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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Two

19 December 2010 2:05 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Beaver

Opens: March 23rd 2011

Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence

Director: Jodie Foster

Summary: A depressed toy company CEO with a failed marriage starts to wear a beaver puppet on his hand as a form of therapy, much to the initial bemusement of his family. He soon begins talking only through the character.

Analysis: This time last year, excitement was quietly brewing for "The Beaver". Gibson's drunken tirade a few years before hand wasn't forgotten, but enough time had passed that this looked to be the year of a potential comeback for the actor.

The thriller remake "Edge of Darkness" and this were his first on screen roles in ten years, 'Beaver' is also his "Maverick" co-star Foster's return to the director's chair fifteen years after her last feature. The script topped the 2008 Black List and scored rave reviews for its blend of sophisticated humor and sad pathos, »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Two

19 December 2010 2:05 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Beaver

Opens: March 23rd 2011

Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence

Director: Jodie Foster

Summary: A depressed toy company CEO with a failed marriage starts to wear a beaver puppet on his hand as a form of therapy, much to the initial bemusement of his family. He soon begins talking only through the character.

Analysis: This time last year, excitement was quietly brewing for "The Beaver". Gibson's drunken tirade a few years before hand wasn't forgotten, but enough time had passed that this looked to be the year of a potential comeback for the actor.

The thriller remake "Edge of Darkness" and this were his first on screen roles in ten years, 'Beaver' is also his "Maverick" co-star Foster's return to the director's chair fifteen years after her last feature. The script topped the 2008 Black List and scored rave reviews for its blend of sophisticated humor and sad pathos, »

- Garth Franklin

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50 Upcoming Book-to-Movie Adaptations

23 November 2010 2:00 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Books: They’re just like movies, only without CGI. 

So it’s no wonder that over the past century, Hollywood has consistently turned to books to provide the basis for some of its best works. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” for instance, was based on a book, while “Gigli” wasn’t.  See how that works? 

With that in mind, then, we decided to put together a sneak peak of all the coolest books currently being turned into major motion pictures (like “The Help,” left). Because these days, the best library you can go to is your local Cineplex. 

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Attached: Georgie Henley, Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Liam Neeson

Status: The third book from the classic C. S. Lewis series to make it to the big screen, “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” has flown a bit under the radar thanks to the media »

- Scott Harris

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News Shorts: November 11th 2010

11 November 2010 8:43 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first photos have been released of Daniel Radcliffe in the Gothic horror remake The Woman in Black and Disney's new 2D animated feature based on children's classic Winnie the Pooh.

There's also heaps of new stills from Julie Taymor's Shakespeare adaptation The Tempest, Simon Pegg sci-fi comedy Paul, Disney animated adaptation Tangled, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in The Tourist, and next week's highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.

TMZ have posted some spoiler set photos from The Hangover 2 showing off one character's surprising new hairdo, and another's more 'in your face' than expected tattoo.

More shots of Shia Labeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whitley shooting Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Dwayne Johnson and Vanessa Hudgens in Oahu filming Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and the first photos of Nicolas Cage shooting Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

Posters for Jane Eyre, Shame, Blue Valentine, The Eagle, »

- Garth Franklin

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Paul Potts film lands 'Marley & Me' director

11 November 2010 6:50 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The movie charting the life of Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts will be directed by Marley & Me's David Frankel, says Deadline. Frankel, who also helmed romantic comedy hit The Devil Wears Prada, reportedly wants to start filming on One Chance next April. The comedy will be made in Potts's native Wales with an unknown actor expected to take on the lead role. Last year Julian Jarrold held talks about helming the feature for producer Simon Cowell and studio Paramount, but left (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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Britain's Got Talent Star Paul Potts Gets A Biopic

10 November 2010 10:08 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There's two different ways for a man to become famous. The first requires almost virtuoso-like talent and the second requires moderate talent and handsomeness. At least ninety percent of famous men people fall in the latter category. They have some sort of gift, they're far better looking than the average person and, thus, we'll pay to watch them utilize their gift. Every season on American Idol, there's at least ten times more attractive, talented people than crazy talented normal-looking people. The attractive, talented people almost always win, but every now and again, some unfortunate looking schlub comes along and proves himself so much better than all the rest, that, in the end, it doesn't matter how he looks. That was the story with Britain's Got Talent's Paul Potts, and now he's getting his own movie. According to Deadline, Marley & Me director David Frankel has agreed to helm the biopic »

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David Frankel to Direct Comedy About Opera Singer Paul Potts

10 November 2010 3:23 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

David Frankel ("The Devil Wears Prada") is attached to direct "One Chance," a comedy about Paul Potts, the "Britain's Got Talent" contestant who wowed judges Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan by singing opera on the ITV show in 2007, the filmmaker's representation at Anonymous Content has confirmed to TheWrap. Potts was a cell phone salesman whose passion for opera and spectacular voice earned him overnight success in the U.K. The screenplay by Justin Zackham ("The Bucket List") tracks the portly tenor from his childhood to his awkward adulthood, and also features »

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'Devil Wears Prada' Director David Frankel To Helm Paul Potts Biopic 'One Chance'

10 November 2010 2:09 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Written By 'The Bucket List' Scribe Justin Zackham Remember Paul Potts? No? Basically, he was the male equivalent of Susan Boyle who a few years ago blew the roof off "Britain's Got Talent" with his audition where he showed he had the vocal chops to be an opera singer. Now, that thrilling tale will become a movie. David Frankel, director of "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Marley & Me," has signed on to helm "One Chance" a (probably heartwarming) comedy "that follows Potts from his origins as a chubby child to awkward portly adult with a passion for opera, and… »

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Tenor Tale Hits Right Notes For 'Devil Wears Prada' Helmer David Frankel

10 November 2010 10:53 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: David Frankel, director of The Devil Wears Prada and Marley & Me, has just agreed to direct One Chance, a feature based on the unlikely overnight success story of Paul Potts, a schlubby British cell phone salesman who showed up onstage to sing opera on ITV's Britain's Got Talent in 2007, and left a hosting panel that included Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan with their jaws on the floor. Frankel, who just wrapped The Big Year with Jack Black, wants to make this his next film to start production in April. The project was originally set at Paramount, which let it go. With Frankel aboard to direct a script by The Bucket List writer Justin Zackham, producers Brad Weston and Mike Menchel today will go out to financiers looking to secure production financing to make that start date. Frankel's repped by Wme and Anonymous Content's Rosalie Swedlin. The film is »

- MIKE FLEMING

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“The Social Network” cast at the Hollywood Awards Gala

4 November 2010 10:49 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com: The Cast of David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” which include Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Douglas Urbanski and Rooney Mara, were recognized at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony with the “Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award.”

About Jesse Eisenberg

Trained in theater and film, Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg) made his feature film debut in the 2002 independent film “Rodger Dodger,” in which he starred opposite Campbell Scott and for which he was nominated for a Gotham Award.

For his performance in “The Squid and the Whale” opposite Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels, Eisenberg received nominations for an Independent Spirit Award and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor.

In 2009, he starred in “Adventureland” for director Greg Mottola and in “Zombieland” for director Ruben Fleischer. For these films, he was nominated for a BAFTA Award. Eisenberg has »

- Linny Lum

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The cast of “The Social Network” to be honored at Hollywood Awards Gala

19 October 2010 4:57 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com: The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that the Cast of David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Douglas Urbanski and Rooney Mara, will be recognized at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony with the “Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award.”

Previously announced honorees for this year’s Hollywood Awards Gala include: Sean Penn for the “Humanitarian Award”; Sylvester Stallone for the “Career Achievement Award”; Annette Bening for the “Actress Award”; Robert Duvall for the “Actor Award”; Helena Bonham Carter for the “Supporting Actress Award”; Sam Rockwell for the “Supporting Actor Award”; Zach Galifianakis for the “Comedy Actor Award”; Andrew Garfield for the “Breakthrough Actor Award”; Mia Wasikowska for the “Breakthrough Actress Award”; Jennifer Lawrence for the “New Hollywood Award”; Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary for the »

- Linny Lum

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Rosalie Swedlin Joins Anonymous Content

11 October 2010 12:45 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Breaking: Rosalie Swedlin has left  an 11-year run at Industry Entertainment to join Anonymous Content as manager and producer.  Current clients making the move with Swedlin include David Frankel, Richard Shepard, Lynn Shelton, Nigel Cole, Kirsten Sheridan, Gary Winick, Michael Engler, Tommy Schlamme, Jane Anderson and John Riggi. Swedlin will also bring several of her film and TV projects with her. Swedlin left Icm to join Industry in 1999, and produced Clockers, Red Corner and the HBO film Live from Baghdad. Swedlin started at CAA. »

- MIKE FLEMING

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McHale Shacks Up With Alba In 'Spy Kids'

8 September 2010 10:03 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The other half of the new "Spy Kids" couple is complete with the casting of Joel McHale as the spy-hunting reporter in "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World". He'll be teaming up alongside Jessica Alba in the reboot of Robert Rodriguez's popular family-friendly franchise. The story focuses on a mother who returns to her old spy profession in order to prevent a villain from stopping time.McHale is one of those who constantly keeps himself busy in front of the screen, whether that'd be in his recurring role in NBC's "Community" or cracking jokes on "The Soup". He'll be appearing on the big screen a couple of times next year in David Frankel's "The Big Year" and co-starring alongside Anna Faris in "What's Your Number?".Source: Variety »

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20th Fox Film Taps Jeremy Kramer For Evp

16 August 2010 4:24 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

20th Century Fox has hired Red Hour partner Jeremy Kramer to be Evp of production. He will report to Emma Watts, president of production. Kramer joined Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld at Red Hour in 2007, where he is currently producing the Ruben Fleischer-directed comedy 30 Minutes or Less with Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari and Nick Swardson. Kramer is an exec producer on the David Frankel-directed The Big Year, the Fox 2000 comedy which stars Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin. He started as an indie producer on the Noah Baumbach-directed Kicking and Screaming, and served stints at Mpca, Miramax Films and DreamWorks. At DreamWorks he worked closely with Red Hour on Tropic Thunder and The Ruins before joining Stiller and Cornfeld at their Fox-based shingle. “I’m thrilled to be at Fox and to work with Emma and her team,” Kramer said. “Not only do I »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Tim Blake Nelson Really Does Love 'Whales'

5 August 2010 4:35 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Tim Blake Nelson is getting his whale-saving on as he signs up for Working Title's "Everybody Loves Whales". The Ken Kwapis directed drama is based off the Tom Rose book "Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World's Greatest Non-Event". The story is set in 1988, telling the true story of a small-town reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who enlist in the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. You've seen Nelson in plenty of movies, always that one familiar face but you can never fully place a name on him. He's been in "The Incredible Hulk", "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", "Leaves of Grass" and the upcoming David Frankel comedy "The Big Year". For those of you who are interested in the story, the comedy is about three bird watchers who compete to »

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Diddy’s Got Mo Money, Mo Problems

27 July 2010 4:24 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Oh, Diddy of the changing names, just like Prince. Will you become a symbol too? There happens to be a particular symbol chasing you around. Perhaps you’re familiar with it - it looks like this, “$.” Now put together about a million of those symbols and perhaps David Frankel will stop hunting you down. Frankel, who? Frankel the finance commissioner of New York City, that’s who. And he’s looking for you! Diddy needs to write a big fat check to NYC for defacing the city with numerous promo-posters. And his tab for the illegal activity has topped off at $996,000. Sean John’s got company too. There’s a whole host of people that need to pay up for all their illegal promotion and together, they owe the city a whopping $1.9 billion. Yikes. Says Frankel, “We are going to find these people. We’re going to turn them upside »

- Ambika Muttoo

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What Do Mickey Rourke’s Plastic Surgeon and P Diddy Have in Common?

25 July 2010 5:15 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

hollywoodnews.com: Hip-hop bad boy P Diddy owes New York City almost $1 million for illegally plastering promotional posters all over Manhattan. Diddy, real name Sean Combs, 39, is said to owe a whopping $996,000.

Boxer-turned producer Doug E. Fresh, Mickey Rourke’s plastic surgeon, and rapper Remy Ma’s defence lawyer are also accused of using illegal fly-posting to promote their work.

A report in the New York Daily News said the group were among thousands of people and companies that collectively owe $1.9 billion to the city of New York. Finance commissioner David Frankel said, “We are going to find these people. We’re going to turn them upside down by their ankles and we’re going to shake them until the money comes out of their pockets.”

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Meryl Streep to Play Margaret Thatcher?

1 July 2010 5:28 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Meryl Streep as the Anna Wintourish Miranda Priestly and Anne Hathaway in David Frankel‘s The Devil Wears Prada Meryl Streep (not Emma Thompson, sigh) "is in talks" to play Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd‘s Thatcher, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lloyd has previously worked with Streep in the blockbuster musical Mamma Mia!. As per the Reporter, Jim Broadbent is also in talks to play Thatcher’s husband, Denis. Brian Fillis is penning the screenplay, based on a story by Fillis and producer Damien Jones. Among Streep’s previous impersonations of real-life characters are her Karen Silkwood (Mike NicholsSilkwood, 1983), Karen Blixen (Sydney Pollack‘s Out of Africa, 1985), Lindy Chamberlain (Fred Schepisi‘s A Cry in the Dark, 1988), Roberta Guaspari (Wes Craven‘s Music of the Heart, 1999), and, most recently, Julia Child (Norah Ephron‘s Julie & Julia, 2009). Streep received Best Actress Academy Award nominations for all of the above. »

- Andre Soares

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Joel McHale joins Anna Faris comedy

4 May 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Joel McHale has booked his first movie since his turn leading the ensemble cast of NBC's "Community."

The actor is in final negotiations to play a key role in the New Regency's comedy "What's Your Number?" Mark Mylod is directing the Anna Faris starrer, being produced by Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm.

"Number" centers on a woman (Faris) who treks through her sexual past to find Mr. Right, exploring the idea of sexual quotas and whether such numbers matter. Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan wrote the script based on Karyn Bosnak's book.

McHale is playing Faris' mildly charming boss, whom she accidentally sleeps with, causing her to begin a wild goose chase to find the one that got away.

The movie, whose cast also includes Chris Evans, Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer, shoots at month's end.

McHale's deal for "Number" comes on the heels of his joining »

- By Borys Kit

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Rashida Jones Joins The Big Year

3 May 2010 12:20 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Rashida Jones has signed on to the ever-expanding cast of Fox’s comedy The Big Year, which will follow three men (Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black) who become rivals during a year-long bird watching competition.And Jones is not the only name jumping aboard – Anjelica Huston, Rosamund Pike, JoBeth Williams, Brian Dennehy, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Anderson, Tim Blake Nelson and The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons have all locked in deals.Working from an adaptation of Mark Obamscik’s book, David Frankel has grabbed his binoculars and began shooting on the film Monday, with a schedule that will take the production all over Canada.  »

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