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5 must-watch February cinema releases: 50 Shades of Grey, Selma

10 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

February is front-loaded with must-watch movies with four of our five selections for the month all opening on the same day. And what a diverse mix it is - Fifty Shades of Grey sits alongside Selma and Shaun the Sheep, while there's also an eagerly-awaited Wachowskis offering and the much-discussed comedy that almost brought down Sony Pictures.

Digital Spy rounds up the five films you have to see this February...

1. Jupiter Ascending

Release date: February 6

Why you should see it: The Wachowskis' output post-The Matrix might be largely hit and miss, but whenever the siblings have something new on offer it's always worth seeking out on the biggest screen possible. Jupiter Ascending, an epic space opera starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, promises to deliver a sci-fi blockbuster that's been touted as a mix of Star Wars and The Matrix.

2. The Interview

Release date: February 6

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Sundance: Jonah Hill Tries To Pry the "True Story" Out of James Franco

22 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Michael C. here at Sundance

Most of the buzz around Rupert Goold's True Story is  going to focus on comedic compadres James Franco and Jonah Hill facing off in a pair of hefty dramatic roles. The fact that they are the biggest names attached means they are probably going to take the heat for the fact that the film comes up short of its potential, but I'm inclined to pin the blame on the screenplay. The stars came to play, but they can only go so far with a material that never digs deep enough into these characters to make their battle of wits jolt to life.

Once you get past the novelty factor, the casting of Franco and Hill reflects back on their familiar personas in interesting ways. Franco, an actor who is priceless in the right role and lost at sea in the wrong one, is used »

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James Franco to direct an adaptation of Steinbeck's In Dubious Battle

31 January 2015 8:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Franco has announced his latest project will be an adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel, In Dubious Battle.

The Interview actor will be directing and starring in the production and has already cast several roles already, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Starring alongside Franco will be Selena Gomez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride.

The novel, published in 1936, is the story of man who tries to organise a strike by fruit pickers in southern California.

As I Lay Dying screenwriter, Matt Rager, has adapted the screenplay based on the novel.

36-year-old Franco recently headlined a Broadway revival of Steinback's Of Mice and Men.

He has several projects that will be released this year, including I Am Michael with Zachary Quinto and Queen of the Desert alongside Robert Pattinson.

Filming will begin in March. »

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True Story | 2015 Sundance Film Festival Review

31 January 2015 8:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Killer Beside Me: Goold’s Debut Warps Grisly Headline into Funereal Pallor

The rapidly fluctuating career of James Franco got a dramatic jumpstart with a pair of twin performances at the Sundance Film Festival a far cry from the savage chomping of The Interview debacle that sailed through the final throes of last year. His turn as a cold blooded killer in Rupert Goold’s directorial debut True Story is less controversial (at least in comparison to his personification of gay rights journalist turned Christian Fundamentalist Michael Glatze in I Am Michael), and is a straight-faced take based on the memoirs of disgraced journalist Mike Finkel. The results are about as simply realized as its underdressed title, which may have Hemingwayesque succinctness, but this hardly lends itself to the necessity of visual reenactment. As if afraid to throw off its trajectory of pathos and gentle yet imperial castigation of journalistic profiteering, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Gaga, Brody & Kyle -- See This Week's Best Celebrity TwitPics!

31 January 2015 6:30 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

This week, Lady Gaga shows off her flexibility and her amazing booty in a sexy snap, Brody Jenner helps his adorable pup fly and Kyle Richards gets one bizarre facial ... which looks like she's being electrocuted! And, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian take a photo with President Obama, Taylor Swift pays homage to Bill Murray with her girlfriends and James Franco looks like he had a blast at the Sundance Film Festival. Plus, Snooki tries to do "Kylie Jenner lips," Selena Gomez takes one adorable photo with Paul Rudd on the set of their new flick and Khloe Kardashian parties Kendall Jenner and their new Bff Cara Delevingne! Click "Launch Gallery" above to see these stars personal pics and see even more celeb selfies in this week's best celebrity TwitPics! Read more »

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Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride to star in James Franco’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle

31 January 2015 3:52 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

James Franco is set to direct an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s realist-style novel In Dubious Battle, which tells the story of the struggle between labor and capital in 1930s America, portraying is as close to all out warfare.

The project has been scriped by Matt Rager (As I Lay Dying) and will see Franco joined in the cast by Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride. Here’s the official synopsis:

Set in a fictionalized valley in California, the story explores themes Steinbeck continued to develop: group behavior, social injustice, man’s inhumanity to man— all themes which continue to be relevant today. A labor conflict between migrant apple pickers and the local growers’ association is the backdrop against which Jim Nolan (Franco) becomes involved in the labor movement and rapidly matures as he learns what it means to do organizational fieldwork. »

- Gary Collinson

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James Franco's "Dubious Battle" Casts Up

30 January 2015 8:05 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Selena Gomez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride have all signed on to star in James Franco's upcoming film adaptation of the John Steinbeck's 1936 novel "In Dubious Battle".

The story centers on a man trying to organize a strike between fruit pickers in Southern California. Matt Rager ("As I Lay Dying") is writing the screenplay and filming is slated to begin in March.

No details are available for the characters these actors will play. Franco recently made his Broadway debut with a revival of Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men".

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- Garth Franklin

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Selena Gomez and James Franco Reuniting on the Big Screen for In Dubious Battle!

30 January 2015 5:21 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Selena Gomez has snagged another movie role, and this time she'll share the screen with James Franco once again! E! News confirms that the brunette beauty, who is currently filming Fundamentals of Caregiving, is reuniting with her Spring Breakers co-star for In Dubious Battle, based on John Steinbeck's gritty, realist style novel of the same name, which portrays the struggle between labor and capital in 1930s America as close to all out warfare. Franco will also be directing the film, which has a star-studded cast that includes Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride. According to the press release, In Dubious Battle is "set in a fictionalized valley in »

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James Franco Gets All-Star Cast for 'In Dubious Battle'

30 January 2015 3:08 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actor/filmmaker James Franco is getting behind the camera to direct once again, assembling an all-star cast for his adaptation In Dubious Battle, based on the 1936 John Steinbeck novel of the same name. Selena Gomez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride have all signed on to star. No details were immediately available for the characters they will portray.

The novel centers on a man trying to organize a strike between fruit pickers in Southern California. Matt Rager, who worked on the screenplay for As I Lay Dying with James Franco, is writing the screenplay adaptation. Principal photography is slated to begin in March, although it isn't known if other roles needed to be cast. James Franco has a history with John Steinbeck, recently making his Broadway debut with a revival of his Of Mice and Men.

Ambi Group, the movie development, finance, production and distribution »

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Can't-Miss Celebrity Pics!

30 January 2015 2:27 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Backstreet Boys gave us major flashbacks to the early 2000s when they hit the red carpet together on Thursday. The guys dressed to the nines for the premiere of their new documentary, Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of, in La. Elsewhere, James Franco let loose at the Sundance Film Festival, Kim Kardashian put her cleavage in the spotlight, and Amy Poehler was showered with affection during an all-around awesome celebration. Read on to find out what your favorite stars are up to, and stay tuned for pictures of stars at the Super Bowl this weekend! »

- Nick-Maslow

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Ambi lines up In Dubious Battle for Efm

30 January 2015 2:23 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride will star in In Dubious Battle, which Ambi Distribution is bringing to the Efm.

The sales agent’s parent company Ambi Group run by Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi is financing the feature and producing with Rabbit Bandini Productions and That’s Hollywood Pictures Production.

Iervolino and Bacardi are producing alongside Scott Reed, Vince Jolivette, Ron Singer and Iris Torres.

Matt Rager adapted the screenplay from John Steinbeck’s novel that portrays the struggle between labour and capital in 1930s America.

Principal photography will commence in March.

Ambi Distribution’s Los Angeles-based chief Julie Sultan brought the project to Ambi after previously collaborating with Franco and his company on Shadows And Lies.

Ambi Distribution will co-represent the Us rights with CAA.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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James Franco Making ‘In Dubious Battle’ With Selena Gomez, Robert Duvall and Bryan Cranston

30 January 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The next directorial effort from James Franco will be an adaption of the John Steinbeck novel In Dubious Battle, and he has assembled a big-name cast: Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride. The film will shoot in March, and we have a few more details on Franco’s In Dubious Battle […]

The post James Franco Making ‘In Dubious Battle’ With Selena Gomez, Robert Duvall and Bryan Cranston appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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James Franco to Direct All-Star Cast in John Steinbeck Adaptation In Dubious Battle

30 January 2015 1:34 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

John Steinbeck‘s “In Dubious Battle,” which has never been made into a movie before, is the next classic novel to hit the big screen courtesy of James Franco. The actor-turned-director will star and helm the adaptation, which was scripted by Matt Rager, his collaborator on his two Faulkner features, As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury. Franco has quite an ensemble joining him in front of the camera this time around, too, including Bryan Cranston, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Vincent D’Onofrio, Danny McBride and Selena Gomez. McBride is the only one of them he’s directed before (in both Faulkners), and he’s only acted opposite McBride, Gomez and Harris, the last in the upcoming movie The Adderall Diaries. Published in 1936, the book features another signature Depression-era story of migrant workers from the author of “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Of Mice and Men,” and it happens to be among President Obama’s »

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James Franco Assembles Cast for Adaptation of ‘In Dubious Battle’

30 January 2015 12:55 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride will star together in the adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “In Dubious Battle,” which Franco is also directing.

Ambi Group is financing the film and producing with Rabbit Bandini Productions and That’s Hollywood Pictures Productions.

The original novel portrays the struggle between labor and capital in 1930s America as close to all-out warfare. Published in 1936, “In Dubious Battle” is considered Steinbeck’s first major work. Set in a fictionalized valley in California, the story explores themes Steinbeck later continued to develop: group behavior, social injustice, man’s inhumanity to man. A labor conflict between migrant apple pickers and the local growers’ association is the backdrop against which Jim Nolan (Franco) becomes involved in the labor movement and rapidly matures as he learns what it means to do organizational fieldwork.

Matt Rager is adapting. »

- Justin Kroll

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James Franco on I Am Michael and His Nixed Gay Love Scene With Danny McBride

30 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

James Franco is no stranger to Sundance, and this past week, he premiered two films at the film festival: True Story, where he stars as an accused murderer who steals the identity of a disgraced journalist (Jonah Hill), and I Am Michael, where he plays real-life figure Michael Glatze, a former gay activist who leaves his boyfriend (Zachary Quinto) behind after declaring himself straight and becoming a pastor. The latter film has gotten audiences talking, especially since it touches on the sort of hot-button issues of sexuality that Franco often seems compelled to. Yesterday, the actor and his I Am Michael director Justin Kelly sat down with Vulture to explain their movie, Franco's homophilia, and the unlikely love scene he almost shared with his Pineapple Express co-star Danny McBride.James, many people won't be surprised to see you in a movie like this, because as a major male movie star, »

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Berlin: James Franco Leads Ensemble Cast for Steinbeck Adaptation 'In Dubious Battle'

30 January 2015 11:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

James Franco has assembled an all-star cast that includes Selena Gomez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride for his adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel In Dubious Battle. Ambi Group — the movie development, finance, production and distribution group owned and run by Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi — is financing the film and producing with Rabbit Bandini Productions and That's Hollywood Pictures.


 Writer Matt Rager (As I Lay Dying) adapted the feature screenplay based on the novel.

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James Franco's In Dubious Battle lands Selena Gomez, Bryan Cranston, & more

30 January 2015 11:31 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The next directorial effort from James Franco is an adaptation of the classic John Steinbeck novel “In Dubious Battle” and he’s already landed a very impressive cast. Looking at the list of many features James Franco has directed on his IMDb has lead me to believe that the man doesn’t eat or sleep. I can’t say I’ve seen most of these due to the fact they don’t get a wide enough release or I just forget to check them out on »

- Graham McMorrow

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Actresses Deneuve and Stewart Make 'French Oscar' History

30 January 2015 10:51 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart, Catherine Deneuve make César Award history (photo: Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' with Juliette Binoche) Kristen Stewart and Catherine Deneuve are two 2015 César Award nominees making history. The French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts announced the nominations on Jan. 28, 2015; the César Awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 20, 2015, at Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet. Kristen Stewart is in the running in the Best Supporting Actress category for Clouds of Sils Maria / Sils Maria. Catherine Deneuve has been shortlisted as Best Actress for In the Courtyard / Dans la cour. So, how are Stewart and Deneuve making César history? Well, let's begin with "the expected one": Deneuve. Catherine Deneuve One of the biggest film icons ever, Catherine Deneuve is one of those relatively rare international film superstars who has never bothered with – or needed – a Hollywood career. Deneuve, who turned 71 last October 22, has been »

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Jonah Hill and James Franco Go Serious in True Crime Drama ‘True Story’ [Sundance 2015]

30 January 2015 10:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Though it doesn’t say it at the beginning, True Story is indeed a true story. It’s the story of Mike Finkel, a New York Times reporter who is oddly drawn into the world of Christian Longo, an Oregon man accused of killing his wife and three children. Playing against their usual types, Jonah Hill plays […]

The post Jonah Hill and James Franco Go Serious in True Crime Drama ‘True Story’ [Sundance 2015] appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Critics’ Rearview: Sundance Offers Rich Diversity in 2015

30 January 2015 10:20 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peter Debruge: Here we are, approaching the end of the Sundance Film Festival, and let me just say, having spent the last year attending festivals abroad, I miss American independent cinema, far too little of which lands overseas distribution. Sundance is the place where we can all stock up on all those squirrely, hard-to-categorize movies that come out between the blockbusters and cookie-cutter releases the rest of the year, and this year’s bounty leaves me optimistic — and for more reasons than just sheer entertainment value.

This is the most diverse Sundance lineup I can remember, featuring new films from black, Asian and Lgbt filmmakers set in their respective communities (“Dope,” “Seoul Searching” and “I Am Michael”), and while hardly a minority — except in Hollywood — a wealth of films directed by women, including the terrific, sexually liberated coming-of-age movie “The Diary of a Teenage Girl.”

But more interesting than that »

- Peter Debruge, Scott Foundas and Justin Chang

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