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Twentieth Century Fox is co-financing and will handle international distribution on the film, based on the story of an attorney sent by the CIA to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot during the Cold War.
Filming is set to commence next month in New York and Berlin. Spielberg will direct and is producing with Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Adam Somner and Daniel Lupi are the executive producers.
Buena Vista will distribute in the Us on October 16, 2015.
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Participant Media and DreamWorks Studios, which teamed on their sixth film The Hundred-Foot Journey this summer, will continue their partnership on Steven Spielberg’s untitled Cold War pic and the upcoming adaptation The Light Between Oceans. Spielberg’s true story spy tale stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Amy Ryan in the story of James Donovan, an attorney sent by the CIA to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Joel and Ethan Coen penned the script. Twentieth Century Fox boarded the project as co-financer in June and will distribute the pic internationally. Filming is set to start next month in New York and Berlin. Spielberg is also a producer alongside Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, while Adam Somner and Daniel Lupi are exec producers. Disney has set an October 16, 2015 release.
Participant is also aboard for period drama The Light Between Oceans, which begins filming next month in New Zealand and Australia. »
- The Deadline Team
“We have had a successful and rewarding partnership with Participant on six total films over the past years,” said DreamWorks president and chief operating officer Jeff Small. “We look forward to continuing this productive relationship, which allows us to bring exciting and quality films to audiences around the world.”
Participant has previously come on board to provide financing for half a dozen DreamWorks titles — “The Hundred Foot Journey,” “Lincoln,” “The Help,” “The Fifth Estate,” “The Kite Runner” and “The Soloist.” “Lincoln” is the top grosser with $275 million worldwide, followed by “The Help” with $215 million.
- Dave McNary
• Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to play the title role in The Black Phantom, replacing Jamie Foxx, who left the project due to scheduling conflicts. Jackson would join Kevin Hart in Screen Gems’ action comedy, which is being directed by Tim Story. The film follows a hit man (Hart) who strikes an unlikely partnership with the hit man hired to kill him, The Black Phantom. Dave Lease and Megan Hinds wrote the script. Will Packer and Will Gluck will produce. [Deadline]
- C. Molly Smith
Into The Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.
This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.
Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind »
- Melissa Thompson
Disney's upcoming live-action musical film (featuring a ridiculous amount of awesome people), now has it's very first trailer, and you can come check it out and see for yourself if this is something you want to see when it releases.
I've never been a big fan of musicals, personally. Nothing about them have ever really appealed to me, but I can get behind just about any movie with a good story behind it. Let's hope that's the case with Into the Woods!
“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an »
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Tom Hanks is attached to star as American lawyer James Donovan, who was tasked by the U.S. government to negotiate the release of a U.S. pilot who was captured behind enemy lines. Amy Ryan will play Donovan's wife, but no details were given for Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen and Eve Hewson's characters. Mark Rylance is also set to star in this project based on a true story.
Steven Spielberg is directing from a script by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, who rewrite the original draft by Matt Charman. The director will also produce alongside Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, with Adam Somner and Daniel Lupi serving as executive producers.
Shooting is scheduled to begin this September, »
The film will start shooting in September in Berlin and New York with Fox and DreamWorks co-financing. The U.S. release has been set for Oct. 16, 2015.
Joel and Ethan Coen have been writing the script for the project, revising Matt Charman’s script. Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger will produce with Spielberg. Adam Somner and Daniel Lupi will exec produce.
The untitled project is based on the true story of James Donovan, whom Hanks will portray. Donovan was the American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to surreptitiously negotiate the 1962 release of Francis Gary Powers, the U2 spy plane pilot who had been shot down over Russia two years earlier.
- Dave McNary
With Stacey Snider’s planned exit from DreamWorks, the co-chair and CEO has handed off the day-to-day creative reins to production president Holly Bario, who is one of the lead candidates to succeed the executive when her contract expires at year end.
Steven Spielberg has met with potential hires, including former Lionsgate and Paramount executive Allison Shearmur (who is out of the running), but has not settled on anyone and may wind up sticking with his current leadership team when Snider departs for a new job at Fox, according to people familiar with the situation.
At Fox, Snider will serve as top lieutenant to studio chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos and provide creative oversight to Fox’s various production divisions.
Meanwhile, at DreamWorks, Spielberg has been working closely with Bario to bolster his comfort level with the executive. At the same time, the filmmaker has become more hands-on in the »
- Brent Lang
DreamWorks has begun to prepare for a world without Stacey Snider, Steven Spielberg's long-time partner and co-chair at DreamWorks. Snider is expected to take a top job at Fox, though she remains under contract through the end of the year. DreamWorks has brought in a series of powerful producers who could fill the void left by Snider, several individuals close to the studio tell TheWrap. That list includes former Lionsgate executive Allison Shearmur and producer Marc Platt. Also read: Stacey Snider From DreamWorks to Fox? ‘The Ball's in Her Court’ DreamWorks declined to comment but an individual with knowledge of the studio's thinking. »
- Lucas Shaw
Fox will also distribute the film internationally. The film will start shooting in September.
Disney and DreamWorks announced earlier this week that the U.S. release has been set for Oct. 16, 2015.
Joel and Ethan Coen came on board last month to write the script for the project, which Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger will produce with Spielberg. Adam Somner and Daniel Lupi will exec produce.
The untitled project is based on the true story of James Donovan, whom Hanks will portray. Donovan was the American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to surreptitiously negotiate the 1962 release of Francis Gary Powers, the U2 spy plane pilot who had been shot down over Russia two years earlier. »
- Dave McNary
Kevin Kline and Mamie Gummer are in negotiations to star opposite Meryl Streep in Jonathan Demme's “Ricki and the Flash,” multiple individuals familiar with the Sony project have told TheWrap. Sony had no comment. Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs”) is directing from a script by fellow Oscar winner Diablo Cody. Marc Platt and Mason Novick are producing the film, which hits theaters on June 26, 2015. It will be the first release from Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions. Streep stars as a rock ‘n’ roll-loving woman who chased her dreams at the cost of her family, but gets a chance to. »
- Jeff Sneider
It’s been nearly two years since the release of Lincoln, but Steven Spielberg has already firmed up his next two projects, which will essentially shoot back-to-back. We previously reported that Spielberg had signed on to helm an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book The Bfg with production poised to begin in early 2015, but it was noted that the filmmaker was looking to possibly shoot a smaller-scale film first. That project firmed up as an untitled Cold War thriller that will see Tom Hanks playing an American attorney who slips under the Iron Curtain in order to negotiate the release of a captured U-2 spy plane pilot. With these two DreamWorks projects set as Spielberg’s next films, release dates have now been firmed up. The untitled spy thriller will open in theaters on October 16, 2015, while The Bfg is slated for release on July 1, 2016. Hit the jump »
- Adam Chitwood
Disney has scheduled director Steve Spielberg‘s two upcoming films leaving no doubt where his loyalties lies — first up with the Untitled Cold War pic starring Tom Hanks as a CIA-hired attorney James Donovan who goes behind the Iron Curtain to negotiate the release of downed pilot Gary Powers whose U-2 plane was shot down behind enemy lines in the Ussr; it’s based on a true story that happened back in the 1960s. The Coen brothers recently took over scripting duties from an original script by Matt Charman and Spielberg, Marc Platt, Krisie Macosko Krieger are producing (and Spielberg directing). That […] »
Joel and Ethan Coen came on board last month to write the script for the Cold War project, which Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger will produce with Spielberg. The Coen Brothers, who won screenwriting Oscars for “Fargo” and “No Country for Old Men,” are revising Matt Charman’s script.
The untitled project is based on the true story of James Donovan, who Hanks will portray. Donovan was the American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to surreptitiously negotiate the 1962 release of Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 spy plane pilot who was shot down over Russia two years earlier.
Variety reported that Hanks had come on board the project in mid-April. »
- Dave McNary
As he collected his third Tony Award recently, for his performance in Twelfth Night, British actor Mark Rylance could not have anticipated the level of excitement that would fall upon him following the announcement of his casting in Steven Spielberg’s as-yet-untitled Cold War thriller. The DreamWorks project will mark his first real foray into big studio productions, despite huge success in the world of theatre.
With a script most recently re-worked by the legendary Coen Brothers, based on a pitch by Matt Charman (Suite Francaise), the story centres upon a successful American lawyer named James Donovan. He is drafted in by the CIA to negotiate the release of a U2 spy plane pilot, who was shot down over Russia, and is being held by the government. Academy Award winner Tom Hanks is attached to star as Donovan, though it is currently unknown which role Rylance will be taking.
- Sarah Myles
Mark Rylance has found his first film to follow his recent Tony win for “Twelfth Night” and is in negotiations to co-star with Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg’s untitled Cold War thriller for DreamWorks.
Spielberg will direct and produce along with Marc Platt.
Story follows James Donovan, a prominent American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to slip behind the iron curtain to negotiate the release of a pilot captured when his U2 spy plane was shot down over Russia. Details on Rylance’s character are unknown.
Latest script is by the Coen brothers and is based on a pitch by Matt Charman.
The film’s production pace has picked up, with plans to start this fall after it was announced in April Spielberg would direct this before starting work on the adaptation of the Roald Dahl book “The Bfg.”
The role Rylance’s first major job in a studio film. »
- Justin Kroll
The film is based on the true story of American attorney James Donovan, who was enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to negotiate the 1962 release of U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers. The pilot was shot down over Russia two years prior. Tom Hanks will be portraying the attorney. The brothers will be revising an original draft by Matt Charman.
The Coen Brothers have written many Oscar nominated movies including Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men and True Grit, all of which they directed themselves. Their next project Unbroken is slated to hit theaters December 25th, 2014 with Angelina Jolie directing.
The Coen Brothers have joined Steven Spielberg's Cold War drama.
The film, set to star Tom Hanks, is based on the true story of James Donovan. He was enlisted by the CIA to negotiate the release of Gary Powers, a pilot captured when his U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia in 1960.
A script is already in place from Matt Charman but the Coens are set to revise it.
Marc Platt is on board to produce the film, which will be overseen by DreamWorks executive Jonathan Eirich on behalf of the studio.
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Tom Hanks is set to play James Donovan, an American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to surreptitiously negotiate the 1962 release of Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 spy plane pilot shot down over Russia two years earlier.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
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