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Elle Fanning -- Banking On an Oscar and Big Box Office ... for New Movie Payday

30 August 2015 12:50 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Elle Fanning's not exactly hauling in Jennifer Lawrence money yet -- she's only 17 -- but she's got a shot at earning that kinda scratch from her next job ... If she turns in an award winning performance. Luckily for Dakota Fanning's kid sis there's already some Oscar buzz for "About Ray" -- a movie she's only getting $65,000 to make -- base salary, anyway. That's the bad news.  The good news is Elle's playing a »

- TMZ Staff

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The underappreciated films of Jesse Eisenberg

27 August 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To salute the incoming arrival of American Ultra, we salute some underrated treats from Jesse Eisenberg's back catalogue...

When Jesse Eisenberg was announced as Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, it made instant sense. Not because he was bald, not because he looks like or Gene Hackman or anything, but just because he’s one of those actors whose screen presence is so perfectly formed. You know exactly what they’re going for with their Luthor, just by Eisenberg’s name. It’s Mark Zuckerberg vs Superman, the supergod vs the awkward genius.

But that’s not the only big action movie he’s got coming up. First he’s going to be in American Ultra, a unique stoner/sci-fi mash-up where he stars alongside Kristen Stewart (it's released in the UK on September 4th). Eisenberg first really burst into our consciousness in 2009 and 2010, where »

- simonbrew

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McC, Paul Hanson launch Covert Media

26 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The co-founder and former COO of Qed International has teamed up with Media Content Capital on the production, financing and distribution company.

McC, run by Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine who also operate Qed Holdings, is fully funding the Los Angeles-based venture and Hanson will serve as CEO.

Covert Media’s initial mandate is to make three or four films a year in the $10-50m range before broadening the parameters and exploring episodic content.

Covert will service and support the library and upcoming projects for Qed, although details about sales personnel were not forthcoming at time of writing. Shapiro and Lessine engaged Fortitude International to oversee the slate prior to Cannes in a temporary arragement.

The Qed roster includes Barry Levinson’s comedy Rock The Kasbah starring Bill Murray, Jason Bateman’s The Family Fang with Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken, Franny starring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning and Theo James, Time Out of Mind also with »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Covert Media Launching With Former Annapurna Exec Paul Hanson

26 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three weeks before the opening of the Toronto Film Festival, Media Content Capital and veteran film exec Paul Hanson are launching Covert Media to produce, finance and distribute three to four films a year.

The films will carry budgets in the $10 million to $50 million range, which is less popular with the six major studios, given their focus on tentpoles and franchises.

Media Content is led by financiers Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine. Hanson is the former co-founder and chief operating officer of Qed International and served as chief operating officer of Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures for the past two years.

He will serve as co-founder and CEO of the new company. The company said Wednesday that it will expand into a broader spectrum of budget sizes and into other media such as episodic content.

Covert will also service and support the library and upcoming projects for Qed, which has »

- Dave McNary

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Dakota Fanning a Poster Girl for Foot Worshipers in New Agl Ads (photos!)

15 August 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Dakota Fanning in any Italian fashion starts pulses racing. But pose her in sexy boyish shoes by Italian shoemaker Agl and she’ll make anyone a foot lover. who gazes on her sexy toes and long ivory legs. Her latest film, “Franny,” starring Richard Gere and Theo James, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. She’s also starring in an upcoming western drama “Brimstone,” with Guy Pearce. She plays a single mom who is accused of a crime by a vengeful preacher. ...Read More

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Made in Chelsea La has started! The 10 best bits from the premiere

11 August 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Made in Chelsea feels like it's been off our screens for ages, so the La series couldn't come quickly enough. Luckily, it all kicked off in style last night, so read on for our 10 favourite moments - from Jamie turning out to be a goodie not a baddie to Mark-Francis actually getting a storyline (and potentially a romantic one at that...)

1. The moment when the girls land in La.

With no luggage. It's almost as if they didn't really fly in on that private plane. Ahem.

2. Jp just saw a fit girl!

Andy Jordan would be so proud of Jp, who stopped in his tracks to grin at two attractive young women - Tara and Naz. He even called them "angels", so we're guessing he's a fan.

3. Jamie accidentally invites the girls to Naz and Tara's pool party.

"You are ridiiiiiiiiiiculous," Jp told him (you can take the boy »

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Win A Every Secret Thing Prizepack

3 August 2015 5:04 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

From the producer of Foxcatcher and based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Laura Lippman, Every Secret Thing is a gripping psychological thriller about the chilling consequences of the secrets we keep. Detective Nancy Porter (Banks) is still haunted by her failure to save the life of a missing child from the hands of two young girls.

Eight years later, another child goes missing in the same town just days after Ronnie and Alice (Fanning and Macdonald), the two girls convicted of the former crime, were released from juvenile detention. Porter and her partner (Parker) must race against the clock to prevent history from repeating itself. But as they begin to investigate the girls and their families, especially Alice’s protective mother (Lane), they unearth a web of secrets and deceptions that calls everything into question.

Available Now On Demand and Digital HD and on DVD August »

- Movie Geeks

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Verbinski, Barron, von Trotta backed by German funds

24 July 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Funds Mdm and Fff Bayern are providing more than $9.4m (€8.6m).

New films by Gore Verbinski, Steve Barron and Margarethe von Trotta are among the projects backed with more than $9.4m (€8.6m) by two German regional funds, Mdm and Fff Bayern, in their latest funding sessions.

Mdm stumped up $437,000 (€400,000) production support for Verbinski’s horror film A Cure For Wellness, which wraps shooting today (July 24) at the Hohenzollern Castle in Baden-Württemberg’s Hechingen, the ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern.

The cast for the production by Blind Wink Productions, New Regency and Studio Babelsberg includes Dane deHaan, Mia Goth and Jason Isaacs, and 20th Century Fox is planning a Us theatrical release in September 2016.

A Cure For Wellness is the third major international project co-produced by Studio Babelsberg this year after serving as a partner on Eddie The Eagle, starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, and for the fifth season of the Us series Homeland »

- (Martin Blaney)

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Richard Armitage And Carrie-Anne Moss Join Brain On Fire

16 July 2015 5:37 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With Chloë Moretz in place as the lead in Brain On Fire – taking over from a suddenly busy Dakota Fanning – the rest of the cast is being announced. Richard Armitage and Carrie-Anne Moss are the latest recruits. Brain On Fire has been adapted from Susannah Cahalan’s memoir, which was subtitled My Month Of Madness. The book chronicles Cahalan’s real-life experiences being diagnosed with a mystery illness that left her labelled psychotic, violent, and a dangerous flight risk. She woke up alone in a hospital room confined to the bed, unable to speak or move and with no memory of what happened. In the maelstrom, she’d lost everything: a promising newspaper career and her first serious relationship, and it took an intuitive doctor, a lot of strength and the support of her family to get through it.And now we know who will be making up the key components of that family, »

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Hillary Clinton Hauls In Over $47 Million With Big Hollywood Backing

16 July 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hillary Clinton has raised $47.5 million to date toward her presidential bid, according to her campaign’s first finance report, filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission. Much of the haul came from Hollywood, with Barbra Streisand, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Reese Witherspoon, Tobey Maguire, HBO’s Michael Lombardo and husband Sonny Ward, Comcast executive VP David L. Cohen and wife Rhonda, Newsweb Corp. chairman Fred Eychaner, Creative Artists Agency’s (CAA) Michael Kives and Haim and Cheryl Saban all donating. Others included Magic Johnson, Dakota Fanning, Ari EmanuelMarcy Carsey, Chris Meledandri, Adam Shankman, Gail Berman, Amy Ziering and Larry Flynt. »

- Jordan Chariton

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Elle Fanning Cuddles Up to Zalman Band While Taking in a Movie—See the Pic!

14 July 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Elle Fanning is getting cozy during her movie nights! Dakota Fanning's sister, 17, was spotted cuddling up with Zalman Band during Cinespia's screening of Hard Day's Night over the weekend. Both put on ear-to-ear grins as they smiled for the camera while sitting comfortably on a blanket. There's nothing like outdoor movies in the summer, is there? Elle looked great, dressed casually in flared jeans and a black off-the-shoulder top. She donned an au naturel-looking face, opting for a mostly makeup-free look. Her new friend also went with a casual look, wearing jeans, a gray T-shirt and zip-up fleece jacket. Band has his arm draped around his gal-pal while she has his hand in hers. So »

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Robert Pattinson Lands Starring Role in Good Time

10 July 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Even though Robert Pattinson is already busy planning a wedding, his schedule is about to get even more jam-packed. E! News confirms the Remember Me actor will be starring in Good Time. The film, which will be directed by brothers Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie, follows a bank robber's efforts to evade police capture. Pattinson stars as Connie. That's not all he'll be up to later this year, though! A source tells E! News that he will also be starring in The Trap with James Franco, which is filming in Miami. Although Pattinson was set to appear in the upcoming thriller Brimstone with Dakota Fanning, Kit Harrington ended up replacing him. Goodbye, Game of Thrones, hello movies! Should he find an »

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Broad Green Boards ‘Brain On Fire’ With Chloe Moretz Starring

7 July 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Broad Green Pictures is teaming with Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah and Foundation Features to produce and finance Brain On Fire, the film based on Susannah Cahalan's bestselling memoir. Chloë Grace Moretz has been tapped to play the lead role of a young woman's terrifying descent into insanity. When Denver & Delilah acquired rights to the book back in May 2014, it had Dakota Fanning attached. Gerard Barrett (Glassland) will direct the pic, which still co-stars Jenny… »

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'Franny' director Andrew Renzi plots next films

6 July 2015 3:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Upcoming projects include a ‘reimagining’ of Billy Wilder classic Sunset Boulevard.

Us director Andrew Renzi, whose feature debut Franny is showing at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff) (July 3-11), is lining up his next projects, including a ‘reimagining’ of Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard.

Richard Gere, Theo James and Dakota Fanning star in Renzi’s debut Franny, in which a philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.

Samuel Goldwyn Films picked up the drama after its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The 30-year-old director, whose 2014 documentary Fishtail about Montana cowboys also premiered at Tribeca and was then picked up by Netflix, will next return to Montana to film another documentary, this time about miners.  

Speaking to ScreenDaily following a Kv industry panel, director Renzi confirmed that he aims to shoot the documentary later this year or early next year with regular producing partner Andrew Corkin ([link »

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Watch: How Gina Prince-Bythewood Made 'Beyond the Lights' Her Way, See it on Netflix (Exclusive Video)

29 June 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

There are many talented women directors working--if not often enough--in Hollywood today. Top of the pack is writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood, who broke out of UCLA winning prizes, writing and directing shorts and television (HBO's "Disappearing Acts"), and delivering a well-reviewed Sundance hit for New Line Cinema, "Love & Basketball" (2000), starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan, which scored Prince-Bythewood an Indie Spirit award and a Humanitas prize and grossed $27.4 million domestic. After producing 2003's "Biker Boyz," Prince-Bythewood followed up with Fox Searchlight's 2008 literary crowdpleaser "The Secret Life of Bees," starring Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah, which played better for audiences ($37.7 million domestic) than critics.  It's been another long stretch until "Beyond the Lights" (November 14, 2014), which played to raves in Toronto and Urbanworld, and earned a »

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Chloë Grace Moretz Replacing Dakota Fanning In Brain On Fire

29 June 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After starring opposite Charlize Theron in Gillian Flynn adaptation Dark Places, which opens August 7, Chloë Grace Moretz is reteaming with the Oscar winner for indie memoir adaptation Brain on Fire, replacing Dakota Fanning in the lead role.

Theron will produce the pic, which Gerard Barrett is set to direct working from Susannah Cahalan’s bestselling memoir, about the author’s sudden descent into madness after contracting a rare disease.

Thomas Mann, who’s breaking big this summer in Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, and We’re the Millers star Will Poulter are attached to the lead male roles, but both will play second fiddle to Moretz, for whom the pic is already drawing awards chatter. IMDb also reports that Jenny Slate (Obvious Child) is on board to play a supporting part.

Fanning was forced to drop out over scheduling conflicts. Though the War of the Worlds actress hasn’t toplined »

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Chloë Grace Moretz Joins Brain On Fire

28 June 2015 6:54 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There’s another round of changes for indie dramas happening at the moment. We reported on Wednesday that Dakota Fanning was replacing Mia Wasikowska in Brimstone. Which means that director Gerard Barrett needed someone new to star in Brain On Fire. Step forward Chloë Moretz. No, despite the title, it’s not a Scanners-style sci-fi thriller. Brain On Fire has been adapted from Susannah Cahalan’s memoir, which was subtitled My Month Of Madness. The book chronicles Cahalan’s real-life experiences being diagnosed with a mystery illness that left her labelled psychotic, violent, and a dangerous flight risk. She woke up alone in a hospital room confined to the bed, unable to speak or move and with no memory of what happened. In the maelstrom, she’d lost everything: a promising newspaper career and her first serious relationship, and it took a lot of strength and the support of her family to get through it. »

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Chloë Grace Moretz cast as lead in Brain on Fire, replaces Dakota Fanning

27 June 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chloë Grace Moretz will replace Dakota Fanning as the lead in Brain on Fire.

Fanning was due to star in the film which is an adaption of Susannah Cahalan's memoir, but scheduling conflicts meant she could no longer commit.

Her replacement Moretz will now play the lead role in the film which Charlize Theron is producing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will be directed by Gerard Barrett and co-star Will Poulter and Thomas Mann.

A synopsis for the book reads: "One day, I woke up in a strange hospital room, strapped to my bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. My medical records. from a month-long hospital stay of which I have no memory., showed psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier I had been a healthy twenty-four year old, six months into my first serious relationship and beginning a career as a »

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Gerard Barrett’s Brain On Fire Finds A New Lead In Chloe Grace Moretz

27 June 2015 7:51 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Following up Pilgrim Hill and Glassland, Irish director Gerard Barrett’s Brain on Fire, based on Sussanah Cahalan’s best selling account of her descent into insanity following a mystery illness, hit a speed bump following Dakota Fanning’s, who signed on last Summer, departure due to scheduling conflicts. But, The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting a replacement has been found, with Chloe Grace Moretz stepping into the lead role. The follows another change in cast, with Thomas Mann replacing the previously announced Will Poulter as Susannah’s boyfriend. With Barrett also adapting the screen play, Brain on Fire begins production in July, with a release date set for sometime next year. »

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Chloe Grace Moretz Lands Lead Role In Best-Selling Illness Biopic Brain On Fire

26 June 2015 5:44 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Having already excelled in the likes of Kick Ass, Let Me In, Hugo, and Carrie, the world is waiting to see where Chloe Grace Moretz’s career veers over the next few years. From the sound of things, the 18-year-old actress is looking to tackle weightier and more complex roles, which is why she has signed up to star in Brain On Fire. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Chloe Grace Moretz will star in the film, an adaptation of Susannah Cahalan’s memoir from 2012. Charlize Theron is producing Brain On Fire, while Gerard Barrett has been hired to direct. Moretz landed the role after Dakota Fanning dropped out of the production due to a scheduling conflict, while Me & Earl & The Dying Girl’s lead Thomas Mann has already signed on for the feature too.  Clearly Charlize Theron must have been impressed with Chloe »

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