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Zac Efron Takes the Lead in 'We Are Your Friends'

1 hour ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski, who appeared in Robin Thicke's sultry "Blurred Lines" music video, have signed on to star in We Are Your Friends, which marks the directorial debut of Catfish: The TV Show star Max Joseph.

The story centers on Cole, a 23-year-old electronic dance music DJ who is working on what he believes is the next big revolutionary song. He meets an older, charismatic DJ who takes Cole under his wing, although their relationship gets complicated when Cole falls for his new mentor's younger girlfriend. While no details were given for Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski's characters, it seems likely that Zac Efron is playing Cole, while Emily Ratajkowski will portray the girlfriend.

Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez and Alex Shaffer are also in negotiations for unspecified supporting roles alongside Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski.

Max Joseph is directing from a script he co-wrote with Meaghan Oppenheimer, »

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‘Blurred Lines’ Stunner Emily Ratajkowski Lands Lead Opposite Zac Efron In ‘We Are Your Friends’

2 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Emily Ratajkowski, the model who parlayed a risque appearance in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video into a GQ cover stamping her the next big thing, and a lead role opposite Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, will star alongside Zac Efron in We Are Your Friends, a film that will be directed by Max Joseph, co-star of MTV’s Catfish series. Joseph makes his directing debut on a script he wrote with Meaghan Oppenheimer from a story by Richard Silverman. Working Title Films partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce. Studio Canal is financing, and […] »

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Famous Five Headed For Family Film Franchise

25 July 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over here in the UK, we know how to make great writers. We gave the world J.K Rowling with her Harry Potter series and, among many others, we gave the world the author that Rowling is often compared to – Enid Blyton. We are also, apparently, about to give the world Blyton’s work on film, as Working Title has acquired the theatrical rights to The Famous Five. You’re welcome.

With global sales estimated at over 600 million books, Enid Blyton is one of the biggest-selling children’s authors in history. The Famous Five series first appeared in 1942 – with the first book entitled Five On A Treasure Island – and eventually ran to 21 full-length novels. The stories focus on a group of children and the adventures they have during each school holiday, when they return from boarding school. The group – comprising of three siblings, their cousin and her dog – find themselves »

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Blyton's "Famous Five" Becomes A Film Franchise

25 July 2014 8:08 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Working Title looks to be developing a live-action film franchise based on famed British author Enid Blyton's iconic "The Famous Five" book series.

Working Title has acquired theatrical rights to the full library of twenty-one novels which follow a group of four young children and their dog Timmy who get involved in an adventure whilst on summer vacation from boarding school. Think a "Goonies"-style tone.

The project is now out to directors and on a fast-tracked development schedule. Star cameos are likely to be sought for the various adult roles, while Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce.

The first novel debuted in 1942 and Blyton released a new one annually (aside from 1959) right up until 1963. The property was previously adapted into two films in 1957 & 1964, and two TV series in 1978 and 1995.

One of the biggest selling children’s authors in history, Blyton's books have racked up over 600 million in sales. »

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Enid Blyton's Famous Five movie rights snapped up by Working Title

25 July 2014 3:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Filming rights to Enid Blyton's Famous Five series have reportedly been snapped up by Working Title.

According to Deadline, Working Title has purchased movie rights to the full Famous Five library spanning more than 20 novels.

Working Title is reportedly planning to launch a live-action franchise based on the books, and will fast-track production.

Working Title's Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan are believed to be producing the series.

The news comes after Old Vic Productions purchased the theatre rights to the novels. A musical version is expected to launch in the next two years.

The series follows a childhood gang - Julian, Dick, Anne and Georgina (George) and their dog Timmy - on different adventures while on holiday. »

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Working Title Acquires Theatrical Rights to Library of ‘Famous Five’ Author Enid Blyton

25 July 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

U.K. production company Working Title has acquired theatrical rights to the library of children’s author Enid Blyton, whose books include “The Famous Five” series.

Working Title plans to launch a live-action franchise based on the books, the company confirmed Friday. Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce. The news was first reported in Deadline.

The deal was inked with publisher Hodder, a subsidiary of Hachette, which owns the Blyton estate.

The English writer, who died in 1968, is one of the biggest selling children’s authors of all time with global sales of more than 600 million books.

The Famous Five” series includes more than 20 novels that follow the vacation adventures of a group of four children and their dog Timmy.

Earlier this month, Old Vic Productions acquired stage rights and is looking to launch a musical version.

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Edgar Wright Turns His Attention Back To Original Script ‘Baby Driver’

23 July 2014 12:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

After years of work on Ant-man being pushed aside in order to save his creative input, we’re all with you, Mr Edgar Wright has turned back towards his own script from 2009, Baby Driver, for his next project.

He’d also be heading back to work with the wonderful Working Title, and the production team of Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Nira Park, who backed those pretty well-known films Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’S End but this one probably won’t feature stars Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. What the film is actually about is vague at the moment, with only Deadline getting the word that it’s ‘a collision of crime, action, music and sound.’ Which is all previous films, ever, right?!

The difference here is we know Wright is returning to original material with the hope and rejuvenation that may have been stolen away during Marvel’s Ant-man. »

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Edgar Wright to direct Baby Driver for Working Title

23 July 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Edgar Wright has found his first project after vacating the director’s chair on Marvel’s Ant-Man, with Deadline revealing that he’s set to helm Baby Driver for Working Title.

Described as “a collision of crime, action, music and sound”, Baby Driver has been written by Wright, and will be produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, who also produced Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End.

Apparently the project is being fast-tracked, so expect more news soon…

The post Edgar Wright to direct Baby Driver for Working Title appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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Edgar Wright Finds His Next Movie

22 July 2014 11:04 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

By now we are all well aware that Edgar Wright's next film won't be Ant-Man, but the director has found a new project to put his efforts into. Wright will helm Baby Driver for Working Title Films.

The film was written by Wright, and is described as "a collision of crime, action, music and sound." (Sounds a bit like Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, no?) No Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are not a part of this, for now anyway. Wright, Frost and Pegg made the three comedies World's End, Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead together.

According to EW, Baby Driver has been in the works for over half a decade now. Working Title is developing the film, but not studio has been announced yet; however chances are Universal will pick up the film since Working Title has a deal there.

Baby Driver is being produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, »

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Edgar Wright in talks to replace Ant-Man with new film Baby Driver

22 July 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Edgar Wright is said to be in talks to direct Baby Driver for Working Title Films.

After his much-publicised departure from Marvel's Ant-Man film, there has been a great deal of speculation about what Wright's next project will be.

Although no details are available, it is anticipated that the film will be similar in tone to the Cornetto Trilogy, the comedy movies he made with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

According to Deadline, Wright described the film as "a collision of crime, action, music and sound".

He will write the script, while Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce with Nira Park.

Wright has a number of films in development, including Disney's The Night Stalker, a project which Johnny Depp is attached to.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently defended how the company handled Wright's departure from Ant-Man. »

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Edgar Wright to Direct 'Baby Driver' Following 'Ant-Man' Exit

22 July 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two months after director Edgar Wright's surprising departure from Marvel's Phase Three adventure Ant-Man, the filmmaker is lining up his new project Baby Driver with Working Title Films.

We first reported on the project back in April 2008, when the filmmaker signed a two-picture deal with Working Title. While no specific plot details were given, the project was described as, "a wild spin on the action and crime genre which will be set in the U.S." When the Working Title deal was first announced, Baby Driver was slated to be the first project to go into production, followed by The World's End, which was released last year.

Edgar Wright is directing from his own original screenplay, with Nira Park producing alongside Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The project is being put on the fast track, and while it does not have a studio home at this time, »

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Edgar Wright Will Make Long-Gestating 'Baby Driver' Next

22 July 2014 11:46 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

May 2014 wasn’t a good month for filmmaker Edgar Wright. The director decided to painfully walk away from Marvel’s “Ant-Man” film, a project he had spearheaded to make with the then-fledgling company and spent eight years developing it. The move was heartache for the director, but as Marvel wanted something … potentially a lot more compromised, so Wright had to stick to his guns and bow out. While there were some—misplaced—talk that Wright would be tackling his adaptation of “The Night Stalker” with Johnny Depp next, that’s turned out not to be the case. Instead Wright is going back to the long-gestating “Baby Driver,” a project he’s been developing since circa 2008. And maybe it was “the musical” that Wright was hinting at for several years now. Deadline calls “Baby Driver” a “collision of crime, action, music and sound.” The movie is as far away as can »

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Edgar Wright Up For Working Title's "Baby Driver"

22 July 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

He departed "Ant-Man" a while ago, now filmmaker Edgar Wright has reportedly found his next film in the form of "Baby Driver" at Working Title Films.

Wright penned the crime-themed action thriller project, no word on the tone though it'll no doubt have Wright's signature quick editing and great sense of humor.

Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing the film alongside Nira Park. The project isn't at a studio as yet though.

Source: Deadline »

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Edgar Wright Finds New Film Following ‘Ant-Man’ Exit

22 July 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following his very public departure from directing Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” Edgar Wright now looks ready to move on as he is in talks to direct “Baby Driver” for Working Title Films.

The plot details are vague other than it would be in the vein of his Cornetto Trilogy he made with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Wright will pen the script with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner producing with Nira Park.

After Wright left “Ant-Man” due to creative differences, the industry was eager to see what film he would come on to next given he had so many films in development including the Disney pic “The Night Stalker” which Johnny Depp is attached to star in.

Wright is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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Johansson, Hill Join Coens' "Hail Caesar"

9 July 2014 6:56 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Scarlett Johansson is in early talks and Jonah Hill is in negotiations to join the all-star cast of Joel and Ethan Coen's new film "Hail, Caesar!" at Universal Pictures and Working Title.

The darkly comedic tale follows Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s.

George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton are also onboard for small roles. The Coens, Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce.

Source: THR »

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Penelope Cruz Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in Sony’s ‘Grimsby’

9 July 2014 4:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Penelope Cruz is joining Sacha Baron Cohen in the Sony comedy “Grimsby.”

Pic also stars Rebel Wilson and Mark Strong.

The film is directed by Louis Leterrier with a story by Baron Cohen and Phil Johnston and a screenplay by Baron Cohen, Johnston and Peter Baynham.

Story follows a British black ops spy, played by Strong, who’s forced to team up with his idiotic English football hooligan brother, played by Baron Cohen.

Baron Cohen and Nira Park will produce with Johnston, Baynham, Louise Rosner, Todd Schulman, James Biddle, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Ant Hines and Adam McKay exec producing.

Production is set to start sometime this summer.

Cruz was most recently seen in Fox’s “The Counselor.” She is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Kuranda Management.

News was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill in Talks for 'Hail Caesar'

9 July 2014 4:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill are in talks to join the star-studded cast of Hail Caesar, which already includes George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton.

While no details were given for Jonah Hill's role, Scarlett Johansson is playing an actress who becomes pregnant just before her latest film is about to start production. Scarlett Johansson herself is actually pregnant, expecting her first child with fiancee Romain Dauriac, although her role isn't believed to take too long to shoot.

The story is set in the 1950s, following a fixer named Eddie Mannix, who works with all of the major Hollywood movie studios to help their major stars from avoiding scandals. We reported in May that the character is loosely based on Fred Otash, a private investigator who dug up dirt on all the major celebrities for Confidential Magazine by using his wiretapping techniques.

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Scarlett Johansson in Talks for Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail Caesar!’ (Exclusive)

9 July 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scarlett Johansson is in talks to join the Coen brothers’ drama “Hail Caesar.”

Jonah Hill is also in talks to join the cast.

She would join Josh Brolin and George Clooney. Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are also in negotiations to co-star.

Universal will distribute with the Coens producing, along with Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title Films.

The story follows a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who is working to keep a studio’s stars in line.

Johansson will play an actress who suddenly becomes pregnant as her film is about to go into production. It’s a good fit, since Johansson announced in March that she was pregnant. She is engaged to Romain Dauriac.

The plan is to go into production this fall and given the size of the cast, Johansson’s role is not expected to take very long to shoot.

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Good news for bands like U2 as Oscar rule changes take effect

27 June 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Academy has announced its official rule changes today, on the heels of a release earlier this week that addressed campaign strictures. Key changes have been made in a number of categories, including Best Picture, Best Original Song and the acting fields. On the latter, production companies must now limit eligibility to a maximum of 10 actors and 10 actresses for each film and must submit those names on the Official Screen Credits form. The annual reminder list sent to members of the Academy will now list actors and actresses separately for each film, and as always, members of the branch will still decide on category placement (lead vs. supporting) themselves. The Best Picture category has always dealt with the give and take of producer credits. First there was a limit of three producers to be eligible for the nomination, then an approved extension to four in certain instances. Now — to help mitigate some of that, »

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Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton Join 'Hail Caesar'

24 June 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton have joined the growing cast of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's Hail Caesar, alongside George Clooney and Josh Brolin.

The story centers on Eddie Mannix, a "fixer" who works for the major Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s, keeping the biggest stars of that era in line. We reported last month that the character is loosely based on Fred Otash, a spy for Confidential Magazine who dug up as much dirt as he could on celebrities in the 1950s.

While it isn't known if George Clooney or Josh Brolin are playing Eddie Mannix, Channing Tatum has been cast as a "Gene Kelly-type" movie star, with Ralph Fiennes portraying a film directed named Laurence Lorenz, and Tilda Swinton playing a powerful celebrity gossip columnist.

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are directing from their own original script and also producing alongside Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, »

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