Foster has confirmed that he'll be playing the sorcerer Medivh in Duncan Jones' fantasy based action adventure "Warcraft," based on the popular "World of Warcraft" video game franchise.

Whilst the impressive cast for the film has been known for sometime, this is the first information we've really had on one of the roles they'll be playing. Talking about his character with IGN, Foster says:

"The character in Warcraft that I play is named Medivh. He's a mage, which is essentially a sorcerer. He came up in a time protecting an area, and the way he protected this area was through magic. As peace returned to this land he took a break. He hung up his staff, so to speak, or let his guns get dusty.

We meet him as his friends are returning asking for his help in a battle. What's exciting about Duncan Jones' take »

- Garth Franklin

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Ben Foster Reveals His 'Warcraft' Character and New Plot Details

31 May 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While the main cast for Warcraft was revealed quite some time ago, with Paula Patton, Anson Mount, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Travis Fimmel, Anton Yelchin, Toby Kebbell, Dominic Cooper and Ben Foster all taking on substantial roles in director Duncan Jones video game adaptation, none of the characters have been mentioned. Now, in an interview with IGN, Ben Foster confirms that he is playing the sorcerer Medivh in this fantasy based action adventure.

According to the World of Warcraft wiki: Medivh was the last Guardian of Tirisfal, an ancient line of protectors bestowed with great powers to do battle with the agents of the Burning Legion. He was corrupted even before birth, and possessed by the spirit of the demonlord Sargeras who used Medivh in his plan to conquer Azeroth. Medivh contacted the orcish warlock, Gul'dan, and together they opened the Dark Portal, which allowed the Burning Legion to begin its destruction of Azeroth. »

- MovieWeb

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Jonah Hex, Cowboys & Aliens, more: 8 Western movies firing blanks

30 May 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Seth MacFarlane's mock-Western movie A Million Ways to Die in the West has received dire reviews from disappointed critics ahead of its release today (May 30).

Not even Neil Patrick Harris's comically camp performance (or his pooing twice inside a hat) could salvage the film, which was summed up by Digital Spy as "a giant tumbleweed of a comedy drifting aimlessly through a laugh-free desert".

From Jonah Hex and Wild Wild West - we name eight other modern Westerns firing blanks below

1. Jonah Hex (2010)

This fantasy Western blockbuster derived from a DC Comics character fell flat on its (criminally disfigured) face upon its release, making a measly $10 million at the box office before sinking without trace. Despite Josh Brolin's best efforts as the lead and Michael Fassbender's brilliantly terrifying bowler-hat-wearing brute Burke, the movie was criticised for being edited within an inch of its short life, so »

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Being Flynn

29 May 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

An A-list cast help About A Boy director Paul Weitz take a more serious look at the father-son dynamic in this adaptation of Nick Flynn's offbeat memoir Another Bulls**t Night in Suck City. Paul Dano plays Nick, a young writer living in the psychological shadow of his suicidal mother (Julianne Moore) and largely absent father, Jonathan (Robert De Niro). So when Jonathan suddenly reappears in Nick's life, it gives both the chance to break the family cycle of addiction and unfulfilled dreams. »

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