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Hilary Swank has turned down a number of acting roles in order to take care of her father.
Swank's father Stephen recently underwent a lung transplant and has moved in with the actress.
Swank told The Huffington Post that she wants to be there for her father in his time of need.
"I'm his sole caretaker right now," Swank said. "It's a certain amount of time, but in a lifespan it's a blink of an eye. There's been job opportunities I've passed on, and things that I said 'I can't', but really what we're here for is our family.
"There is nothing I want to do more other than being with my dad in this time of need. And if it wasn't me taking care of him, I think I would always look back and regret that opportunity to be able to care of him and help him through this extraordinary time. »
The Supreme Court just legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, and that's good news for the protagonists of "Jenny's Wedding," in which Katherine Heigl's titular character wants to marry her roommate -- and secret girlfriend -- Kitty (Alexis Bledel).
Unfortunately for audiences, though, this is one celebration that doesn't seem worth attending, thanks in large part to Jenny's awful family. They harp on her because she's unmarried (her mother, played by Linda Emond, actually utters the phrase "the clock is ticking" because Jenny doesn't have a family yet), and when she says she's in a relationship, they immediately ask when the wedding is. Um, how about we slow our roll, family?
But no, they insist, pressuring Jenny into eventually spilling the beans that Kitty is more than just a roommate, and come to think of it, they do want to get married. Cue horrible homophobia from everyone around Jenny, who »
- Katie Roberts
The comedy - which was partially funded by an Indiegogo campaign - tells the emotional story of a young woman named Jenny (Heigl) coming out to her parents.
Katherine Heigl on being a late bloomer: "I fasted for big boobs"
The cast of Gilmore Girls reunite at the Atx Television Festiva
The straight-laced family have difficulty accepting their daughter's love for another woman, and a rift grows when Jenny announces plans to marry.
A new trailer for the family drama was released less than a week after a historic Us Supreme Court ruling upheld the legality of same-sex marriage.
This gripping portrayal of a same-sex couple was written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue, »
In the first trailer for the movie, Heigl’s character’s mom and dad are caught off-guard when she announces she’s engaged to the woman they thought was just her roommate, played by Alexis Bledel.
The gay-marriage dramedy hits theaters on July 31 and arrives on VOD August 1.
- Maane Khatchatourian
StudioCanal have released the first photos from the black comedy "Kill Your Friends" based on John Niven's 1990s UK music industry-set novel. Nicholas Hoult stars in the film as a 27 year-old hotshot turns to murder to get ahead of his peers. The film opens in the UK on November 6th. [Source: Empire]
San Diego Comic Con
Comic-Con organizers have reached a deal to remain in San Diego through 2018 with the announcement due later this morning. With an average over 130,000 attendees in recent years, the event, has outgrown itself with much of the negotiations dealing with guarantees from dozens of local hotels to keep their costs down. [Source: Variety]
Marvel One Shots
Marvel seems to have given up on filming further "Marvel One-Shot" short films for now, though they have a number of different ideas for ones in the future. Marvel's Kevin Feige tells Collider he doesn't know when further ones »
- Garth Franklin
Last week, #lovewins was the hashtag heard around the world when the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage was a Constitutional right. And the timing couldn't be better for "Jenny's Wedding," which takes on the topic head on and a new trailer has landed for the film. Written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue (who also penned "Beaches," "White Oleander," and "Veronica Guerin"), and starring Katherine Heigl, Alexis Bledel, Tom Wilkinson, Linda Emond, and Grace Gummer, the story follows Jenny, who comes out of the closet to her family and announces that she will be marrying her partner Kitty, and must deal with consequences of disappointment and surprises that follow. The dramedy doesn't feel particularly groundbreaking in a narrative sense, but the emotions ring true, and the cast looks pretty solid all around. A simple story, well told and with a bit of heart looks to be goal and "Jenny's Wedding" aims to hit it. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
For a movie about a guy (in)famous for leaking classified information, "Snowden" is playing its own cards close to the vest. For now. Oliver Stone, who lives for this kind of story, directed the political bio thriller with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as former CIA employee Edward Snowden. The movie comes out on Christmas, which means it's a capital "B" Big Deal. Also a big deal: the rest of the A-list cast, which includes Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and even -- a bit randomly -- Nicolas Cage.
The first teaser trailer doesn't focus on the cast. It doesn't show them at all. It only lists their names at the end, after a series of facts are shown about the real Edward Snowden (who is also not shown at all). Here's what we see, amid close-up shots of an American flag, as pensive »
- Gina Carbone
The latest movie from director Oliver Stone is the story of Nsa whistleblower, Edward Snowden. Due in Us cinemas in December, the movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden, with the supporting cast including Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Nicolas Cage (yes!) and Rhys Ifans.
The film - which goes by the name of Snowden - is set to tell the story of how Snowden got hold of thousands of classified documents and then leaked them to the press, and the simple synopsis for the movie reads as follows:
Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and »
Open Road Films has released the first trailer for their upcoming thriller Snowden, set to hit theaters on December 25. Written and directed by Academy Award-Winning Director Oliver Stone, Snowden features an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. You may notice that Oliver Stone uses the same image of an upside-down American flag from Natural Born Killers, with the trailer including the tagline "One nation, under surveillance, for liberty and justice for all."
The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. The latter book mainly deals with former information analyst Snowden's time in Russia hoping to get asylum while the United States was demanding his extradition to potentially face jail time for leaking classified information. Edward Snowden »
The one-minute teaser offers a recap of the career of whistleblower Edward Snowden: “Army recruit at 21; joined CIA at 22; Nsa contractor at 25; By age 29, the most wanted man in the world.”
The trailer concludes with an upside-down U.S. flag bearing the motto, “One nation, under surveillance, for liberty and justice for all.”
Snowden was charged in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Justice with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property, and his passport was revoked a week later by the U.S. Department of State. He was granted temporary asylum by Russia last year.
- Dave McNary
The Teaser Trailer for Open Road Film’s upcoming thriller, Snowden, has arrived. Written and directed by Academy Award®-Winning Director Oliver Stone, Snowden features an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Academy Award®-Winning Director Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Release Date: December 25, 2015 Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage Director: Oliver Stone Producers: Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff, Philip Schulz-Deyle Writer: Kieran Fitzgerald, »
Snowden hits theaters everywhere on December 25, 2015.
Snowden features an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.
- Michelle McCue
Before you see Oliver Stone's Snowden, you should probably get to know subject Edward Snowden a little bit. The first teaser for the film will give you the highlights of Snowden's life before he became "the most wanted man in the world" at age 29. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is playing the infamous whistle-blower opposite Shailene Woodley, Zachary Quinto, Melissa Leo, Nicolas Cage, Rhys Ifans, and Tom Wilkinson. It's based on two books: The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. The movie is due out in theaters on Christmas Day, so you can definitely expect a full trailer and more pictures in the coming months. »
Oliver Stone is notorious for his button-pushing depictions of U.S. history, and this Christmas will see the W. director add another incendiary chapter to his filmography in Snowden, a biopic about the “most wanted man in the world.”
Shot in May and quickly edited as to get into the awards race this year, Snowden looks at the unusual life of former CIA employee and government contractor Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked information from the National Security Agency (Nsa) that uncovered invasive and unconstitutional global surveillance programs carried out in conjunction with telecommunications companies and European governments. The revelations led to a global outcry and Snowden being branded a traitor, forcing him to flee the United States for Russia.
The story of his whistleblowing was the subject of Laura Poitras’ instantly iconic documentary Citizenfour, which is a must-watch for any self-respected U.S. citizen. What Stone has to add is still unclear, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The first trailer for Oliver Stone's Snowden has arrived and it doesn't offer anything more than words leading to "One nation, under surveillance, for liberty and justice for all." Oooooh, deep stuff... The film obviously sets out to tell the story of controversial whistleblower Edward Snowden played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Stone wrote the screenplay based on the books "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man" by Luke Harding and "Time of the Octopus" by Anatoly Kucherena and directed the film, which hits theaters on Dec. 25. Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Olyphant, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Nicolas Cage costar. Watch the trailer below. sb id="1539577" height="272" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
With a tagline like that, you have an idea of what sort of movie Oliver Stone’s Snowden is going to be. Stone has never been one to sugarcoat his politics in his films, so he’s an apt choice to take on a story about the Nsa’s Edward Snowden. And yet as creepy as this trailer is, no additional look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as America’s greatest hero/traitor, depending on which side you sit.
Also starring are Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Nicolas Cage, Zachary Quinto (I think he could’ve made a better Snowden than Jgl), Tom Wilkinson, and Rhys Ifans. Snowden opens Christmas Day, just in time for the Government to add you to their own shopping list. Watch the teaser below:
- Brian Welk
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the infamous NSA whistleblower, with a top-flight cast including Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant. Read More: Nicolas Cage Boards Oliver Stone's "Snowden" roduced by Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff and Philip Schulz-Deyle, the film's script by Kieran Fitzgerald ("The Homesman") and Stone is based on "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man" by Luke Harding and "Time of the Octopus" by Snowden's Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena. "Snowden Files" follows the cyber celebrity from Hawaii to Hong Kong, where he brought earth-shattering surveillance intel to filmmaker Laura Poitras and Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald before seeking asylum in Moscow, which is the focus of Kucherena's thinly fictionalized novel. The Academy Award-honored creative team includes cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Open Road Films has released the first teaser trailer for Oliver Stone’s upcoming thriller Snowden. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as government contracter Edward Snowden and recounts how he obtained and absconded with thousands of classified Nsa documents, which he then disseminated to the press in the interest of informing the public about privacy breaches from its own government. This teaser doesn't show any footage so it doesn't really give us any indication of whether this'll be any good or not--it's more of an announcement that Oliver Stone made an Edward Snowden movie. I'm curious to see what Stone put together, but can't say I'm hopeful just yet given Stone's recent output. JFK was a long time ago. Watch the teaser trailer below. The film opens in theaters on December 25th and also stars Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, and Nicolas Cage. Here's »
- Adam Chitwood
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cafe star in the film which is based on the books "The Snowden Files" and "Time of the Octopus". It is scheduled for release at Christmas.
- Garth Franklin
After American Sniper was the biggest box office draw of 2014, it seems anyone will pay to see Bradley Cooper in uniform again. Deadline reports Cooper is set to produce Ghost Army, a World War II story about an agency tasked with feeding the Nazis fake intelligence about the actual number of American troops, with the hope that Cooper will star. Cooper, Todd Phillips, and Andrew Lazar are producing a script by Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo), working from a non-fiction book entitled The Ghost Army of World War II and a 2013 documentary also titled Ghost Army.
Not even a year after Tom Wilkinson portrayed Lyndon B. Johnson in Selma, Woody Harrelson will now portray our former president in Rob Reiner’s political drama simply titled Lbj. Via Variety, production will begin in the fall on a film about the life of Johnson up through his childhood and how he was »
- Brian Welk
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