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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 »
- email@example.com (Martin Blaney)
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, »
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 Emanuel, Marcy Carsey, Chris Meledandri, Adam Shankman, Gail Berman, Amy Ziering and Larry Flynt. »
- Jordan Chariton
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 »
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 »
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… »
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.
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 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
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 »
- Anne Thompson
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.
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 »
- Isaac Feldberg
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. »
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.
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 »
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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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 »
Earlier this week, Dakota Fanning replaced Mia Wasikowska in the currently shooting western "Brimstone," and it looks like that switcheroo has resulted in another project getting a casting shift. Due to scheduling conflicts, Chloe Moretz will now stand in for Dakota Fanning in the Charlize Theron-produced "Brain On Fire." Based on the memoir by Susannah Cahalan, the movie tells the true story of a young woman who unravels into madness. Here's the book synopsis: Read More: Kiera Knightley Climbs 'Everest,' Dakota Fanning Has A 'Brain On Fire,' And More Casting When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The story chronicles a young woman’s sudden descent into insanity following a mystery illness. Thomas Mann also stars.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Chloe Moretz is set to replace Dakota Fanning as the star of the indie movie “Brain on Fire,” which is being produced by Charlize Theron, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Thomas Mann (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”) and Will Poulter (“We’re the Millers”) are attached to play the male leads. Fanning was forced to exit the project due to scheduling issues, according to an insider. Gerard Barrett is set to direct the adaptation of Susannah Cahalan’s bestselling memoir, which chronicles a young woman’s sudden descent into madness following a mystery illness. »
- Jeff Sneider
For those who have seen Inside Out, it’s a scary movie: the fear of moving away, of being unable to feel anything at all, of having your childhood memories that most defined you erased in the existential dilemma of growing up. Heavy stuff.
But it’s not quite a horror movie, and some now very unhappy kids got just that when they attended a screening of the film, only to find out that the theater had accidentally screened the horror movie Insidious: Chapter 3. Oh what’s the difference? The first five letters are the same!
The event occurred in Middletown, Ohio as reported by the city’s Journal-News, in which the writer quotes an angry parent who said she got her money back but already had her children scarred by the mistake. “Moore said images of children being tied up and murdered appeared on the screen, and the »
- Brian Welk
Say so long to rose-tinted glasses, because sky blue lenses are the trend that's been cropping up all over Hollywood (and beyond!) this summer. Just ask Dakota Fanning, who was spotted out in a pair of John Lennon-inspired frames while hitting the streets of SoHo in New York City on June 23. Kate Hudson, meanwhile, wore bright blue Ray-Ban aviators at a Memorial Day Weekend party in Malibu hosted by actor Joel Silver. Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio got in on the act abroad, sporting a pair of Krewe sunglasses while running errands in her native Brazil. And we're admittedly taken with this trend too—even getting our hands on the sky blue Sunday Somewhere sunnies that Jessica Alba has been »
Now that Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston have been cast as the leads in the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, it’s time for the studio to begin wrangling in the rest of the cast. According to two new sources, three actors have just entered that fray.
Variety is reporting that The Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin actor Ezra Miller is in early talks to take on the role of Kredan, a wizard who encounters Redmayne’s magizoologist Newt Scamander in New York City. THR also reports that Ezra is in talks, but state that he’s actually circling the role of Jacob, Scamander’s rival and the film’s antagonist.
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- James Garcia
Robert Pattinson appears to have left the door open for Kit Harington to become Hollywood’s next Brit hunk. The “Game of Thrones” actor is replacing Pattinson in a new movie and appears much hungrier for roles than the “Twilight” star. Pattinson, 28, has played supporting roles in his last four movies, “The Rover,” “Maps to the Stars” and the soon to be released “Queen of Desert” and “Life.” He'll play an outlaw opposite “Rover” co-star Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning, who also replaced Mia Wasikowska at the last minute. ...Read More »
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