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'The Big Short' Co-Writer Thinks Casting Of Michael Fassbender In 'Steve Jobs' Was "Problematic"

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

In a few weeks, the awards season will be wrapped up, and time will start being the judge of those of won, the pictures that didn't make the grade, and those that perhaps should have. For me, I think "Steve Jobs" deserved a bit more love beyond the acting nods for Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet (Daniel Pemberton's score, for example, is pretty underrated, one of the better ones of the year). But there were many who had issues with Danny Boyle's movie, including those who wound up with Oscar nominations. Read More: The 20 Best Movies Of 2015 All the Best Screenplay nominees gathered together for a panel talk this week, and when asked what changes they would make the other Oscar nominated films by moderator Jeff Goldsmith, "The Big Short" co-writer, Charles Randolph, took a little jab at "Steve Jobs," which, notably, also missed a screenplay nod for Aaron Sorkin. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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What ‘Compton,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Carol’s’ Oscar-Nominated Screenwriters Would Change About Their Films

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

If this year’s Oscar-nominated screenwriters had a do-over, or some extra time in the editing bay, a few things would have been different in some of the top films of 2015, the scribes told a Hollywood audience this week.

Straight Outta Compton” could have gone to a “darker and grittier and a little more honest” place regarding the past of some of its lead characters, suggested co-writer Jonathan Herman. Animated Pixar blockbuster “Inside Out” might have preserved a character from early story talks: lederhosen-wearing, irony-spewing Schadenfreude, said Josh Cooley, co-writer of the animated hit. Other panelists suggested characters who deserved more screen time — Amy Ryan and Sarah Paulson, for example, in their supporting turns in “Bridge of Spies” and “Carol,” respectively.

The spate of remake suggestions were a telling part of the discussion, as 10 of the men and women nominated for the Academy Award for best screenwriting (both originals and »

- James Rainey

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Updated Oscar Predictions as BAFTA and the Writers Guild Awards near

15 hours ago | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

If it’s Friday, it must be time for some new predictions. Yes, we’re nearing the finish line for the Academy Awards, with the ceremony only a few short weeks away. This is a pretty huge precursor weekend though, with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (or BAFTA) handing out their awards, along with the American Society of Cinematographers (or Asc), and the Writers Guild of America (or WGA). We can look to BAFTA for help in figuring out if The Revenant is going to more or less sweep the Oscars, while Asc will likely confirm the Best Cinematography category to be in its favor. As for the WGA, it’s probably going to be split between The Big Short and Spotlight. We could finally get some answers in the next few days, but we also might just wind up with more questions… First up, take a »

- Joey Magidson

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Catching Up: Depp's Trump, Ladd's Gripe, Amy's Drama

11 February 2016 5:30 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We've been busy busy with interviews, awards pieces, Silence of the Lambs anniversary, and more so we're way behind on film news. So let's get caught up with news, awardage, and random recommended links...

Randomness

• Pajiba Meryl Streep getting herself into trouble with an African comment when asked about diversity

• LongReads Pregnancy in movies with Mad Max Fury Road as starting point

• Inverse The Rock gleefully warning fans he'll get naked on HBO's Ballers

• Funny or Die! Johnny Depp as Donald Trump. Didn't know they did 50 minute skits!

• Cinematic Corner we need to talk about Harrison Ford in Witness

• Library of America Carrie Rickey on The Age of Innocence

• Unseen Films would like you to consider Toni Collette in Glassland 

• Coming Soon Gal Gadot's career before Wonder Woman

• Regal Cinemas cute teaser poster for Finding Dory

Casting & Production

• Variety Amy Schumer trying her hand at drama. She's joined the »

- NATHANIEL R

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Who’s expected at the Ee British Academy Film Awards 2016? Full list here!

11 February 2016 1:13 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We definitely hit the movie awards season deep in the heart this weekend because the Ee British Academy Film Awards 2016 are here and it really shows us that, in London, we put on a classy show at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. In the past few years the respect for the BAFTAs has continued to grow and grow across the world because, frankly, we seem to pick the right winners. Is that Oscar fighting talk? I think so.

Once again hosted by the multi-rambling and intelligently talented Stephen Fry, the ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD at 21.00 this Sunday 14 February. The Hollywood News, or call us Thn if you fancy it, will be there bringing you as much as we viably can so keep track over on our dedicated Twitter feed.

But I think you’re here for this attendees? So… Nominees confirmed »

- Dan Bullock

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Michael Fassbender on Finding the Essence of ‘Steve Jobs’

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

Michael Fassbender has made a career out of portraying real-life characters, from his breakthrough role as Bobby Sands in Steve McQueen’s “Hunger” to Carl Jung in David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method.” His mesmerizing turn in the title role of Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs” has earned him not only raves but his second Oscar nomination. The busy actor called from the Oslo set of “The Snowman,” just days after wrapping production on “Assassin’s Creed.”

What did you know about Steve Jobs before you took the role?

Pretty much zero, to be honest. Obviously, I knew of the man and his connection to Apple, but not much more than that. Also, I’m sort of crap when it comes to technology and gadgets, so I was pretty green.

Did you learn much from meeting the people who knew Steve?

We were all lucky to meet people like Joanna Hoffman, »

- Jenelle Riley

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Aaron Sorkin to Adapt ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ for B’way

10 February 2016 12:00 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Aaron Sorkin is bringing Scout Finch to the spotlight. The Academy Award–winning screenwriter behind “The Social Network” and “Steve Jobs” is reteaming with producer Scott Rudin with a stage adaptation of “To Kill A Mockingbird” for the 2017–18 Broadway season. Taking a break from musical theater, Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher (“The King and I,” “Fiddler on the Roof”) is also attached for the adaptation of Harper Lee’s 1960 American classic. Both Sorkin and Rudin have a history in the theater; Rudin is particularly seasoned with hits like “A Raisin in the Sun” and “The Book of Mormon,” while Sorkin is best known in theater circles for “A Few Good Men,” for which he also wrote the screenplay. With such heavy-hitters already attached, we can’t wait to see how casting shakes up! Is it too early to tap “Room” star Jacob Tremblay as Scout’s 10-year-old brother, Jem Finch? And »

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Aaron Sorkin is Bringing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to Broadway

10 February 2016 11:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Aaron Sorkin‘s tremendous screenplay for Steve Jobs may have been snubbed at the 2016 Academy Awards, but the acclaimed screenwriter and playwright isn’t taking any time to lick his wounds. While Sorkin will not visit the Oscar stage this year, he will be returning to Broadway for a new stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s iconic novel […]

The post Aaron Sorkin is Bringing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to Broadway appeared first on /Film. »

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To Kill a Mockingbird Is Coming to Broadway - and People Have Feelings

10 February 2016 9:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

One of the most iconic Great American Novels is finally coming to the stage. Producer Scott Rudin acquired the rights to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and hired Aaron Sorkin to adapt the novel and write the script (the two have previously collaborated on Moneyball, Steve Jobs and The Social Network.) "To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most revered pieces of 20th century American literature," Sorkin told the New York Times. "It lives a little bit differently in everybody's imagination in the way a great novel ought to, and then along I come. I'm not the equal of Harper Lee. »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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To Kill a Mockingbird Is Coming to Broadway - and People Have Feelings

10 February 2016 9:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

One of the most iconic Great American Novels is finally coming to the stage. Producer Scott Rudin acquired the rights to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and hired Aaron Sorkin to adapt the novel and write the script (the two have previously collaborated on Moneyball, Steve Jobs and The Social Network.) "To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most revered pieces of 20th century American literature," Sorkin told the New York Times. "It lives a little bit differently in everybody's imagination in the way a great novel ought to, and then along I come. I'm not the equal of Harper Lee. »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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Sorkin, Rudin Team For "Mockingbird" Play

10 February 2016 7:49 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will re-team with his "The Social Network" and "Steve Jobs" producer Scott Rudin for a new stage play production of Harper Lee's iconic 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird".

This new version, penned by Sorkin and produced by Rudin, plans to launch during the 2017-18 Broadway season with Tony winner Bartlett Sher set to direct.

Rudin has been a longtime theater producer and is behind productions of recent years such as "A Raisin in the Sun," "The Book of Mormon" and "This Is Our Youth". Sorkin's early career was as a playwright with one of his earliest works, "A Few Good Men," turned into the Oscar-winning film of the same name.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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Scott Rudin & Aaron Sorkin Will Bring ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ To Broadway

10 February 2016 6:51 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Producer Scott Rudin this morning announced plans to bring Harper Lee's 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird to Broadway during the 2017-2018 season. Aaron Sorkin, who scripted Rudin’s The Social Network and Steve Jobs films, is adapting the novel. The play will be staged by Bartlett Sher, director of this season’s acclaimed revival of Fiddler On The Roof. No other details were announced. Mockingbird has had previous stage incarnations, though none at… »

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Aaron Sorkin Adapting To Kill a Mockingbird for Broadway, Which Is Really Quite Something

10 February 2016 6:34 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Aaron Sorkin is returning to Broadway with a stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, producer Scott Rudin announced on Wednesday. The production will be directed by The King and I's Bartlett Sher, with no word on a premiere date or location. Harper Lee's novel was previously adapted for the stage by Christopher Segel, in productions in New Jersey and London, but the West Wing creator's version will be Mockingbird's Broadway debut. Sorkin is a perfect match for the iconic novel, which is, of course, the story of an older man explaining liberal values to a young woman. »

- Nate Jones

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Aaron Sorkin to Adapt Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ for Broadway

10 February 2016 6:14 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Aaron Sorkin is set to adapt Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” for Broadway — the first time the beloved story has made its way to the biggest stage. Scott Rudin, who acquired the rights to Lee’s novel, will produce the New York City show. Barlett Sher, who won a Tony Award for his revival of the musical “South Pacific,” is set to direct the production. “Mockingbird’s” Broadway debut is expected to come in time for the 2017-2018 season. Also Read: Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' Sells 1.1 Million Copies in First Week “To Kill a Mockingbird »

- Tony Maglio

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Aaron Sorkin to Bring 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to the Stage (Exclusive)

10 February 2016 3:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the Feb. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Aaron Sorkin and Scott Rudin are teaming up to bring Harper Lee's iconic novel To Kill a Mockingbird to the stage. The new theatrical production written by Sorkin and produced by Rudin is being prepped for the 2017-18 Broadway season, with Tony winner Bartlett Sher set to direct. This is not the first collaboration between the Oscar-winning screenwriter and the megaproducer. Sorkin and Rudin previously collaborated on 2010's The Social Network and last

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- Mia Galuppo

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Oscar Favorites Elbowed Aside for Rookie Writers in 2016 Race

9 February 2016 4:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Oscars’ current problems are a lot like baseball’s, back in the day. The game is too white, too macho and a little too overloaded with grizzled veterans for many fans’ comfort.

But encouraging signs can be spotted over in the writers’ division, where nine of this year’s 10 screenplay contenders were penned, in whole or in part, by first-time nominees.

Only Nick Hornby of “Brooklyn”; Ethan and Joel Coen of “Bridge of Spies”; Tom McCarthy of “Spotlight”; and Pete Docter of “Inside Out” have previously been named Oscar all-stars. Their writing partners and others, a remarkable 15 in all, are being called up to the Big Show for the first time. And that includes four women, the largest such number since 2007.

Maybe no one broke the color bar this year, but when it comes to new voices being heard, it’s truly the Year of the Rookie.

The rookies »

- Bob Verini

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14 (Fictional) Film and TV Presidents

9 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The 2016 presidential race may have some real-life characters of its own, but some of our favorite politicians have been created by actors. Before you gear up to elect the 45th president of the United States (and celebrate Presidents Day on Feb. 15), remember these 14 great— and not-so-great—film and TV presidents. President Josiah Edward Bartlet (Martin Sheen, “The West Wing”)Leave it to Aaron Sorkin to create one of television’s greatest presidents. A main focus of long-running series “The West Wing,” Josiah “Jed” Bartlet was portrayed by Sheen with a stately blend of honesty, humor, intelligence, and strength. This Democratic president served two terms (with a brief break due to the kidnapping of a relative), and faced many political, personal, and physical battles with the help of his staff. President James Marshall (Harrison Ford, “Air Force One”)Shortly after working with Russian Special Forces to capture and detain a high-powered terrorist, »

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The X-Files S10 E01: My Struggle Review

8 February 2016 1:55 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Review of The X-Files S10, E1 by Dan Bullock.

To say it has been a while since we last saw Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) is an underestimation and while other parts of the world have already begun the 6-part series, tonight saw Channel 5 take up the cult classic pair and aired it to the UK for the first time. The X-Files team have decided to kick off this new season as a stand-alone, if the opening introduction montage is anything to go by, and this first episode is somewhat a mixed bag with its objectives but the end result is a lot of love entwined with a whole new story and refreshed plans for the narrative we’re going to see.

Creator and showrunner Chris Carter writes/directs our return to the conspiracy-detective-basement world and although it occasionally feels like they want everything into this opener, he »

- Dan Bullock

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay

5 February 2016 6:18 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Indiewire Awards Season Spotlight  Much more competitive than the original screenplay category, the adapted race increasingly seems to be up in the air now. Aaron Sorkin won the Golden Globe, but he's not even nominated, which makes the race even more exciting. For now, this seems like close race between "The Big Short" and "The Martian," both of which have earned vast acclaim for their scripts. Below is Anne Thompson's take on how things might shake down in the race for best adapted screenplay. Check out Thompson on Hollywood's Oscar predictions page for more awards season analysis. Click here for more category breakdowns on Indiewire. Nominees:Emma Donoghue ("Room")Drew Goddard ("The Martian")Nick Hornby ("Brooklyn")Adam McKay and Charles Randolph ("The Big Short") Phyllis Nagy ("Carol") Predicted Winner: "The Big Short" Potential Spoiler: "The »

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Watch: Here's Martin Scorsese's Best Robert De Niro Impersonation (Sort Of)

4 February 2016 10:41 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Martin Scorsese and Aaron Sorkin Both Moving Forward With New Projects While out to promote the upcoming HBO drama "Vinyl," Martin Scorsese stopped by "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" to discuss his two favorite things in the world: movies and Robert De Niro. Scorsese and De Niro are one of the most famous actor/director collaborations of all time, and while the two haven't worked together since 1995's "Casino," that doesn't mean that Scorsese has forgotten any of the actor's famous tics and mannerisms. Watch him try them out for Fallon in the clip above, then, below, see Scorsese's lifetime of film knowledge put to the ultimate test with a round of "Five Second Summaries." Read More: 9 Iconic Martin Scorsese Characters »

- Mike Lown

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