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The Lion King: Disney confirms a live action movie is coming

28 September 2016 6:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Brendon Connelly Sep 28, 2016

Updated: Now we've got the official Disney announcement that Jon Favreau is making a live action The Lion King movie...

Update:

And just like that, as quickly as Favreau's original tweet appeared, disappeared and re-appeared again, Disney have published an official press release.

The Lion King, they say, is on the fast track to production. Favreau is also working with the studio on a sequel to The Jungle Book. There 's no release date for either, and no mention of Julie Taymor's show anywhere at all in the press release. Instead, Disney say that Favreau's film will include songs from the original animated film. Hmmm. Do we take it to mean that the songs from the stage show won't get a look-in, then? 

Here's the official announcement...

We can officially confirm that The Walt Disney Studios and director Jon Favreau are putting a new reimagining of »

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Finding the Fab Four by Anne-Katrin Titze

17 September 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Paul Shaffer in the spotlight on the Beatles: "I was so enthralled with Jackie Wilson already and The Four Seasons that this was a new sound, brand new." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

I must confess, before I go on with this feature, that when I was 12, my girlfriends were obsessed with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison, so much so that when they played Beatles, I was Yoko Ono.

Paul Shaffer and the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation founder and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band member, Steven Van Zandt, hosted the rock 'n' roll New York premiere of Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, written by Mark Monroe. Whoopi Goldberg, Julie Taymor, Paul Rudd, Bobby Cannavale, Bob Gruen, Vincent Pastore, Max Weinberg, Tony Sirico, Maureen Van Zandt, and many other guests attended.

Favorite Beatle for Alessandro Nivola: "My »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Beatlemania by Anne-Katrin Titze

17 September 2016 5:46 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Rock and Roll Forever Foundation founder Steven Van Zandt recalls his first Beatles song: "Yeah, it was I Want to Hold Your Hand." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Steven Van Zandt and Paul Shaffer hosted the Imagine, Apple Corps and White Horse Films New York première of Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years at Village East Cinema last night. Elvis Costello, Sigourney Weaver, Larry Kane, Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Izzard, Howard Goodall, and The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night and Help director Richard Lester share their memories in Howard's loving Beatles tribute, written by Mark Monroe.

Julie Taymor, Paul Rudd and Bobby Cannavale at The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years reception Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind director's latest film erupts like a sudden familiar, yet fresh, scent that engulfs you and carries you back to a place half-imagined, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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MoMA Slates Fall Bardfest With 21 Shakespeare-Related Films

29 August 2016 10:43 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

New York’s Museum of Modern Art will screen an eclectic assortment of films based on or inspired by William Shakespeare next month in “Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film, October 12–24 at the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. The series features work from directors Kenneth Branagh, Laurence Olivier, Baz Luhrmann, Roman Polanski, Julie Taymor, and Franco Zeffirelli; performances from actors Olivier, Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Ethan Hawke, Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Anthony… »

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Winston Baker, Los Cabos unveil inaugural investor summit

29 August 2016 5:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Winston Baker and the Los Cabos International Film Festival have announced the first Los Cabos Film Investor Summit, to take place in Mexico from November 10-11.

“Beyond the heavy hitters from the dealmaking side, we have also confirmed prolific producers such as Juan de Dios Larraín, Luis and Nicolás Puenzo, Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego, and Cristian Conti,” said festival director Alonso Aguilar Castillo.

“Our goal is to make this Summit a staple event hosted annually in Los Cabos to foster an on-going conversation between Latin American filmmakers and film finance experts from around the world,” said Amy Baker, co-founder and managing partner of Winston Baker.

“It will be an exclusive invitation-only platform for producers and investors to collaborate in an intimate and high-level setting.”

Julie Taymor will give the keynote address and the roster of participants include Alex Walton of Bloom Media, Helen Lee Kim of Good Universe, Wild Bunch’s Vincent Maraval, Phil Hunt of [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Links: Marnie, Pokemon, The Tempest, Emmys, and Squad Goals

18 August 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

MTV test your knowledge - is this person Miles Teller or Ansel Elgort

Forbes very positive piece on Suicide Squad's success. But what about the fact that it's a terrible movie and terrible movies aren't good for movie culture or franchise futures?

Mnpp Gratuitous Robert Redford for his 80th birthday 

EW Catherine Zeta Jones joining the Feud miniseries. She'll play Olivia de Havilland

Comics Alliance Well we should have known this was coming. There's going to be a live-action Pokemon movie. Nicole Perlman, the Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriter is co-penning

Variety oops. a poster for Denis Villeneuve's Arrival has accidentally stirred up political trouble in Hong Kong 

Mnpp's favorite movies of 1984

We Got This Covered Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will reteam after Big Little Lies for a movie called Truly Madly Guilty, based on another best-selling love by Liane Moriarty -- I guess they all really liked each other! »

- NATHANIEL R

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‘Bad Moms’ Producer Suzanne Todd: Why the Veteran Producer Likes Staying Outside the Box

2 August 2016 6:38 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Many in Hollywood pair Suzanne Todd with her younger sister and producing partner Jennifer, long known as Team Todd. They produced a raft of movies together, many at freewheeling New Line Cinema, including teen coming-of-age classic “Now and Then” and Mike Meyers’ Austin Powers franchise. They also put on the map Christopher Nolan (“Memento”) and Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”). And while they both produced Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” with Joe Roth at Disney, for its sequel “Through the Looking Glass,” Jennifer was busy running Pearl Street Films, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s production company, while Suzanne carried on with the “Alice” sequel. And so she went solo on “Bad Moms,” which Stx opened well this weekend.

Read More: ‘Bad Moms’ Review: Come For The Raunchy Jokes, Stay For Kathryn Hahn’s Comedic Breakout

Todd has often scored by zigging when others zag. “I have an eclectic list of movies I’ve made, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Bad Moms’ Producer Suzanne Todd: Why the Veteran Producer Likes Staying Outside the Box

2 August 2016 6:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Many in Hollywood pair Suzanne Todd with her younger sister and producing partner Jennifer, long known as Team Todd. They produced a raft of movies together, many at freewheeling New Line Cinema, including teen coming-of-age classic “Now and Then” and Mike Meyers’ Austin Powers franchise. They also put on the map Christopher Nolan (“Memento”) and Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”). And while they both produced Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” with Joe Roth at Disney, for its sequel “Through the Looking Glass,” Jennifer was busy running Pearl Street Films, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s production company, while Suzanne carried on with the “Alice” sequel. And so she went solo on “Bad Moms,” which Stx opened well this weekend.

Read More: ‘Bad Moms’ Review: Come For The Raunchy Jokes, Stay For Kathryn Hahn’s Comedic Breakout

Todd has often scored by zigging when others zag. “I have an eclectic list of movies I’ve made, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Bad Moms’ Producer Suzanne Todd: Why the Hollywood Veteran Likes Staying Outside the Box

1 August 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Many in Hollywood pair Suzanne Todd with her younger sister and producing partner Jennifer, long known as Team Todd. They produced a raft of movies together, many at freewheeling New Line Cinema, including teen coming-of-age classic “Now and Then” and Mike Meyers’ Austin Powers franchise. They also put on the map Christopher Nolan (“Memento”) and Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”). And while they both produced Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” with Joe Roth at Disney, for its sequel “Through the Looking Glass,” Jennifer was busy running Pearl Street Films, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s production company, while Suzanne carried on with the “Alice” sequel. And so she went solo on “Bad Moms,” which Stx opened well this weekend.

Todd has often scored by zigging when others zag. “I have an eclectic list of movies I’ve made,” Todd told me in a recent conversation over ice tea. “I didn »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Bad Moms’ Producer Suzanne Todd: Why the Hollywood Veteran Likes Staying Outside the Box

1 August 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Many in Hollywood pair Suzanne Todd with her younger sister and producing partner Jennifer, long known as Team Todd. They produced a raft of movies together, many at freewheeling New Line Cinema, including teen coming-of-age classic “Now and Then” and Mike Meyers’ Austin Powers franchise. They also put on the map Christopher Nolan (“Memento”) and Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”). And while they both produced Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” with Joe Roth at Disney, for its sequel “Through the Looking Glass,” Jennifer was busy running Pearl Street Films, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s production company, while Suzanne carried on with the “Alice” sequel. And so she went solo on “Bad Moms,” which Stx opened well this weekend.

Todd has often scored by zigging when others zag. “I have an eclectic list of movies I’ve made,” Todd told me in a recent conversation over ice tea. “I didn »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Swiss Army Man’ Directors on How Their Film is the Opposite of ‘The Revenant’

1 July 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It would not be unfair to call Swiss Army Man “the movie about the farting corpse with the boner,” because that is the perfect description of Manny (Daniel Radcliffe), one of its two lead characters (the other is love-torn Hank played by Paul Dano). What would be unfair is to only call it that, because it’s actually one of the most unexpectedly sensitive films of 2016.

As directed by the Daniels (Kwan and Scheinert) the film combines the best of buddy films, mumblecore aesthetics and unexpected romance to become something that defies genre and what’s politically correct on film. Needless to say so, it’s a delightful surprise and perfect counter-programming for a season so marked by how alike everything looks. Whether you like the film or not, the true thing is that you won’t be able to get it out of your mind for quite some time. »

- Jose Solís

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Q&A: Reeve Carney Reflects on Playing Dorian Gray in Penny Dreadful

24 June 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the heartbreaking conclusion of Penny Dreadful, fans of the Showtime series are still reflecting on, celebrating, and in some cases, mourning the show’s incredible cast of characters. Recently Reeve Carney, who plays Dorian Gray, discussed his thoughts on Season 3 and the series as a whole during an episode screening and Q&A event for Penny Dreadful at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, NY. We have highlights from the Q&A, including how Carney got into the immortal mindset of Dorian, his audition process for the role, and much more.

Reeve on his filming schedule for Penny Dreadful:

Reeve Carney: I’m there anywhere between five and seven months. I recently was involved in The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, which was a blast. In that, in a lot of the scenes I’m kind of in the background, but I’m in every scene, and »

- Stephanie Felicita

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Interview: Harry Lennix Directs the New Play ‘A Small Oak Tree Runs Red’

10 June 2016 10:12 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Mention the name Harry Lennix, and images of his many character roles are bound to emerge – Harold Cooper in the TV series “The Blacklist,” General Swanwick from “Batman v Superman” and Commissioner Blades from Spike Lee’s recent “Chi-Raq.” The deeply knowledgeable Lennix brings his years of dramatic expertise, as he directs the Congo Square Theatre Company’s world premiere stage play “A Small Oak Tree Runs Red.’

The play is an allegory set in purgatory, the weigh station between heaven and hell. Three African-America characters – two men, and a woman – are in this space, trying to remember what brought them there. They all three have nooses around the necks, the victims of the 1918 Georgia Lynch Riots. With ramifications all the way to the present day, “A Small Oak Tree Runs Red” is a stark reminder of the hatred that has burned in the soul of America since its inception. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Anne Hathaway to star in drone thriller Grounded

6 May 2016 9:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight RisesThe Intern) is set to star in an adaptation of the acclaimed stage play Grounded.

Grounded “tells the story of a conflicted American Air Force pilot tasked with operating an unmanned drone.” Hathaway will star in and produce the film after appearing in a New York production of the play in 2015, which was directed by Julie Taymor (Across the Universe). Whilst she was performing in the play, Hathaway snapped up the film rights for the project.

Hathaway returns to the big screen later this month as she reprises her role as the White Queen in Disney sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Anne Hathaway vs. Drones In "Grounded"

6 May 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Anne Hathaway is set to star in and produce a film version of George Brant's celebrated play "Grounded" at Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

Last year Hathaway appeared in a New York production of the single-actor drama which was directed by Julie Taymor and which scored the actress a Critics Circle Award nomination. Hathaway was reportedly so enthusiastic about the material that she locked up the film rights before signing on for the play.

The story follows a conflicted American Air Force pilot tasked with operating an unmanned drone. Brant is adapting his script for the screen while Suzan Bymel and Ben Forkner will also produce.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Anne Hathaway Will Be Grounded In New Movie

6 May 2016 3:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) is planning on bringing her most recent stage success to the big screen, in a film adaptation of the George Brant play, Grounded. Having headlined the theatre production in New York to great acclaim in 2015 – under the direction of Julie Taymor (Frida) – Hathaway has snapped up the rights to the material, and will produce and star in the movie version.

It is a topical story, that has yet to have a director attached – but it will see the playwright, George Brant, adapt his own script. It tells the tale of a female fighter pilot and veteran of the Iraq War, and the drastic change that occurs when she is grounded due to her pregnancy. Reassigned to sit in a trailer day after day, piloting remote-controlled drones to drop bombs on anonymous targets overseas, the unnamed woman lives a life of two halves. One is her day job, »

- Sarah Myles

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Anne Hathaway to play air force pilot in drones drama

6 May 2016 3:18 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Oscar-winning actor will reprise lead role in a film version of off-Broadway play Grounded

Anne Hathaway will reprise the role of a Us air force pilot tasked with operating an unmanned drone in a film version of Grounded, a play she appeared in off-Broadway. The Oscar winner for Les Misérables will also produce the picture, according to Variety.

Julie Taymor directed Hathaway in the 2015 production of the play by George Brant. No director has yet been locked for the film adaptation.

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Anne Hathaway to Star in Drone-War Movie ‘Grounded’ (Exclusive)

5 May 2016 1:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anne Hathaway is adapting a movie version of George Brant’s celebrated play “Grounded,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The Oscar-winning actress will star in and produce the picture. In 2015, she appeared in a New York production of the single-actor drama (directed by Julie Taymor) at the Public Theater. At the time, Hathaway was so enthusiastic about the material that she locked up the film rights before her first performance.

“Grounded” tells the story of a conflicted American Air Force pilot tasked with operating an unmanned drone. Brant is adapting his script for the screen. The stage portrayal earned Hathaway a nomination for a Critics Circle Award.

Hathaway is producing “Grounded” with Entertainment 360’s Suzan Bymel and Ben Forkner; and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, which is financing the movie. The company’s president of production Carla Hacken has previously worked with Hathaway on 20th Century Fox’s “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Bride Wars »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Jodie Foster, Tom Hanks Offer Actors Advice at Tff 2016

27 April 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival increased its event slate dramatically this year, featuring more immersive performance experiences, filmmaker interviews, and conversations with some of film’s most notable actors, including Tom Hanks, Jodie Foster, and Austin Pendleton. During a chat with Tony-winning theater and film director Julie Taymor (“The Lion King,” “Frida”) on April 20, Foster revealed her first audition was at 3 years old for Coppertone sunscreen. She took her shirt off in the audition room, “showed all her muscles,” and told the casting directors her name was Alexander—she got the part. The Oscar winner also discussed her role in “Taxi Driver,” which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, before Taymor transitioned into Foster’s directing career. Her comparatively looser approach to television and episodes of “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” as opposed to film, where “everything is meaningful,” prompted questions about her new thriller, »

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These actors prove why you can’t escape Shakespeare — and why you don’t want to

22 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

For four centuries, all the world has been his stage. William Shakespeare, arguably the greatest writer of all time, has influenced the English language and storytelling in countless ways since he penned his plays and poems in the 16th and 17th centuries. This Saturday, April 23, marks 400 years since his death, and it is also the day traditionally recognized as his birthday. Shakespeare’s queens, kings, fairies, fools, and lovers have entranced people across the globe, as his plays continue to resonate with us in new stagings again and again. Thoughout the history of film, a medium invented centuries after his death, the Bard’s work has ignited the imagination of such actors and directors as Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Baz Luhrmann, Julie Taymor, and Joss Whedon, who have shown us the enduring power of his words. “I always believed that there was something inherently cinematic about Shakespeare, particularly »

- Emily Rome

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