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The Beguiled’s Sofia Coppola Talks ‘Sisterly’ Bond with Kirsten Dunst and Flipping the Script on the Classic

22 June 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sofia Coppola’s latest film, The Beguiled, wowed audiences at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and Coppola took home the festival’s coveted Best Director honors in addition to a shower of positive reviews.

Sitting down with People at the festival in May, Coppola opened up about her award-winning project, especially her relationship with lead actress Kirsten Dunst, 35, with whom she shares a storied history.

“I’ve known Kirsten since she was 16,” said Coppola, “It was fun to see play a part that was so different for her. She plays a very quiet, repressed woman. It’s so the opposite of her personality. »

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Bypassed Palme d'Or Contenders Academy Award Chances? From Haneke's Latest to Pattinson Thriller

20 June 2017 8:14 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Good Time' with Robert Pattinson: All but completely bypassed at the Cannes Film Festival, Ben and Joshua Safdie's crime thriller – co-written by Joshua Safdie and Ronald Bronstein – may turn out to be a key contender in various categories next awards season. Bypassed Palme d'Or contenders (See previous post re: Cannes winners Diane Kruger & Sofia Coppola's Oscar chances.) The Cannes Film Festival has historically been both U.S.- and eurocentric. In other words, filmmaking from other countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific tend to be ignored either at the awards ceremony or at the very outset – in other words, they don't even get the chance to compete for the Palme d'Or. This year was no different, with a mere two non-u.S., non-European productions (or co-productions) among the 19 films in the Official Competition: Naomi Kawase's Japanese romantic drama Radiance and Hong Sang-soo's South Korean romantic drama The Day After. Both came out empty-handed. Among the other movies that failed to win any of the Official Competition awards, several may have a shot in some category or other come Oscar time. Notably: The socially conscious family drama Happy End, produced by veteran Margaret Ménégoz (Pauline at the Beach, Europa Europa) and a Sony Pictures Classics release in North America. Dir.: Michael Haneke. Cast: Isabelle Huppert. Jean-Louis Trintignant. Mathieu Kassovitz. The mix of time-bending mystery and family drama Wonderstruck, a Roadside Attractions / Amazon Studios release (on Oct. 20) in the U.S. Dir.: Todd Haynes. Cast: Julianne Moore. Millicent Simmonds. Cory Michael Smith. The crime drama Good Time, an A24 release (on Aug. 11) in the U.S. Dir.: Ben and Joshua Safdie. Cast: Robert Pattinson. Jennifer Jason Leigh. Barkhad Abdi. Cannes non-win doesn't mean weaker Oscar chances It's good to remember that the lack of a Cannes Film Festival win doesn't necessarily reduce a film's, a director's, a screenwriter's, or a performer's Oscar chances. Case in point: last year's Cannes Best Actress “loser” Isabelle Huppert for Elle. Here are a few other recent examples of Cannes non-winners in specific categories that went on to receive Oscar nods: Carol (2015), Best Actress (Cate Blanchett) nominee. Two Days, One Night / Deux jours, une nuit (2014), Best Actress (Marion Cotillard) nominee. The Great Beauty / La grande bellezza (2013), Best Foreign Language Film winner. The Hunt / Jagten (2012), Best Foreign Language Film nominee (at the 2013 Academy Awards). The Artist (2011), Best Picture and Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius) Oscar winner. And here's a special case: Amour leading lady and 2012 Best Actress Oscar nominee Emmanuelle Riva could not have won the Best Actress Award at Cannes, as current festival rules prevent Palme d'Or winners from taking home any other Official Competition awards. In other words, Isabelle Huppert (again), Julianne Moore, and Robert Pattinson – and their respective films – could theoretically remain strong Oscar contenders despite the absence of Cannes Film Festival Official Competition victories. Mohammad Rasoulof and Leslie Caron among other notable Cannes winners Besides those already mentioned in this article, notable winners at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival include: Mohammad Rasoulof's A Man of Integrity. Having infuriated Iran's theocracy, in 2010 Rasoulof was sentenced to a year in prison following accusations of “filming without a permit.” He has been out on bail. In 2011, Rasoulof won the Un Certain Regard sidebar's Best Director Award for Goodbye. Two years later, his Un Certain Regard entry Manuscripts Don't Burn won the International Film Critics' Fipresci Prize. Veteran Leslie Caron and her 17-year-old pet rescue dog Tchi Tchi shared the Palm DogManitarian Award for their work in the British television series The Durrells in Corfu / The Durrells. Caron, who will be turning 86 on July 1, made her film debut in Vincente Minnelli's 1951 musical An American in Paris – that year's Best Picture Academy Award winner. She would be shortlisted twice for the Best Actress Oscar: Lili (1953) and The L-Shaped Room (1963). Last year, she was the subject of Larry Weinstein's documentary Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star and will next be seen in Thomas Brunot's short The Perfect Age. Faces Places / Visages, villages, which offers a tour of the French countryside, won Cannes' Golden Eye Award for Best Documentary. The directors are veteran Agnès Varda (Cléo from 5 to 7, Vagabond), who turned 89 on May 30, and photographer/muralist Jr. Faces Places is supposed to be Varda's swan song, following a career spanning more than six decades. Her 2008 César-winning documentary The Beaches of Agnès was one of the 15 semi-finalists for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar. See below a comprehensive list of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival winners. Leslie Caron in 'The Durrells in Corfu.' TV series a.k.a. 'The Durrells' earned the veteran two-time Best Actress Oscar nominee ('Lili,' 1953; 'The L-Shaped Room,' 1963) and her dog companion Tchi Tchi this year's Palm DogManitarian Award at the Cannes Film Festival. 2017 Cannes Film Festival winners Official Competition Palme d'Or: The Square (dir.: Ruben Östlund). Grand Prix: 120 Beats per Minute (dir.: Robin Campillo). Jury Prize: Loveless (dir.: Andrey Zvyagintsev). Best Screenplay (tie): The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou. You Were Never Really Here, Lynne Ramsay. Best Actress: Diane Kruger, In the Fade. Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here. Best Director: Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled. Best Short Film: A Gentle Night (dir.: Qiu Yang). Short Film Special Mention: Katto (dir.: Teppo Airaksinen).   Un Certain Regard Un Certain Regard Award: A Man of Integrity (dir.: Mohammad Rasoulof). Jury Prize: April's Daughter / Las hijas de abril (dir.: Michel Franco). Best Director: Taylor Sheridan, Wind River. Best Actress / Best Performance: Jasmine Trinca, Fortunata. Prize for Best Poetic Narrative: Barbara (dir.: Mathieu Amalric).   International Film Critics' Fipresci Prize Official Competition:  120 Beats per Minute. Un Certain Regard: Closeness (dir.: Kantemir Balagov). Directors' Fortnight: The Nothing Factory / A Fábrica de Nada (dir.: Pedro Pinho).   Directors' Fortnight / Quinzaine des Réalisateurs Prix Sacd (Société des Auteurs Compositeurs Dramatiques) (tie): Lover for a Day / L'amant d'un jour (dir.: Philippe Garrel). Let the Sunshine In / Un beau soleil intérieur (dir.: Claire Denis). C.I.C.A.E. Art Cinema Award: The Rider (dir.: Chloe Zhao). Europa Cinemas Label: A Ciambra (dir.: Jonas Carpignano). Prix Illy for Best Short Film: Back to Genoa City / Retour à Genoa City (dir.: Benoît Grimalt).   Critics' Week Grand Prize: Makala (dir.: Emmanuel Gras). Visionary Award: Gabriel and the Mountain / Gabriel e a Montanha (dir.: Fellipe Barbosa). Gan Foundation Award for Distribution: Version Originale Condor, French distributor of Gabriel and the Mountain. Sacd Award: Léa Mysius, Ava. Discovery Award for Best Short Film: Los desheredados (dir.: Laura Ferrés). Canal+ Award for Best Short Film: The Best Fireworks Ever / Najpienkniejsze Fajerwerki Ever (dir.: Aleksandra Terpinska).   Other Cannes Film Festival 2017 Awards 70th Anniversary prize: Nicole Kidman. Caméra d'Or for Best First Film: Montparnasse Bienvenue / Jeune femme (dir.: Léonor Serraille). Golden Eye Award for Best Documentary: Faces Places / Visages, Villages (dir.: Agnès Varda, Jr). Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: Radiance (dir.: Naomi Kawase). Queer Palm: 120 Beats per Minute. Queer Palm for Best Short Film: Islands / Les îles (dir.: Yann Gonzalez). Cannes Soundtrack Award for Best Composer: Daniel Lopatin, Good Time. Vulcan Prize for Artist Technicians: Josefin Åsberg, The Square. Kering Women in Motion Award: Isabelle Huppert. Palm Dog: Einstein the Dog for The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). Palm DogManitarian Award: Leslie Caron and the dog Tchi Tchi for The Durrells in Corfu. Chopard Trophy for Male/Female Revelation: George MacKay and Anya Taylor-Joy.   This article was originally published at Alt Film Guide ( »

- Steph Mont.

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More Cannes Winners: Diane Kruger to Become the New Isabelle Huppert + Best Director Coppola Oscar Chances?

20 June 2017 8:05 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'In the Fade' with Diane Kruger: Fatih Akin's German-language Avenging Woman drama may give its star the chance to become next awards season Isabelle Huppert. Diane Kruger: 2017–2018 awards season's Isabelle Huppert? The 2003 Cannes Film Festival's Female Revelation Chopard Trophy winner, Diane Kruger was Cannes' 2017 Best Actress winner for Fatih Akin's In the Fade / Aus dem Nichts. If Akin's German drama finds a U.S. distributor before the end of the year, Kruger could theoretically become the Isabelle Huppert of the 2017–2018 awards season – that is, in case the former does become a U.S. critics favorite while we stretch things a bit regarding the Kruger-Huppert commonalities. Just a bit, as both are European-born Best Actress Cannes winners who have been around for a while (in Huppert's case, for quite a while). Perhaps most importantly, like Huppert in Paul Verhoeven's Elle, Kruger plays a woman out for revenge in In the Fade. Diane Kruger-Isabelle Huppert 'differences' There is, however, one key difference between the two characters: in Elle, Huppert wants to avenge her own rape; in In the Fade, Kruger wants to avenge the death of her Turkish husband (Numan Acar) and their son (Rafael Santana) at the hands of white supremacist terrorists. Another key difference, this time about the Kruger-Huppert Cannes Film Festival connection: although Isabelle Huppert became a U.S. critics favorite – and later a Best Actress Oscar nominee – for her performance in Elle, her (unanimous) Best Actress Cannes win was for another movie, Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher / La pianiste back in 2001. At that time, Huppert also became a U.S. critics favorite (winning Best Actress honors in San Diego and San Francisco; a runner-up in Los Angeles and New York), but, perhaps because of the psychological drama's sexually charged nature, she failed to receive a matching Oscar nod. Last year's Cannes Best Actress, by the way, was Jaclyn Jose for Brillante Mendoza's Philippine drama Ma' Rosa. Huppert had been in contention as well, as Elle was in the running for the Palme d'Or. Diane Kruger Best Actress Oscar nomination chances? A Best Actress nomination for Diane Kruger at the German Academy Awards (a.k.a. Lolas) – for her first German-language starring role – is all but guaranteed. Curiously, that would be her first. As for a Best Actress Oscar nod, that's less certain. For starters, unlike the mostly well-reviewed Elle, In the Fade has sharply divided critics. The Hollywood Reporter, for one, summarized Akin's film as a “thriller made riveting by an emotional performance from Diane Kruger,” while The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw called it a “mediocre revenge drama” with “a not particularly good” star turn. Besides, since the year 2000 just one “individual” Best Actress Cannes winner has gone on to receive an Oscar nomination for the same performance: Rooney Mara*, who, though one of the two leads in Todd Haynes' Carol (2011), was shortlisted in the Oscars' Best Supporting Actress category so as not to compete with her co-star and eventual Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett. Then there's the special case of Penélope Cruz; the 2006 Best Actress Oscar nominee – for Pedro Almodóvar's Volver – was a Cannes winner as part of that family comedy-drama ensemble†. And finally, despite their Cannes Best Actress win for performances in (at least partly) English-language films, no less than seven other actresses have failed to be shortlisted for the Academy Awards this century. Björk, Dancer in the Dark (2000). Maggie Cheung, Clean (2004). Hanna Laslo, Free Zone (2005). Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist (2009). Juliette Binoche, Certified Copy (2010). Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia (2011). Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars (2014). Coincidentally, that same year Moore starred in Still Alice, which eventually earned her the Best Actress Oscar. Warner Bros. will be distributing In the Fade in Germany later this year. Regarding the Oscars, whether late in 2017 or late in 2018, seems like it would be helpful if Diane Kruger got a hold of Isabelle Huppert's – and/or Marion Cotillard's and Jean Dujardin's – U.S.-based awards season publicists. * Rooney Mara shared the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award with Emmanuelle Bercot for My King / Mon roi. † Also in the Cannes-winning Volver ensemble: Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Chus Lampreave, and Yohana Cobo. 'The Beguiled' trailer: Colin Farrell cast in the old Clint Eastwood role in Sofia Coppola's readaptation of Civil War-set, lust & circumstance drama. Sofia Coppola ends Cannes female drought About 13 years ago, Sofia Coppola became the first American woman to be shortlisted for the Best Director Academy Award – for the Tokyo-set drama Lost in Translation, starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. Coppola eventually lost in that category to Peter Jackson for the blockbuster The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, but she did take home that year's Best Original Screenplay Oscar statuette. There haven't been any other Oscar nominations since, but her father-daughter drama Somewhere, toplining Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning, was the controversial Golden Lion winner at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. This year, Coppola has become only the second woman to win the Cannes Film Festival's Best Director Award – for The Beguiled, an American Civil War-set drama based on Thomas P. Cullinan's 1966 novel of the same name (originally published as A Painted Devil). With shades of Rumer Godden's Black Narcissus, The Beguiled follows a wounded Union soldier as he finds refuge at a girls' boarding school in Virginia. Sexual tension and assorted forms of pathological behavior ensue. Tenuous Cannes-Oscar Best Director connection From 2000 to 2016, 20 filmmakers† have taken home the Cannes Film Festival's Best Director Award. Of these, only four have gone on to receive matching Best Director Oscar nominations – but no wins: David Lynch, Mulholland Dr. (2001). Alejandro González Iñárritu, Babel (2006). Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007). Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher (2014). Four other Cannes Best Director winners were bypassed by the Academy even though their movies featured – at least a sizable chunk of – English-language dialogue: Joel Coen, The Man Who Wasn't There§ (2001). Paul Thomas Anderson, Punch-Drunk Love (2002). Gus Van Sant, Elephant (2004). Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive (2011). In other words, a Best Director Cannes Film Festival win is no guarantee of a Best Director Academy Award nomination. Ultimately, Sofia Coppola's chances of an Oscar nod in the Best Director category depend on how well The Beguiled is received among Los Angeles and New York film circles, and how commercially successful – for an “arthouse movie” – it turns out to be. † During that period, there were three Cannes Film Festival Best Director ties: 2001: Joel Coen for The Man Who Wasn't There§ & David Lynch for Mulholland Dr. 2002: Im Kwon-taek for Painted Fire & Paul Thomas Anderson for Punch-Drunk Love. 2016: Cristian Mungiu for Graduation & Olivier Assayas for Personal Shopper. Both films opened in the U.S. in spring 2017 and may thus be eligible for the upcoming awards season. § Ethan Coen co-directed The Man Who Wasn't There, but didn't receive credit in that capacity. 'The Beguiled' with Nicole Kidman. The Best Actress Oscar winner ('The Hours,' 2002) had two movies in the Cannes Film Festival's Official Competition; the other one was 'The Killing of the Secret Deer,' also with Colin Farrell. Moreover, Kidman was the recipient of Cannes' special 70th Anniversary Prize. 'Sly' & 'elegant' Also adapted by Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled will be distributed in the U.S. by Oscar veteran Focus Features (Brokeback Mountain, The Danish Girl). The film has generally received positive notices – e.g., “sly” and “elegant” in the words of Time magazine's Stephanie Zacharek – and could well become a strong awards season contender in various categories. The cast includes The Killing of a Sacred Deer actors Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell, in addition to Kirsten Dunst (the star of Coppola's Marie Antoinette), Somewhere actress Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence, Addison Riecke, Angourie Rice, and Emma Howard. As an aside, Cullinan's novel also served as the basis for Don Siegel's The Beguiled (1971), a Southern Gothic effort adapted by Irene Kamp and former Hollywood Ten member Albert Maltz. In the cast of what turned out to be a major box office flop: Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, and Jo Ann Harris. Women directors at Cannes & the Oscars For the record, Soviet filmmaker Yuliya Solntseva was the Cannes Film Festival's first Best Director winner, for The Story of the Flaming Years back in 1961. The only woman to have directed a Palme d'Or winner is Jane Campion, for The Piano (1993). Early in 1994, Campion became the second woman to be shortlisted for an Academy Award in the Best Director category. The first one was Lina Wertmüller for Seven Beauties (1976). 'A Gentle Night' & 'Montparnasse Bienvenue' Qiu Yang's short film Palme d'Or winner A Gentle Night should be automatically eligible for the 2018 Academy Awards. But competition, as usual, will be fierce. In the last decade, the only short film Palme d'Or winner to have received an Oscar nomination is Juanjo Giménez Peña's Timecode (2016), in the Best Live Action Short Film category. This article was originally published at Alt Film Guide ( »

- Steph Mont.

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Diane Kruger joins Robert Zemeckis’ Marwencol adaptation

17 June 2017 2:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

THR is reporting that Diane Kruger has signed on to star alongside Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming feature film adaptation of Jeff Malmberg’s acclaimed 2010 documentary Marwencol.

Zemeckis has spent several years in development on the project, which revolves around a man (Carell) who, after a violent assault, builds a miniature World War Two-era village with action figures and dolls and uses it as a form of escape, populating it with alter-egos of himself, his friends and his attackers. It is being described by Universal as “one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.”

Production on the as-yet-untitled adaptation is slated to begin in the fall, with a cast that also includes Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae and Eiza Gonzalez. It is set for release on November 21st, 2018. »

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Sydney 2017: In The Fade review: Dir. Fatih Akin (2017)

16 June 2017 11:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

In The Fade review: Diane Kruger leads the cast of this German-language feature from director Fatih Akin, a film that is part-courtroom drama, part revenge-thriller, all set around a family tragedy, a bombing in central Hamburg.

In The Fade review by Paul Heath, May 2017.

In The Fade review

The Family, Justice, and The Sea are the titles give to the three very distinct parts of this film, each of them kicking off with amateur video footage setting the scene. The first opens in what appears to be in a prison with one of the inmates dressed in a white tuxedo. This is Nuri (Numan Acar), a German-Turkish man who is about to marry his bride, Diane Kruger’s Katja, a tattooed hipster waiting for him in the visitor’s room. Fast-forward a couple of years’ post title card and we’re in the family home, the couple now with child, »

- Paul Heath

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Diane Kruger Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Drama

16 June 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Diane Kruger has joined Steve Carell in the untitled Robert Zemeckis movie, based on Jeff Malmberg’s 2010 documentary “Marwencol.”

The project, set up two years ago at Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers, centers on a man who recovers from an assault by building a miniature World War II-era village in his backyard. The documentary won awards from the Boston Society of Film Critics and SXSW. Carell came on to the project in April.

Zemeckis is directing and producing from a screenplay he wrote with Caroline Thompson. Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke of Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers banner also produce, alongside Cherylanne Martin (“The Pacific,” “Flight”). Malmberg is executive producing with Jackie Levine. Maradith Frenkel and Chloe Yellin will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.

Kruger has been cast in the role of Deja Thoris, the Belgian Witch of Marwencol in the world of the backyard village. Variety reported last month that Leslie Mann »

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Diane Kruger Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Drama (Exclusive)

16 June 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Diane Kruger, coming off her best actress win at the Cannes Film Festival, has joined Steve Carell in Universal’s untitled Robert Zemeckis project.

The movie is casting up ahead of its fall shoot and the call sheet already includes Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae and Baby Driver actress Eiza Gonzalez.  

The untitled feature is based on Jeff Malmberg's 2010 doc Marwencol, which followed a man who builds a miniature World War Two-era village with action figures and dolls as a way to recover from a violent assault. The studio is describing the project as “one broken man’s fight as he »

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Here's What Chrissy Teigen, Hugh Jackman & More of Your Favorite Celebs Looked Like in High School

16 June 2017 5:45 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Even the world’s most glamorous people had to go through the pains and gains of teen years.

Read on to see what these 18 stars were up to — from goofing off with friends to hitting the field in uniform — before they started dazzling us on red carpets.

Katie Holmes was a proud theater geek.

Lupita Nyong’o rocked a natural eyebrow look.

Hugh Jackman had no qualms about donning a kilt.

Ewan McGregor proudly flaunted his stonewashed jeans and new car.

Heidi Klum had an early affinity for glam looks.

Blake lively and her cheer squad always had each other’s backs. »

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James Mangold to Direct Taylor Sheridan-Scripted ‘Disorder’ Remake

11 June 2017 8:53 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of our the most overlooked films last year was Alice Winocour‘s home-invasion thriller Disorder, starring Diane Kruger and Matthias Schoenaerts. As shot by Georges Lechaptois, his claustrophobic vision tracks Schoenarts’ physicality with a unnerving touch as the threat of terror creeps around every frame. We’ve known for some time a remake was in the works scripted by Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Sicario, Wind River), and now it’s found a director.

According to Deadline, Logan director James Mangold is now attached to helm the remake at Sony and it’s planned to be his next film. As for what differences to expect from the original, the trade reports Sheridan “changed the soldier’s affliction, added a romance, set the whole thing in Majorca and created a potential franchise character.” While that last aspect is a bit troubling, Mangold does have experience in creating worthwhile remakes after 3:10 to Yuma, »

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Logan’s James Mangold to direct Disorder remake

10 June 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fresh off the critical and commercial success of the X-Men movie Logan, director James Mangold has found his next project, with Deadline reporting that he is set to helm an English-language remake of Alice Winocour’s Fresh-Belgian thriller Disorder, which starred Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone) and Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds).

The remake has been penned by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water) and is said to be seen as a potential franchise starter. Sheridan is going to do another pass on the script with Mangold’s input, and Sony and producers Escape Artists are looking to fast track the project into production.

The synopsis for the original Disorder reads: “Vincent, a French Special Forces soldier just back from Afghanistan, is suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder. He is hired to ensure the security of Jessie, the wife of a rich Lebanese businessman at their luxurious villa, “Maryland”. As »

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James Mangold and Taylor Sheridan Team for ‘Disorder’ Remake

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

It's about to get gritty af in here, guys. Logan helmer James Mangold is teaming with Sicario and Hell or High Water screenwriter Taylor Sheridan for a remake of the 2015 French thriller Disorder. Deadline reports that Sony is "fast tracking" the project with Escape Artists' (The Equalizer, Seven Pounds) Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch producing. The original film, alternately titled Maryland, was written and directed by Mustang scribe Alice Wincour and starred Matthias Schoenaerts as an ex-Special Forces soldier struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder who is hired to protect the wife (Diane Kruger) and … »

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‘Logan’s’ James Mangold to Direct ‘Disorder’ Remake for Sony

7 June 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony has tapped “Logan” director James Mangold to helm a remake of the 2015 French action movie “Disorder.”

Taylor Sheridan, who received a best original screenplay Academy Award nomination for “Hell or High Water,” is writing the screenplay for the remake. Escape Artists partners Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch are producing with Tony Shaw.

Disorder” was directed by Alice Winocour and starred Matthias Schoenaerts as an ex-soldier with Ptsd hired to protect the wife and child of a businessman. Diane Kruger also starred. It was screened in competition in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.


Playback: James Mangold on a Hard-r ‘Logan’ and Wolverine’s Western DNA

Logan” was a major success for Mangold and Fox, with worldwide box office at $612 million. Mangold’s credits include “Walk the Line,” “Girl, Interrupted,” “3:10 to Yuma,” and “The Wolverine.”

Mangold is also attached to develop and »

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James Mangold To Direct Taylor Sheridan Penned ‘Disorder’ Remake

7 June 2017 12:48 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If the highest compliment a foreign or arthouse film can receive is decent distribution in the United States, than the second highest compliment would be a remake. The latter honor will fall upon Alice Wincour‘s “Disorder” starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger, which premiered at Cannes in 2015 (we gave the “part home-invasion film, part bodyguard romance and part Ptsd drama” a B grade) and then quietly opened in cinemas the following year.

Continue reading James Mangold To Direct Taylor Sheridan Penned ‘Disorder’ Remake at The Playlist. »

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10 Stunning Looks and 3 Head Scratchers From the Cdfa Fashion Awards: From Heidi Klum to Kerry Washington!

6 June 2017 1:14 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The bold and the beautiful! On Monday night the Council of Fashion Designers of America held their annual fashion awards, honoring the best in style and design. Naturally, a slew of stars came out for the event, rocking their favorite designers and lending their support.

And while some ladies wowed at the CFDAs, others left us scratching our heads with their bizarre looks.

Watch: Exclusive: Nicole Kidman Gushes Over Hockey Date Nights With Keith Urban: 'Go Preds!'

Here are some of the best and strangest:

Heidi Klum: Hit

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The 44-year-old supermodel flaunted her impressive curves and enviable body in this white draped Zac Posen gown.

Bella Hadid: Hit

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Daring to be different, the 20-year-old supermodel sported a Barbie pink Virgil Abloh suit wrap dress that gave off major ‘80s vibes.

Janelle Monae: Hit

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Cfda Fashion Awards 2017: The Full Winners List!

5 June 2017 6:19 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lights, cameras, fashion! The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (otherwise known as the Academy Awards of the fashion world) took place tonight at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, and although fans of the annual event were not able to witness all of it's high-fashion beauty on the small screen, we're here to keep you up to speed on who took home an award at the fashionable event.  Some very famous faces, including Heidi Klum, Diane Kruger, Olivia Palermo, Mandy Moore, Olivia Munn and more, attended the glittering event. As previously noted, the 2017 Cfda Fashion Awards, in partnership with Swarovski for the sixteenth year, was hosted by funny man Seth Meyers, who »

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Screen Time: Cannes best actress Diane Kruger talks 'In The Fade'

2 June 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Watch: Screen caught up with German actress, who starred in Fatih Akin’s Competition film.

Screen sat down at Cannes Film Festival with Diane Kruger to discuss her role in Fatih Akin’s In The Fade, which played in Competition this year and won her the festival’s best actress prize.

She talks about taking on a kind of role she had never been offered before, and the challenge of working in a politically-charged film.

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Wonder Woman: Here's What Chemist Dr. Maru Looks Like Without That Mask

1 June 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

There are a few notable bad guys floating around in Wonder Woman - the German army, Ludendorff (Danny Huston), etc. - but the most mysterious supervillain is evil Wwi chemist Dr. Maru. Fans of the comics will know her as Doctor Poison (which some of the soldiers off-handedly dub her in the movie), and this version of the character makes it her mission to create a chemical weapon so strong that it would quite literally melt the faces off their opposition. Her experiments leave her with a deformity on the lower half of her face, leaving her hidden behind a facial prosthetic for most of the film. Even still, I couldn't help feeling that I'd seen her somewhere before. Although Dr. Maru is in league with the Germans, she's actually played by Spanish actress Elena Anaya. Her first feature debut was as a young girl in the 1996 Spanish drama África, »

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Diane Kruger Wins Best Actress Award At Cannes, Has To Get Tattoo After Losing Bet

31 May 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Diane Kruger won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in German-language drama Aus dem Nichts (In The Fade). Diane Kruger Wins Best Actress Award At Cannes The 40-year-old took home the prestigious prize for the film, directed by Fatih Akin. Her ex-husband Joshua Jackson gushed about his pride for his ex in […]

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Are Robert Pattinson, Diane Kruger And ‘The Florida Project’ Cannes’ Stealth Oscar Contenders?

31 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The 70th Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, but its films will live on as the march toward awards season begins. 2017 has already delivered one true Oscar player in Luca Guadagnino‘s Sundance breakthrough “Call Me By Your Name” and now Cannes has a chance to add to the coffers of potential contenders. (And, yes, there is the question of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” potentially earning a Best Picture nod, but at this point, I’m not sure it’s more than an Original Screenplay contender, although I reserve the right to change that opinion when we get to September.)

Last year’s surprise awards season player from la Croisette turned out to be “Hell or High Water.” What film or films will keep Cannes’ Oscar streak going this time around? 

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Curzon adds Cannes quartet including 'I Am Not A Witch'

31 May 2017 2:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Claire Denis comedy and Léonor Serraille’s Camera d’Or winner also among haul.

UK art-house kingpin Curzon Artificial Eye has locked up a further four Cannes titles bringing its current haul from the festival to a mighty 10 movies.

New to the slate are Claire Denis’ Let The Sunshine In (Un Beau Soleil Interieur), joint winner of the Sacd award in Directors’ Fortnight, Laurent Cantet’s well-received The Workshop (L’Atelier), Léonor Serraille’s Camera d’Or winner Young Woman (Jeune Femme) and Rungano Nyoni’s striking Directors’ Fortnight entry I Am Not A Witch.

As previously announced the distributor has acquired Palme d’Or winner The Square, Grand Prix winner 120 Beats Per Minute, best screenplay winner The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Fatih Akin’s Competition drama In The Fade (Aus Dem Nichts), for which Diane Kruger won the best actress prize, Michael Haneke’s Happy End and Francois Ozon’s L’Amant Double.  

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