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Disney has announced Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will hit theaters on July 7, 2017. No other details are known though Johnny Depp is expected to star and, for the moment, Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are still attached to direct. After leaving the Ant-Man production, it looks like Edgar Wright has found his next film in Baby Driver, a crime-themed action thriller of which he will write and was first attached to back in 2008 when it was referred to as a wild spin on the action and crime genre which will be set in the Us. Nothing else is known at this time. Deadline Cameron Crowe's untitled new film starring Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper was set to hit theaters on Christmas Day, but has now been bumped to May 29, 2015. I guess Sony thinks they may have a summer hit on their hands and not much of an awards player. Nothing wrong with that. »
- Brad Brevet
The line-up for the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival has been announced, and as usual, that means news of other creative types involved in some of your most anticipated films of the year. And usually, the reveals are music related. Yesterday’s announcements were not much different and unveiled a plethora of good talent involved in upcoming Tiff pictures. According to the Tiff site, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy has scored Noah Baumbach’s upcoming dramedy “While We’re Young” starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts among others (first look photos are here). This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise for fans of the filmmaker or Murphy. The musician scored the director’s 2010 comedy “Greenberg” and even had a little walk-on blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo. In case you’ve forgotten, that score was the opposite of Murphy's electronic/dance music work and more in the vein of Baumbach’s beloved Ram album by Paul McCartney. »
- Edward Davis
Earlier today, the Toronto International Film Festival announced additions to their Galas and Special Presentations programs. Among the films with new images and synopses are: While We’re Young (Directed by Noah Baumbach) starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried and Charles Grodin. Force Majeure (Directed by Ruben Östlund) starring Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju and Fanni Metelius. Coming Home (Directed by Zhang Yimou) starring Chen Daoming and Gong Li. A Second Chance (Directed by Susanne Bier) starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Lykke May Andersen. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4th-14th. Via Tiff. While We're Young Noah Baumbach’s exploration of aging, ambition and success, stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage are overturned »
- Evan Dickson
Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée’s next project will be Demolition, a drama about a bereaved investment banker. The film has a strong male lead in Jake Gyllenhaal, whose mournful but attractive face will surely put asses on seats, but who to pick for the main female role? Luckily Vallée has a fine candidate in his sights, reportedly entering discussions with Naomi Watts for the part. If agreement is reached she’ll play a single mother who helps Gyllenhaal start a new chapter. The script is by Bryan Sipe and was acquired via the The Black List.
I don’t usually bang on about how great I think people are, but Watts is my favourite actress so I’m all for this. Anything that can steer her away from another Movie 43 or Diana is fine in my book. Intriguingly a certain John Malkovich has a producer credit, so »
- Steve Palace
After his Dallas Buyers Club became one of the most critically lauded movies of 2o13, landing six Oscar nominations and winning two (for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto’s performances), Jean-Marc Vallee quickly proved himself to be one of the most promising directors working today, and he looks set to return to the Oscar stage next year with Wild, a Reese Witherspoon-powered awards contender. How do you follow up two projects as impressive and intriguing as those? In Vallee’s case, he’s sticking to his guns with Demolition, a story of individuals struggling against seemingly insurmountable obstacles both internal and external.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as “a young investment banker struggling to understand his emotional disconnect following the tragic death of his wife in an auto accident. As he tears apart his life in a distraught effort to see where he went wrong, he becomes obsessed with destruction.”
- Isaac Feldberg
Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater, the Robert Downey Jr. legal drama The Judge, Reese Witherspoon's naturalist weepie Wild and Jake Gyllenhaal's noirish character study Nightcrawler are among the big films premiering at the Toronto Film Festival this year. The venerable festival, long considered a key stop for Oscar hopefuls, announced its Galas and Special Presentations lineup this morning, thus signaling the kick-off to this year's awards season.
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Something to remember: Noah Baumbach actually has two movies in the can. An untitled project with "Frances Ha" collaborator Greta Gerwig (which we bet hits Telluride) and "While We're Young," which goes to Toronto to make its World Premiere. Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver, this one follows two sets of couples who find their lives intertwined. Here's the official synopsis: Noah Baumbach's exploration of aging, ambition and success, stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. Charles Grodin, Maria Dizzia and Adam Horovitz co-star and there's no U.S. distributor for this one yet. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) has fired its awards season opening salvo, announcing a slew of world premieres for the September edition, which will close with Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos.Scroll down for full list
Not to be outdone by the New York Film Festival, which has staked a claim to the world premieres of Gone Girl and Inherent Vice, and Venice, which will open with Birdman, artistic director Cameron Bailey and his team announced on Tuesday (22) close to 50 galas and special presentations.
Two factors are certain to ratchet up the sense of anticipation heading into September. Most of these titles are without Us distribution and that said, it remains to be seen which films will qualify for a coveted first-weekend slot.
Tiff top brass made it clear earlier this year that any title that sneaks into Telluride will be forced to screen after the first four days of the festival. Tiff runs from »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
After his recent success with films like Prisoners and Enemy, as well as appearing in a very cool teaser for his upcoming project Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal is enjoying a huge career high at present. And it looks as it he isn’t resting on his laurels, as he has already lined up the next film.
Teaming with Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallee, Gyllenhaal is to star in Demolition, which follows a young banker who struggles with his emotions after the death of his wife in a tragic accident. Now, The Wrap is reporting that Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (Mulholland Drive) is about to sign on it join him in the drama.
Watts, soon to be seen in Birdman and Divergent sequel Insurgent, is set to play a drug-taking single mum with whom Gyllenhaal’s character begins a relationship with, and who helps to rescue him from his downward spiral. »
- Scott Davis
Gyllenhaal plays a young investment banker struggling to cope after the tragic death of his wife. During his attempt to put his life back together, he becomes obsessed with destruction and develops an unusual relationship with a pot smoking single mother (Naomi Watts). [Source: The Wrap]
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Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone"), Alan Alda ("Mash"), Billy Magnussen ("Boardwalk Empire") and Eve Hewson ("The Knick") will star opposite Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg’s Cold War spy thriller at Fox and Dreamworks. Filming begins in September in Berlin and New York.
Hanks will portray an American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to surreptitiously negotiate the 1962 release of Francis Gary Powers, the U2 spy plane pilot who »
- Garth Franklin
The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.
- Jeff Labrecque
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over 40 titles — a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international art-house fare — screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” a pair of Reese Witherspoon projects and closing night film “A Little Chaos,” Alan Rickman’s period pic starring Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener assigned to construct the garden at Versailles.
World-preeming Galas announced this morning at the Tiff Bell Lightbox also include “Pawn Sacrifice,” Ed Zwick’s biopic on the legendary Cold War-era chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), and “Black and White,” Mike Binder’s tale of a grieving widower (Kevin Costner) in a custody battle, as well as WB fall releases “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr.) and Shawn Levy’s dysfunctional family comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You.”
International titles world-preeming on the »
- Jennie Punter
This morning the first wave of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival lineup was announced and so far it's an impressive list of films including films from Noah Baumbach, Mike Leigh, David Gordon Green, Jason Reitman, Bennett Miller, David Cronenberg, Antoine Fuqua, Edward Zwick, Mikael Roskam, David Dobkin and many others. One surprising detail is there was no announcement of an opening film so along with everything below there is still at least one biggie on the way, and while they say it has nothing to do with their "premiere" mandate, I wouldn't be surprised if it might be Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman and they're waiting to see if it will be the North American premiere. Then again, could Birdman open both Toronto and Venicec But what else could it bec Maybe David Ayer's Furyc No chance for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar... or is therec Probably the films announced so far »
- Brad Brevet
The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles. Among the major studio films, David Dobkin's "The Judge" with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival's opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller's acclaimed "Foxcatcher," which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder's "Black and White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's "Samba" and Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You »
- Gregory Ellwood
Naomi Watts is currently in talks to act alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Jean-Mar Vallee's Demolition. With a screenplay written by Bryan Sipe, Demolition follows an investment banker who finds his life in a downward spiral after the death of his wife. Things begin to change for the better after a chance meeting with a single mother (Watts). I've always liked Jake Gyllenhaal as an actor and between Prisoners, Enemy, and that uber-weird preview that hit Craigslist the other »
- Sean Wist
The project is based on the 2007 Black List script by Bryan Sipe and follows a young investment banker (Jake Gyllenhaal) struggling to cope after the tragic death of his wife. During his attempt to put his life back together, he becomes obsessed with destruction and develops a unusual relationship with a pot smoking single mother (Naomi Watts).
According to The Wrap, the actress is in talks to star in the movie, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal who is already attached.
The movie tells the story of a young investment banker (Gyllenhaal) struggling to understand his emotional disconnect after the tragic death of his wife.
The banker begins to tear apart his life in a distraught effort to see where he went wrong but ultimately is rescued by a woman he meets in a chance encounter.
If Watts does join the production, she is set to play a pot-smoking customer service representative working for a vending machine company. The single mother is dating her boss but soon falls for Gyllenhaal's character.
The 45-year-old actress recently signed up to appear in the next three films in the Divergent franchise and has been in talks »
A few casting items crept up in today’s second half. In short: Mathew McConaughey is said to be in talks to join The Company Man. The former Black List script is currently looking for a director. Amy Ryan, Eve Hewson, Alan Alda and Billy Magnussen look to be joining Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Cold War Thriller starring Tom Hanks. Speaking of talks, Naomi Watts is apparently in them to join Jake Gyllenhaal in Demolition, the new picture from Dallas Buyers Club-director Jean-Marc Vallée. Hit the jump for more on each announcement. Deadline reported on Matthew McConaughey’s pending deal for The Company Man, though his agents are telling them that nothing is finalized. The script by Andrew Cypiot is “based on true events. CIA agent Edwin Wilson went behind enemy lines to secure a weapons contract and report information back to the CIA shortly after the Cold War. »
- Evan Dickson
• Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has reportedly signed on to play former CIA agent Edwin Wilson in The Company Man. The film, written by Andrew Cypiot, will tell the true story of Wilson, who was convicted in 1983 of illegally selling weapons to Libya, but had all charges overturned in 2003 after years of imprisonment. The True Detective Emmy nominee is said to also be in the process of finding a director for the film. [Deadline]
• Sandra Bullock is about to throw one big Tupperware party. The Oscar winner will star as Brownie Wise in Tupperware Unsealed, based on writer Bob Kealing’s non-fiction »
- Jake Perlman
An actor who is currently thrilling us with the choices he's making is Jake Gyllenhaal. Did you see that terrific teaser for "Nightcrawler" yet? Watch it here. Anyway, another promising project on his plate is “Dallas Buyers Club” director Jean-Marc Vallee's "Demolition," and he's being joined by Naomi Watts. Penned Bryan Sipe, the story "follows a young investment banker (Gyllenhaal) struggling to understand his emotional disconnect following the tragic death of his wife in an auto accident. As he tears apart his life in a distraught effort to see where he went wrong, he becomes obsessed with destruction and develops a unique relationship with a pot-smoking single mother (Watts) who rescues him." We're down, just tell us when to show up. [The Wrap] Now a fully fledged tentpole filmmaker, Guy Ritchie is pressing on with “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur” and he's got Idris Elba circling the role of "Bedivere, Arthur's father's right-hand. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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