5 items from 2014
Selena Gomez may be friendly with Kris Jenner, but that doesn't mean they're working together Reports have been running rampant that Gomez is being advised by the E! reality star. Tabloids claim that the Keeping Up With the Kardashian matriarch is not only managing the former Disney darling but she's pushing her to lose weight and undergo plastic surgery. Well, let's put these rumors to rest once and for all. Gomez is not—we repeat, not!—working with Jenner. "Selena continues to be repped by her new team since April and is very happy," a source said. Gomez signed with manager Aleen Keshishian of Brillstein Entertainment Partners in the spring after she »
Screen Gems has closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights, and Game Of Thrones‘ Charles Dance and Lena Headey have joined the cast. The film stars Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcoate, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, and Suki Waterhouse.
Screen Gems seems a strong match for this literary mash-up that begins with the tangled relationship between lovers from different social classes in 19th-century England, and is complicated by a full-on outbreak of zombies. That plot embellishment escaped Austen but was added by Seth Grahame-Smith, and it probably would have propelled me to actually finish Austen’s book had she thought of it in the first place. Latest script is by Steers.
- Mike Fleming Jr
One of the longest running talent-rep relationships in Hollywood has come to a climax. As Natalie Portman transitions to a move to Paris, she and Brillstein Entertainment partner Aleen Keshishian will be parting ways, sort of. Portman is relocating to be with husband Benjamin Millepied. A dancer she met while making Black Swan, Millepied is taking the job as director of the Paris Opera Ballet. Portman, who just made her directorial debut on the Hebrew-language adaptation of the Amos Oz novel A Tale Of Love And Darkness, will continue to star in Hollywood movies, and maybe some European films. She […] »
When a pair of low-level criminals kidnap the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer, they get both more and less than they bargained for in Life Of Crime, a dark caper comedy based on legendary author Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch.
In their 2013 Toronto International Film Festival review, Sound on Sight said, “Life Of Crime is a reasonable addition to the world of Leonard adaptations.”
Starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, yasiin bey, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, and Tim Robbins, Life Of Crime is packed with the outrageously eccentric characters, black comedy and unexpected twists that earned Leonard a reputation as one of America’s sharpest and funniest crime writers.
- Michelle McCue
Director: Gavin O’Connor
U.S. Distributor: Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company
Jane Got a Gun may have lost some feathers (players) along the way and would have broke into our top 25 if a certain female filmmaker had remained on board, but we’re down all the same for this gunslinger revenge flick. Gavin O’Connor’s sixth feature film (Tumbleweeds remains his best work to date) is the ultimate test for the filmmaker who has had in his hands in several genres.
Gist: A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.
Release Date: An August 29th date has been pegged, »
- Eric Lavallee
5 items from 2014
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