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Cannes: New Movies From Pixar, Woody Allen Expected at 68th Film Festival

26 March 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There are still three weeks to go before the Cannes Film Festival unveils its official-selection lineup, but so far, the latest Pixar 3D animated extravaganza and new films from Woody Allen, Todd Haynes, Jeff Nichols, Denis Villeneuve and Arnaud Desplechin appear to be securing their positions in the event’s 68th annual edition (May 13-24).

In keeping with his longtime habit of avoiding festival accolades, Allen will likely receive an out-of-competition berth for his 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (who starred in the director’s “Magic in the Moonlight”). Among other U.S. fare, Cannes will get an early start on the summer blockbuster season with Disney/Pixar’s feature toon “Inside Out,” marking a second trip to the Croisette for director Pete Docter (who co-helmed with Ronaldo Del Carmen) after his “Up” opened the festival in 2009. As already announced, George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road, »

- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy

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New Projects: Patty Hearst, ‘Barbershop 3′, and a Lego spinoff

26 March 2015 11:07 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Just days after the 39th anniversary of the conviction of Patty Hearst back on March 20, 1976, Deadline is reporting that Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to a new, untitled book being written by Jeffrey Toobin about the life and kidnapping of Hearst. The writers behind Big Eyes, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, will be adapting Toobin’s account.

Deadline is also speculating the role might also be in development for Jennifer Lawrence, but those talks are currently preliminary.

Hearst was 20 when she was kidnapped from her wealthy parents in the Hearst Publishing Family. She was later found to have changed her name to Tania and had joined up with her kidnappers, the Symbionese Liberation Army and eventually robbed a bank in San Francisco. Hearst’s story, based on her own novel, was first adapted into a film in 1988 by Paul Schrader, with Natasha Richardson in the role. Hearst is now 61.

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- Brian Welk

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Joel Edgerton directing debut titled The Gift

25 March 2015 8:29 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stx Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions have officially titled Joel Edgerton’s feature directorial debut The Gift.

The film will open on July 31 and stars Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton.

Rebecca Yeldham and Jason Blum are producing the story of a married couple whose seemingly idyllic marriage is tested when the man meets an old high school acquaintance.

Sierra/Affinity handles international sales and kicked off trade at the Efm in Berlin last month. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Joel Edgerton’s Blumhouse Thriller Titled, The Gift

25 March 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Formerly known as ‘Untitled Blumhouse Thriller,’ the July release from the major horror production company has been revealed: the Joel Edgerton-directed The Gift. Starring Edgerton, Rebecca Hall (The AwakeningIron Man 3) and Jason Bateman, The Gift is the Australian-born actor’s feature debut, following shorts The List and Monkeys. Seemingly about the strangers closest to us, The Gift focuses on “Simon…

The post Joel Edgerton’s Blumhouse Thriller Titled, The Gift appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Joel Edgerton’s Directing Debut Gets A Title

25 March 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Blumhouse film had that been known around town as Weirdo now has an official title. Stx Entertainment said today that Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut is called The Gift. Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr. reported exclusively in January that Jason Bateman will star in the psychological thriller, which is set for a July 31 release. Bateman and Rebecca Hall play Simon and Robin, a husband and wife who are out to reinvigorate their relationship with a fresh beginning in a new… »

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Actor/Director Joel Edgerton’s New Movie Officially Titled The Gift

25 March 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Motion picture and television studio Stx Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions have officially titled their Joel Edgerton-helmed film The Gift, it was announced today by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of Stx Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group.

Set to debut on July 31, 2015, this chilling, contemporary psychological thriller marks the writing and directorial debut of acclaimed actor Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior), and stars Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton. The film is produced by Rebecca Yeldham (On the Road, The Kite Runner) and Jason Blum (Whiplash, The Purge).

Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Even if you are unaware of how, or when, and even who you may have wronged…chances are there is someone out there who won’t ever forget it…or you.

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned »

- Michelle McCue

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Anchor Bay Signs 3-Year Distribution Deal With Gravitas

19 March 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anchor Bay Entertainment has signed a three-year distribution agreement with Gravitas Ventures, covering Blu-ray and DVD distribution rights in North America to a dozen titles a year, Variety has learned exclusively.

Among the first releases included in the agreement are “Manny,” a Manny Pacquiao documentary; “Always Woodstock,” starring Ryan Guzman, Brittany Snow and Katey Sagal; and “Lovesick,” starring Matt LeBlanc, Ali Larter and Chevy Chase.

Gravitas Ventures is an extraordinarily innovative company with an outstanding array of independent content,” said Bill Clark, president of Anchor Bay.

Clark told Variety that the deal reflects Anchor Bay’s strategy of acquiring slates rather than single titles. The company, a subsidary of Starz, already has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with the Weinstein Co., AMC Networks and Radius.

Clark said the moves reflect his bullishness about the overall home entertainment business despite an 11.9% decline in DVD revenues in the fourth quarter to $4.74 billion, »

- Dave McNary

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The Nightmare Acquired by Gravitas Ventures for North American Distribution

13 March 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Rodney Ascher took us on a tour of the secluded and ominous Overlook Hotel like never before in Room 237, a documentary about various theories on what hidden messages or themes could exist in Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining. With The Nightmare, Ascher returns to the big screen with another documentary on a scary subject, one that's all too familiar for some folks: sleep paralysis. Tormented by "shadow people" and other eerie entities while unable to move their bodies, people plagued by sleep paralysis have their stories recreated in Ascher's The Nightmare (showing tonight at the SXSW Film Festival), and North American audiences can see these nighttime terrors brought to life onscreen soon, as Gravitas Ventures has acquired The Nightmare and will release it in theaters and on VOD early this summer:

"El Segundo, CA (March 13, 2015) – The Nightmare, the unique horror documentary from director »

- Derek Anderson

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Suicide Squad: Joel Kinnaman confirmed to replace Tom Hardy

9 March 2015 11:42 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joel Kinnaman will be joining DC's Suicide Squad movie, alongside Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto...

It's definite then: the new RoboCop is signing up, presumably to replace Tom Hardy, for the upcoming Suicide Squad film.

Director David Ayer's film had already cast Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Cara Delevingne. Furthermore, Tom Hardy had been cast in the role of Rick Flag, before departing the project earlier this year.

The rumour mill kicked in, and Joel Kinnaman's name was soon linked with the role. Well his, along with Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal. But it's Kinnaman who's landed the part.

Chatting to Allocine, the actor was quizzed on Suicide Squad, and he revealed that "all I can say is that I will be in the movie, and it's going to be amazing". And whilst he doesn't mention the words 'Rick' and 'Flag' at any point, »

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First Picture of Matthew McConaughey in 'The Free State of Jones', Set for 2016 Release

9 March 2015 1:14 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Stx Entertainment has released the above first picture of Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones, an upcoming Civil War drama directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) now set for a March 11, 2016 release date. Ross also wrote the screenplay, which finds McConaughey playing the defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, centering on the story of he and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers, and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, which distinguished him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali co-star. If »

- Brad Brevet

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DC's Suicide Squad: Joel Kinnaman confirms his casting

9 March 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Joel Kinnaman has confirmed that he has been cast in the DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad.

Director David Ayer's movie gathers notorious super-villains Deadshot (Will Smith), Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) for a government-mandated mission of redemption.

Kinnaman had been rumoured to be in contention - along with Jon Bernthal and Joel Edgerton - to play Suicide Squad leader Rick Flag, following Tom Hardy's departure from the project.

The RoboCop actor stopped short of revealing that he will play Rick Flag in an interview with Allocine, but did confirm that he is joining the movie.

"All I can say is that I will be in the movie, and it's going to be amazing," he hinted.

Suicide Squad: Everything you need to know about Warner Bros' villainous team

Rick Flag made his debut in the pages of DC Comics in 1959 as a special forces expert »

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Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

9 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

One could argue that Moses is the most significant and influential character from the Old Testament. After all, he led the Hebrew out of slavery and delivered the Ten Commandments. His birth story proved influential, notably to Jerry Siegel a few thousand years later. As embodied by Charlton Heston, there was never a mightier figure which is why it has taken until 2014 before anyone attempted a modern day retelling of his story.

Ridley Scott brought all his filmmaker skills to Exodus: Gods and Kings and the movie is a visually sumptuous. The Middle East provides a nice visual backdrop to this story and the movie deserves to be seen on the large screen. Watching the Digital HD version on my computer screen, courtesy of 20th Century Home Entertainment, shows the limitations of epics on any home screen. There is so much detail and scope that deserve the silver screen so »

- Robert Greenberger

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Joel Kinnaman Confirms That He Will Star In David Ayer's Suicide Squad

9 March 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Joel Kinnaman   When AlloCine caught up with Run All Night and The Killing star Joel Kinnaman, they asked the actor whether or not those reports about him being in Suicide Squad are accurate. He wasn't willing to reveal anything specific, but did tell that site: "All I can say is that I will be in the movie, and it's going to be amazing." So, we officially have our Rick Flagg then! Joel Edgerton (Warrior) and Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) were also being considered, but Kinnaman beat them to it. The rest of the Suicide Squad cast includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevigne and likely Viola Davis and Jesse Eisenberg too. The movie will be released on August 5th next year. »

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David Denman Set For 13 Hours

3 March 2015 1:32 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Michael Bay is continuing to build the cast he needs for true-life thriller 13 Hours. He’s just added actor David Denman to the ensemble as he prepares to kick off shooting next month. Written by Chuck Hogan, the script adapts Mitchell Zuckoff’s book 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi. The focus will be on six members of a security team who fought to defend the Us State Department Special Mission Compound in Libya when terrorists attacked the place. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and one of the compound’s workers died in the initial assault and two contractors were killed during another attack on a nearby CIA facility. John Krasinski – who worked with Denman on the Us version of The Office – is starring alongside James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Pablo Schreiber, with Denman recruited as an elite sniper named Boon.In addition to The Office, »

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“Exodus: Gods And Kings” Available Today On Digital HD

3 March 2015 12:43 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

From Ridley Scott, the acclaimed director of Gladiator, comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and engrossing 3D immersion, Exodus: Gods And Kings brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey to escape Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Exodus: Gods And Kings boasts an incredible cast including Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul and Ben Kingsley. For more information on this release and to learn more about Digital HD, please click Here. »

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Jared Leto loses long hair for Suicide Squad role as Joker

2 March 2015 11:16 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's official - Jared Leto no longer has long hair.

The actor has chopped off his locks to play the Joker in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad.

Should we? #SuicideSquad pic.twitter.com/Z0WlvtpDtH

David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) March 2, 2015

Suicide Squad: Everything you need to know about Warner Bros' villainous team

Director David Ayer posted the moment scissors were taken to Leto's hair on Twitter, before revealing the 43-year-old's new look.

It is not yet clear how the Joker will fit into Suicide Squad's storyline, but Leto recently described the Clown Prince of Crime as a "beautiful disaster".

#SuicideSquad pic.twitter.com/iv5WaSduKb

David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) March 2, 2015

"The opportunity to take on this nearly Shakespearean character - that's what graphic novels and comic books are becoming, right?" he said. "[He's] this beautiful disaster of a character - what a big challenge."

Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and »

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Jared Leto losses long hair for Suicide Squad role as Joker

2 March 2015 11:16 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's official - Jared Leto no longer has long hair.

The actor has chopped off his locks to play the Joker in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad.

Should we? #SuicideSquad pic.twitter.com/Z0WlvtpDtH

David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) March 2, 2015

Suicide Squad: Everything you need to know about Warner Bros' villainous team

Director David Ayer posted the moment scissors were taken to Leto's hair on Twitter, before revealing the 43-year-old's new look.

It is not yet clear how the Joker will fit into Suicide Squad's storyline, but Leto recently described the Clown Prince of Crime as a "beautiful disaster".

#SuicideSquad pic.twitter.com/iv5WaSduKb

David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) March 2, 2015

"The opportunity to take on this nearly Shakespearean character - that's what graphic novels and comic books are becoming, right?" he said. "[He's] this beautiful disaster of a character - what a big challenge."

Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and »

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Jared Leto teases Suicide Squad's Joker: 'He's a beautiful disaster'

22 February 2015 2:30 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jared Leto has described his version of Batman villain the Joker in Suicide Squad as a "beautiful disaster".

Director David Ayer's upcoming DC cinematic universe movie features Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney as super-villains sent on a mission of redemption by the government.

It is not yet clear how the Joker will fit into Suicide Squad's storyline, but Leto described the Clown Prince of Crime's characterization in an interview with Billboard.

"The opportunity to take on this nearly Shakespearean character - that's what graphic novels and comic books are becoming, right," he said. "[He's] this beautiful disaster of a character - what a big challenge."

Leto also joked about his struggle to put on weight for the upcoming movie.

"I'm trying to gain a lot of weight," he explained. "It means I have to eat every couple of hours - and I'm terrible at eating a lot. »

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Friday Night Lights star Jay Hernandez joins DC Comics' Suicide Squad

19 February 2015 9:58 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jay Hernandez is joining the cast of DC Comics movie Suicide Squad.

The David Ayer-directed movie will star Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney as a group of a super-villains on a mission of redemption for the Us government.

Specifics of Hernandez's role in Suicide Squad have not been confirmed, but TheWrap reports that he could be playing a cellmate of the imprisoned Joker (Jared Leto).

Hernandez is a veteran of the films Friday Night Lights, Torque, Ladder 49 and Hostel, and has also worked on television in Nashville and Gang Related.

Director Ayer is also currently casting the role of Suicide Squad leader Rick Flag, due to Tom Hardy dropping out of the project.

Suicide Squad: Everything you need to know about Warner Bros' villainous team

Will Smith on DC Comics' Suicide Squad: 'We have to get it right'

Joel Kinnaman, Jon Bernthal and »

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Will Smith on DC Comics' Suicide Squad: 'We have to get it right'

16 February 2015 12:52 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Will Smith has offered an update on the status of upcoming DC Comics movie Suicide Squad.

Director David Ayer aimed to begin shooting the super-villain team-up movie this spring, before Tom Hardy dropped out of the lead role as Rick Flag.

Suicide Squad: Everything you need to know about Warner Bros' villainous team

Joel Kinnaman, Jon Bernthal and Joel Edgerton are among the actors who are rumoured to replace Hardy as Rick Flag, who leads the villains on a mission of redemption.

Speaking to USA Today, Smith - who will play Deadshot - said that the recasting of Rick Flag has only led to a minor delay.

"[Ayer] turned the screenplay in before Christmas. What happens is Hollywood shuts down," Smith explained. "He was still working and he wanted to [start shooting] April 13. So it takes a couple weeks to gear back up at the top of the year and people have taken [other] movies. »

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