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Why the 2018 Best Actress Oscar Race is Crowded, Again

8 August 2017 8:23 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

For the second year in a row, the Best Actress Oscar race looks more competitive than Best Actor. Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman could score for her canny schoolmarm in Sofia Coppola’s Civil War drama “The Beguiled,” while Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (“An Education”) is superb as a southern farmer’s wife in Dee Rees’ Sundance hit “Mudbound” (Netflix). Coming up this month is Sundance musical “Patti Cake$” (Fox Searchlight, August 18), starring Australian breakout Danielle Macdonald.

As the make-or-break fall festivals loom, Oscar-winner Kate Winslet (“The Reader”) could land an eighth nomination for either Woody Allen’s Nyff closer “Wonder Wheel” (Amazon Studios) or for survival drama “The Mountain Between Us” (Fox, October 6), opposite Idris Elba. Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”) also has two plummy roles, as an arthritic artist (Spc’s in-release “Maudie”) or a mute (Fox Searchlight’s festival entry “The Shape of Water,” December 8). Also performing in »

- Anne Thompson

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Why the 2018 Best Actress Oscar Race is Crowded, Again

8 August 2017 8:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For the second year in a row, the Best Actress Oscar race looks more competitive than Best Actor. Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman could score for her canny schoolmarm in Sofia Coppola’s Civil War drama “The Beguiled,” while Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (“An Education”) is superb as a southern farmer’s wife in Dee Rees’ Sundance hit “Mudbound” (Netflix). Coming up this month is Sundance musical “Patti Cake$” (Fox Searchlight, August 18), starring Australian breakout Danielle Macdonald.

As the make-or-break fall festivals loom, Oscar-winner Kate Winslet (“The Reader”) could land an eighth nomination for either Woody Allen’s Nyff closer “Wonder Wheel” (Amazon Studios) or for survival drama “The Mountain Between Us” (Fox, October 6), opposite Idris Elba. Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”) also has two plummy roles, as an arthritic artist (Spc’s in-release “Maudie”) or a mute (Fox Searchlight’s festival entry “The Shape of Water,” December 8). Also performing in »

- Anne Thompson

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Sony Pictures Classics acquires 'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool'

7 August 2017 1:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Im Global handles international sales on upcoming Toronto premiere.

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights in North America, Eastern Europe, Germany and Asia pay-tv to Paul McGuigan’s Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool. 

The film stars Annette Bening and Jamie Bell and will premiere next month in Toronto as a gala presentation.

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame in 1978 Liverpool.  

What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Julie Walters, and Vanessa Redgrave also star in the drama. 

The film reunites Sony Pictures Classics and Bening after Being Julia, for which she »

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Sony Classics Buys Annette Bening’s ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’

7 August 2017 12:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Classics has bought all rights in North America, Eastern Europe, Germany, and Asia pay television to Annette Bening’s “Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool.”

The film is premiering next month in gala presentations at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Vanessa Redgrave, Jamie Bell, and Julie Walters star in the romantic drama for James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and Colin Vaines.

Paul McGuigan (“Sherlock”) directed from a script by Matt Greenhalgh (“Control”). The production took place at Pinewood Studios and on location in London and Liverpool.

The movie is based on British actor Peter Turner’s memoir, and follows the passionate relationship between Turner and eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover grows into a deeper love. Grahame won an Oscar for her performance in “The Bad and the Beautiful.”

The book focuses on Grahame turning to Turner for support »

- Dave McNary

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We Finally Have More Details About Mary Poppins Returns (Including the Teaser!)

16 July 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Disney has some incredible reboots in store, but one of the most highly anticipated has to be the upcoming sequel to Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns. While nothing can top the original, the film has some incredible stars lined up, including cameos from the original cast! Not to mention, the production team certainly knows a thing or two about musical adaptations. Get all the details about the movie, as well as the release date, here. The Cast Emily Blunt will take on the coveted role of Mary Poppins, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a lamplighter named Jack. The film also stars Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Julie Walters. Dick Van Dyke (who played Bert in the original movie) will also make a special appearance as Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson will play the three new Banks children. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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At D23, Disney Showed Off Its Mighty Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar Muscle — Full Report

15 July 2017 5:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim once again demonstrated its unrivaled franchise power through Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney and Pixar, as well as the unique mining of its animated legacy. And, in highlighting its social relevance, the emphasis was on diversity and unity in conquering prejudice and hate.

On Friday, the Expo was ecstatic over the hilarious clip of Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) getting snarky with all of the Disney princesses in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” (November 21, 2018) — the ultimate Mouse House strut. It was also refreshing to learn that Holly Hunter’s mom, Helen/Elastagirl, will be the star of Brad Bird’s “Incredibles 2” (June 15, 2018), picks up where the last one left off in 2004, with the Underminer (John Ratzenberger) wreaking havoc.

However, on Saturday, Disney wowed them with clips and behind-the-scene footage from “Mary Poppins Returns,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “The Lion King. »

- Bill Desowitz

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Blake Lively to star in spy thriller 'The Rhythm Section' for 'Bond' producers

12 July 2017 3:29 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Reed Morano, riding high after critical acclaim for The Handmaid’s Tale, to direct spy thriller.

Blake Lively will star in spy thriller The Rhythm Section for James Bond producers Eon Productions and Im Global.

Reed Morano (below), who directed the first three episodes of Hulu and MGM’s Emmys hopeful The Handmaid’s Tale, is scheduled to direct the first in what is conceived as a series based on Mark Burnell’s ‘Stephanie Patrick’ espionage novels.

The producers anticipate a production start later this year, with shooting likely to take place in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and the Us.

Im Global is financing The Rhythm Section and London-based Eon’s Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who have produced the last eight James Bond films, serve as producers.

Im Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford and head of production Greg Shapiro will serve as executive producers alongside author and screenwriter Burnell. Im Global and Wme »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Blake Lively to star in spy thriller for 'Bond' producers

12 July 2017 3:29 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Reed Morano, riding high after critical acclaim for The Handmaid’s Tale, to direct spy thriller.

Blake Lively will star in spy thriller The Rhythm Section for James Bond producers Eon Productions and Im Global.

Reed Morano (below), who directed the first three episodes of Hulu and MGM’s Emmys hopeful The Handmaid’s Tale, is scheduled to direct the first in what is conceived as a series based on Mark Burnell’s ‘Stephanie Patrick’ espionage novels.

The producers anticipate a production start later this year, with shooting likely to take place in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and the Us.

Im Global is financing The Rhythm Section and London-based Eon’s Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who have produced the last eight James Bond films, serve as producers.

Im Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford and head of production Greg Shapiro will serve as executive producers alongside author and screenwriter Burnell. Im Global and Wme »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Blake Lively to star in spy thriller for Eon, Im Global

12 July 2017 3:29 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Reed Morano, riding high after critical acclaim for The Handmaid’s Tale, to direct spy thriller.

Blake Lively will star in spy thriller The Rhythm Section for James Bond producers Eon Productions and Im Global.

Reed Morano, who directed the first three episodes of Hulu and MGM’s Emmys hopeful The Handmaid’s Tale, is scheduled to direct the first in what is conceived as a series based on Mark Burnell’s ‘Stephanie Patrick’ espionage novels.

The producers anticipate a production start later this year, with shooting likely to take place in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and the Us.

Im Global is financing The Rhythm Section and London-based Eon’s Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who have produced the last eight James Bond films, serve as producers.

Im Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford and head of production Greg Shapiro will serve as executive producers alongside author and screenwriter Burnell. Im Global and Wme »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sophie Okonedo, James Harkness Join ‘Country Music’

10 July 2017 7:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda”) and James Harkness (“Rogue One”) have joined the cast of “Country Music.” Principal photography has started on the British comedy drama, which also stars Julie Walters (“Harry Potter”).

The film follows a young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, played by Jessie Buckley (“Taboo”), who dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison. Walters will play Rose-Lynn’s mother, and Okonedo the middle-class lady of the house where Rose-Lynn lands a cleaning job, and who champions the would-be country star.

U.K. folk musician Neill McColl will be in Rose-Lynn’s band in the film, and BBC Radio’s “Whispering Bob Harris” will appear. The soundtrack will also have a an original song written by platinum-selling singer songwriter Caitlyn Smith, Oscar-winning actress Mary Steenburgen and Kate York.

Tom Harper (“Peaky Blinders”) is directing the movie from a script by Nicole Taylor (“The C Word”). The shoot will take »

- Stewart Clarke

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Sophie Okonedo & James Harkness Join Tom Harper-Helmed ‘Country Music’ For Fable Pictures

10 July 2017 3:31 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Sophie Okonedo and James Harkness have joined the cast of Faye Ward's much-anticipated comedy-drama Country Music, which has just begun shooting. They will join stars Jessie Buckley (Taboo, War & Peace) and Julie Walters (Billy Elliot, Paddington 2) in the tale about a young singer from Glasgow who dreams of making it to Nashville. Peaky Blinders helmer Tom Harper, one of the hottest directors coming out of UK at the moment, is directing the feature from a… »

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Geostorm, Atomic Blonde, and Paddington 2 make our weekly movie news roundup!

7 July 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Geostorm, Atomic Blonde, and Paddington 2 make our weekly movie news roundup!Geostorm, Atomic Blonde, and Paddington 2 make our weekly movie news roundup!Adriana Floridia7/7/2017 2:10:00 Pm

With everyone celebrating Canada Day and Independence Day, respectively, it was a light week in the world of movie news. However, here are a few gems that dropped this week that we're very excited for. 

First up is the first trailer for Geostorm, which follows a climate scientist who must travel to outer space to save the planet from a climate-controlling satellite system gone wrong. The trailer is filled with hurricanes and other major natural events that look like they'll make for one outrageous disaster movie. Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish and Ed Harris star. Catch Geostorm in Cineplex theatres October 20th.

A new poster was released for the very adorable Paddington 2, which looks like it will be filled »

- Adriana Floridia

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Annette Bening as Gloria Grahame

7 July 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Murtada

We just got the news that Annette Bening will be presiding over the Venice Film festival jury. Now we get two new photos of her as Gloria Grahame in the anticipated biopic Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. And that's not all. The film has a UK release date of November 17. A Us distribution and release date news must be imminent. Unfortunately Bening presiding over the Venice jury not only rules the film out of that festival, but also out of Telluride which takes place at the same time, and the first and more important week of buzz building at Tiff. Unless they unspool the film without its star which seems unlikely. And we'd like her to get that festival buzz that is important for awards later on.

Till then enjoy the Bening and Jamie Bell as Grahame and Peter Turner, an actor she befriended late in »

- Murtada Elfadl

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Paddington 2 and Atomic Blonde top our daily movie news roundup!

5 July 2017 2:28 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Paddington 2 and Atomic Blonde top our daily movie news roundup!Paddington 2 and Atomic Blonde top our daily movie news roundup!Amanda Wood7/5/2017 4:28:00 Pm

Everyone’s favourite British bear is back, and he's just as cute as ever.

A new poster was released for the very adorable Paddington 2, which looks like it will be filled with as much rain gear and marmalade as the first instalment. Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, and Peter Capaldi star, alongside other huge names in British talent, including Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters. If it’s anywhere near as charming as its predecessor, Paddington 2 will be high up on our list of what to watch next year!

Paddington 2 hits Cineplex theatres January 12th 2018.

In other, completely unrelated news, a cool new clip for the Charlize Theron actioner Atomic Blonde was just released, and it »

- Amanda Wood

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Olivia de Havilland on Becoming the Oldest Person to Be Named a Dame: I’m ‘Extremely Proud’

17 June 2017 7:49 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The actress known to millions as Gone With the Wind‘s Melanie Wilkes is now officially Dame Olivia de Havilland.

The 100-year-old two-time Oscar winner was named a Dame Commander in Queen Elizabeth II‘s Birthday Honors list on Saturday, becoming the oldest-ever person to achieve the distinction.

Of the honor, de Havilland said in a statement to People that she is “extremely proud that the Queen has appointed me a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.”

“To receive this honor as my 101st birthday approaches is the most gratifying of birthday presents,” she said.

Promoted along »

- Peter Mikelbank

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Attention, Abba Fans: They're Making a Sequel to the Mamma Mia Movie

11 June 2017 10:30 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Ten years after 2008's Mamma Mia! The Movie sang its way into theaters and raked in millions at the box office, a sequel - Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! - will grace us with its presence. According to Deadline, original cast members Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, and Christine Baranski are all slated to return to belt out more Abba hits (Dominic Cooper, where you at?), and will be joined by a few new faces. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel alum Ol Parker is pulling double duty as writer and director and will be centering the story once again on the Greek island of Kalokairi. The movie is expected to drop on July 20, 2018 (which happens to be 10 years and two days after the first Mamma Mia! film opened), so you have plenty of time to brush up on your Abba repertoire. »

- Quinn Keaney

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Mary Poppins Returns director reveals why Julie Andrews isn’t making a cameo appearance

10 June 2017 2:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although it was reported back in August of last year that Julie Andrews was in talks to join Disney’s Mary Poppins sequel, the Oscar-winning actress opted against a cameo in 2018’s Mary Poppins Returns, with director Rob Marshall revealing to EW that Andrews was concerned that by making an appearance she could take the spotlight away from her successor Emily Blunt.

“[Julie] had known it was in the works, then we said, ‘We’re doing it,’ and she said, ‘Oh, thank God,’” said Marshall. “Then we said, ‘And we’re thinking of Emily Blunt,’ and she just threw her hands up in the air and said yes. I think a lot of people feel that way about Emily’s work. Julie will always be, for me and for everybody, the most astonishing performance as Mary Poppins, winning the Oscar and bursting onto the scene so brilliantly. But Emily is the »

- Gary Collinson

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Mary Poppins Returns: first images

7 June 2017 10:25 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jun 8, 2017

Disney releases a batch of official images from the return of Mary Poppins...

A year and a half ahead of the film’s release, Disney has released a bunch of images from the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns.

The movie sees Emily Blunt taking on the iconic role, with the supporting cast featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Angela Lansbury, Angela Lansbury and Dick Van Dyke. Chicago director Rob Marshall is calling the shots this time around.

The images have broken in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, and they offer a look at the 1930s-set movie, that’s been shooting in and around London these past few months.

The movie is currently scheduled for release in December 2018. Don’t expect a trailer for a while.

You can see all of the images by clicking on the gallery widget at the top there. »

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New ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ photos land online!

7 June 2017 9:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Entertainment Weekly has dropped a whole load of official images from the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns online.

Mary Poppins Returns will arrive in cinemas on Christmas Day, 2018, and will also feature the acting talents of Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth), while Angela Lansbury and original Mary Poppins Julie Andrews will also make appearances.

Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic »

- Paul Heath

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First-look images from Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns

7 June 2017 3:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entertainment Weekly has revealed three first-look images for Disney’s upcoming sequel to the classic 1964 film Mary Poppins Returns featuring Emily Blunt as the titular magical nanny, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw as the grown-up Jane and Michael Banks, and Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson and Nathanael Saleh as the Banks children Annabel, Georgie and John. Take a look below, along with a series of behind-the-scenes images from the film…

Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, »

- Amie Cranswick

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