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Haley Bennett Joins Emily Blunt in ‘Girl on the Train’

24 August 2015 5:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Haley Bennett is in negotiations to join Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in DreamWorks’ adaptation of “The Girl on the Train.”

The story is based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, which centers on one woman (Blunt) 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. Along the way, she becomes entangled in a mystery revolving around the married couple and another woman and spins out of control.

Ferguson plays the married woman, with Bennett landing the role of the other woman Blunt’s character encounters.

Tate Taylor is directing. Marc Platt will produce the film, while Jared LeBoff of Marc Platt Prods. will serve as executive producer. Erin Cressida Wilson will adapt the script.

Bennett was last seen in Sony’s “The Equalizer” opposite Denzel Washington and has re-teamed with Washington on her next film, »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Mission: Impossible’ Star Rebecca Ferguson Boards ‘The Girl on the Train’

18 August 2015 1:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rebecca Ferguson is negotiating to join the DreamWorks’ thriller “The Girl On The Train” opposite Emily Blunt.

Ferguson, the breakout star from “Mission: ImpossibleRogue Nation” who played agent Ilsa Faust, will play the role of a married woman in the adaptation of “The Girl on the Train.” Blunt The story centers on another 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.

Tate Taylor came on baord to direct in May. 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.

Ferguson is represented by ICM Partners, Charles Collier at Tavistock-Wood and Laura Munsterhjelm at Actors in Scandinavia.

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, »

- Dave McNary

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Rebecca Ferguson Joins Emily Blunt In "Girl"

18 August 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Tom Cruise's most recent leading ladies are teaming up.

"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" scene stealer Rebecca Ferguson is in negotiations to join "Edge of Tomorrow" actress Emily Blunt in the film adaptation of Paula Hawkins' best-seller "The Girl on the Train" at Dreamworks.

Tate Taylor ("The Help") will helm the film in which Blunt plays a jobless London alcoholic who, devastated by a recent divorce, spends her daily train ride fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that she passes.

One night she arrives at home covered in blood and unable to remember much from a black-out drinking episode - slowly realising she may have seen or been involved in a crime.

Ferguson is in talks to play Anna, the wife of the woman's ex-husband. A third key female role has yet to be cast. Marc Platt will produce while Erin Cressida Wilson ("Secretary, »

- Garth Franklin

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John Legend Will Return to Feature Film Acting for the First Time Since 2008, in Damien Chazelle's 'La La Land'

4 August 2015 11:37 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

John Legend has joined Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in the cast of "La La Land," the new musical comedy from "Whiplash" director Damien Chazelle - a "passion project" for the filmmaker, which will see Gosling play an aspiring jazz musician, while Stone will play his dreamer girlfriend, who wants to be an actress in the cut-throat world of Los Angeles. No word on what role Legend has signed up to play, although given that it's a musical, and he's a musician, I'd guess that his character will likely get to sing, play an instrument or both, in the film, which is being produced by Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt. Lionsgate will release »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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John Legend in Talks to Join Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in Musical ‘La La Land’

4 August 2015 11:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Legend is in negotiations to join the cast of the musical dramedy “La La Land,” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

The pic is written and directed by “Whiplash” helmer Damien Chazelle with J.K. Simmons also on board to star.

Gosling is portraying a jazz pianist and 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.

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.

Given Legend’s background as an R&B singer, it can be expected that he will have some sort of musical presence in the film.

Legend has not acted much but did win an Academy Award along with Common for the song “Glory,” which appeared »

- Justin Kroll

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Meryl Streep May Not Get an Oscar Campaign for ‘Ricki and the Flash’

4 August 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures’ “Ricki and the Flash” premiered in New York on Monday night, with stars Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer and Rick Springfield.

The musical dramedy, which opens on Friday, had a budget of $18 million, and shot for six weeks in Westchester last year. Producer Marc Platt said he approached Streep with the script while they were making “Into the Woods” together. “It’s a great role for her, because she loves to sing,” Platt said. “Who among us doesn’t wish to be a rocker? For an actress that reinvents herself in characters all the time, here’s a different set of boots to step into.”

But he acknowledged that “Ricki and the Flash” is the rare Streep project that probably won’t get a built-in best actress campaign at the Oscars. “I don’t know if it’s that’s kind of a movie,” Platt said. “It’s a delightful little entertainment. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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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. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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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, »

- HollywoodNews.com

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