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16 Crazy-Random Things We Learned From the Sony Hack

14 December 2014 9:18 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Sony Pictures hack has been a trending topic for weeks now, with headlines getting juicier and juicier as reporters comb through material. (Even Saturday Night Live has taken note - James Franco and Seth Rogen made light of the scandal in a recent episode.) While some information poses threats to Sony's stars and products, other pieces provide a window into the inner workings of Hollywood. Read on to find out what we've learned about Jennifer Lawrence, Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Kanye West, and more stars affected by the massive hack. Kanye West will reportedly appear in a holiday movie costarring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which is expected to hit theaters next year. In 2013, Beyoncé's dad, Matthew Knowles, reportedly approached Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper about a Destiny's Child biopic. "Do we think it would be a successful film? They're on Sony label. I'm just not sure that it's not too soon, »

- Nick-Maslow

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Leonardo DiCaprio Called ‘Despicable’ in New Sony Emails

13 December 2014 1:59 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s widely known that Leonardo DiCaprio was originally supposed to play Steve Jobs but later passed on the upcoming Aaron Sorkin movie. What isn’t common knowledge: how Amy Pascal and the film’s producer took the news.

“Horrible behavior,” producer Mark Gordon wrote. “Actually despicable,” Pascal corrected him.

According to the stolen emails, published by the Daily Beast on Saturday, Gordon had asked the Sony Pictures co-chairman whether DiCaprio’s decision to pull out of the Apple biopic was based on money or not.

Pascal replied “the latter.”

The role ultimately went to Michael Fassbender (after Christian Bale passed, too) and the movie, which originated at Sony, was eventually picked up by Universal Pictures.

Sony declined to comment on this story.

It’s the latest fallout from a paralyzing cyber-attack against Sony Pictures in recent weeks that has seen employee information, personal emails and unreleased movies hit the Web. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Ridley Scott: ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Is Best Script Harrison Ford Has ‘Ever Read’

13 December 2014 9:50 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If you’re worried that the upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel won’t measure up to the 1982 sci-fi cult classic, rest assured. Harrison Ford apparently thinks the script is “the best thing (he’s) ever read.”

Director Ridley Scott told MTV News that the screenplay is not only “written and ready to go,” but that Ford loves it.

“I sent him this (script) and he said, ‘Wow, this is the best thing I’ve ever read,’ so it’s very relevant to what happened (in) the first one,” Scott told MTV News. “I’m not just doing a sequel with lots of action and see how far we can go with the special effects because you can’t really. ‘Blade Runner’ kind of landed on a somehow very credible future. And it’s very difficult to change that because it’s been so influential with everything else.”

Although Scott is debating »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Jeff Daniels for Steve Jobs biopic? Natalie Portman passes on project

13 December 2014 9:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jeff Daniels is being considered for a role in the Steve Jobs biopic.

The Dumb and Dumber To star could be in line to play former Apple CEO John Sculley, according to The Wrap.

The project will be directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, who Daniels has collaborated with on The Newsroom.

Meanwhile, it is understood that Natalie Portman has passed on the role of Steve Jobs' daughter Joanna Hoffman following talks.

The biopic has already seen the loss of original star Christian Bale, and has moved to Universal from Sony .

Michael Fassbender is now attached to star as tech giant Jobs, with Seth Rogen in the role of Steve Wozniak - the co-founder of Apple Inc.

Leaked Sony emails have recently revealed that Sorkin wanted Tom Cruise for the role of Steve Jobs, and apparently claimed not to know who Fassbender was. »

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Best of the Week: Golden Globe Nominations, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Characters Revealed and More

12 December 2014 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News The Golden Globe nominations were announced, with Birdman and Boyhood well represented.The SAG Awards nominations were also announced, with the same two movies on top. Names were revealed for the characters in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Meanwhile, new Star Wars attractions at Disney theme parks will be based on the new movies only. Michael Fassbender is officially playing Steve Jobs.  Another Godzilla movie is in the works from the monster's original Japanese studio. The top 10 movie stars of 2014 were all women. The Sundance Film Festival announced its 2015 selections.  Moviegoers still preferred The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 last weekend. Diane Lane...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Seth Rogen 'objected to Sony CEO's demands to tone down The Interview'

11 December 2014 7:18 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Warning: This article contains spoilers that some readers may prefer to avoid.

Seth Rogen was reportedly told to tone down his new film The Interview by Sony's CEO.

More hacked emails from Sony have emerged via Reuters, suggesting that chief executive Kazuo Hirai ordered Rogen to edit scenes showing North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un being blown up.

Hirai asked Sony Pictures Entertainment's co-chairman Amy Pascal to get in contact with Rogen - who co-directed and stars in the movie - about changing the scenes, but he refused to meet all the demands.

"This is now a story of Americans changing their movie to make North Koreans happy," he allegedly wrote in an email on August 15. "That is a very damning story."

However, the actor did agree to remove some burn marks on Jong-un's face and reduce the amount of "flaming hair" by half.

"The head explosion can't be »

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Is This Kevin Hart's Response to Being Called a "Whore" in Leaked Sony Emails?

11 December 2014 3:20 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Kevin Hart may joke about a lot of things, but his hustle is not one of them. The comedian and actor was one of many stars (including Angelina Jolie and Michael Fassbender) who were targeted in a series of emails that got leaked through the now-infamous hack attack against Sony by a group calling itself Guardians of Peace. In one of the messages, Hart was reportedly called a "whore" by Sony exec Clint Culpepper for asking for more money to promote Think Like a Man Too on his Twitter on top of his $3 million payment. "I'm not saying he's a whore, but he's a whore," Culpepper wrote of the star to Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal. "If he doesn't do his normal routine, his film »

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Everything You Need to Know About the Sony Hacking Scandal Right Now

11 December 2014 2:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Nov. 24 Sony hacking has become a public relations nightmare for the company after employees' personal email exchanges were leaked online. In one exchange, posted on Gawker Dec. 9, producer Scott Rudin called Angelina Jolie "a minimally talented spoiled brat" in emails with Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal. In another, Rudin and Pascal made a series of racial jokes about President Barack Obama. Rudin has since apologized for his comments about Obama, telling Deadline: "I made a series of remarks that were meant only to be funny, but in the cold light of day, they are in fact thoughtless and insensitive … I'm profoundly and deeply sorry. »

- Tara Fower, @waterfowlerta

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Everything You Need to Know About the Sony Hacking Scandal Right Now

11 December 2014 2:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Nov. 24 Sony hacking has become a public relations nightmare for the company after employees' personal email exchanges were leaked online. In one exchange, posted on Gawker Dec. 9, producer Scott Rudin called Angelina Jolie "a minimally talented spoiled brat" in emails with Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal. In another, Rudin and Pascal made a series of racial jokes about President Barack Obama. Rudin has since apologized for his comments about Obama, telling Deadline: "I made a series of remarks that were meant only to be funny, but in the cold light of day, they are in fact thoughtless and insensitive … I'm profoundly and deeply sorry. »

- Tara Fower, @waterfowlerta

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Stephen Fry Confirmed To Host Ee British Academy Film Awards 2015

11 December 2014 1:57 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’re happy to share the news that the wonderful Mr Stephen Fry has been confirmed to return and host the Ee British Academy Film Awards on 8th February 2015 at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden, it’ll be the 10th time Fry has hosted the ceremony and we think he’s a perfect choice, the great man had this to say:

“Hosting the Film Awards has always been a highlight of my year. The opportunity to help the Academy promote filmmaking and encourage cinema-going means a lot to me. I’ve met many heroes and had the honour of introducing many young talents that are now busy forging remarkable careers for themselves. Seeing the photos from each year back I can chart my bewildering changes in weight too…”

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be providing all the coverage we can direct from the event, »

- Dan Bullock

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Ridley Scott on 'Prometheus' and 'Blade Runner' Sequels

11 December 2014 12:08 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Ridley Scott is doing the press rounds for Exodus: gods and Kings, his retelling of the Moses story from the bible. MTV sat down with him , Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, but the main focus of this clip is Ridley Scott, who reveals that he doesn't read press.

So, he's probably fine with you knowing these tidbits from Prometheus 2 and Blade Runner 2.

On Prometheus 2's focus on Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the head of David (Michael Fassbender):

You have to. You can’t have a person go off into the galaxy and have a person who’s still got his head off. Once that head goes back on, he’s really dangerous. But, he’s also very seductive. So maybe he’ll persuade her to help him put the head back.

And on Blade Runner 2 and Harrison Ford's involvement:

Harrison and I really get on rather well. »

- Da7e

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Amy Pascal, Scott Rudin apologise for racially insensitive Obama emails

11 December 2014 11:12 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin have apologised following the controversy surrounding leaked email conversations.

The executives issued statements after the publication of a leaked email conversation from last November about Pascal's then-upcoming meeting with President Obama, containing remarks widely construed as racially insensitive.

The exchange, which was originally published by Buzzfeed, featured the pair speculating about what the president's favourite movies may be, going on to name titles such as Django Unchained, 12 Years a Slave and Lee Daniels' The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker as White House butler Cecil Gaines.

"The content of my emails to Scott were insensitive and inappropriate, but are not an accurate reflection of who I am," said Pascal.

"Although this was a private communication that was stolen, I accept full responsibility for what I wrote and apologise to everyone who was offended."

Rudin told Deadline: "Private emails between friends and colleagues written in haste and without much thought or sensitivity, »

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Ridley Scott Reveals Details For Prometheus 2 And Blade Runner Sequel

11 December 2014 10:50 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With Exodus: Gods And Kings opening this week, Ridley Scott is once more back in the limelight – as are Prometheus 2 and the Blade Runner sequel. Long-rumored, the two films seem to have been in the offing for years, but Scott has been rather short on the details. That’s changing, though, as the director revealed to MTV News (via Screen Rant) some of what he has planned on the two films.

Discussing the possibilities for Prometheus 2, here’s what Scott had to say about the return of Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and android David (Michael Fassbender):

You have to. You can’t have a person go off into the galaxy and have a person who’s still got his head off. Once that head goes back on, he’s really dangerous, but he’s also very seductive. So maybe he’ll persuade her to help him put the head back. »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Stuhlbarg To Join Steve Jobs Movie

11 December 2014 10:28 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Boardwalk Empire alum Michael Stuhlbarg has signed on to a highly promising follow-up project today, with word that he’s set to portray a journalist in Universal’s Danny Boyle-directed, Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs movie.

The project has been making headlines a lot lately. First, Michael Fassbender was locked into place to portray the late Apple founder. Then, the project lost its funding when Sony unexpectedly put it into turnaround (though Universal was quick to swoop in). More recently, Jeff Daniels landed the supporting role of former Apple CEO John Sculley, and leaked emails from Sony called the script, which adapts William Isaacson’s Steve Jobs, “brilliant” and “masterful.”

The film will take part in three distinct acts, following Jobs during three stressful, high-profile product launches including the first Macintosh in 1984 and Apple’s 2001 debut of the iPod. It has been described as more like a play than a typical Hollywood biopic, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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President Obama -- Loves Slavery Movies & Kevin Hart ... Sony Execs Joke in Leaked Emails

11 December 2014 9:16 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

10:00 Am Pt -- Rudin is now apologizing, saying ... "Private emails between friends and colleagues written in haste and without much thought or sensitivity, even when the content of them is meant to be in jest, can result in offense where none was intended. " He adds the comments were insensitive and not at all funny -- and he is "profoundly and deeply sorry" to anyone he offended.For her part, Pascal says even though the »

- TMZ Staff

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Scott Talks "Prometheus," "Runner" Sequels

11 December 2014 8:43 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Continuing press rounds for the Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," filmmaker Ridley Scott offered some more updates on both the "Prometheus" and "Blade Runner" sequels.

Speaking with MTV News, Scott confirms "Prometheus 2" will pick up directly or soon after the ending of the first film with the story of Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the android David (Michael Fassbender):

"You have to. You can't have a person go off into the galaxy and have a person who's still got his head off. Once that head goes back on, he's really dangerous, but he's also very seductive. So maybe he'll persuade her to help him put the head back."

He also confirmed he's still undecided on directing the "Blade Runner" sequel as reported a few weeks back, but says the script is written and ready to go. He also spoke about Harrison Ford's involvement as apparently the search »

- Garth Franklin

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Aaron Sorkin Bashes Michael Fassbender, Dismisses Him For Role in Leaked Sony Emails; Producer Jokes About Star's Manhood

11 December 2014 8:31 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

It’s time for Aaron Sorkin to pen an apology note! The Oscar-winning writer and producer, 53, known for being the voice behind hit shows and films like The West Wing, The Newsroom, and 2010’s The Social Network, became yet another victim of the massive company-wide Sony hack when emails between him and Spe co-chairman Amy Pascal surfaced.  At the time, Sorkin was looking for someone to star in his upcoming Steve Jobs biopic when Pascal floated the name of Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender into the conversation.  “I don't [...] »

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Aaron Sorkin Wanted Tom Cruise to Play Steve Jobs

11 December 2014 8:21 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

There has been a lot of crazy drama surrounding Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie that Sony Pictures dropped, and you should read about all of it here. It’s really entertaining and interesting stuff. Universal Pictures ended up picking up the film project with Michael Fassbender attached to play Jobs. Before he ended up in the role, though, the only other two actors we knew about to be up for the project were Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale.

Turns out, just a couple of months ago Tom Cruise, Tobey Maguire, and Matthew McConaughey were also in the running. Sorkin’s favorite for the lead role though was Cruise. He wanted the actor in the role bad, which would have been really quite interesting to see. 

Before Sony ditched the project, Sorkin was pushing for Cruise in a couple of emails that he shot off to the studio executives. »

- Joey Paur

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Stephen Fry to Return for 10th Time as BAFTA Film Awards Host

11 December 2014 6:29 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British actor and TV presenter Stephen Fry is to return as the host of BAFTA’s film awards. It will be the 10th time Fry has hosted the ceremony.

The awards, which take place on Feb. 8 at the Royal Opera House in London, will be broadcast on BBC One in the U.K., and in all major territories around the world.

Fry said: “Hosting the film awards has always been a highlight of my year. The opportunity to help the Academy promote filmmaking and encourage cinema-going means a lot to me. I’ve met many heroes and had the honor of introducing many young talents that are now busy forging remarkable careers for themselves. Seeing the photos from each year back I can chart my bewildering changes in weight too…”

The BAFTA film awards nominations will be revealed on Jan. 9 at BAFTA headquarters in London, and the event will be »

- Leo Barraclough

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Mike Fleming: How Long Can Sony Stay Silent In Brutal Hacked E-Mail Fusillade?

11 December 2014 5:39 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Updated Thursday, 5:30 Am, adding more context and information below.

Exclusive: How long is Sony Pictures going to silently endure this full-on assault, in which cyber-terrorists are using media outlets to deliver salvos of hacked private e-mails to embarrass and sabotage the regime of Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton?

Wednesday night was particularly bad. Tabloid-style reports hit both trades, focusing on hacked documents about a racially tinged e-mail exchange between Sony Pictures Entertainment chief Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin. In a lame attempt at humor, they speculated what films President Barack Obama might like, as they discussed an Obama fundraiser held by Jeffrey Katzenberg in 2013. All of the offerings they came up with were black-themed films.

Is it possible their track records for quality, thoughtful films and collaborations with top talent can be set aside and that Rudin and Pascal could be tarred and defined by momentary lapses and »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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