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Meryl Streep Creeps Through First Into The Woods Poster

16 September 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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.

Get your first look at the brand new poster from Disney.

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 the Academy Award-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Meryl Streep Dominates the New Poster for Into the Woods

16 September 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney's upcoming live-action musical, Into the Woods, based on a play of the same name has revealed an all new movie poster that features Meryl Streep's villainous Witch character front and center.  Come inside to check it out!

To be honest...this is just kind of a boring poster.  While it's menacing and shows off the danger that the Witch poses, with the snarly looking woods as well, it also does very little to attract people.  If I were to see this in the theater, I wouldn't automatically think, "I want to know more about this movie."  That's not to say that it's horrible by any means, it's just not all that exciting either. 

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 »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Reese Witherspoon's Peggy Lee Biopic Lands Director Todd Haynes

8 September 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Four years after it was first announced in August 2010, Reese Witherspoon's Untitled Peggy Lee Project is moving forward once again, with Todd Haynes now set to direct.

Nora Ephron was initially attached to write and direct the biopic, although the project stalled after she passed away in June 2012. Doug Wright (Quills, Two Lovers) performed a rewrite of the screenplay. No story details were given, except that it will follow the life of famed singer Peggy Lee, whose career spanned more than 7 decades after her first #1 hit single, "Something Else Is Taking Place" debuted in 1942. The singer passed away at the age of 82 in 2002.

Reese Witherspoon is also producing alongside Marc Platt for Fox 2000, the same company that made Walk the Line, which earned the actress her first Oscar win. No production schedule was released at this time.

Todd Haynes' last directorial effort was 2007's I'm Not There, and »

- MovieWeb

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Toronto: Reese Witherspoon’s Peggy Lee Project Draws Todd Haynes

8 September 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director Todd Haynes has come on board to develop Reese Witherspoon’s Peggy Lee biopic.

The actress disclosed Haynes’ attachment at the Toronto Film Festival, where two of her films — “Wild” and “The Good Lie” — are screening.

Witherspoon became involved with the Lee project in 2010 when it was set up at Fox 2000 with Nora Ephron writing and attached to direct. The project was put on hold after Ephron’s death in 2012.

Lee passed away in 2002 after a long career as a singer, songwriter, composer and actress. She’s best known for recording “Why Don’t You Do Right?” with Benny Goodman, “Fever” and “Is That All There Is?”

Witherspoon won an Oscar for portraying singer June Carter Cash in 2005’s “Walk the Line.”

Marc Platt, who teamed with Witherspoon on her “Legally Blonde” films, is producing. Ephron’s script was re-written by Doug Wright.

Haynes, whose credits include “Far From Heaven »

- Dave McNary

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Todd Haynes Now Directing Reese Witherspoon's Peggy Lee Biopic

8 September 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Over four years ago, Reese Witherspoon was slated to take on another musical biopic as jazz/pop singer, songwriter, composer and actress Peggy Lee. At the time, it was Witherspoon herself had secured Lee's life rights with the approval of Lee's granddaughter Holly Foster-Wells, followed by the attachment of producer Marc Platt (Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Nine) and romantic comedy favorite Nora Ephron (of Julie & Julia) to write and direct the movie. And while the project had been slowly developing, it was put on hold after Ephron passed away in 2012. But now the project is back with a rewrite and a new director. Read on! THR has word that Far from Heaven and I'm Not Here director Todd Haynes will get behind the camera, complete with a rewrite of the script from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright (Quills). The project is set up at Fox 2000, which already saw Witherspoon »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jonathan Kier Named President of Sales and Distribution For Sierra/Affinity

7 September 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Jonathan Kier has been promoted to president of sales and distribution for independent film finance, production and sales company Sierra/Affinity, up from Evp of sales. He will continue to work with Sierra principals Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg and Marc Butan on international sales of the company’s slate of third-party films as well as projects developed by OddLot Entertainment, Focus Features, Sierra Pictures and Incentive Filmed Entertainment.

“Over the last three plus years, Jonathan’s contributions have been invaluable to Sierra/Affinity, as we’ve greatly expanded our business,” said Meyer and Schaberg in a release. “His knowledge and passion for movies, the international film industry, combined with his sales acumen, make him the perfect executive to lead us through our next wave of growth.”

Kier previously was Svp of international sales and distribution for The Weinstein Company, joining Sierra in 2011. Since 2005, Kier has worked on more than 80 films including The King’s Speech, »

- The Deadline Team

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Toronto: Sierra/Affinity Promotes Jonathan Kier to President of Sales and Distribution

7 September 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sierra/Affinity has promoted Jonathan Kier to president of sales and distribution, three years after coming on board the sales/financing banner as an exec VP.

The promotion was announced Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival. Kier will continue selling international rights to third-party films and acting as the exclusive sales agent for films developed and produced by OddLot Entertainment, Bold Films, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Focus Features and Sierra Pictures and partner Incentive Filmed Entertainment.

“Over the last three plus years, Jonathan’s contributions have been invaluable to Sierra/Affinity, as we’ve greatly expanded our business,” said principals Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg. “His knowledge and passion for movies, the international film industry, combined with his sales acumen, make him the perfect executive to lead us through our next wave of growth.

Prior to joining Sierra/Affinity, Kier had worked at The Weinstein Co. as senior VP of international sales and distribution, »

- Dave McNary

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Casting Net: Julia Roberts joins 'The Secret in Their Eyes' remake

5 September 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Julia Roberts has joined fellow Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow and 12 Years A Slave nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor in the remake of the 2009 Argentinian film The Secret in Their Eyes. The original feature won the Best Foreign Language film Oscar in 2010. Billy Ray, who wrote the screenplay for The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips, will write and direct the story about a former Mi-5 agent (Ejiofor) on a joint task force with the FBI, who thinks he’s finally found the man who murdered the daughter of his former partner and friend (Roberts). [Deadline]

• Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette will star in the relationship drama Miss You Already. »

- Jake Perlman

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Chadwick Boseman Sells Thriller Pitch to Universal Pictures to Star In

5 September 2014 3:13 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Seemingly taking advantage of his rising star, and control of his career, actor Chadwick Boseman has sold an untitled pitch to Universal Pictures for what will be a thriller, which is being described as "in the vein of 'The Fugitive.'"  Boseman will of course star in the film (assuming it eventually becomes one), which he'll pen with his writing partner Logan Coles, with Marc Platt and Adam Siegel producing for Marc Platt Productions (set up at Universal), and Coles co-producing.  Nothing further is public about the project, and no word on who will direct the film; although Boseman is no stranger behind the camera, having previously directed 2 short films. After »

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Universal Buys Thriller Pitch From Chadwick Boseman

5 September 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled pitch from the studio’s Get On Up star Chadwick Boseman. Boseman played James Brown for the studio this summer after breaking out as Jackie Robinson in 42. He sold the thriller pitch with writing partner Logan Coles and is attached to star in a story described as being in the vein of The Fugitive. Universal-based Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce for Marc Platt Productions and Coles will serve as co-producer.

Boseman and Coles most recently collaborated on the 2012 short Heaven, which Boseman directed and Coles produced. Boseman next stars in Summit’s Gods Of Egypt from helmer Alex Proyas. He’s repped by Greene & Associates, Management 360 and Ziffren Brittenham.

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Participant boards DreamWorks duo

26 August 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Participant Media has joined Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller and period drama The Light Between Oceans.

Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller will star Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Amy Ryan and is based on a screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen from an original script by Matt Charman.

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.

Derek Cianfrance is adapting and will direct Ml Stedman’s novel The Light Between The Oceans, which wil star Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Participant Joins DreamWorks On Spielberg Cold War Pic & ‘The Light Between Oceans’

26 August 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

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

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Participant Joins Steven Spielberg-Tom Hanks Cold War Thriller

26 August 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Participant Media is joining DreamWorks Studios on Steven Spielberg’s untitled Cold War Spy thriller starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Amy Ryan.

Participant is also on board “The Light Between Oceans,” written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz.

“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.

Participant Media CEO Jim Berk added, “Participant and DreamWorks »

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Casting Net: Samuel L. Jackson in talks for 'The Black Phantom'

6 August 2014 5:48 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

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]

Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy) will star in the sci-fi thriller Prisoners of War, replacing Alex Russell (Chronicle »

- C. Molly Smith

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Into The Woods Trailer And Photos Have Arrived

31 July 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo by: Peter Mountain. © 2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved..

Disney has released the first preview, as well as new photos, for Rob Marshall’s 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 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.

Johnny Depp fills the shoes of the Big Bad Wolf

James Corden and Meryl Streep

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind »

- Melissa Thompson

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Disney's Live Action Musical, Into the Woods, Gets a Trailer

31 July 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

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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Amy Ryan and Alan Alda Join Tom Hank's Cold War Thriller

21 July 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Amy Ryan has signed on to star in director Steven Spielberg's Untitled Cold War Thriller, with Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen and Eve Hewson in talks to join the cast.

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, »

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Amy Ryan, Alan Alda Join Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg’s Cold War Thriller

21 July 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Eve Hewson (“The Knick”) will star opposite Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg’s Cold War spy thriller.

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.

Ryan will play the Donovan’s wife. Mark Rylance came »

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Steven Spielberg Reluctant to Hire an Outsider to Replace Stacey Snider (Exclusive)

8 July 2014 6:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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

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DreamWorks Meets With Candidates for Post-Stacey Snider Regime (Exclusive)

24 June 2014 6:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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