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Newcomer Joe Alwyn Lands Lead in Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

25 February 2015 5:55 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ang Lee has found the star for his next film. Newcomer Joe Alwyn is in talks to play the titular role in “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 and Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group are onboard alongside Tristar and Film4. Simon Beaufoy, who won an Oscar for writing “Slumdog Millionaire,” adapted the book for Film4 and The Ink Factory. The film will be produced by Marc Platt, Ink Factory’s Stephen Cornwell, Rhodri Thomas and Simon Cornwell, and Lee. Filming is set for April. The »

- Linda Ge

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Universal Options ‘The Princess In Black'; Can Young Royals Be Superheroes?

18 February 2015 2:59 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Universal Pictures has optioned the bestselling children’s book The Princess In Black, the first of a four-book series written by Newbery winner Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, with illustrations by LeUyen Pham. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce. Candlewick Press publishes the series. The heroine is Princess Magnolia, who by day wears the obligatory flouncy dresses, but by night becomes the Princess in Black. The book marries the princess tradition with the… »

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Berlin: Baltasar Kormakur Preps Thriller ‘The Oath’ (Exclusive)

7 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Icelandic director/producer Baltasar Kormakur, who’s in Berlin to present Dagur Kari’s “Virgin Mountain,” is prepping “The Oath,” a tense psychological thriller.

Kormakur has just come off of “Everest,” a 3D disaster movie with Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal and Robin Wright, which is set up at Universal.

He will be producing “The Oath,” along with Agnes Johansen with his Reykjavik-based Rvk Studios banner.

Penned by Olafur Egilsson and co-written Kormakur, the pic turns on Finnur, a well-respected doctor and family man whose life gets out of control after his daughter starts dating a dangerous criminal, Ottar.

“It’s about one man who has it all and another who has nothing to lose. Such opposing lives, who’s paths should never have crossed but who are now tangled up in each others futures,”  Kormakur told Variety.

” ‘The Oath’ seems like the perfect project for me, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Watch The Trailer for Ryan Gosling’s Lost River

3 February 2015 4:01 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut film, Lost River, will open April 10 for a theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles and will also be available same day via national digital release in the U.S.

This news comes the same day as the announcement of the film’s North American premiere being part of the SXSW Film Festival, running March 13 – 21 in Austin Texas.

The film, from Sierra Affinity, Phantasma Films and Bold Films, stars Christina Hendricks (TV’s “Mad Men”), Saoirse Ronan (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Iain De Caestecker (TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Matt Smith (TV’s “Doctor Who”), Reda Kateb (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Barbara Steele (TV’s “Dark Shadows”), with Eva Mendes (“The Place Beyond the Pines”), and Ben Mendelsohn (“The Dark Knight Rises”).

In addition to directing the film, Gosling also wrote the screenplay. The producers are Marc Platt (“Into the Woods”), Gosling, »

- Michelle McCue

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'Lost River' Trailer from Director Ryan Gosling

3 February 2015 10:23 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After having created his own cult of indie thrillers with Drive, Only God Forgives, Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines, actor Ryan Gosling is stepping behind the camera for his latest project Lost River. Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for this thriller, which stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan and Eva Mendes. And it looks like another underground masterpiece for the burgeoning filmmaker.

Lost River weaves elements of fantasy noir and suspense into a modern day fairytale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.

Lost River is coming to select theaters this April, and will be made available on Digital HD the same day. »

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Studio 8 and Bona to Partner With Tristar on Ang Lee’s Adaptation of Billy Lynn’S Long Halftime Walk

27 January 2015 4:34 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Jeff Robinov’s Fosun-backed Studio 8, together with Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group, will partner with Tom Rothman’s TriStar and Film4 on the adaptation of Ben Fountain’s acclaimed novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, to be directed by three-time Oscar-winner Ang Lee.

The deal brings together several members of the family of companies at Sony Pictures, which will distribute the film worldwide, except for Greater China, which Bona Film Group Ltd will handle. Film 4 will have UK free television.

The film is now set for start of principal photography in mid-April and casting is underway.

In the film, Bravo Company, and 19-year-old private Billy Lynn, survive a harrowing Iraq battle that is captured by news cameras. They are brought home by the Us administration for a promotional tour, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of aThanksgiving Day football game, all while facing an imminent return to the war. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 Boards Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

27 January 2015 1:57 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jeff Robinov‘s Studio 8 and Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group have come onboard Tristar and Film 4’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” to be directed by Ang Lee.

Simon Beaufoy, who won an Oscar for writing “Slumdog Millionaire,” adapted the book for Film4 and The Ink Factory. The film will be produced by Marc Platt, Ink Factory’s Stephen Cornwell, Rhodri Thomas and Simon Cornwell, and Lee.

Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’

Filming is set for April and casting is now underway.

The dark satire »

- Linda Ge

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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

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- Dave McNary

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

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

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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 | See recent Deadline 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. »

- Ali Jaafar

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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, »

- Michael Briers

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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. »

- Mike Shutt

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