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We continue our conversation with directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, discussing Stanley Kubrick's Lolita connection to Errol Flynn, costume designer Orry-Kelly's role beyond the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis and Ethel Barrymore in Hollywood, and the palettes in Otto Preminger's Bonjour Tristesse, Richard Quine's Strangers When We Meet and Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest. Kevin Kline, Dakota Fanning and Susan Sarandon with Matt Kane, Bryan Batt and Max Casella star in The Last Of Robin Hood.
Anne-Katrin Titze: When I spoke with Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth about 20,000 Days On Earth, which is their documentary on Nick Cave, little did I expect that your film and theirs would have something in common. And that is Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Elle Fanning, the 16-year-old sister of actress Dakota Fanning, looked like she was skipping her teenybopper phase and leaping right into adulthood at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association dinner last night (Aug. 14). She was ultra sexy in red. Fanning wore a structured red Vivienne Westwood strapless gown that probably would her kicked out of her High School prom. But she looked liked she belonged among the Hollywood sirens who attended the event. She even made bombshell Sofia Vergara look drab in her more conservative red dress. ...Read More »
Us actress best known for her work in Coen Brothers’ movies including Fargo to receive talent award.
Us actress Frances McDormand is to be awarded the Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award 2014 at the 71st Venice International Film Festival (Aug 27 - Sep 6).
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Exclusive: Metrodome to give wide UK release to period drama held up by legal disputes.
The film’s cast includes Dakota Fanning as Effie, Thompson’s husband Greg Wise as Ruskin, Tom Sturridge as painter Everett Millais as well as David Suchet, Derek Jacobi, Robbie Coltrane, James Fox and Claudia Cardinale.
The UK deal was negotiated by Metrodome’s head of acquisitions Giles Edwards and Norwegian financier Roald of Sovereign Films.
Effie is based »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Dakota Fanning stars in the new movie The Last of Robin Hood, and she also graces the September issue of Lucky magazine looking utterly high-fashion in a printed multi-colored dress. But the 20-year-old actress was quick to admit to the glossy that she's not into hopping on the bandwagon when it comes to fashion trends. "I really want Birkenstocks, but everyone has white Birkenstocks. So it's about trying to find the color that not everyone has," she said. "You can't be a slave to what everyone else thinks looks good, because sometimes it doesn't look good on you." She also is a self-proclaimed bad shopper: "The pressure of trying things on in a store freaks me out. I usually come »
In a Trump SoHo Hotel suite, high above the city, I met up with The Last Of Robin Hood directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland for a conversation on Kevin Kline's portrayal of Errol Flynn. Susan Sarandon and Dakota Fanning as Florence and Beverly Aadland led us to Marjorie Morningstar, starring Gene Kelly and Natalie Wood - Too Much, Too Soon and the Barrymore clan - Groucho Marx and You Bet Your Life - John Huston's Roots Of Heaven and all the way down to Barry Mahon's Cuban Rebel Girls.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed Joss Whedon announces the wrap of "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." That's pretty big news, no? Also: Dakota Fanning joins Ewan McGregor and Jennifer Connelly in "American Pastoral," fans petition to have "Weird" Al Yankovic play the Super Bowl, Zooey Deschanel's She & Him teases new album, HBO's "Westworld" remake adds three familiar faces, ABC cancels "Black Box," Richard Linklater is reportedly prepping a sort-of sequel to "Dazed and Confused," and more. Catch up in the embedded gallery below. »
- HitFix Staff
‘Camp X-Ray’ trailer 2014: Kristen Stewart and Payman Maadi in Guantanamo’s ‘war zone’ (photo: Kristen Stewart in ‘Camp X-Ray’) The official Camp X-Ray trailer is out. "Make no mistake about it. This is a war zone," a male voice tells the recruits (and us) at the start of the movie trailer, set in Guantanamo’s temporary detention center Camp X-Ray. A "war zone" in more ways than one; he’s referring not only to the physical danger faced by the U.S. military guards (and their Muslim prisoners — or rather, "detainees"), but also, and more ominously, to a war of minds and mindsets between the two groups, who may have more in common with each other than is apparent on the surface. Private Amy Cole aka Kristen Stewart is forewarned: "You can talk to ‘em, but do not let these guys learn anything about you. Do not let them get inside your head. »
- Andre Soares
Dakota Fanning has been confirmed to star in the Philip Roth adaptation American Pastoral, announced today by producers Lakeshore Entertainment. She will play Merry Levov, who derails her businessman father’s career by committing terrorist acts during the Vietnam War. Lakeshore President, Gary Lucchesi, said on the announcement:
“The role of ‘Merry’ is an extremely complex part, and I believe that Dakota Fanning will break our hearts with her performance,”
Fanning was last seen on Us screens in Night Moves, the drama thriller also starring Jesse Eisenberg is released in the UK at the end of the month. Also coming up for release in September for the actress is Effie Gray, penned by Emma Thompson. »
- Victoria Bull
Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connelly have been cast by Lakeshore Entertainment to join Ewan McGregor in the upcoming Philip Roth-directed adaptation, ‘American Pastoral.’ Connelly will play Dawn, the wife of McGregor’s character, Swede Levov, while Fanning will portray their daughter, Merry Levov. “The role of Merry is an extremely complex part, and I believe that (Dakota) Fanning will break our hearts with her performance,” said Lakeshore President, Gary Lucchesi. “(Jennifer) Connelly is one of the great actresses of our time,” stated Lakeshore CEO, Tom Rosenberg. “We always wanted her to play Dawn in ‘American Pastoral,’ and we’re thrilled to be working with her.” John Romano, who previously adapted Michael Connelly’s [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
The story follows an American soldier and a French foreign aid worker who team up in Africa amid humankind’s last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Filming begins in September in South Africa. [Source: Deadline]
Peter Pan Live
Tony-winning actor Christian Borle is in talks to play both Smee and Mr. Darling in NBC's live production of "Peter Pan" this Fall.
Traditionally in some productions, the actor who plays Captain Hook also plays Mr. Darling, but Christopher Walken is only doing Hook this time - leaving Borle to take on the double duty role. [Source: EW]
- Garth Franklin
• Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to play the title role in The Black Phantom, replacing Jamie Foxx, who left the project due to scheduling conflicts. Jackson would join Kevin Hart in Screen Gems’ action comedy, which is being directed by Tim Story. The film follows a hit man (Hart) who strikes an unlikely partnership with the hit man hired to kill him, The Black Phantom. Dave Lease and Megan Hinds wrote the script. Will Packer and Will Gluck will produce. [Deadline]
- C. Molly Smith
American literary titan Philip Roth, the Gojira to Don DeLillo’s Mothra, is one of those few famous writers largely untroubled by Hollywood. Until now, that is. Phillip Noyce is working to bring one of his greatest books, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Pastoral, to the screen and has added Dakota Fanning to a cast roster than already includes Ewan McGregor and Jennifer Connelly.Set during the Vietnam War years, American Pastoral follows Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov (McGregor), a once all-conquering high-school athlete, who’s married to a beauty queen (Connelly) and runs the business he’s inherited from his dad. All seems well in Swede’s world until his daughter Merry (Fanning) joins the countercultural clamour of the time, signing up as a revolutionary and committing a fatal act of violence that throws all their lives into chaos.Noyce, who inherited the project from Fisher Stevens (Stand Up Guys), has been »
This morning brought our first look at a bearded Ewan McGregor in the crime drama Son of a Gun, and now the cast for his next film is shaping up around him with Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning landing roles. For those who don't know, McGregor has been slated to lead the long-gestating Ameircan Pastoral, based on the book written by author Phillip Roth, which will be directed by Phillip Noyce (Salt). McGregor is playing Seymour "Swede" Levov, a blonde Jewish businessman living in New Jersey, whose regular life is disturbed by the political upheaval of the '60s under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Connelly has been announced to play Dawn, former beauty queen wife of McGregor’s lead character in the film (she's been linked to the project for years), while Fanning has landed the role of Merry, the main character's daughter. Merry is an integral part of the »
- Ethan Anderton
Fanning will play Merry Levov, the daughter of a second-generation immigrant who shatters her parents’ American dream when she blows up a post office in protest over the Vietnam War.
Philip Noyce will direct and Lakeshore is anticipated to commence pre-sales at Afm in association with Sierra/Affinity.
Dan Pritzker has cast Ian McShane and Nelsan Ellis in the Buddy Bolden jazz biopic Bolden. Gary Carr will play the title role and Wynton Marsalis compses the score.Ving Rhames has joined Mischa Barton, Michael Pare and Luke Goss in the action-thriller Operator, currently shooting in Georgia. The Brothers Olson direct. »
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Bana will play a rebellious doctor who is responsible for reviewing Roseanne’s (Mara) case, James will play the local Catholic priest and Reynor a member of the British army and Mara’s love interest.
James recently wrapped production on the Qed pic “Franny” opposite Dakota Fanning and can also be seen in the ensemble pic “London Fields.” As for “Insurgent,” the next installment in the “Divergent” franchise, James is still filming the pic and will go immediately into “The Secret Scripture” following “Insurgent” production.
Reynor is coming off his breakthrough perf in “Transformers: Age of Extinction, »
- Justin Kroll
I am about to make many of you feel very old…..Dakota Fanning turned 20 earlier this year. The I Am Sam actor is probably best known for her early screen work, although she has built up a resume of intriguing art-house films as of late, including Night Moves and Amy Berg’s upcoming drama Every Secret Thing. However, mainstream audiences have not seen her in a while. That will all likely change very soon though, as Fanning is now attached to the adaptation of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral, in the role of Merry Levov.
American Pastoral is frequently touted by many readers (and this writer) as one of the greatest American novels. The modern classic from Philip Roth follows the life and times of Seymour “Swede” Levov, a high-school athlete who seems to be living the American dream, with a beautiful wife, home and job he inherited from his dad. »
- Jordan Adler
Some casting news for you this afternoon: Dakota Fanning has joined Ewan McGregor and Jennifer Connelly in Phillip Noyce’s adaptation of the Philip Roth novel, American Pastoral. Jamie Dornan has been cast as the lead in The Siege of Jadotville for Parallel Films. Geoffrey Rush will star in The Daughter, which marks the directorial debut of Simon Stone. Hit the jump for more on these casting stories: First we have Dakota Fanning joining Jennifer Connelly (who was just recently cast this week) and Ewan McGregor in American Pastoral. Fanning will play the pivotal role of “Merry Levov”, the daughter of McGregor’s “Swede Levov” and Connelly’s “Dawn." Here’s the official synopsis of the John Romano-scripted prestige pic: American Pastoral follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly »
- Evan Dickson
Based on Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, American Pastoral follows Seymour "Swede" Levov (Ewan McGregor), a former high school athletic legend who wound up marrying the girl of his dreams Dawn (Jennifer Connelly) and inheriting his father's successful business. His picture-perfect life is torn apart when his daughter Merry (Dakota Fanning) becomes a revolutionary and commits a deadly act of terrorism during the Vietman War.
Here's what Lakeshore president Gary Lucchesi had to say about the casting in a statement.
"The role of Merry is an extremely complex part, and I believe that Dakota Fanning will break our hearts with her performance."
Production is scheduled »
They’ve shuffled the deck a little on Philip Roth’s American Pastoral since the project was first announced a decade back. Jennifer Connelly who was mentioned more than a decade ago along along with Phillip Noyce just signed on, and now Dakota Fanning is moving from exploding potential dams (Reichardt’s Night Moves) to playing with more TNT taking on the role of Merry (originally slated for Evan Rachel Wood). Filming takes place in Pittsburgh, next March.
Gist: Scripted by John Romano, Seymour “Swede” Levov (McGregor) is a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father’s Newark glove factory – comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. He grows up to marry a former beauty queen (Connelly) and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter Merry (Fanning) rebels by becoming a revolutionary »
- Eric Lavallee
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