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Casting Net: Pedro Pascal in talks for Great Wall movie

14 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal is in talks for director Zhang Yimou's untitled Great Wall pic. The film, which marks Yimou's English-language debut, follows a group of people who fight to protect the iconic landmark. Matt Damon is also in talks for the film. Tony Gilroy wrote the most recent draft of the script. Production is scheduled to begin this Spring, with a U.S. release date set for Nov. 23, 2016. [The Wrap] • Michael Stuhlbarg has signed on for Universal's Steve Jobs movie. Danny Boyle is directing the film, which has Seth Rogen in the role of Steve Wozniak and Michael Fassbender »

- C. Molly Smith

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Kate Winslet Could Join Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs Biopic

17 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

And now, an update on the Aaron Sorkin/Danny Boyle Steve Jobs film that doesn’t come from a leaked e-mail. After Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman passed on a role, it seems Oscar winner Kate Winslet is the latest actress up for the female lead in the film. She’d star opposite Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth […]

The post Kate Winslet Could Join Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs Biopic appeared first on /Film. »

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Kate Winslet Ready For 'Jobs' Biopic, Plus First Look At 'The Dressmaker'

18 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It seems every piece of news touches upon Sony this week, and their former Steve Jobs biopic, now housed at Universal, continues to add to what is turning into a stellar cast for the Danny Boyle-directed, Aaron Sorkin-penned walk and talk, and talk and talk and talk. Variety reports that Kate Winslet is in negotiations to join Michael Fassbender (as Jobs) and Seth Rogen (as Steve Wozniak) in "Jobs." Other actors in play include Jeff Daniels circling the part of Apple president John Scully, with Michael Stuhlbarg signing up for the role of computer scientist Andy Hertzfeld, according to Deadline. As for Winslet? There's no word on what character she might play. Also on deck for the actress is the recently wrapped "The Dressmaker." Screen Daily has the first look (up top) at the comedy about "a glamorous woman with a penchant for haute couture who returns to »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Steve Jobs' Biopic Eyes Kate Winslet as the Female Lead

19 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two weeks after actress Natalie Portman passed on the female lead in Universal's Steve Jobs biopic, the studio is in talks with Kate Winslet for the role. If a deal is finalized, she will star alongside Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen, who are playing Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. We also reported earlier this month that Jeff Daniels is circling the role of Apple CEO John Sculley, although a formal offer isn't in place yet.

The plot is based on Walter Isaacson's memoir, which is adapted by Aaron Sorkin. The story will be set backstage at the launch of three major Apple products, the Mac computer, Apple Next and the original iPod. No details about the female lead have been revealed, but Aaron Sorkin said last month that Steve Jobs' daughter Lisa is the "heroine" of the movie, so it's possible that Kate Winslet may be playing her. »

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Kate Winslet Enters Early Talks For Female Lead In Steve Jobs Biopic

19 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As Sony’s strife with the cyber-hack continues, one of their projects recently that shuffled to another studio is charging forward. After the studio bailed on their Steve Jobs biopic, Universal swooped in to pick up the pieces. With a script from Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle in the director’s chair, it’s hard to believe this project ever had difficulty locking down its cast during its time with Sony… but Universal aren’t messing around. Per Variety, Oscar-winner Kate Winslet is now in the running for the female lead.

Recent talk had linked Natalie Portman to the role, but due to unknown circumstances, her deal never went through. Now that Winslet is in talks with the studio though, the idea of cameras rolling in the near future doesn’t seem impossible. Should she nail down a deal, the British actress will be starring alongside Michael Fassbender, who nabbed »

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Kate Winslet in Early Talks for Female Lead in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs Biopic

20 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While Sony Pictures is dealing with the fallout from the North Korean cyber-attack, a former Sony project is barreling forward.  Universal Pictures recently picked up the Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs biopic from Sony, and while the film had trouble firming up its cast, it appears that things are finally coming together.  Michael Fassbender is set to play the Apple innovator, Seth Rogen is onboard as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Danny Boyle is firmly in the director’s chair.  Now, after Natalie Portman previously flirted with the role, it appears that Kate Winslet is now in line to join the project as the female lead.  More after the jump. Per Variety, Kate Winslet is in early negotiations to play the female lead in Jobs.  Details regarding the role are unclear at this time, but the movie is structured like a play as it’s comprised of only three major »

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‘Jobs': Kate Winslet Eyed for Female Lead (Exclusive)

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kate Winslet is in negotiations for the female lead in Universal’s “Jobs,” the biopic of the late Steve Jobs.

Michael Fassbender is set to play Jobs, while Seth Rogen is on board to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Danny Boyle will direct.

Aaron Sorkin penned the script with Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady producing.

The pic is based on the Walter Isaacson biography and was originally set up at Sony before Universal picked it up out of turnaround when Sony let it go.

Jeff Daniels is also circling the role of former Apple president John Scully, though no offer is in place.

Given the pedigree of the pic, it’s no surprise Winslet was drawn to the role. She’s  already garnered six Oscar nominations and one win for best actress for her performance in “The Reader.”

She can be seen next reprising her role as Jeanine »

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Kate Winslet in talks for female lead in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic

22 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The upcoming Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic, a former Sony Pictures project, is moving right along at Universal Pictures as more casting talk is underway. At this point we know for sure (for now) that Michael Fassbender is set to play Jobs and Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak. We recently heard that the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film was looking at Jeff Daniels to play former Apple CEO John Sculley and that Natalie Portman was being eyed for a role. It seems like Portman may have passed »

- Graham McMorrow

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International Star You Should Know: Emmett Scanlan

23 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Irish thesp Emmett Scanlan, 35, is best known for playing bad-boy Brendan Brady in Brit soap “Hollyoaks.” He co-stars in the BBC series “The Fall” with Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, and played the head riot guard in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

‘Rocky’ Start

Growing up in Dublin, he caught the acting bug when he saw “Rocky” on TV. “I remember being a kid watching the movie by myself in the living room,” he says. “Right then, I knew I wanted to do what Stallone did. I wanted to act.”

Flying Fists

Scanlan got to use some of Rocky’s moves in 2009 Irish drama “Once Upon a Time in Dublin,” where he plays a bare-knuckle fighter who has to come to terms with the murder of his younger brother, and leaves a bloody trail behind him. For a kid who wanted to be the hero, he notes he’s often been cast as the villain. »

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International Star You Should Know: Emmett Scanlan

23 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Irish thesp Emmett Scanlan, 35, is best known for playing bad-boy Brendan Brady in Brit soap “Hollyoaks.” He co-stars in the BBC series “The Fall” with Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, and played the head riot guard in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

‘Rocky’ Start

Growing up in Dublin, he caught the acting bug when he saw “Rocky” on TV. “I remember being a kid watching the movie by myself in the living room,” he says. “Right then, I knew I wanted to do what Stallone did. I wanted to act.”

Flying Fists

Scanlan got to use some of Rocky’s moves in 2009 Irish drama “Once Upon a Time in Dublin,” where he plays a bare-knuckle fighter who has to come to terms with the murder of his younger brother, and leaves a bloody trail behind him. For a kid who wanted to be the hero, he notes he’s often been cast as the villain. »

- Andrea Seikaly

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Casting: Mackie, Thompson, Stuhlbarg, Sinclair

19 December 2014 8:16 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Make a Wish

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" star Anthony Mackie and "Dear White People" director Justin Simien are attached to direct "Make A Wish," a comedy based on the Black List script by Zach Frenkel.

Mackie will play Butchie Jones, a football star who wants to grant the final wish of a dying fourteen-year-old who adores the gridironer. It’s not an easy wish, though; the kid wants the football star to help him score with a girl before he dies. [Source: Deadline]

Creed

Tessa Thompson ("Dear White People," "Selma") has scored the female lead role in MGM's "Rocky" spinoff "Creed". Details of her role in the Ryan Coogler-directed project are unknown.

Thompson will star alongside Michael B. Jordan as the grandson of Apollo Creed, a kid raised in the lap of luxury, who has a natural instinct for boxing and pursues a career in the sweet science, against his family's wishes. »

- Garth Franklin

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10 Greatest TV Shows Of 2014

19 December 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

HBO

2014 saw the current ‘Golden Age Of Television’ continue unabated, with a number of truly wonderful new shows making their bows throughout the year. Television is now the premier medium for gifted writers to tell long-form stories and this year saw the beginnings of quite a few that will be around for many years to come, if there’s any justice at least.

As well as these quality newcomers, audiences were also treated to brilliant seasons of returning favourites, and the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video continued to cement their reputations as destinations for many viewers to binge watch entire seasons of the best shows, as well as putting out their own incredibly popular shows.

In 2014, the distinction between movie talent and TV talent continued to disappear, with many established film stars taking on their own shows, spurred on by the benefits of shorter seasons on cable »

- Michael Gordon

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Aaron Sorkin Still In Bed With John Edwards Exposé ‘The Politician’

18 December 2014 3:11 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Aaron Sorkin is reconfirming his dedication to chronicling the rise and scandalous fall of a presidential candidate. The Newsroom and West Wing creator, one of Hollywood’s most outspoken voices in the recent Sony hacking attack, has extended his option on Nyt bestseller The Politician, Andrew Young’s explosive 2010 tell-all about the adultery scandal that ended former North Carolina Senator John Edwards’ 2008 Democratic Presidential campaign.

Young exposed shocking details of the married Edwards’ secret affair with campaign staffer Rielle Hunter that yielded an illegitimate child. The Politician revealed how Young, a volunteer in Edwards’ 1998 Senate run who became his trusted right hand man, was asked to help cover up Edwards’ adultery, fake paternity test results, and claim the child as his own for the Presidential hopeful.

The lid was blown when a tabloid newspaper uncovered the affair, which blindsided Edwards’ cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth and led to the implosion of Edwards’ presidential run. »

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Team America 'pulled from Us cinemas by Paramount Pictures'

18 December 2014 12:39 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paramount Pictures has reportedly informed Us cinemas that they cannot screen Team America: World Police.

Various venues had announced showings of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's satirical movie in response to the cancellation of Seth Rogen comedy The Interview.

Sony hack: A full timeline of events leading up to The Interview axe

Sony's decision to pull The Interview came in the wake of a terror threat from a group known as 'Guardians of Peace', who have condemned the film's comedic plot about the attempted assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Team America - which follows an American paramilitary force thwarting a plan for world domination by North Korea's then-leader Kim Jong-il - was selected as an apt replacement by a number of Us cinemas.

The Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the theatres that has had to backtrack on its decision to show the marionette-led comedy. »

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Why The Interview's withdrawal sets a worrying precedent

18 December 2014 11:47 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Sony announcing that it has "no plans" to release The Interview, we look at what it might mean for the future of filmmaking...

A few months ago, the unfolding furore surrounding Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's comedy The Interview probably seemed quite funny.

The film, about a TV host (played by James Franco) and his producer (Rogen) who are instructed by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, enraged the country's government. It was, North Korea's foreign ministry spokesman said, "an act of war."

"Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated," read a statement from a North Korean news agency. "If the Us administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken."

When the story emerged in June, Seth Rogen didn't seem particularly worried. »

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Team America replacing The Interview at cinema in Dallas

18 December 2014 10:54 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

With Sony Pictures' The Interview having been pulled from release, one Dallas cinema has already planned an apt replacement.

The Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas–Fort Worth has announced that Team America: World Police will be screened from December 27 instead.

For The Record: We were still going to show #TheInterviewMovie…

— Alamo Drafthouse Dfw (@AlamoDFW) December 17, 2014

…but now we'll be showing Team America in it's place…for Free(Dom). Because America, F Yeah. http://t.co/7A7p6ApIIE pic.twitter.com/U3EEqQU1Px

— Alamo Drafthouse Dfw (@AlamoDFW) December 17, 2014 Sony hack: A full timeline of events leading up to The Interview axe

Sony's decision to pull The Interview came in the wake of a terror threat from a group known as 'Guardians of Peace', who are opposed to the comedy's plot about the attempted assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Team America was written by South Park's Trey Parker »

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Sony hack: A full timeline of events leading up to The Interview axe

18 December 2014 9:27 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Seth Rogen and James Franco's The Interview is now much more than just a movie.

The comedy, about an assassination attempt on North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, has been pulled from release after hackers issued a terror threat against cinemas planning to show the film.

The massive security breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment (The Interview's backers) has seen personal emails and data combed over and made public, ripping back the curtain on one of Hollywood's biggest studios and exposing the inner workings of a multinational corporation.

Digital Spy presents a timeline of events below...

June 20: North Korea criticises Sony Pictures over their forthcoming film The Interview. The Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy centres on a TV host and his producer as they head to North Korea on a stealth mission to assassinate leader Kim Jong-un.

In a letter to the Un, the country describes it as "undisguised sponsoring of terrorism, »

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Sony hack: Aaron Sorkin blames "easily distracted" media for Interview axe

18 December 2014 9:10 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Aaron Sorkin has hit out at Sony Pictures' decision to axe The Interview, following terror threats relating to its release in the Us.

Some movie chains in the Us yesterday (December 17) decided to drop the controversial comedy in response to threats from a group known as 'Guardians of Peace', which previously claimed responsibility for the cyber attacks on Sony Pictures.

Sony subsequently cancelled the movie's theatrical release, as well as releases on VOD, DVD or any other home entertainment platform.

Filmmaker Sorkin - who has been one of the most vocal people in the Sony hack row - attacked the decision to axe the film, saying that it was against everything that America stood for.

"Today the Us succumbed to an unprecedented attack on our most cherished, bedrock principle of free speech by a group of North Korean terrorists who threatened to kill moviegoers in order to stop the release of a movie, »

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The Sony hacking crisis: timeline

18 December 2014 4:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Updated: On the day Sony cancels the release of The Interview, Screen charts the timeline of events in the hacking crisis.

Monday, 24 November

It is revealed that Sony Pictures Entertainment (Spe) has been subject to hacking. The studio temporarily bans some staff from using their computers.

A group calling itself #Gop - Guardians of Peace - claims responsibility for the attack. The group claims: “We’ve obtained all your internal data including your secrets”, and threatens to release the data if the company fails to comply with its terms.

Tuesday, 25 November

A spokesperson for Spe, Jean Guerin, comments: “Sony Pictures Entertainment experienced a system disruption, which we are working diligently to resolve.”

Thursday, 27 November

Some of Sony’s new and upcoming films, which have been acquired by hackers, begin appearing on peer-to-peer sharing websites.

Saturday, 29 November

It is reported that Sony is investigating a link between the hackers and North Korea.

Links are drawn »

- Laurence.Bartleet@city.ac.uk (Larry Bartleet)

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Celebrities React to The Interview Cancellation

17 December 2014 10:17 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

News that Sony was canceling The Interview's Stateside release brought out heartfelt reactions Wednesday from Hollywood's finest. Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Carell, and Aaron Sorkin led a concerned pack of celebrities venting on social media about free speech and the studio's cautious response to terror threats, which referenced 9/11. Sony's unprecedented decision came Wednesday afternoon, after five of the nation's biggest theater chains said they would pull Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's dark comedy from screens because of safety concerns. Here are some of today's reactions:Aaron Sorkin: Today the U.S. succumbed to an unprecedented attack on our most cherished, bedrock principle of free speech by a group of North Korean terrorists who threatened to kill moviegoers in order to stop the release of a movie. ... The wishes of the terrorists were fulfilled in part by easily distracted members of the American press who chose gossip and schadenfreude-fueled »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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