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Anne Hathaway on ‘Song One': ‘Music is One of My Favorite Parts of Living’

21 January 2015 11:10 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anne Hathaway can now add producer to her impressive résumé.

The Oscar winner and her husband, Adam Shulman, have teamed up with Jonathan Demme — director on Hathaway’s “Rachel Getting Married” — to produce their first film, “Song One,” the debut feature from writer-director Kate Barker-Froyland.

“I really loved producing. I loved being able to support a filmmaker in a way beyond acting in a movie,” Hathaway, 32, told Variety at the film’s Cinema Society premiere in New York on Tuesday night. “I learned that the goal is the same whether I am an actor or a producer — that I will do anything to get the director’s vision.”

Hathaway (dressed head to toe in white, in an Iro blazer, Theory pants and sheer top) along with Shulman, reunited with cast members Johnny Flynn and Ben Rosenfield at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema for the first time since the picture premiered at »

- Paul Chi

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Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough land Fox's 'Grease: Live' leads

17 January 2015 4:49 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" may not have been a smash, but Fox's previously announced "Grease: Live" is still moving forward with both a premiere date and pair of female leads. Fox announced on Saturday (January 17) that Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens will take key roles in "Grease: Live," which will be based on both the original musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, but also the 1978 feature adaptation.  "Grease: Live" will air on Fox on Sunday, January 31, 2016. So yes, that's a long time for Hough, Hudgens and the yet-to-be-announced castmembers to get prepared. Blurbs executive producer Marc Platt, "'Grease' is one of the most treasured and favored pop culture phenomenons of our time. It's fun, it's endearing and we are so excited to reimagine this iconic story with a shared entertainment event suited for today's audience." Hough will play the lead role of Sandy, virginal new girl at Rydell High. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Fox Plans 'Grease' Live Musical With Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens

17 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Just a day after NBC announced that the network's next live musical will either be The Music Man or The Wiz, Fox revealed at their Television Critics Association panel Saturday that they too will enter the live musical arena in January 2016 with a "re-imagining" of the Fifties' rock n' roll musical Grease.

Julianne Hough will fill the Olivia Newton-John role of Sandy in what executive producer Marc Platt called "a shared entertainment event suited for today's audience," while Vanessa Hudgens will don the character Rizzo's Pink Ladies jacket, Entertainment Weekly reports. »

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Fox Casts Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens in ‘Grease: Live'; Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin Join ‘Scream Queens’

17 January 2015 10:12 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TCA 2015: Joe Manganiello to also star on Ryan Murphy anthology series

America, meet your new Sandy and RIzzo.

Fox has cast Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens as Sandy and Rizzo in its upcoming musical special “Grease: Live,” the network announced at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Saturday.

The network also said that it had cast “True Blood” alum Joe Manganiello, “Glee” star Lea Michele, Keke Palmer and  Abigail Breslin in the upcoming Ryan Murphy-Brad Falchuk anthology series “Scream Queens,” with Ariana Grande signing on for a recurring role.

Also Read: The Scene at TCA: Funny, »

- Tim Kenneally

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees

14 January 2015 12:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

American Sniper,” “Big Hero 6,” “Birdman,” “The Lego Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been nominated by the Motion Picture Sound Editors for the 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, to be held Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

The Mpse announced nominees in 20 categories Wednesday.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

Darren Aronofsky will receive the filmmaker award, and Skip Lievsay will receive the career achievement award.

The entire nominations list:

Feature Animation

Big Hero 6

Walt Disney Animation Studios »

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations

14 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Hollywood’s sound pros nominated Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for three awards apiece as the Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled nods for its 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, honoring the best feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment work of the year.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

This year’s Golden Reels will additionally honor Noah director Darren Aronofsky with the Mpse’s annual Filmmaker Award. Oscar winner Skip Lievsay, known for his work »

- Jen Yamato

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Erin Cressida Wilson Boards “Girl On The Train” For Marc Platt And Dreamworks

13 January 2015 11:21 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary) is adapting Paula Hawkins’ hot button novel Girl on the Train for Dreamworks and Marc Platt.  Wilson, who most recently co-wrote Men, Women and Children with Jason Reitman, is close to delivering her first draft.

The novel, pre-emptively acquired last March by Dreamworks and Platt, is getting a lot of buzz as one of 2015’s most eagerly anticipated titles. The Hitchcockian thriller, the latest in a current line of complex female protagonists, is about a young woman who becomes entangled in a murder investigation because of what she witnesses on her daily commute.

Erin Cressida Wilson is represented by CAA and Julie Bloom of Art/Work Entertainment. Her attorney’s are Joe Dapello and Nancy Rose of Schreck Rose Dapello Adams & Hurwitz.

Girl on the Train is Paula Jenkins’ debut novel. She previously worked as a journalist, including the deputy personal finance editor of The Times in London. »

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A Wicked Movie Could Happen By 2016

10 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

For those of you who aren't familiar, Wicked is the Broadway musical that tells a prequel story of The Wizard of Oz. I've seen the musical twice already with stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, and it’s a really great production. You should check it out if you ever get a chance. Of course, now it looks like everyone might get that chance in 2016. According to Into the Woods producer Marc Platt, it could be adapted for the big screen by that time.

Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliott, The Reader) is attached to direct the adaptation, which is currently being written by Winnie Holzman. While talking to Film Divider, Platt offered the following update:

“He’s [Daldry] been on for a year or two. But it’s in process. 2016 is the goal, but I don’t know whether we’ll make that goal or not. We will make the movie, but like I said, »

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Producer Marc Platt Offers Update On Wicked Movie, Targeting 2016 Release

9 January 2015 9:02 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Having whipped up a storm over on Broadway not to mention the critically-acclaimed book, it looks as though the Witches of Oz are finally ready to make the jump to the silver screen. With a release date tentatively pegged for 2016, producer Marc Platt offered an update on the Wicked adaptation all the while confirming that Stephen Daldry is still attached to direct the project.

Speaking to Film Divider, here’s what Platt had to say in relation to the big-screen rendition.

“Yes. But it’s not set in stone. The process of developing that movie has begun, we’re working on it, and whether it makes 2016 or not, I’m not so sure. It’s a loose goal. But the bar is very high for the creators of Wicked. Our show is still so strong everywhere, and we just set a record in both London and Edinburgh last week, and in Los Angeles, »

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Stephen Daldry attached to 'Wicked' movie, producer says

9 January 2015 6:40 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Wicked might finally be on its way to defying gravity on the big screen. Stephen Daldry, the director of Billy Elliot on film and stage, is attached to the project, producer Marc Platt recently revealed in an interview with Film Divider. Platt, who produced the show on Broadway, said the team is aiming for a 2016 release date. "He's been on for a year or two," Platt said of Daldry. "But it's in process. 2016 is the goal, but I don’t know whether we’ll make that goal or not. We will make the movie, but like I said, the bar is really high. »

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Stephen Daldry confirmed to direct Wicked movie, 2016 release planned

9 January 2015 5:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Stephen Daldry has been confirmed to direct the movie adaptation of Wicked.

Producer Marc Platt told Film Divider that the Billy Elliot director has been on board "for a year or two".

He also revealed that the film is scheduled for release as early as next year.

"[A 2016 release date] is the goal, but I don't know whether we'll make that goal or not," Platt said.

"We will make the movie, but like I said, the bar is really high. We're going to scrutinise our work on the screenplay and our prep on the movie, and when we feel like it's ready, Ok. We're not going to shoot a release date is what I'm saying.

"It's in the works, it's not in a rush. It took 27 years to make Into the Woods into a film from its original stage production, and 30 years with Les Mis. Some things take time for a reason."

Last year, »

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Producer Aiming to Get ‘Wicked’ Movie in Theaters by 2016

8 January 2015 4:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Hot off the success of Into the Woods, producer Marc Platt has hopes of bringing another stage hit to the big screen. He revealed his hopes of getting a Wicked movie into theaters by 2016. As of now, Stephen Daldry is still attached to direct and Winnie Holzman is writing the script. Based on the […]

The post Producer Aiming to Get ‘Wicked’ Movie in Theaters by 2016 appeared first on /Film. »

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The Wicked Movie Is Definitely Happening, But The 'When' Could Be A Problem

8 January 2015 11:47 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

For over a decade, Wicked fans have been waiting for Stephen Schwartz's Broadway musical to be adapted to the big screen. The film is presently expected to arrive in theaters sometime in 2016, however from what producer Marc Platt says, it sounds like we could be waiting a bit longer to see the Wizard of Oz-inspired prequel story make its way to the screen. Film Divider spoke with Marc Platt (Into the Woods, Wanted) about the planned Wicked movie, asking for confirmation on whether or not the feature adaptation of the hit Broadway musical would, in fact, be hitting theaters next year. The good news is, 2016 is the plan. The not-so-good news is, according to Platt, it's not entirely locked down... Yes. But it.s not set in stone. The process of developing that movie has begun, we.re working on it, and whether it makes 2016 or not, I.m »

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Producer Marc Platt Has a "Loose Goal" for a 2016 Release of 'Wicked'

8 January 2015 10:24 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The movie adaptation of the wildly popular musical Wicked has been in development for a long time. With scores of young girls belting out "Defying Gravity" for over ten years, it is an inevitability the film version will get made. One of the producers of the film adaptation is Marc Platt, who is enjoying some success at the moment as one of the producers of Into the Woods, which had the largest opening for any Broadway musical adaptation ever. In a recent interview with Film Divider, Platt talked about the status of the long gestating film, stating that they have a "loose goal" of getting Wicked into theaters in 2016. It's a loose goal. But the bar is very high for the creators of Wicked. Our show is still so strong everywhere, and we just set a record in both London and Edinburgh last week, and in Los Angeles, and we did on Broadway. »

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Producer Marc Platt Hopes to Release the Wicked Movie in 2016; Confirms Stephen Daldry Attached to Direct

8 January 2015 9:49 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While talking to producer Marc Platt for his latest release, Into the Woods, he told me that the Wicked movie is in development and that “when it’s ready and I feel like everything is great, then the movie will proceed.”  We still don’t know for sure exactly when that’s going to happen, but Platt did just reveal a target release date - 2016. In case you haven’t read the book or seen the Broadway musical, both of which I highly recommend, Wicked is “the untold story of the witches of Oz.”  Well before the events of The Wizard of Oz, there was no Wicked Witch of the West.  She was just Elphaba, a young student dreaming of working alongside The Wizard.  Hit the jump for more on Platt’s plans for the Wicked movie. When Film Divider asked Platt if Wicked was heading towards a 2016 release, he told the outlet: “Yes. »

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A "Wicked" Movie Coming In 2016?

8 January 2015 8:55 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Producer Marc Platt says that if all goes well, a film adaptation of the beloved musical "Wicked" will finally be hitting cinemas in 2016.

A report emerged not long ago that Vue Cinemas' CEO Tim Richards had cited the film as a highlight of the 2016 release calendar. Film Divider asked Platt about that report and he said:

"It's not set in stone. The process of developing that movie has begun, we're working on it, and whether it makes 2016 or not, I'm not so sure. 2016 is the goal, but I don't know whether we'll make that goal or not.

We will make the movie, but like I said, the bar is really high. We're going to scrutinize our work on the screenplay and our prep on the movie, and when we feel like it's ready, okay. We're not going to shoot a release date is what I'm saying.

It's in the works, »

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'Wicked' Movie Planned for 2016

8 January 2015 7:19 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Into the Woods in theaters now, and Oz: The Great and Powerful in theaters less than two years ago, some might think it was too soon for a movie based on the smash Broadway musical Wicked. But if producer Marc Platt has his way, the adaptation will be in theaters by 2016, with Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; The Hours) directing.

Film Divider had previously reported that Vue Cinemas' CEO Tim Richards was looking forward to Wicked as a highlight of the 2016 release calendar. Now Marc Platt confirms with the publication that is the plan, offering a resounding 'Yes' to the rumor. He then went onto say:

"It's not set in stone. The process of developing that movie has begun, we're working on it, and whether it makes 2016 or not, I'm not so sure. 2016 is the goal, but I don't know whether we'll make that goal or not. »

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Could Into the Woods director Rob Marshall be making the Wicked movie?

8 January 2015 1:37 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Into the Woods director Rob Marshall has revealed that he has had discussions about overseeing the Wicked movie.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, whose previous screen musicals also include Chicago and Nine, told Digital Spy that he has talked to Into the Woods producer Marc Platt (who is also shepherding the Wicked film) about bringing the story of Elphaba and Glinda to the big screen.

The Wicked stage show, based on music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and the book by Winnie Holzman, is an alternate take on the classic film The Wizard of Oz and L Frank Baum's stories.

Wicked review: New London cast makes for a magical experience

Idina Menzel: 'I'd love to be a part of Wicked movie'

The stage show premiered in 2003 and is still running at Broadway's George Gershwin Theatre and London West End's Apollo Theatre. Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth originated the roles of Elphaba and Glinda respectively. »

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Wicked movie: release year, writer and director news

7 January 2015 10:07 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The plan is still to the Wicked movie in cinemas for 2016, producer Marc Platt admits. But "it's not set in stone".

Producer Marc Platt has been in London to chat about the British release of Into The Woods, which lands in UK cinemas tomorrow. And while he's been here, he's been asked about another project he's overseeing, the screen adaptation of the hit stage musical, Wicked.

Platt confirmed that Winnie Holzman is currently working on a screenplay for the film, which Stephen Daldry is still in line to direct. And when asked about reports of a 2016 release date for the film, he confirmed that was the aim, adding "but it's not set in stone".

"The process of developing that movie has begun, we're working on it, and whether it makes 2016 or not, I'm not so sure".

He added that "we’re not going to shoot a release date is what I’m saying. »

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Could Stephen Daldry's Wicked Film Fly On To The Big Screen Next Year?

7 January 2015 9:29 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There has been talk of a film based on Gregory Maguire’s Wizard Of Oz-tweaking novel Wicked for years now. In fact, Universal was considering making a movie before the stage show became a massive hit. Having left some time to let the theatrical production roll on around the world, the studio seemed set to put the film back into a couple of years ago, with Stephen Daldry loosely attached to direct. Now, producer Marc Platt has addressed the possibility that it’ll arrive in cinemas next year.The speculation arrived when the Vue Cinema chain listed the film as a 2016 release. But Platt, talking to Film Divider, is cagier. “It’s not set in stone. The process of developing that movie has begun, we’re working on it, and whether it makes 2016 or not, I’m not so sure. It’s a loose goal. But the bar is very »

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