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Working Title looking to shoot Bridget Jones 3 this year

28 June 2015 1:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to The Daily Mail, Working Title Films is hoping to shoot the third movie in the Bridget Jones series this year, with Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth said to be in talks to reprise their roles from the first two movies.

“We are keen to try to make it later this year, but there’s still nothing definite yet,” states Eric Fellner of Working Title. “If the script and all our deals with the actors fall into place, then this one will be up and running.”

The third movie, entitled Bridget Jones’s Baby, has been written by author Helen Fielding, and Sharon Maguire – who helmed the 2001 original – is said to be back in the director’s chair. However, Hugh Grant has already opted against a return as Daniel Cleaver, with his character said to be absent from the script.

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New Bridget Jones movie 'looking to start production this year'

26 June 2015 10:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A third Bridget Jones film could enter production as early as this autumn.

The project - rumoured to be called Bridget Jones's Baby - is being produced by Working Title, the company behind the first two movies.

The Daily Mail reports that Eric Fellner, co-chairman of Working Title, has said that the film is in "aggressive development".

"We are keen to try to make it later this year, but there's still nothing definite yet," he added.

"If the script and all our deals with the actors fall into place, then this one will be up and running."

Sharon Maguire, who directed the previous two Bridget Jones movies, is said to be on board for the new feature.

She and Fellner are also thought to have met with original stars Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth to discuss reprising their roles.

Based on newspaper columns written by author Helen Fielding eight years ago, »

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News Bits: Queen, Dates, Yoga, Hacker, Winter

10 June 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Queen of the Desert

Some truly gorgeous new photos have arrived of Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson and Damien Lewis in Werner Herzog's upcoming Gertrude Bell biopic "Queen of the Desert". [Source: QOTDFilm]

Release Dates

The Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo-led "Spotlight" has targeted a platform rollout beginning with a November 6th opening. Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci also star in the story of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight investigation team into sexual abuse within the Catholic church.

Universal has locked down a June 3rd 2016 release date for the Lonely Island movie. Andy Samberg leads the cast as Conner, a rapper whose latest career setback forces him to reunite with his old boy band.

Yoga Hosers

Kevin Smith has revealed he hopes to premiere his just completed film "Yoga Hosers" at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. Harley Quinn Smith (Smith's daughter) and Lily-Rose Depp (Johnny Depp »

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Us studio options Australian mystery novel

9 June 2015 3:23 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australian author Anna Snoekstra.s debut novel The New Winter has been optioned by Universal Pictures.

Working Title.s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce the film, the saga of Rebecca Winter, who is 16 when she disappears in 2003.

Eleven years later a 25-year-old runaway claims to be Rebecca after she is caught shoplifting. Bec's family takes her in and she slowly starts to uncover the family secrets that led to their daughter.s disappearance.

Flashbacks follow Bec as a teenager when she falls in love with the wrong guy while hanging out at her best friend.s pool during the summer holidays.

The novel will be published by Harlequin imprint Mira in June 2016.

"When the book deal was listed on Publishers Marketplace we got a strong response almost immediately," Snoekstra tells If. "Working Title was enthusiastic straight away so I couldn.t be happier to be working with them. »

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Universal Sets Family Drama ‘The New Winter’ as Movie

9 June 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has optioned “The New Winter” from author Anna Snoekstra and set it up with Working Title.

It’s the first project set up by Universal with Working Title since Universal announced last week that it had extended its first-look deal to 2020.

The book will be published by Mira, an imprint of Harlequin, in 2016. Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce. Liza Chasin will exec produce.

The story centers on a runaway woman trying to escape her past who pretends to be a girl abducted from a small town 10 years before. The girl’s family takes her in, until she slowly starts to uncover the mysterious circumstances and family secrets that actually led to their daughter’s disappearance.

Executive VP Erik Baiers and creative executive Chloe Yellin will oversee the project for the studio.

Snoekstra is represented by CAA in conjunction with MacKenzie Fraser-Bub at Trident Media Group. »

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Universal Options Upcoming Novel ‘The New Winter’ For Working Title

9 June 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Universal Pictures has optioned The New Winter, the upcoming debut novel by Aussie writer Anna Snoekstra. The pic project will be produced by Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan of Working Title, and marks the first official deal for the studio and the UK outfit since re-upping their first-look deal last week to 2020. The book, to be published by Harlequin imprint Mira in 2016, centers on a runaway woman trying to escape her past who pretends to be a girl abducted from a small… »

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Universal, Working Title Extend Production Deal Through 2020

5 June 2015 7:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Working Title, the multi award-winning British powerhouse production banner behind Les Miserables, Love Actually and Anna Karenina, has extended its production deal with Universal Pictures for another five years. The new arrangement replaces the first-look deal expiring this year and brings the arrangement through 2020. “Working Title is the biggest and best international production company in the world and we’ve been privileged to be in business with them for many cherished years,” Universal Pictures chief Donna Langley said when she announced the renewed deal with Working Title's co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. “Tim, Eric and

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Universal, Working Title Extend Production Agreement Through 2020

5 June 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Universal Pictures and Working Title Films announced Friday that they have extended their long-standing production agreement through 2020. The new agreement replaces the first-look deal set to expire this year. The companies’ relationship dates back to 1999. Most recently, Working Title released Oscar-winning Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything.” Working Title has produced more than 100 films grossing over $6 billion worldwide, $5 billion of which have resulted from the more than 50 films the company has made with Universal Pictures.Donna Langley, the chairman of Universal Pictures, made the announcement alongside Working Title co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Also Read: Universal »

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Universal, Working Title Extend Production Deal to 2020

5 June 2015 7:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures and Working Title Films have extended their production agreement for five years.

The new agreement through 2020 replaces the first-look deal set to expire this year. Working Title and Universal first partnered in 1999 and have since teamed up on 50 films, resulting in $5 billion in worldwide grosses.

Universal Pictures chief Donna Langley made the announcement on Friday with Working Title co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

“Working Title is the biggest and best international production company in the world and we’ve been privileged to be in business with them for many cherished years,” Langley said. “Tim, Eric and their team have been incredible partners with whom we have celebrated much success and we look forward to repeating that success in the future.”

Working Title’s movies with Universal include “The Theory of Everything,” “Les Misérables,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “Billy Elliot,” “Frost/Nixon,” “Notting Hill,” and the “Bridget Jones” movies. »

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Working Title Re-Ups With Universal, New Agreement To Run Through 2020

5 June 2015 7:02 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive– British production powerhouse Working Title is re-upping with Universal Pictures for another five years to take the two companies through 2020. The new production agreement replaces the first-look deal that had been set to expire this year. The move will allow Working Title co-chiefs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner to maintain their position as the UK’s, and arguably Europe’s, most successful production company. London-based Working Title first entered into a… »

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Everest: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal

4 June 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. Everest is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title FilmsTim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur. Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal www.everestmovie.com »

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Experience the first trailer and poster for the epic ‘Everest’

4 June 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If there is ever a film to watch in IMAX, then it will be this one from director Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband). The movie is produced by Working Title FilmsTim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and it’s quite a departure from their usual output. In fact, there’s a ton of talent behind this epic film, the trailer for which, has just landed.

William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), wrote the screenplay for the film, which stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, and Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur also produce.

Here’s the full synopsis:

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their »

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Watch: New Trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Everest’

4 June 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal has released a new trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal’s mountain climbing thriller “Everest,” three months ahead of its September 18 release.

The trailer offers spectacular footage of the world’s highest mountain before showing climbers stuck in snow during brutal blizzard conditions.

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, the movie recaps the 1996 multi-expedition assault on Everest that left eight climbers dead. Gyllenhaal plays Scott Fischer, with Jason Clarke as Rob Hall, Josh Brolin as Beck Weathers and John Hawkes as Doug Hansen.

Producers are Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes.

Jon Krakauer’s bestseller “Into Thin Air” chronicled the commercial expeditions that were caught in a blizzard on the mountain. “Everest” had been adapted for the screen by Mark Medoff (“Children of a Lesser God”) and Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”).

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Watch The Intense First Trailer For Everest; International Trailer

4 June 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Everest is another beast altogether.”

Number of people to attempt to climb Mt. Everest: approximately 4,000. Number of people to successfully climb Mt. Everest: 660.

Number of people who have died trying to climb the tallest mountain in the world: 142.

Universal Pictures has released an epic, and I mean Epic, first trailer for their upcoming adventure film, Everest.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.

Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

The movie stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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First Everest Poster Arrives; Trailer Debuts on Thursday

3 June 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Hitting theaters on September 18, 2015, the teaser poster for Everest has come online.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.

Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Everest is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title FilmsTim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur.

Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures’ presentation of Everest – in association »

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Sofia Coppola Abandons The Little Mermaid

1 June 2015 5:21 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

One day, someone will finally crack and make a documentary called Creative Differences where they sit directors and executives down, inject them with truth serum and have them explain exactly what the term actual means. The term is being bandied about again as Sofia Coppola has dropped out of making The Little Mermaid. It’s the latest director departure for the Universal and Working Title project, which has already seen Pan man Joe Wright considering the job and then move on. Coppola was reported as interested in March, but has decided that her vision didn’t match the studio’s ideas.Undaunted, Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are pushing on with the idea, with Caroline Thompson rewriting the script based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale – brought to memorable, Oscar-winning animated life in 1989 by Disney – in which a young mermaid falls in love with a human »

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Sofia Coppola pulls out of directing The Little Mermaid due to creative differences

1 June 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid is looking for a new director.

Sofia Coppola was signed on to direct the film, but has pulled out due to creative differences, according to Deadline.

The film has been written by Edward Scissorhands screenwriter Caroline Thompson, and is said to be based around the darker Hans Christian Andersen fairytale rather than Disney's version.

The story follows a mermaid who wishes to become human after falling in love with a man she saved from drowning.

Universal has been looking for a perfect Ariel for some time and it seems like the choice of actress may have been the issue that caused the partnership split.

The studio and Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, who are producing, are still moving forward with the project, though no other director has been announced.

Coppola's previous directorial credits include The Bling Ring, Lost in Translation and The Virgin Suicides. »

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Sofia Coppola Has Dropped Out of Little Mermaid

1 June 2015 2:59 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Sofia Coppola looked at the stuff and thought it wasn't so neat: The director dropped out of the live-action version of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid over creative differences, reports Deadline. According to Variety, Coppola was keen on Maya Thurman Hawke, the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, for the part of Ariel, but studio executives were nervous. Producers Universal, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner are reportedly forging ahead with a rewrite of the script by Caroline Thompson. Those druggy mermaids listening to Bow Wow Wow will just be part of another world. »

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Sofia Coppola Exits 'The Little Mermaid'

1 June 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sofia Coppola will no longer direct Universal and Working Titles' The Little Mermaid movie due to creative differences. Caroline Thompson wrote the script for the live-action fairytale adaptation, which centers on a mermaid who gives up her life in the sea after she falls in love with a prince. Read More 'Cinderella': The Best and Worst Adaptations of the Classic Fairytale (Photos) Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing the project. Sources say casting was underway for the film, with Coppola meeting with Bevan and Fellner recently in London. The studio is still very keen to move

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Sofia Coppola Is No Longer Directing ‘The Little Mermaid’

1 June 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After months of trying to determine who would play the title character in Working Title and Universal’s live-action version of “The Little Mermaid,” director Sofia Coppola has exited the project over creative differences.

Universal and Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, who were producing, are still moving forward with the project.

According to insiders, the studio and Coppola had been going back and forth on who should play the lead role of Aerial. The “Lost in Translation” director had been meeting with girls since the spring and was said to be very high on newcomer Maya Thurman Hawke, the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, while studio brass were weary about the pick.

A spokesman for Universal declined to comment.

Coppola, who last helmed “Somewhere,” currently has no other project lined up though she did recently finish the Netflix special ” A Very Murray Christmas,” which she »

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