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Roger Ailes-Megyn Kelly Movie in the Works From ‘Big Short’ Writer

9 December 2016 10:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures has landed an untitled pitch from “The Big Short” scribe Charles Randolph revolving around Megyn Kelly and the women who made sexual harassment accusations against Roger Ailes, the former head of Fox News.

The pitch made the rounds this week and Annapurna was quick to pick it up. Margaret Riley will produce with Ellison and Randolph.

Randolph will likely write the script as Annapurna looks for a director to helm the project. Randolph’s writing partner on “The Big Short”, Adam McKay, who also helmed the pic, recently set up a Dick Cheney pic at Paramount.

This marks the second project to focus on the subject, after the announcement of a TV project from Jason Blum based on the reporting by journalist Gabriel Sherman, who chronicled Ailes’ exit from Fox News this past summer following sexual assault allegations from several women, most notably former anchor Gretchen Carlson. »

- Justin Kroll

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Megan Ellison to Receive PGA Visionary Award

6 December 2016 10:05 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Producer Megan Ellison, who’s back in the awards derby this year with “20th Century Women,” will receive the Producers Guild of America’s 2017 Visionary Award, the guild announced Tuesday. Ellison will accept the award at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. In the last decade, Ellison and her Annapurna Pictures label have emerged as a prolific producer of provocative movies that have drawn significant awards attention including David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” and Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher. »

- Thom Geier

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‘Lion’: How Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara Shake the Post-Election Blues

6 December 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As Sunny Pawar, the 8-year-old Indian star of “Lion,” struggled to get permission to attend the film’s premieres in Los Angeles and New York, the hard-charging indie mogul Harvey Weinstein tapped his network of Beltway power-brokers to try to secure a visa for the boy and his father, Dilip.

Weinstein knew the leadership of the Homeland Security Department from his work producing a 9/11 benefit, so he called. To press his case, he tapped David Boies, the high-profile attorney who successfully lobbied the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage. He even reached out to an industrialist friend in India to see about using his private plane to ferry the Pawars into the country. After they missed the film’s Los Angeles kickoff, Weinstein was able to convince authorities to expedite the boy’s petition to come to the U.S. just in time to catch the Manhattan premiere.

“If I didn’t have those relationships, »

- Brent Lang

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Lee Daniels on His Audacious Approach to Fox’s ‘Star’: ‘This Is Singularly My Vision’

30 November 2016 9:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lee Daniels wants to launch another “Star” into TV’s stratosphere.

Having created the Fox juggernaut “Empire” (with Danny Strong), Daniels hopes lightning will strike again with “Star,” a 13-episode musical drama about a girl-group struggling to succeed. He has dubbed it the anti-“Empire”: “If ‘Dynasty’ was my go-to when Danny and I were making ‘Empire,’” he says, “‘Good Times,’ ‘Maude,’ and Archie Bunker were my go-to when I was making this.”

“Star” is gritty, not glitzy. In place of Taraji P. Henson’s bombastic Cookie, the new show finds Queen Latifah as Carlotta,  mother hen to three young singers dreaming of fame and fortune.

This time, Daniels is going solo. Unlike “Empire,” which was shepherded with Strong, Brian Grazer, and showrunner Ilene Chaiken, this project is his alone. “This is singularly my vision, so if it fails, I’m failing,” he says. “I’m rolling the dice like I have in my entire career »

- Debra Birnbaum

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‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’: Sid and Marty Krofft Reviving ’70s Children’s Show for Amazon

29 November 2016 3:15 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

A 1970s television classic is getting a revival over at Amazon Studios. The premium entertainment service announced that Sid and Marty Kroft are teaming up with the company to produce a TV reboot of “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.”

“We also look forward to reviving the classic ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’ that has a strong message of friendship,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios.

The original “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters” was a live-action children’s show that ran for two seasons from 1973 to 1975. The new version follows the same premise of two brothers, Johnny and Scotty, who befriend Sigmund, a friendly young sea-monster who escapes from his old life and his comically dysfunctional brothers Slurp and Blurp, and hide him in their Clubhouse. The new version adds their cousin Robyn and Captain Barnabas, an ambitious sea-monster hunter portrayed by David Arquette.

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- Liz Calvario

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‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’: Sid and Marty Krofft Reviving ’70s Children’s Show for Amazon

29 November 2016 3:15 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A 1970s television classic is getting a revival over at Amazon Studios. The premium entertainment service announced that Sid and Marty Kroft are teaming up with the company to produce a TV reboot of “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.”

“We also look forward to reviving the classic ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’ that has a strong message of friendship,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios.

The original “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters” was a live-action children’s show that ran for two seasons from 1973 to 1975. The new version follows the same premise of two brothers, Johnny and Scotty, who befriend Sigmund, a friendly young sea-monster who escapes from his old life and his comically dysfunctional brothers Slurp and Blurp, and hide him in their Clubhouse. The new version adds their cousin Robyn and Captain Barnabas, an ambitious sea-monster hunter portrayed by David Arquette.

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- Liz Calvario

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Florence Henderson Dies: Her Life and Career in Photos

24 November 2016 11:30 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Florence Henderson led quite a life, and here it is in photos: The late actress with “The Brady Bunch” cast, President Lyndon Johnson, the cast of “Shakes the Clown,” David O. Russell, The Muppets and her final film, “Fifty Shades of Black.”

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- Michael Schneider

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Great Job, Internet!: David O. Russell’s Prada promo film is a star-studded nightmare

23 November 2016 12:00 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

How’d we miss this? Last week, the Italian luxury fashion brand Prada released Past Forward, a nightmarish black-and-white short film directed by David O. Russell that features (among other things) a mouthless Sacha Baron Cohen, a bleached blond Allison Williams, futuristic technologies, Bernard Herrmann’s scores for North By Northwest and Vertigo, and John Krasinski executing some weirdly unnerving dance moves.

Like many luxury brands, Prada occasionally forgoes conventional advertising in favor of lavishly expensive eye-catching shorts that give filmmakers carte blanche to do their thing as long as everybody wears the right clothes. Earlier examples include Prada’s own Wes Anderson film, Castello Cavalcanti, and David Lynch’s Inland Empire-esque Lady Blue Shanghai, starring Marion Cotillard, a superstar of this particular high-concept niche.

The dialogue-free Past Forward, which runs almost 13 minutes, gives Russell a chance to do what is his wont: swing the camera wildly, work ...

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- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

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Enter ‘Past Forward’ – A 13-Minute Decadent Dreamscape Collaboration Between Prada and David O. Russell

22 November 2016 5:03 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Past Forward” is an experimental short film collaboration between fashion designer Miuccia Prada and writer/director David O. Russell (“American Hustle,” “The Fighter,” “Silver Linings Playbook”). Describes as a “cinema poem,” the surreal, silent dreamscape features multiple actors replaying scenes in varying combinations, resulting… Continue Reading → »

- shadowandact

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‘The Comedian’ Trailer: Robert De Niro Charms Leslie Mann While Insulting Everybody Else

21 November 2016 12:16 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Can Robert De Niro pull off a stand-up comic? Academy Award-winning director Taylor Hackford (“Ray,” “An Officer and a Gentleman”) seems to think so. In his latest film, De Niro plays celebrity comic Jackie Burke, a hot-tempered stand-up who’s sentenced to 100 hours of community service after punching an audience member. There, he meets Harmony (Leslie Mann), an unlikely love interest and the daughter of one of his contemporaries, played by Harvey Keitel. The rest of the cast includes Danny DeVito, Cloris Leachman, Edie Falco and Charles Grodin.

Read More: ‘The Comedian’ Critical Roundup: Robert De Niro’s Latest Film About An Aging Insult Comic Garners Early Negative Reviews

“I saw the movie as a dark drama with some comedy,” Hackford told EW, “but then we tested it with an audience, and they really laughed hard. So better to call it a dark comedy with drama.”

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- Graham Winfrey

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Ruth Negga to Receive the Rising Star Award

21 November 2016 9:33 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The fantastic Ruth Negga from "Loving" is being honored (deservingly I might add), at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival! I sat down with the actress for "Loving," take a look at my interview:

And here's why you have to see "Loving":

Here's the full press release from the Palm Springs International Film Festival:

Palm Springs, CA (November 16, 2016) . The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Ruth Negga with the Rising Star Award at its annualRuth NeggaFilm Awards Gala for her performance in Loving. The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, will be held Monday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-16.

.Ruth Negga.s performance as Mildred Loving is one of the year.s most luminous and striking portrayals,. said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. .This timeless love story about an interracial couple reminds us of the unstoppable power »

- Manny

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Casey Affleck to Receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award

21 November 2016 9:03 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Casey Affleck is being honored at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival for his fantastic performance in Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea!" I sat down with Affleck and his co-star, Michelle Williams, for the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival. Take a look at my interview:

And here's the full press release from the Palm Springs International Film Festival:

Palm Springs, CA (November 11, 2016) . The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Casey Affleck with the Desert Palm Achievement Casey AffleckAward, Actor at its annual Film Awards Gala for his performance in Manchester By the Sea. Each year the festival selects an actor and actress to receive this award. The Film AwardsGala, hosted by Mary Hart, will be held Monday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-16.

.Casey Affleck delivers his finest performance in Manchester By the Sea, playing »

- Manny

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David O. Russell Goes Black & White With Prada Short ‘Past Forward’ With Allison Williams, John Krasinski, Sacha Baron Cohen & More

18 November 2016 9:50 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When you’re David O. Russell and you have the money of fashion powerhouse Prada behind you to make a short film for the brand, you can pretty much get whoever you want to come join in the fun. And that’s just what Russell did, working his phone and snagging Allison Williams, Freida Pinto, and Kuoth Wiel to lead “Past Forward,” with appearances by John Krasinski, Sinqua Walls, Sacha Baron Cohen, Connie Britton, Thomas Matthews, Miuccia Prada, Sarah Paulson, Zoey Deutch, Milla Jovovich, Logan Lerman, Zosia Mamet, Demi Moore, Mandy Moore, Olivia Munn, Fuschia Kate Sumner, Christoph Waltz, and Kate Mara.

Continue reading David O. Russell Goes Black & White With Prada Short ‘Past Forward’ With Allison Williams, John Krasinski, Sacha Baron Cohen & More at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Bleed for This' Review: Boxing Movie About Real-Life Champ Pulls Its Punches

18 November 2016 4:56 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Miles Teller proves himself a champ by going all 12 rounds as Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza, the Rhode Island boxer who competed in three different weight classes – only to face the fight of his life after breaking his neck in a car accident and being told to hang up the gloves. That hyperbolic plot summary suggests a minefield of Hollywood clichés, and to be sure, Bleed for This sometimes bleeds right into them. But writer-director Ben Younger (Boiler Room, Prime) has a way of punching his way out of tight corners. »

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Allison Williams Wears Prada To ‘Past Forward’ Presentation

17 November 2016 2:43 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Last night, Prada held a special event to showcase a film collaboration between Miuccia Prada and film director David O. Russell, which starred Allison Williams, Freida Pinto and Kuoth Wiel. Allison Williams Attends Prada Presents Event The work of art was a multi-platform short film collaboration called Past Forward. Each of the stars showed up appropriately […]

The post Allison Williams Wears Prada To ‘Past Forward’ Presentation appeared first on uInterview. »

- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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David O. Russell’s Prada Short Film ‘Past Forward’ Is a Surreal Dreamscape – Watch

17 November 2016 11:36 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The curtain has finally been lifted on David O. Russell and Prada’s short film “Past Forward.” The full 12-minute, black-and-white silent film was screened at a private event in Los Angeles this week and was released worldwide on Thursday morning.

Previously described as “a surreal dreamscape with an eclectic cast replaying scenes in shifting combinations,” the movie boasts an impressive ensemble including Allison Williams, Freida Pinto and Kuoth Wiel portraying the same role – a woman trapped in a suspenseful dream. John Krasinski, Connie Britton, Paula Patton, Sacha Baron Cohen, among others also co-star.

Read More: ‘Flirting with Disaster’ 20th Anniversary: David O. Russell and Lily Tomlin Reunite and Reminisce

For Russell, it was a very special opportunity to work with fashion designer Miuccia Prada. The “Joy” helmer told Vogue that the project was based on emotions, memories and movies that he remembered. When asked if he received any directive from Mrs. »

- Liz Calvario

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Warren Beatty Praises Wife Annette Bening at ‘20th Century Women’ AFI Premiere: ‘She’s the Best Actress I Know’

17 November 2016 9:23 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Six days after Warren Beatty’s “Rules Don’t Apply” opened the AFI Fest, Annette Bening‘s “20th Century Women” held its Los Angeles premiere at the Tcl Chinese along with a pre-screening career tribute.

Beatty was in a supporting role for his spouse on the red carpet, asserting, “She’s the best actress I know of.”

Bening portrays single mother Dorothea Fields, dealing with raising her 15-year-old son in 1979 in “20th Century” — and stressed that the festivities underlined the importance of family and friends.

“Having that focus on my family has been a way of staying sane because a moment like this is fleeting,” she noted. “I’m so honored that the AFI would ask me to do this.”

She also said that director Mike Mills‘ setting the story in his hometown of Santa Barbara was irresistible, since she had grown up in San Diego.

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- Dave McNary

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Robert De Niro's Making How Much?! TV Is Becoming an Atm for Top Talent

17 November 2016 6:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

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The so-called Golden Age of Television is living up to its name for many top talents.

With more than 50 outlets now producing scripted original programming (and competing for available stars and producers), the price tag for Hollywood's upper echelon has skyrocketed beyond what longtime TV insiders have ever seen. At the same time, fees are so high (and material so diverse and alluring) that the final holdouts among film actors are migrating to the small screen.

Robert De Niro is getting $750,000 for each of 20 episodes of an upcoming Amazon series produced by filmmaker David O. Russell. »

- Lesley Goldberg

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David O. Russell Gets Artsy With Prada for New Short

16 November 2016 11:38 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“I did it from feeling, I did it from instinct,” said director David O. Russell of his new film in collaboration with Prada titled “Past Forward.”

The silent short was previewed at a private downtown L.A. screening with many well-known actors in attendance.

Miuccia Prada provided creative feedback on the film and Russell described the fashion label leader as his “patron of the arts.”

“Past Forward” follows Allison Williams, Freida Pinto, and Kuoth Wiel — all playing the same role — who are trapped in a suspenseful dream. Surreal visual imagery and a dramatic score add to the drama.

On his diverse cast, Russell noted, “It was great for me to have three different actresses in one role and three different men in one role — especially in today’s society. Seeing three different cultures in one part, which is a classic kind of an iconic role like in a Hitchcock film, »

- Ericka Franklin

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Ezra Edelman May Orchestrate The Ballad Of Richard Jewell

15 November 2016 2:50 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ezra Edelman, director of hit documentary O.J.: Made in America, has entered talks to helm The Ballad of Richard Jewell for 20th Century Fox.

Deadline has the scoop, confirming that negotiations are ongoing between Edelman and the studio. Should the stars align, Fox’s Richard Jewell movie would herald Edelman’s feature film debut, one designed to tell the story behind the crestfallen security guard who went from hero to one of the most hated people in the entire country soon after the Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Demonized by much of the media, Jewell became the prime suspect during the FBI’s investigation of the incident, during which time he was unfairly labelled as a failed cop. Three months later, the FBI cleared Richard Jewell’s name but by that point, the damage was already done; struggling to cope with deteriorating health, Jewell died of a heart »

- Michael Briers

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