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Graceland’s Aaron Tveit Will Be Danny Zuko in Fox’s Grease: Live, And We’re Excited

14 July 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Graceland’s Aaron Tveit will take a break from popping pills, chasing the bad guys, and being almost killed by ex girlfriends, as he has been cast to portray the iconic role of Danny Zuko in Fox’s upcoming TV production Grease: Live, which is slated to air in January 2016. Or in other words, dreams do come true and perfect casting does occur from time to time. The original Grease (score and book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey) follows the blossoming love among a group of teenagers during the soda shop culture of the 1950s. It premiered on Broadway in 1972 and has had two revivals. Additionally, the 1978 film adaptation starred John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and Stockard Channing, among others. Grease: Live, the adaptation of the original, is developed by Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins and executive produced by the talented Marc Platt, while the stage direction will be the… »

- Virginia Podesta

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Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks Revisit the Cold War in Bridge of Spies

14 July 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 PicturesBridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg, 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.

About The Film:

Bridge Of Spies: 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 »

- Mike Tyrkus

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J.K. Simmons & 'Whiplash's' Damien Chazelle Reteam for 'La La Land'

10 July 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

One of my Top 10 favorite films of 2014 was Whiplash, the electric and intense first feature from young filmmaker Damien Chazelle. The film ended up getting five Oscar nominations, with three wins including actor J.K. Simmons for his performance as R.J. Fletcher. It's no surprise that the actor and director are reteaming for another film. THR reports that Simmons has signed on to star again in La La Land, the new film from Damien Chazelle. Already set to star are Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. La La Land is a modern Hollywood musical that follows a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress, but they run into troubles. In addition to the cast already announced, Jessica Rothe, Sonoya Mizuno and Callie Hernandez will play Stone's three roommates. Simmons will play a character called "Boss." The film is being produced by Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt. »

- Alex Billington

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J.K. Simmons Joins "La La Land" Musical

9 July 2015 7:21 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

J.K. Simmons will re-team with "Whiplash" director Damien Chazelle in the musical "La La Land" for Lionsgate.

Ryan Gosling will portray a jazz pianist and Emma Stone will play an aspiring actress in the story, in which the duo fall in love but face difficulties as they become more successful.

Simmons will portray a character called the Boss. Jessica Rothe, Sonoya Mizuno and Callie Hernandez also star, while Chazelle is directing from his own script. Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt will produce.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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J.K. Simmons Joins Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone in Musical ‘La La Land’

9 July 2015 5:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

J.K. Simmons is returning to the world of jazz, reteaming with “Whiplash” director Damien Chazelle in Lionsgate musical “La La Land.”

Ryan Gosling is portraying a jazz pianist and Emma Stone will play an aspiring actress in the story, in which the duo fall in love but face difficulties as they become more successful. Chazelle is directing from his own script.

Simmons will portray a character called the Boss. Jessica Rothe, Sonoya Mizuno and Callie Hernandez are also starring.

Producers are Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt. Lionsgate has dated the film, which will go out under its Summit label, for July 15, 2016.

Simmons won the supporting actor Academy Award for portraying an abusive music teacher in “Whiplash,” which Chazelle directed from his own script.

The actor recently exited the “Kong: Skull Island” project. He’s filmed “The Accountant” with Ben Affleck and “The Lake” with Sullivan Stapleton. »

- Dave McNary

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Aaron Tveit Cast as Danny Zuko in Fox’s ‘Grease’ Musical

9 July 2015 9:19 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Aaron Tveit has been cast as head T Bird Danny Zuko in Fox’s musical version of “Grease,” it is the word.

The Paramount Television production is based on the original musical “Grease” by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and Paramount Pictures’ 1978 feature adaptation. The film famously cast John Travolta as bad boy rebel Danny, who was hopelessly devoted to the sweet and innocent Sandy (played by Olivia Newton-John).

“I’m thrilled and honored to be joining this incredibly talented team of actors in reimagining this classic and beloved musical,” said Tveit in a statement. “Playing Danny Zuko is a dream role, and I can’t wait to be a part of all the fun that comes along with performing live on television.”

The “Graceland” actor also has multiple stage credits to his name, including the musicals “Catch Me if You Can” and “Next to Normal.” He also appeared on CW’s “Gossip Girl. »

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Watch: Tom Hanks Negotiates a Spy Swap in New ‘Bridge of Spies’ Trailer

8 July 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Twentieth Century Fox has debuted a tense new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller “Bridge of Spies.”

Tom Hanks portrays Brooklyn insurance lawyer James Donovan, recruited to negotiate the swap of a Soviet spy (played by Mark Rylance) for a U.S. spy pilot who’s been shot down with a “head full of classified information.”

“They want you to negotiate so it’s not governments talking,” Hanks’ character is told before being sent to East Berlin.

“We need to have the conversation our governments can’t,” Hanks later tells Russian officials.

The story is based on the real-life swap of spy Rudolf Abel with captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers in 1962. Spielberg directed and produced the film with Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger.

The screenplay was written by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on an original script by Matt Charman. The film, which hits theaters »

- Dave McNary

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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, »

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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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