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Matthew McConaughey Drama Gold Enters Oscar Race With Christmas Release

22 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Studios are fast beginning to stake out release dates for their Oscar-tipped dramas and Gold, the starry adventure pic that finds Matthew McConaughey on the hunt for Indonesian treasure, is now booked in for release on December 25, 2016.

Written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, the long-gestating drama now finds itself smack bang in the middle of Hollywood’s awards circuit, opening only a few days after David Frankel’s star-studded dramedy, Collateral Beauty.

Whereas Frankel’s feature centers on a New York advertising executive down the dumps, Gold is all about the “epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream,” as McConaughey’s prospector packs in his 9-to-5 to partner with a geologist (Edagar Ramirez) as they go about finding a legendary treasure.

Lifting inspiration from a true story – ever a trait that piques the interest of the Academy – McConaughey and Ramirez’s quest then becomes about safeguarding »

- Michael Briers

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‘The Devil Wears Prada’ At 10: Meryl Streep and More on How Their Risky Project Became a Massive Hit

1 July 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ten years ago, “The Devil Wears Prada” surprised even the people that made it. The movie opened over the July 4th weekend in 2006 as a counter-programmer aimed primarily at women. But it played far broader than that, all over the world. Based on the bestseller written by Lauren Weisberger, the ex-Vogue assistant to editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, it was an anomaly that influenced movies to come but remained a rare bird, hard to categorize or imitate.

It wasn’t a standard-issue studio genre, neither a romantic comedy centered around a young woman’s choice of mate, a biopic, nor a revenge plot. Aspiring young assistant Andy (Anne Hathaway) and her powerful editrix boss Miranda (Meryl Streep) were dual protagonists in a coming-of-age workplace fairy tale about the trials of a first job and finding your identity.

The other players behind the $41-million film, which shot over 57 days in New York and »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Devil Wears Prada’ At 10: Meryl Streep and More on How Their Risky Project Became a Massive Hit

1 July 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ten years ago, “The Devil Wears Prada” surprised even the people that made it. The movie opened over the July 4th weekend in 2006 as a counter-programmer aimed primarily at women. But it played far broader than that, all over the world. Based on the bestseller written by Lauren Weisberger, the ex-Vogue assistant to editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, it was an anomaly that influenced movies to come but remained a rare bird, hard to categorize or imitate.

It wasn’t a standard-issue studio genre, neither a romantic comedy centered around a young woman’s choice of mate, a biopic, nor a revenge plot. Aspiring young assistant Andy (Anne Hathaway) and her powerful editrix boss Miranda (Meryl Streep) were dual protagonists in a coming-of-age workplace fairy tale about the trials of a first job and finding your identity.

The other players behind the $41-million film, which shot over 57 days in New York and »

- Anne Thompson

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Oscar Race at the 2016 Halfway Mark: Diversity and Confusion

24 June 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As 2016 hits the halfway point, the Oscar race is even fuzzier than usual. Two things are clear: The studios are back-loading their awards hopefuls yet again, with launches at fall festivals and/or the fourth quarter; and there are more diverse films in the mix, with at least 16 potential biggies from filmmakers who are women, Asians, Latino-Hispanics, black and seniors (i.e., over 65).

In the past few years, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Boyhood” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” had been widely screened and started industry buzz by late June. This year, there is a lot of industry enthusiasm for a few January-to-June titles such as “Zootopia,” “The Jungle Book” and “The Witch.” But best-pic contenders? Not so sure.

The festivals so far have offered possibilities like “Manchester by the Sea” and “Loving.” And some pundits anointed “The Birth of a Nation” as the Oscar front-runner last January (a mixed blessing for Fox Searchlight, »

- Tim Gray

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‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Turns 10: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt Tell All

23 June 2016 1:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The moment Meryl Streep read the script for “The Devil Wears Prada,” she knew it would be—in her words—“Yuge.” But despite a truckload of awards and a reputation as the greatest actress on the planet, Streep had always been hesitant to negotiate for more pay. Maybe it was the character Miranda Priestly, a fashion magazine editor so powerful she could terrify underlings without even raising her voice, that pushed her to do it. But the Oscar-winning actress felt emboldened. “The offer was to my mind slightly, if not insulting, not perhaps reflective of my actual value to the project,” Streep tells Variety. “There was my ‘goodbye moment,’ and then they doubled the offer. I was 55, and I had just learned, at a very late date, how to deal on my own behalf.”

The Devil Wears Prada” showed Hollywood that it was never wise to underestimate a strong woman’s worth. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Warner Bros. Moves Up Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night,’ Will It Be An Oscar Contender?

18 June 2016 2:48 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The awards season this year is already looking to be another fiercely contested battleground, with plenty of promising pictures already on deck, including Denis Villeneuve‘s “Arrival,” Ang Lee‘s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” Kenneth Lonergan‘s “Manchester By The Sea,” Garth Davis‘ “Lion,” Damien Chazelle‘s “La La Land,” Morten Tyldum‘s “Passengers,” and David Frankel‘s “Collateral Beauty.” […]

The post Warner Bros. Moves Up Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night,’ Will It Be An Oscar Contender? appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna Brings Logic to ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ (Emmy Watch)

17 June 2016 3:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is an odd TV series. A comedy with dramatic elements, it’s a musical that expresses the feelings of its lead character, Rebecca Bunch (YouTube star Rachel Bloom), via original songs. The ratings aren’t amazing and the show is an Emmy longshot, but people are finding it, and the fans are passionate. It’s unlike anything you’ve seen before; the question is, how many Emmy voters will see it.

At a recent Fyc Emmy event, Bloom bounded out in bra and Spanx to perform an opening number and then returned dressed for an informative Q & A panel. The audience, packed with fans, whooped and hollered; everyone on stage enjoyed playing to the room. That’s the feeling you get from the CW show itself: as hard as it is to pull off, everyone is having a blast.

So how did this crazy show come about? While »

- Anne Thompson

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Keira Knightley And Edward Norton Film ‘Collateral Beauty’

8 March 2016 1:31 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Keira Knightley and Edward Norton were spotted filming a scene for David Frankel‘s Collateral Beauty in Manhattan Monday. Keira Knightley, Edward Norton Knightly and Norton’s characters looked to be deep in conversation as they made their way down the New York City sidewalk. While Norton was dressed sharply in black pants and a gray overcoat, […]

The post Keira Knightley And Edward Norton Film ‘Collateral Beauty’ appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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First Collateral Beauty Set Photos See Edward Norton And Keira Knightley Hit The Big Apple

8 March 2016 6:45 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Production is officially underway on the New York set of David Frankel’s (Dear Diary, The Devil Wears Prada) character drama, Collateral Beauty.

Of the star-studded cast that New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. have assembled, today’s first set photos feature both Edward Norton and Keira Knightley on the streets of the Big Apple, who in all likelihood are among the ensemble as work partners to Will Smith’s troubled marketing executive.

Coming face-to-face with a personal crisis, the core pitch of Collateral Beauty places Smith as the anchor of Frankel’s drama, and it’s this personal crisis that inspires his work colleagues to devise a scheme that will help ward off any lingering depression. But a bulletproof plan this is not, and while fending off his inner demons, Smith’s haunted exec crosses paths with the personifications of Love, Time and Death.

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Will Smith, Joel Edgerton to Star in Cop Thriller 'Bright'

2 March 2016 5:43 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are attached to star in the hot package that is making the rounds titled Bright, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. David Ayer will direct the cop thriller from a script written by Max Landis (Chronicle). CAA just began shopping the package to studios. Smith and Ayer recently teamed on Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad, and Bright will have to wait until shooting wraps on David Frankel's Collateral Beauty, which Smith toplines. Edgerton is familiar with cop narratives, having recently co-starred as a corrupt FBI agent in Black Mass. He will next be seen in

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Jacob Latimore Joins Will Smith in 'Collateral Beauty"

2 March 2016 1:35 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema’s and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Collateral Beauty,” which stars Will Smith, leading an all-star cast that includes Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris, Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren. We can now add Jacob Latimore to the cast list, although no word on what role exactly he's signed up to play. Directed by Oscar-winner David Frankel (“Dear Diary,” “The Devil Wears Prada”),  the film follows a successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) who experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, when his colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief »

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‘Sleight’ Star Jacob Latimore Joins Will Smith in ‘Collateral Beauty’

26 February 2016 5:27 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

On the heels of his breakout turn in the hit Sundance movie “Sleight,” Jacob Latimore has signed on to join Will Smith in the thought-provoking drama “Collateral Beauty,” it was announced Friday. Oscar winner David Frankel is directing the movie, which surrounds Smith with a top-notch ensemble cast including Oscar winners Helen Mirren and Kate Winslet, Oscar nominees Edward Norton and Keira Knightley, as well as Michael Pena and Naomie Harris. Allan Loeb wrote the original screenplay, which follows a successful New York advertising executive (Smith) who experiences a personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, prompting his colleagues to devise a. »

- Jeff Sneider

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'Collateral Beauty' Begins Shooting with Will Smith and Edward Norton

26 February 2016 3:43 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema's and Village Roadshow Pictures' thought-provoking drama Collateral Beauty, being helmed by Oscar-winning director David Frankel (Dear Diary, The Devil Wears Prada). The film has been slated for release on December 16, 2016. The drama will be going up against Disney and LucasFilm's highly-anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this December.

Collateral Beauty features an all-star cast, including Will Smith (upcoming Suicide Squad, Concussion), Edward Norton (Birdman), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Michael Pe&#241a (The Martian), Naomie Harris (Spectre), and Jacob Latimore (The Maze Runner), with Oscar winners Kate Winslet (The Reader, Steve Jobs) and Helen Mirren (The Queen, Trumbo).

When a successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, his colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way. David Frankel »

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Full Collateral Beauty Cast Unveiled As Production Gets Underway

26 February 2016 1:44 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After losing high-profile stars in the vein of Rooney Mara and Hugh Jackman, not to mention accommodating for Will Smith’s stint on Suicide Squad, production is now finally underway on the set of David Frankel’s character drama, Collateral Beauty.

Eyeing an awards-friendly release in mid-December, Warner Bros. and New Line also debuted the full and star-studded casting docket to mark the start of filming. Placing Smith in the role of a down-in-the-dumps New York advertising executive, Frankel’s (Dear Diary, The Devil Wears Prada) picture also features Edward Norton, relative newcomer Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris and Jacob Latimore, along with Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren – both hot on the heels of their respective turns in Oscar contenders Steve Jobs and Trumbo.

That’s quite the lineup, and we’re hoping against hope that the core story can match. In case you haven’t been keeping up, »

- Michael Briers

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Filming Begins On "Collateral Beauty"

26 February 2016 12:35 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures have announced that filming has officially begun on David Frankel's new thought-provoking drama "Collateral Beauty" which is due for release on December 16th.

Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Michael Pena, Naomie Harris, Enrique Murciano and Jacob Latimore star in the project in which Smith plays a successful New York advertising executive who undergoes a deep personal tragedy.

Retreating from life entirely, his colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way.

Frankel is directing from an original screenplay by Allan Loeb who also produces with Anthony Bregman, Kevin Frakes, Bard Dorros and Michael Sugar. Photos from the first day of filming are already out at The Daily Mail with shots of Winselt and Murciano making out on an ice rink.

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Filming Begins in NYC for Collateral Beauty Starring Will Smith and Kate Winslet

26 February 2016 12:00 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema’s and Village Roadshow Pictures’ thought-provoking drama Collateral Beauty, being helmed by Oscar-winning director David Frankel (“Dear Diary,” “The Devil Wears Prada”). The film has been slated for release on December 16, 2016.

Collateral Beauty features an all-star cast, including Will Smith (upcoming “Suicide Squad,” “Concussion”), Edward Norton (“Birdman or [The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance]”), Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”), Michael Peña (“The Martian”), Naomie Harris (“Spectre”), and Jacob Latimore (“The Maze Runner”), with Oscar winners Kate Winslet (“The Reader,” “Steve Jobs”) and Helen Mirren (“The Queen,” “Trumbo”).

When a successful New York advertising executive (Smith) experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, his colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way.

Frankel is directing Collateral Beauty from an original screenplay by Allan Loeb (“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” “21”). Loeb is also a producer on the film, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Keira Knightley and Kate Winslet in talks to join Will Smith in Collateral Beauty

11 February 2016 6:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Keira Knightley and Kate Winslet are talks to join the cast of New Line’s upcoming drama Collateral Beauty, which is being headlined by Will Smith.

The film is being directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) and will see Smith as a New York advertising exec who experiences a personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, with his work colleagues devising an unconventional plan to help him recover.

Should Knightley and Winslet sign on to the project, they would join an impressive cast that includes Edward Norton, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris and Michael Pena. The film will need all the star-power it can muster – it opens on December 16th opposite Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Kate Winslet Joins Star-Studded Cast Of Will Smith's 'Collateral Beauty,' To Help Battle 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

10 February 2016 12:33 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's funny to remember that at one time, "Collateral Beauty" was in dire straights. Originally, it was set to star Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara, with "Me And Earl And The Dying Girl" director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon behind the camera. But first Jackman left, only to be replaced by Will Smith. Then Mara and Gomez-Rejon both exited, and the project seemed to be in peril. But man, has it ever bounced back. Read More: Watch 15-Minute Talk With Will Smith And 'Concussion' Filmmakers Kate Winslet has joined the ensemble which now includes Keira KnightleyHelen MirrenEdward Norton, Michael Peña and Naomie Harris. Dang. It's certainly the biggest roster of stars that  David Frankel ("The Devil Wears Prada," "Marley & Me"), now tasked with directing, has ever worked with. And it perhaps indicates that Allan Loeb's ("Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," "Just Go With »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Kate Winslet in Talks to Join Will Smith in New Line’s ‘Collateral Beauty’ (Exclusive)

10 February 2016 12:05 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

New Line is rounding out the cast of “Collateral Beauty” in a big way, as Oscar winner and current nominee Kate Winslet is in negotiations to join Will Smith in the unconventional drama, TheWrap has learned. David Frankel is directing the movie, which surrounds Smith with a top-notch ensemble including Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Pena and Naomie Harris. Rachel McAdams had previously been eyed for the key supporting role that her fellow best supporting actress nominee Winslet is nearing a deal to play. Also Read: Helen Mirren Thinks 'It's Unfair to Attack the Academy' for #OscarsSoWhite Allan Loeb wrote the. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Keira Knightley Circling Role In David Frankel’s Star-Studded Collateral Beauty

9 February 2016 2:14 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a busy twenty-four hours in the Collateral Beauty camp. Earlier today, we brought you the news that Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema had finally settled on a release date for David Frankel’s character drama – opposite Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, no less – and now Keira Knightley is the latest in line to join the film’s starry ensemble.

Will Smith is front and center for this one, headlining Collateral Beauty as a New York marketing executive who finds himself down in the dumps after a personal tragedy strikes. Flanking him for Frankel’s unconventional drama are Helen Mirren, Edward Norton and Naomie Harris, along with End of Watch and Ant-Man star Michael Peña. And though casting specifics have remained under lock and key for now, Knightley is reportedly circling the role of Love.

You see, for Collateral Beauty, the script – one penned by Allan Loeb »

- Michael Briers

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