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Toronto: ‘Theory Of Everything’ Sends Oscar Race Into Early Overdrive As TIFF World Premieres Keep On Coming

8 September 2014 5:22 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

In terms of Oscar watching, the most anticipated World Premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival debuted Sunday night and it did not disappoint. Focus Features, as expected, has a major contender in The Theory Of Everything, its Stephen Hawking biopic that turns out to be a touching and unusual love story between the young Hawking and his wife Jane. The film is based on her memoir, and Anthony McCarten’s adaptation and first-rate direction by Oscar winner James Marsh (Man On Wire) get it all right. Stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones will both be heading to the Oscars in the lead actor and actress categories, and if the buzz at the Patria afterparty is any indication, they could be going there with front-runner status (although the season is just getting rolling). To say the response here was rapturous would not be understating the enthusiasm I heard »

- Pete Hammond

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Coen Brothers Cast Alden Ehrenreich in 'Hail Caesar'

2 September 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Alden Ehrenreich is in negotiations to join the growing cast of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's Hail Caesar. No details were given regarding the character he will play, but the actor joins a cast that already includes George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill.

The story follows Eddie Mannix, a "fixer" who works for the major Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s, trying to keep actors and actresses in line to avoid any scandal. Back in May, we reported that Mannix is based on Fred Otash, a spy for Confidential Magazine who dug up dirt on celebrities in the 1950s.

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are directing from their own original script, with Working Title Films' Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner producing. Shooting is scheduled to get under way sometime this fall.

Alden Ehrenreich most recently starred in Beautiful Creatures, »

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Alden Ehrenreich Joins Cast of Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail Caesar!’ (Exclusive)

2 September 2014 3:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alden Ehrenreich is in talks to join the cast of the Coen Brothers’ latest dramedy “Hail Caesar!”

He joins Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Scarlett Johansson in the pic.

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.

“Hail Ceasar!” looks to follow in the steps of so many other films from the siblings where actors and actresses are doing whatever they can to be involved in the project some way.

Ehrenreich was last seen in “Blue Jasmine” and recently wrapped production on the untitled Warren Beatty project.

He is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment.

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- Justin Kroll

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Casting Net: Sigourney Weaver set for 'A Monster Calls'

18 August 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Sigourney Weaver has signed on for A Monster Calls, the feature adaptation of Patrick Ness’ children’s fantasy novel. Weaver joins Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson. In the Juan Antonio Bayona-directed film, a boy retreats to a fantastical world through a tree monster, attempting to escape from bullies and his mother’s terminal illness. Weaver will play the boy’s grandmother, while Jones will play the mother and Neeson the monster. River Road’s Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits, Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger will executive produce the film, »

- C. Molly Smith

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Wes Bentley Joins Zac Efron In ‘We Are Your Friends’

18 August 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Wes Bentley is joining Zac Efron in drama We Are Your Friends, the story of a troubled aspiring DJ named Cole who finds his place in the world of electronic dance music. Bentley, who’s been racking up credits since appearing in Summit’s hit The Hunger Games, will play James, a wealthy, binge-drinking DJ who takes Cole under his wing and mentors him to success in the world of Edm. In July “Blurred Lines” model-actress Emily Ratajkowski landed the role of Sophie, James’ much-younger girlfriend who Cole falls for.

Catfish‘s Max Joseph is making his directing debut and scripted with Meaghan Oppenheimer from a story by Richard Silverman. Filming starts today in the San Fernando Valley. Working Title FilmsTim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing and Silverman is exec producer. Studio Canal is financing and repping domestic rights.

Bentley is set to appear on FX’s »

- Jen Yamato

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Watch: First Trailer for Stephen Hawking Biopic ‘Theory of Everything’

6 August 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has released the first trailer for the Stephen Hawking biopic, “The Theory of Everything.”

The romantic drama will hit U.S. theaters Nov. 7 and U.K. theaters on Christmas.

“I study the marriage of space and time,” says Eddie Redmayne as the theoretical physicist to Felicity Jones, who plays art student Jane Wilde.

The film portrays their relationship, which led Hawking through personal and scientific challenges as well as breakthroughs. Wilde’s memoir, “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen,” served as inspiration for the film.

“There should be no boundaries to human endeavor,” her character says in the trailer.

Anthony McCarten, who also wrote the screenplay, Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce. The cast includes Emily Watson and David Thewlis.

 

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- Dave McNary

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Reactions: David Kosse joins Film4

4 August 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Updated: Producers Stephen Woolley, Kris Thykier, Jeremy Thomas, Andrew Macdonald and Eric Fellner as well as BBC Films, the BFI, Fda and Pact comment on the appointment of Universal Pictures exec David Kosse as the new head of Film4.

Jeremy Thomas, producer

“We are extremely lucky that an executive with David Kosse’s skill and sensibility has taken Tessa’s job which was a very hard position to fill. They are big boots to fill and I think David Kosse is a wonderful and surprise appointment.

“He has got experience. He is an internationalist with good taste. He knows the film business inside out…he is an executive who is sympathetic to the talent. It’s a very sensible appointment and I applaud it.”

Stephen Woolley, producer

“I am very fond of David (Kosse) and I think he has lots that he will bring to the appointment. It’s an interesting selection.

“I am surprised »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Industry reactions: David Kosse joins Film4

4 August 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Producers Stephen Woolley, Jeremy Thomas, Andrew Macdonald and Eric Fellner as well as BBC Films, the BFI, Fda and Pact comment on the appointment of Universal Pictures exec David Kosse as the new head of Film4.

Jeremy Thomas, producer

“We are extremely lucky that an executive with David Kosse’s skill and sensibility has taken Tessa’s job which was a very hard position to fill. They are big boots to fill and I think David Kosse is a wonderful and surprise appointment.

“He has got experience. He is an internationalist with good taste. He knows the film business inside out…he is an executive who is sympathetic to the talent. It’s a very sensible appointment and I applaud it.”

Stephen Woolley, producer

“I am very fond of David (Kosse) and I think he has lots that he will bring to the appointment. It’s an interesting selection.

“I am surprised (like I think everybody in the »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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

31 July 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | 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, »

- MovieWeb

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

31 July 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | 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 »

- Sarah Myles

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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. »

- Garth Franklin

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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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- Leo Barraclough

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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. »

- Dan Bullock

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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. »

- Gary Collinson

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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, »

- Laura Frances

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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, »

- MovieWeb

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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 »

- Edward Davis

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