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Meryl Streep Joins ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel, Kim Ki-duk Will Ask ‘Who is God?’ & More

19 hours ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Don that hat and grab your umbrella because Meryl Streep in in talks to join the sequel to Mary Poppins, Variety reports. If Streep should accept, the Oscar winner joins Emily Blunt (who plays the titular Poppins) in Mary Poppins Returns, which would reunite the two and director Rob Marshall from Into the Woods — not to mention The Devil Wears Prada for the acting duo. Set in Depression-era London and concerns Jane and Michael Banks, who are now all grown up and have suffered a personal loss when they get a visit from the titular character. There is no news on who will play either Banks, but Hamilton star Manuel Miranda has been cast as Jack, a streetlamp lighter and friend of Blunt’s Poppins who will assumedly play a pivotal role in helping her coax the family out of sadness. The script is penned by David Magee, who recently adapted Life of Pi, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’: Ben Schnetzer Replaces Nicholas Hoult In Xavier Dolan’s Next

29 July 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Xavier Dolan’s much-anticipated first foray into English-language filmmaking, “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” has commenced production in the award-winning filmmaker’s native Montreal. Dolan, who recently picked up a Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his “It’s Only the End of the World,” first announced the film back in 2014. The film will also shoot in Prague, the UK and New York.

The film features a stellar ensemble cast, including Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Ben Schnetzer, Michael Gambon, Bella Thorne, Thandie Newton, Chris Zylka and Emily Hampshire, and promises to investigate some hard truths about fame, friendship and memory.

Read More: Watch: Xavier Dolan Directed Video For Adele’s “Hello”

Although Nicholas Hoult was originally announced to star in the film back in February, his name does not appear on this list. Instead, another up-and-coming young actor, »

- Kate Erbland

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Schnetzer Replaces Hoult In Dolan's "Death"

29 July 2016 7:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Goat" and "Warcraft" star Ben Schnetzer has stepped in to replace Nicholas Hoult in "Mommy" filmmaker Xavier Dolan's much-anticipated first foray into English-language features "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan" for Seville International.

Set in the early 2000s, the story centers on the tribulations of an American TV star in his late twenties (Kit Harington) and his correspondence with Rupert Turner, a young actor-to-be living with his mother in England.

Their lives take dramatic turns when the existence of their pen pal relationship is publicly exposed, eliciting the most ill-founded assumptions, and sending Donovan in a vertical downfall. A decade later, the young actor recollects his relationship with his past idol over the course of an interview.

Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Michael Gambon, Bella Thorne, Thandie Newton, Chris Zylka and Emily Hampshire also star. The project has commenced production in Montreal ahead of filming in Prague, »

- Garth Franklin

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Xavier Dolan's "Donovan" Begins Filming

27 July 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Seville International has announced that acclaimed young filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s first English-language film, "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan," has commenced production in Montreal.

Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Ben Schnetzer, Michael Gambon, Bella Thorne, Thandie Newton, Chris Zylka and Emily Hampshire lead the feature which is set in the early 2000s. Harington plays an American TV star in his late twenties who corresponds with Rupert Turner, a young actor-to-be living with his mother in England.

Their lives take dramatic turns when the existence of their pen pal relationship is publicly exposed, eliciting the most ill-founded assumptions and sending Donovan into a downfall. A decade later, the young actor recollects his relationship with his past idol over the course of an interview.

Shooting will also take place in Prague, the UK and New York. Dolan, Nancy Grant and Lyse Lafontaine will produce. »

- Garth Franklin

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North American briefs: Production underway on 'The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan'

27 July 2016 12:49 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography has begun in Montreal on Xavier Dolan’s first English-language film, which stars Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon.

Kathy Bates, Ben Schnetzer, Michael Gambon, Bella Thorne, Thandie Newton, Chris Zylka and Emily Hampshire also star in the film, which will additionally shoot in Prague, the UK and New York.

The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan centres a ill-fated correspondence between an American TV Star and an up-and-comer in England.

Lyse Lafontaine of Lyla Films is producing with Dolan and Nancy Grant of Sons Of Manual. Joe Iacono is the executive producer and Seville International handles international sales outside France, where Mars Films will distribute. Les Films Séville will directly distribute throughout Canada and Québec, while CAA handles Us rights.

Ifp Film Week: Project Forum organisers have selected 120 fiction and documentary projects for help from development through post-production. Titles include Requiem For A Robot, Fishbone and God »

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Xavier Dolan’s New Movie ‘The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan’ Gets Striking Poster With Unique Easter Egg

16 July 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Xavier Dolan’s star-studded picture “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” is the filmmaker’s first English-language directing project. Now, the highly-anticipated film has its very first poster – which includes a distinctive Easter egg.

The one-sheet is very simple and shows the names of the impressive cast, as well as introduces Adele in her acting debut. The film’s ensemble includes: Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult, Thandie Newton, Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Michael Gambon, Bella Thorne, Chris Zylka and Emily Hampshire.

“John F. Donovan” follows a young actor, 10 years after the death of an American TV star he corresponded with as a teenager, who recollects the pen-pal relationship he used to have with his past idol. The movie will explore the hardships of fame and hurdles of the movie business through the lives of both, then and now.

Read More: Adele Gears Up For Cameo »

- Liz Calvario

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2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back: More ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and Thandie Newton won't be silenced

13 July 2016 2:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

“Two Steps Forward and One Step Back” takes a look at the past week in media entertainment and picks two times comics/television/movies/video games got it right, and one time Westeros forgot women should exist behind the camera too. **************** •  Head over here for more details on Rowling’s latest additions to the Harry Potter universe. •  Stand in solidarity with Thandie Newton by reading her story. •  See the depressing statistics on Game of Thrones’ lack of gender diversity. Did you the last episode? Check it out below! »

- Donna Dickens

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If ‘Game of Thrones’ Can’t Win an Emmy in 2017, What Does That Mean For HBO?

7 July 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO is facing the worst sort of weather delay — one that may keep “Game of Thrones” from competing in the 2017 Emmys race. But that might be good news for its other programming.

In an interview with the Ufc Unfiltered podcast and picked up across many outlets,  showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss admitted that production on Season 7 would begin later this year because now that “winter is here,” they’ll need to wait for actual physical winter before they begin shooting. As a result, the show’s typical April premiere date is unlikely.

Right now, the exact length of Season 7 is unconfirmed. But it’s expected that the final two seasons will likely be shorter, between 13-15 episodes total, as opposed to 20. The shortened order could mean that “Thrones” might still make it under the deadline: If an eight-episode Season 7 is able to premiere on Sunday, May 7, 2017, four episodes would »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Westworld: HBO Showrunner Addresses Series Delay

5 July 2016 7:58 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Why did we have to wait so long for Westworld? Executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming HBO series.Based on the 1973 film of the same name, Westworld is set at a Wild West theme park where androids attack visitors. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jimmi Simpson, Shannon Woodward, and Miranda Otto.Read More… »

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Thandie Newton Reveals Sexual Abuse at the Hands of Unnamed Director

5 July 2016 11:58 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Actress Thandie Newton, who will soon appear in HBO’s upcoming series “Westworld,” told a troubling story to W Magazine recently about her…

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‘Westworld’s’ Thandie Newton details past sexual abuse by director to raise awareness

3 July 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"One person will read this and it will stop them getting sexually abused by a director," said Thandie Newton, soon to be seen in HBO's Westworld. Near the start of her career she had a terrifying experience and felt the repercussions long after. Newton is now speaking out about it again in the hopes her experience can help someone else avoid the same. Speaking with W Magazine, Newton recounts the horrific event. She doesn't specify who or what it was for. “A director, on a callback, had a camera shooting up my skirt and asked me to touch my t--s and think about the guy making love to me in the scene. I thought, ‘Ok, this is a little weird,’ but there was a female casting director in the room and I’d done weird stuff before so I did it,” she recalled, without naming the filmmaker. Years later, at a film festival, »

- Jill Pantozzi

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Thandie Newton Shares Story Of Being Sexually Abused By Unnamed Director

2 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Since the beginning of Thandie Newton’s career, the actress has always been attracted to difficult roles that explore themes about race and violence against women. This could be because of an incident that occurred in the beginning of her career that made her want to stand up for herself.

In a recent interview with W Magazine, the “Westworld” actress recalled when she was sexually abused as a teen by a male director during an audition. 

“A director, on a callback, had a camera shooting up my skirt and asked me to touch my tits and think about the guy making love to me in the scene,” she said. “I thought, ‘Ok, this is a little weird,’ but there was a female casting director in the room and I’d done weird stuff before so I did it.”

Then years later, a drunk producer at a film festival approached her »

- Liz Calvario

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Thandie Newton Reveals She Was Sexually Abused by Director During Audition

2 July 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Thandie Newton has been drawn throughout her career to tough roles that explore race relations and violence against women, a determination she recently revealed may stem from an incident that occurred early in her career. In a new interview with W magazine, Newton shared a story of a filmmaker who she says sexually harassed her during an audition. "A director, on a callback, had a camera shooting up my skirt and asked me to touch my t--s and think about the guy making love to me in the scene," she said. "I thought, 'Ok, this is a little weird,' »

- Andrea Park, @scandreapark

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Thandie Newton Reveals She Was Sexually Abused by Director During Audition

2 July 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Thandie Newton has been drawn throughout her career to tough roles that explore race relations and violence against women, a habit she recently revealed may stem from an incident that occurred early in her career. In a new interview with W magazine, Newton shared a story of a filmmaker who sexually harassed her during an audition. "A director, on a callback, had a camera shooting up my skirt and asked me to touch my t--s and think about the guy making love to me in the scene," she said. "I thought, 'Ok, this is a little weird,' but there »

- Andrea Park, @scandreapark

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Thandie Newton Recalls Being Sexually Abused by Male Director

1 July 2016 3:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Thandie Newton has opened up about being sexually abused as a teen early on in her acting career.

Newton revisited the traumatic experience, which occurred during a callback audition with an unnamed male director, in a new interview with W magazine

“A director, on a callback, had a camera shooting up my skirt and asked me to touch my tits and think about the guy making love to me in the scene,” Newton said. “I thought, ‘Ok, this is a little weird,’ but there was a female casting director in the room and I’d done weird stuff before so I did it.”

She then realized years later, after being approached by a drunk producer at the Cannes Film Festival, that the director had been sharing the video with his pals.

“‘Oh, Thandie, I’ve seen you recently!’ And he lurched away looking really shocked that he’d said that, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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New Footage From "Westworld"

20 June 2016 5:12 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more footage from HBO's upcoming "Westworld" 'killer robot'  TV series, starring Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood, based on writer/director Michael Crichton's 1973 feature, that was the inspiration for James Cameron's "Terminator":

"...the show is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin...

"...set in the futuristic theme park, 'Westworld'..."

Cast also includes James Marsden as 'Teddy Flood', a newly arrived gunslinger in pursuit of a local beauty, Jeffrey Wright as 'Bernard Lowe', head of the 'Westworld 'Programming Division' and creator of artificial people...

...Thandie Newton as 'Maeve Millay', Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rodrigo Santoro, Ed Harris, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, Simon Quarterman, Ben Barnes...

...Jimmi Simpson, Clifton Collins Jr., Lena Georgas, Currie Graham, Ptolemy Slocum, Louis Herthum, Kyle Bornheimer, Demetrius Grosse, Steven Ogg and Timothy Lee DePriest.

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Westworld: HBO Releases New Series Trailer

20 June 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Welcome to Westworld. Watch this Westworld TV show teaser from HBO. The dystopian western sci-fi drama, inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, is created by Person of Interest's Jonathan Nolan and Burn Notice's Lisa Joy who are writing and executive producing. J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk are also executive producing. Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.

The Westworld TV series cast includes: Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jimmi Simpson, Shannon Woodward, Miranda Otto, Rodrigo Santoro, Clifton Collins, Jr., Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, and Simon Quarterman.

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HBO's Westworld series gets a creepy new trailer

20 June 2016 8:46 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's been almost ten months since HBO debuted a 30-second teaser for its Westworld series, but the network has finally released a new trailer for the show. Based on the Michael Crichton film of the same name and featuring an ensemble cast that includes James Marsden, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton, Westworld comes from executive producers Jonathan... Read More »

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Watch a New Teaser Trailer for HBO’s Westworld Series

20 June 2016 7:42 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“I think there may be something wrong with this world, something hiding underneath.” Ahead of its premiere this October, a new teaser trailer for HBO’s Westworld series (based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name) has been released, offering new looks at the intriguing show that stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, and James Marsden.

“The one-hour drama series Westworld (ten episodes) is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, »

- Derek Anderson

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HBO's 'Westworld' Gets A New Teaser (Finally!) And We've Got It For You!

20 June 2016 6:56 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It's been a while since we've seen or heard anything from HBO's upcoming sci-fi western Westworld. I last covered the series when HBO released a teaser last August. Last night, before the airing of Game Of Thrones, the network unveiled a new trailer for the series.

You can check it out right here:

Westworld has an abundance of talent involved in its crafting. There's the source material, which comes from Michael Crichton. There's the fantastic cast, which includes Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Rodrigo Santoro, Thandie Newton, and Ed Harris. Then there's the folks responsible from creating this particular adaptation and bringing it to HBO: Jonathan Nolan, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk.

Westworld will arrive on HBO in October.

Source: HBO

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