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Dakota Fanning Finally Takes the Bus Out of Lolitaville in Vs Mag (pics, video)

28 February 2015 8:47 AM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Dakota Fanning celebrated her 19th birthday this week and showed new maturity and sensuality in her latest photo spread for Vs magazine. The actress, so often over-sexualized as a teen, is more than ready to step into more mature roles. She shares individual magazine covers with Zoe Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Elizabeth Olsen, Freida Pinto and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. They make up the spring/summer 2015 issue’s Dream team. ...Read More »

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Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Montana Drama

27 February 2015 6:22 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kristen Stewart has joined Michelle Williams and Laura Dern in Kelly Reichardt’s untitled drama, set in Montana.

Stewart will portray a lawyer from Boise, Idaho, who takes a teaching job several hours from her house. After taking the job, Stewart’s character develops a friendship with a local woman who’s auditing her class.

Stewart was seen most recently in Julianne Moore’s “Still Alice.” She recently became the first American actress to win a Cesar at France’s most prominent film awards show for her co-starring role in “Cloud of Sils Maria.”

Neil Kopp and Anish Savjani are producing the Reichardt project, a series of vignettes in a small town in Montana.

Reichardt most recently directed “Night Moves” with Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning.

Stewart is repped by Gersh.

The news about Stewart was first reported by Deadline.

 

 

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- Dave McNary

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Broad Green acquires stake in Mister Smith

25 February 2015 8:28 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us distributor buys 45% stake in David Garrett’s Mister Smith.

Us distributor Broad Green Pictures (Bgp) has acquired a 45% stake in Mister Smith Entertainment, David Garrett’s London-based licensing and distribution operation.

Garrett will continue as Mister Smith’s CEO, and will contribute to Bgp’s green-light committee with Mister Smith as the international sales and distribution arm for Broad Green productions.

Mister Smith will have first right to handle the sales and servicing of Bgp’s films internationally.

The partnership will allow the ambitiously expanding Bgp to acquire worldwide rights on selected feature projects, with Mister Smith selling and servicing international, and gives the latter the ability to offer filmmakers equity and financing for productions.

“The most difficult challenge any rapidly growing company faces is keeping its culture intact as it grows, and David is not only the very best at what he does, he is an incredible person,” said Bgp CEO »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Dakota Fanning Talks Relationship With Tom Cruise, Says She's Lied To Get A Role!

25 February 2015 7:30 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Dakota Fanning's in the hot seat! The actress stopped by "Watch What Happens Live" on Tuesday, where she was grilled during a game of "Plead the Fifth" and "Never Have I Ever Whatsoever." Check out the video above to see what the "Man on Fire" star said about Tom Cruise and which "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star she thinks should get the boot! So who would the blonde beauty like to see off the reality show? "Brandi [Glanville]," Fanning confessed. "She's just a little aggressive for me on the show, I think." Dakota was also grilled about working with the 52-year-old action star and asked what was the weirdest thing he ever did on the set of their movie "War of the Worlds." "Nothing," the 21-year-old admitted, "Honestly, I have nothing odd that he did." But the fun didn't stop there, host Andy Cohen also convinced Fanning and fellow »

- tooFab Staff

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Dakota Fanning Celebrates Her 21st Birthday on Watch What Happens Live, Dishes on the Olsen Twins—Watch Now!

25 February 2015 5:56 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Former child star Dakota Fanning is all grown up now, and to celebrate her 21st birthday (and zero arrests to date!) she stopped by the Bravo clubhouse for Watch What Happens Live! Andy Cohen joked that he felt "bad" for "plying her with alcohol," but the newly legal-to-drink star seemed quite capable of handling her booze. Alongside Real Housewives of Beverly Hills personality Lisa Rinna, she played "Plead the Fifth" and "Never Have I Ever Whatsoever," and after the show, she even dished on her relationship with the Olsen twins and their little sister! It started when a caller asked the Effie Gray star if she had to pick between Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who would she want as her »

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Check out the new trailer for the UK’s ‘A Royal Night Out’

24 February 2015 1:53 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A Royal Night Out

If you ever wondered what would happen if Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret went out for a night on the town and got into all kinds of comical trouble, then you’ll want to check out the latest film by director Julian Jarrold. A Royal Night Out follows the young Queen and her sister as they get a one night leave from Buckingham Palace to celebrate with the common folk in London. The film features the talent Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, and Jack Reynor. Although the film hit some casting hiccups along the way, with people like Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irvine having been attached, and unattached, to the project at various filming points, this talented cast promises to be a hoot.

While there’s no word as to whether A Royal Night Out will be coming to North American cinemas, »

- Caitlin Marceau

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Watch: First Trailer For 'A Royal Night Out' Starring Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson, Jack Reynor, And More

24 February 2015 5:05 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A movie that for a long time seemed stuck in development with folks like Dakota Fanning, Juno Temple, Olivia Williams, Paddy Considine, and Jeremy Irvine attached at various points, "A Royal Night Out" eventually rolled in front of cameras with a no less promising ensemble of actors. And the result looks like a pretty frothy little period piece that's a bit of spirited fun. Julian Jarrold ("Kinky Boots," "Becoming Jane," "Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974") directs Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, and Jack Reynor in this comedy that takes place just at the close of World War II, and follows the teenage Princess Margaret and the future queen of England, Elizabeth II as they are granted one night from Buckingham Palace to join a celebrating London. And of course, comedic misadventure follows as they step out of the royal world they've always known »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Amy Poehler

23 February 2015 5:57 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Tomorrow we will be saying good-bye to one of the greatest sitcoms of recent years. Parks and Recreation never dominated in the ratings, but it was able to build a strong following and was loved by the critics (after the shaky first season aired). A lot of that adoration can be attributed to the show’s star Amy Poehler.  Poehler was known for her impersonations of Hillary Clinton, Kaitlin the odd little girl who had a fascination with her stepdad, Rick, Dakota Fanning, and morning talk show host Kelly Ripa on the late night sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. Poehler would leave the popular series in December 2008 to begin working on Parks and Recreation, which would begin airing the following spring. Poehler has devoted her time to making us laugh every week on the NBC series for the last seven seasons. Before we wish the series a fond farewell, »

- Tim Gerstenberger

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Effie Gray DVD Review

19 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Richard Laxton

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Tom Sturridge, Emma Thompson, David Suchet, Julie Walters

Running time: 108 minutes

Certificate: 12

Drama, longing and isolation are the summation of affairs in Richard Laxton’s moody look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.

The film is based on a true story, a marriage and its consequences that shocked Victorian society. For a woman to consider herself unhappy enough to leave her husband, and not just leave but fight to have their marriage annulled on legal terms, was simply unheard of in that era and yet the film doesn’t seem to be interested in pursuing this angle. Rather than delve into the social and personal reverberations of such a decision, Laxton instead plants his film largely in the growing distance between this husband and wife pairing. Unfortunately, the telling is nothing we haven’t »

- Victoria Bull

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Ewan McGregor to make directorial debut with American Pastoral

19 February 2015 3:23 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ewan McGregor will make his directorial debut with American Pastoral.

The actor - who will also star in the drama alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning - replaces Phillip Noyce at the helm, Variety reports.

McGregor said: "It's a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth's astounding novel American Pastoral.

"I've wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I 'had' to tell, and in this script I knew I had found that story."

Tom Rosenberg, CEO of production company Lakeshore Entertainment, added: "Ewan's talent goes far beyond his on-screen work, and we're excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of American Pastoral."

Screenwriter John Romano has adapted Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel for the big screen.

The film follows Seymour 'Swede' Levov, a blonde Jewish businessman living in Newark, »

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'American Pastoral' Marks Ewan McGregor's Directorial Debut

18 February 2015 7:23 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ewan McGregor will make his directorial feature film debut in Lakeshore Entertainment's upcoming American Pastoral. McGregor will star with Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in the film adaptation based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Philip Roth. Here's what Lakeshore Entertainment CEO Tom Rosenberg had to say in a statement.

"Ewan's talent goes far beyond his on-screen work and we're excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of American Pastoral."

Ewan McGregor had this to say in his own statement.

"It's a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Philip Roth's astounding novel American Pastoral. I've wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I 'had' to tell and in this script I knew I had found that story. I'm looking forward to the challenge of being »

- MovieWeb

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Ewan McGregor to Make Directorial Debut with 'American Pastoral'

18 February 2015 5:20 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

As of last fall, Salt director Phillip Noyce was still slated to direct the long-gestating Ameircan Pastoral, based on the book written by author Phillip Roth. However, since Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning joined the project last fall, it sounds like Noyce fell away from the project. Because now Deadline reports Ewan McGregor, who was already on board to lead the film, is now set to make his directorial debut with production slated to begin in September in Pittsburgh. Noyce had been trying to get this project off the ground for more than a decade, so it must have taken something pretty drastic to draw him away. The report notes that Fisher Stevens was courted at one point to direct the film, but clearly that didn't work out. McGregor leads the story as Seymour "Swede" Levov, a blonde Jewish businessman living in New Jersey, whose regular life is disturbed by »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ewan McGregor to make directorial debut with American Pastoral

18 February 2015 3:21 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ewan McGregor (Son of a Gun, Moulin Rouge) is set to make his directorial debut this year with an adaptation of Phillip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, American Pastoral with Lakeshore Entertainment. The film, which is set to be released next year, will see McGregor also co-starring alongside Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Dakota Fanning (Night Moves).

Lakeshore’s CEO Tom Rosenburg said this today after the announcement: “Ewan’s talent goes far beyond his on-screen work and we’re excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of American Pastoral.”

“It’s a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth’s astounding novel American Pastoral.”, adds McGregor. “I’ve wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I ‘had’ to tell and in this script I »

- Scott J. Davis

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Ewan McGregor Is Directing a Phillip Roth Adaptation Because They Both Have Similar Interests

18 February 2015 2:30 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

What does a handsome Scotsman know about a Jewish war veteran trying to keep his family together during the political turbulence of the late '60s? We'll find out soon enough, as Ewan McGregor has been tapped to make his directorial debut with the film adaptation of Phillip Roth's American Pastoral. McGregor was already set to star in the film, alongside Jennifer Connelly as his wife, Dakota Fanning as his daughter, and his penis as his penis. »

- Nate Jones

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Ewan McGregor to direct American Pastoral

18 February 2015 1:22 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lakeshore Entertainment has found its director for the Philip Roth adaptation after Phillip Noyce dropped out due to what were understood to be scheduling issues.

Ewan McGregor will make his feature directorial debut in Lakeshore Entertainment’s upcoming Philip Roth adaptation about the death of the American Dream.

As previously reported, McGregor also stars alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning. John Romano adapted the screenplay.

Production on American Pastoral is set to commence in September in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, on the story of an East Coast immigrant during the Vietnam War era whose daughter becomes a radical anti-war protestor.

“Ewan’s talent goes far beyond his on-screen work and we’re excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of American Pastoral,” said Lakeshore CEO Tom Rosenberg, who is producing with Gary Lucchesi

“It’s a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth’s astounding »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ewan McGregor To Direct An ‘American Pastoral’

18 February 2015 12:47 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s been confirmed that Ewan McGregor will direct American Pastoral in place of Phillip Noyce.

The film adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel will also star McGregor, alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning.

American Pastoral follows esteemed high school athlete, Seymour “Swede” Levov. Swede, in typical fashion, marries a former beauty queen and it seems everything is going according to plan, until his daughter decides to join a revolutionary movement and commit an act of terrorism during the Vietnam War.

Filming starts this September in Pittsburgh, more news as hear it.

Source: Deadline »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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Ewan McGregor To Make Directorial Debut With American Pastoral

18 February 2015 12:18 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After being attached to star in the adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer-winning novel American Pastoral since last summer, Ewan McGregor will now work double duty on the pic. In addition to tackling the lead role, the actor will also take up residence in the director’s chair for his filmmaking debut.

The story will revolve around McGregor’s character, Seymour “Swede” Levov. A legendary high school athlete who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherit his father’s business, Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter takes a rebellious turn by committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War. He’ll star alongside Jennifer Connolly as his wife and Dakota Fanning as his wayward daughter.

“It’s a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth’s astounding novel ‘American Pastoral.’” said McGregor. “I’ve wanted to direct for »

- Gem Seddon

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Ewan McGregor Will Direct 'American Pastoral,' Phillip Noyce Out

18 February 2015 11:21 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

McGregor will replace previously tapped Phillip Noyce to helm this ambitious adaptation of the 1997 Roth novel for Lakeshore Entertainment. This will mark the actor's feature film debut. With a screenplay by John Romano, filming is slated to begin in Pittsburgh in September 2015 -- pushed back from March now that Noyce is no longer on board. The cast includes McGregor, Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning who, for those familiar with the novel about Vietnam-era malaise in America's upper middle class, will play the pivotal role of Merry Levov. McGregor plays her father, Swede, a postcard-perfect patriarch whose life in New Jersey is shattered by his politically radical daughter's sudden, violent act of terrorism.  Intercut with fragments of Swede's life are dispatches from Rothian alter ego Nathan Zuckerman, who encounters the grown-up Levov at a high school reunion in the mid-90s. Like another high-minded literary property, Jonathan Franzen's "The. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Ewan McGregor Set To Direct American Pastoral

18 February 2015 11:19 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The game of musical chairs that is the directing job on Philip Roth adaptation American Pastoral is not finished. Once slated for Fisher Stevens to tackle, the project has since been taken over by Australian director Phillip Noyce. But he’s also dropped out and now Ewan McGregor will be adding first-time director to his credentials, even as he remains the film’s lead.   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 (Jennifer Connelly) and runs the business he’s inherited from his dad. All seems well in Swede’s world until his daughter Merry (Dakota 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.John Romano wrote the script, which McGregor is now looking »

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Ewan McGregor to Make Directorial Debut with ‘American Pastoral’

18 February 2015 11:12 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ewan McGregor will make his directorial feature film debut with Lakeshore Entertainment’s “American Pastoral” in addition to starring with Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning.

The long-in-development project is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Philip RothPhillip Noyce was previously attached to direct.

“Ewan’s talent goes far beyond his on-screen work, and we’re excited to be working with a director who is as passionate as we are about telling the story of ‘American Pastoral,’” Lakeshore CEO Tom Rosenberg said in a statement.

“It’s a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth’s astounding novel ‘American Pastoral,'” McGregor said. “I’ve wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I ‘had’ to tell, and in this script I knew I had found that story.”

The screenplay was written by John Romano with filming scheduled for September in Pittsburgh. »

- Dave McNary

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