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From out of nowhere screenwriter Peter Craig has emerged as one of the industry’s buzziest scribes. The scribe has racked up a solid resume of credits including Ben Affleck’s The Town, both instalments of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and the upcoming Gerard Butler thriller Hunter Killer. For his next project, he is set to reunite with his Mockingjay star Jennifer Lawrence, as Craig is now attached to pen It’s What I Do.
Based on the life of war photographer Lynsey Addario, the title of the movie is taken from her memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War. Warner Bros. snapped up the rights prior to the book’s release and started to assemble a preliminary team to bring Addario’s emotionally-driven tale to the big screen.
Thus far the studio has struck gold. Andrew Lazar, whose experience on memoir »
- Gem Seddon
The story takes place in an alternate 1935 in a world of super airplanes and giant flying airports. Crash Ryan is a pilot caught up in the battle between the heroic United Airmen and the forces of evil, led by a masked world conqueror who calls himself “the Doom.”
The series was one of the first group of creator-owned titles published by Marvel Comics under the Epic Comics banner. Harris — who wrote, drew and colored the book — brought the character back in a four-part story that ran in Dark Horse Presents.
Harris said, “‘Crash Ryan’ is the product of a mishmash of influences: my »
- Dave McNary
Amid the massive changes and financial challenges facing Hollywood, the six major studios managed largely to maintain the status quo on their on-lot film production pacts. Ironically, Sony Pictures, despite being under pressure to slash its annual spending by $250 million, and having cut hundreds of jobs, actually amped up its roster over the past year.
Sony’s increase to 30 first-look deals from 22 represents by far the biggest hike in several years for any major, and drove the overall number of studio-funded arrangements to 142, an increase of four over the same time last year. The new deals at Sony include an ultra-lucrative agreement for ousted studio chief Amy Pascal; a three-year pact for “Captain America” directors Joe and Anthony Russo; deals for Channing Tatum and Josh Donen, former execs Elizabeth Cantillon, DeVon Franklin and Michelle Raimo Kouyate and for up-and-comers, Josh Bratman’s Immersive and Joby Harold’s Safehouse.
Among all studios, »
- Dave McNary
Following the success of “American Sniper,” Warner Bros. is looking to stay in business with each of the major players that were involved with the film, and producer Robert Lorenz seems to be next in line to reap the benefits of the film’s accolades.
Sources tell Variety that Lorenz has signed a two-year first-look deal with the studio under the company name Stonehouse Motion Pictures and has set an untitled military ops thriller as his first project under that banner.
Lorenz, “American Sniper” writer Jason Hall and producer Peter Morgan will develop and produce the film, which follows a group of a group of military operatives who uncover an imminent threat within the U.S. Vlas & Charley Parlapanides and Scott Charnick are writing the script. Warner Bros. has also optioned a script by former Navy Seal Travis Lively and Richard Ware in connection with the project.
Lorenz will also direct the pic, »
- Justin Kroll
Lazar recently set up “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War,” with Jennifer Lawrence starring and Steven Spielberg directing. Warner Bros. won an auction Monday for the rights to the memoir by Lynsey Addario, the award-winning international photojournalist.
Lazar first worked with Eastwood on 2000’s “Space Cowboys” for Warner Bros. Other producing credits at Warners include “Get Smart,” both “Cats and Dogs” films, “Assassins,” “Death to Smoochy” and “Jonah Hex.”
- Dave McNary
MTV today revealed the nominees for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, setting the stage for an epic battle at the only awards show where Guardians of the Galaxy will go head-to-head with an American Sniper and fierce females, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson will Face Off for the coveted golden popcorn. Beginning today, fans can cast their votes for their favorites at MovieAwards.TV.com through Saturday, April 11. Voting for "Movie of the Year" will continue throughout the live broadcast of the show.
Hosted by none other than Amy Schumer, the telecast will air Live on Sunday, April 12 at 8:00 Pm Et/Pt from Nokia Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles, California. This year's nominees span every film genre from dystopian universes (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Maze Runner) to heart-felt coming of age stories (The Fault in Our Stars and Boyhood), out-of-this-world comedies (Guardians of the Galaxy, »
Jennifer Lawrence is lining up her next project. The Academy Award winning actress, who is currently shooting Joy with director David O’Russell, will work with legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg on It’S What I Do. The film, which is based on photographer Lynsey Addario’s book, It’s What I do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War, is set in Afghanistan after the tragic events of 9/11 where the photographer photographed Afghans who suffered during the Taliban regime.
Addario is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has photographed victims of conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her book was published just last month. The property has landed at Warner Bros. with Spielberg attached after a furious bidding war across Hollywood.
The BBC says that the book also »
- Paul Heath
Steven Spielberg is attached to direct, Jennifer Lawrence to star and Andrew Lazar to produce the project which deals with a Pulitzer Prize-winning female journalist who goes into the most dangerous places in the world in search of truth.
She explored how Afghans suffered during the Taliban regime and covered the Iraqi War, Darfur victims, mass rape in the Congo, and the Libyan civil war during which she was kidnapped by pro-Quaddafi forces.
Warners appears to have beaten out a bunch of bidders for the project with other major names linked to those potential versions including Darren Aronofsky, George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman and Margot Robbie.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Bidders including Working Title and The Weinstein Company have apparently been fighting for the novel's rights after an excerpt was featured in The New York Times Magazine.
Addario, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, shares her experiences from within Afghanistan after 9/11 in the memoir.
The journalist looks into how Afghans suffered during moments such as the Taliban regime and the Iraqi War, and also details the time she was kidnapped by pro-Gaddafi forces.
Warner Bros has also lined up Andrew Lazar to produce the movie alongside Spielberg, should it secure the rights. »
The studio won an auction Monday for the rights to the memoir by Lynsey Addario, the award-winning international photojournalist.
The project attracted multiple offers in the wake of an excerpt of Addario’s memoir appearing in the The New York Times Magazine.
Addario, who has traveled to war-torn countries like Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq, won the MacArthur Fellowhip in 2008 and was part of the N.Y. Times team which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for International Reporting for her work in Waziristan.
ICM is repping the author.
- Dave McNary
This could be a great film if actually comes together as planned. Only time will tell. Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros has closed a deal on an adaptation of the memoir It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life Of Love And War, which was a popular project as many different studios/actors were interested. The package that Warner Bros has closed on apparently has Steven Spielberg attached to direct and Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. That's quite a line-up. Andrew Lazar (Jonah Hex, American Sniper, Mortdecai) will be producing. Of course, we know that both Spielberg and Lawrence are attached to a bunch of other projects as well, ranging from the sci-fi Passengers (for Lawrence) to another Indiana Jones (for Spielberg). The book, called It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life Of Love And War, is a memoir by Lynsey Addario, a world renowned photojournalist who "goes into the »
- Alex Billington
Warner Bros. has won a bidding war for the movie rights to It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, a memoir by Lynsey Addario. Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star in a package that also includes director Steven Spielberg and producer Andrew Lazar. See more Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Addario is a war photographer who has spent time in war zones ranging from Afghanistan to the Congo to Somalia. She is one of the few females in a predominantly male club and was also at one point kidnapped. Wynn Wygal, an exec at Lazar's Warners-based banner Mad
- Borys Kit
Jennifer Lawrence is teaming up with director Steven Spielberg for an adaptation of Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do for Warner Bros. and producer Andrew Lazar. Warner Bros. beat out several other bidders for the project, including Working Title, who wanted to attach Reese Witherspoon to star, director Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman, actress/producer Margot Robbie and The Weinstein Company, who wanted the project for filmmakers George Clooney and Grant Heslov.
Lynsey Addario herself met with all of the prospective suitors personally, and told them her story of her exploits in Afghanistan. She is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who went to Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, and made a name for herself by showcasing victims of the conflict, including Afghans who suffered under the Taliban regime, victims of genocide in Darfur and raped women in the Congo. Her work even lead to her being kidnapped by pro-Quaddafi »
Jennifer Lawrence is attached to play war photographer Lynsey Addario in “It's What I Do,” a romantic drama that her fellow Oscar winner Steven Spielberg will direct for Warner Bros., which just won a heated auction for the upcoming book, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. The film is based on Addario’s forthcoming memoir “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War,” which was recently excerpted in the New York Times Magazine.
Andrew Lazar is set to produce the movie. He recently produced the Warner Bros. hit “American Sniper,” which Spielberg was originally attached to direct. Andrew Lazar is set to produce. »
- Jeff Sneider
Exclusive: In a whirlwind auction, Warner Bros is closing a deal for It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War, a memoir by Lynsey Addario that has Steven Spielberg attached to direct and Jennifer Lawrence to star, with Andrew Lazar producing. The memoir has been the hot title since it was excerpted by The New York Times Magazine, and there were no shortage of bidders for the life of a woman who goes into the most dangerous places in the world in search of… »
A memorable 87th annual Academy Awards for Fox Searchlight saw Birdman claim best film, director and two other statuettes to tie with The Grand Budapest Hotel’s four-strong haul.
Boyhood, which entered the evening on six nominations and had been expected to push Birdman in several of the senior categories on Sunday night, won a sole best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette.
The film’s time in the Oscar ceremony spotlight will not be forgotten, however, as Arquette paid tribute to her “Boyhood family” and made an impassioned plea for wage equality that spread like wildfire across social media.
Eddie Redmayne from The Theory Of Everything prevailed in a tight best actor contest to deny Michael Keaton another success for Birdman. The popular victory had the British actor jumping with excitement on stage at the Dolby Theatre.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
See below a full list of winners from the 87th Academy Awards, announced Sunday at the Dolby Theater. The show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, aired live on ABC. “Birdman,” “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Whiplash” came out of the event as big winners.
Best Picture “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers (Winner)
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Wes Anderson
Keira Knightley in »
- Variety Staff
The 87th Academy Awards were handed out Sunday, February 22nd at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Here is a complete list of all the nominees and the winners as they were announced. Best Picture "American Sniper" (Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan) "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole)***Winner*** "Boyhood" (Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland) "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson) "The Imitation Game" (Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman) "Selma" (Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner) "The Theory of Everything" (Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten) "Whiplash" (Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster) Directing "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" (Alejandro G. Iñárritu)***Winner*** "Boyhood" (Richard Linklater) "Foxcatcher" (Bennett Miller) "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Wes Anderson) "The Imitation Game »
- Gregory Ellwood
Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan »
- Steve Montgomery
All the winners from Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards.
Show host Harris signs off with a chirpy, “Buenos noches!”
Sean Penn walks on. It’s time for the big one. Best film. Will it be Birdman or Boyhood? It’s Birdman! The movie ends the night tied with The Grand Budapest Hotel on four Oscars. Inarritu, referring to his pal Alfonso Cuaron who enjoyed success with Gravity at last year’s show, says, “Two Mexicans in a row. That’s suspicious, I guess.” Slightly more seriously, Agi also calls on his fellow Mexicans to help build a strong future for his beloved country. Wow, a good night for Birdman and a surprisingly barren one for Boyhood. Pirates indeed, Ethan Hawke, but glorious pirates.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
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