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Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl On The Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).
The new trailer and poster for the upcoming film has debuted. Check out the latest preview below.
In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), 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.
- Michelle McCue
Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have posted the new trailer for Tate Taylor's "The Girl on the Train," the new film adaptation of Paula Hawkins' bestselling novel that was a literary sensation last year.
Emily Blunt plays a woman devastated by her recent divorce who 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.
- Garth Franklin
The story follows a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptized, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian.
His parents struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification. Isaac's role in the film is unknown at this point.
Tony Kushner is adapting the script based on David Kertzer's novel, while Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger will produce. Mark Rylance is also onboard the film which will shoot in the first quarter of next year once Spielberg wraps filming on "Ready Player One".
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Isaac will star opposite Oscar-winner Mark Rylance, a Spielberg favorite recently (“Bridge of Spies,” “The Bfg”), in the religious drama. Spielberg would shoot “Edgardo” in the first quarter of 2017 after he finishes “Ready Player One.”
Tony Kushner is adapting the script based on David Kertzer’s novel.
“Edgardo Montara” tells the story of a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptized, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents’ struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.
- Justin Kroll
I can't wait for this film to open in December! Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in this new film from the writer/director of "Whiplash,Damien Chazelle! Check out the new teaser trailer and fall in love!
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Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the »
Broadway's hit musical Wicked is getting the big-screen treatment, and we can hardly contain our excitement. With Stephen Daldry set to direct and the show's original producers, Marc Platt and Universal, returning, we already have a good feeling about the remake. Even though we have to wait until 2019 for the movie's release, that hasn't stopped us from brainstorming a few cast ideas. While we would love to see Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth reprise their roles as Elphaba and Glinda, there's also a whole slew of actors who would be perfect for the parts. Check out our top picks. »
- Kelsie Gibson
Sources tell Variety that Ink Factory has closed a deal to finance and produce Pearce’s film “Hotel Artemis.”
Marc Platt and Adam Siegel join Ink Factory founders, Simon and Stephen Cornwell, as producers. Pearce, who is writing the film, will also exec produce through his new production company, Point of No Return.
The near-future thriller, set in its own distinctive crime universe, is drawing comparisons to “Ex Machina,” “Drive” and “Looper.”
Becky Sloviter, Ink Factory’s senior VP of production and development, will oversee production.
“Drew is one of the most talented screenwriters in town and has created yet another vibrant and captivating world, peopled with the most fantastic characters. We are thrilled to be supporting his directorial debut with this terrific project, »
- Justin Kroll
Festival director Alberto Barbara also signs deal to keep him at Venice until 2020.
La La Land, written and directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), is to world premiere as the opening film of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (Aug 31 – Sept 10) and will play in Competition.
The musical drama stars Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and John Legend and reunites Chazelle with Jk Simmons, who won the best supporting actor Oscar for his role as a punishing music instructor in coming-of-age drama Whiplash.
“It is a film that does not merely reinvent the musical genre, it gives it a brand new start,” he added. “If Whiplash was the revelation of a new filmmaker, La La Land is his definitive, albeit precocious, consecration among the great directors of Hollywood’s new firmament.”
Chazelle says “On behalf of the cast and »
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If summer movie season has you feeling burnt out, fear not, the promising fall slate is shaping up. The first confirmed festival premiere comes from the 73rd Venice International Film Festival as they’ve announced their opening night film: Damien Chazelle‘s highly-anticipated Whiplash follow-up La La Land. Led by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, it will be the rare opener that actually plays in competition ahead of a release on December 2nd.
“La La Land is a surprising tribute to the golden age of American musicals, from An American in Paris by Vincent Minnelli to New York, New York by Martin Scorsese,” festival director Alberto Barbera says. “It is a film that does not merely reinvent the musical genre, it gives it a brand new start. If Whiplash was the revelation of a new filmmaker, La La Land is his definitive, albeit precocious, consecration among the great directors of Hollywood’s new firmament. »
- Jordan Raup
Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, will open the 73rd Venice Film Festival. The film, an ode to Hollywood’s golden age of musicals, will world premiere on August 31 in competition. The film is produced by Lionsgate in partnership with Black Label Media, Gilbert Films, Impostor Pictures, Marc Platt Productions. Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Gary Gilbert and Marc Platt are producers. "La La Land is a film that does not merely reinvent the… »
“La La Land,” a tribute to the Golden Age of American musicals, will world-premiere in competition from Venice on Aug. 31. The festival runs through Sept. 10.
Chazelle’s “Whiplash” won three Oscars in 2015, including a Best Supporting Actor statuette for Simmons.
The film is produced by Lionsgate in partnership with Black Label Media, Gilbert Films, Impostor Pictures, Marc Platt Productions. It will be released in the U.S. by Lionsgate on Dec. 2 in limited release and then expand wide on December 16.
“La La Land” is a film »
- Nick Vivarelli
It’s been a long time coming, but Universal has finally zeroed in on a release date for its movie adaptation of Wicked – December 20, 2019.
Stephen Daldry remains attached to helm The Wizard of Oz prequel, which has enjoyed a long and successful run on stage. Producer Marc Platt, who oversaw production on the boards, will reunite with scribe Winnie Holzman and composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz on the feature film.
Based on Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, it’s still early, early days, meaning it’ll be some time yet before Universal begins its casting spree in search of Elphaba and Glinda, who go on to become the embodiments of good and evil in the mystical land of Oz.
Wicked is now due to take flight on December 20, 2019. Other than an as-yet-untitled Disney movie – one thought to be a live-action fairytale – Universal’s long-in-development musical holds the pre-holiday window on its lonesome. That is, until a Star Wars movie stakes out the late-2019 corridor.
With Universal finally making some tangible process on the musical adaptation, tell us, who would you like to see clinch the role of Elphaba and/or Glinda? Let us know your early predictions in the comments below. »
- Michael Briers
After languishing in development for several years, Universal Pictures is finally moving forward with their adaptation of the Broadway sensation Wicked. The studio announced today that this long-awaited project has been given a December 20, 2019 release date. As of now, the movie's only direct competition is an untitled live action fairy tale project from Disney.
Deadline reports that producers Marc Platt and Universal Pictures had initially developed this story as a movie, before changing directions and crafting it as a stage show. The play opened in 2003, and quickly recouped its $14 million budget in 2004, en route to becoming one of the biggest Broadway musicals of all time. The production has grossed more than $1 billion on Broadway, and over $4 billion worldwide.
The play featured an original cast that included Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and Joel Grey. Based on Gregory Maguire's novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, the play retells L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz from the perspective of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, while offering untold stories of other Oz characters such as Glinda the Good Witch, Prince Fieryo and the Wizard of Oz himself.
Universal first started developing the movie adaptation in 2010, with Marc Platt returning to produce. At the time, coveted filmmakers such as J.J. Abrams, James Mangold, Rob Marshall and Ryan Murphy were being sought to direct, but in 2012, Stephen Daldry signed on to direct, and he has been attached ever since. The filmmaker will work from a script by Winnie Holzman and composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who wrote the story, music and lyrics for the play.
Back in 2014, Stephen Schwartz insisted that the movie adaptation was still coming together, and last year, Marc Platt teased that the Wicked movie was being eyed for a 2016 release date. Since we still have more than three years before this long-awaited stage adaptation hits theaters, it remains to be seen when casting will get under way. While we wait for more details, take a look at Universal Pictures' tweet, announcing the release date.
The musical phenomenon Wicked comes to the big screen. In theaters 12.20.19. pic.twitter.com/rFojgh56oH
— Universal Pictures (@UniversalPics) June 16, 2016
We bet a few Broadway fans are defying gravity right about now. Wicked, the hit musical seen by nearly 50 million fans worldwide, is finally headed to the big screen after years of anticipation. You only have to wait a few more years... Universal Pictures announced today that the feature-film adaptation of the Tony-winning stage production will be in theaters Dec. 20, 2019. Surely timed to make a splash during the holiday season, the story tells the real story about the Wicked Witch of the West—the green-tinged Elphaba—and good witch Galinda in the land of Oz before Dorothy's arrival. Billy Elliot's Stephen Daldry will direct the film, which is being produced by Marc Platt, »
Wicked will finally be on the big screen, 16 years after opening on Broadway. The movie musical adaptation of Elphaba’s story will be our Christmas gift when Universal Studios’ Wicked musical hits theaters on December 20, 2019. The studio revealed the film’s release date today. Producer Marc Platt (Into the Woods, Wanted) had previously said a 2016 release date was a “loose goal.” Platt and Universal (the company’s Stage Productions arm) were also behind the hit Broadway show retelling the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Since opening in 2003, it’s become the 10th longest-running Broadway show and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning three. Stephen Daldry, known both for his Oscar-winning (The Hours) and Tony-winning (Billy Elliot) work, is set to direct the film. No word on casting yet. Also no word on whether we’ll ever see a non-musical screen adaptation more directly adapted from Gregory Maguire’s Wicked novel. Salma Hayek was previously developing a mini-series based on the 1995 book. »
- Emily Rome
The musical has been seen by more than fifty million fans around the world.
Source: Universal Pictures »
- Garth Franklin
Universal's Wicked is finally a go. The studio announced Thursday that the musical adaptation of the hit Broadway show and book will open in theaters Dec. 20, 2019. Stephen Daldry has long been set to direct Wicked for producer Marc Platt and Universal, who are also producers of the hugely popular stage show. Gregory Maguire, who wrote the book upon which the stage play was based — Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West — and composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz are collaborating on the film adaptation. The Broadway show has been nominated for 10 Tony Awards
- Pamela McClintock
Deadline is reporting that Bridge of Spies director Steven Spielberg, screenwriter Matt Charman and producer Marc Platt are to reunite for a feature film that will explore legendary newscaster Walter Cronkite’s role in turning public opinion against the Vietnam War.
Spielberg’s new film The Bfg is set for release next month [read our review here], and he will follow that up with Ready Player One, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara and Indiana Jones 5. Charman’s next project is the Boston Marathon bombing drama Patriots Day, and he is also working on Wilderness for Fox 2000 and has an untitled heist film set up at 20th Century Fox.
- Gary Collinson
Plus: American Cinema Editors sets awards show date; and more…
The feature adaptation of the stage musical will arrive on December 20, 2019.
Stephen Daldry will direct the adventure inspired by the story and characters from the Wizard Of Oz.
Marc Platt is producing with Universal Stage Productions, the Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has made a strategic investment in Interlude, parent company to the Eko interactive storytelling platform. Writer-director Will Gluck will be charged with creating and overseeing content for the platform.Prospero Pictures, Resolute Films and Entertainment and Senator Film Produktion have begun principal photography in the Port Hope and Toronto areas on the haunted thriller Our House. Anthony Scott Burns directs from a screenplay by Nathan Partner.The American Cinema Editors has set its Ace Eddie Awards for January 27, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.The San Francisco Film Society, in partnership with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Donald Glover (The Martian, above) has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Fans first touted the actor for the titular role via a social media campaign in 2010 and Glover wore Spider-Man pajamas in an episode of TV's Community (below). Tom Holland will star as Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, in the upcoming movie, due in theaters on July 7, 2017. Glover's role has not yet been revealed. [Deadline] Walter Cronkite: Steven Spielberg will produce a movie revolving around legendary television newscaster Walter Cronkite and his Vietnam War experiences in the 1960s. Spielberg will reteam with fellow producers Matt Charman and Marc Platt; they previously worked together on Bridge of Spies. Charman will write the screenplay and...
- Peter Martin
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