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Harry Potter's Emma Watson Will Play 'Belle' In Disney's Live-Action Beauty & The Beast

26 January 2015 8:40 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Emma Watson is best known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, and now it's been revealed that she'll try her hand (and voice) at another classic literary character in Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast. After Warner Bros. version with Guillermo del Toro fell through, Disney began to court Watson and evidently it all worked out as it's been officially announced that she'll star in the film under director Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn). This will be the latest in a series of Disney's live-action takes on some of their classic animated adaptations, after Maleficent, the upcoming Cinderella and Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book. I don't think anyone could argue that this isn't a perfect bit of casting, but let us know what you think in the usual place.   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d. »

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Emma Watson to Star in Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Exclusive)

26 January 2015 8:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Director Bill Condon has cast the “Harry Potter” actress as Belle in the live-action adaptation

Harry Potter” alum Emma Watson has closed a deal to star in Disney’s live-action musical “Beauty and the Beast,” TheWrap has learned.

Bill Condon (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”) will direct from a script written by Stephen Chbosky, who directed Watson in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the previous draft of the screenplay.

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing under their Mandeville Films banner.

Also Read: Emma Watson Speaks Out for Feminism and Against Man-Hating at Un (Video)

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- Jeff Sneider

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: January 26 - February 1

26 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Fury"

David Ayer's WWII action/drama boasts an all-star cast that includes Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, and Logan Lerman as members of a tank crew headed right into Nazi territory. Definitely for fans of gruesome war movies, so if that doesn't whet your whistle, keep on rolling.

"The Book of Life"

Guillermo del Toro produced this animated family film inspired by Mexican folkore. Although it got mixed reviews from critics, the animation alone makes it worth a look. And, hey, don't you need a break from "Frozen"?

"Downton Abbey: Season 5"

If you haven't caught up to all the "Upstairs Downstairs"-style drama in this PBS series, well, now's your chance. If you're just a diehard collector, the three-disc Blu-ray comes with 40 minutes of supplemental material. »

- Jenni Miller

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Tribeca picks up North American rights to ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ at Sundance

24 January 2015 12:03 PM, PST | The Moving Arts Journal | See recent The Moving Arts Journal news »

Park City, Ut — Tribeca’s distribution arm, Tribeca Film announced Friday it has acquired North American rights to Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut “Misery Loves Comedy.”

The film premiered the same day at the Sundance Film Festival. The Heretic Films and NewAley Pictures production is written by Pollak and John Varhous, and produced by Becky Newhall, Burton Ritchie and Barry Katz. Ben Galecki, Ashton Newhall, Liz Davidson and Jess Ravich are the executive producers. Tribeca is targeting a 2015 spring release.

Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, Steve Coogan, Jim Gaffigan, and Whoopi Goldberg are among over 60 famous funny people featured in the film, which aims to shine a light on the strange profession of making strangers laugh.

“As a first time director, I couldn’t ask for more than the thrill and assurance I’ve received from the entire team at Tribeca. »

- Eric M. Armstrong

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Sundance: Tribeca Picks Up Kevin Pollak Doc 'Misery Loves Comedy'

23 January 2015 9:22 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ahead of the film's Park City world premiere today, Tribeca Film has snapped up North American rights to comedian Kevin Pollak's directorial debut "Misery Loves Company." This Heretic Films and NewAley Pictures coproduction features an array of comic talking heads, including Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, Steve Coogan, Jim Gaffigan, and Whoopi Goldberg. Pollak melds in-depth interviews with famous funny men and women who offer anecdotes and insights from the comedy underbelly to reveal the strangeness—and "Misery," we can safely surmise—hidden beneath the profession.   The partly-Kickstarted film is written by Pollak and John Varhous, and produced by Becky Newhall, Burton Ritchie and Barry Katz. Ben Galecki, Ashton Newhall, Liz Davidson and Jess Ravich are the executive producers. Tribeca is targeting a 2015 spring release.  »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Tribeca Film buys Misery Loves Comedy

23 January 2015 8:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sundance: In another preemptive move that has kept the news flowing in the first two days in Park City, the distributor announced it has acquired North American rights to Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut.

Misery Loves Comedy premieres on Friday (January 23) and features numerous talking heads discussing the art of making people laugh.

Interviewees include Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, Steve Coogan, Jim Gaffigan and Whoopi Goldberg.

Tribeca has earmarked a spring release for the Heretic Films and NewAley Pictures production.

Pollak and John Varhous co-wrote the script and Becky Newhall, Burton Ritchie and Barry Katz produced. Ben Galecki, Ashton Newhall, Liz Davidson and Jess Ravich are the executive producers. 

Tribeca Film brokered the deal with UTA Independent Film Group.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Kevin Pollak's Sundance Doc 'Misery Loves Comedy' Acquired by Tribeca Film

23 January 2015 8:44 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tribeca Film has acquired North American distribution rights to Kevin Pollak's documentary "Misery Loves Comedy," which world premieres today at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. From Heretic Films and NewAley Pictures, "Misery Loves Comedy" finds Pollak candidly interviewing dozens of the biggest names in comedy, from Jimmy Fallon and Amy Schumer to Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, Steve Coogan, Jim Gaffigan and Whoopi Goldberg. As the subjects share their unique paths to making people laugh with hilarious anecdotes and insights into the underbelly of the comedy world, "Misery Loves Comedy" becomes a master class on the art of humor and its rare ability to help us understand life. "'Misery Loves Comedy' is a fascinating, unparalleled look inside the minds of some of the greatest and most beloved comedians of our time," said Todd Green, general manager of Tribeca Film. "Kevin Pollak has made »

- Zack Sharf

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Sundance: Kevin Pollak’s Documentary ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ Sold to Tribeca Film

23 January 2015 8:13 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The movie features Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Judd Apatow, Kevin Smith, Lisa Kudrow and many more

Tribeca Film is acquiring North American rights to Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut “Misery Loves Comedy,” which makes its world premiere Friday at the Sundance Film Festival. Tribeca announced it is targeting a spring 2015 release.

The talking-head documentary, a Heretic Films and NewAley Pictures production, was written by Pollak and John Varhous, and produced by Becky Newhall, Burton Ritchie and Barry Katz. Ben Galecki, Ashton Newhall, Liz Davidson and Jess Ravich served as executive producers.

Also Read: Sundance Party Report in Pictures: The Snowy »

- Jeff Sneider

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Critics’ Choice Awards: Michael Keaton Soars to Three Wins, Flies Offstage on Big Night (Analysis)

18 January 2015 2:21 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

You’ve gotta tip your cap to Selma’s Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo, Cake’s Jennifer Aniston, Unbroken’s Angelina Jolie, Big EyesAmy Adams, A Most Violent Year’s Jessica Chastain, Nightcrawler’s Rene Russo, Gone Girl’s Gillian FlynnChef’s Jon Favreau, Life Itself’s Steve James and The Lego Movie’s Chris Miller and Phil Lord, among others: Late on Thursday, a day on which they likely woke up early hoping to learn that they had received Oscar nominations only to be disappointed, they still showed up at the Hollywood Palladium for the 20th Critics’ Choice Awards (which were hosted by Michael Strahan and aired on A&E). And some of them, like Argo’s Ben Affleck two years ago, even picked up a pretty nice consolation prize.

While much of the industry’s fascination with the Critics’ Choice »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Winners of the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards announced

16 January 2015 6:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coming hot on the heels of the Academy Award nominations, the winners of the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were announced last night, with Birdman taking seven gongs including Best Actor, Best Comedy Actor and Best Acting Ensemble, while Richard Linklater’s Boyhood ended the night with Best Picture and Best Director.

Here’s a full list of the nominees, with the winners highlighted in red…

Best Picture

Birdman

Boyhood

Gone Girl

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

The Imitation Game

Nightcrawler

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Unbroken

Whiplash

Best Director

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Ava DuVernay, “Selma

David Fincher, “Gone Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman

Angelina Jolie, “Unbroken

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood

Best Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game

Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton, “Birdman

David Oyelowo, “Selma

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything

Best Actress

Jennifer Aniston, “Cake

Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, »

- Gary Collinson

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Birdman and Boyhood top Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015

15 January 2015 9:31 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Birdman was lauded with seven gongs at this year's Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

Lead actor Michael Keaton scored two of the awards for Actor and Actor in a Comedy, while the movie also won in the Acting Ensemble, Score, Original Screenplay, Editing and Cinematography categories.

However, the Alejandro González Iñárritu-directed black comedy was unable to beat Boyhood to the Picture award.

The coming-of-age drama had the second highest number of awards in total, which included Director for Richard Linklater, Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette and Young Actor/Actress for Ellar Coltrane.

The Grand Budapest Hotel followed suit with three awards for Comedy, Art Direction and Costume Design, while Guardians of the Galaxy took two with Action Movie and Hair & Make-up.

See the full list of winners for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015 below:

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Boyhood - Winner!

Birdman

Gone Girl

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Nightcrawler

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2015 Critics Choice Awards Winners Topped by 'Boyhood' and 'Birdman'

15 January 2015 8:37 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Birdman led the field heading into tonight's 2015 Critics Choice Awards with 13 total nominations followed by The Grand Budapest Hotel with 11 nominations, and Boyhood with eight. Of course, following this morning's 2015 Oscar nominations all eyes were on the Critics Choice Awards to see how this awards season will continue to flow. Some were already declaring the Oscars irrelevant, bypassed by the likes of the more diverse list of nominees at both the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards as the Oscars failed to nominate Selma and saw a list of acting nominees dominated by all-white actors. Personally, I think people are looking to blame the Academy for overall industry ills, but I guess there is some level of importance to be placed on being the organization to move the dial. Is that by nominations alonec How much do winners matterc That's probably a question best left for another time, as for tonight's awards. »

- Brad Brevet

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Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners: The Complete List

15 January 2015 8:07 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Just as it made a strong showing in the Oscar nominations Thursday morning, “Birdman” was the front-runner with the most nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Thursday night. It also ended the night with the most trophies, taking home seven, including both Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy for Michael Keaton, Best Acting Ensemble, and Best Editing — the film was shot to look as if it was a single continuous take.

Boyhood” followed with four awards, including two of the biggest honors of the night: Best Picture and Best Director for Richard Linklater. The film’s star »

- Jason Hughes and Steve Pond

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Critics Choice Awards Winners

15 January 2015 5:56 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stay tuned for updates on the winners of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, hosted by Michael Strahan. The awards aired live on A&E from the Hollywood Palladium.

Picture

Winner: Boyhood

Birdman

Gone Girl

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Nightcrawler

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Unbroken

Whiplash

Actor

Winner: Michael KeatonBirdman

Benedict CumberbatchThe Imitation Game

Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Jake GyllenhaalNightcrawler

David OyelowoSelma

Eddie RedmayneThe Theory of Everything

Actress

Winner: Julianne MooreStill Alice

Jennifer AnistonCake

Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night

Felicity JonesThe Theory of Everything

Rosamund PikeGone Girl

Reese WitherspoonWild

Director

Winner: Richard LinklaterBoyhood

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ava DuVernaySelma

David FincherGone Girl

Alejandro G. Inarritu – Birdman

Angelina JolieUnbroken

Comedy

Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Birdman

St. Vincent

Top Five

22 Jump Street

Actress In A Comedy

Winner: Jenny Slate »

- Variety Staff

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Disney Moves The Jungle Book and Dates Ghost in the Shell

15 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

If you were excited for the release of Jon Favreau’s live-action Jungle Book later this year, unfortunately you’ll have to wait a bit longer as Disney moved the flick to 2016. Also Ghost in the Shell gets a release date (in 2017). The Jungle Book was pushed from its original October 15th date to April […]

Read Disney Moves The Jungle Book and Dates Ghost in the Shell on Filmonic.

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- Alex

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Disney Updates Its Release Schedule To Include Pete’s Dragon And Ghost In The Shell

14 January 2015 1:35 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following in the footsteps of every major movie studio and setting release dates for two and three years into the future, Walt Disney Pictures has recently updated its release schedule to include Pete’s Dragon and Ghost in the Shell alongside some minor adjustments to the release dates for some of its other major films.

First up is Pete’s Dragon, which is about to head into production with a cast that includes Robert Redford and Bryce Dallas Howard. It will open August 12, 2016, putting it opposite Universal’s Dirty Grandpa and Legendary’s Spectral. Sounds like August 2016 will bring something for the entire family.

Ghost in the Shell will not see the light of day until April 14, 2017, which is hardly surprising given that Scarlett Johansson has only just signed on to lead the film. Right now it remains the only film in that spot in April, but it’s still »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Disney sets dates for Ghost In The Shell, The Jungle Book and Pete’s Dragon

14 January 2015 2:54 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney is set for a monumental couple of years at the box office through 2015, 2016 and beyond. This year sees both Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens debut, but that hasn’t stopped then from lining up some other big box-office treats for post-2015.

With news over the last week that Scarlett Johansson (Under the Skin) has officially signed on for the live-action remake of anime classic Ghost in The Shell (for which she is set to earn a cool $20 million), a release date has now been confirmed for April 14th, 2017. That date already has Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2 and an as-of-yet unannounced “monster movie” from Universal Pictures.

Johansson is also lending her talents to another remake, with her sultry vocal chords bringing life to Kaa the Snake in Jon Favreau’s live-action version of The Jungle Book. Originally, the film was due »

- Scott J. Davis

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Ghost in the Shell Gets a Release Date; Jungle Book Delayed

13 January 2015 5:21 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Just last week Ghost in the Shell officially brought on Scarlet Johansson to lead the movie, and now Dreamworks has given the movie an official release date.  Sadly, however, Jon Favreau's Jungle Book has been pushed out of 2015.  Come inside to learn when you'll be seeing these films at your local theater!

Disney's shuffled up some of their upcoming release schedule which means both good and bad things for movie-goers (depending on your excitement level).  First of all, Jon Favreau's upcoming Jungle Book adaptation, which was set to release later this year, has been pushed back.  If you were looking foward to seeing Mogli and his animal friends back on the big screen, you're going to have to cool your jets and re-mark your calendars for April 15, 2016.  Jungle Book is going to be CGI-intensive so the move is understandable in order to accomodate the post-production schedule.  It's still kind of a bummer, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Jon Favreau's Jungle Book Pushed Back Six Months

13 January 2015 4:03 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Joining Universal and 20th Century Fox in their recent games of release date musical chairs, Disney have now announced some shifting weekends of their own. Jon Favreau's Jungle Book has been pushed back to 2016, while Craig Gillespie's Chris Pine-starring The Finest Hours will arrive sooner than we thought. The new Pete's Dragon has nabbed its opening day too. And with the sudden flurry of activity around DreamWorks' Ghost In The Shell remake, there's now also confirmation of exactly when we can expect to see Scarlett Johansson don her cyber-suit.Favreau's live-action-and-cgi take on Rudyard Kipling and Mowgli will now grace cinema screens on April 15, 2016, six months later than originally planned. There's been no official reason given for this, but it's clearly a project where a long post-production was always going to be a necessity. It seems likely that it's a move to get those animal FX looking as seamless as possible. »

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Disney pushes The Jungle Book back to 2016, brings Finest Hours forward

13 January 2015 3:29 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney has pushed back the release of The Jungle Book to April 2016.

Jon Favreau's live action movie, scripted by Justin Marks, had been scheduled for release on October 9 this year.

However, Disney has now confirmed that the film, currently in production, will now open on April 15, 2016.

Favreau's adaptation will star newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, with Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyongo, Christopher Walken, Idris Elba, Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson among the voice cast.

The move comes just a month after Warner Bros announced that its own planned adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's story had been pushed back to October 2017.

Disney's The Finest Hours, based on the 2009 novel by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, will now open on October 9, moving forward six months.

Meanwhile, the studio also confirmed that Pete's Dragon will arrive in cinemas on August 12, 2016, with DreamWorks' remake of Ghost in the Shell following on April 14, 2017. »

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