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‘A Bigger Splash’ and ‘We Are Your Friends’ Headline Studiocanal’s Glam Toronto Slate

16 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Haugesund, Norway– European powerhouse Studiocanal will roll into Toronto with a glam slate of cast-driven, English-language titles led by Luca Guadagnino’s sexy psychological thriller “A Bigger Splash” (Working Title)  and Max Joseph’s coming-of-age drama “We Are Your Friends.”

Wes Bentley has joined Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski (“Gone Girl”) in “We Are Your Friends,” a chronicle of a 23-year-old aspiring DJ who tries to find his voice in the electro music scene and bonds with an older DJ. Working Title is producing the film, which is shooting.

Meanwhile, “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson has joined the cast of “A Bigger Splash,” an edgy and contempo twist on the cult Alain Delon-Romy Schneider starrer  “La Piscine.” Johnson will play opposite Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Matthias Schoenaerts.

“Splash” centers on a glamorous couple whose holiday in Southern Italy takes an unexpected turn with the visit »

- Elsa Keslassy and John Hopewell

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StudioCanal readies Toronto slate

20 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French powerhouse’s slate includes Zac Efron, Ralph Fiennes and Tom Hardy projects.

StudioCanal’s Toronto line-up is headlined by coming-of-age drama We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley.

Writer-director Max Joseph’s drama, produced by Working Title and fully financed by StudioCanal, follows an aspiring 23 year-old DJ trying to make it in the La electro scene when he falls in love with his friend and mentor’s much younger girlfriend.

Luca Guadagnino’s untiltled Pantelleria project with Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts, and Kray Twins drama Legend with Tom Hardy are also likely to be in-demand on the slate of the French powerhouse.

Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson is the latest talent attachment to the former.

James Watkins’ action-thriller Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba and Adele Exarchopoulos is currently in pre-production, as is Tobias Lindholm drama A War.

Titles in post-production include much-buzzed about Macbeth and Stephen Frears »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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StudioCanal brings Zac Efron-Working Title drama to Toronto

20 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French powerhouse’s slate also includes Ralph Fiennes and Tom Hardy projects.

StudioCanal’s Toronto lineup is headlined by coming-of-age drama We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley.

Writer-director Max Joseph’s drama, produced by Working Title and fully financed by StudioCanal, follows an aspiring 23 year-old DJ trying to make it in the La electro scene when he falls in love with his friend and mentor’s much younger girlfriend.

Luca Guadagnino’s Pantelleria project with Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts and Kray Twins drama Legend with Tom Hardy are also likely to be in-demand on the slate of the French powerhouse.

Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson is the latest talent attachment to the former.

James Watkins’ action-thriller Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba and Adele Exarchopoulos is currently in pre-production, as is Tobias Lindholm drama A War.

Titles in post-production include much-buzzed about Macbeth and Stephen Frears’ as yet »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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'Fifty Shades' Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Took Control on Set

13 August 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey are eager to see how director Sam Taylor-Johnson brings El James' erotic novel to the big screen. Although the trailer and photos have surfaced, and James, along with stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, has talked about the film, Taylor-Johnson has remained mostly silent with respect to public comments about how she made the movie. She opens up a bit, though, in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, as part of a larger piece about female directors. Despite the high expectations for the film version of Fifty Shades and the fact that

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- Hilary Lewis

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'Fifty Shades of Frozen' Will Make You Feel Dirtier Than a Slush Puddle (Video)

13 August 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you thought the "Frozen" mash-ups were going to slow down any time soon, you were mistaken. The latest and greatest - or the ickiest, anyway - combines the dialogue from the trailer for "Fifty Shades of Grey" with scenes of Elsa and Hans in "Frozen."

That's right, our delightful heroine Anna is mouthing the lines spoken by Dakota Johnson in her role as Anastasia Steele. And you know what? Hans as a stand-in for Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey is kind of eerily appropriate. Not that Hans has a Red Room of Pain hidden somewhere in his castle, but just in general they're both kind of lame. Anna, on the other hand, is definitely one of the coolest Disney protagonists in a long time, so it kind of sucks to see Anastasia Steele's words coming out of her cartoon mouth.

"Fifty Shades of Grey" comes out on Valentine's Day. »

- Jenni Miller

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Dakota Johnson Doesn't Want Her Mom to See 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

8 August 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

'Fifty Shades of Grey' is not a family-friendly film, especially when you're the star.

Fifty Shades of Grey is not a family-friendly film, especially when you're the star.

Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson's daughter Dakota Johnson takes on the role of the virgin-turned-s&M goddess Anastasia Steele in the erotic film, but despite this family's show-business background, this leading lady isn't too keen on having her mother view the movie.

Watch: Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer Is Super Sexual

"I have not seen Fifty Shades of Grey. I don't think I'm going to see it," the 56-year-old  actress admitted to Indiewire, adding that her 24-year-old daughter told her parents, "'You guys cannot come. There's no way.' So we're not going."

She may not see the movie, but Griffith did get a glimpse of the whips and chains. "I did go visit for a couple of days when they were shooting just normal stuff. I »

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Cara Delevingne and Selena Gomez Spark Dating Rumors, Mischa Barton Regrets Doing The O.C. + More in Today’s Last Lap

7 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Cara Delevingne and Selena Gomez get cozy, Mischa Barton doesn’t look back on The O.C. as fondly as we do, Daniel Radcliffe fanboys out, more of today’s celebrity news.

Selena Gomez’s friendly vacation with Cara Delevingne may have turned into something more.  [Ok!] Megan Fox says her husband Brian Austin Green “doesn’t get any intimacy whatsoever.” [Cosmopolitan] Dakota Johnson doesn’t want her mom, Melanie Griffith, to see Fifty Shades of Grey. [USA Today] Mischa Barton says The O.C. was something she “came so close to not doing.” How dare she. [NY Daily News]

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Daniel Radcliffe loves Channing Tatum as much as we do. [Glamour] Teen Choice Awards host Sarah Hyland says she’ll “just be in a parka while [co-host Tyler Posey]‘s in a swimsuit.” [Yahoo!] Dave Franco and his girlfriend Alison Brie keep their Pda PG. [Just Jared] Jurassic Park and Batman posters have been revealed in a new book. [Hollywood Reporter] Colton Haynes live tweets an awkward first date. »

- Taylor Ferber

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Dakota Johnson Forbids Mom Melanie Griffith From Seeing Fifty Shades of Grey: "There's No Way!"

7 August 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Melanie Griffith is one of the few people out there who's not excited to see the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie. But she has a good reason. Her daughter, Dakota Johnson, plays Anastasia Steele! "I have not seen Fifty Shades of Grey. I don't think I'm going to see it," Griffith recently told IndieWire. "[Dakota] was like, 'You guys cannot come. There's no way.' So we're not going. I did go visit for a couple of days when they were shooting just normal stuff. I did see the Room of Pain—I did go in there and check it out." While Griffith won't be watching her 24-year-old daughter engage in any onscreen sex and raunchy S&M maneuvers, that »

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Lucy Hale: '50 Shades of Grey audition was sexual and embarrassing'

7 August 2014 3:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lucy Hale has recalled her audition for Fifty Shades of Grey, calling it "very, very sexual".

The Pretty Little Liars star was reading for the lead part of Anastasia Steele, which eventually went to Dakota Johnson, and admitted that she was "embarrassed" by some of the lines.

"That audition was so uncomfortable!" she told Cosmopolitan. "It's exactly what you thought it would be: a big monologue but very, very sexual.

"There were some things that I was so embarrassed to be reading out loud, but it's one of those things where you have to commit wholeheartedly or you're going to make a fool of yourself."

Hale also discussed her country music album and described how people "didn't want to touch the project with a 10-foot pole".

She explained: "Literally, I had people laughing and saying, 'You're making an album? Good luck'.

"But if you sit down and talk music with me for ten minutes, »

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Melanie Griffith's Daughter Dakota Johnson Refuses to Let Her Watch Fifty Shades of Grey

7 August 2014 2:11 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Mom, stay out of the Red Room of Pain! As many await the highly anticipated film adaptation of E.L. James’ graphic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey, star Dakota Johnson hopes everyone comes to see it … except for her parents.  “[Dakota] was like, ‘You guys cannot come. There's no way.’ So we're not going,” mom Melanie Griffith, 56, told IndieWire, indicating that her ex-husband and Dakota’s father Don Johnson will also not be making it to a screening.  “I did go visit for a couple of days [...] »

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Tracking Shot: Van Sant, Doremus, Guadagnino & Reed Morano Shooting This August

6 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

“Tracking Shot” is a monthly featurette here on Ioncinema.com that looks at a dozen or so projects that are moments away from lensing (or in a couple of titles below have been shooting since July). This August we’ve got a good number of projects that will start surfacing as early as next year’s Sundance, Rotterdam and Berlin Film Fests. With Dakota Johnson having been just announced, we’ve got Luca Guadagnino’s long awaited (remake) A Bigger Splash, getting ready for a poolside shoot. Gus Van Sant comes out of the woodworks to move into the woods for Sea of Trees. Sundance alumni Rick Alverson is wrapping up Entertainment, Reed Morano is set to make her directorial debut this mid-August with Meadowland, while Douchebag, Like Crazy, Breathe In‘s Drake Doremus is stationed in Japan for a weighty cast and futuristic tale in Equals. Here are some »

- Eric Lavallee

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Fifty Shades Of Grey Star Jamie Dornan Locks Down The Siege Of Jadotville

6 August 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Thanks in part to some savvy pre-release marketing from Beyoncé, the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer smashed viewership records upon its release, becoming the most viewed trailer of all time. I’ll let that sink in. All signs point to the steamy E.L. James adaptation heating up into a box office smash next spring, which should bode very well for stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. Today, Dornan has locked down his next starring role, in The Siege of Jadotville, a geopolitical thriller that should allow the actor a chance to further hone his dramatic chops.

From writer Kevin Brodbin and first-time director Richie Smith, the film centers on the titular siege of 150 U.N. Irish troops in 1961 in the Congo (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) after pro-Western warlord Moise Tshombe seized power in the Katanga region, killing the democratically elected Congolese prime minister Patrice Lamumba.

Dornan is poised »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Win Need for Speed Starring Aaron Paul on Blu-ray and DVD Combo

6 August 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Aaron Paul has a Need for Speed, the street racing thriller based on the popular Electronic Arts gaming franchise of the same name. Need for Speed just made its Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD debut on August 5, and we have teamed up with Buena Vista Home Entertainment to offer one lucky reader a copy of the new combo pack in this Need for Speed giveaway.

Entering for a chance to win Need for Speed  is easier than turning on a car. All you have to do is simply scroll down to the simple and clearly marked entry form below and submit the required information. That's it. However, if you wish to increase the odds of winning, return any or every day this contest is still open to enter again. The odds of winning will increase with each additional entry.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter. »

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Lucy Hale Talks About Her "Uncomfortable" Fifty Shades Audition

5 August 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Lucy Hale is gracing the September cover of Cosmopolitan, and she's sharing her own awkward encounter with Fifty Shades of Grey. In the interview, Lucy reveals that her audition made her feel both "uncomfortable" and "embarrassed," and yet, it was "exactly what you thought it would be." Suffice it to say, while the Fifty Shades trailer was practically oozing with sex appeal, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson revealed in an interview that the reality wasn't quite as sexy for them either, so that might just be the way it goes. Keep scrolling for the full quote, as well as extra tidbits about her country music album and Pretty Little Liars, and read the whole interview when it hit stands on Aug. 12. Also, if you like, you can drown yourself in the rest of our Fifty Shades of Grey content. »

- Ryan-Roschke

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Need For Speed’s Director Scott Waugh Hosts Q&A and Screening At Petersen Automotive Museum in La

4 August 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In celebration of the August 5th home entertainment release for Need For Speed, an exclusive screening event was held for Petersen Automotive Museum Members on the evening of Thursday, July 31 and Wamg was there.

The event showcased an advanced screening of the bonus feature “Capturing Speed: Making An Authentic Car Movie,” hosted a filmmaker/talent Q&A with Director Scott Waugh & childhood family friend and industry stunt coordinator extraordinaire Lance Gilbert, and then screened the entire film. The hero car from the film will be on display at the museum through October.

In Capturing Speed: Making An Authentic Car Movie, viewers are invited to go behind the wheel for an up-close look at what it takes to capture high-octane car stunts on camera.

The filmmakers discuss the challenges and benefits of this “old school” in-camera approach, which requires the actors to learn how to handle a car at »

- Movie Geeks

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"Fifty Shades Of Grey": More Dakota Johnson

4 August 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ images of actress Dakota Johnson, female lead of the Vancouver-lensed 'erotic' feature "Fifty Shades Of Grey":

"I don't have any problem doing anything," said Johnson.

"The secret is I have no shame."

"Reading the book, I found myself more interested in the ways they were breaking each other down emotionally...

"...rather than the sex scenes.

"I think there's a part of a woman that wants to be the thing that breaks a man down."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Fifty Shades Of Grey"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Universal: ‘Fifty Shades’ Trailer Scores Historic 100M Views In First Week

1 August 2014 7:25 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: In the week since Universal and Focus Features premiered the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey, the 2 1/2-minute promo has become the biggest online trailer launch in history, the studio said. Related: Hot Hot Trailer: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ The steamy adaptation of E L James‘ 2011 erotic bestseller tracks the love affair between a naive young woman and a dashing entrepreneur who was damaged as a youth and rejects intimacy. Sam Taylor-Johnson directs and Dakota Johnson stars as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey. After strategically building up the July 24 trailer debut with teases […] »

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Fifty Shades of Grey Star Dakota Johnson Lands Another Starring Role in a Sexy Thriller!

1 August 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Dakota Johnson is stepping out of one steamy movie into another. The Fifty Shades of Grey star's rep confirmed to E! News that Johnson will be taking on a leading role alongside Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes in A Bigger Splash—a remake of the 1969 French crime drama La Piscine. Although the Luca Guadagnino-directed project is essentially a modern take on a classic film noir, there's still a tinge of sex and intrigue as it follows an ill-fated love triangle between a young woman and vacationing couple. Variety was the first to report the casting. Meanwhile, there will be a whole lotta sex (and whips and chains) when the 24-year-old thesp portrays Anastasia Steele—the »

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Selena Gomez Plans Revenge on Justin Bieber, Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron’s Make-Out Session Caught on Camera + More of Today’s First Dibs

1 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Is Selena Gomez throwing herself into the bizarro Justin Bieber-Orlando Bloom drama? Did Chris Colfer have top secret intel on his Glee co-star’s wedding? Friday’s here, and we have just the right dose of celebrity news you’ll need to get you to the weekend.

Selena Gomez has been showing some serious booty lately. Justin Bieber revenge, anyone? [Hollywood Life] Zoe Saldana thinks one of her Guardians of the Galaxy costars is the sexiest man alive. [PopSugar] Dakota Johnson signs up to star in yet another sexy drama. [Cosmopolitan] Nautical lovebirds Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron are having quite the time in Ibiza. [TMZ] Kim Kardashian posts a rare makeup-free selfie. [Huffington Post]

How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders almost played Kate Austen on Lost. [E!] Chris Colfer was just as surprised at Naya Rivera‘s wedding news as we were. [Us Weekly] Ben Affleck‘s ex-girlfriend says the actor was “controlling and moody. »

- Taylor Ferber

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5 Things We Can't Wait to See That the Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer Didn't Show Us

31 July 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Fifty Shades of Grey trailer was just released and it only left us wanting more! And while they did manage to cram a ton of clips from the future film into the less than three-minute trailer, there's still plenty more that viewers want to see! 1. The Christian and Anastasia Show: Case in point? Where the heck was the rest of the cast?! Sure, we mainly care about seeing the onscreen chemistry between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson—along with sex, obvs—but we would've liked to have caught a glimpse of the other stars of the film. Take Anastasia's roommate Kate, for instance, played by Eloise Mumford. Surely fans of the books would've delighted in seeing her shack up with »

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