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'Aloha' Poster Featuring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone

20 April 2015 4:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The official Twitter account for Sony Pictures' upcoming romantic comedy Aloha has released a new poster, featuring stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams. Filmmaker Cameron Crowe returns to write and direct his first movie since 2011's We Bought a Zoo. The poster comes just a few months after the first trailer debuted back in February, and features the tagline, "Sometimes you have to say goodbye before you can say hello."

The story centers on a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper), who returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs. He re-connects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. The supporting cast is rounded out by Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Jay Baruchel, Bill Murray and John Krasinski.

Scott Rudin and writer-director Cameron Crowe produce Aloha, which hits theaters nationwide May 29. Do you think this trio »

- MovieWeb

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11 Revelations From WikiLeaks’ Sony Hack Emails

16 April 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In light of WikiLeaks shocking publication of over 170,000 internal Sony Pictures emails on Tuesday, the studio faces new embarrassment from conversations between Michael Lynton, Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin over top acting talent, high-stakes financial deals, creative disagreements and executive ties to political and military groups. The data, which has been indexed as a fully searchable archive on WikiLeaks, was sourced from the devastating cyberattack on the studio in November 2014. The site’s founder Julian Assange qualified the publication of the material as showing “the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation. It is newsworthy and at the center »

- Matt Donnelly and Linda Ge

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WikiLeaks publishes 200,000 Sony hacking files

16 April 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

WikiLeaks has published thousands more documents from the hacking of Sony Pictures, with one email linking the company's CEO to a Us military research cooperation.

Julian Assange's website has made more than 170,000 emails and 30,000 documents available online after the hacking in December.

The data has been put into an archive which is fully searchable and includes emails that connect CEO Michael Lynton to the Rand corporation, a Us military research corporation.

In a press release, Assange said: "This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation. It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there."

Sony responded with the statement: "We vehemently disagree with WikiLeaks' assertion that this material belongs in the public domain."

December's leak caused huge embarrassment for Sony, with leaked emails revealing derogatory remarks about Angelina Jolie, comments between then-ceo »

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Cary Fukunaga Takes Over Long-Stalled 'The Alienist' as TV Series

14 April 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

He will executive produce and direct. Two A-list Hollywood screenwriters are also executive producing: Eric Roth (Oscar-winner "Forrest Gump") and Hossein Amini (Oscar nominee "Wings of the Dove"). Anonymous Content, which pioneered the director-centric approach with Fukunaga on "True Detective" at HBO, has the rights and will produce with Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin as executive producers. Years ago Scott Rudin had tried to make the project into a movie but it never got off the ground. It was period, which is costly. The great concept is that the book tracks Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper reporter John Moore and police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt in 19th century New York City as they deploy the emerging science of psychology to track a serial killer. Think "The Knick" meets "True Detective." "The Alienist is a fascinating and distinctive, fast-paced psychological thriller that is wonderfully evocative of »

- Anne Thompson

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'Dragon Tattoo' Sequels Moving Forward Without Fincher?

9 April 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Despite gaining plenty of critical acclaim and taking in a healthy $233 million worldwide in 2011, there hasn't been any movement lately on a sequel to David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The project was based on the first of author Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy books, which were followed by The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. There has been plenty of talk over the past few years about whether or not The Girl Who Played with Fire would ever move forward, but now we have a new report from The Hollywood Reporter indicating the sequel may very well happen, although without director David Fincher.

The new interest in getting a sequel off the ground comes from the recent announcement that Knopf is publishing a new Millennium series novel entitled Spider's Web, written by David Lagercrantz. While this new entry was »

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New Projects: ‘Dragon Tattoo’, ‘Pinocchio,’ and ‘Lost City of Z’

9 April 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With Hollywood looking for franchises wherever it can find them, it seems mighty odd that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, a highly successful novel with a film adaptation that had Rooney Mara, David Fincher, and James Friggin’ Bond attached, is not already swimming in sequels. The American version of Stieg Larsson’s novel wasn’t exactly a blockbuster, but it made $233 million worldwide on a $90 million budget. It seems like a no-brainer.

Now there’s talk from THR that a sequel could arrive soon enough, but Sony is debating the possibility of turning Larsson’s last two books, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, into a single film. They may even lump in a new novel starring hacker Lisbeth Salander by David Lagercrantz called The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Larsson passed away in 2004, before the books were even »

- Brian Welk

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"Dragon Tattoo" 2 & 3 To Become One Film?

8 April 2015 2:29 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With a fourth instalment in the late Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium novel series on the way, attention has turned back towards its iconic hacker character Lisbeth Salander and her on screen future.

Though David Fincher's adaptation of the first novel "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" under performed, Sony Pictures has been pursuing the sequel slowly - keen on a follow-up so long as it can be done for a fraction of the $90 million budget Fincher did the first film on. Sony has already paid quite a bit for Steve Zaillian's script adaptation of the second book "The Girl Who Played with Fire".

Today though comes a report from THR that suggests there's talk of turning that second book and the third book "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" into one feature. Should that be a success then the new novel, "The Girl in the Spider's Web" penned by David Lagercrantz, »

- Garth Franklin

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Sony Considering Combining 'Dragon Tattoo' Books 2 And 3 Into One Movie But Without David Fincher

8 April 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Sony has sunk a lot of money into the "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" franchise: the studio must pull the trigger on a potential sequel or just let it die. To recap: David Fincher's R-rated thriller did decent but not spectacular box office, making it harder for Sony to just greenlight a sequel. Fincher and producer Scott Rudin commanded big upfront fees and A-list screenwriter Steven Zaillian was also paid quite well for several drafts of 'Dragon Tatoo' and “The Girl Who Played With Fire.” Toss in executive arguments and a high price tag before anyone even arrived on set, and you have a sequel that went nowhere as well as a money pit. And far as Rooney Mara, i.e. Lisbeth Salander, is concerned, she doesn't hold out hope for reprising the character. But hey, if "Need For Speed" can get a sequel, anything can happen. THR reports »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Hollywood & Broadway: Studios Rush to the Stage Despite Clashing Business Models

7 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Hollywood merges with Broadway, there are always fender-benders.

Just ask Harvey Weinstein.

As the movie aficionado and awards maven steered “Finding Neverland,” his first venture as a lead theater producer, toward the Great White Way, eyebrows raised in his wake.

He switched press agents. He swapped out the lead actors. He entirely scrapped an earlier version of the musical with a different creative team. When in spring 2014, he landed a much-coveted spot for the show on the Tony Awards telecast, naysayers tut-tutted that the play hadn’t even begun performances out of town, much less confirmed its Broadway run. Besides, Jennifer Hudson, the star of the Tonys segment, wouldn’t even be appearing in the actual stage production.

“I was criticized for Jennifer,” Weinstein recalls. “But this song (‘Neverland’) has been downloaded a million times, and all over the world people now know ‘Finding Neverland.’ In the movie business, »

- Gordon Cox

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'Tangled' & 'Groundhog Day' Musicals Planned for the Stage

3 April 2015 4:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two wildly different movies will be getting stage musical adaptations in the near future, with a Broadway version of the 1993 comedy classic Groundhog Day being developed, while Disney Parks is making a Tangled musical for their Disney Cruise Lines. The Groundhog Day musical is being developed by composer-lyricist Tim Minchin, director Matthew Warchus, choreographer Peter Darling and set and costume designer Rob Howell, the team behind the current Broadway adaptation of the 1996 movie Matilda. They will all collaborate on the play's book with Danny Rubin, who came up with the original Groundhog Day story and co-wrote the screenplay with director Harold Ramis.

Scott Rudin will produce the play with Andre Ptaszysnki's Whistle Pig Productions and Columbia Stage Live. The original movie centered on a weatherman (Bill Murray) who is assigned to cover the Groundhog Day ceremony in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where he gets caught in a time loop and is »

- MovieWeb

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Bing! 'Groundhog Day' Musical Coming to Broadway

3 April 2015 9:24 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A musical adaptation of Groundhog Day – the revered 1993 film dramedy starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell– will begin its Broadway run in early 2017. Previews for the show will commence January 23rd of that year, with an official opening planned for March 9th, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The musical's creative team includes director Matthew Warchus, composer-lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling and designer Rob Howell – all of whom worked together on a successful adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel Matilda, which has grossed over $117 million thus far in its Broadway run. »

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Get Ready for 'Groundhog Day' on Broadway in March 2017

3 April 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

We know Bill Murray is great at karaoke, but how does he feel about Broadway?

As previously reported, Murray's beloved comedy "Groundhog Day" is getting a musical makeover. It's been officially announced that the show will open on March 9, 2017, thanks to producer Scott Rudin, director Matthew Warchus, and musician Tim Minchin. Minchin and Warchus previously worked together on the Tony Award-winning musical "Matilda," based on Roald Dahl's novel.

Bill Murray star alongside Andie MacDowell in the 1993 comedy about a guy who's forced to relive Groundhog Day until he gets his life together. It's still a popular movie after all these years - perhaps even more so since it came out. "Groundhog Day" was even one of several films featured in MoMA's "The Hidden God: Film and Faith" series in 2003. The late director and co-writer Harold Ramis told the "New York Times," "At first I would get mail saying, 'Oh, »

- Jenni Miller

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Jason Alexander Will Take Over When Larry David Leaves His ‘Fish In The Dark’

26 March 2015 4:10 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Larry David’s final performance in his play will be on June 7, which is when the freshman playwriting effort was slated to shutter. Instead, the run has been extended six weeks, with his Seinfeld alter ego Jason Alexander (aka George Costanza) stepping into the role of Norman Drexel. Scott Rudin is the lead producer. “I left Broadway 25 years ago because Larry David co-created the show that would change my life and career," Alexander is purported to have said, according… »

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Nickelodeon Reveals Cast for ‘School of Rock’ Series

26 March 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nickelodeon is ready to rock.

The kids’ cabler and Paramount Television announced the full cast for the upcoming “School of Rock” series, based on the 2003 Jack Black movie. The TV adaptation is currently in production at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles and is set to premiere this fall.

Ricardo Hurtado, Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Jade Pettyjohn and Breanna Yde have been cast as the “School of Rock” students, joining Tony Cavalero, who will topline the live-action, musical comedy series, playing musician-turned-substitute teacher Dewey.

The series will follow Dewey, who becomes the most unique and well-liked teacher the students have ever had. Although he has an alternative approach to teaching and could probably learn more from his students about history or math, he uses the language of rock ‘n’ roll to elevate and inspire his class to reach new heights as the band called School of Rock.

Hurtado has been cast as Freddy, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Chris Rock working on sequel to Top Five featuring "a lot of the same cast"

22 March 2015 7:25 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chris Rock has revealed that he is working on a sequel to comedy Top Five, which he wrote, directed and starred in.

Rock told Complex that he meets with the film's producer Scott Rudin "every week going over this next movie".

"He wants me to work at a faster pace," he said. "I can, I guess. I like doing movies. I'm doing another one soon with a lot of the same cast.

"Some people shine in Top Five. You might want to see a little more of Leslie Jones or Tracy [Morgan], once he gets better. I think Jerry Seinfeld showed us some things we haven't seen."

He added that he is "really pleased" with Top Five and said that he is now more confident in identifying the tone his films will have.

"No movie is perfect, but I'm really happy with it," he said. "I'm happy about how the movie makes people feel. »

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Chris Rock working on a new movie with his ‘Top Five’ cast returning

20 March 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

After his latest film, Top Five, was such a hit, it seems like Chris Rock may be in demand again. But not necessarily just in front of the screen, but also behind it.

Rock revealed on Thursday in an interview with Complex UK that he and producer Scott Rudin are currently working on a new project that he hopes to have ready soon. According to Rock, he meets with producer Scott Rudin “every week now going over this next movie,” and that Rudin wants him “to work at a faster pace.”

He added that Rudin also would like to see most of his cast from Top Five return, singling out Leslie Jones and Tracy Morgan as two he would like to see more of. “Some people shine in Top Five. You might want to see a little more of Leslie Jones or Tracy [Morgan], once he gets better. I think Jerry Seinfeld »

- Zach Dennis

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Chris Rock Writing New Movie with Most of 'Top Five' Cast Returning

20 March 2015 10:26 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Last year brought a surprising entry in the career of Chris Rock as a leading man, writer and director. Top Five marked the comedian's best film to date, and it proved that he has some Woody Allen chops on the page and behind the camera. And now he's working to get a follow-up to that film (not a sequel) together as quickly as possible. Speaking to Complex UK (via The Guardian), Rock revealed that producer Scott Rudin is really pushing Rock to get this next film out quickly, and wants him to work at a much faster pace. Rock isn't opposed to the fast pace saying, "That is my plan. We meet every week now going over this next movie." Rock continued, "So yeah, he wants me to work at a faster pace. I can, I guess. I like doing movies. I’m doing another one soon with a lot of the same cast. »

- Ethan Anderton

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Raiders!’

14 March 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a good reason why TV and movies have adopted the disclaimer “Remember kids, don’t try this at home.” As inventive as they were impressionable, pint-sized super-fans Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb nearly killed themselves on multiple occasions attempting to remake the first Indiana Jones movie, breaking it down shot-for-shot and filming each scene as best as their limited resources would allow over the course of eight summers. The result has become the stuff of fan legend, inspiring magazine articles, movie deals and what feels like the perfect Hollywood ending, which the geek-bait documentary “Raiders!” reveals for the first time, as the original trio reunite a quarter-century later to finish the airplane scene they deemed too difficult to film as kids. Often poignant, occasionally pathetic, but never short of entertaining, “Raiders!” captures the obsessive hold movies have on young people’s imaginations, as exemplified by such pics as “Son of Rambow, »

- Peter Debruge

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Inherent Vice Blu-Ray Details Revealed

13 March 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Paul Thomas Anderson's weird and wild noir adventure, Inherent Vice, is making it's way to blu-ray in April, and Warner Bros. has revealed all the details on when you can pick it up, and what to expect on the disc.  Come inside for all the details! 

Chill out and get groovy when “Inherent Vice” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on April 28 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. With an ensemble cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers, rockers, and more, “Inherent Vice” is the seventh feature from Oscar® nominee Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel.

Inherent Vice” stars Oscar® nominees Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master,” “Walk the Line”), Josh Brolin (“True Grit,” “No Country For Old Men”), Owen Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Midnight in Paris”), Katherine Waterston (“Michael Clayton,” TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Oscar® winners Reese Witherspoon »

- (Jordan Maison)

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Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe & Savion Glover Team Up for 'Shuffle Along'

12 March 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Producer Scott Rudin said today that 6-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is returning to Broadway next March to star in a show that looks at the making of the 1921 hit "Shuffle Along" - one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African Americans. To be titled "Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed," the show will have a story by George C. Wolfe, who will also direct, with choreography by Savion Glover, who last worked together with Wolfe on the 1996 hit "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk." Previews are to begin March 14, 2016, at the Music Box Theatre. The original »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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