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Defending Best Drama Actor champ Jeff Daniels is back to vie for another Emmy for his portrayal as Will McAvoy, an anchor for fictional cable news network Acn on HBO's "The Newsroom." -Break- Exclusive: Netflix Emmy episode submissions for 'House of Cards,' 'Orange' ... Synopsis: In Daniels's submitted episode, "Election Night, Part 2," the 2012 Presidential election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is well underway. During the chaos of the election, Will must deal with rumors that his senior staff is getting ready to resign after a major reporting error. Will gathers everyone during a break and tells them that he takes full responsibility and sent in his resignation, but they all agree that the whole team shares the blame, not just Will. Will is also juggling a major life decision involving his romance with his producer MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer). MacKenzie confronts Will about »
I’ve found that HBO’s The Newsroom has been a show the critics have wanted to berate but instead have found themselves taken in by the brilliance of the characters. Aaron Sorkin’s tremendous fictional ‘Television Newsroom’ spectacle has portrayed the day-to-day news in the way that most people would want to see it done and now returns this Fall for its final season.
There’s insurmountable coverage these days by supposed news journalism that usually ends up being nothing more than extended gossip, alongside unconsidered guess work. If you care about the world we live in, and keep up-to-date with your current affairs then The Newsroom brought back those hopes that such organisations once led with honesty and then -somehow – it might come back one day in Western society.
Of course, Sorkin had the advantage of reinventing old news coverage – by the series being set in the past »
- Dan Bullock
Today we have two international trailers for the upcoming "Rio, I Love You" anthology film, comprised of segments directed by different helmers. Check out the trailers below. Some of the directors include Vicente Amorim (Crossface), Fernando Meirelles (City of God), Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age), Jose Padilha (RoboCop), John Turturro (Fading Gigolo), Stephan Elliott (Easy Virtue), Guillermo Arriaga (Babel). The new movie stars Vincent Cassel, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Mortimer and Harvey Keitel. It's set to hit theaters in Brazil on September 11th. No word on when we'll see it in Us. Trailer 1: Trailer 2: »
Okay, the World Cup might be over but that doesn't mean attention on Brazil will be fading away. After sojourns to Paris and New York, producers are now bringing the cinematic spotlight to Rio de Janeiro with the omnibus "Rio, I Love You" and two international trailers are here to preview the ten shorts that will make up the film. Featuring segments directed by Fernando Meirelles, Carlos Saldanha, José Padilha, John Turturro, Im Sang-soo, Stephan Elliott, Paolo Sorrentino, Guillermo Arriaga, Andrucha Waddington and Nadine Labaki with folks like Vincent Cassel, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Mortimer and Harvey Keitel taking roles, the formula is what you'd expect. Filmmakers and famous faces using gorgeous locations to tell stories of love and life, while making you want to book a ticket to South America. The omnibus formula by its nature can be hit or miss, but there's certainly some top shelf talent playing along here. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Anthology films have been a mainstay in cinema for a number of years, as numerous filmmakers take the opportunity to create short films around a specific subject, or rooted in a specific genre. One of the more well-received of these anthologies was 2007′s Paris, Je T’aime, which led to a New York, I Love You. Film fans were thus intrigued to learn that a third one was underway, this time focused on the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Titled Rio, Eu Te Amo, or Rio, I Love You, the anthology features works from directors such as Fernando Meirelles, Paolo Sorrentino, José Padilha, and John Turturro, with performances from Emily Mortimer, Vincent Cassel, Jason Isaacs, and Harvey Keitel. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
The post ‘Rio, Eu Te Amo’, the third entry in the city-focused anthology series, releases a »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The first Rio, I Love You trailers have gone online. The movie is the latest in the "Cities of Love" series, which includes Paris, je tamie and New York, I Love You. This latest anthology includes short segments from directors Fernando Meirelles (City of God), Carlos Saldanha (Rio), Im Sang-soo (The Housemaid), Stephan Elliott (Easy Virtue), Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty), Guillermo Arriaga (Babel), Andrucha Waddington (Party Crashers), Nadine Labaki (Where Do We Go Now?), José Padilha (Elite Squad), and John Turturro (Fading Gigolo). Vincent Cassel, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Mortimer, Harvey Keitel, and more appear in the segments. Hit the jump to check out the Rio, I Love You trailer. The movie opens in Brazil on September 11th, and while it doesn't have a U.S. release date, I'm sure it will open here eventually. I also wouldn't be surprised to see it pop up during the fall festivals. »
- Matt Goldberg
Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) has come aboard to direct Sylvester Stallone in Scarpa. Written by Nicholas Pileggi (GoodFellas, Casino), the film will center on the story of real-life hitman Gregory Scarpa (Stallone), a man who murdered for the mob, suspected in the murders of his own biological family, then turned FBI informant. Avi Lerner's Millennium Films is producing with the hope of beginning production early 2015. Deadline Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) have apparently come provide on set production rewrites to the Ant-Man script on an "as needed" basis following Adam McKay's most recent draft. Filming begins next month in Atlanta, Georgia. Latino Review Even though I thought this had already been confirmed as I've had the spin-off from James Wan's The Conjuring, Annabelle in my database as an October 3 release for some time, apparently yesterday it was made official. So, do with that what you will. »
- Brad Brevet
The 3rd July 2013 saw the release of Disney's The Lone Ranger, its larger-than-life western starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Its theatrical debut marked the end of a lengthy and difficult production, stories from which had been hungrily served up by the media - the previous summer was dominated by news stories of its spiralling budget, which was thought to have crossed $250m. Nevertheless, the 2013 blockbuster season should, in theory, have marked a fresh start for Disney, as it spent a reported $150m on marketing The Lone Ranger. But the House of Mouse hadn't counted on the popularity of another film launched on that exact same day in July: Universal's animated sequel, Despicable Me 2.
The Lone Ranger, a film with an »
Another bit of casting news has arrived for the latest spooker from Legendary Pictures, titled Spectral, as Shutter Island's Emily Mortimer is now in negotiations to start ghostbusting with the military!
The premise of the project is centered on a modern-day, militaristic, and gritty approach to fighting the supernatural.
The pitch, which sold for six figures, has been described as a darker and more serious take on a Ghostbusters-like story with a plot that revolves around a special ops group formed to bring down evil ghosts that have taken over Manhattan. Locations and details might change, however.
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- Steve Barton
The story is described as a supernatural version of Black Hawk Down, following a Special Ops unit who battles otherworldly creatures that have taken over a European city. Emily Mortimer is playing a CIA mission leader, with James Badge Dale playing a researcher who works with her. It seems that the story has been altered slightly, since our February report revealed that these creatures have attacked New York City, although now an unspecified European city will be the target.
Nic Mathieu is making his directorial debut on the project, working from a script by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) and John Gatins (Need for Speed), based on an original story by Ian Fried (Gaslight). Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing for Legendary, with Jillian Share and Guy Riedel serving as executive producers. »
Though her last big screen role was in 2011′s Hugo, Emily Mortimer has been keeping plenty busy on the small screen, starring on two HBO series, The Newsroom and Doll & Em, the latter of which she created and wrote. Now, we’re hearing that the talented actress will be making her way back to the big screen with a starring role in Legendary’s upcoming supernatural military thriller, Spectral.
Mortimer is set to star as a CIA mission leader in the movie, which is described as a supernatural Black Hawk Down and focuses on “a special-ops team that fights supernatural beings that have taken over a European city.” Dale, known for supporting roles in The Grey, Iron Man 3 and World War Z, boarded the project a few months back as a researcher.
It was previously reported that Spectral would find the special-ops team combatting a threat to New York City, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Though she still has the final season of HBO’s “The Newsroom” to film, Emily Mortimer is making sure her film slate stays filled after the series ends, as she is in negotiations to co-star with James Badge Dale in Legendary’s “Spectral.”
Share and Sophie Sikora are overseeing the movie for Legendary.
- Justin Kroll
Emily Mortimer is in negotiations to star as the female lead in Spectral, Legendary’s supernatural action movie. James Badge Dale is starring in the project, which Nic Mathieu is directing. Described as a supernatural Black Hawk Down, Spectral centers on a Special Ops team that fights supernatural beings who have taken over a European city. Photos Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Mortimer will be a CIA mission leader opposite Dale’s researcher. The script was written by George Nolfi and John Gatins. Ian Fried wrote the original treatment. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing, while Jillian Share and Guy Riedel executive
- Borys Kit
The story centers on a Special Ops team that fights supernatural beings who have taken over a European city.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
If a supernatural force takes over a European city, who are you gonna call? Well, the Ghostbusters are still stuck in development limbo, so for action thriller Spectral Legendary has decided to instead summon a team that includes James Badge Dale. And assuming she makes a deal, Emily Mortimer will be joining him.Based on a treatment by Ian Fried, which George Nolfi and John Gatins have since expanded into a full script, Spectral finds otherworldly creatures infesting somewhere in Europe – a switch from the American location mentioned when Dale was cast – and a special-ops team called in, Black Hawk Down-style, to sort out the problem. Dale is playing a researcher who specialises in strange happenings, whereas Mortimer is in line to be a CIA mission leader who takes charge.Nic Mathieu, who cut his teeth directing ads and music videos, is set to make the jump to films with this one, »
According to The Nerdiot, these 80 films will be removed from Netflix at 11:59 tonight. If you’re suddenly having a panic attack about all the great cinema you’re missing, don’t worry. Just take a deep breath, make an excuse to leave work, and embark on a summer Netflix marathon.
Come for the pump-up music and montages, stay for the pre-u.S.A.-Belgium infusion of patriotism, as Sylvester Stallone trains to face off against a heavyweight champ in John G. Avildsen’s 1976 boxing film. We won’t judge if you slip off into the sequels. …Actually, that depends on the sequel. »
- Jackson McHenry
The Nantucket Film Festival has announced the lineup for some of the fest’s popular Signature Programs, including the annual All-Star Comedy Roundtable, presented by Ben Stiller, and the return of the live Staged Reading.
Donick Cary’s TV pilot “Strange Calls” will be this year’s staged reading, and “Parks and Recreation” showrunner Cary will be joined by Fred Willard, Anthony Edwards and Tom Cavanaugh. Michael Ian Black, meanwhile, will return to host the All-Star Comedy Roundtable.
Bradley Whitford will fill in for Emily Mortimer as the presenter of this year’s screenwriter’s tribute, which will be awarded to scribe Aaron Sorkin. Whitford worked with Sorkin as a cast member of both “The West Wing” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.”
The fest runs June 25-30 and features a slate of more than 100 titles.
- Andrea Seikaly
Jenny Slate displays an unusually high tolerance for embarrassment. During an outdoor film screening in Brooklyn on a recent Saturday night, the actress smiles calmly, seated among an audience watching her run a gauntlet of debasement on a big screen. She's pictured being brutally dumped, drinking her sorrows away in pajamas, dancing drunk and half-naked during a one-night stand, joking that her underwear looks like it crawled out of a tub of cream cheese, getting sloppy and humiliating herself onstage, taking a pregnancy test, fielding parental disdain, getting laid off, »
It took Emily Mortimer 10 years to write Doll & Em, a new TV show created with her best friend, and overcome her 'misguided guilt' about her job
I don't think I'd have been able to write a TV series on my own. I wouldn't have had the nerve. If I've learned anything from making Doll & Em, the show my best friend Dolly Wells and I created, it's that you get confidence from collaborating with people you love and admire.
It took us 10 years to finally get something on to the screen. Dolly I have known each other since we were four and been incredibly close since our 20s. When I moved to America to live with my husband we really missed each other and used writing as an excuse to run up big phone bills and buy flights to see each other. We started adapting a short story about a disastrous »
- Emily Mortimer
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