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The saga of the long developing Freddie Mercury biopic is as operatic as "Bohemian Rhapsody." Once promisingly slated to star Sacha Baron Cohen, the actor bailed from the movie after he couldn't come to an agreement with the surviving members of Queen over the tone of the movie. Throughout, there has been a lot of talk, but not much action. Dominic Cooper, Daniel Radcliffe, and Ben Whishaw were tossed around as possible stars at various points, while Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Dexter Fletcher, and even David Fincher were all mentioned as potential directors, with varying degrees of likeliness. Meanwhile, a script by "The Queen" screenwriter Peter Morgan has been kicking around for a while. Now it looks like the remaining members of Queen are not only going back to Cohen, but giving him total creative power. The band's manager, Jim Beach, during the Artist & Management Awards (man, there are awards for. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Focus Features, which was reprieved from a weak 2014 slate by Working Title's Oscar-winning "The Theory of Everything," has made a bid to compete in the fall 2015 awards fray by acquiring North American distribution rights from Pathé to British period drama "Suffragette," directed by Sarah Gavron ("Brick Lane"). The film will open in select cities on October 23, 2015 with expansions to follow. Focus is also releasing Working Title's true romance "The Danish Girl," directed by Tom Hooper and starring Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander as artists Einar and Gerda Wegener. Written by Emmy-winner Abi Morgan ("The Hour," "Shame," "The Iron Lady"), "Suffragette" stars Oscar-race vets Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter as well as Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff and Brendan Gleeson. Mulligan also toplines Fox »
- Anne Thompson
If there’s one thing Eddie Redmayne isn’t afraid of, it’s physically demanding roles! After nabbing the Oscar for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything this year, the bold Brit has immediately leapt into the next challenge. Redmayne, 33, is currently filming the new Tom Hooper film, The Danish Girl, in which he will play transgender pioneer Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe. The actor previously worked with famed director Hooper on 2012’s Les Miserables, for which he played Marius. Set in the 1920s, The Danish Woman follows [...] »
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The King's Speech cleaned up at the BAFTAs and Academy Awards, including the Best Picture Oscar and Best Actor for Firth's pitch-perfect portrayal. Watch it from today (March 23).
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We're nearing the end of season one, and Jimmy isn't the same washed-up lawyer we saw in episode one. »
After a brief delay, this series has returned. Yes, once again I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently each season. I previously mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week with previous Academy Award ceremonies, and while I’m going to be truing to do that, time will still tell. Again, if nothing else, this gives you an interesting look into my cinematic tastes. Over the course of the year you can sort of get a feel for what my current favorites are, but now we can look to the past a bit more. Alright then, here goes nothing folks…behold my picks: Best Picture – The Social Network The nominees here for this ceremony were 127 Hours, Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, »
- Joey Magidson
Before last year, Eddie Redmayne's best known roles were supporting parts in Les Miserables and My Week With Marilyn. Now, the British actor has a BAFTA Award, a SAG award, a Golden Globe, and an Oscar to his name.
News: Eddie Redmayne Channels Transgender Pioneer Lili Elbe for New Film
Redmayne, who won over audiences, critics, and voters with the impressive physicality of his portrayal of Als-afflicted physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, is now preparing for another transformative role. The actor is reuniting with Les Miserables director Tom Hooper to play transgender woman Lili Elbe, one of the first recipients of gender reassignment surgery, in the biographical adaptation The Danish Girl.
"I was actually offered The Danish Girl before Hawking," Redmayne told British GQ for his Spring/Summer 2015 cover story. "People go, 'Oh are you doing this transformative thing?' It's not a concerted choice. I think it will be a unique experience »
Best Actor could once again (as it almost always is these days) be an ultra-competitive race full of some of major A-listers. Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender (with three juicy roles), Jake Gyllenhaal (with two) and Don Cheadle -- all of whom have never won -- have films coming out this year that scream Oscar (at least on paper) and all of them are due. They might have to compete against someone who is definitely not due, though, as Eddie Redmayne could be in the running again for his role as a transgender artist in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl." Could Eddie Redmayne be the next Tom Hanks or Spencer Tracy, winning back to back Oscars? Check out predictions in other categories here. Strong Contenders (At Least On Paper): Don Cheadle, "Miles Ahead" Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant" Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs" Jake Gyllenhaal, "Demolition" Matthew McConaughey, "The Sea of Trees" Eddie Redmayne, »
- Peter Knegt
As always, March is too early to get any kind of firm grasp on what will or won't be an Oscar contender come the end of the year, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun to speculate. Last year, only two of the nine films I predicted out of the gates actually ended up receiving Best Picture nominations at the 2015 Oscars -- Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel -- which goes to show just how much we know in advance. In fact, looking at the films I had on the outside looking in, only Best Picture winner Birdman was listed. But hey, at least I had three of the top contenders in the early year conversation, that's something... rightc When it comes to this year, I feel even less certain than I did last year. I'm not sure that's saying a whole lot since only two of the 43 films on »
- Brad Brevet
The good news: last year’s Oscar season is over. The bad news? This year’s Oscar season has begun. Obviously, this doesn’t mean you have weeks of Q&As and gaudy pull-quote ads to process, but by this time last year, “Whiplash,” “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Boyhood,” three of this year's big winners, had already premiered. And you can bet that publicists and executives have already started planning their campaigns for the next season, even when the films are only just entering production. And as we’ve done for the past few years, we’re exorcising our demons and spending the week running down some of the premature possibilities for films that have been released so far that seem at a distance like they could have the right stuff for Oscar gold. This week, we've examined the races for Best Picture, Actor, Actress, and Best Supporting Actress, and now we're tackling Best Director. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
A couple of key release date changes have taken place in the last few days, including several of this summer's key titles. 20th Century Fox in particular has shaken up its slate, playing musical chairs with three of its upcoming titles.
The "Poltergeist" remake has been moved up by two months to May 22nd, as a result the Melissa McCarthy comedy "Spy" has been pushed out of that slot and back two weeks to June 5th. On top of that, the road trip tale "Paper Towns" has been moved out of that June 5th slot and into the old "Poltergeist" slot on July 24th.
They aren't the only studio shaking things up though. Stx Entertainment has unveiled its slate of films with an untitled Blumhouse thriller opening July 31st, the remake of the acclaimed "The Secret in their Eyes" opening October 23rd, the horror tale "The Boy" opening January 22nd »
- Garth Franklin
Focus Features has set a November 27 platform release date for The Danish Girl the Tom Hooper movie that stars Oscar Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne along with Matthias Schoenaerts, Alicia Vikander and Amber Heard. The pic, inspired by the novel written by David Ebershoff, is a love story about Danish painters Einar Wegener (Redmayne) and his wife Gerda. In 1930, Wegener was one of the first men ever to undergo operations to become a woman. The pic is a reteam of Hooper… »
The Danish Girl has been given a Us release date.
The film, which sees Eddie Redmayne star as transgender pioneer Einar Wegener, will open in the Us on November 27, Screen Daily reports.
Einar was later known as Lili Elbe, and in 1930, underwent then-pioneering gender confirmation surgery.
The full cast for the film, directed by Tom Hooper, is yet to be confirmed.
Isn't she gorgeous? :happy
Fresh from winning an Oscar for "The Theory of Everything," Eddie Redmayne is set to embody Einar Wegener aka Lili Elbe in "The Danish Girl." All I can say is, Redmayne better prepare for another Academy Award!
Wegener is considered to be the world's first transgender woman who discovered that he might be trapped in a man's body after posing for his wife, fellow artist Gerda, who needed a female model. Alicia Vikander is starring opposite Redmayne.
Redmayne not only reteams with Focus, but he is also back in the great directorial hands of Tom Hooper, the guy who gave us the Oscar-winning "The King's Speech" and "Les Miserables." Redmayne played Marcus in the musical adaptation.
I love Redmayne (very sweet and one of the most down-to-earth »
Awards season has transformed into pretty much a 12 month a year event (outside of maybe a few weeks in June) which means there is news to report about some of the more anticipated prestige players of 2015. Fox Searchlight announced today that John Crowley's acclaimed romantic drama "Brooklyn" will hit theaters in platform release on Nov. 6. The tearjerker was one of the big surprises at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it screened out of competition (read my review here). Stars Saoirse Ronan, Michael Zegen, Domhnall Gleeson and Julie Walters are all potential acting category contenders and Nick Hornby delivers another wonderful screenplay adaptation after last year's "Wild." Screenings at Telluride or Toronto seem likely, but a slot at the New York Film Festival just makes too much sense, doesn't it? Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" also found a release date today as Focus Features announced it will open in New »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Danish Girl will open in the Us on November 27. Universal Pictures International handles territories outside the Us.
The film reunites Redmayne and director Tom Hooper from Working Title’s Les Misérables. Redmayne just won the lead actor Academy Award for his turn as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, which has grossed more than $110m worldwide via Focus and Universal Pictures International.
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Just weeks after Birdman won Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards, the would-be contenders for next year’s Oscars are taking shape, with David O. Russell’s Joy and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant both set for Christmas, and Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea opening earlier that month. Now, Les Miserables director Tom Hooper and current Best Actor Eddie Redmayne (for The Theory of Everything) have thrown their hats in the ring, with Focus Features and Working Title announcing today that biopic The Danish Girl will open over Thanksgiving weekend.
November 27th is the same corridor used by The Weinstein Company to launch eventual Best Picture winner The King’s Speech (also by Hooper) and this past season’s The Imitation Game, so it’s a rather savvy move for Focus and Working Title (which led Redmayne to gold for Theory) to get to the slot first. »
- Isaac Feldberg
The new Focus Features is not flagging in its commitment to serious-minded, awards-friendly arthouse fare. CEO Peter Schlessel has just set a November 27, 2015 release for date Working Title's "The Danish Girl" starring Eddie Redmayne as 20th century trans pioneer Lili Elbe. Universal Pictures International will handle the overseas release. Directed by Tom Hooper, who won an Oscar for "The King's Speech" and first worked with Eddie Redmayne on Universal and Working Title's Academy Award-winning "Les Miserables," the film follows the love story of Einar and Gerda Wegener (played by Alicia Vikander, who stars in the very-long-awaited SXSW buzz title "Ex Machina") whose marriage is upended by Einar's journey to become Lili Elbe, one of the world's first known transgender women. Read More: Oscar Predictions 2016 With the Hooper namesake and Redmayne's recent Best Actor win for "The Theory of Everything"—also a November release from »
- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
The film will open in exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles.
“The Danish Girl” is based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. Redmayne stars as Lili Elbe, one of the first-known recipients of transgender surgery. The story is set in 1920s Copenhagen.
Producers are Gail Mutrux through her Pretty Pictures production company, Anne Harrison through her Harrison Productions, Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Hooper. Amber Heard and Matthias Schoenaerts also star.
Redmayne won the lead actor Oscar for Working Title’s “The Theory of Everything,” which has grossed more than $100 million worldwide.
- Dave McNary
Working Title Films’ The Danish Girl, directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables) and starring Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables) and Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair, Anna Karenina), will be released domestically by Focus Features in exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles beginning Friday, November 27th, 2015, and by Universal Pictures International overseas. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made the announcement today.
The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener (being portrayed, respectively, by Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe.
- Michelle McCue
Focus Features and Working Title Films will release Eddie Redmayne’s transgender drama “The Danish Girl” in the heart of awards season, as the companies have announced a Nov. 27, 2015 date in New York and Los Angeles. Oscar winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”) directed the movie, which co-stars Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw and Amber Heard. Also Read: Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore Reverse Oscars’ Trend of Rewarding Older Actors, Young Actresses “The Danish Girl” is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener, whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar. »
- Jeff Sneider
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