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Watch the Producers from Interstellar, Boyhood, Birdman and More Talk the Studio Culture, China, and More in 40-Minute Roundtable Discussion

18 December 2014 12:59 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The folks at THR have released yet another roundtable interview, this time focusing on producers.  Emma Thomas (Interstellar), Cathleen Sutherland (Boyhood), Eric Fellner (The Theory of Everything), John Lesher (Birdman, Fury), Marc Platt (Into the Woods), and Peter Chernin (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Exodus: Gods and Kings, St. Vincent) take part in the 40-minute roundtable discussion, which touches on a number of topics from their unique perspective.  Two of the participants used to be studio heads, which leads to some interesting discussion about the current state of the movie studio culture (note: this was filmed before The Interview debacle).  The producers talk about everything from being fired, working with big directors, dealing with budgets, how China figures into the planning equation nowadays, and much more.  It’s a fascinating talk from a unique perspective on the filmmaking process. Check out the roundtable discussion after the jump, and »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch: Oscar Producers Roundtable on Tough Decisions, Film Franchises and Budget Concerns

18 December 2014 9:58 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I have another Oscar contender roundtable for you lovely people out there. This one concerns the producers of some of the most talked about films this year. Unfortunately, this roundtable is moderated by Stephen Galloway, so you will have to deal with that. But the things they talk about are still interesting. This roundtable includes Peter Chernin (St. Vincent, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Cathleen Sutherland (Boyhood), Marc Platt (Into the Woods), Emma Thomas (Interstellar), John Lesher (Birdman, Fury), and Eric Fellner (The Theory of Everything). It would have been interesting for this conversation to be filmed after the hack at Sony. It obviously would have come up, especially due to the e-mails from Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal. Alas, you can tell this has been in the can for quite a bit, so we will not get to enjoy that bit of talking. I thought Emma Thomas, »

- Mike Shutt

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Golden Globes - nominee reactions

11 December 2014 11:45 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Eddie Redmayne was doing holiday shopping when he heard about his nomination and Force Majeure’s Ruben Östlund says he could get used to being pampered. Read on for more reactions.

The Golden Globes will be presented on January 11, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

“We’re grateful to the HFPA for recognising the fantastic work of the whole team behind The Theory Of Everything with these four nominations. This film reflects the extraordinary lives of Stephen and Jane Hawking, and tells their personal story in a way audiences have never seen before. We’re delighted that Eddie’s astonishing performance as Stephen and Felicity’s as Jane have received the recognition we feel they so richly deserve, and we congratulate them and everyone who worked so hard on this film.”

Eric Fellner, co-chairman of Working Title Films, producer, The Theory Of Everything.

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Chris Pratt Shares His Son’s Premature Birth Story at March of Dimes Celebration of Babies

6 December 2014 9:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a speech both touching and funny at Friday’s March of Dimes Celebration of Babies, Chris Pratt shared about his son Jack’s premature birth, born nine weeks early at just 3 pounds, 12 ounces. “That’s a decent-sized bass,” he said to laughs from the star-studded crowd at the Beverly Wilshire. “Very small for a human.”

“I’ve done all kinds of cool things as an actor — I’ve jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy,” Pratt said. While Jack was in the Nicu, Pratt said he cherished moments where he’d cradle his son skin-to-skin. “I made promises in that moment about what kind of dad I wanted to be and I just prayed that he’d live long enough that I could keep them.”

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- Janine Lew

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Casting: Boniadi, Jones, Washington, Heard

3 December 2014 6:40 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ben-Hur

"Homeland" actress Nazanin Boniadi has scored the female lead role opposite Jack Huston in Timur Bekmambetov's "Ben-Hur" remake at MGM and Paramount Pictures.

Boniadi will play Esther, the role that Gal Gadot was in discussions before conflicts knocked her out of the running. Boniadi also beat out Sofia Boutella ("Kingsman: The Secret Service"), Moran Atias ("The Next Three Days") and Natalia Warner ("Learning To Breathe") for the role. [Source: Deadline]

Inferno

Felicity Jones ("The Theory Of Everything") is in early talks for the female lead role in Ron Howard's film adaptation of the Dan Brown novel "Inferno" at Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.

Tom Hanks reprises his role of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon who awakens in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He teams up with a doctor (Jones) whom he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague. [Source: Deadline]

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Amber Heard Circling Supporting Role In The Danish Girl

2 December 2014 12:48 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The long-gestating adaptation of David Ebershoff’s novel, The Danish Girl, is picking up speed as The Rum Diary star Amber Heard is now in negotiations for a role. Per Deadline, Heard is in the running for a “strong supporting” part, which if all goes to plan, will see her performing opposite Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything) and Alicia Vikander (The Fifth Estate).

Published in 2000, the novel reimagines the story of real-life artist, Einar Wegener (Redmayne), and his wife Gerda (Vikander). In 1930 Wegener opted to undergo gender reassignment surgery, and emerged as one of the first men to ever seek the experimental procedure. Ebershoff’s novel examines the couple’s life following Wegener’s transition to Lili Elbe, and it strikes us as the perfect material for a big screen reworking. If Heard signs on, she’ll be tackling the meatier supporting part of Oona.

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Amber Heard enters talks for Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl

2 December 2014 8:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Amber Heard has entered talks for Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl.

The 3 Days to Kill actress is in line to join Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne in the period drama, reports Deadline.

The adaptation of David Ebershoff's novel is about the relationship between married painters Einar and Gerda Wegener.

Einar - later known as Lili Elbe - transitioned in the 1920s, and was one of the first patients to undergo then-experimental gender confirmation surgery in 1930.

The Danish Girl will reunite Hooper with Les Misérables producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Heard will next be seen with Channing Tatum in Magic Mike Xxl. »

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Amber Heard In Talks To Join Tom Hooper’s ‘The Danish Girl’

2 December 2014 7:13 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Amber Heard is in talks to join Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl for the strong supporting role of Oola opposite Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Alicia Vikander (Testament Of Youth). The film sees director and producer Hooper re-teaming with Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The trio previously worked together with much success on Les Miserables.

Inspired by the novel written by David Ebershoff, Danish Girl is a love story about Danish painters Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda. In 1930, Wegener was one of the first men ever to undergo operations to become a woman. Lucinda Coxon adapted the screenplay. Gail Mutrux developed the film and will produce through her Pretty Pictures banner alongside Anne Harrison and Linda Reisman.

Heard, who is coming off a starring role in the forthcoming Channing Tatum sequel Magic Mike Xxl, is repped by Wme and Karl Austen at Jackoway Tyerman. »

- Ali Jaafar

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‘The Theory Of Everything’: A Brief History Of Stephen and Jane Hawking At The Contenders

20 November 2014 10:18 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The producers of The Theory of Everything – Anthony McCarten (also the screenwriter) and Lisa Bruce – talk in this video shot at Deadline’s The Contenders event about the years-long process of filming the love story of physicist Stephen Hawking and first wife Jane Hawking. Bruce also talks here with Deadline’s Pete Hammond about the strong female character at the film’s heart whose presence (and memoir) made this biopic unusual among so many Hollywood movies.

James Marsh directed the film, which stars Anthony Redmayne as Stephen and Felicity Jones as Jane. Other notable cast members include David Thewlis and Emily Watson. Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan also produced. The film, which debuted strongly in limited release two weeks ago, is distributed by Focus Features.

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- David Bloom

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Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail Caesar!’ To Start Filming Monday

7 November 2014 3:24 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest feature Hail Caesar! is to start filming Monday in Los Angeles on location and in studios. The film, which boasts a starry cast including George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Jonah HillRalph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johannson and Alden Ehrenreich, is a Hollywood satire set in the 1950s.

As usual, the Coen brothers wrote and directed the film, which is a Working Title/Mike Zoss production.

Hail Caesar! represents the eighth collaboration between the Coen brothers and Working Title production powerhouses Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The quartet previously worked together on A Serious Man, Burn After Reading, The Man Who Wasn’t There, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, Fargo and The Hudsucker Proxy.

Universe will release the film domestically February 5, 2016.

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- Ali Jaafar

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Coens’ Hail, Caesar! to begin shooting Monday

7 November 2014 3:10 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

George Clooney and Josh Brolin star in the film set in 1950s Hollywood.

Hail, Caesar!, Joel and Ethan Coen’s next film is set to begin principal photography on Monday (Nov 10) in studios and on location in Los Angeles.

Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Alden Ehrenreich and Jonah Hill star in the film set in Hollywood in the 1950’s.

The Coen brothers wrote and will direct the film.

Brolin plays Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who works to keep the studio’s stars in line. Clooney plays a movie star who is kidnapped while filming a Roman epic and spends the film dressed in period garb.

The film is a Working Title/Mike Zoss Production and is being produced by the Coens and Working Title FilmsEric Fellner and Tim Bevan

It marks the eigth film collaboration between the Coen Brothers and Working Title following »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’ to Start Shooting Monday

7 November 2014 3:05 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Hail, Caesar!” is to start shooting Monday in studios and on location in Los Angeles, sources close to the production have confirmed.

Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Alden Ehrenreich and Jonah Hill star in the film set in Hollywood in the 1950s.

The Coen Brothers wrote and will direct the film, which is a Working Title/Mike Zoss Production, and is being produced by the Coen Brothers and Working Title FilmsEric Fellner and Tim Bevan.

“Hail, Caesar!” marks the eighth film collaboration between the Coen Brothers and Working Title following “A Serious Man,” “Burn After Reading,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Fargo” and “The Hudsucker Proxy.”

Universal has dated the film for a February 2016 release date in the U.S.

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Coen Brothers to Start Filming All-Star Comedy ‘Hail Caesar!’ on Monday

7 November 2014 2:53 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Hail! Caesar, the Coen Brothers' upcoming comedy, starring George Clooney as a 1950’s Hollywood film idol, is set to start principle photography on Monday in studios and on location in Los Angeles. The film will also feature turns from Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Alden Ehrenreich and Jonah Hill, with Joel and Ethan Coen producing alongside Working Title FilmsEric Fellner and Tim Bevan. Read more Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Adds Four (Exclusive) Hail! Caesar, which Universal has dated for release in Feb. 2016, marks the eighth collaboration between the Coen Brothers and

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Simple Physics: ‘The Theory Of Everything’ Is Specialty Box Office Whiz — Preview

6 November 2014 8:13 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

This weekend is shaping up to mirror early fall, when specialty distributors packed theaters with new titles. Many of those disappeared quickly, and this weekend could be similar as companies usher in about a dozen limited-release theatrical newcomers. Focus FeaturesThe Theory Of Everything, however, has amassed a good amount of attention. Directed by Oscar winner James Marsh (Man On Wire), the Stephen Hawking biopic is opening two months after its Toronto debut. Two notable nonfiction titles also join the fray this weekend: Cinema Guild’s Actress, from director Robert Greene, and Zipporah FilmsNational Gallery by nonfiction maverick Frederick Wiseman. Both deserve attention as the awards-race heats up. Two years after the theatrical bow of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the 16th U.S. President is the focus of Amplify’s The Better Angels — though it focuses a very different phase of his life. Distrib Films is opening Italian political »

- Brian Brooks

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‘The Theory Of Everything’ Review: Pete Hammond On Why Oscar Could Be Calling

6 November 2014 10:04 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

No question one of the year’s best films, I still have to confess I was not champing at the bit to see a biopic on Stephen Hawking. But The Theory Of Everything is not your average biopic because at heart it is really a love story and it comes not from the point of view of Hawking, but rather Jane his wife on whose book Anthony McCarten’s superior screenplay adaptation was based. With brilliant lead performances from both Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, this film reveals aspects of Hawking we never really knew — at least I didn’t.

Spanning a quarter of a century we meet him in college when he was young and in love and a budding genius.  But shortly after getting married he gets a devastating diagnosis of Als and given no more than two years to live. That might be enough to doom any relationship but not this one, »

- Pete Hammond

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Warner Bros. Pictures To Release We Are Your Friends Starring Zac Efron

5 November 2014 8:07 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that it has obtained the domestic distribution rights for Max Joseph’s (MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show”) feature film directorial debut, We Are Your Friends.

The film, from Working Title Films and Studiocanal, stars Zac Efron (“Neighbors”), Emily Ratajkowski (“Gone Girl”) and Wes Bentley (“Interstellar,” “The Hunger Games”).

We Are Your Friends is about what it takes to find your voice. Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole (Efron) spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James (Bentley), who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie (Ratajkowski). With Cole’s forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, »

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Zac Efron's DJ drama 'We Are Your Friends' picked up by Warner Bros.

5 November 2014 3:41 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Warner Bros. has acquired Zac Efron's DJ drama We Are Your Friends. The studio announced on Wednesday that it has picked up the North American rights to Max Joseph's (Catfish: The TV Show) feature film debut, which stars Efron as a Cole, 23-year-old DJ trying to make it in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife. The film also stars Wes Bentley (Interstellar, The Hunger Games) as James, an older DJ who takes Cole under his wing and helps him jumpstart his career, as well as Gone Girl star Emily Ratajkowski as his girlfriend, whom Cole falls for. »

- Emily Blake

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Zac Efron DJ Movie Acquired by Warner Bros.

5 November 2014 1:35 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Warner Bros. has picked up North American distribution rights to We Are Your Friends, Zac Efron’s drama set in the world of DJing. Max Joseph directed the feature, which stars Efron as well as Emily Ratajkowski (the model who made waves with Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video and appeared in Gone Girl) and Wes Bentley. Studiocanal, which financed the film, is distributing in France, the U.K., Germany, Australia and New Zealand. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin produced the drama, which wrapped shooting in September. The announcement was made by Warner Bros., who provided plenty of plot details: Set

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AFM: Warner Bros. Picks Up Zac Efron Starrer ‘We Are Your Friends’

5 November 2014 1:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has acquired North American rights to “We Are Your Friends,” in one of the first major deals inked at American Film Market.

Max Joseph’s (MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show”) feature debut, “We Are Your Friends” is a Working Title film toplining Zac Efron (“Neighbors”), Emily Ratajkowski (“Gone Girl”) and Wes Bentley (“Interstellar”).

Studiocanal, who financed the film, is handling international sales and will be distributing in France, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, prexy of creative development and worldwide production, and Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and international distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures.

“We are so delighted to be working with the visionary team at Warner with whom we are excited to begin working on making ‘We Are You Friends’ a cult movie reference worldwide for the young generation of today,” said Anna Marsh, Studiocanal’s head of international sales. »

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Watch: Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones Reveal Terrors Filming 'Theory of Everything' (Exclusive Video)

30 October 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are Oscar perennials ("Les Mis," "Atonement," "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy," "Anna Karenina"). And they and their distributor, Universal's Focus Features, know they have a robust awards contender in "The Theory of Everything," the moving $18-million love story of Stephen and Jane Hawking, played by Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Both are in the Oscar race, along with the film's director James Marsh (Oscar-winning doc "Man on Wire," "Shadow Dancer") and New Zealand-born screenwriter and Hawking obsessive Anthony McCarten, who nurtured for many years his adaptation of Jane Hawking's memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen Hawking."  I interviewed Redmayne and Jones in Toronto right after their movie's rousing debut (video below). Focus chose to skip Venice, Telluride, New York and London fests in favor of the Tiff launch and a »

- Anne Thompson

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