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Greta Garbo movie 'The Kiss.' Greta Garbo movies on TCM Greta Garbo, a rarity among silent era movie stars, is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” performer today, Aug. 26, '15. Now, why would Garbo be considered a silent era rarity? Well, certainly not because she easily made the transition to sound, remaining a major star for another decade. Think Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, William Powell, Fay Wray, Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, John Barrymore, Warner Baxter, Janet Gaynor, Constance Bennett, etc. And so much for all the stories about actors with foreign accents being unable to maintain their Hollywood stardom following the advent of sound motion pictures. A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer star, Garbo was no major exception to the supposed rule. Mexican Ramon Novarro, another MGM star, also made an easy transition to sound, and so did fellow Mexicans Lupe Velez and Dolores del Rio, in addition to the very British »
- Andre Soares
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Fifty Shades of Grey was a gargantuan hit when it bowed back in February, but despite the film’s box-office success, production wasn’t easy. Apparently, director Sam Taylor Johnson and novelist E.L James clashed over the adaptation, leading to Johnson’s departure. That hasn’t deterred Universal from pounding forward though, with the studio now tagging James Foley as Johnson’s replacement for sequel Fifty Shades Darker.
Foley has an interesting track-record. He recently worked on House of Cards, but has a diverse history in features too. His biggest credits are modern classic Glengarry Glen Ross and Fear, a little-seen 1996 thriller which has a young Marky Mark going absolutely bananas.
Here’s a still from Fear for reference. It perfectly encapsulates the movie.
50 Shades of Grey was better than expected, generally because it seemed halfway aware of its own ridiculousness. Foley would do »
- Daniel Kelly
The 50 Shades of Grey sequel is closing in on a director to oversee Christian and Anastasia's further big screen exploits.
According to Deadline, Foley may also get signed up to direct the closing film in the trilogy 50 Shades Freed, and shoot both movies back-to-back.
Foley, who's also directed Halle Berry's Perfect Stranger, has emerged as the top choice for the job ahead of Mark Pellington (Arlington Road), Tanya Wexler (Hysteria) and Rebecca Thomas (Electrick Children).
50 Shades Darker will be written by Niall Leonard, the husband of series creator El James.
James is said to have clashed heatedly with Taylor-Johnson during the making of 50 Shades of Grey, leading to the director walking away from the follow-up.
The Fifty Shades Of Grey sequel Fifty Shades Darker may be closing in on a director. Following the news that Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed the first film starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, wouldn’t be returning for a second movie, Universal are apparently favouring House Of Cards director James Foley for ‘Darker’.
Foley is also the man behind the brilliant Glengarry Glen Ross, so he absolutely has the credentials for the project.
TheWrap, who broke the news of Foley’s hiring, said that Universal ‘initially sought another female filmmaker to replace Taylor-Johnson, they ultimately decided to hire the best director for the high-profile job.’
Fifty Shades Of Grey kicked off an amazing, and indeed record-breaking year for Universal, and despite the scathing reviews that the film received, managed to »
- Paul Heath
Whether you loved it, hated it, or would rather just pretend it didn’t exist, Fifty Shades of Grey was a box office hit. Costing just $40 million to make, the movie – which starred Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey – ended up grossing $569 million worldwide earlier this year. Both of
The post Check Out the Shortlist of Directors Eyed for Fifty Shades Of Grey Sequel appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Josh Wilding
Deadline reports that James Foley is the top choice to direct Fifty Shades Darker, set to come out February 10, 2017. He would replace Sam Taylor-Johnson, the helmer of the first film, who notably fought the books' author, E.L. James, for creative control. Foley comes with an impressive résumé that began with such films as At Close Range and Glengarry Glen Ross, and lately includes TV episodes of House of Cards and Hannibal. (He's also the guy behind this iconic, potentially career-foreshadowing, wild roller-coaster scene in 1996's Fear.) Foley would potentially join returning stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, and work off a script penned by Niall Leonard, James's husband, also a new addition. Deadline forecasts Foley will probably stay on for the final film, Fifty Shades Freed — as long as everybody plays nicely. Well, not too nicely. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
According to Deadline, James Foley has emerged as frontrunner, although he’s yet to receive an official offer. Foley’s previous credits include the likes of Reckless, Fear and Glengarry Glen Ross, along with Netflix’s House of Cards.
- Gary Collinson
Shortly after the release of Universal Pictures' blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey, it was confirmed that director Sam Taylor-Johnson will not come back to make the movie sequel, Fifty Shades Darker. One month later, it was revealed that author E.L. James' husband, Niall Leonard, will write the screenplay adaptation, with the studio setting a February 10, 2017 release date. Today we have word from Deadline that filmmaker James Foley is the front runner to direct this hotly-anticipated follow-up.
This report also reveals that he may also sign on to direct the third installment, Fifty Shades Freed, which has been given a February 9, 2018 release date. The studio is still working out whether or not they should shoot both Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed back-to-back. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are coming back to reprise their roles as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.
Negotiations haven't started yet for James Foley to take the helm, »
With the success of Fifty Shades Of Grey, Universal is naturally ploughing ahead with the sequel (and, potentially, a third film shot back to back). Since Sam Taylor Johnson famously clashed with novelist E.L. James, the hunt has been on for a new director ready for Fifty Shades Darker and according to Deadline, James Foley is the top choice for the job.Foley, who has directed the likes of Fear, Glen Garry Glen Ross, After Dark, My Sweet, Perfect Stranger and Confidence, was apparently among a small group of filmmakers in contention, and has broken from the pack to become Universal’s preferred candidate. But negotiations still have to lock in a deal, and there’s some consideration whether the studio wants to make just Darker or add Fifty Shades Freed to the schedule, and keep Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in place. Which could also help them stay engaged with their characters. »
Things didn't go smoothly with Sam Taylor-Johnson on the set of "Fifty Shades Of Grey": the director clashed with author E.L. James over the adaptation of her "Twilight" fan fiction literary erotica adaptation. Taylor-Johnson made it pretty clear she wouldn't return for the sequel, and it has taken a while for Universal to sort everything out, including negotiating with James over who should write the script (it will be her husband). But it seems the studio is now ready to find a director to guide the next sexy adventure in this unlikely franchise. Read More: Review: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Starring Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan THR reports that James Foley, Mark Pellington and Tanya Wexler are all up for the gig. Wait, who? Foley is probably the most well known of the three, helming the excellent screen adaptation of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," along with »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It looks like Universal is close to finding a director for the next installment of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise.
While no offer has been delivered, sources tell Variety that James Foley is the frontrunner to land the “Fifty Shades Darker” job and that an offer should be delivered shortly for the TV and film helmer, who has most recently worked on “House of Cards.”
Execs had been meeting with directors over the past several months since announcing that Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed the first of the trilogy, would not be returning as director.
Production will begin in the first quarter of 2016, with the film set to bow on Feb. 14, 2017, so Foley will have time to assess the script and form his strategy. »
- Justin Kroll
After working with producer Dana Brunetti on numerous episodes of “House of Cards,” veteran filmmaker James Foley has emerged as the frontrunner to direct “Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel to Universal’s blockbuster hit “Fifty Shades of Grey,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Other directors who were up for the coveted gig have started to be notified that they didn’t get it. E.L. James’ husband, screenwriter Niall Leonard, adapted his wife’s bestselling book, and Michael De Luca returns to produce the steamy sequel with Brunetti. Stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson will reprise their roles as Christian Grey and. »
- Jeff Sneider
Deadline is reporting that Universal may have found a director for its Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, in James Foley. Perhaps best known for his work on Netflix’s House of Cards as well as the 1992 film, Glengarry Glen Ross, the director is said to be on top of the studio’s list and negotiations are set to begin shortly. Furthermore, if all goes well, Universal will try to lock him down for the third film, Fifty Shades Freed.
Sam Taylor-Johnson was behind the camera for Fifty Shades of Grey, but refused to return after having a horrible experience on set with author E.L. James. In fact, Taylor-Johnson even went so far as to say that the whole thing made her never want to direct a movie again.
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As for Foley, he’s certainly an intriguing pick and definitely an unexpected one. »
- James Garcia
Nowadays, with reality television and instantaneous answers at our fingertips, it is often difficult to determine what exactly is real anymore, particularly in film. Computer-generated imagery, i.e. CGI, has become a staple in filmmaking and emerging tehcnology. I’m all for CGI when it’s appropriate. But sometimes using digital in film makes little sense. The team at Dorkly has composed a list for their Today in Nerd History bit of the absolute worst examples of CGI. In other words, the picks are so completely ridiculous that someone just had to make a video listicle about them, and it’s our pleasure to share it with you. Pixelated poop? Couldn’t you just (gasp) use the real thing? Not to mention the extraneous pubic hair in a certain movie with the word "grey" in the title. And then of course, there's George Lucas' tinkering with "Star Wars." Read »
- Samantha Vacca
Actor-producer Bill Hader, directors Stephen Frears, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Asif Kapadia and an array of movie-industry professionals will take place in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Industry Conference, Tiff organizers announced on Thursday. The conference, which will explore production, financing, distribution, marketing, gender bias and more, will take place over seven days at the festival, beginning on Sept. 11 and running through Sept. 17 at the Glenn Gould Studio and CBC Conference Centre in Toronto, Canada. The festival itself runs from Sept. 10-20. Also Read: Toronto Festival Lineup Includes Matt Damon, Eddie Redmayne, Dakota Johnson, Jake Gyllenhaal Films Each day, the conference will. »
- Steve Pond
A storm of fall movies is coming our way, and the lineup looks pretty impressive. From highly anticipated big-budget epics like “Everest” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to smaller films such as “Truth,” there is something on the movie roster for everyone. Here, TheWrap narrows down the 25 titles with that have left us tingling with anticipation — and ready to pre-order our tickets. Also Read: Ice Cube on Why N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Was Almost Doa in Hollywood (Video) Warner Bros. “Black Mass” Cast: Johnny Depp, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Corey Stoll, »
- Wrap Film Team
The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.
In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.
Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason Bateman, Cary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás Cuarón, Julie Delpy, Rebecca Miller, Rob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.
- Michelle McCue
With exactly one month to go until its theatrical release, Warner Bros. has pumped out the latest TV spot for Scott Cooper’s Whitey Bulger crime drama Black Mass, showcasing style, crime, and a performance that could mark a return to form for Johnny Depp.
Assuming the role of the infamous Bulger, Black Mass will have Depp play the sociopath who ruled Boston from the shadows, simultaneously operating as a FBI informant and pulling the strings in the city’s criminal underbelly. Even before today’s sneak peek, the first trailers for Cooper’s drama hint at a deep and complex role for the Hollywood A-lister, and the film harbors all the dramatic potential for Depp to sink his teeth into the meaty role. Sporting a hair piece and dental prosthetics, The Pirates of the Caribbean stalwart is nearly unrecognizable in the lead role, and we’re excited to see »
- Michael Briers
Scott Cooper’s “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp in a possible credibility comeback role is right around the corner. The movie will make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, it’ll turn up at the Toronto International Film Festival and it’ll likely be in Telluride too. In short, this is potential Oscar bait material and every festival wants a piece of it. In the lead-up to the premiere in Venice, Warner Bros. has unloaded a trunk full of new images from the film, plus released a revealing new TV spot. “Black Mass” tells the true story of Whitey Bulger (Depp), the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. The film’s completely stacked, powerhouse cast also includes Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, »
- Edward Davis
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