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‘Philadelphia’ Screenwriter on Gay Marriage, Legacy of Tom Hanks AIDS Drama

1 July 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ron Nyswaner was nominated for a screenwriting Oscar for 1993’s “Philadelphia,” the breakthrough drama starring Tom Hanks that portrayed a gay man living with AIDS. He also wrote the upcoming fall release “Freeheld,” starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as domestic partners.

Did Hollywood pave the way for gay marriage?

It is a little self-aggrandizing to say that, because I’ve contributed to popular images of gay people. But I think it’s absolutely true. For the last 20 years, over and over again, I’ve been told stories. Somebody once said, “My parents stopped talking to me, then they saw ‘Philadelphia.’”

How long did it take to write?

About four years. Jonathan Demme and I were looking for the right story, always with the goal — which annoyed some people at the time — to have mainstream success with a movie about a gay man with AIDS. We worked really hard to »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Bridge Of Spies: Watch Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks Break Down the True Story

7 June 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

You've seen the poster and the trailer, now how about some information on the true story behind Bridge of Spies straight from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks? Hanks leads the film as James Donovan, a skilled Brooklyn insurance claims lawyer who winds up being recruited to negotiate a prisoner exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union in the midst of the Cold War. In addition to the new trailer and poster, Disney also shared some on-set interviews with Spielberg and Hanks breaking down James Donovan's situation and what he's capable of so I pulled some quotes and cut the material into a brief package. You can check out our Bridge of Spies featurette below. The film is due in theaters on October 16, 2015, and also stars Amy Ryan and Scott Shepherd. [complextv contentid="BvcnVpdTovtGedPnYZ0G90ys8tx7edgp" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""]   For more on Bridge of Spies, here's 12 things to know about the film. Here's the official synopsis: »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Emily Blunt in Talks to Lead Girl On The Train; Kate Mara Eyed for Role

5 June 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Author Gillian Flynn's page-turner Gone Girl lit up the book charts and then the box office last year, and it appears as though Hollywood has found its next “it” book to adapt, and it's another thriller from a female author. The Help director Tate Taylor recently signed on to helm an adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ so hot right now novel The Girl on the Train, and now an impeccably talented actress is being tapped to take on the lead role. The Wrap reports that Emily Blunt is in early talks to star in the DreamWorks adaptation, which is picking up some serious steam as it looks to be a priority for the studio. The story follows a lonely, alcoholic divorcee who uses her daily commute to fantasize about the seemingly perfect life of the couple she glimpses every day when the train stops at the signal. One day, however, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge Of Spies’

5 June 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Late on a Friday and Dreamworks Pictures/ Fox 2000 have released the very first trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming thriller Bridge Of Spies, which reunites the legendary director with The Terminal star Tom Hanks.

The film doesn’t open until October, and is probably going to be with us for next year’s awards season judging by the trailer. Pretty meaty stuff. The script for the film is written by British playwrite Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen (Fargo, O’Brother Where Art Thou).

We’ve got the first poster (above), and you can watch the trailer after the official synopsis below. Catch Bridge of Spies in cinemas from October 16th.

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of »

- Paul Heath

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Tom Hanks And Steven Spielberg Reteam In New Bridge Of Spies Trailer

5 June 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Hitting theaters in the thick of awards season, here’s a first look at the new trailer and photos for Bridge Of Spies starring Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan, Scott ShepherdAlan Alda and Mark Rylance.

From director Steven Spielberg, this dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 PicturesBridge Of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.

The film is produced by Spielberg, Marc Platt and »

- Michelle McCue

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Tom Hanks Featured On First Bridge Of Spies Poster; New Trailer on Friday

4 June 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s a first look at the official poster for DreamWorks dramatic thriller Bridge Of Spies.

Visit Facebook.com/BridgeOfSpies tomorrow at 9Am Pst to watch the new trailer.

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 PicturesBridge Of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.

Directed by three-time Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg, Bridge Of Spies stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as »

- Melissa Thompson

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“Bridge of Spies” Starring Tom Hanks and Directed by Steven Spielberg Unveils Poster

4 June 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life. Directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, “Bridge of Spies” stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as James Donovan; three-time Tony Award® winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, a Kgb agent defended by Donovan; Scott Shepherd as CIA operative Hoffman; Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan as James’ wife, »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Emily Blunt in Talks to Star in ‘The Girl on the Train’ Adaptation

4 June 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Emily Blunt is in talks to star in the DreamWorks adaptation of “The Girl on the Train.”

Tate Taylor has signed on to direct Erin Cressida’s script, which is based on Paula Hawkins’ hugely popular novel.

The story follows Rachel, a woman devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who lives in a house that her train passes every day. One morning, she sees something shocking there and becomes entangled in a mystery.

Marc Platt will produce the film, while Jared LeBoff of Marc Platt Productions will serve as executive producer. DreamWorks acquired the rights to “The Girl on the Train” in 2014 prior to its publication.

“The Girl on the Train” is the fastest-selling adult novel in history, having sold more than two million copies in the U.S. alone since it was published in January by Riverhead Books. It landed »

- Justin Kroll

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Tate Taylor To Direct DreamWorks Studios’ The Girl On The Train

22 May 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Tate Taylor, who directed DreamWorks Studios’ Oscar-winning film, The Help, returns to direct its adaptation of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Girl On The Train.

DreamWorks acquired the rights to Paula Hawkins’ debut thriller in 2014, prior to the novel’s publication, and set Erin Cressida Wilson to adapt for the screen. Marc Platt will produce the film, while Jared LeBoff of Marc Platt Productions will serve as executive producer.

In “The Girl on the Train,” Rachel, who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

“With ‘The Help,’ Tate deftly adapted a beloved novel into a compelling film that stayed true to its origin while pleasing fans and moviegoers alike,” said Holly Bario, »

- Michelle McCue

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Week in Review: The New York Times will no longer review every movie opening in NY

22 May 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In this day and age of film criticism, less of it is seemingly always a bad thing, and when a bastion like The New York Times announces they’re cutting back, it seems like a particularly painful blow. However, Variety Thursday obtained an email from Nyt Film Critic A. O. Scott explaining that the Times would no longer be reviewing every movie opening in New York, and the ironic truth is that this “new” policy may go a long way toward bettering the film coverage.

“Because of the increasing volume of new films released each year, the Times is no longer able to guarantee reviews of all New York theatrical releases,” Scott said in an email. He went on to add in a phone interview to Variety that the paper had already instated such a policy quietly earlier this year, and coyly confirmed as much on Twitter.

In 2013, the Times published nearly 900 film reviews. »

- Brian Welk

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Tate Taylor To Helm "Girl on the Train"

22 May 2015 4:17 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Tate Taylor ("The Help") will direct the DreamWorks' adaptation of Paula Hawkins' debut novel "The Girl on the Train".

The story follows a woman devastated by a recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day.

One morning, she sees something shocking there and becomes entangled in a mystery. Erin Cressida Wilson will adapt the work for the screen while Marc Platt will produce.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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The Girl On The Train heading to the movies

22 May 2015 12:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Help's Tate Taylor is to direct the film adaptation of Paula Hawkins' The Girl On The Train...

Paula Hawkins' thriller The Girl On The Train has become one of the breakout bestselling novels of the past year or two. And, with one eye we suspect on the numbers generated by bringing Gone Girl to the screen, a film version is now accelerating.

DreamWorks (the live action bit) picked up the rights to the novel, and Marc Platt is producing. Both were aboard a possible film take on The Girl On The Train prior to its publication, and since it hit big, it would be fair to say their enthusiasm has not dampened.

Furthermore, things are moving quickly. The Help director Tate Taylor is already aboard and will helm this one, whilst Secretary scribe Erin Cressida Wilson is penning the screenplay.

We won't spoil the book by talking about its plot here, »

- simonbrew

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‘The Help’ Director Tate Taylor Boards ‘Girl on the Train’

21 May 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tate Taylor, who directed DreamWorks’ “The Help,” will direct the studio’s adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ novel “The Girl on the Train.”

DreamWorks acquired movie rights to Hawkins’ debut novel last year prior to publication and set Erin Cressida Wilson to adapt for the screen. Marc Platt will produce the film, while Jared LeBoff of Marc Platt Prods. will serve as executive producer.

The book centers on a woman devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning, she sees something shocking there and becomes entangled in a mystery.

“With ‘The Help,’ Tate deftly adapted a beloved novel into a compelling film that stayed true to its origin while pleasing fans and moviegoers alike,” said Holly Bario, DreamWorks’ president of production. “We are excited to have Tate back at DreamWorks and »

- Dave McNary

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Tate Taylor To Direct ‘The Girl On The Train’ For Dreamworks, Marc Platt

21 May 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tate Taylor (The Help) is returning to DreamWorks to direct the NY Times bestselling novel, The Girl On The Train. Deadline exclusively revealed the news earlier this year that Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary) was adapting  Paula Hawkins' thriller. Mark Platt and DreamWorks moved early to acquire the buzzy novel in 2014, prior to its publication. Marc Platt will produce the film, while Jared LeBoff of Marc Platt Productions will serve as executive producer. The… »

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"Ricki and The Flash" - New Footage

7 May 2015 4:48 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage, plus images from director Jonathan Demme's new comedy drama "Ricki and The Flash", starring Oscar-winner Meryl Streep as a hard-rocking singer/guitarist:

"....'Ricki Rendazzo' is a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom.

"Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family..."

The new film is produced by Diablo Cody, Marc Platt, Mason Novick and Gary Goetzman.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Ricki and the Flash"...

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- Michael Stevens

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‘Power Rangers,’ Kristen Stewart’s ‘American Ultra’ Land Release Dates

30 April 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lionsgate has announced new release dates for Dean Israelite’s “Power Rangers,” Kristen Stewart‘s action comedy “American Ultra” and the Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone musical “La La Land.” “Power Rangers” has been delayed from July 22, 2016 to Jan. 13, 2017, effectively moving from summer to a less-crowded frame. Lionsgate confirmed that Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will star in “La La Land,” a musical from Oscar-nominated “Whiplash” writer-director Damien Chazelle. Jordan Horowitz of Gilbert Films, Fred Berger of Impostor Pictures and Marc Platt produced the film, which will open on July 15, 2016 via Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment. Also Read: Ryan Gosling in Negotiations to. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Lionsgate dates 'American Ultra'

29 April 2015 10:21 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The comedy starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will open on August 21, while Power Rangers is shunted from July 22 2016 to January 13 2017.

Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace and Tony Hale round out the key cast on American Ultra, about a small-town stoner and his girlfriend who becomes the target of a top secret government assassination plot.

Nima Nourizadeh directs the project from PalmStar Entertainment, The Bridge Finance Company, Circle Of Confusion, Likely Story and Merced Media Partners.

Lionsgate moves back Summit’s Criminal from August 21 2015 to January 22 2016 and moves up Dirty Grandpa from August 12 2016 to February 26 2016.

Summit’s La La Land from Damien Chazelle starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will open wide on July 15, 2016.

The Gilbert Films and Impostor Pictures produce Summit’s musical. Jordan Horowitz, Fred Berger and Marc Platt are the producers.

Gods Of Egypt moves back from February 12 2016 to April 8 2016.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Gets November 2016 Release

18 April 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk has been given a November 11, 2016 release date from TriStar Pictures, which puts the military drama in theaters for Veterans Day. Based on the acclaimed novel by Ben Fountain, the movie will be a groundbreaking, cinematic event and stars Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin, Kristen Stewart, Ben Platt, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker and Joe Alwyn. Director Ang Lee plans to redefine the possibilities of cinema with the film, engaging the audience with an advanced cinematic experience.

Ang Lee will use state-of-the-art Sony cameras while shooting Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, utilizing native 3D and high resolution. He will also make history with a frame rate that seemed impossible just months ago. Ang Lee hopes to create a new way for audiences to experience drama with the heightened sensation a soldier would really feel on the battlefield and on the home front.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk tells »

- MovieWeb

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Directors announced for Fox’s “Grease: Live”

15 April 2015 11:17 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Tony Award-nominated director Thomas Kail (Hamilton, In the Heights) and veteran television director Alex Rudzinski (director of all 20 seasons of Dancing With the Stars, among many other broadcasts) will direct the live musical event Grease: Live that will air on Fox Jan. 31, 2016, at 7pm Et live/Pt tape-delayed, it was announced today. Kail will oversee the stage direction, with Rudzinski serving as the live broadcast director. Taking the direction will be currently announced stars Julianne Hough as Sandy and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo. Marc Platt (“Wicked,” “Into the Woods”) is executive producer. Grease: Live is a Paramount Television production based on the original musical by Jim … Continue reading →

The post Directors announced for Fox’s “Grease: Live” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Jeff Pfeiffer

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Thomas Kail & Alex Rudzinski to Direct Fox’s Live Musical ‘Grease’

15 April 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tony Award-nominated director Thomas Kail and “Dancing With the Stars” vet Alex Rudzinski are set to direct Fox’s “Grease: Live” musical event, the net announced Wednesday.

Kail, who is currently directing “Hamilton” Off Broadway, will oversee stage direction. Rudzinski, who has directed all 20 seasons of “DWTS,” will be the live broadcast director.

Previously announced, the live TV musical from Paramount Television will be exec produced by Marc Platt of “Wicked” and “Into the Woods.”

Thomas Kail’s brilliant directing work on the explosive ‘Hamilton’ and the cutting-edge ‘In the Heights’ showcase his groundbreaking talent for merging classic Broadway musical storytelling with contemporary song styles and narratives. His productions resonate profoundly with today’s audience, and his sharp instincts make him the perfect director to bring ‘Grease’ to a new generation,” said Platt.

He added, “Alex Rudzinski brings a wealth of experience in live television directing and has a modern »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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