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Tyler Perry Didn't Know Who David Fincher was Until After Signing to Play a Role in 'Gone Girl'

25 August 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

"I probably would have walked away from Gone Girl. If I had known who David Fincher was, and his body of work, or if I'd known the book was so popular, I would have said, No... and my agent knew that! He didn't tell me until after I signed on!" ~ Tyler Perry via Yahoo That's a word-for-word quote from writer/director Tyler Perry who stars in Fincher's Gone Girl, due out in October. Now let's consider this for a second... Perry starred in Diary of a Mad Black Woman in 2005 and first directed a film with Madea's Family Reunion in 2006 and was invited into the Academy in 2009. Forgetting everything Fincher did pre-2005, since Perry started working in the industry and two films after he was invited into the Academy, David Fincher directed Zodiac (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Social Network (2010) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo »

- Brad Brevet

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Nicole's Return. The Dates Are Ever Changing.

15 August 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

When will our beloved Kidman return to us? For someone who works so consistently, doesn't it seem like it's hard to find Nicole Kidman in a movie theater? Grace of Monaco keeps threatening to arrive but never does leaving us to wonder if it will ever play in regular movie theaters after its shaming at Cannes (that place can be brutal). Any big dreams for the quality of Paddington (it comes from charming source material at least) her Christmas film, have been dashed by that hateful slapstick trailer and Colin Firth's exit as the voice. The wait is soon over though. For those of you who missed The Railway Man in theaters, it's just out on DVD and Blu-Ray. [Warning: Nicole's part is small enough that when the climax arrives, she's literally a blurry figure in the background.]

 

Next up though is the thriller Before I Go To Sleep which has a new poster (above) and a new release date: Halloween to be exact. Let's just hope it's »

- NATHANIEL R

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First trailer for Wwi drama Testament of Youth starring Kit Harington

4 August 2014 4:07 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I so it’s particularly poignant that the BBC have released the first trailer for Testament of Youth, a romantic drama set during the Great War following aspiring author Vera Brittain and her fiance’s tragic relationship after he signs up for duty. The BBC Films production is based on the memoirs of Brittain during those early years and her path into pacifism.

Alicia Vikander (The Fifth Estate) will star as the leading lady with Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) playing her love interest Roland. Check out the trailer below after the official synopsis…

Vera Brittain, irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded, overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s close friend Roland Leighton as they go to university to pursue their literary dreams. »

- Gavin Logan

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Alexandre Desplat to head Venice jury

23 June 2014 5:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Award-winning composer will chair a jury that will award the Golden Lion for best feature at the 71st Venice Film Festival.

Alexandre Desplat, the internationally renowned French film composer whose credits include The King’s Speech and Argo, has been named president of the International Jury for the Competition section of the 71st Venice International Film Festival (Aug 27 to Sept 6).

It marks the first time a film composer has been chosen to chair Venice’s Competition jury, which will comprise nine members and award the Golden Lion for Best Film and other official prizes.  

Desplat is a six-time Oscar nominee (The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The King’s Speech, Argo, and Philomena) and winner of a Golden Globe, three Césars, two European Film Awards, and a Bafta.

He has collaborated with directors such as Stephen Frears, Roman Polanski, Terrence Malick and Tom Hooper as well as Jacques Audiard, Kathryn Bigelow, [link »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Casting: Streep, Vikander, Lawrence, Bierman

20 June 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Master Class

Meryl Streep is being tipped to play famed opera singer Maria Callas in HBO's telemovie "Master Class". Mike Nichols helms the adaptation of Terrence McNally's play about Callas' days teaching students at New York City's Juilliard School in 1971. [Source: THR]

The Light Between Oceans

Alicia Vikander ("A Royal Affair," "The Seventh Son") is closing a deal to star with Michael Fassbender in the Derek Cianfrance-directed adaptation of M.L. Stedman's novel "The Light Between Oceans" for DreamWorks.

The story follows a lighthouse keeper on a remote island in Australia who, with his wife, rescues a baby they find in a rowboat and raise it as their own. The Swedish actress is expected to shoot both it and Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" this Fall. [Source: Deadline]

Southpaw

Oona Lawrence ("Matilda the Musical") will play Leila Hope, the daughter of Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams' characters, in "Southpaw" for The Weinstein Company. »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Ron Paul to make his acting debut; Plus, Alison Brie, more

19 June 2014 5:38 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Ron Paul will make his acting debut as a “commentator” in Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?, the third installment of the Atlas Shrugged film trilogy based on the novel by Ayn Rand. The book, and subsequent films, tells a story of a withering U.S. economy as a result of taxation and over-regulation. The former congressman and three-time presidential candidate will be joined by conservative personalities Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity in the film, directed by James Manera. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Alison Brie (Community) is in talks to star in the New Line comedy How to be Single. Based on the Liz Tuccillo novel, »

- C. Molly Smith

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Casting: Zachary Quinto Goes To 'Girls,' Alicia Vikander Sees 'Light Between Oceans' & More

19 June 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While Lena Dunham's "Girls" has earned the most headlines for its envelope-pushing tales of the sex and lives of young women in New York City, less appreciated have been the clever guest starring spots, with folks as wide-ranging as Patrick Wilson, Chris O'Dowd and Ben Mendelsohn all popping in, and now another name is joining the ranks. Zachary Quinto has nabbed a one-off appearance in season four, but of course, his role is being kept under wraps for now. [TV Line] Alicia Vikander is keeping busy. She's got "Ex Machina" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." on the way, while both "Tulip Fever" and "Testament Of Youth" are filming, and she's adding two more projects to her slate. Firstly, she'll star opposite Michael Fassbender in Derek Cianfrance's "The Light Between Oceans," which follows "a lighthouse keeper on a remote island in Australia who with his wife rescues a baby they find »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Casting: Zachary Quinto Goes To 'Girls,' Alicia Vikander Sees 'Light Between Oceans' & More

19 June 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

While Lena Dunham's "Girls" has earned the most headlines for its envelope-pushing tales of the sex and lives of young women in New York City, less appreciated have been the clever guest starring spots, with folks as wide-ranging as Patrick Wilson, Chris O'Dowd and Ben Mendelsohn all popping in, and now another name is joining the ranks. Zachary Quinto has nabbed a one-off appearance in season four, but of course, his role is being kept under wraps for now. [TV Line] Alicia Vikander is keeping busy. She's got "Ex Machina" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." on the way, while both "Tulip Fever" and "Testament Of Youth" are filming, and she's adding two more projects to her slate. Firstly, she'll star opposite Michael Fassbender in Derek Cianfrance's "The Light Between Oceans," which follows "a lighthouse keeper on a remote island in Australia who with his wife rescues a baby they find »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Alicia Vikander to Join Michael Fassbender in ‘Light Between Oceans,’ Eddie Redmayne in ‘Danish Girl’

19 June 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is in negotiations to play the female lead in Derek Cianfrance's “The Light Between Oceans” and Tom Hooper's “The Danish Girl,” an individual familiar with both prestige projects told TheWrap. In “The Light Between Oceans,” Vikander would star opposite Michael Fassbender in the post-wwi tale of a young married couple who operate a lighthouse on a remote island off the coast of Australia. When their inability to have a child coincides with the arrival of a boat carrying a dead man and a live infant, they take in the child and raise her as their own, »

- Linda Ge

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Alicia Vikander Finds The Light Between Oceans

19 June 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Since breaking through with A Royal Affair and Anna Karenina, Alicia Vikander has been on an enviable run of good gigs. That streak shows no sign of slowing down, as she’s close to a deal to join The Light Between Oceans and is the top choice for The Danish Girl.The Light Between Oceans, as you may already know, boasts Derek Cianfrance adapting M.L. Steadman’s novel, with Michael Fassbender starring. Vikander would co-star in the story about a lighthouse keeper and his wife living on a remote, windswept island of the coast of Australia. When they find a baby in a rowboat after a particularly nasty storm, they start to raise it as their own, but it proves to be a test for both of them, not to mention their morality.As for The Danish Girl, that has Les Miserables’ Tom Hooper teaming back up with Eddie Redmayne »

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Alicia Vikander Stars in The Light Between Oceans and The Danish Girl; Bruce Greenwood in Spectral; Ken Jeong Causes an International Incident

19 June 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Here's today's latest casting news: Alicia Vikander has landed a pair of leads: Opposite Michael Fassbender in Derek Cianfrance's The Light between Oceans, and opposite Eddie Redmayne in Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl. Bruce Greenwood will join James Badge Dale in Nic Mathieu's directorial debut, the supernatural thriller Spectral. Ken Jeong will star in International Incident, a comedy that has Steve Carell in negotiations to produce. Hit the jump for more on each project. Deadline reports on a pair of leads for Vikander.  First up is The Light between Oceans, based on the novel of the same name by M.L. Stedman.  The DreamWorks picture centers on an Australian lighthouse keeper and his wife who rescue a baby adrift in a rowboat and raise it as their own.  If scheduling works out, Vikander would move from that film to The Danish Girl, which is based on David Ebershoff »

- Dave Trumbore

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Should ‘Jersey Boys’ Have Cast Movie Stars?

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

When Hollywood brings a Broadway show to the bigscreen, the first casualty is usually the stage actors. This dates back to 1964′s “My Fair Lady,” which passed Julie Andrews over for Audrey Hepburn (with Marni Nixon dubbing the singing). Idina Menzel recently revealed that she and Kristin Chenoweth were told they were too old for the upcoming “Wicked” movie. And sometimes, recasting is inevitable: By the time “Chicago” made it in front of cameras after a protracted development process, it was more than 25 years since the original Broadway production. Director Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables” suffered a similar fate.

See Also: Clint Eastwood on ‘Jersey Boys,’ ‘American Sniper,’ Steven Spielberg

Which is why Clint Eastwood’s decision to keep the stage cast of “Jersey Boys” is an anomaly. John Lloyd Young, who won a Tony for originating on Broadway nine years ago, is back as Four Seasons crooner Franki Valli. »

- Ramin Setoodeh and Scott Foundas

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Alicia Vikander Lands Lead Roles In The Light Between Oceans And The Danish Girl

19 June 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Today brings news of not one but two buzzy new projects for Swedish actress Alicia Vikander. She’ll star alongside Michael Fassbender in Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of the M.L. Stedman novel, The Light Between Oceans, and has also been offered the lead female role in Les Miserables director Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, alongside Eddie Redmayne.

Vikander isn’t a huge name just yet, but may be familiar to stateside audiences for her roles in Anna Karenina and A Royal Affair. She also recently appeared in the Julian Assange biopic The Fifth Estate. Looking at the actress’s schedule, she’s gunning for a spot atop any new Hollywood A-List. In addition to these two hugely promising movies, she’s starring in Seventh Son, Son of a Gun, Ex MachinaThe Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Tulip Fever.

We had cause to be excited about The Light Between Oceans even before Vikander came aboard, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Alicia Vikander Lands Female Lead in Tom Hooper’s ‘Danish Girl’

19 June 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alicia Vikander is in negotiations to star opposite Eddie Redmayne in the Working Title drama “The Danish Girl.”

Tom Hooper is directing the pic with Lucinda Coxon adapting the script.

The film will be based on David Ebershoff’s novel of the same name, a fictionalized account of the life of married Danish painters Einar and Gerda Wegener. In 1930, Einar Wegener underwent the surgery and became Lili Elbe.

Producers are Hooper, Pretty PicturesGail Mutrux, Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman and Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan.

Since breaking out in the critically acclaimed “A Royal Affair,” Vikander is moving to join the ranks of Hollywood’s next generation of leading ladies.

Vikander has a handful of films set to bow in the next year, including Warner Bros. “The Man From U.N.C.L.E,” “Testament of Youth” opposite Kit Harington, and TWC’s “Tulip Fever.”

She is repped by UTA, »

- Justin Kroll

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Alicia Vikander Landing Leads In ‘Light Between Oceans’ And ‘Danish Girl’

19 June 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is getting two roles that all the brightest young actresses have been trying for. She is closing a deal to star with Michael Fassbender in the Derek Cianfrance-directed adaptation of the M.L. Stedman novel The Light Between Oceans for DreamWorks. At the same time, I hear that she is the choice of The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper to star opposite his Les Miserables guy Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl for Working Title. Her reps are right now working out the details so that Vikander can go from one film right into the other starting […] »

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First Look At Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones In Stephen Hawking Biopic Theory Of Everything

13 June 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One of the most exciting biopics coming to us this fall has to be Theory of Everything, from Man on Wire helmer James Marsh. Covering the early life of famed physicist Stephen Hawking, the movie stars Eddie Redmayne as Hawking and Felicity Jones as his wife Jane Wilde. Now, we’ve received our first look at the film, which you can check out below.

Granted, the shot of Hawking and Wilde on their wedding day is not the most exhilarating image we could have received, but it shows Redmayne and Jones in character, which for me will be the biggest draw for Theory of Everything. Both actors are tremendously talented up-and-comers who seem primed to top a future New A-List in Hollywood. Redmayne is probably best known to audiences for playing Marius in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables, but he also had major roles in My Week with Marilyn opposite »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Colin Firth's 5 best screen roles: Pride and Prejudice, A Single Man

11 June 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

When Colin Firth is good, he's very, very good. And when he's bad, he's in Mamma Mia!. Or Gambit. Or St Trinian's. You can really take your pick.

Judging by the reviews to date, this week's true crime drama Devil's Knot - which stars Firth as a private investigator looking into the case of the West Memphis Three - falls into the latter category. Which, given that Firth's co-stars include Reese Witherspoon, Amy Ryan and Dane DeHaan, is a pretty substantial disappointment.

But why linger on the negative? Instead, we've taken a look back on five of Firth's finest hours across the big and small screens.

1. Tumbledown

Four years after his breakthrough role in Another Country (which just barely missed out on a spot in this list), Firth earned the first of many BAFTA nominations in Richard Eyre's Falklands War drama. He gives a raw and unflinching central performance »

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66 Essential British Films To Take Your Mind Off The World Cup

10 June 2014 3:20 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Whether you’re destined to be widowed by the beautiful game, sickened by your team’s performance (or that they didn’t even qualify) or just can’t stand another minute of hearing about the World Cup, at some point during the next few weeks, you’re likely to need some distraction from the football. With that in mind, and to celebrate the importance of British cinema (as well as the kingdom’s flagship status in the footballing world) we’re looking at 66 of the very best British films that will give you a good reason to resist putting your foot through the telly after the match.

There’s no guarantee that they’ll cheer you up but they will certainly take your mind off it.

There are a few rules for this list: for the sake of repetition no Bond, no Harry Potter (though there are »

- Chris O'Malley

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The Weinstein Company Circles The Water Diviner

22 May 2014 4:43 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We are gradually moving closer toward seeing The Water Diviner – a war drama that is the highly anticipated narrative feature directorial debut of Academy Award winner, Russell Crowe. Having been packaged for sale at this year’s Cannes Film Festival by Wme Global, The Weinstein Company have apparently offered $4 million and a wide release for the film, on the basis of 12 minutes of footage presented by Crowe himself.

The film, written by Andrew Knight (Rake) with first timer Andrew Anastasios, follows a grieving father who travels to Turkey in search of his three sons – all missing in action after the devastating Battle Of Gallipoli in World War I. The battle, which took place between April 1915 and January 1916, followed attempts by Allied Forces to secure the Dardanelles – a strait that constituted a sea route to the Russian Empire. It was the first campaign of World War I to cause major casualties »

- Sarah Myles

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Cannes Review: Michel Hazanavicius’ ‘The Search’ Starring Berenice Bejo & Annette Bening

21 May 2014 3:27 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Winning Best Picture and Best Director at the Oscars pretty much gives you license to do whatever you want next time around. Looking at the follow-ups of some recent Academy Award winners, so you can see a near-three-hour erotic drama (Ang Lee), a one-man show about a man cutting off his own arm (Danny Boyle), a near-three-hour drama about the search for Osama Bin Laden (Kathryn Bigelow) and a near-three-hour musical sung live on set (Tom Hooper), films that for the most part, would have had a trickier time getting a green light without the ability to put “From Academy Award Winning Director…” on the poster. And so it is with Michel Hazanavicius: the Gallic helmer who picked up the Oscar in 2011 for silent comedy homage “ The Artist” is back in Cannes with his follow-up “The Search,” and it’s a very different sort of film. Best known for his light-hearted comedy work, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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