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Anna Faris-Eugenio Derbez Comedy ‘Overboard’ Lands April Release

20 July 2017 3:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has set an April 20, 2018, release date for its remake of the romantic comedy “Overboard,” starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez.

Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, and Edward Herrmann starred in the 1987 original directed by Garry Marshall. Hawn played a selfish heiress who got amnesia when she fell off her yacht, while Russell portrayed a carpenter who ultimately fell in love with her.

The original movie has been re-imagined with a reversal of the leading roles. The story now focuses on a spoiled playboy from one of Mexico’s wealthiest families, portrayed by Derbez, who falls overboard off his yacht. He’s then convinced by Faris’ single, working-class mom that he is her husband. Eva Longoria also stars. »

- Dave McNary

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Eugenio Derbez’s ‘Overboard’ Remake Gets Release Date From Pantelion Films

20 July 2017 3:26 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Eugenio Derbez comedy Overboard, a re-imaging of the 1987 Garry Marshall-directed comedy, has just been slated for April 20 of next year. The MGM/Pantelion Films/3Pas Studios film will go wide that day and go head to head now with the Jason Reitman comedy Tully, written by Diablo Cody and starring Charlize Theron from Focus Features. The new rendition of Overboard will feature a role reversal from the original and focus on a spoiled playboy from one of Mexico's… »

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Ingrid Goes West and social media in film

20 July 2017 10:55 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Ingrid Goes West and social media in filmIngrid Goes West and social media in filmAdriana Floridia7/20/2017 12:55:00 Pm

We're living in the age of social media, so it only makes sense that our movies would reflect that too.

Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more are new factors to consider when writing a screenplay. These new methods of communication and connection are changing how characters in films interact. No longer does it really make sense to have the same "meet-cutes" in romantic comedies when the majority of people are meeting through online dating, and characters now might communicate via text message as opposed to calling each other on the phone. These are all new things to consider in film, as movies should be a reflection of our present day reality, unless they're set in another time period.

Then there are films that use social media as their entire premise, »

- Adriana Floridia

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Robin Williams Chair in Comedy at USC Creates a Home for Students

19 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Even though Robin Williams was cited by Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival co-founder Andy Nulman as “the one who got away,” who, despite decades of pursuing him for a fest slot, never made it to the Montreal comedy gathering, the impact of the legendary comic’s work will undoubtedly be felt in all corners of the comedy world for years to come.

Director and producer Barnet Kellman was in Chicago shooting the 1992 romantic comedy “Straight Talk,” starring Dolly Parton, James Woods and Griffin Dunne, when Robin Williams stopped by to say greet to the cast and crew.

“Everybody turned and listened,” recalls Kellman, “as Robin uncorked his comedy for 15 straight minutes. He was a magical presence.”

So Kellman “never ever imagined” that decades later he would be named the inaugural holder of the Robin Williams Endowed Chair in Comedy at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, where Kellman, professor »

- Malina Saval

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Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’: Why Some Critics Brought Out the Knives

14 July 2017 2:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For the most part Sofia Coppola has been spared the coded, patronizing, and often frankly misogynist, criticism leveled at movies by female filmmakers. But that was before the June 23 release of Coppola’s “The Beguiled.” While her overall review rating on Metacritic is 77, something about her rethink of Don Siegel’s 1971 adaptation of the novel by Thomas Cullinan has brought out a few knives.

Some cuts are of the double-standard sort. The same people who love Wes Anderson rip Coppola for being a child of privilege and making movies about those of her class. The same people who love Jason Reitman attack Coppola, implying that she gets work only because she has a father who is a famous director. While Ralph Waldo Emerson said that foolish consistency is a hobgoblin of small minds, this isn’t a consistency of foolishness but of critical fairness.

Is there a reason other than »

- Carrie Rickey

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Soars With 13 Emmy Nominations, Proving The Power of Its Message

13 July 2017 11:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hulu’s biggest awards play yet paid off this year, as “The Handmaid’s Tale” was nominated for 13 Emmy awards for its first extraordinary season — one which echoed disturbingly timely themes reflected in real world events. While the searing dystopian drama captivated critics with its detail-rich production design and jaw-dropping storytelling, it came into the awards race as an underdog, mostly due to Hulu’s lack of history with awards success.

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While Hulu has been in the awards mix before — their Jason Reitman-produced dramedy “Casual” was nominated for a Golden Globe in its freshman year — this is the first time it has ever been nominated for any major Emmy awards. In 2016, it was nominated just twice, for outstanding special visual effects in “11.22.63” and outstanding writing for a variety special for “Triumph’s Election Special 2016.”

This year, “Handmaid’s Tale” is a major contender, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Charlize Theron Says She Had a Hard Time Losing Weight After 'Tully' Role: 'It Was Brutal'

11 July 2017 1:07 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Even Charlize Theron struggles to lose weight.

The 41-year-old actress is opening up about packing on the pounds for her role in the upcoming film Tully and the effects it had on her after she tried to lose the weight.

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In a new interview with Variety, the Atomic Blonde star shares that she was looking for a role in a smaller film where she "could lose herself," which led her to reunite with her Young Adult director, Jason Reitman, for Tully. Theron plays a mother of three who gets a night nanny and the two form an unexpected bond. The part required her to gain weight, which she says was "harder for her now than when she was in her 20s."

"It was brutal in every sense," Theron, who previously put on 40 pounds for her Oscar-winning performance in the »

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Warren Beatty to Receive Screenwriters Colony Honor

11 July 2017 7:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warren Beatty has been selected for a tribute by the Screenwriters Colony, a Massachusetts-based non-profit residency and mentorship program that supports emerging writers.

Beatty will be honored at the group’s fifth Annual Summer Soiree on July 22 at Almanack Arts Colony in Nantucket, Mass. Sarah Treem, creator of the Showtime series “The Affair” and an alumna of Screenwriters Colony, will speak about her professional experiences and the impact the Colony has played in her life.

The tribute portion of the event will include a conversation with Beatty. Annette Bening, Beatty’s wife of 25 years, will join him at the event to celebrate.

Beatty has been nominated for 14 Academy Awards – four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture, two for Best Director, three for Original Screenplay, and one for Adapted Screenplay. He won Best Director for “Reds” and is the only person to have been twice-nominated for acting in, directing, writing, and producing the same film, »

- Dave McNary

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Charlize Theron’s Boutique Label Gets Behind Risky, Woman-Centric Stories

11 July 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Hollywood was flush with cash, major stars were awarded production deals that rarely resulted in actual movies being made. That’s not the case anymore, with the likes of Brad Pitt’s Plan B, Reese Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard and George Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures — which have backed Oscar-winning dramas (“Moonlight”) and buzzy cable shows (“Big Little Lies”) — on the scene.

If “Atomic Blonde” becomes a summer box office hit, it will elevate the profile of Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah Prods. (named after her dogs), a boutique label that churns out indie films and TV series.

Theron didn’t become a producer only to find better roles for herself. Instead, she wanted her voice heard on important behind-the-scenes decisions. “I really think I became a producer because I love the nuance of storytelling,” says Theron, who gravitates to riskier material.

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How Charlize Theron Got Ripped, Bruised (and Naked!) for ‘Atomic Blonde’

11 July 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Playing an ass-kicking international spy can’t be easy, but Charlize Theron really suffered for her craft in “Atomic Blonde.” She twisted her knee, bruised her ribs and had to undergo extensive dental surgery, because she clenched down so hard on her jaw she cracked two teeth while getting in shape to throw burly men over her shoulders.

“It happened the first month of training,” Theron says. “I had severe tooth pain, which I never had in my entire life.” She thought it was just a cavity at first, until her dentist told her she’d need to have an operation before leaving for the shoot in Budapest. “Having to cut one of the teeth out and root canals,” Theron says. “It was tough. You want to be in your best fighting shape, and it’s hard. I had the removal and I had to put a donor bone in there to heal until I came back »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Hugh Jackman to star as Senator Gary Hart in The Frontrunner

28 June 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hugh Jackman has joined the political drama The Frontruner as Senator Gary Hart.

Based on a true story, the film will detail the rise and fall of Gary Hart, the Us senator who was the Democratic frontrunner for his party’s nomination for president in 1988.

His campaign was hit by revelations of an affair with Donna Rice, causing Hart to then drop out of the race. Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis would then go on to win the Democratic nomination but only to lose out to now former President George H.W. Bush.

The screenplay has been written by Matt Bai, Jay Carson, and Jason Reitman, based on the book All the Truth is Out. The film will also be directed by Reitman, the man behind Juno and Up in the Air.

The Frontrunner will be produced by Reitman and Helen Estabrook and their company Right of Way Films alongside Bron StudiosAaron L. Gilbert. »

- Samuel Brace

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Movie News: Hugh Jackman to Portray Controversial Politician; Matt Reeves Talks "Noir-Driven" 'Batman' Movie

28 June 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Frontrunner: Hugh Jackman (Logan, above) will star as Senator Gary Hart in The Frontrunner. Jason Reitman (Men, Women & Children) will direct. Political journalist Matt Bai, former press secretary Jay Carson and Reitman wrote the script, which is based on Bai's book All the Truth Is Out. It tells the true story of the politician who was considered the front-runner in the campaign for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination before an extramarital affair was revealed. [THR]   The Batman: Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes, above), who was tapped to replace Ben Affleck as director of The Batman back in February, now says: "There’s a chance to do an almost noir-driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view driven in a very...

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Movie News: Hugh Jackman to Portray Controversial Politician; Matt Reeves Talks "Noir-Driven" 'Batman' Movie

28 June 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Frontrunner: Hugh Jackman (Logan, above) will star as Senator Gary Hart in The Frontrunner. Jason Reitman (Men, Women & Children) will direct. Political journalist Matt Bai, former press secretary Jay Carson and Reitman wrote the script, which is based on Bai's book All the Truth Is Out. It tells the true story of the politician who was considered the front-runner in the campaign for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination before an extramarital affair was revealed. [THR]...

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Hugh Jackman To Star In Jason Reitman’s ‘The Frontrunner’

28 June 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Hugh Jackman has consistently made interesting choices about what films he wants to star in. Obviously, most people know him as the superhero Wolverine in the multiple “X-Men” films he starred in, but when he’s not slashing people with metal claws, he’s taken roles in “Eddie the Eagle,” “Les Miserables,” and “Australia.” Now, according to Variety, he’s moving even further away from his superhero roots in a new film called “The Frontrunner.”

In “The Frontrunner,” Jackman plays the infamous Senator Gary Hart.

Continue reading Hugh Jackman To Star In Jason Reitman’s ‘The Frontrunner’ at The Playlist. »

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Hugh Jackman steps into the political world as Gary Hart in The Frontrunner

28 June 2017 5:20 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Hugh Jackman is shaking off the shackles of his X-Men persona, Logan and re-immersing himself back into Hollywood in a political role as the frontrunner in the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination politician Gary Hart in The Frontrunner.

Jackman only this year hung up his Wolverine claws in what can be seen as Logan’s most emotional and greatest outing, now he will don the cap of a political leader who was rocked by shame when his extramarital affair with Diane Rice saw Hart having to concede his nomination.

Based on the 2014 book from political journalist Matt Bai, All the Truth is Out, the story focuses on Hart’s meteoric rise and dramatic fall as he sought the nation’s highest office. Massachusetts Gov. Mike Dukakis, who had been trailing Hart, wound up landing the Democratic nomination. He eventually lost to George Bush. But the Hart story proved to »

- Zehra Phelan

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Hugh Jackman lands new leading role in The Frontrunner

27 June 2017 10:24 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Hugh Jackman is set to headline Jason Reitman's adaptation of the book The Frontrunner...

American politics. That seems like a nice, calm thing to make a movie about, especially right now. Rarely, er, have things felt so settled.

Enter then Hugh Jackman, who’s set to take the lead in The Frontrunner, the story of Gary Hart’s run for President in the 1988 race. Hart was the leading candidate for the Democratic party presidential nominee in that race, and was set to go head to head with George H W Bush. But then scandals happen, and these were detailed in the book All The Truth Is Out, by Matt Bai.

Bai is one of three writers adapting his book for the screen, with Jay Carson and Jason Reitman also on scribbling duties. And the movie is set to be the next directorial outing for Reitman, who »

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Newswire: Hugh Jackman to play Frontrunner Gary Hart for Jason Reitman

27 June 2017 6:13 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Hugh Jackman is ready to trade in slashing bad guys for shaking hands and kissing babies (and possibly some other, more scandalous stuff), with Variety reporting that the Logan star has signed on for the title role in Jason Reitman’s new film The Frontrunner. Jackman will star as Senator Gary Hart, the 1988 Democratic candidate whose hopes for the presidency were destroyed when allegations arose that he was engaged in an extramarital affair. Although Hart attempted to weather the accusations, his credibility was damaged, leaving opponent Michael Dukakis to get crushed in the ’88 campaign against George H.W. Bush.

The Frontrunner marks a return to more political film-making for Reitman, who made a name for himself with 2005’s Thank You For Smoking. The Oscar-nominated director is currently finishing up work on his latest feature, Tully, with Charlize Theron and Juno writer Diablo Cody. »

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Hugh Jackman to Play Senator Gary Hart in ‘The Frontrunner’ Movie

27 June 2017 3:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hugh Jackman will star as Sen. Gary Hart in Jason Reitman’s political drama “The Frontrunner.”

Hart was the frontrunner during the early stages of the 1988 race for the Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was rocked by revelations of an extramarital affair with Donna Rice. The Colorado senator then dropped out of the race.

Matt Bai, Jay Carson, and Reitman wrote the screenplay, based on Bai’s book “All the Truth Is Out,” which chronicles Hart’s rise and dramatic fall. Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who had been trailing Hart, won the Democratic nomination and then lost to Republican George H.W. Bush.

“The Frontrunner” is being produced by Jason Reitman and Helen Estabrook through their Right of Way Films in partnership with Bron StudiosAaron L. Gilbert.

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Hugh Jackman In Talks To Play Gary Hart In Jason Reitman’s ‘The Frontrunner’

27 June 2017 2:55 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Hugh Jackman is in early talks to play former senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart in The Frontrunner, a new film penned by Jason Reitman that Reitman will also direct. No deal has been sealed on Jackman yet, but the pic centers on the rise an fall of Hart, a Democratic Colorado senator who ran for president in 1984 and was considered a leading candidate in 1988 until media reports surfaced of womanizing and an alleged affair with a former Miss South Carolina… »

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Hugh Jackman to Play Gary Hart in Jason Reitman Political Drama (Exclusive)

27 June 2017 12:06 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Hugh Jackman is hitting the campaign trail for Jason Reitman's The Frontrunner.

The Logan star will play politician Gary Hart, who was considered the frontrunner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was rocked by revelations of an extramarital affair with Donna Rice. The U.S. senator from Colorado then dropped out of the race.

The screenplay was written by veteran political journalist Matt Bai, former Hillary Clinton press secretary Jay Carson (House of Cards) and Reitman, based on Bai's 2014 book All the Truth Is Out. It chronicles Hart's meteoric rise and dramatic fall as he sought the nation's highest »

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