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Stephen Dorff cast as lead in Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface

16 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Stephen Dorff has landed the lead role in the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel.

Deadline reports that the Blade actor will play Hal Hartman in Leatherface, which centres around a violent teen who eventually becomes the title character.

The teen - played by EastEnders actor Sam Strike - escapes from a mental hospital and kidnaps a young nurse.

He and other escapees are then chased by an equally crazed lawman looking for revenge.

Written by Seth M Sherwood, the film will be directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, and is tipped for release in 2016.

Dorff most recently finished filming American Hero with Eddie Griffin and The Motel Life with Emile Hirsch and Dakota Fanning. »

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Effie Gray Movie Review

29 March 2015 9:05 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Effie Gray Adopt Films Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  C+ Director:  Richard Laxton Screenwriter:  Emma Thompson Cast:  Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters Screened at:  Dolby88, NYC, 2/12/15 We’ve come a way from the culture of Victorian England.  If you’re not a fan of history and you think that Victorian England is a branch of Victoria’s Secret, you’d be wise to see two films: one involving a chap named Gray, another about a fellow named Grey.  When you compare the morals and mores embraced by the two movies, you’d think you’ve gone from Venus to Mars: that’s how different both  [ Read More ]

The post Effie Gray Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Harvey Karten

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Exclusive: Dakota Fanning Must Endure In Clip From Drama 'Effie Gray'

27 March 2015 10:06 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Finding love these days is just an app away, but the stricter social mores of the mid-1800s had a much more rigid context for passion, and it's against this backdrop that "Effie Gray" unfolds. Today we have an exclusive clip from the period drama. Directed by Richard Laxton ("Burton And Taylor," "An Englishman In New York"), the movie tells the story of the scandalous affair between Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning) and Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge), one that develops when the young woman finds herself locked in a sexless marriage with an art critic (Greg Wise). And in this clip, the emotional toll that comes to bear on John is too much, while Effie has accepted what she must endure. Emma Thompson (who also wrote the script), David Suchet, Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters co-star in the movie which opens on April 3rd. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of Effie Gray In St. Louis

26 March 2015 3:41 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In her original screenplay Effie Gray, Emma Thompson takes a bold look at the real life story of the Effie Gray-John Ruskin marriage, while courageously exposing what was truly hiding behind the veil of their public life. Set in a time when neither divorce, nor gay marriage were an option, Effie Gray is the story of a young woman coming of age, finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard. Effie Gray explores the roots of sexual intolerance, which continue to have a stronghold today, while shedding light on the marital politics of the Victorian Era.

Directed by Richard Laxton, the film stars Emma Thompson, Dakota Fanning, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge, David Suchet, Greg Wise, Claudia Cardinale, Robbie Coltrane, James Fox, Riccardo Scamarico, and Derek Jacobi.

Effie Gray opens in St. Louis at AMC Creve Coeur 12, Friday, April 3rd. »

- Movie Geeks

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Lakeshore Launches Digital Studio With Justin Chon-Kevin Wu Comedy

26 March 2015 2:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aiming to target the YouTube generation, Lakeshore Entertainment is launching Off the Dock as a full-service digital studio and has acquired comedy “Man Up,” starring Justin Chon and Kevin Wu.

“We are excited to blend Lakeshore’s knowledge and skills gained from its 20-year track record of traditional filmmaking and distribution with the new world of digital influencers,” said Lakeshore CFO Marc Reid. “We think each world can elevate the other.”

Off the Dock will finance, produce, acquire and distribute “digital influencer-led content.” The announcement comes on the heels of Lakeshore disclosing plans to expand its slate through a co-financing deal for 12 movies with Vine Alternative Investments Group.

Man Up” is written, directed and stars Chon along with YouTube personality Wu, widely known as “KevJumba.” Kinetic Films produces “Man Up,” which follows a pair of 19-year-old buddies forced to prepare for the unexpected arrival of a baby fathered by Wu’s character. »

- Dave McNary

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And the Cannes line-up is…?

26 March 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gazing into the crystal ball, Screen rounds up its Cannes predictions.

With the unveiling of Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection now exactly three weeks away buzz over the titles that Thierry Fremaux and his team will select for the 68th edition is hitting fever pitch.

Official teaser announcements have started to roll this week, led by the confirmation on Wednesday that George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road would premiere in an Out of Competition screening on May 14.

Earlier the week, Cannes unveiled its poster featuring Ingrid Bergman to mark the centenary of the late big screen’s birth and it was announced that Stig Bjorkman’s documentary Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words would show in Cannes Classics as part of the commemorations.

For the rest of the Official Selection, except perhaps the opening film which is traditionally revealed in advance, Cannes watchers will have to wait for the announcement press conference in Paris on April »

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Dakota Fanning Celebrates Her 21st Birthday With a Trip to Las Vegas—and Guess Who Footed the Bill?!

25 March 2015 7:41 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It may be belated, but Dakota Fanning's big birthday trip seemed well worth the wait. The actress turned the big 2-1 in late February but didn't really celebrate until last weekend when she jetted off to Las Vegas. Fanning and her family went to watch America's Got Talent Terry Fator's show at The Mirage, "The Voice of Entertainment." Apparently, Dakota and the fam watched Fator, who does celebrity impressions through ventriloquism, when he was on the show, so why not see the real deal in Sin City, right?! "Dakota and her family were fans of Terry from America's Got Talent and Dakota really wanted to see him," a source tells E! News. Especially when your entire birthday »

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Watch: Grammy-Winning Rhymefest Gets Doc Treatment in Exclusive 'In My Father's House' Clip

25 March 2015 7:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: New Films Starring James Franco, Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning to Premiere at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Musician and activist Che "Rhymefest" Smith is the subject of the upcoming documentary "In My Father's House," which is set set to premiere in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. Smith recently co-wrote the Academy Award-winning song "Glory" from "Selma." From Emmy-nominated directors Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg ("Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work"), the upcoming documentary spotlights themes of fatherhood and gang violence, as Smith tries to reunite with his estranged father and strengthen the bonds within his own young family.  In an exclusive clip (posted above), Smith reunites with his father and expresses the great deal of pain that's coming with being estranged for so long. Directors Stern and Sundberg said about the clip:  "This scene stands out to us. It is the first moment of »

- David Canfield

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Lakeshore Co-Financing 12 Films with Vine Alternative

24 March 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lakeshore Entertainment is co-financing 12 of its movies with Vine Alternative Investments Group, a New York-based asset management firm.

Lakeshore said the transaction is an expansion of its relationship with Vine and is timed to coincide with its growing development slate. Its upcoming films include “American Pastoral,” helmed by and starring Ewan McGregor alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning, and the fifth installment of the “Underworld” franchise.

Lakeshore’s upcoming titles include “The Age of Adaline,” starring Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Michiel Huisman and Ellen Burstyn, and “The Vatican Tapes,” starring Michael Pena and Djimon Hounsou.

Under the Vine deal, Lakeshore will continue to finance production and distribution — including U.S. prints and advertising on its motion pictures — under its credit facility led by JPMorgan Chase Bank. Vine has been an investor in Lakeshore’s corporate capital structure for several years.

“Vine is a highly respected financial institution, and they’re »

- Dave McNary

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The Voice UK live quarter-finals watched by 7 million on BBC One

22 March 2015 4:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK earned more than 7 million viewers last night (March 21), according to overnight figures.

The BBC One singing competition attracted 7.04m (32.8%) for its live quarter-finals from 7.30pm. The results show managed 5.76m (30%) from 9.35pm.

The numbers are an improvement year-on-year, with last year's quarter-finals drawing 6.21m (27.6%) for the main show.

Elsewhere on BBC One, The National Lottery Live was watched by 5.12m (26.4%) from 9.25pm.

On BBC Two, a repeat of Dad's Army entertained 1.35m (6.2%) from 7.45pm. The Dakota Fanning film Now Is Good averaged 470k (2.6%) later on.

Over on ITV, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway continued with 5.47m (25.9%) from 7pm, before You're Back in the Room and The Jonathan Ross Show garnered 3.85m (18%) and 2.23m (12%) respectively.

Channel 4's The World's Weirdest Weather was seen by 740k (3.4%) in the 8pm hour, with Richard III: The Princes in the Tower managing 1.22m (6%) afterwards.

On Channel 5, the latest episode of CSI intrigued 824k (4.9%) from 10pm. »

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Box-Office Alternatives: I Am Sam

21 March 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

This week sees the release of The Gunman, an actioner starring Sean Penn as a sniper on the run for his life after the assassination job he was hired for goes awry. The film will surely draw in the parents of teens seeking out Insurgent, thereby affording The Gunman a decent performance at the box office.

In looking back through Penn's filmography before writing this, it became evident to me that the incredibly fearless actor has only anchored a number of films throughout his many years in the movies. Moreover, his selectivity toward leading projects and the diversity of his choices make him one of the most chameleon-like actors in film.

Among all of Penn's leading turns, my favorite still remains his Oscar-nominated work in the drama I Am Sam (2001). Penn spent many hours studying the developmentally challenged (to compelling and magical effect) in order to play Sam Dawson, a »

- Frank Calvillo

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Universal’s Home Entertainment Group Takes Intl. Rights to ‘Effie Gray’

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

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group has picked up all international rights, except the United Kingdom, to “Effie Gray,” Emma Thompson’s film starring Dakota Fanning.

The acquisition comes just as “Effie Gray,” from production company Sovereign Films and producers Andreas Roald and Donald Rosenfeld, heads toward a U.S. theatrical release from Adopt Films next month. Uphe Content Group will also handle the U.S. domestic ancillary rights to the film.

Co-starring Thompson and a cast that includes Tom Sturridge, Derek Jacobi and Julie Walters, “Effie Gray” is based on the true story of Effie (Fanning) and her marriage to Victorian art critic John Ruskin (played by Greg Wise). Thompson both writes and directs.

Effie Gray” hits U.S. screens April 3.

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- Gordon Cox

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SXSW: 'Mad Men' Star Kiernan Shipka on the Series' Emotional End & Her First Lead Role in 'One & Two'

16 March 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

2015 is a big year for Kiernan Shipka. The 15-year-old actress, best known to audiences as Sally Draper on AMC's "Mad Men," will be saying goodbye to the hit show that brought her fame as it wraps up its seventh and last season this spring — and hello to a new post-"Mad Men" stage of her already budding career. Read More: Meet the Faces of SXSW 2015: Sally Field, Nick Kroll, Jason Schwartzman and More The talented teen has kept busy during the hiatuses of "Mad Men" by appearing in a number of TV movies/shows and features, including Lifetime's "Flowers in the Attic" and "Very Good Girls," opposite Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen. But this year sees her stepping out in a bigger way by leading Andrew Droz Palermo's provocative narrative debut "One & Two" (his first feature was the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary "Rich Hill"). In the drama, »

- Nigel M Smith

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SXSW: 'Mad Men' Star Kiernan Shipka on the Series' Emotional End & Her First Lead Role in 'One & Two'

16 March 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

2015 is a big year for Kiernan Shipka. The 15-year-old actress, best known to audiences as Sally Draper on AMC's "Mad Men," will be saying goodbye to the hit show that brought her fame as it wraps up its seventh and last season this spring — and hello to a new post-"Mad Men" stage of her already budding career. Read More: Meet the Faces of SXSW 2015: Sally Field, Nick Kroll, Jason Schwartzman and More The talented teen has kept busy during the hiatuses of "Mad Men" by appearing in a number of TV movies/shows and features, including Lifetime's "Flowers in the Attic" and "Very Good Girls," opposite Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen. But this year sees her stepping out in a bigger way by leading Andrew Droz Palermo's provocative narrative debut "One & Two" (his first feature was the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary "Rich Hill"). In the drama, »

- Nigel M Smith

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Farewell Richard Glatzer by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-03-13 16:41:18

13 March 2015 9:41 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland in New York last summer Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Director Richard Glatzer, partner of Wash Westmoreland, died at age 63 on Tuesday, March 10 at their home in Los Angeles, California. Richard was afflicted by A.L.S. (motor neurone disease) when we spoke in New York last summer at the Trump Soho Hotel on Kevin Kline's portrayal of Errol Flynn in their film The Last Of Robin Hood. He communicated with me by tapping out his voiced response on an iPad. His wit came through in every answer he gave. He called Susan Sarandon "a young soul" and Dakota Fanning an "old" soul in their roles as Florence and Beverly Aadland.

Richard Glatzer with Susan Sarandon as Florence Aadland on the set of The Last Of Robin Hood

Richard and Wash also directed and wrote together Quinceañera and the multiple award-winning Still Alice, in which Julianne Moore »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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You Won't Believe All These Stars Turn 21 This Year

11 March 2015 4:35 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Young Hollywood isn't quite so young anymore. This weekend, Ansel Elgort turns 21, joining the ranks of several other celebrities who reach the milestone this year. Justin Bieber will continue his 21st birthday festivities later this month with his Comedy Central Roast, and after growing up on screen for more than a decade, Dakota Fanning celebrated the big 2-1 earlier this year. Ahead of Ansel's birthday, take a look at some of the famous actors and musicians who turn 21 in 2015, and then check out the hotties turning 30 this year and the best dressed stars under 21! »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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Tff 2015: Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2015 Line-up For World Narrative Features Program

11 March 2015 5:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This year’s World Narrative program brings an accessible universality to its international viewpoints and showcase a strong sense of familial locales, crises, and lone-wolf connective longing in a variety of styles. From two brothers surviving the Kentucky Civil War in Men Go To Battle to a wealthy eccentric who ingratiates himself with the family of his dead friend in Franny and The Survivalist’s struggle with post-apocalyptic self-preservation, the 12 stories and voices will resonate with discerning and diverse audiences.

“We were inspired by, and really admire the ambition and risk-taking of the filmmakers who are striving to capture the emotions and complexities of everyday life in this year’s submissions,” said Frederic Boyer, Artistic Director Tribeca Film Festival.

Let’s take a look at the slate for the World Narrative Features program:

The Adderall Diaries

Pamela Romanowsky (USA) – World Premiere

Elliott (James Franco), a once-successful novelist inflicted with writer »

- Sacha Hall

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'American Ultra' Stars Stewart and Eisenberg Reportedly Join Allen's Next Film Project

9 March 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

American Ultra stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will be reunited later this year in another project: Woody Allen's next as yet untitled feature. Bruce Willis is the third cast member whose name has been publicly announced. The source for this information is an "exclusive" report via Deadline.com's Mike Fleming Jr. So far, as Fleming explains in his brief piece, Woody Allen and "his people" haven't confirmed the casting. In other words, things could change in the not-too-distant future. See also: Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt Movie Project, also featuring Laura Dern and Michelle Williams. Unsurprisingly, no plot details about the upcoming Woody Allen project have been forthcoming. In fact, one wonders if Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis – in case they have indeed joined the fold – know what the movie is going to be about. Allen's latest collaborators – Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson – will be producing the film. »

- Zac Gille

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Stewart Joins Another Prestige Low-Budget Effort

3 March 2015 9:09 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart joins Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project (photo: Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria') This news bit has been everywhere online, but just in case you've missed it: History-making César Award winner Kristen Stewart has joined three-time Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams and two-time Oscar nominee Laura Dern in an as yet untitled drama set in Montana and to be directed by Kelly Reichardt.* Deadline.com first broke the story last week (Feb. 27, 2015). If all goes as planned, Kristen Stewart will play Boise lawyer Beth, who, nervous after accepting a teaching position in a small Montana town, befriends a local woman, Jamie, auditing her class.† Kelly Reichardt's usual partners Neil Kopp and Anish Savjani are producing the project, which is supposed to consist of a series of vignettes based on short stories by Maile Meloy. Also in the cast: James Le Gros (Point Break), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows »

- Zac Gille

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Watch 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' at Home Now

3 March 2015 6:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Foxcatcher (drama; Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo; rated R) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (Ya action sequel; Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Liam Hemsworth; rated PG-13) The Last of Robin Hood (drama; Dakota Fanning, Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon; rated R) Son of a Gun (action; Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites; rated R) Faults (thriller; Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jon Gries...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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