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Trailer and Clip from 'Cymbeline' Starring Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris and Milla Jovovich

1 hour ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A quick search on the site and outside of the Venice Film Festival announcement I hadn't mentioned director Michael Almereyda's Cymbeline in the past and didn't even notice it at the time of the announcement. The film, as it turns out, is Almereyda's latest attempt at tweaking the work of Shakespeare and he's back with Ethan Hawke who starred in his 2000 adaptation Hamlet along with several other notable actors including Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin. The film, which Almereyda adapted from Shakespeare's text depicts an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled America and as the movie is set to have its premiere in Venice this week before Lionsgate brings it to theaters in 2015 we get the first trailer and clip. I've included everything you need below along with the film's official synopsis. »

- Brad Brevet

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Cymbeline First Trailer Stars Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin

1 hour ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Hamlet writer/director Michael Almereyda’s modern day adaptation of Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, it was announced today by the film’s producers, Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures and Anthony Katagas of Keep Your Head Productions.

The film, starring Academy Award nominees Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) and Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind), Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil), John Leguizamo (Chef), Penn Badgley (Margin Call, Easy A), Dakota Johnson (the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness) will be distributed in spring 2015 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Cymbeline unfolds amidst an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang, set in a corruption-riddled contemporary America. In the style of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, Cymbeline is a fresh take on a universal story of love, betrayal and revenge. »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch: Ethan Hawke & Ed Harris in Shakespearean 'Cymbeline' Trailer

2 hours ago | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Revenged? How should I be revenged?" Director Michael Almereyda and actor Ethan Hawke have already tackled Shakespeare before with a contemporary adaptation of Hamlet, and this time they're reteaming for more in Cymbeline. Presented with the same style and grit as the FX series "Sons of Anarchy, the story follows a battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang, set in a corruption-riddled contemporary America. If you liked Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, then this is right up your alley. Plus the cast has Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Dakota Johnson and even John Leguizamo. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Michael Almereyda's Cymbeline from Lionsgate Unlocked: Cymbeline is directed by Michael Almereyda (Hamlet), based on William Shakespeare's original text. Ethan Hawke (Training Day, The Purge) stars in the film which unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Shakespearean Crime Thriller Cymbeline Lands A New Trailer And Clip

3 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Michael Almereyda’s latest offering, gritty crime caper, Cymbeline premieres tomorrow at the Venice Film Festival. So, to tantalise those of us unable to pop to the watery metropolis, two new videos have landed online; a new trailer and the first clip. Based on one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known works, it’s already bagged the mystique of the unknown. Meaning there’s less chance of offending literary toffs.

A modern day retelling with a reputable cast, the story lifts from Shakes’ typical go-to themes. Love, loss, revenge, betrayal, poisoning, bludgeoning, and of course, car chases. Here’s the movie’s official synopsis:

King Cymbeline, leader of the Briton Motorcycle Club, clashes with the corrupt Roman Police while his radiant but disobedient daughter Imogen fends off assaults on her honor and her life. Cymbeline’s wife and her son aspire to take over the king’s empire, and Imogen’s marriage »

- Gem Seddon

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"Cymbeline" Scores Trailer, U.S. Distributor

3 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With the premiere slated for this week at the Venice Film Festival, Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment label has scored North American distribution rights to Michael Almereyda's unusual feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Cymbeline".

The story takes one of the Bard's lesser known works and turns it into a story of an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang, set in a corruption-riddled contemporary America. The film is being labelled a blend of "Sons of Anarchy" and Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet".

Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson, and Anton Yelchin star in the film which is currently targeting a Spring 2015 release. To celebrate the acquisition, Lionsgate has also released a new trailer:

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- Garth Franklin

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New Cymbeline Trailer and First Clip; Ethan Hawke-Led Shakespeare Adaptation Acquired for North American Release

3 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Ahead of the film’s Venice Film Festival debut, a new Cymbeline trailer has been unveiled along with the news that writer/director Michael Almereyda’s unique Shakespeare adaptation has been acquired for North American distribution by Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment.  The film reinvents one of Shakespeare’s lesser works and revolves around an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang, set in a corruption-riddled contemporary America.  As evidenced by this new trailer, It’s very much in the vein of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, and it actually marks the second Shakespeare collaboration between Almereyda and star Ethan Hawke, as the two previously worked together on 2000’s Hamlet.  This adaptation of Cymbeline looks to be rather intense, with even a bit of a Sons of Anarchy vibe aside from the Shakespearean dialogue. Watch the new Cymbeline trailer and first clip after the jump.  The film also stars Ed Harris, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Venice: Grindstone Acquires Modern-Day ‘Cymbeline’ With Ethan Hawke & Ed Harris

4 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment has acquired North American rights to writer-director Michael Almereyda’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline ahead of its Venice Film Festival world premiere. Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin star in the pic, which centers on an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled America. Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release it in spring 2015.

Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures and Anthony Katagas of Keep Your Head Productions are producers; Benaroya fully financed. CAA negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers and Barry Brooker, Stan Wertlieb and Ryan Black on behalf of Grindstone. International Film Trust is handling overseas rights.

“We’re thrilled to have acquired a visionary film with an amazing cast assembled by Michael Almereyda, and we’re excited about partnering with Benaroya Pictures, whose track record »

- The Deadline Team

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Grindstone takes Cymbeline for North America

5 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Grindstone Entertainment acquires North American distribution rights for Shakespeare adaptation ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

Grindstone Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Cymbeline, which will receive its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival (Aug 27 - Sept 6) tomorrow.

The contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s play is directed by Michael Almereyda and features dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang in a corruption-riddled America.

It stars Ethan Hawke, who Almereyda directed in his 2000 adaptation of Hamlet, alongside Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin.

The film will be distributed in spring 2015 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Producers are Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures and Anthony Katagas of Keep Your Head Productions.

CAA negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers and Barry Brooker, Stan Wertlieb and Ryan Black on behalf of Grindstone.

Grindstone partners Brooker and Wertlieb said Cymbeline was “a visionary film with an »

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

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Ethan Hawke’s ‘Cymbeline’ Gets U.S. Distribution

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

Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the modern-day movie adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline,” ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

The film stars Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John LeguizamoPenn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin. The film will be distributed in the spring.

Cymbeline” re-teams director Michael Almereyda with Hawke more than a decade after their collaboration on “Hamlet” in 2000.

Cymbeline” is produced by Anthony Katagas for Keep Your Head Productions and Michael Benaroya, who is fully financing the film through his Benaroya Pictures. Ben Sachs of Benaroya executive produced along with Grindstone’s Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb.

Cymbeline” centers on a battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang, set in a corruption-riddled contemporary America. Shakespeare’s play centered on the daughter of the British king Cymbeline, who discovers she has secretly married a »

- Dave McNary

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Watch: First Trailer And Clip From Shakespeare With Machine Guns 'Cymbeline' Starring Ethan Hawke & Ed Harris

6 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Shakespeare has received no shortage of contemporary cinematic takes, but we'd reckon there are few that have involved machine guns. So welcome to Michael Almereyda's "Cymbeline," which is not his first journey down the Bard's path. He's the filmmaker behind 2000's slick version of "Hamlet," but this looks like a different animal entirely. Boasting an all star cast —Ed Harris, Milla JovovichPenn BadgleyAnton Yelchin, John LeguizamoDakota Johnson, James Ransone, Delroy Lindo— this film takes Bill Shakespeare's somewhat obscure play regarding the battle between Roman and Celtic nobility, and switches it up to involve motorcycle gangs, corruption and drug dealing. English literature just got a lot more interesting for tenth graders! This first clip demonstrates a keen sense of mood and cool…that is, before Ed Harris goes full Rambo. And the new trailer gives a pretty good impression of the overall vibe. No release dates, but the. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Venice: 'Cymbeline' Lands North American Home With Lionsgate, Grindstone

7 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Michael Almereyda's modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline has landed a North American home with Lionsgate's Grindstone Entertainment in advance of the movie's Sept. 3 world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Ed HarrisMilla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Anton Yelchin and Dakota Johnson, the up-and-coming actress who nabbed the lead in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey. Cymbeline will be distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, which is planning a limited theatrical release timed to a major digital push. Hawke will be a busy man at Venice, where Good Kill is

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- Pamela McClintock

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Venice: Cinedea Acquires Italian Rights to Dakota Johnson-Ethan Hawke’s ‘Cymbeline’

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

Cinedea, a distributor-producer-talent agency, has acquired Italian rights to Michael Almereyda’s romantic adventure “Cymbeline,” starring Dakota Johnson, Ethan Hawke, Penn Badgley, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich and Anton Yelchin.

Repped by International Film Trust, the international sales arm of Michael Benaroya’s Benaroya Pictures, “Cymbeline” world premieres Wednesday at Venice. The Italy deal adds to multiple major territories, including the U.K.’s Koch Media, Germany’s Ksm, Swen Group (Latin America), Nashe Kino (Cis), Happinet (Japan), Transmission Films (Australia/New Zealand), Hgc Entertainment (China) and Sookie Pictures (South Korea).

This version of “Cymbeline” — one of Shakespeare’s least-known plays — is set against an epic face-off between corrupt cops and a drug-dealing bikers’ gang in a corruption-sodden U.S. city. Pic reteams Hawke and Almereyda after 2000’s “Hamlet.”

“It is a remarkable Shakespeare adventure, an extraordinary text. Ethan Hawke was the first person to join on; he recognized the challenge and drew delight from it, »

- John Hopewell

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Variety Picks 10 Actors to Watch for 2014

27 August 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety has announced its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has been bestowing since 1998.

Past honorees include many future Oscar-winners and nominees such as Adrien Brody, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Patricia Clarkson, Samantha Morton, Lupita Nyong’o, Viola Davis, Michael Shannon, Melissa Leo.

This year’s honorees will be featured in the Oct. 7 issue of Variety and for the third year, several of the honorees will participate in Variety Ten to Watch activities at the Hamptons Film Festival, which runs Oct. 9-13.

This year’s 10 Actors to Watch are:

Kaitlyn Dever, who appeared in “Short Term 12” and will be seen in Jason Reitman’s upcoming “Men, Women and Children” and “Laggies” with Keira Knightley.

Eve Hewson, now appearing in the Steven Soderbergh series “The Knick” and soon to be seen in Steven Spielberg’s untitled cold war thriller.

Dakota Johnson, star of the upcoming »

- Jenelle Riley

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

21 August 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | 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

21 August 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | 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

21 August 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | 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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