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Justin Kerzel To Helm "Kelly Gang"

6 July 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Snowtown" and "Macbeth" director Justin Kurzel is re-teaming with the screenwriter of the former, Shaun Grant, for a new film about famed Australian bushranger Ned Kelly for Daybreak Pictures and Porchlight.

"True History of the Kelly Gang" will be based on the Peter Carey novel which tells the story through Kelly’s eyes as he penned his narrative on scraps of paper whilst on the run.

Though Kelly was a monstrous criminal, a thief and a murderer to some, to others he was a hero defying the authority of British rule.

Several films about the bushranger have been made over the years, the most recent being 2003's "Ned Kelly" starring Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom and Naomi Watts.

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- Garth Franklin

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Watch: Nicole Kidman Is 'Queen of the Desert' in Werner Herzog's New Trailer

3 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Atlas Distribution plans a September 2015 release for Werner Herzog's portrait of British Intelligence officer and cartographer Gertrude Bell "Queen of the Desert." But don't expect an awards candidate here. Despite kudos for Nicole Kidman's performance as Bell, the romantic drama opened grimly at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival. Kidman stars as Bell opposite Robert Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence (better known as Lawrence of Arabia) and James Franco as British army officer Henry Cadogan. Kidman's buddy Naomi Watts was reportedly originally cast in the role of Bell before it went to fellow Aussie Kidman. Damian Lewis costars. Herzog penned and directed the $36 million epic, which wrapped in Spring 2014 (around the time when we hoped to see the film at his Telluride stomping grounds) and was shot in Morocco, Jordan and London. This is Herzog's first narrative feature since 2009's hilarious, acid entertainment "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" starring. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Oscars: Biopics, Diversity Dearth Shape Midyear Race

2 July 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As 2015 hits the halfway mark, it’s encouraging that so many upcoming films look promising — because so far, the Oscar possibilities are meager, to say the least.

Once again, fact-based dramas will dominate awards buzz. There are at least 14 with scheduled dates, and another three possibilities for this year. Six of these earn the highest possible praise: People from rival studios like them.

That roster includes “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp as Boston mob kingpin Whitey Bulger; “Concussion,” about the NFL’s efforts to deny the repercussions of players’ repeated concussions; “Spotlight,” with Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams as the Boston Globe reporters who uncovered child abuse in the Catholic Church; “Trumbo,” about Dalton Trumbo and the House Un-American Activities Committee; “Truth,” the Dan Rather-George W. Bush scandal pic; and “The Walk,” about high-wire artist Philippe Petit, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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- Tim Gray

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Susan Sarandon on Gay Marriage, Transgender Rights and Her First Lesbian Sex Scene

30 June 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Susan Sarandon, a longtime gay ally, plays a lesbian grappling with her grandchild’s transgender identity in the upcoming Weinstein Co. drama “Three Generations.”

When did you first become an Lgbt ally?

If you’re involved in the arts in any way, shape or form, your whole life is completely integrated with gay artists, and creative people who are gay. I started speaking in public in the early days of the AIDS epidemic when there were huge demonstrations that didn’t even find their way into the New York Times. Having lost a lot of very close friends, who were given the message to die in shame somewhere out of sight, that activated me very quickly.

Did you know it would be controversial to play a lesbian in 1983’s “The Hunger”?

I never went in anticipating the reaction it caused. I thought it was an interesting project. Who wouldn’t »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 29 - July 5

29 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Get Hard"

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart team up in this comedy about a rich hedge-fund manager who is sentenced to San Quentin; desperate for tips on how to survive prison, he looks for help from a black businessman, assuming he'll know what to do. That's not racist at all! As it turns out, Hart's businessman has never even had a parking ticket, so it's the blind leading the blind. The Blu-ray has tons of extras, including an unrated cut of the film, a gag reel, deleted scenes, and these featurettes: "Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow," "Get Hard Line-o-Ramas," "The Kevin Hart Workout," "Face Off with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart," "-Ferrell Fighting," "A Date with John Mayer, »

- Gina Carbone

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Universal Studios' 'Skull Island: Reign of Kong' Attraction Is Going to Be Huge

27 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

King Kong, the legendary ape who has both fallen for and terrorized Fay Wray, Jessica Lange, and Naomi Watts (to name a few), has long been a staple of Universal Studios theme parks. There's the King Kong Encounter, a section of Universal Hollywood's tram tour starting in 1986, the updated version of this experience that debuted at Universal Studios Orlando when the park opened in 1990, plus the recent King Kong 360 3D (once again at Universal Studios Hollywood), that replaced the old Kong section of the tour. Kong has certainly been King, at least at Universal Studios.

So it's not that big of a surprise that Universal announced an immersive new Kong experience, slated to open in the summer of 2016, called "Skull Island: Reign of Kong." This huge experience, which will supposedly be one of the longest and most intense attractions in the entire Universal Orlando complex, allows guests to, for the first time, »

- Drew Taylor

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"Lucy," "Colombiana" Sequels In Development

26 June 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Luc Besson's EuropaCorp company is participating in CineEurope this week where they announced their list of upcoming movies.

The big surprise is that sequels to last year's Scarlett Johansson sci-fi thriller "Lucy," and the Zoe Saldana action thriller "Colombiana" are both in development.

A year ago Besson himself was asked "Lucy" sequel prospects to which he replied "I don't see how we can do [a sequel]. It''s not made for that." Looks like someone found a way.

Also on the way are "Shut In" with Naomi Watts, "Nine Lives" with Kevin Spacey, "The Lake" with Sullivan Stapleton, and "Escobar" with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz which are all due next year. The Dave Bautista-led "Warrior's Gate" and Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne-starring "Valerian" are also due in 2017. »

- Garth Franklin

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Lucy 2 And Colombiana 2 Both In The Works

26 June 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Say what you will about Luc Besson, but the guy knows how to craft a kick-ass action heroine. At CineEurope 2015, his production house EuropaCorp unveiled a packed slate of upcoming films, and included in the roster were a pair of sequels to two of Besson’s most successful female-driven action-thrillers: Lucy and Colombiana. That’s right – despite Scarlett Johansson’s psychokinetic badass ascending past human form at the end of Lucy, and Zoe Saldana’s revenge-minded assassin slaying the man responsible for her parents’ murders, both characters are gearing up for more carnage-heavy adventures.

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise that Besson is interested in Lucy 2 and Colombiana 2 – both films were solid performers at the box office (especially Lucy) and starred actresses who are becoming more bankable by the week – Johansson is a proven draw for audiences with Marvel fans in her pocket, while Saldana recently led Guardians of the Galaxy »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development

26 June 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"I don't see how we can do [a sequel]. It's not made for that,” Luc Besson said last summer about the prospect of a sequel to the surprise smash hit "Lucy." “If I find something good enough, maybe I will, but for now I don't even think about it.” Well, it looks like he's thought about it and something is brewing. At CineEurope 2015, production house EuropaCorp (which Besson heads up) announced their slate of upcoming films, which quietly mentioned that "Lucy 2" was "in development." Here's the roster:  “Shut In” with Naomi Watts (International Release Date February 19, 2016) “Nine Lives” with Kevin Spacey (International Release Date April 29, 2016) “The Lake” with Sullivan Stapleton (International Release date July 15, 2016) “Warrior's Gate” with Dave Bautista (date undetermined output) “The Transporter Legacy” with Ed Skrein (Release date September 9, 2015) “Escobar” with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz (Released in 2016) »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Dueling Designer Duds: Amal Clooney vs. Naomi Watts

25 June 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It's a style showdown between George Clooney's lady love and a silver screen siren! Amal Clooney made the street into a runway on Tuesday, stepping out in London in a black lace asymmetrical Stella McCartney jumpsuit. She paired her date-night look with a bold red lip, yellow clutch, nude heels and some hard-to-miss earrings.  But, the British beauty isn't the only star to wear this fancy onesie! Naomi Watts put her own spin on the lace jumper at the designer's Resort 2014 presentation in London last year. The actress skipped the bold accessories, wearing the number with black pumps and a matching oversized pocket bag. Both women looked fantastic in the show-stopping threads, but we have to give the nod to Amal. She seems to be able to make everything look like it was tailored for her super slim silhouette! Who do you think wore it better? Cast your vote in the gallery above. »

- tooFab Staff

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Elizabeth Banks Kinda Defends Ageism in Hollywood: I'd Prefer to Be in a Movie With Zac Efron!

24 June 2015 3:06 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Elizabeth Banks is calling it like she sees it. After catching a glimpse at her sexy Flaunt magazine spread, the actress joked on Instagram that it looks "like I was dipped in Vaseline and loved every second of it." All jokes aside, Banks looks stunning in the series of saucy photos and she also opened up to the magazine about how she refuses to let her age hold her back in Hollywood. "I am 41. That's true," the Magic Mike Xxl actress said before the reporter asked if she feels the industry is less than fair to women of a certain age. "Not for Sandra Bullock! Not for Meryl Streep! Not for Naomi Watts! I got plenty to do," Banks exclaimed. "The men »

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Why Tom Holland's Spider-Man is a good move for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

24 June 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

When news broke of Tom Holland's Spider-Man casting yesterday (June 23), the initial response was a push-back against the Brit actor. "Cbbc does Spidey." / "'Spider-Child' might be a more apt title…" / "He looks about 12!?" were just some of the comments on Holland, who at 19 is the youngest actor to take on the Peter Parker role by some distance.

Resistance is understandable - change is always hard and Andrew Garfield was well-liked in the role (even if his films were spotty) - but the complaints seem at odds with who Peter Parker actually is. Or, more specifically, the divergence between the web-slinging comic hero created by Stan Lee and his subsequent portrayals on the big screen.

First published in a 1962 issue of Marvel's Amazing Fantasy, Peter Parker was a classic audience surrogate, a figure whose high school exploits comic readers could easily identify with. Prior to Spider-Man, younger heroes had traditionally been sidekicks (Robin, »

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Tom Holland Is the New Spider-Man

24 June 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios had recently been working double time, filming “Captain America: Civil War” in Atlanta while flying prospective Peter Parkers to the set to audition for the next “Spider-Man” franchise. Asa Butterfield, Charlie Rowe, and Matthew Lintz were among the contenders, but the web-slinging role has gone to Tom Holland, a 19-year-old from the U.K. whose previous credits include “The Impossible” with Naomi Watts, and the BBC miniseries “Wolf Hall.” Sony Pictures Producer Amy Pascal said, “Sony, Marvel [Producer Kevin Feige], and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world. With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” “Spider-Man” is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, earning more than $4 billion worldwide. Holland will immediately start filming in Atlanta, »

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Now VOD and Digital Releases; Plus: Animated Hit 'Home' Comes Home Early in Digital HD

23 June 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods While We’re Young (comedy; Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Maria Dizzia; rated R) Big Game (action-adventure; Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila; premiers 6/26 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated PG-13) A Little Chaos (comedy; Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman; premieres 6/26 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated R) The Little Death (comedy; Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman; premieres 6/26 on cable Mod and in theaters; not rated)   Digital...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Tom Holland: The New Spider-Man

23 June 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Tom Holland is Marvel's new web-slinger!

Tom Holland seen on Instagram, June 2015 (Instagram)

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced that the 19-year-old British actor will star as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, slated to hit theaters in 2017.

The actor is best known for his title role in "Billy Elliot the Musical" and the film, "The Impossible," where he played Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor's son. The young star also appeared in the TV mini-series, "Wolf Hall."

Photos: Tom Holland: Hollywood’s New Spider-Man

Over the weekend, the actor showed off his high-flying, ...

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Marvel sets Tom Holland as next Spider-Man, Jon Watts to direct solo film

23 June 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The next Spider-Man….is British again.

Marvel announced on Tuesday that they would be finding someone across the pond to play Peter Parker in their upcoming reboot of Spider-Man and they have named The Impossible and Wolf Hall star Tom Holland for the part.

Holland beat out a range of actors who tested for the role including Asa Butterfield (Hugo), who was rumored in mid-April to have the role all but locked up.

Holland doesn’t have an extensive resume with his biggest role (and first) coming beside Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in The Impossible. He has also appeared in the television series, Wolf Hall, and is set to have a role in Ron Howard’s upcoming film,  In The Heart of the Sea.

Marvel also tapped Jon Watts to direct the film with the director just finishing up his Sundance film, Cop Car. Much like his actor, Watts »

- Zach Dennis

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Who is Tom Holland? Introducing the Marvel Cinematic Universe's new Spider-Man

23 June 2015 12:43 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tom Holland is the name on every comic book fan's tongue today (June 23), following the announcement that he'll play Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Having won the role over well-known contenders Asa Butterfield, Nat Wolff and Freddie Highmore, all eyes are firmly on the 19-year-old from Kingston upon Thames in the UK.

Twitter's spider-sense is tingling! Here's how social media reacted to Tom Holland as Spider-Man

Wait, Tom Hollander is the new Spider-Man? Twitter confused over Marvel casting

But who exactly is Tom Holland? In spite of his young age, he's actually a highly accomplished actor who has trod the boards in the West End, played a Tudor wunderkind on television and had an award-winning performance in a critically-acclaimed disaster movie. We get you up to speed on Tom Holland's career so far below:

1. Stage breakthrough

The first major break in young Tom's career came back in 2008 when »

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7 Things to Know About Your Next Spider-Man, Tom Holland

23 June 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Your new Spider-Man, Tom Holland, is a 19-year-old Gemini hailing from Kingston Upon Thames in southwest London who enjoys slow-motion flips and Taylor Swift. Most recently, he's appeared as Thomas Cromwell's son in Wolf Hall, but his first taste of fame came when he made his West End debut in Billy Elliot the Musical, which eventually led to a role in The Impossible opposite Naomi Watts. Here's some other tidbits about Holland that young girls and boys will surely swoon over in the coming years and when the new Spider-Man movie actually lands, on July 28, 2017. Consider this your digital Tiger Beat: 1. He's critically acclaimed! Holland made his feature-film debut to rave reviews. In 2012's The Impossible, he starred as Lucas, the son of Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, as the family struggles to survive the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Our critic Bilge Ebiri called him "excellent »

- E. Alex Jung

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News Nuggets: Where will 'Hannibal' find a new home after NBC cancellation?

23 June 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

NBC cancels cult favorite "Hannibal," but will it find new life somewhere else? Producers Bryan Fuller and Martha De Laurentiis are both taking to social media with #SaveHannibal as they "are exploring options with other potential partners." The most logical outlet for the horror series starring Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen might be Amazon since that company already has exclusive streaming rights for the first three seasons. Since that is midway in its deal, it would complicate negotiations with another company like Netflix. Deadline -Break- After multiple auditions with many of the top young actors working today, Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man. The 19-year-old British actor will play the superhero and Peter Parker in a film due in July, 2017. The movie will be directed by Jon Watts, who helmed "Cop Car," which premiered at Sundance this year. Holland first gained attention by starring with Oscar nominee Naomi Watts in &q. »

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Marvel Helps Sony Find a New Spider-Man, Director

23 June 2015 10:24 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Among the many changes that have hit Sony since the Hack Attack, one was going to happen anyway. Ex-studio chief Amy Pascal was already negotiating with Marvel to bring them into the next "Spider-Man" movie. When she moved on to her lucrative producing deal, one of her first priorities was casting Peter Parker and finding a new director.  When she and Marvel's Kevin Feige announced that Tom Holland, the 19-year-old British star of "The Impossible" and PBS series "Wolf Hall" is the new Spider-Man, and horror-comedy writer-director Jon Watts would direct the untitled reboot, clearly, Marvel called the shots here.  Casting Holland, a fine young actor ("Billy Elliott: The Musical") who earned raves in "The Impossible" as a young boy trying to survive a tsunami with his mother (Naomi Watts) is within the range of possibility for Sony. He has earned some acting bonafides and is a strapping, handsome young. »

- Anne Thompson

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